Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Masculine Version of Spring Layout

I pretty much copied the layout placement from the spring layout (shown in the post below) for this layout. The papers are from the Free Spirit pack and most of the stamps are from the Legendary Moments stamp set. One other set I used was a typewriter alphabet set that worked perfectly with a 3/4" punch. They are not available at this time, but I'm hoping that Close to My Heart brings them back. They are too fun!

I loved how the flourish worked as well in this layout to make the shooting star in the spot where the butterfly was on the previous page. The colors are Indian Corn Blue (lighter blue), Outdoor Denim, Honey and Chocolate. I also broke into my stash of dimensional elements called "Fresh Shapes". I colored the bracket with an Outdoor Denim marker and then attached it by peeling the adhesive on the back. It couldn't have been easier!

My husband thought that this layout would work great with our San Antonio spring break pictures and I think he's right! I blogged some of those pictures on my family blog if you'd like to see them.

You are Close to My Heart,

p.s. Don't forget that you can click on the image to see the detail closer.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spring Layout

I'm not sure if Blogger is going to cooperate on showing this layout, but I'm giving it a try anyway. This layout uses the Paper Garden paper pack. The stamps are from Playful Flourishes (one of my favorites), April Word Puzzle and Friendship's Flight. I also received my order of Big Pinks paper flowers and some springtime buttons and they went so well with this layout. The wings of the butterfly are 3-D by using vellum paper. Of course they had to have glitter and I used my glitter gel pen on the flourish that makes the butterfly's flight path. This is going to be this month's scrapbook workshop. For those with all boys in the family, have no fear! I'm working on a masculine version :0)
You are Close to My Heart,

Monday, March 10, 2008

Wishing For Spring

Our weather has been so crazy here! One minute it's close to 70 degrees and the next we have snow. I'm wishing for spring. This little card gets me in the mood for warmer temps. It has a buttercup base and I used paper from the Paper Garden pack. The little butterfly is from Friendship's Flight. I used a Coluzzle to cut a hole to see the message on the inside. Then I took the part that was cut out and punched a smaller circle from it. The three layers came apart and made the rings for the butterfly's flight path. It was totally by accident that it worked that way, but I like it. I took a glitter gel pen and doodled on the flowers, rings and butterfly. The final touch was the bow. I hope you like it :0)

You are Close To My Heart,