Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sharing a darling project!

Dress Treat Box

Isn't this the most adorable treat box? I found it on the blog of Natalie C. Kennedy and just had to share! 

If you would like to make a dress treat box you will want to order the die soon as it is retiring: Dress Up Framelits #130101 $24.95, and the ruffled stretch trim: 130020 Pistachio Pudding $8.95. Click here to shop now! 

Brush Script on a Layout

This is one of those photos that takes me a minute to "see". Kind of like those photos where you can see two people's profiles or a lamp base, depending on where you focus? Anyway it's my boys, Moose (on the left) and Mr. O'Malley. Moose typically acts like he doesn't want to be around Mr. O'Malley but I now have a photo to prove otherwise!

Anyway, I had fun making the background on this page; I used my unmounted Shop Around wheel stamp to make it look vintage-y and give it depth. Then I used some washi and paper flags to surround the photo. I usually let the colors in the photo guide my color choices, but in this case I wanted to use contrasting bright colors. The striped ribbon frames the other two sides of the photo and I painted the title with ink.

Thanks for looking and Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Stampin' Up! and Project Life!

Just in case you missed the big announcement yesterday, here is the big news: Stampin' Up! has partnered with Becky Higgins' Project Life to bring us Project Life products in Stampin' Up! colors and designs! Available May 1st! I can hardly wait!


Three cousins on a swing

Here's another older photo - if you look closely you can see there are three cousins on the horse swing. This page came together pretty easily, I've noticed I use the horizontal design a lot. I die cut the leaves out of the watercolor cards - I just love that shade of green!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Love with the artisan embellishment kit

I wanted to create a page that had a bit of vintage-ness to it and the Stampin' Up! Artisan Embellishment kit was just perfect. You can't really tell in the photo but I used the lace across the top of the newsprint paper and attached it with the buttons and brads. I dyed the roses and the seam binding with ink to blend in better with the photo. It was fun to play and not worry about exact lines or fussy cutting. 

I guess the photo is a bit vintage since I'm holding my daughter who is a senior in college! Do you like to try different styles on your projects?

Thanks for stopping by!