Thursday, December 2, 2010

Life @ 39 w/ Little Yellow Bicycle

For this project, I wanted to show how you can use the gorgeous Little Yellow Bicycle Savor collection for themes other than food and cooking. Many of the sentiments lend themselves to a "Book of Me" themed project, which is what I have created with this layout.  I have about 9 more months to be 39 and have to say that this is a strange year. I feel like I need to meet a few more milestones before I turn 40 - kind of a short-term "bucket list" of sorts.  Anyone else feeling/felt this???
I love how the Decorative Edge cardstock has its own text box. It was perfect for making my title stand out. I combined a cursive alphabet with the "@" symbol, which I cut with my Cricut. I also adore the Savor mini banners and thought they made a wonderful accent to the title and a natural border for the content. See the instruction sheet for more details.
The other thing I really love about the Decorative Edge cardstock is how inviting it is to hand-write your journaling. I felt obliged to use my "best" cursive to share my feelings on this matter. This is all me, putting it out there, may as well write it myself - LOL. I used the epoxy buttons to make a border of buttons to frame the journaling.
Aren't the 10 Things Pockets the best? Sharon created this one to reflect the 10 Things I Love about being in the Kitchen. I decided to alter it to reflect the 10 things I love about being in my 30's. I wrote something on each of the numbered strips, including the car I am driving now, as opposed to what I drove in my 20's. No, it is not a mini van! But yes, it is an SUV. Go ahead and stereotype at will - hey I live IN the Rocky Mountains.

For more ideas, please see the instructions for this project.

Download Lifeat39Instructions_LizQualman

It has been such a wonderful experience to work with this wonderful collection from Sharon at Little Yellow Bicycle and to be the guest blogger for November.  Hope many of you found some ideas and inspiration from my projects.  I am really enjoying seeing what many of you have created with both my sketch and the Savor collection.

Thank you so much for stopping by -

8 comments:

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Gorgeous!!!!! And your 40's will be even better....

Melinda Spinks said...

Beautiful layout Liz and such a wonderful reflection on your life. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Liz this is a gorgeous page! Love all the little wonderful details!

Blossom inch said...

nice layout Liz and gorgeous photo as always! Thanks for sharing!

Aphra said...

Fabulous layout. And you really did a great job of using that fabulous pocket!

Tammara said...

Love your layouts! I love the pocket with the numbers and your journaling on this one.

Yoli said...

Stunning! Here is to turning 40!

~Christina~ said...

This is FABTASTIC!!!!!