Finally getting around to getting a new post up this week. Fran and I went to New York on Monday and Tuesday. We had a great time! I ate and drank a bunch, but probably walked off most of the calories I consumed. I grew up on Long Island, so NYC is kind of like home. On Tuesday, my BFF from home came and met me and we had lunch and did some shopping. Well, let me tell you, I hit the motherload! We found the most amazing store. It's called M and J Trimming. Holy Moly! This place is floor to ceiling ribbon, trim, buttons, lace, etc. I was in heaven. I could have stayed there and shopped for hours. But since Jen wasn't nearly as excited as I was, I refrained. I did leave with a bunch of awesome ribbon, though.
Check out this photo. Seeing it online isn't nearly as cool as in person, but you get the idea...
Here's the link: M and J Trimming
So, onto some projects...
I did this for Kazan's sketch at 2S4Y this week. Once again, I was totally inspired by the sketch and the team's fabulous interpretations. I flipped the sketch 180 degrees. :) Ever have a card that just comes together really easily? This was one of those cards for me. I used Creative Imaginations and Jenni Bowlin papers, CI and Karen Foster stickers and a Prima rhinestone swirl. I LOVE those!!
Here is a layout that I did for the POC blog this week.
I love flowers. I have so many of them that I could use them on every project I create and still have tons left over. Since I'm the only female in my household, I usually use them on cards, layouts about me, or altered projects. But, I do sometimes use them on masculine pages, too. This page is an example of how to add them without making the page look too 'girly'. First, I started with a strong plaid backgound. I used small flowers and embellished them with buttons and star jewels. That way the flowers work as an accent, and your eyes aren't immediately drawn to them. Finally, I adhered the red and white cord around the circles to add some more texture to the page. And, yes, the journaling lines ARE all stitched. ;)
Well, that's it for now. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!