Did I seriously just write the word 'August' in this blog post title???? Where has the time gone?
I KNEW I was going to go early with this baby, so I tried to get as much stuff done as possible early in the month. This month, Jill sent me the Jenni Bowlin 'Haven' collection to work with from the Memorable Seasons store.
I have to be honest and say this isn't a collection that I would have chosen for myself. But I have been on many DT and store teams where I have gotten supplies that I wouldn't neccesarily chose for myself and have been so happy with the results. I have to say, I am quite please with these projects, too!
This collection is filled with cameos and silhouettes. I also got some of the Maya Road chipboard cameo's to use, too, so I had to do some sort of 'beauty' page about Charlotte. Since I can never get a good shot of her face because she won't look at the camera, I decided to use these photos of her beautiful beautiful hair. I have NO idea where she gets these curls from! Her hair is just so silky and beautiful and I love to rub my fingers through it!
The flower on the bottom left with cut with the Tim Holtz tattered flowers die and I used a brad from my stash for the middle. I chose to use a yellow brad, and continued to pull out bits of yellow throughout my page.
I did another flower, this time a spiral flower, and also sprayed it yellow with mist. The cameo I painted with black paint and then used crackle paint on top. And I just LOVE LOVE this ribbon by May Arts!
Finally, to balance the yellow, I added a butterfly cut from some of the papers and also sprayed a bit with yellow ink.
One of the pieces of paper in this collection has an old photograph of a house on it. It really inspired me to do a page about a house. I wanted to do a page about the house I grew up in, but after hounding my parents to send me a photo for about 2 weeks, I got nothin'. Then it clicked that maybe I should do a page about MY first house...the first house I owned.
I did a simple layout design and added a textured stamp and some misting on the kraft cardstock.
I used a zig zag punch on the top and bottom edges and backed it with some scraps of black paper. I love the vintage-home feel of these papers.
Lastly, I whipped up a card with some of the journal block from a piece of the patterned paper. I turned them into tags and stuck each tag in its own pocket. I used some of the phrase stickers from Authentique to adorn each tag, made a little flower, and cut our a butterfly! Then I stitched around the edge with red thread. I think this little card is so cute! I need a lot of Thank You cards these days!