Monday, November 18, 2013

Three Reasons you are THE BEST

I love this page.  It's all bright colors and funky, graphic patterns and hand writing and drawing -- and it's very, very me.  I was inspired by the No. 1, 2 & 3 tags out of the Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Bits pack -- I never seem to use my numbers in die cut packs like that and I was determined to use them this time.  So I pulled them out and built this entire page around them.  I chose a photo with bright, saturated colors that could hold its own against the brightness of the papers and went to town.  In the end, I love it.  It's a sweet, personal page that really captures my essence and the sorts of things I like to make the most.

I included lots of little bits like I am want to do -- I love those tiny little details.  Love, Love, Love those Dear Lizzy Polkadot Party Bits -- I used to think that they were a stupid purchase, but there are so many of them and you can really use them on so many things -- a good die cut pack is a must buy for me.  Pop them up on some foam tape and you have instant interest.

Hope you all have a happy Monday!  I'll be getting ready for Thanksgivukkah this week - what fun!

Monday, November 11, 2013

You Are One of a Kind

 Oh, my sweet girl.  All I scrap are baby photos these days, but that's really the center of my world, so I guess my books will reflect that.  I've never done a tiny photo on a giant page before, so I thought I'd give it a go.  And really, I like it.  The (brief) story is about her looking at the sky, and I think the empty space gives that big, sky-like feeling.  Plus, the paper has clouds on it (it's a Studio Calico B-Side) so how perfect is that?

Friday, November 8, 2013

Welcome to a Whimsical Twist Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Whimsical Twist Favorite Blog Hop!  Hopefully you reached me from Lisa’s blog, but if not head back to Whimsical Twist and start the hop from there!

Today I am sharing a sweet and simple layout that uses a few of my favorite items in the Whimsical Twist Shop.

I love this simple layout featuring two of my favorite people in the world -- my sweet daughter, Orli, and my amazing husband.  I snapped this photo at baby gym one morning, and knew that it was a memory I wanted to record.

I started with an amazing ombre and polka dot (!!!) base paper which is a lovely, heavy cardstock sheet from Chic Tags, a brand which is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.  The ampersand paper behind the photo is from Alison Kreft for Webster's Pages' Recorded Line, as is the cute blue arrow paperclip.  What a great color that is!  The journaling is in a cute little library pocket from Basic Grey's Carte Postale line, which has a lot of great pieces that can be used for many things other than travel pages.  The cardstock ampersand and circle are both from Dear Lizzy's Polka Dot Party Bits package.  There are so many great pieces in those packs -- I love them.  Grey strips border the page on the top and bottom; those are also from Polka Dot Party -- I just trimmed down some narrow pieces of paper and down they went.  And don't forget a generous sprinkling of sequins for a little extra pop!

I love a cursive alpha!

All blog hops should have a giveaway and this is no exception! At each stop along the hop, make sure that you leave a comment so you can be entered to win a $20 gift card to the Whimsical Twist shop!  One random commenter who has commented on ALL of the blogs will win!

Your next top will be: Sharm

Here is the complete hop in order, just in case you get lost along the way!
Laurie -  <<-- YOU ARE HERE

Monday, November 4, 2013

Such Joy

Loving this color scheme.

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a restful, rejuvinating weekend.  Me?  I put up my Hanukkah decorations (OMG WHAT?!?) and got a little scrapping done as well.  This is a page from my October Citrus Twist Kit and I'm really feeling it, to be honest with you.  I just love that blue color.  This month's kit is just beautiful, and it's looking like next month is going to be just as good.  Yummy.

You know,  I wasn't sold on those Heidi Swapp rub-on sequins, but as it turns out I think they're pretty fun.  And, really, who doesn't like to rub stuff on.  Popsicle sticks are totally fun.  I have lots more paper to go, though -- so I'm sure you'll be seeing more of them!  Here's to fun with paper!