puppy love and paper hearts

Thursday, January 20, 2011

love is in the air...

and in January thoughts turn to romance, love, Valentine's Day, and other wonderful things...I just got in the Sweetness collection from Pink Paislee and it is just so breathtakingly beautiful I had to use it. I had also gotten some of the Webster's Pages Lullaby die-cut papers and wanted to include those in a project. This album uses both and turned out so well.

 Delicate, pretty colors (pink, of course, is my favorite), roses, roses,roses, everywhere.
 Little pearl flourishes from Basic Grey, Recollection and Prima flowers add lovely detail to the cover.
 The postcards in here are quite old, from the early 1900's. They are used, postmarked and written on, one in German I believe, but I am not sure.
 The colors are just perfect, so soft.
 The ribbons and flowers will hold in memorabilia or photos. This postcard is so pretty, I really like the painted image on it. She just has the most amazing face, her skintones are beautiful.
 These crocheted flowers are mohair...so soft and fuzzy you want to pet them.
 I really like making little collages of embellishments on my pages, small vignettes of things are interesting to me.
 These are the pages underneath the tags. I thought the paper was just lovely. The pretty corner pieces are from Pink Paislee, I am putting them in my store today. They are fun to work with as you can ink, paint, mist, do about anything to them.
 This tag is my favorite in the album. It has a pocket made from one of the Webster's Pages.
And the paper on the right from MME is just gorgeous. It is textured and then glittered. YUMMY.
I am searching for pretty elements to add to my albums and pages, charms, filigree, pretty findings, etc. If you know of any places that carry pretty things like these please leave a comment or pop me off an email. I am always looking for little details that add interest to my work! When my hubby and I go to the hardware store I even look, you never know what you will find somewhere!
Have a blessed day~

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A beautiful New Year

and a pretty new album. I am still in the mood for the chilly weather we are having and enjoying every minute of it I can before it leaves. Anything under 70 degrees and I am happy! We have had rain which has been wonderful too! I love the smell of it and the sound, the way everything glistens when it is wet, yummy! So, my album glistens! I made as much of it sparkle and shimmer as I could.

 The ribbons sparkle and shimmer (don't you LOVE satin???)
 The little berries shine and sparkle!
 SNOWFLAKES sparkle! Paper has shimmer, buttons glitter,  my little snowman shimmers too! (Isn't he cute!)
 The snowflake trim on these two pages is darling! I got it at Cardblanc on Etsy, one of my favorite stores. (here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CardBlanc)
 I dyed the scrucnchy ribbon a pretty pale blue, it turned out really pretty!  The hat on the little snowman is made with fibers. I drew the outline for his hat and then started at one corner of it and working back and forth glued on the fiber, one "line" at a time, scraunching it a bit as I went. I glued on a cute little puff and voila! A fuzzy little warm hat is ready.
 The chenille  flowers, the sparkling snowflakes, the chipboard pieces all work together really well on these two pages. The Tattered Angels chipboard has been inked and Glimmer Misted to give it an aged look.
The embellishments on these two pages are from a variety of places. The satin flowers are Melissa Frances, the images are Crafty Secrets, and lots of Prima flowers and centers,of course!
If you have any questions, always feel free to ask. I will do my best to answer!
I hope your Christmas was wonderful and that your New Year is truly blessed.