Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Phew! I think I over did it!

Spent a couple of hours outside hauling brush from the big storm. Makes me realize just how much work is going to be involved! Very sad that the Magnolia is not salvagable. Snowball bush took a beating and half of the Bottlebrush Buckeye is gone. Hoping nature will work her magic with some judicious pruning and loving care.

The last week or so has been too hot & humid to work outside, so I did a little scrappin'. When I first saw the Elizabeth Park line from Little Yellow Bicycle the colors seemed a little bold, but like many papers it grew on me :}} Slowly working my way through the mass of really bad photos from when my kids were littte. So many times I took just 2 photos. Mimi walking...2 photos. Matthew playing legos...2 photos. You get the idea. Plus almost all the indoor shots have very dark backgrounds, some of them almost black!

I adore these pics of Mimi, just look at how she is wrinkling her chin as she makes sure she gets the very last drop! The title is double stamped, once in grey and then again in pink slightly overlapping. Love the effect.

Some of the butterflies are punched and some fussy cut from the adorable butterfly patterned paper.

Then they are stitched down with floss and gems added.

Sweet Treat Supply List:
Cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle; acrylic stamps: Inkadinkado; ink: Clearsnap, Stampin' Up; spray ink: Clearsnap; stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle; journaling spot: Jillibean Soup; punches: EK Success, Martha Stewart; gems: Kaiser Kraft, Recollections; pen: Sakura; adhesive: Tombow; misc: floss, thread.

More layouts to share coming soon!


BabyBokChoy said...

Completely adorable page!!! love that bit of darker misting aread you did on the yellow paper on the upper left hand corner!!!! :)

Okay, so that Live Simply cartridge, I got on ebay for $26 shipping included, which isn't too bad :) Now, the Hoot N Holler cartridge, that's $40 no matter where I look. But I bought a bundle from walmart.com, $60 for two lite catridges (select ones, but hoot and holler is in it), no shipping but tax.

Chris Millar said...

Hi Beth,
I am writing to you on behalf of Aussie Scrap Source. We are the Australian Wholesaler for Little Yellow Bicycle as well as many other products. We will be doing a feature on Little Yellow Bicycle in September and wondered whether we would be able to display your gorgeous 'Sweet Treat' layout as an example of using the product. Please click this link to check out the Aussie Scrap Source blog.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,
Chris Millar
Aussie Scrap Source Design Team Member

okanogangirl said...

Fantastic page. I'm scared of yellow, but I think you might have just inspired me to use it! Fantastic layering and I love the way you double stamped the title. Will have to remember that because single stamping always seems too flat too me.