Thursday, September 29, 2011

Crate Fall 2Peas

Fall always reminds me of bringing Nico home from the hospital. I remember the day we walked out of the NICU with our tiny baby - fragile and yet so resilient in many ways. Fall was the season I became a stay-at-home Mom, learned all about apnea monitors and how to give a baby CPR. We had to keep him inside and away from germs and people for months. It was a long season.

When the following Fall rolled around we made up for it by visiting as many pumpkin patches and festivals as we could. I think that you can see just how grateful we were to have him in these pictures.
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My assignment over at twopeasinabucket.com was to make a Fall page. I thought these pictures went well with the Farmhouse line by Crate Paper.

I used a mix of solid and printed paper to add color and a farm feel to the page. The three staggered photos add clean lines. The corrugated alpha and felt flower are from Jillibean Soup and match well with this line. I "hung" two photos with some twine and cute chipboard clothespin from Crate. And those tiny white letters are from Lily Bee - I keep using them on everything!
For a complete supply list, click here.

Friday, September 16, 2011

The End of a Great Week

So first a page. And then more good news.

You can probably tell by now that October Afternoon's Rocket Age is one of my all-time favorite lines. It fits my pictures and stories so well and I have loved using it. I've had these pictures of Nico with his first Buzz Lightyear toys for years. When I saw the 'Space Commander' die cut, I knew exactly how it would fit into telling my story.
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Most of the papers are from OA, but there's some Bella Blvd and My Mind's Eye thrown in there as well. I was looking for just the right amount of small pattern/big pattern/small pattern in the layers.
I've been using these old Making Memories metal rings alot lately. Does anyone remember these? I like them layered with stickers + chipboard.

I love this big die cut, it's what I based the entire design on. I used 3 different colors and a nice chunky font, paired with a  skinny font to set off the title. And the little dot above that "i"? It's missing and it's driving me nuts! I will find it around here somewhere. For a full list of the supplies that I used, please click here.

And now on to the good news...

Another team, another great manufacturer and great group of designers to work with. It has been a really great week!
 
Jessy Christopher  (Malaysia)
Lori Allred (Coordinator)
Melinda Spinks (Australia)
Monique Liedtke (Netherlands)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy Bella News

So very happy about this. I love Bella Blvd and I think they are a great fit for my style. I'm really looking forward to working with everyone on this team!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Final Goodbye

Usually by this time in September, I'm ready to pack up the flip flops and sink into some cozy sweaters. Although it's getting cooler and I can feel Fall in the air, I'm really going to miss summer. I've put away the shorts, but I'm still digging into my pile of summer photos + memories.

I love these pictures of my son and his cousins swimming, jumping and mugging for the camera. I knew I had to document their favorite place to hang out this summer.

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I love the bright colors in the Splash line by Echo Park, especially on a white background. I think this is the first time I've used white cardstock as a background and I really like how it lets the photos really stand out.
My favorite detail is the metal circle I used to highlight the kids' current ages.
I placed the splash sticker and individual circle stickers on pop dots for dimension. I love the tiny alphas from Lily Bee and used them to create a border of words along the top and bottom of the page. I think they make a nice frame for the pictures and add to the journaling.
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This Fourth of July layout just might be my last summer layout for a while. I wanted to document the story of the day (the picnic and sparklers) and some of my thoughts on being born American. These little ones are only second generation Americans and I want them to know how special that is and how many sacrifices were made so that could be possible. 

The layout is a mix of My Mind's Eye (paper), Bella Blvd and Pink Paislee embellishments with a touch of October Afternoon. My favorite part is the fabric trim (Mistables by Pink Paislee) that reminds me so much of bunting. 

For a complete list of products in the 4th of July layout, click here.
For a product list of the pool layout, click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



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