Friday, July 20, 2012

hop on over

Hop on over to the Little Black Dress blog. I've got a tutorial up using the July "It's My Party" kit. There's a free printable too.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Little Black Dress | July Kit

So I really LOVE my Little Black Dress layouts this might seem like I say that every month, but I really do love these!

As soon as I saw these numbers I knew I wanted to make some sort of list. Lucas' bedtime routine is important and I'm sure it will change as the years the pass by, so I wanted to document what it's like right now.

Little Black Dress July kit--patterned paper: My Mind's Eye(title), Basic Grey(confetti) | numbers: Pink Paislee | small alpha stickers: Glitz Design [non-kit items-- cardstock: American Crafts | Silhouette SD | title font: Lobster Two | punch: Martha Stewart Crafts | typewriter]

Some of the first photos of my son. This is the first time I've ever scrapped them. I've been afraid to because I wanted the page to be perfect. The photos were taken by my father-in-law. He took similar ones when my husband was born. Need to find those and put them side by side sometime or scrap them on a page together! I created the fletching design in Illustrator and transferred it over to Silhouette Studio. (Fletching is the feathers of an arrow.....I had to do an internet search to figure that one out.)

Little Black Dress July kit--patterned paper: Pink Paislee, My Mind's Eye, Crate Paper | photo corners: Heidi Swapp | striped tissue paper, lace trim [non-kit items-- cardstock: American Crafts | Silhouette SD (shape designed by me) | title font: Bebas]

I dug out my set of colored pencils this month and used them on the next two layouts below (for the circles). I predict a lot more colored pencil usage in the near future.

Little Black Dress July kit--patterned paper: Crate Paper(tag), My Mind's Eye | "2": Pink Paislee | striped tissue paper, buttons, lace trim  [non-kit items--cardstock: American Crafts | mist: Studio Calico | stamps: Hero Arts(alpha), & American Crafts(camera), My Mind's Eye(other) | colored pencil, yellow button, twine]

When I saw the zebra and cheetah patterned papers by Heidi Swapp, I knew I had to use them for our most recent trip to the zoo. We're, at times, a ridiculously frugal family. I took Lucas to the zoo the day before he turned three. Once you turn three, admission isn't free anymore. The sea lion show and the bridge in the rainforest exhibit are his favorite.

Little Black Dress July kit--patterned paper: Heidi Swapp and Glitz Design | "0's": Pink Paislee | alpha stickers: Glitz Design | paper clip [non-kit items: cardstock: American Crafts | Silhouette SD, paint, template, colored pencil, typewriter]

Monday, July 9, 2012

Check it out!

I can finally spill the beans! You can find me over at Elle's Studio for the next six months as a member of their fabulous Design Team. Can't wait!

and I can't leave this post without any photos, so here's some sneaks of my July projects for Little Black Dress.