Monday, April 23, 2012

Yet Another Reason I Love Lily Bee Designs!!! (Lily Bee Sketch Challenge #8)

(Or, how I was rewarded for rudeness! Yikes!)

So, if you remember a while back, I created this layout for Lily Bee's sketch challenge and won the random draw! Yay!!!!

I found out I won on Christmas Eve and by Valentine's Day I still hadn't received anything so I e-mailed them just to be sure they got my e-mail with my mailing address. The very next week, I received the scrumptious Head Over Heels line. Happy sigh!

Well, fast forward to March and I receive another package in the mail from Lily Bee. Huh? I hadn't won anything since that sketch challenge and I already got my goodies for that. I opened it up and found the new Victoria Park line!

I e-mailed Linda at Lily Bee, first to apologize for being rude and not thanking them when I received the Head Over Heels line and, second to find out if I should send Victoria Park directly back to them or if there was another scrapper they needed me to forward it on to.

Well, she e-mailed me back, told me to keep it and make something fab!

Can't argue with that, so here's my "something fab"!

I the sketch from their current sketch challenge and altered it just a bit. Instead of three photos side by side, I used a collage of four photos, outtakes from Aud's photo shoot for her birthday invites.

Confetti is quite trendy right now in scrapping and it also helps convey how windy it was that day.

I used my Glossy Accents to adhere the confetti because it has the smallest applicator tip...and my glue pens are kind of dried up. ;)

Anyway, this is just another example of why I love Lily Bee and, how my rudeness was rewarded. Yikes!

(And you better believe I made sure to thank them profusely for letting me keep Victoria Park!)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Punky Sprouts and My Little Shoebox!!

This month we got to work with the new line from My Little Shoebox. I got to work with the oh so pretty Keepsake line!
I chose to make a mini album about Mickey, Audrey and me. With Mickey entering Kindergarten in the fall and Aud going into her first year of preschool, I know it won't be much longer before they start spending more time away from me than with me.
On the cover I layered lots of stickers, roll-ups and punch outs from Keepsake along with a Lil' Lacey Blossom and a Lil' Stem.
On the back side of the cover I die cut a large scalloped circle to cover the adhesive from the front side. I used a Lil' Stem to create a flower and mounted it on a smaller scalloped circle and then embellished it. The first page has some journaling telling the kids how much I love getting to stay home with them.

The photo on the next page is one of my favorites of the two of them together. I cut out a frame from one of the sheets of paper and then cut it in half to accent that photo. I also used another Lil' Stem. The next page has some journaling about how much I love this photo and how well it represents their relationship.
These next two pages feature pictures of me with my kids. I love the left page with my son because the elements from the previous one (the bird, the music note and the Lil' Stem) show through. The right side has me and my daughter and is accented by a piece of Lil' Stem.
The last pics are just ones of my kids right now. I did a lot of embossing and die cutting on this album and on Mickey's page it really shows. I was also able to run a Lil' Stem through my machine and die cut it as well! Aud's page has quite a few fussy cut elements added to it. I used Fabritac to adhere all my papers and such to the canvas pages.
Finally the back cover. I took one of the journaling elements from the papers and punched it into a circle and mounted it on another Lil' Lacey Blossom. I really love how this album turned out and how much it means to me. Thanks for stopping by!!!