A few days ago, I received an email from Eve the owner of Black With 2. She had already chosen the new DTs for this blog. Was I disappointed....yes, but not for long!! Why? Well, Eve asked me to DT for her other blog, Scrapbudz Scrapbook Boutique. How awesome is that!!! I am honored to be part of the team!! And I'm definitely joining a very talented group of ladies!! Thanks Eve!!!!!!
My new position starts on April 1st! It's been a while since I've been on a 'creative' deadline. But I'm totally looking forward to it, and I can't wait to get started!!
I did update my blog, with all of the new team info and blog links. Check out the <----- sidebar. And I will also post the new blinky, as soon as I can get it to work......technologically challenged here!! Please do take some time, and visit the Scrapbudz blogs. I also made some other changes (minor), and I'm planning on changing up my gallery......sometime in the near future.
So, I am going to share the projects that I submitted to Eve.....I'll keep the wordiness short!! LOL as if I can do that!! But I will keep the closeups to a minimum.
Gorgeous papers!!!! The Moonrise Collection....this is one of my fave collections from SEI!!! LOVE IT!! I actually 'saved' it for months, before I finally decided to cut into it!!! How crazy is that? I just thought it was too beautiful to use up! The pic of my DIL, Carol, was printed in sepia on watercolor paper, and then distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The little black velvet leaves......were flowers from Heidi Swapp......I just cut them apart into sections of two. The filagree butterfly is also SEI. Lace trim is Prima, felt trim is Recollections (see note), the foil border strip is Jolee's & the vintage whatnot is from Glitz.
The peach and the black & white flowers were cut from the pp. I made itty bitty flowers with the buttons & sequins that were included in the SEI kit. The bling is also Recollections and the larger leaves are made from one of my fave 7Gypsies paper. I love it so much, that I buy a few sheets everytime I see it!!
I punched a bunch of circles and layered them under the punched (Martha Stewart) circle mat. You can see the Heidi Swapp black velvet flowers peaking out from under the glimmer misted Prima flowers. I used Basic Gray & Graphic 45 papers. I added a few K&Co and G45 diecuts, as well as some October Afternoon stickers.
My title is also stickers from OA. The seam binding is from Bluebird Lane Etsy. And there's a few odds & ends everywhere.
Love this pic of my DD Ashley....I think my DGS Mason took this pic, when they were at the airport waiting to go back home. I sanded part of the background because I really didn't want suitcases & stuff showing. I then stamped all over the sanded parts, with various Inkadinkado & Anna Griffin stamps. This LO is a bit different then what I usually do. I kept everything in the center to keep the background cleaner. More SEI papers. I used Lumiere paints on the title, which is a piece cut from a Dusty Attic chippy, another from K&Co, and on the the Tim/Sizzix birdcage & bird.
I love how these handmade flowers turned out. I used more SEI papers....double sided cardstock, and I love the bits of green peaking out. I used a bit of broken china Distress Ink and some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist, and added Recollections mini roses, also misted, to the centers. The leaves and bling are Prima. Bits of Tim Holtz, Martha Stewart pearls, Glitz sticker, and Tattered Angels.
Pics of Mason are also at the airport...he was totally mesmerized by all of the hoopla outside of the window. I used My Mind's Eye, Prima, Onirie & SEI papers. Bits from Heidi Swapp, 7Gypsies, Sandylion, Martha Stewart, Greenbrier Intl. Distress Inks from Tim & paints from Folk Art
So here's my note......
Have you noticed how much more Recollections stuff there is at Michaels now? I was really getting frustrated with this, cause they were replacing the higher end products, such as Prima, with their own brand. Well, about a month ago, I was in there shopping, and they had lots more new stuff from Recollections. Not only more, but better quality, and much, much prettier than what they started with. I really didn't think I would ever say this, but I'm impresssed!! I'll still buy Prima, ZVA, etc, but I'll also get Recollections!! Bonus is that their stuff, is definitely less expensive!! Have you experienced the same thing? And are you buying the Recollections products? Nope, not getting any $$ from Michaels, just wondering if I'm the only one who feels this way.