I bought a bag of colorful feathers at the craft store on my last trip. I was wavering between the natural colored brown and tan feathers and the dyed ones and I went with the dyed ones, though I think on my next trip I'll get the others. I like the way these look.
I still can't get away from that aqua-pink-yellow color scheme. It's my favorite right now. It's very springy. I guess it's technically still spring, though it's like 85 degrees out right now.
The feathers got stitched down with my sewing machine. It seems to have worked ok. I'll probably play around with other ways of attaching them.
I'm not sure how I feel about this part. Maybe I should have just left it alone? I mean without the stamping. I did the stamping, didn't like it, added the ring around it, and liked it a bit better. Maybe I should have just kept it simple. Feathers are a big statement to make.
Hope you all had a great long weekend and are refreshed for the coming week!
Here it is, the June kit! This one is so pretty and colorful and fun! I add-ons are sooo tempting but I limited myself to the paint and ink add-on because I'm on a budget. Head over and check out the store. The add-ons go fast!
The kit comes with a custom ampersand stamp. I used a Jenny Bowlin paint dabber from the add-on to coat the stamp for this layout. This layout documents little bits of my classroom and my school year routine.
And I had to scrap the awesome dress Paola picked out for her bridesmaids! This one is a painty mess. I just kept adding layers until I liked how it looked.
In case you didn't notice, my very favorite paper in this kit is this mint checkered one from Crate Paper.
More layouts featuring fantastic old photos. I adore them. I did both of these for Cocoa Daisy's Spring Crop.
Remember yesterday when I said I'm in love with this glitter paper. I wasn't even kidding! The DC layout from yesterday and this one are my recent favorites!
This is such an awesome picture of my mom and my memere. I miss the idyllic summer evenings of my childhood. I'm also sappy and prone to nostalgic hyperbole.
mmmm. glittery paper.
Then I scrapped this awesome picture of my mom and dad. I blogged about it a few weeks ago.
This one features bits and pieces from several older Cocoa Daisy kits. To check out our newest one, June's Cherry Soda, head over to the site tonight for our reveal. The gallery is delicious! I'll be posting my layouts tomorrow.
I've been digging into the old family photos again. I did these two layouts a couple weeks ago for Cocoa Daisy's Spring Crop.
This one of a trip to the mountains in New Hampshire when I was around 12...
And this one of a trip to Washington DC when I was around 3, I guess. I barely remember this one...
I decided I'm in love with this glitter paper and want to make all my titles out of it!
On both layouts, I tried to jot down the random memories I had of those trips.
As I was preparing this post, I also realized that on the New Hampshire layout, I stamped a butterfly into ledger paper and cut it out. And on the DC layout, I used the negative space from that cutout. I also used the same Basic Grey paper on both. I think it's from June Bug.
I'm off to Burlington, VT with my ladyfriends for the weekend. VT City Marathon Relay! We'll see how I do. Let's just say I haven't trained as much as I should have for this. In my defense, it's been rainy and I've been a little sick.
Did you know haute couture scrapping was a thing? It is - I made it up. It's when you spend more time than usual to make a really special, detailed layout. It's for very special pictures. I came up with this idea to use as a challenge at the crop at Cocoa Daisy last weekend. It was to make a layout for a special picture with fabric, hand stitching, lace, and special details. I used the opportunity to scrap this picture of my Memere in the 1940s. It's a pretty awesome picture.
My haute couture style is a little less messy, I guess, but still handmade-looking. I always like things to look handmade. I used fabric for the entire background and used a cotton lace doily to frame the picture. The fabric and lace are held down with Mod Podge.
What techniques do you use when you've got a very special picture to scrap?
Yesterday was an awesome mail day, because I got this! My bff is getting married this summer and the bridesmaids get to wear it. It's the beribboned dress from BHLDN and it's so adorable in person. It even has pockets! I can't wait!
I don't quite look like the model and it needs to be pressed, but I'm totally in love with it.
And seriously? I ordered it on Thursday morning and received it Monday. So fast!
If you haven't checked out BHLDN yet, it's worth a peek. It's Anthropologie's wedding shop and it's pretty much pure eye candy.
We had an amazing crop this past weekend at Cocoa Daisy. I had a blast and did a bunch of layouts, which I'll be sharing over the next few days. I also did this mini-album.
Just documenting bits and pieces of my new place. The album itself it Prima. I used gesso, paint, glitter, colored pencils and Mod Podge on the pages. The bits and pieces I added are mostly Daily Junque by Pink Paislee. And some doilies from the baking section of the craft store and Hambly overlay sheets inserted here and there to finish it off.
If you're a scrapper you should head over to Cocoa Daisy and check out the action this weekend. We're having our spring crop and things are already underway. There are some truly awesome challenges in store for you.
One of my next projects is a fresh coat of paint for these. The chair and bookcase have been in my family forever. The chair isn't too sturdy but I still like it. The side table is the one I got at Salvo a few weeks ago. I'm pretty into it. The chair is going to be matte gold. This picture from Pinterest is my inspiration...
The bookcase will be turquoise/aqua. Like this...
And the side table I'm a little undecided about. It definitely needs a paint job. It's hard to tell in this picture, but the finish is in rough shape. I'm considering an olive-y/forest-y green, maybe. I should add that once they are finished, they won't be all next to each other in this spot anymore. Any suggestions on table color?