Here is my first layout with this line - I misted the background cardstock with Maya Mist in Brown - love that stuff!!!
Here are a few close-ups . . . the first shows these adorable sticker stackers that Imaginisce has for each of their lines - they are one of my favorite embellies!!! I also used one of their rubons over top of one for the title.
This close-up shows another sticker stacker & a punched butterfly - guess what - that butterfly was punched from the photo :)
Finally, a quick close up of the journaling . . . misted some extra cardstock & typed journaling strips - then attached them by sewing - the great thing is because the paper was the same as the background, the strips almost just melt away - making it appear that I typed on the 12 x 12 cardstock :)
Now I loved the other layout, but this next one, may be my all time favorite layout - I am so happy with how it all came together - and I LOVE this pic of Ryan - he was punching out butterflies for some Valentine's cards.
Here are a few close-ups of this layout - LOVE the Martha Stewart butterfly punch & love how this Imaginisce patterned paper looks when punched. It was a patterned paper with lots of large graphics - I wasn't sure how I was going to use it on the page - but feel in love with the effect it had once punched. I also hand-stitched over the butterflies - one of my fav techniques :)
I finally used my Making Memories slice when creating this diecut shape - it was so easy to use!! The alphas are new from Cosmo Cricket.
Here is a close-up of the journaling - added a bit of hand-stitching here as well - can you tell I'm addicted to stitching???
I am still working on some more from this line & will hopefully have them to share later this week . . .
While blogsurfing today I came across this etsy store - I am in LOVE with this . . .
and this . . .
and this . . .
hopefully one of you will buy them before I spend any more money :)
Also, wanted to mention that one of my former DT members from 52 Sketches 52 Weeks, Aphra, is opening her own kit club - The Paper Poppy.
She is a SUPER talented scrapper & I know she will rock the kit world!!! Her first kit is up for sale March 1st - currently she is running some fun giveaways on her company blog - make sure to check her out :)
Happy Valentine's Day to you all - thank you so much for taking the time to read my little space in the cyberworld!! It is so nice to read all your sweet comments & to surf on over to your sites to keep up my own inspiration!!! Justin & I are heading out to DC tonight for a little romantic overnight trip :) Looking forward to a night out!!
ttyl - julie