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Friday, March 18, 2016

Easter Love

Hello sweet friends! It has been a tough week and I apologize for my delayed visits. I will be leaving you sparkly bloggie love this weekend. ♥︎

I'm up on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, where Sandy has us playing with green. I used my favorite green papers from Pion's Easter Greetings. (I cannot stop using this collection.) This Easter card is for a mother in need of extra love. ♥︎
For my little scene, I made a pretty Easter egg hanging from a vine of colorful blossoms. The egg and its doily base are files from the Silhouette Online Store, while my greenery is Cheery Lynn Design's Mini Fanciful Flourishes. The whimsical leafy design for my background is the reverse of the Daffodil sheet. The base is the beautiful Lily of the Valley, which I covered up more than intended but still makes for a sweet border.
For the Easter egg, I layered darling green and pink polka dot papers and topped it with tiny arrangements. The greeting is from the Borders sheet, which I cut with a Spellbinders Nested Lacy Pennant. A bow of Shabby Seam Binding ruffles from the top, pairing with Sunflower Pearls for my hanger. The gorgeous Lace Heart Appliqué provides Easter love, which is adorned with another shabby bow and a sweet two-tone rose.
Yet again a Prima Mulberry Butterfly has landed atop one of my projects. ♥︎ They are so lovely and each pack contains a wonderful variety. For extra floral delight I set it atop a doily blossoming with two-tone Ivory/Pale Pink roses. The soft pink accents don't shop up well in my pictures, but they are my new favorite rose.

Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a beautiful weekend. ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Time/Clock)
 *Crafty Gals Corner~ Show Me Some Green
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ March Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Scrapy Land~ Think Green (Cheery Lynn and Spellbinders dies)
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes

Friday, March 11, 2016

Spring Fairies

Hello, sweet friends! I hope you're having a blessed week. Thank you SO much for the encouragement on my scrapbook layout... I am grateful! If I hadn't been sick all week I would have a page today, as I'm anxious to make another. :o)

I'm posting on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, showcasing Pion's gorgeous Easter Greetings. I am enamored with this collection. ♥︎
I made an Easter card for a sweet family, bursting in soft springtime beauty. This will be included in Anna's box of love, as I like to include a tiny blessing for the family of the battling individuals for whom I create. Since it'll be near Easter when this arrives, I thought her sisters and mother would enjoy a whimsical card as we celebrate our Lord's Resurrection.
The darling image is from the Spring Fairies sheet, which I've surrounded with Wild Orchid Crafts blossoms and a stunning Prima mulberry butterfly. The beautiful dies are from Joy! Crafts Frame and Contents set, a gift from a treasured friend. Milled Lavender distress ink highlights the embossing. Magnolia Heart Swirls provide leafy love. Lace Coco runs down the side for softness, while a resin Melissa Frances Garnish Appliqué accents the top.
The interior is lined with one of the pretty striped patterns and the sentiment was cut from the Borders sheet with a Spellbinders die. Easter Greetings has quickly become an all-time favorite. ♥︎ Thank you for fluttering on by! Have a beautiful day. ♥︎

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *C.R.A.F.T.~ Easter/Spring
 *Crafty Gals Corner~ All About the Girls
 *Penny's Challenge~ Anything Goes
 *Scrapy Land~ Anything Goes (I used Magnolia and Spellbinders dies)

Friday, March 4, 2016

A Leap of Faith

Happy Friday, sweet friends! I'm posting a giant leap of faith on the Live & Love Crafts blog today. Sandy challenged us to take a leap this week and I went all in. ♥︎

I have long admired beautifully shabby scrapbook layouts... the ones bursting with so much texture that 'closing' the album simply means tying pretty ribbons to keep it from falling open. :o) This is my (very humble) attempt at such a layout using Pion's gorgeous Easter Greetings collection.
This was the hardest thing I've ever made! I don't know how scrapbookers do it... but I had a lovely time dabbling into that beautiful world. The sheer volume of space was intimidating and I would need another week to fill it up more. ;)
With so many pastels in this collection, any and all embellishments/flowers seem to work. I chose to stay with white, which paired nicely with precious Violet's crown. :o) Isn't she darling? She is inspires me daily from afar with her heart of gold and unwavering faith. This layout will be part of a gift for her mother. (The pretty photo is courtesy of Britny Sirotak Photography.) Violet is a courageous cancer survivor and is driven to bless the lives of children who endure all that she went through. She is all things beautiful and magical. ♥︎ Her photo is nestled within Cheery Lynn's Sophia's Heart die.
Love is ever-blossoming, bursting forth through all tribulation. A Pion butterfly leads a pretty trail of mini hearts, one of the sweetest trims imaginable. A metal rose serves as the 'pull' for a journaling tag, which is covered in Shabby White Frantage.
The lovely sentiment is from Graciellie Design's Dream stamp set, one of Gracie's new releases this week. It is cut with a Spellbinders Labels Four and layered atop a Gold Labels Four die. Resin Prima Swirls also are sprinkled with Shabby White Frantage...
... and of course frolicking with pearls. ♥︎ Atop each doilie on the layout is a die from Sue Wilson's Italian Collection Decorative Frames. I wanted soft accents with whimsical butterflies hovering about. Love is a La-La Land Crafts die.♥︎

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a wonderful weekend!

Lovely challenges entered:
 *Cheery Lynn Designs~ Doilies
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ March Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Fussy and Fancy~ Shabby Fun Bingo: Something old (swirls)- Something new (sentiment/papers)- Frills/Lace- Pearls too
 *Pion Design~ March Challenge- The kids outside made me think of this sweet picture to scrap.. the nature scene made me long to use Easter Greetings once again for the pretty florals. I incorporated the pops of yellow by using several flowers with sunshiny centers. 
 *Scrapy Land~ Anything Goes (I used Cheery Lynn, La-La Land, Spellbinders, and Sue Wilson dies)
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Touchy Feely
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes

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