Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tis a nasty week...

Hi followers of this bit o' blog of mine.  I have not disappeared into the Etherland.  See that little itty, bitty profile of mine over there on the left hand side?  And see the part that says, Accountant by night?  Well, that plus it being tax week has contributed to two weeks of never-ending work.  I have barely been able to walk in my craft room, much less play.  So I most likely won't have anything new this week, unless I can squeak in a couple of crocheted flowers I've been trying.  (I work on those when I'm outside with the girls during the day).

Never fear, I have some more Pink Paislee goodness...Bayberry collection and more 365 Degrees.  I also have my spin on Basic Grey's Page Kit using the Green at Heart collection.  AND...I just got word from Tammy, at Lil' Lambs Boutique, that a package is on it's way lickety split to my house with some new Martha Stewart border punches AND some of the new Tim Holtz paper....swoon...swoon...swoon.  Keep half an eye out...and after I file my own extension (think...the cobbler's own family never has shoes), I'll jump right back into my layouts for some much needed stress relief.

ACH-OOO!!! (Oh yeah, and pollen is apparently not my friend at the moment)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Here comes the bride....

I can't tell you how excited I was to get the Graphic 45 Deluxe Kit in the mail from Lil' Lambs Boutique.  My neighbor's daughter is getting married and her wedding shower is this month!  Where has the time gone? I cannot believe it's already April.  Anyway, this kit was just perfection for a keepsake advice album for her.

On the following 8 page album, I listed various Bible references that would quite serve a young, new marriage.  I know they've helped in my 13 years. 

For the album cover, I distressed the right edge with Tarnished Brass Crackle paint and adhered Idea-Ology Photo corners.  All flourishes throughout the album are made using Liquid Pearls on transparency paper.  The pull out tag is a monogrammed card with their name & wedding date.  The book rings are covered in the gorgeous brass satin fabric.  I cut 2 strips of fabric and sewed along the edges of the longer sides.  After turning the fabric right side out, I slipped them onto the book rings. 

I love that this kit catered as much to the masculine papers and embellishments as the feminine.  The black and cream flower was created using a 2 sizes of a 6 petal flower die.  After snipping the petal seams, I curled the top half of the petals backward  using a paint brush stick.

This page is just loaded with die cuts from the various papers.  The pearl string pink background paper is just divine.  I did add pop up dots to the backs of various rose flowers to make the bouquet look dimensional.

I just love the Deep Edge Daisy fan border punch from Martha Stewart.  It adds such elegance to any project.  The chandelier stamp is by Inkadinkadoo.

The pull out tag:

The photo matting is made using the Iron Gate Martha Stewart border punch.

Finally, you can never think of weddings without thinking of the famous "love" chapter in the Bible.  I Corinthians 13.  Aren't these vintage photos stunning?  It's all a part of the paper line.

And finally the back page that I found I couldn't do anything to, because I didn't want to mess up the gorgeous paper...Crackle Paint and Photo Corners notwithstanding.

I hope you enjoyed the album.  If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I'll be sure to get back to you.  Have a most blessed Easter.