Friday, May 24, 2013
Have you checked out the current issue at Paper Issues? It's called Lifestyles to "Die" For. It's being sponsored by Lifestyle Crafts (formerly QuicKutz). Link up any project, new or old, that features diecuts OR something about your daily life. There are seven prize packs being given away!!
Check out all of the details here.
There are loads of wonderful new things in the Paper Issues store, like the highly sought after Studio Calico Atlantic collection sequins and pretty packs of multi-colored doilies. When you're ready to shop, use code LISA20 to get 20% off your order.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend! I'll be back on Tuesday with a card to share.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
I find myself going back to Little Yellow Bicycle's Just Because collection over and over again. It is so versatile and has worked well for many different types of photos. I've used it for a wedding layout, a heritage page, Valentine's Day projects, a page about friendship and so much more.
Today's page is about helping Alexa deal with middle school drama. Need I say more? It never seems to stop. Hopefully the current issue we've been dealing with is now over but who knows what's lurking around the corner...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This card is the result of pairing some odds and ends that were on my desk. I added a bit of misting (yes, me!) and stamping to the pre-printed bird cage chip, wrapped it with some ribbon and a wood button from Little Yellow Bicycle's Naturals collection and called it done. I wish all of my projects came together this quickly.
Here's a look at the ribbon and button combo:
And here's a look at the card from the side:
I'll be back tomorrow with a new layout to share. Have a great day!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Yes, that's me at the ripe old age of two. My Mom always put an extra candle on our birthday cakes to help us grow an inch. When we got older, she said it was for good luck. The tag inside of the bitty bag contains journaling about that tradition and the other ways Mom made birthdays special.
This page truly is a hodge podge of elements from many manufacturers. The base of the page is from Crate Paper's new Party Day collection. I bought the Scrabble-like paper because I really liked it (and because I'm an avid Scrabble player), with no plans in mind. When it arrived, I was thrilled to see how well it went with my (ahem) vintage photos. The neutral background allowed me to bring in a variety of pretty colors.
Does your family have any special birthday-related traditions? What are they?
Monday, May 20, 2013
I recently shared a fairy-themed birthday card featuring Little Yellow Bicycle's Fern and Forest Girl collection. Today I have another fairy card to show you using the same collection.
Did you notice the pleated border? It comes from the paper crafting kit and was intended to be an accordion flower. I folded the diecut piece along the pre-scored lines, but instead of bringing the two ends together and forming it into a flower, I machine stitched it, as is, into place. I like the look of it as a border. It's a nice design element, adding some "lift" and depth to the card.
Here's a look at the card from the side:
I hope you have a wonderful day, full of little magical moments that make you smile. :) I'll be back tomorrow with another project.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
A family member recently asked me to make a set of greeting cards in a number of different themes. This is just one of the many I made. I used Little Yellow Bicycle's Just Because collection, a bit of twine and a piece of Simple Stories flair. Easy and simple. I like projects like that!
Here's a closer look at the flair:
I hope you have a wonderful day and if you don't, come back for a visit and you will see that YOU are wonderful, just like the sentiment on the card says. :)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Today I'm sharing a page about Alexa and her sweet cat, Butterscotch. There are times we say he is really a dog in cat's fur. He is constantly by her side, plays fetch, and tears through the house sounding like an animal at least ten times his size.
This page was prompted by the adorable kitty flair I recently bought from Martha at Panda Eight Designs. Once I chose the flair, I pulled out Little Yellow Bicycle's Fern and Forest Boy and Naturals collections and got to work. The rest of the page came together by adding in a few embellishment odds and ends from my stash.