Thursday, April 28, 2011
All the school/golden-book looking papers in the newest Crate lines (Emma's Shoppe and Toy Box) inspired me to create a school-themed mini-book for my son's teacher. She has been fabulous and oh-so-patient. I used a chipboard base from TLC that has been in my stash for forever. The book was white so I heavily inked/distressed it as well as the papers I decorated it with. I used the Studio Calico rub-ons and tags from the 2 kits ( as well as a few other embellies) and added primas, brads, May arts ribbon and MM buttons from my stash. I kept the pages pretty simple as I don't know what pics might go in here yet. I have asked the room mom for more pics but might end up giving it to Mrs R with a few empty picture-less pages. I really like how it came out and am pretty proud of it for my second ever mini-book (not including class projects)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
This is another LO I did with the SPCs Sweet April kit as well as the embellie add-on. I added a JB stick pin and a couple buttons and rhinestones from my stash (chatterbox and unknown) I did some faux stitching and inking. TFL
Sunday, April 24, 2011
This is a layout I did with the Sweet Peach Crop Shop Anniversary Sweet kit and the week #1 sketch for the month. I love all the Emma's Shoppe and Studio Calico papers in this kit but I have all boys so I had to dig out one of my too few pics of my favorite girls (my nieces). I also used packaging which was one of the anniversary month challenges :P Anyway, in addition to embellies and papers from the kit, I used 1 paper from LYB Twig, K&Co fabric brad and paper clip, Jilly Bean pin, random button, prima lace flower, the sticker from the kit's packaging, and mesh which I used as a stencil and then added to the page. I also did a bunch of distressing, inking and glimmer misting on this LO. It has a ton of texture in real life and I lurve it :)
Monday, April 11, 2011
I went to Archiver's Friday with a few girlfriends. I did not get more than a couple layouts done but I really like the 2 I did.
Here is my take on the Sketchy Thursdays challenge for this week. I used Sweet Peach Crop Shop's anniversary kit (Crate papers, SC wood veneers, tags and Petaloo heart) plus lots of embellies from my stash (Bazzill Boshers, MR pins and postage stamp brad, WRMK grommets, MM brad, YoYo from Joanns online, K& Co adhesive border). I hand cut the title from a coffee cup sleeve. I also used both glimmer mists and chalk inks to alter the petaloo heart, and all the corrugated embellies as well as the TH tiny attacher to attach the layered hearts.