Both scrapbook.com and Fiskateers had a NSD challenge to scrap a layout of your favorite tool. I took a photo of my favorite tool (Fiskars Softouch micro-tip scissors), then had a really surreal moment while I was using my micro-tip scissors to cut out a picture of my micro-tip scissors.
I decided to make my layout into a letter to Fiskars. I love Fiskars. Their products are top-notch and their customer service is second to none.
This was a fun layout to do. It's completely different than anything I've done before. That's what I love most about challenges- they take me outside my comfort zone and push my creativity in a totally new direction.
Whenever possible, I use the leftover scraps, letters, etc. from a layout to make a card. It saves so much time, as the materials are already out and they go together. Plus, it's a good way to use up scraps. I checked the master list of challenges- a monochromatic card. Perfect! I put away the orange leftovers and created a green card using the extra dotted paper and glitter letters. I added green cardstock and a few flowers with brads for a quick and easy card.