"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

More Paper Niche (APRIL) Projects #s 3 & 4 & 5...whew!

Sheesh, I've been absolutely going crazy, I tell ya! I didn't realize that this didn't post!!! Had it all set up for Sunday, and... nope, it didn't. So, these are the rest of my projects made with Paper Niche April kit.

I just can't say enough how much fun I had with this kit!!! It was just full of goodness! Today, I'm sharing the last layout I made using the kit along with the 2 cards I got out of it as well. Here's a look: Sorry for the bad picture. I don't know what I did... Anyway. One of the things included in this kit, was a Jenny Bowlin Hodge Podge Mini Book. I love it, but honestly, I wasn't into using it as a mini book. instead, I decided to take it apart and use the seed packet page - which is now home to a tag including the LO’s journaling, and the clear bracket page. I really like how it came out. This is an older pic - from Mother’s Day 2009. I really love this picture. It makes me think. I really hope I don't take our moms for granted too awful much. I really try not to. They sure are good to us. They adore their grand babies. We never appreciated them as much until we had Christian, and now Alivia. They are amazing grandmothers!!!!

So, all of the Distress Inking is done with Antique Linen. Isn’t that Prima trim just fabulous?!?!? When I saw it, I had a moment ;). It’s just so lush!!! I also wanted to take the time today to share the two cards I made using the kit. Like I mentioned before, I’m SO happy Paper Niche is carrying Lawn Fawn Stamps. They’ve been my fave stamp company for a while now and I just love it that I can use them on my DT work for the kit because Paper Niche carries them in the store :D. I used the bodice from the Sew Lovely Set. One of the cards’ sentiment is also sew lovely, and the “congrats” is from Sophie’s Sentiments. Here they are: I used the abundance of Prima paper & trims form the kit, and some distressing with inks and the distressing tool. I like the shabbiness of them. My hubby says they’re very fru-fru ;). That's cool with me.

Any plans this week/weekend? My sister-in-law & 13 yr old niece are coming down from NYC (Long Island) for 10 days. They arrive this morning. I have to work today and tomorrow :(, but then I'll be off from Fri-Tues. Nice little homey vacation. We'll hang around town. Maybe hit our local little water park, it's usually a MUST when they visit. It's been record breaking heat here, already into the 90s. We'll probably also hit the beach, and the science museum. My kids are SO excited, I just can't even begin to tell you!! They LOVE it when Dawn & Kristen visit. LOVE IT!!! As for me, I also have Paper Niche's May kit awaiting me at home. EEK!! It's amazing. I know I say that every time, but I asked for some special goodies to be in the kit... and got my wish!!!! Can't wait to play.

I hope to post more this week, but who knows if I'll be able to. If I don't, I'll catch ya on the flip side (A.K.A next week). I should still be popping over to your blogs to visit in the meantime. I hope your week/weekend is great - full of fun, peace, and of course, crafty goodness!!!


  1. Cute projects! I love all those fancy trims - perfect on your special LO and on those cards too. Sew gorgeous ;)
    Hugs, Ruth S

  2. All three projects look AMAZING, Heather!! :o) Wow! Those Prima embellishments are so gorgeous! Beautiful work!!

  3. Love your projects..
    Momo sent me..
    Just became a new follower..Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.

  4. "Momo Sent Me"... Just poppin' in to say "Hi"... and take a look around. My first time here and a new follower... *Ü*. I'm looking forward to visiting with you often.
    **Lots of Hugs**
    P.S. I ♥ your creativity... *Ü*!

  5. Hi. just found my way here from Paper Niche.
    love all the fr fr details ,so girlie and feminine. Look so good together with that dress form!

  6. Beautiful creations, Heather! And wow, you're right! That prima trim is gorgeous! No wonder you had a moment. I really love how you used them to accentuate your pieces.