Monday, July 29, 2013


Finished two more layouts using my June Cocoa Daisy kit. I used to be afraid to use my favorite patterned papers. I didn't want to use them up or I wasn't sure how to incorporate them. I am the same way with clothes I've noticed. I usually buy and wear solids but admire patterns on other people and the rack. In scrapping Glitter Girl has inspired me to use my favorite patterns as backgrounds. This is a look that isn't for everyone but I'm finding I really like it! They make layouts that are busier so I don't add a whole lot else...but that is my usual style. Very few embellishments typically.

I am also not someone who usually buys patterned paper according to what is new or part of a specific line or manufacturer. But lately I am finding myself drawn to certain lines. The Pier is one of those! I really love this lines colors. So much that in the first layout above I got only one sheet of that background paper (sunshine) in the kit. Yesterday I went to my LSS and bought the only sheet they had left because I also loved side B!

I didn't buy much at my LSS...mostly patterned papers. I got a few Maggie Holmes from Crate Paper...I found I really like her lines...also I'm really excited about some new releases. Especially Say Cheese from Simple Stories. I don't usually like heavily themed stuff but I love Disney and love that this collection is somewhat universal and not overly themed. I watched all the new CHA videos on two peas and actually found myself loving a lot of new stuff!

Well...back to reality. Getting some stuff done before I have to head to class tonight. Really should be reading the long book chapter I have to lecture the class on next week. Ugh!

Happy Monday!


Anonymous said...

Adore that Mother's Day layout! That yummy paper!

Jingle said...

Very nice layouts. I love the mother's day one!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what great layouts!! the papers are so pretty

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Pretty pages!

Kimberly Kett said...

Beautiful pages! LOVE the use of pattern paper!

lil gik said...

looks like you're doing well with the pretty patterned paper, both layouts are sweet!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great pages!
I agree about The Pier.
And I am really looking forward to Say Cheese as well.
Love that it is "disney" without being disney :)

Danielle said...

Beautiful layouts, love how you used the pattern papers for the background!

Manda Moore said...

These are both lovely but I really love the Mothers Day one.

scrapperjen said...

Again - lovely layouts! I love the paper - so pretty.
I can't believe how much Lil Miss is growing! She's a doll.


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