This is my layout for week #32 for www.52sketches52weeks.com . I just recently joined and L O V E this site. Great people that are not only very talented but nice! They encourage each other and share their scrap secrets. I hope to keep up and just wish I had found it before 2009 had started. If you haven't visited the site you need to check it out. They have tutorials for different techniques that have me fired up to try some new and different things. Thanks Julie Bonner for your creating this wonderful site.
As far as my layout I would mention the new punches from EK Sucess and Martha Stewart. They are called "punch around the page". This loopy punch is two different but coordinating punches. You start by punching your corners and then use the other to punch and repeat your straight sides. I have a feeling there will be many more of these as people will love them. With my enormous stash of papers I actually just purchased these from JoAnn's with their 5 sheets for 95 cents sale this week. The camera didn't capture the finish of the paper but it is very shinny/glossy . It is a two sided paper although I didn't use the reverse. I really enjoy being able to make my journaling strips on my Epson printer since I can use various fonts and sizes plus even choose the color of the ink. Ever since I started doing this I have a hard time just hand writing my journaling.
Our Pearland Yahoo Scrap Group is meeting at my house on Saturday. I am excited to see everyone (those who are willing to make the big drive to the "country" right Rachel???) lol One of the positive things about hosting is not having to haul my stuff or drive. The other is it motivates me to do a little extra cleaning. OK, more like actually cleaning for a change! Isn't that saying "a clean house is a sign of a sick mind?" I really look forward to stuffing my friends and sharing my goodies.