Friday, May 20, 2011

Epiphany and Vintage Street Market Team Up!

This week, to my great enjoyment, I had the chance to work with all my new Epiphany Crafts tools, along with vintage goodies from Vintage Street Market!
I worked with the Party Games kit, along with the awesome Tinted Tape from Vintage Street Market.
Here's my first project, featuring the Felt Flowers and the Shape Studio Tool Heart 25:




































LOVE the vintage images, and the ability to customize perfectly coordinating embellishments with the Epiphany Crafts tool is HEAVEN, I tell you. 



























On to the second project, which is a mini-album featuring the Vintage Settings, Shape Studio Tool Round 14, Mint Star Flowers, and Button Studio Tool Heart 20:




































My sweet Grandma instilled in me the "saving & cutting-out-of cute wrapping paper images" habit, so using these oversized glossy sheets of vintage images from VSM was 2nd-nature to me, and I loved it.

I covered a Basic Grey eclectic mini-album with the Party Games papers, and had fun using some embossing and decoupaging techniques with the foil and crepe papers included in the Party Games collection:
























































The Aged Tinted tape was PERFECT for softening and distressing many edges in the album, and the foil-backed Ephiphany hearts make me HAPPY!
























































This album is SO my Grandma, and will make the perfect gift for her 82nd birthday today...Happy Birthday, Grams!

My final project with the Epiphany Crafts tools and Vintage Street Market products is another layout:




































Again, I'm in love with the vintage images, and I can see an obsession with Epiphany Crafts vintage settings developing at an alarmingly fast rate!

Love the look of these navy-blue settings paried with the vintage-text paper from VSM:





























Be sure to check out Facebook and blogs for both Ephiphany Crafts and Vintage Street Market for MORE awesome projects from the combined design teams...it was a great pairing and LOTS of fun!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Time for the May Sketch @ Get Picky!

This month's sketch at Get Picky is a fun one:

  
I love the idea of the title in between the photo, and the scattered embellishments. 
Here's my interpretation:


































Originally, I meant to follow the sketch a bit more closely, but accidentally printed the photos out too large...so I just went with it! :-)










































I just love these delicate little dragonflies from Scrapmatts, our sponsor this month.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Baby...

Spent the day with this sweet girl:


She's SIX today, sometimes going on 16, that's for sure:


































Love her feisty, confident, silly, cuddly, stubborn, happy, healthy personality!


(Studio Calico March kit)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ready for more Get Picky Inspiration?!

This month's inspiration over @ Get Picky is a fun one:


I don't often use a blue/yellow color scheme, so this was SUCH fun!  I was really inspired by the stone wall, the little candies, and of course the banner...here's my layout:


































I just had to add some fun summery butterfly accents, like the veneer from Studio Calico and the tissue tape from Tim Holtz.  The banner and journaling tag are from Pretty Little Studio.



















































So, come play along for your chance at a Get Picky guest spot! Can't wait to see what inspires YOU about these colors and this fun party inspiration!