Sunday, May 1, 2011

Butterflies, Freehand Scraps and Catherine Zeta Jones

May Kit is up for sale right now! A gorgeous collection of papers and embellishments and I think I only used about 60% of the kit for these lay outs. I made a 2 pager (8.5x11) of Lily opening gifts with me on her third birthday. I used a frame stamp to accentuated the number 3 on the patterned paper. I used the fun fabric tickets and butterfly punches and stitched down a quick and easy banner.
Used the punch out scraps for the lay out too! Below, I used the awesome Jenni Bowlin stickers for the flags. They came with numbers on them and for this lo, I just sliced them off with my paper cutter for a more generic look. I traced around each flag so they would stand out a bit more.
The clouds were made from a dictionary page that is included in the kit. I cut them out by hand and then used a pen to outline the cloud shape. I attached them to my page with my favorite dimensional adhesive. The flowers are from some packaging that I was throwing in the trash! Yep, the Basic Grey fabric flowers had this pretty graphic on the back, so I cut it out and popped it up. I made all of these lay outs and my parents this month. I just grabbed my kit, a few fave tools and got to work on their dining room table. I think my mom really liked the idea of a kit, all you need in one simple bag, ready to go.

A photo of our recent trip to Oahu. Wish it were closer...
Loved the shave ice. But I never saw a sugar free version.
Before I forgot to mention it, DO click over to the Freehand Scraps Gallery to see the beautiful projects by the design team. There were so many pretty papers and cute embellishments and I didn't use them all.And finally a picture of Emma and Ben from a few years ago, we visited Ben's family while in Hawaii. I have some great shots of him, he is one beautiful and photographic kiddo.
On Friday I worked at the Del Mar Scrapbook Expo for Epiphany Crafts. Met the owners/inventors of the products, Tricia and Brian, lots of fun those two. I have to say the Epiphany Crafts Button Studio and and Shape Studios were a gigantic success, crafters were buying them up so fast, I was very very busy! A few of my projects were on display and I overheard a lady call to her friend that a little girl in the lay out looked like she could be Catherine Zeta Jones' daughter...
I had to walk over and give her the bad news that no, I was her mommy!

5 comments:

Lindalou said...

These are lovely. Great job with the details.

And it wasn't bad news that you were her mommy. Take it as a compliment.

jen said...

She's just that beautiful!!! :)
These pages are all amazing- love how you always have so many great details.... :)

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 May 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

sophie said...

fun story ahah!! and wow you have been very busy scraopbooking!! all these layouts are fab! but my favorite is the first one! I love this idea of pieces of punched paper!! and I never make 2 pages layouts!! you rocked that kit!

JustYolie said...

Awww such a sweet photo...so beautiful!