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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Parisian Card (Guest design for OUAS)

The Swirlydoos Design Team is guest designing for the Once Upon A Sketch challenge site this month. The sponsored prize is a KIT!

I created a card with Nadia's beautiful sketch. Because, I was given the sketch before my first Swirlydoos kit arrived, I simply used some gorgeous Pion Design vintage image and papers (From my Heart 2 6x6 size) and Green Tara embellies. The challenge theme is Holiday/Vacation. This card was actually my Valentine's card to my hubby - the papers remind me of our trip to Paris (before having kids :) and the journaling inside is a famous quote from the movie Casablanca "We'll always have Paris".

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

More Swirlydoos Feb Kit Projects

I just can't believe how much product the Swirlydoos main kit (Feb - Mon Doux) and flower add-on provides. Here is my FIFTH layout with this kit plus a card too! Granted, now I am down to one sheet of paper and a few flowers left, LOL. But... wow 6 projects in total is GREAT value!

OK, so on to my layout... these are my boys when they were babies. Admit it... we all get those Wal-Mart photos at least once when we have a baby and don't know what to do with them. Well, I decided to make the best of it because they both did look so cute! I cut up the Kaiser die cut to use as a background and cut out the square frame from it too. This kit had beautiful little white flowers and blue crystal gems so I made some large flowers to compliment.

Here is a close-up of my handmade flowers. See my Soft Petal Flower Tutorial to make your own!

Lastly a sweet little flap card. The floral print was just too pretty to pass-up making something with that half sheet of paper. And that gorgeous lace/pearl trim was a perfect fit. For another flap card idea, see my purse card instructions.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Darling layout (Pion Design/Green Tara)

Happy Family Day! (for Canadian folks like me :)

With the long weekend... I had a little time to play and was so inspired by TCR palette #98. I rarely scrap with purple but I loved the combo with the sage green and navy.

This is my daughter at 2 years old - just being her cute little darling self. I used a mix of Pion Design papers from the Studio of Memories and For Father collections then added a garden of purple and lavender Green Tara flowers (gardenias, apple blossoms, roses and cherry blossoms). The crochet doily was bought last year at Michael's and I polished it off with a Dusty Attic chipboard piece.

Here is a close-up of the flowers and navy ZVA bling:

I painted the chipboard with white crackle paint and used chalk ink to add the color.

Here is the gorgeous palette for this week:

I'll be back tomorrow with a few Swirlydoos projects!