Or, rather, it's Twig-y. Little Yellow Bicycle's latest collection, Twig, is just so dang adorable! The colors are great, the images are really unique, and if you spring for the chipboard pieces, a couple of the cutest little gnomes ever will come to live in your studio. But you'll see those later. Today:
How about a little summer flashback? I can't say I'm the biggest Dave Matthews Band fan -- they're kind of like college-era nostalgia. But we went to the show in July with a couple of pals, one of whom is a HUGE fan, and that made it a lot of fun. By the way, I think you know you're a "real" grown-up when "lawn seats" equal "no way"! I was happy to drop some extra cash for real seats under the pavilion at DTE, our local mega-sized outdoor arena. If you click the photo above, you can see the massive-ness of the lawn crowd a little clearer :)
I've only used a little of my Twig stash so far -- a bit of the paper, including some leaves I cut out, and a few chipboard shapes, like that big tree holding my title. No gnomes yet :) That lovely ribbon is May Arts, and I also threw on a little tape from 7Gypsies. One fun detail shot:
Shows how glittery the chip shapes are, plus those little leaf pins are really cute! I have a bit of a needle phobia, but these are firmly affixed in the foam tape holding up the tree, so I won't stick myself! Whew.
Last Friday our returning and new design team members at Scrappy Chic met up for the first time. Not only is our team very talented, they're also really nice -- it looks like it's gonna be a fun year! In related news, store owner Chris has given the team posting power on the store's blog -- you can go check out this layout there sometime soon, and Liz has already posted a great page (way to break the ice, Liz!).
And speaking of Scrappy Chic, it's like Christmas over there -- I stopped in yesterday, and there were about TWO DOZEN BOXES OF NEW STUFF, just waiting patiently to be put into the computer and out on the shelves. I'm super-excited that they're carrying Echo Park now -- For the Record is just an amazing collection. Other things to look for: a whole lot of My Mind's Eye, some new dies, new Graphic45, fun new toys from Ranger, and so much more. It'll take a few days to get it all out, but you know I'll be shopping soon!