I hope everyone had a great weekend. Things were pretty low key here which is just how I like it sometimes. Darian is feeling a TON better since he's been on antibiotics for a few days now (thank you for all of the well wishes). And today is the first day both boys are in school since last Tuesday! Hallelujah! LOL!
Okay so first things first. Thank you for all of the sweet comments regarding the designer feature in CARDS magazine. Carla was the first person to guess that the "hailing from canada" line was incorrect but Keshka was the first gal to note where I really DO hail from (Jersey girl here!) so I am going to send you both a little something for playing along with me. I just need your mailing addresses ladies. You can email me your information at lghahary(at)cevant(dot)com and I'll get some goodies out in the mail to you right away.
Next up I wanted to share a layout I created as the May Guest Designer for Polka Dot Whimsy. If you're not familiar with PDW you should really check it out - it's a great kit club run by Michelle Hill that features lots and lots of great goodies and vintage inspired finds. The kit I got to work with was filled to the brim with yummy bright colors and you know that's how I love my patterned papers! I created a few layouts with the kit but I'm going to share just one today. I'll be back with more tomorrow (gives me a good reason to blog! hee hee!).
This layout uses some of the new Anthology collection from Studio Calico as well as patterned papers from Pebbles and October Afternoon and a few bits of We R Memory Keepers for my butterflies.
I had a lot of fun with my punches on this layout. I think I used 2 different kinds of border punches, 2 different size circle punches, and of course that adorable butterfly punch from Martha Stewart. I'm kinda like the Carrie Bradshaw of punches - a girl can never have too many! ;)
In the photo below you can see a canvas flower that was included in the kit (I believe it was punched with the new Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die for Sizzix) and a lace ribbon rosette I created for the center. This is so easy to make - just thread a running stitch along the bottom edge of your ribbon and tie your ends together once you reach your desired size. Easy peasy!
Okay that's it for me today. See ya'll tomorrow with another layout from this kit! :)