Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I guess I'm on a Zoo Trip 2012 Kick right now, because it seems I've been scrapbooking only pictures from that little trip I took with Ellie last summer! 

The Mini Horse Whisperer

Ellie really wanted to ride this little automated horse and carriage, but more than that, wanted to get to know the horsey.  It was a really sweet moment.  I used a bunch of the My Mind's Eye My Girl line here, as well as bits of a few other lines that I think work really well together - Echo Park's Sweet Girl, American Crafts Love You More, and a chipboard sticker from my favorite of Studio Calico's latest lines, Snippets.

I did quite a bit of misting on this layout and actually used a mask!  This is something I rarely do (the masking, not the misting), as I tend to be a very impatient and quick scrapbooker.

I used the wood veneer arrow to accent the "mini" I inserted into the title.

Supplies:  patterned paper - My Mind's Eye; letter stickers - American Crafts, Studio Calico; brad - My Mind's Eye; chipboard stickers - Echo Park, My Mind's Eye (button), Studio Calico; sticker - American Crafts; enamel dots - My Mind's Eye; mists & mask - Studico Calico; wood veneer - Freckled Fawn

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Dear Lizzy

So last week I came to you with a layout featuring mostly Dear Lizzy's Lucky Charm line.  I seriously love this line.  I purchased most of it separately, but pieces of it keep popping up in various kits I've gotten. 

You Make My Heart Sing

I'm not a feather person.  I received a pack of the Bella Blvd feathers in this month's Scrapbook Circle kit and decided I needed to try to use it. So, I layered it in behind some of the paper layers.

I've been using my sewing machine a lot more frequently late, particularly over alphas and titles

I love anything paper-clippy added into my page.  I just got these yo-yo flower paper clips and have almost gone through the entire package already.
Supplies:  patterned paper - American Crafts (Dear Lizzy), Crate Paper, My Mind's Eye; paper clip and die cut card - American Crafts; feather - Bella Blvd; other - buttons, wood veneer frames, twine
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Note and a Layout

Hey everybody.  Firstly, I wanted to apologize for not posting for the past couple of weeks.  I'd fully intended to have my new Kit It Together Monday up this week and the remainder of my projects from March up last Monday.  However, life threw some curveballs and I've been dealing with that.  Those of you that know me at all through Two Peas or Studio Calico or just here at my blog, know that I have been in a long-distance relationship for the past three years.  A couple of weeks ago, that relationship came to a close and so I've been spending a lot of time with family and friends trying to begin the healing process and think about what comes next.

That said, I have done a few layouts the past couple of weeks and wanted to share one of my favorite recent ones with you today!

Lovely Little One

This is (yet ANOTHER) snapshot of my niece, Ellie.  I've taken in recent months to calling her "Little One", so this title worked really well in my mind.  I used a ton of the new American Crafts lines, primarily Dear Lizzy's Lucky Charm with some Pebbles Love You More thrown in for good measure.  Lucky Charm is by far and away my favorite Dear Lizzy line to date.

The twine at the bottom is from Lawn Fawn and is like no other twine I've ever experienced.  Seriously, it's that awesome.  It is an experience.  It's much heftier than twine you might find from say Doodlebug or Jillibean Soup (both of which I love dearly), and doesn't have as much give.  I'm absolutely in love with this particular twine.  I believe it's called Pink Lemonade.  It's absolutely delicious.

The "Lovely" part of the title is actually a Thicker from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm collection.  I love how it adds some dimension and is a solid word.  These chipboard Thickers that were released with this line are incredible.
Supplies:  patterned paper - American Crafts, Pebbles; letter stickers - American Crafts, October Afternoon;  stickers, flair badge, and tag - American Crafts; twine - Lawn Fawn
In other scrappy related news, I just ordered a Silhouette Cameo which should be arriving tomorrow, so I'm rally looking forward to playing around with that!
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