Good Tuesday everyone ;). Hope you had a fun weekend. I have to say, I SURE DID!! Yesterday especially. Every other day of the weekend was ok, but yesterday was awesome. We went out for breakfast - which is very RARE for us - and it was great (besides Alivia trying to eat the gum from under the table - at Dennys - gross!!!). Such a nice family day! I was super productive too - thank you Red Bull (no thank you for the WICKED BAD headache it gave me at 10:00 last night). I cleaned my house, obsessivey cleaned my car (also very rare!!), had such nice family time, AND Alivia took a 3 - yes, 3 - hour nap. That left me with some (alot actually)crafty time!! I made several pages, and started a project (a mini) for my mom - but I'll share that another time. Ok, here we go:
First of all...Remember those layouts I entered into Lawn Fawn's Facebook/Mini-Challenge, well Kelly Marie and the great peeps over at Lawn Fawn decided to gift all of the participants :D. So sweet of them!! I had alot of fun making those pages - I had really been wanting to use those adorable Bannerific Stamps on my scrapbook pages (instead of just on cards), so I used the opportunity to do just that. Anywho, when I found out (on FB) that they were gifting all of us, I sat right down and made the Lawn Fawners a Thank You card! I've been kind of obsessed with misting/masking with letter stickers right now, so I used that technique paired with one Kelly Marie just did a video tutorial for (stamping on Dear Lizzie Fabric Paper & paper piecing). I like how it came out. And may I just say, LAWN FAWN ROCKS!!
I LOVE this page. I just got the paper over at my LSS, Paper Niche, it's all Prima - I just LOVE this line!! One side is all girly and the other side is boy(y - ??) and both are absolutely adorable!! I love that I can use it for both of my babies!! The letter stickers are American Crafts - Thickers, of course. I loved how they blended right in. I titled the page "Right Now" and went back to Alivia's 1st Year Baby Calender and wrote down all the things she was doing/eating/saying, etc in June of 2009 (she was 11 months old). I loved the element page that came with this stack of papers. I used 2 of them because, well, I had alot to write! The phrase on it "You are so cute" kinda got lost because I wrote in black ink, so I used my glue pen and traced over it, then heat embossed with AC green embossing powder. Thaaaaats better.
This one just might be my fave of the weekend!! I followed a sketch I found online, and used Cosmo Cricket's Togetherness paper/stickers/letter stickers(LOVE THESE LETTER STICKERS!!!!). Add in some Papertrey Ink buttons and twine - swoon!! I really wanted to try using my circle punch to make a different corner and then inked around the page with ColorBox chalk - Sigh, I really like how it turned out :D.
So, if that one was my fave, THIS comes in a close second!! I just LOVE these pictures, and the October Afternoon Thrift Shop collection is becoming an ALL TIME FAVE for me!! It's just...sigh, I love it! Paired with Kraft cardstock - how can you go wrong, seriously?!? I added in a Tim Holtz tag and some twine & was good to go!
I totally got this idea online. I'm sorry, I dont remember where I saw it (bloghopping I'm sure - and I promise, in the future, I'm going to make note of these things so I can give proper credit where it's due). I absolutely loved the patchwork idea!! So. Much. And I have so many little scraps from Basic Grey's Olivia Collection (letters - both the green & pink, element stickers, & the cute tab are also from this collection). I've been using it ALOT, especially for cards, so this worked out perfect for me. First I penciled in the heart, and boy, it was SO FUN (definately not, I tell you!!!) cutting the patch pieces just so. Then I erased the pencil lines and used pale pink stickles to outline it.
Well, thats all I've got today. I hope everyone had a great weekend!! Also, you should check out the Lawn Fawn blog today!! They're partenering with hero Arts for some fun stamping & blogging!! Love them both lots - check it out...