Friday, October 28, 2011

Naughty or Nice w/ LYB

My daughter loves to play it up for the camera, so while we were taking photos in her pretty Christmas dress for something else, she decided to show the spectrum of emotions for little kids waiting for Santa.   Had to use the Little Yellow Bicycle Wonder and Wishes to scrap these photos, the colors are so bright and fun and add a modern color palette to traditional patterns.  Plus you cannot beat the embellishments.  I added some twine to top it off.

Be sure to stop by the Little Yellow Bicycle and The Twinery blogs for more inspiration with twine and LYB collections.  We had a wonderful blog swap and I believe there are some prizes to be won for leaving a comment.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Time for Some Twine!

Little Yellow Bicycle and The Twinery have teamed up this week for some fun project ideas.
Please visit both the LYB blog and The Twinery blog for some great ideas and inspiration. Below are some holiday cards I created using some of my favorite LYB collections and a variety of twine.
Happy Halloween Card
Twine adds a new and fun spin to spider webs. I used an epoxy button from the Booville Collection and 5 pieces of charcoal twine to create my web. I anchored the button to the center of the card, punched tiny little holes around the edges of my card to feed the twine through, and then wrapped more twine around the interior of the web. Next, I added spiders from the Booville Clear Stickers with pop dots and the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Booville Canvas Pieces. Finally I added a few pieces of candy with the Cardstock Stickers. You can order the entire Booville Collection on our Little Yellow Bargains site.
Fall Card
It's fun to anchor twine with a button and fan it out on your project. I wanted to highlight the beautiful Hello Fall Collection chipboard tree, so I added the button to the trunk with three strands of twine and fanned them out on one side by anchoring them to the card with little punched holes. Then I added the sentiment from the Fabric Favorites as well as some leaves from the Cardstock Die Cuts

Holiday Wishes Card
Rolled paper makes a unique looking project. I used two different patterned papers from the Wonder and Wishes Collection and offset the measurements for each roll by a half an inch starting with 4.5 inches on the bottom and ending with 1 inch on the top. Then I wrapped twine around each end of the rolls of paper and stuck them in order to the corrugated cardstock paper. I added a Flower Button Dot as my tree topper and finally a holiday sentiment from the Fresh Verse Stickers.

Please check out the Little Yellow Bicycle site each day for more ideas from the design team!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Still Thinking About Back to School

It has been just over a month that the kiddos have been back to school and I cannot imagine a busier time of year for not only my family, but everyone elses too.  Is anyone else waiting for Thanksgiving Break - LOL?  I have had such a busy time with work this fall that I have not posted all of my Back to School Projects, so I want to share a few I created for Imaginisce at Summer CHA 2011.
I made this mini album using an apple shaped chipboard album from Maya Road and the Geek is Chic collection from Imaginisce.  I added the paper clips, ribbon and buttons to accent the cute collection.
Quick little card to thank a teacher!  Teachers are in the hot seat these days, so I would encourage everyone to make sure the educator in the lives of their children feel appreciated for the work they do.  It is not easy to educate the future and our childrens' teachers deserve a lot of recognition.
Composition books are great for altering.  I added kraft paper and stitching to dress up the casual Geek is Chic collection.
Page of my daughter fooling around.  She really knows how to play up her I.Q. and we are such suckers and fall for it everytime.

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