From Flamingo Scraps: Fancy Pants patterned paper (brown), Crate Paper patterned paper (red), Prima patterned paper (cream), Pink Paislee canvas border
Other: My Sentiments Exactly stamp, Rubber Stampede stamp, Staz-On ink, ColorBox ink, Stampin' Up pen, Sketch by Rebecca Peck
I wanted a casual, effortless look for this layout. I decided to stamp the title, starting with a 1 and leaving spaces for the dashes and colons. Only problem- I went through every single stamp I own and not a single dash or colon. Definitely a 'make it work' moment. The dash was easy- I found a smaller alphabet and turned an "i" on its side. I didn't have a single stamp that would function as a colon. I finally thought of something- I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch two tiny holes next to each other, then stenciled the colons.
The "Old School Notebook" message seems really weird to me and not at all what I wanted on my page. But there wasn't a good way to cut off just the alphabet that I wanted. So I ended up using a pen to color the entire top brown, then laid a thin strip of the brown patterned paper over the center to cover the words. The scan doesn't show it well, but I stamped some detail stitching on the brown.
11:11:11 at 11-11-11 captured!