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20 April 2011

I'd just like to say...

...that I'm an excellent auntie. I have no kids of my own, and no "real" nieces or nephews, yet I get to be "aunt Angela" to countless of my friends' children. Want to see the latest?  Meet Sahana:

other supplies: October Afternoon 5&Dime paper, EK punch, Basic Grey and Prima alphas, Technique Tuesday stamp.

Adorable, sweet baby girl. Hope it comes through even in this slightly blurry photo....

I finally got to meet this little bundle in person when I was in Atlanta a couple weeks ago -- stayed with her mommy (my college bf and maid of honor) and daddy for a day before I flew home. I have plenty of baby girl photos to scrap now!

This particular layout uses the Daily Junque line from Pink Paislee's collaboration with House of Three. I LOVE this line. It didn't grab me at first, but grew on me like a fungus until I just had to get the whole collection pack over at Scrappy Chic. These particular papers are very pink and girly, but the color variety in this line really makes me happy.  Here's a photo of the whole paper line:

photo from lil' lamb's boutique

I also used a couple of dies from Lifestyle Crafts (formerly Quickutz) -- the misted circle border under the title, and the letters in "sweet." The store is carrying a nice variety of these dies now, and I was surprised at how much I liked them. If you stop by the store, be sure to check out the layout and all the fun new goodies hanging around!

Have a delightful day.

18 April 2011

"April is the cruellest month..."

...and today, it's extra-cruel -- it's snowing out! Boo! I don't think too much of it will stick, but it's still a far cry from springy-feeling :(

So, in protest, or maybe in hope, here's a page featuring quite the opposite: My first evening in Atlanta. High 70s, beautifully sunny. My good friend and I were exploring neighborhoods on foot, and we wound up here, in Piedmont Park, just as the sun was barely beginning to set, silhouetting the buildings of midtown in the distance. Folks were jogging, playing softball, throwing around frisbees and playing with their dogs and whatnot -- and Jen and I had just had very, very delicious handmade popsicles. Ahh....

The page features some papers from GCD's Melody Ross collection that evoke a vintage version of exactly this kind of weather. I trimmed the daisy-sniffing lady from one paper and added it to the impressionistic floral I used as my background -- I think it looks like she's always been there, though :)

The rest is very simple -- a nice long title (AC Thickers and Basic Grey small alphas), a few embellishments (Prima resin flowers, Pebbles pearls), and a date stamp (Technique Tuesday). I really just wanted the photo to be the focus here. I think it worked! 

You can get all these fun goodies at Scrappy Chic, where you can also see this page in person. Might help you forget all about that stupid white stuff falling from the sky. 

Here's dreaming of warm walks in the park...have a lovely day!

14 April 2011

Oh my, how time flies...

Hi folks -

Sorry it's been so long! I had a blast in Atlanta, and I've already started scrapping my trip...but we'll get to that soon enough. Today is all about a card -- a Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger card, to be (very) specific! You can read all about the challenge here.

The inspiration image was, well, extra-inspiring! Take a look:

I was so inspired, in fact, that I made the card right away, but had to wait for a little sunny-ish daylight to get a photo. Here you go:

Supplies: Papertrey Ink Love Lives Here die, Birds of a Feather and Gingham stamps, Vintage Cream cs; A Muse studio Ovalicious stamp, gingham cs, and papaya ribbon; SU Real Red, Garden Green, and Tempting Turquoise inks; glitter.

I just love the colors in the original image. So happy. I got to break out some of my newest goodies here: the PTI die and gingham stamp,  plus some very fab, even newer goodies from a muse studio -- I used Ovalicious for the oval (surprise!), plus some gingham cardstock and pretty papaya ribbon (thanks for that, Meg!).

I even broke out the glitter -- the real, makes-a-mess-that-lasts-forever kind. See?:

Happy little heart. Oh, by the way, that house? I die-cut it from coaster. Not the pay-for-it kind, but one from my favorite local watering hole. Seems to work fine for me, and it was free!

Well, Cath, you picked a great one this week -- I might even have to make another -- maybe something ruffly or ric-rac-y or flowery...hmm...wheels are turning!

Anyway, welcome back to the old blog -- I have a few more things to show you soon since I feel compelled to make up for lost time -- and I hope you're having a lovely day!

04 April 2011

The kit that won't die...

Hey folks -
Been awhile! Nice combo of busy-ness and mojo-lessness, but I'm not complaining -- plus, the house is cleaner than it's been in months!

Anyway, how about a layout? Even though the "official" deadline for Counterfeit Kit projects for March is quite past, I still have a few more (and still more leftovers I could keep using!). Here's one:

Ah, good times. In case you haven't noticed yet, I kinda like beer -- the good, the snobby, the microbrewed. We earned a free beer tasting at our local watering hole, and of course I scrapped it!

I used mostly the add-ons from my Counterfeit Kit, which you can see here.  I love that Cosmo Cricket paper (Social Club) in the background. Patterned dots make me happy -- it doesn't take much, people!

Also, those thickers might be my new favorite. Closeup time:

(ooh, can you tell these two pictures were taken during completely different weather/lighting conditions? I sure can!)

We invited 8 friends and family members to the tasting, and we chose them based on their love of beer rather than on whether they actually knew each other or not -- a risky venture, but feed and water your friends and they'll have a good time, just like plants! And so we did.

Hope you're having a lovely day, wherever you may be. The blog may be quiet again for a bit, as I'll be in (hopefully) warm and sunny Atlanta. Don't bother robbing my house or anything while I'm gone -- Andrew makes a good guard dog :) If I spy anything particularly crafty, I'll be sure to tell you all about it.