I used my December 2013 Add On kit from 3 Scrappy boys to put together this page. The papers in the kit all come from the Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste collection from American Crafts. I really loved how all the papers coordinated with the branding strips, so I left the branding strip and cut half an inch from the top of several of my layouts this month. I don't usually use gems because I don't like the texture of the facets, but since they came in the kit, I figured I'd use them here. I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. They look similar enough to enamel dots that I don't really notice the difference.
I've had my fair share of paper cuts, but for the first time in my crafting history, I actually bled for this layout. I was attacked by my Martha Stuart circle cutter. It would probably tell the story differently, but my version is that I was being completely responsible and carefully removing the cap, when it bit me. It might say that my finger was on the wrong side when I slid the cap off the blade, but in any case, the blade sunk deep into my finger and made a mess of the paper that I cut the circle out of (although it's interesting to note that the paper was thick enough that it didn't ruin the b side).
I hope you'll try this sketch, but don't get hurt in the process. Go over to Simple Sketches and share the layout you make. Thanks for stopping by!