since i knew my weakness was being too slow and because our little group was curious if we could finish at all, we made lambing to Mitch if she can play along with us and assemble for us a kit we can time ourselves with. fortunately, she humored us. big thanks to Visual Creations for having such a talented and sweet shop owner. the contents of the kit were 1 American Crafts paper (Artichoke), 1 Tres Jolie (Birthday Boy), 1 7Gypsies paper (Family Documents), 1 pc. 7G Typewriter Words (Grow) from the Baby set, and a piece of ribbon. the instructions were to use everything in the kit but you may add more. so to it, i added brown Bazzill CS as base and the lace. For scalloping the orange paper, i used the big scallop side of Simply Scrappy's Scalloper One template which may also be bought from Visual Creations. Here is the outcome:
i wanted to see if i can do it in under 3 hours. i failed because i finished in 3 hrs and 25 mins. i did learn though that i should not look at my neighbors' LO because it intimidates me (hahaha!) and that i should not think too much because it will slow me down. although i love the diecut letters, too (QK Studio), it's not a very good idea either if under time pressure, i think. although this is probably a borderline thing because Nita did diecuts on her idol entry at Scrapfest and it looked fabulous.
Journaling reads: Every mother doesn't want to see her child cry but I confess I find pleasure in being there to kiss his tears away and wrap my arms around him until he is ready to smile again.