Friday, April 21, 2017

Spring Parade

Welcome!  Today I'm sharing a pretty Spring page using the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios paper collection
 "Spring Parade", which happens to be the title for my layout!
My pink & white glorious amaryllis flowers that are in The Pink Garden in my backyard really look like they are in a Spring Parade since they bloomed at the same time next to each other all in a row!

The backside of the May Vignettes page was astonishingly perfect in both color and design print; 
very fitting for this photo!   
As you can see, I layered two sizes of the same photo to create quite an awesome look!

I really love the edging on this page. It reminds me of washi tape. 
This inspired me to put a couple of pieces of pretty washi tape along the edge : ).
 Also very light pink pearls were strategically placed on the printed design of the paper.
 They add a soft, feminine feel.

Small flower arrangements didn't take away from the flower photo.

Subtle stenciling using The Dusty Attic Bedazzled stencil and Finnabair artExtravagance white crackle 
helped to add a bit of interest to the pattern design.  
Tiny pastel green pearls were added to the stencil pattern to bring it out a bit more.  
I love the coordination of patterns in the paper, stencil & shape of the amaryllis flowers!

I created symmetrical designs for each corresponding diagonal corner.  
First, I used one of the Blue Fern Studios chipboards "Classic Ornaments" that I cut in half. 
Each of the two pieces reminded me of a flower about to bloom!  
These were heat embossed with BFS Imagine Ink color Pink Peppermint 
and then adorned with a 2-toned tiny yellow rose. 


The other two corners were punched and then a mix of prills was adhered with matte gel.
 I used these color names: Ribbit, Cannot Tell a Lilac & Hot Mama - all from the Bright Ideas prills set. 
This was finished off with pretty purple bling and beautiful coordinating tiny roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The focal point of the layout is the center, where the photo and it's embellishments are placed.  
I wanted the photo to really stand out so I chose to use Blue Fern Studios fabulous Chesterville Shelf chipboard that was just perfect for this layout theme.  
I cut the chipboard in half so I could use the top piece on another layout in the future : ).
 The lattice work was embossed in bright glossy white and the flourish design in BFS Imagine Ink color Frozen
It's so shimmery and gorgeous!


Thanks so much for your wonderful visit and have a great weekend!

Lisa : )


Products used:


Blue Fern Studios
Spring Parade paper collection - "May Vignettes"

"Chesterville Shelf" chipboard

"Classic Ornaments" chipboard

"Frozen" EP

"Pink Peppermint" EP


Wild Orchid Crafts
10mm Pink Open Roses

10mm (2-tone) Open Roses

10mm Purple Open Roses

Medium Grass

Green Cosmos Daisies

Champagne Pink Lilies

MINI Green Sweetheart Blossoms



Martha Stewart punches - 
Crochet Loop

Rose Leaf


The Dusty Attic stencil - 
Bedazzled

Finnabair artExtravagance Texture Paste - 
White Crackle

US Artquest Prills - Bright Ideas set
Ribbit

Cannot Tell a Lilac

Hot Mama


Michael's - light pink & pastel green pearls

Friday, April 14, 2017

Guess what TODAY is?

WHAT?  I'm really 6 years old?
I thought I was only TWO!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet Lucy!!



And I'm 8 years old today!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY gorgeous Miss Gali!


BIG BIG BIG Happy Birthday to the loves of my life!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Easter's on its way - Revised

Well I just couldn't stand it - what was I thinking?!

I'm giving this Easter layout to a precious little girl and what do all little girls love?  
BLING of course!  
So, I made some changes to make this layout a bit more interesting.
The original can be viewed here.

Here are the changes I've made ~ 


Starting with the left bottom corner, 
I added bling to the eggs and sweet clear hearts to show that the bunnies are in love. 


Now the right bottom corner.
A couple of the printed flower centers got a touch of bling.
Stickles added shine to the girl's hair and to several of the eggs at the rabbit's booth.
Also, I paint brushed Patina Stickles in the grass area, including on top of the pale green Flower Soft.
I continued with the Patina Stickles painting along the bottom edge of the layout up to the grassy area that the love bunnies are nestling in (you can see this in the photo above).

One of the most dramatic changes I made was to the punched canopy.
What a difference beautiful bling can make!

Here are a few photos of the hanging eggs that I added bling to.
Also, baby pink rhinestones were randomly added to the layout.



WHEW!
Now I'm ready to give this Easter gift!

Thanks again for stopping by!
Happy Easter everyone!
Lisa : )

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter's on its way

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog!

Easter is fast approaching and the Easter Bunny is very busy getting ready with gathering all of those wonderful candies, eggs & toys for all little girls and boys.

I recently purchased the ultra-cute and gorgeous Blue Fern Studios Spring Parade collection!

I really loved the page Market Place and decided to just mimic the fabulously cute print on the page....


I made decorative eggs by cutting out the images from the May Vignettes page using my husband's drafting Ellipses stencil that he gave me for my scrapping : ). 
I used several things from my stash that seem to always be forgotten - ribbons, pearls & Flower Soft.



I fussy cut images, inked the edges and adhered the pieces with foam tape to give dimension.  


This piece is decorated with Flower Soft color Meadow and also the sweet Blue Fern Studios chipboard from the Layering Stem set.  I heat embossed this with their new and GORGEOUS Imagine Ink color Lavender Eggs for the flowering part and Grassy Knoll for the stems.

Adding Stickles Frosted Lace to the white bunny gave addition shine.
Two cut out eggs were placed beside these precious bunnies.


I couldn't resist fussy cutting this cute little girl carrying her sweet kitty in her straw hat.
  I made sure to place her at the egg booth so she could buy some beautiful decorated eggs from the rabbit. 
I added a few Wild Orchid Crafts mini Sweetheart Blossom flowers and some Lavender & Pale Green colored Flower Soft.
I began by adding a 'canopy' to the top of the page by punching a strip from the page May Vignettes
I adhered it with foam tape for extra dimension.

"Hanging eggs" were added


Here are close ups of each pretty egg:






The largest 'egg' is framed in Wycinanka Blueberry Swirls Frame.  
I first acrylic painted it with a mixture of Light Buttermilk & a touch of Butter Cream colors.  
I cut out the sweet little bunny with the pink neck bow and adhered it to the back of this frame.  
Then I added Want2Scrap baby purple pearls to some of the berries on the frame. 


Now all I need is a little girl to give this Easter layout to!
I have the perfect one in mind and hope to have it framed & ready at Easter for her!


Thanks so much for dropping by to view my Easter layout!  
Hope you can stop by again sometime, because with me you never know what you will see : ).
Have a wonderful week and an even better Easter Holiday!

Lisa : )

Products used:

Blue Fern Studios Spring Parade paper collection - 
for Main Layout page

for Hanging eggs & canopy

for fussy cuts


Blue Fern Studios Chipboard - 
used the center chipboard piece

Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink Embossing Powder - 
Lavender Eggs

Grassy Knoll


Wycinanka cut out - 
Blueberry Swirls Little Frame

Flower Soft - 
Meadow

Lavender

Pale Green


Martha Stewart edge punch - 
Doily Lace

Wild Orchid Crafts flowers - 
Mixed Pastel Apple Blossoms

Mixed Pastel Mini Gardenia 

Mini Pastel Mix Sweetheart Blossoms

Mini Purple/Lilac Sweetheart Blossoms


Stickles -
Frosted Lace

Michael's - pearls, ribbons, acrylic paint colors Lt. Buttermilk & Butter Cream
ColorBox Pigment inks - Lavender, Pink Sky, Raisin, Alpine, Grass, Abyss, Evergreen, Cyan, Creamy Brown
Want2Scrap - baby purple pearls