It’s been awhile since I have been here, but I wanted to stop in today to say hello and happy National Scrapbook Day. While I have been away, we moved into our new home. The photo above is my new craft room. I would share more, but the rest of the room is kind of a mess. I have to say though, I am thrilled to have my own space.
I haven’t just been busy moving, I have been working on projects too. There are a bunch of fun design team layouts to share, but I will save those for early next week. Stop back to check them out, but for now – have a great weekend.
Take a minute to head over to the Little Yellow Bicycle blog today to check out a Fresh and Flirty post. A few of the designers where tasked with creating a project featuring the Fresh Verse stickers from one of the Fern and Forest lines. I chose the girl collection, since my last post was using the boy. Stop by their blog to check out my tips on using the Fresh Verse stickers like I did on this layout.
I have another tip, this time using the Paper Crafting Kit from the collection. The kit is made up of die cut and pre-scored shapes that are ready to put together to make layered flowers, rosette, etc. On this projects, I used to scored pieces scalloped piece to make ruffles, instead of making the rosette. They also make great borders when you use them flat – like I did on the edge of the photo.
Yesterday over on the Gossamer Blue blog, I shared some tips for getting better photos with your iPhone. Since over 90% of my photos now come from my iPhone, I made a conscious effort to find ways to take decent photos using the handy device. Head over there to check out a review of some of my favorite apps and advice on how to reduce motion blur when taking photos with your iPhone.
These boys are too cute. Seriously, I can’t get enough of them. They are the twins I made the baby books for and they are growing up so fast. I knew when their lovely momma showed me these pictures, that it would work perfect with the Little Yellow Bicycle Fern & Forest Boy collection. Adding in some of the texture of the Naturals line really plays up the texture in their adorable hats. Check out the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog today for a complete supply list and tips on how I made the layout. Plus, there is some inspirations from some of the other talented folks on the design team.
Now this is a phenomenal idea – 10 minutes or less to create a card or craft projects. Some of the designers at Gossamer Blue were asked if we’d like to participate in the challenge and I was totally on board. The rules are: used the color palette provided to create a project in under 10 minutes. The colors in the April Gossamer Blue kits were perfect and let’s be honest – I can’t stop using these things! Check out my card below. Total time 6 minutes 35 seconds. In reality, it would have probably been shorter if I would have had my sewing machine threaded the first time. I have a habit of running the thing without thread. Nothing like punching a bunch of holes with no thread to make you feel like a smarty.
The April Kits are available over at Gossamer Blue - they are not to be missed this month. I was blown away when I got my box. This month’s kits are packed full of great products! Most months after I play with the kits, I give some of my leftovers to my mom. April’s kits are too good to give up (sorry Mom – no goodies for you this month).
I have some exciting news to share – I am one of the new members of the Little Yellow Bicycle design team. Over the next months, I will be sharing projects using the whimsical products from these great folks. I am a huge fan of the texture and dimension of their Naturals line – and it pairs well with literally everything.
The people behind the scenes at Little Yellow Bicycle have been working hard on a blog makeover – check it out here. They have strategically planned the launch of the new look with the announcement of the 2013 design team. To celebrate they have coordinated a blog hop with each of the design team members. We all put together a card with the theme of “welcome” to introduce ourselves. I am kicking of the hop today – you can check out my card below using the Fern and Forest Boy collection and a bit of the Naturals. Then keep moving on the hop. Head over to Eva Pizarro’s blog to check out her “welcome” card. If you make it through the whole hop, you have a shot at winning some fun prizes!