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February 28, 2013

Disney Memories Layout

This double page layout was created using three cartridges, Graphically Speaking for "memories", Mickey Font for "2012" and Mickey and Friends for the rest of the cuts.
I used the Effervescence Fiskars border punch at the top and bottom of the layout to add a pop of color.
The film strip was left unattached on one side in order to slide in the pictures to my layout.
A large circle was added to the center of the Mickey Ears for journaling.  I used my white gel pen to add some stitching around the Mickey and Minnie ears.
The small Mickey ears are buttons from my stash which were added to a large hand cut flag.  I wrapped Black Licorice, Berry Red and Lemon Tart Trendy Twine around the tag.
A ribbon bow and paper flowers with bling centers finished off this Disney layout.
Challenge:
Die Cuttin Divas (Tic Tac Toe = black and white, gems, flowers)

February 25, 2013

Girlfriends Layout

This layout was created with a couple of challenges in mind.  My daughter is in her senior year of high school and will soon be in a new chapter of her life.  I wanted to memorialize a couple of pictures of her group of friends.  All of the sentiment embellishments represent momentos summarizing their high school years.
The title for the layout was cut from the Paisley cartridge and the flowers from Flower Shoppe.
I especially love this paper since the scalloped edge opens up to add hidden journaling or to tuck away other keepsakes.
Most of the embellishments for this layout came from my stash in a coordinated kit making this layout super easy to create.
I added Limeade Trendy Twine to the chipboard tag and flower.  A few pieces of bling were added to the top and bottom of the layout.
The flowers, mat and title were inked on the edges for added dimension.  The title was popped up on foam dots.
Since I used all of the tags from an embellishment set, I used twine to string them together and for a pop of color.
This banner was created by adhering the sentiments along a piece of twine.  A triple twine bow finished off the layout.
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February 21, 2013

Celebrate Layout

This simple layout was created using the Teddy Bear Parade and Celebrations cartridges.  All of the die cuts were from Teddy Bear Parade other than the title.
The balloons are meant to be attached to the teddy bear, however, I added them to the opposite page to balance out the large bear.
A small hand cut flag was added with a "1" to memorialize my nieces first birthday.  I added some bling to the tag and also to the teddy bears shirt.
I used several different embossing folders on my layout to give some texture to the die cuts.  The D'Vine Swirls folder was used for the balloons and frosting on the cupcake.  Spots & Dots was used for the birthday hat, Swiss Dots for the star on the hat and With Gratitude for the teddy bear's shirt.
I added some Tickled Pink and Lemon Tart Trendy Twine to the embossed balloons. The stamped sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms "Dancing In Circles" stamp set.  In the center of the stamped sentiment, I added a tiny birthday hat button.
Another twine bow was added to the birthday hat.  All of the die cuts were inked on the edges for added dimension.
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February 18, 2013

Simply Magical Layout

Today I have a fun Disney layout to share using the Mickey Font cartridge for the title and the Mickey and Friends cartridge for the characters and the balloons.
I needed large photo mats to display my pictures so I created my layout around the mats.
The balloons were stitched with my white and black gel pens and tied around the characters with Black Licorice Trendy Twine.
I used the "In Stitches" Fiskars border punch on the top and bottom of the photo mats.
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February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!  I had this card, tag and doily in my stash so I thought I would use them to whip out a quick Valentine's Day card.
The sentiments were stamped from the Close to My Heart "In the Month of February" stamp set.  I used some glitter to emboss the hearts, bling, ribbon and Berry Red, Kraft, and Black Licorice Trendy Twine as embellishments on my card.
Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Valentine's Day!
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February 11, 2013

Trendy Twine Design Day

Today is my design day over at Trendy Twine and I have a Valentine card to share featuring Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine which is still on sale for a couple of more days.  This card came from my stash and using the EK Success Wavy Dotted Scallop punch, I punched a border along the opening of the card.  I threaded the twine through the holes and tied a bow at the top.
Since the card is intended to stay closed I added two doily hearts to the background of the card.  Now looking at the card, it reminds me of a corset.
The stamped images are from the Close to My Heart "In the Month of February" stamp set.  The images were stamped with pink ink and I added some Stickles to the center of a couple of hearts and popped them up on foam dots.
My card was finished off with a twine flower topped off with a plastic flower.  I also added some paper flowers with pearl sticker centers.
There is still time to link up for the Trendy Twine challenge and remember to check out the store for your twine needs.
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February 6, 2013

Love You Layout

This Valentine themed layout was created using the Holiday Cakes cartridge for the title and the Valentine Sweets Digital cartridge for the teddy bears.
The two teddy bears were the same cut, however for the girl bear I used Peachy Keen Critter Faces stamp set.  The bears and hearts were popped up on foam dots.
 
For the background of the layout, I used the Fiskars Apron Lace border punch.
The bears were inked on the edges for some definition. A little chalk was added to their cheeks and some doodling with my white gel pen.
The hearts were embellished with the Love Language Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The smaller heart was outlined with Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine.  The twine was also used to add a couple of small bows and also to outline the oval on the title.
The layout was finished off with a "love" sticker added to a hand cut flag and a metal heart placed between two photo mats.
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February 4, 2013

Trendy Twine Group Design Day

Today is our group design day over at Trendy Twine and in honor of Valentine's Day we are sharing treat packaging featuring Cherry Cupcake Trendy Twine which is on sale for $7.95 until February 14th.  My project was created using a recycled drink bottle with some gum balls, this will be the perfect treat for one of my kids.  I added some Valentine paper around the bottle which was punched on the edges using the Martha Stewart Cherish Hearts border punch.
I added a strip of pink and red polka dotted ribbon from my stash and finished the front of the bottle off with a scalloped oval cut from the Sweet Shop lite cartridge.  The candy was tied with Cherry Cupcake twine and glittered with some Stickles.
The lid was embellished with a button adhered with more twine, some stick pins and a small flag with a sentiment from the Close To My Heart "In the Month of February" stamp set.  A heart from the same stamp set was added to the top of the lid outlined in twine.
Come join in the fun Trendy Twine challenge and show off your twine creations.  Check out the store for your twine needs, there are 42 amazing colors to choose from with a couple of brand new additions.
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