The past week & a half in pics . . .
Time with cousins . . .
First hand-holding/playdate . . .
My little Leprechaun . . .
Now, on to some scrappy . . .
I have had lots of fun playing with the new Jillibean Soup lines - I am a HUGE fan of this company & have all of their collections - way back to their beginning lines!!! Their new birthday-themed line, Spotted Owl Soup, is adorable & such a perfect color scheme for my little man :)
I am totally in love with their new 12 x 12 diecut sheets & their 12 x 12 cardstocker sticker sheets. Oh & of course their alphas - I think I have 12 packages of the corrugated ones - love 'em!!!! Here's a close-up of some of these fab embellies & my title work . . .
I also decided to use some of the new Dutch Mustard Soup & Blossom Soup to dress up this wood tree. It was definitely a bit time consuming to work through this project between the hand-cutting for the tree & hand-cutting of all the leaves but I really enjoyed it :)
Here is a quick close-up . . . yes, I stitched on the green leaves - crazy, right??
This will look perfect in my scraproom with my green walls :)
My second assignment for BlueMoon Scrapbooking was up on the blog this week. My March kit had a handful of the new Graphic 45 & Websters Pages papers. I think these companies produce such gorgeous products but I always feel as if I struggle a bit when working with them - just a bit different from my regular style. I really liked how this layout turned out though - I used the papers in small doses & really liked the effect . . .
A quick close-up on the journaling . . .
And the title work . . .
Don't forget - BlueMoon is hosting a sketch challenge right now - use the provided sketch & post your layout in their gallery for a chance at winning $40 to spend in the BlueMoon store - seriously awesome people - get to it - all the details are here :)
Also - if you haven't yet heard - Pretty Little Studio is revealing a new collection called April Showers . . . check out the sneak . . .
Head on over to the blog & leave a comment to be in the running for an 8 x 8 pack of these new papers!!!
Before I go I wanted to answer a quick question asked by Barb in regards to my faux stitching on some of pages - it is super easy - first I draw straight lines around the object to be "sewn" leaving gaps here & there. I draw these free hand & don't worry if they are not perfect but feel free to use a ruler if you'd like.
Then I go back and draw zig-zags where the gaps are - it's that simple - promise :)
By the way - my FAVORITE pen to use is the Pigma Micron from Sakura - you can find it online or at Michael's - I have them in all different sizes but my favorite to use is 03.
Hope that helps Barb!!!
Alright - hopping off to finish up some scrapping :)
ttyl - julie :)