Thursday, May 20, 2010

as promised...

This was so fun. I decided to create a double, since all the scrappable pics I had were from the same performance, and of course I needed to use all of them. :)
I went completely overboard with all the girly details, but I feel it's fitting. Gracie is the ultimate girly-girl! The text along the curve is as many of the lyrics that would fit from the music the girls danced to. I used tiny rub-on alphas (Heidi Grace), it took forever but I love how it turned out. The flowers are all from Prima's winter release, and the papers and die-cuts are Fancy Pants "Dancing Girl". The ruffle was a bit of a challenge, but once I figured it out it went on pretty easily. Lots of glue dots LOL. In hind-site I wish I would not have double-spaced my jounaling because I had so much more I would have liked to say to her, but I figure I can write more on the back.

Thanks for stopping by! I have a challenge in progress, having to do with this layout, HERE, if you'd like to play along! Go check it out!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

"Spring Tour"

Gracie has had her first couple of shows with the Ballet Rogue Youth program Spring tour, these are a few of my favorite photos! I have a nice stash of Fancy Pants "Dancing Girl" in reserve just for these and I can't wait to scrap them! Her costume was ordered months ago so I knew it would be white with blue, but when it came in (which really, at this age, is almost the best part for the moms, apart from actually seeing our little girls dancing in these adorable little outfits) I just fell in love with it! They danced to "A Few of My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music. As in "girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes"... are you seeing it? :) It was the cutest ever! And of course Gracie just shined. She looks like me when I was that age, but that's where the similarity ends. She is so outgoing, confident, and unreserved; I am so proud of her. And she truly loves it. Layouts to follow!! :D

Thursday, May 6, 2010

KNK May kit reveal #2

I am finally getting around to posting some more of my reveals with KNK's May kit!! This kit is gorgeous, with Pink Paislee, Prima, Jenni Bowlin, and much more.
This is the second double layout I did with the kit, and you can see that I didn't use hardly any paper at all! I have the two base pieces of cardstock (sprayed with a bit of Smooch Spritz along the bottom half for some added interest), a little cardstock trim (the green), and the rest is made from the Pink Paislee flip notes that are in the add-on kit. Ordinarily double layouts deplete my kit paper so much that I don't do them too much anymore, but that was definitely not the case here! I simply cut each flip-note in half and placed them on the top and bottom of each photo. The result turned out really fun and I even had some built in journal-space :)
The Pink Paislee pleated ribbons (which I LOVE and I ordered more in other colors!!) were perfect for making flowers. All I needed were a few glue dots for them to hold their shape.

These little gift cards were fun to do, I used a couple of the die-cuts and some cardstock scraps. They will be handy to have, since birthday season in our family is rapidly approaching!I focused on the Prima papers for this last layout. It might be a little under-embellished, but the papers are so lovely I didn't want to cover them up!! I may add a couple of the Jenni Bowlin buttons later... I haven't decided.

Thanks for stopping by!! To see the Kit 'n Kaboodles May kit in it's entirety, visit