Thursday, January 28, 2010

Webster's Tidbits

Wow, two posts in one day?! :)

Using my last little bits of Webster's Pages, from my guest-designer month, I created a couple of fun projects!

First, a thrifted embroidery hoop with felt-backed for the kids to play and imagine with! I plan to add more woodland creatures and other cut-outs from Webster's digital motifs collections!

Next, a quick page with 4x6 photos and a banner made from tiny bits of leftover paper scraps and vellum. Pretty and simple:

Digital Goodness

I don't know about you, but January was a blur, and I'm ALREADY behind on all my scrappy 2010 goals!!! :)

So, this is when a quick digital page comes in handy...makes me feel like I got to create something, but didn't make a mess or take hours, hehe.

Here's a simple page I whipped up, with one of my favorite photos of 2009:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Buttons and Twine

As you know, I'm a hardcore vintage-lover, and in that same vein, this past year I've been reliving things from my childhood:

buying old books and toys I remember and love, for my own kids
visiting my grandparents more often
listening to oldie-but-goodie classic music from the 30's and 40's
and MAKING FAVORITE CHILDHOOD RECIPES...passing them onto my kids!

This layout is about vinegar taffy...a favorite of mine, that only my grandma seems to know how to make successfully! I've tried (and failed) over the years, but decided, at my kids' insistence, to try again together. We did and it HALFWAY WORKED, whoo hoo!

I had fun threading twine through vintage buttons to make a frame around this layout. LOVE the little kitchen tools paper from BG Nook and Pantry, and the patterns/colors on the new Jen Allyson MME Beloved collection!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Wonderful Webster's Pages!

This month I am honored and excited to be guest-designing for the one and only Webster's Pages!

Here are a couple projects that I made:

I used their fabulous Postcards From Paris vellum to make these creased-vellum flowers, shimmered up and embellished with one of their TO-DIE-FOR cameo silhouettes! (one of my favorite products of 2009) :) The creamy paper is from their Winter's Wings collection, and their Storytellers alphabet was perfect for this long title!

I couldn't help making a headband out of the largest Silhouette...perfect with their brown ruffle trim, paired with eyelet laces, and hot-glued onto an inexpensive plastic headband.

For more of my January Webster's Pages projects, check out their awesome Ning site here: Webster's Pages

Thanks SO much, Webster's Pages, for such a fun opportunity to showcase your products!

Happy 2010, everyone!