Friday, April 26, 2013

two sweet...


My two boys.  Love mornings when doing the rounds of waking them for school when we can steal a few minutes to snuggle.  This little man was very happy to hear it was Friday and today is our slip-n-slide BBQ with friends.  He has been waiting for months for this day when the heat has been turned up outside.  We stocked up on goodies, water balloons and have our water guns ready.  This is going to be one wet Friday, but oh so fun.


So this photo is a little tilted, but sharing it anyway.  Working with the Scrappy Boutique 24/7 Simple Stories Sampler today and love this collection for my boys.



Can you see why I love it?  I am typically drawn to the floral, girly, shabby chic collections...not any longer.  The first layout is one of my favorites.  When I saw this calendar layout I quickly thought of a collage or cutouts. 


Very simple to create.  Used a craft knife to cut the paper in an "x".  Use a pen, paintbrush, etc. to curl the paper.  Using cardstock or paper (something that you don't mind using up...for me it was brown cardstock) add your photos where the cutouts will be and adhere.  Now embellish your heart out.  I am beginning to enjoy using Heidi Swapp's Color Shine


I have been afraid of using it for some time as I thought there was a specific way to apply it, but realizing with each project that it is like most craft products...try it, play with it and do what you want!


Think stickers have got me hooked.  So easy to add to projects in layers, they them selves or step them up and out with foam adhesive. 


My oldest.  How much I love this little man.   Ran in to our room last night with a nightmare and needed some comfort.  Still a cuddlebug and thankful for those moments.  Love this photo of him. 


A perfect match with the sampler.  Used a black charcoal pencil to bring out detail in the background paper and smudged it with my finger...then...layer, layer, layer and then a little Color Shine mist.  A stitch here and there and the layout is complete.  Love the additional add-ons to this sampler with the newsprint paper and tab...I also love reusing the glassine bags in projects. 


Ok, one last card for this set today.  Using some scissors to create an apple, leaves and stem.  No need to pull out the die cutting machines for this one. 


Now on to our giveaway and winner of our Lily Bee Design paper/embellishment set.  Congratulations Jan Farnworth!  If you can send me a quick email with your mailing address I will ship these out. 

Giveaway:  Vintage Street Market Paper Pack, SEI (2) Paper Pack, My Mind's Eye Paper Pack, American Crafts Thickers (4), American Crafts Ribbon (4)




All you need to do is leave a comment here by Monday, May 29th midnight and one winner will be chosen.  

Thanks for stopping in for a little Friday paper fun.  Enjoy your weekend and so much more to share next week...


Andrea

20 comments:

  1. Great layouts-I love that Color Shine, too!

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  2. I love the little windows you cut to highlight your photos...great technique!

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  3. Those windows are really smart! I keep eyeballing that color shine...I may be convinced soon! LOL!

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  4. Love the peeled back windows for the photos, so fun, and congrats to Jan! A great new giveaway too, thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Cute layouts and cards and thanks for the chance to win!! :)

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  6. Hey girl!! Your little ones are simply TOO CUTE! I love the thought of your youngest being so excited for the party. Such fun layouts today and I just adore your apple card. Will have to remember this for my DIL teacher!! Have a delightful weekend ;)

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  7. Very cute! Love seeing all your layouts and cards!

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  8. I love your layout! So creative! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    fourjacksonsmnathotmaildotcom

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  9. of course, your layouts are so nice and love seeing your wonderful little boys. Glad you are enjoying them so much, they grow up way too fast.
    Sherri in Phoenix

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  10. I have been having a lot of fun with color shine myself. :o) Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. i love how you layer your projects. Little stacks of absolute yummy goodness!Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  12. Love how you opened the paper curled it and put the pictures behind. So creative.

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  13. You are absolutely correct ... "TOO SWEET" - be proud. Be proud of your subjects and your style. You rock!
    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  14. I just love all of your projects! I recently discovered your blog, and I'm so glad I did!

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  15. wow this is so different from what I'm use to seeing in my emails from your blog! I LOVE this too!!! Your work amazes me and I love the pictures peeking through the paper! Thanks so much!
    Lisa

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  16. Girly or guy designs you know how to do them!! Your layout is very inventive. Do you put them in an album when you have such thickness? Gotta go back to look for the color shine-I didn't see it. (I have 6 unused bottles. Going to have to take the plunge too.)

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  17. Your work is extraordinary!!! Beautiful post and I too love the color shine!!

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  18. The windows are very cool and love that strawberry card!!

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  19. Beautiful layout! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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