Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It's Valentine's Day at Paper Issues!

Good Morning!

It's been an awful week- nothing but crap all around and the fact that it's only WEDNESDAY makes me shudder. You'll have to excuse me while I go back to quietly reading fantasy books, eating brownies and downing several Texas size mugs of tea. 
In any case I had to put my Brooklyn girl pants on.
I told myself- self- get a life- a real one- stop living vicariously through social networks.
And got on with my day.

Paper Issues has a new Valentine's Day link party going on. I ordered my Crate Paper Hearts collection pack from the Paper Issues store and I'm so glad I did- budget be damned. 

What I didn't know was that the pack comes with flat die cuts- not the usual chipboard. I actually like the die cuts better since they allow me to layer them in my own way. Unfortunately the collection doesn't have matching alpha stickers. I would have LOVED to have some woodgrain or burlap mini stickers to work with but I have a HUGE stash of Thickers that need using anyway.

Here's the page:
28 Months. (OMG! She's 36 inches tall! Where's MAH BAIIBEE????)
MATERIALS: Crate Paper Paper Hearts line, Sassafras Lass Paper Whimsy flowers, Hambly script washi, Thickers and butterfly embellishments from Midnight Rooster July kit (which I won from the Crate Paper blog- YAY!)
Using up my paper doily and my Stickles stash.
Layering with flat elements keeps the page from bulking up-  I already have a huge storage issue.
Those butterfly pins are SO darn CUTE!!
PS have you seen the Crate sneaks? I LOVE the new Storyteller line! The colors are hella cool and the prints are so eclectic! I can't wait to get my hands on it and get to work! I also LOVE the new Studio Calico wood veneer pieces and ALL the My Mind's Eye collections! Very excited about CHA sneaks!

Swing by Paper Issues and post your Valentine's project!

SNEEKY PEEK at my February True Xoxo Girl's page! What is it about Valentine's Day that makes me wanna scrap? I think it's the red / magenta color palette- one of my fave combos EVER.

Here I am trying out a new (for me) technique- reusing plastic embellie packaging as a snow globe of sorts.
The Instax photo fit this one perfectly.  Dave dressed Lola and posed her B-Girl style- she's too darned cute.

Can you BELIEVE I put that outfit on her and let her out in PUBLIC? Poor kid.
MuChoS SmOoChEs!


  1. i too have found that i'm living a lot through social networking...but hey ho. that is life now. anyway, your LO is very cute and there is so much detail to look at! It's great how you get to use so much on a page. I love the butterfly pins, and LOVE Storyteller! x

    1. Yes as usually you are 100% correct. I just spend TOO MUCH TIME on the computer and not enough time actually shooting photos- I have to figure out a way to cut off the FB after 30 minutes. Egg timer perhaps? ;)

  2. Lola and you are the bright spot in my day :) ...and I wanna dress like HER!

  3. Beautiful, bright colors...and I love her outfit!

  4. Great layout! I always struggle with bulk, so I agree that flat is better! Love the reuse of the plastic too! Great job! She is so adorable!!! Thanks for sharing- Amanda

  5. Sooo many amazing details on this layout!

  6. I love your layout! i just pinned it!!!! fabbie colors! =)

    1. YAAY! Thank you! Look at this new "reply" function! How cool is THIS?

  7. Super duper ADORABLE page...I'm loving all the piles of flowers! Gotta love baby girl in the bright colors:) You know we live vicariously through our children;)

  8. Michelle, all I can say is this is pure sweetness at it's finest. The luscious pinks surrounding that gorgeous little Lola make me smile. Love all the layering, the flowers and those super cute butterly pins. That lace paper looks amazing on there too! TFS such beauty!

  9. This page is adorable! Love all of the elements, textures, details. You have been ROCKIN' it girl!

  10. This is sooo adorable! That lace and that polka dot paper! GET OUT!! You and your merriment of elements, how do you do it??


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