This is my latest project for Sketches in Thyme using the following design. I have been obsessed with HGTV show "Fixer Upper" here lately. I love the vintage look Joanna Gaines creates in the houses she refurbishes on the show. When I saw the Authentique "Fabulous" collection, it reminded me of items Joanna would use to decorate a little girl's room. And I knew the little girl who would be the perfect subject matter for this paper; my oldest daughter. When she was younger, she was the epitome of girly girl. She loved dresses, dolls, singing..I snapped this picture of her when she was five talking on the phone cuddling with my brother's dog. I have taken thousands of photos of her over the years, but this one has always been one of my favorites. It's as if I took a picture of her ten years in the future. Overall, I loved how the soft, dainty prints in this paper line pulled this project together.
Monday, January 16, 2017
This is my latest project for The Memory Nest using the following sketch. A couple week's ago, I came across the Simple Stories "Happy New Year" collection. I loved all the bright colors set against black and white backgrounds. But I didn't think of New Year's Eve when I saw the line; I thought of my daughter. Her birthday is the first week of February. She is such an enthusiastic, happy child. The vibrant, energetic colors of the papers made me think "birthday" instead of "New Year's," so I decided to feature some of my favorite pictures from her birthday last year using this line as the backdrop. The different size blocks featured in the sketch were ideal to highlight the journaling cards that fit perfect for a birthday theme. In addition, I used my square punch to cut out different patterned papers from the line to accent the pictures from her party.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch. My children love going to aquariums. Since my girls were toddlers, they have been mesmerized by fish and sea creatures. We weren't able to go on a vacation last summer, but my husband and I took them on a few adventures around the area. When I asked my girls where they wanted to go one afternoon, it was a no brainer..."The aquarium Mom!" For this project, I used some of my favorite pictures from our trip to the Newport Aquarium in Covington, Kentucky. I have been itching to use Echo Park's Pirate's Life Collection, and I thought aquarium pictures would be the perfect subject matter for this project.