Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bring On September!

After a long, glorious summer...away from my blog for the most part...school is back in session.
For me, part of that is a return to a consistent schedule, and a return to blogging!

As part of my catching-up phase, here are a few of my favorite projects created with the Little Black Dress July kit, It's My Party.

This first layout, appropriately, is all about my daughter's 7th birthday party:


































Look at that cutie, happily wearing her Lalaloopsy dress, and clutching her new vintage-barbie mug.



























After inking the Heidi Swapp memory file folder, I layered embellishments on the the top, making sure that the folder could still open easily to reveal photos of my girl with each of her party guests:





















Love how this turned out...and it's such a nice feeling to get this many birthday photos documented all in one layout!

Up next, a super bold+bright layout, featuring one of my favorite elements of this kit...neon accents:



































I added a fun arrow-like top border by tucking teeny heart punch-outs into a row of photo corners.














































Love these large numbers from the Pink Paislee London Market collection.

The final layout for today was part of the July music challenge on the Little Black Dress blog HERE.



































These photos of my daughter "Dancin' in the Rain", using an umbrella when she was ALREADY soaking wet, crack me up.  What a character. :-)














































Besides the photos, my favorite part of this layout is the variety of ink/paint techniques.  And I can't seem to stop using my old-school tiny heart punch either!

That's it for today...I'm excited to be back soon & often, to share more as we head into September.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Vintage Street Market sneaks...

Today I have a couple of sneak peeks of my August projects for Vintage Street Market:





















































Foil, crepe, and vintage booksheets...three of my favorite products available at the VSM store.
And check out these lovelies, which I definitely want to get my hands on:


Things have been hoppin' over at VSM lately...have you checked out their new offerings debut this month?!
Vintage Street Market
Old vintage treasures & VSM products meet NEW products from companies you love (think October Afternoon & Crate, for starters)...all with that vintage/retro vibe that VSM is so good at.  But now it's all together at a one-stop-shop!  Gotta love that.

To check out my full projects, visit the VSM blog HERE .

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Oregon Coast...

is where I will be in a few short days.  After such an amazing trip there last year, we quickly decided to save up to go again this year...so excited!

Here is a favorite layout from last year's trip (layout was part of my sketch class at Miss Art's this year):

Loose threads, Pink Paislee Nantucket, a double-scallop border, and some fun stamping/embossing on the title letters:





















































Wishing you a Happy August, and thanks for stopping by!