Tuesday, March 03, 2015

a good kind of day:


Fresh photos.
Fresh snow.
One girl home sick from school.
French toast for lunch.
Kids crazy.
Everyone happy.

Monday, March 02, 2015

A Happy Birthday layout

I loved the page I started based on Jill's October Afternoon sketch, that I had to do another! :) This time I used a picture of Ruby Sky on her birthday, with a plate of fluffy cupcakes in front of her. 

The pieces behind the photo are all from my paper hearts kit -- gold foil vellum, exclusive die cut paper, paper banner, old book page, ruffled crepe paper and gold glitter polka dot stickers!


I love the way these gold glitter polka dot stickers look on the old book page. I think I'll have to use this idea again on another page! The exclusive heart eyelet paper behind the photo comes as a 6x6 piece in the paper hearts kit, and is also available to download as a digital cut file so you can cut your own. :)

This pretty gold glitter bow is also from the paper hearts kit.. and are also available in sets of five
I love that little pinecone charm! Pinecones have nothing to do with birthday cupcakes, but it's just so cute and sweet, it totally fit the page. This was originally included in my Keep Christmas kits, but if you order a paper hearts kit, you just might find one included. ;) 

I raided my brad stash to find some cute ones to "pin" to the ruffled crepe paper tails hanging down behind the photo. This is one of my favourite ways to anchor small embellishments on a page. I used this technique on one of my all-time fave layouts -- the best of times.

Seriously in love with my script font typewriter!!!


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

It was such a very nice day

This was a fast and easy page! I started with an extra large sheet of watercolour paper -- this stuff is my fave. It is thick, absorbent, and great for cutting down to make a full 12x12 layout.

I started by painting some random light pink watercolour stripes, then added pale aqua acrylic on the right. At the bottom I swiped some gold acrylic paint on, and then used a Swiss Dot stencil from My Favourite Things to stencil black polka dots on the bottom corner. 

Some pink watercolour splatters at the top helped fill in an empty space. I applied gold glitter Thickers very randomly for the title!

I love my new vintage script typewriter -- a great Christmas gift from my mom!

Pom pom trim + sequin bow + cute flair = awesomeness. :)

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