Basic Grey Picadilly Collection

Good Tuesday morning everyone!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend!  Ours was filled with wrestling tournaments, school events, and cleaning out the toy room - busy but productive!  Just how I like it!  LOL!

Today I wanted to share with you a few projects I created recently with the Picadilly collection from Basic Grey.  This is a great spring themed collection.  Flowery but not overly feminine - it's a great collection for those everyday layouts as well. 

For this layout I decided to scrapbook a picture of my sweet little niece Gia.  I created several circular elements on my layout in a visual triangle to lead the eye from my title, to my photo, and down to my journaling.  I used some of the Picadilly Rub Ons on this layout and I just have to say these are so fantastic.  They go on so smoothly and are opaque - so even on a darker colored paper like the red pattern in the bottom left corner, you only see the true green of the rub on leaf.  Love it!

I also created a pair of cards using this collection.  My first card uses one of the adorable chicken Element Stickers.  I just had to add a "punny" sentiment to make this card complete.

And my next card uses another sticker from the Element Sticker sheet.  This one is of a sweet flower.  I added a Stitched Brad to the center and popped the whole thing up with a bit of dimensional adhesive for some extra oomph!

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Two Peas In A Bucket - LOVE you

Hey everybody!  Just wanted to share a new layout that went up in the Garden over at Two Peas In A Bucket today.  The theme this month in the Garden is Valentine's Day so I created this loved themed layout with some recent photos of my hubby and I from a family photo shoot this past fall. While these photos were not taken on Valentine's Day they definitely fit in with the theme as they are a true reflection of the love I have for my husband.

 This layout is copyright Two Peas in a Bucket

Most of the products on this layout are from the With Love collection by Pebbles. I love the combination of kraft with the traditional pinks and reds of Valentine's Day.   I added some blue in there to spice things up a bit and it really helped my title and journaling block stand out from the rest of my layout.

You'll notice the main embellishment on my page is a large heart made up of lots of tiny punched hearts. I was inspired by one of the patterns of the papers in this collection and decided to recreate it with this large embellishment. To achieve this look I simply die cut a large heart using my Silhouette and lightly adhered the negative (or the surrounding paper) to my layout. I then punched out lots and lots of tiny hearts and filled the negative space with them. Once I was done I carefully peeled away the die cut and voila! My heart filled heart was complete!

My title was also created with my Silhouette. I cut my images twice - once in red cardstock and once in gray cardstock - and then layered them together to give the illusion of a bit more depth and dimension.

No layout of mine would be complete without label stickers from October Afternoon and some bit of stamping using my Technique Tuesday stamps (love those things!).  And I just adore the tiny heart button from Pebbles - so cute!

And of course I had to use my favorite "go to" technique with all of the punched hearts on my layout - stitching them down the center and "fluffing" the sides up for dimension.  I use this technique over and over again.  I just love the way it looks.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  :)

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Two Peas In A Bucket - Gardeners' Digest

Hey everybody!  And welcome to the first edition of the Gardeners' Digest.  The Garderners' Digest is simply a monthly update from the Garden Girls, the design team at Two Peas In A Bucket.  It's a place for us to share what we're currently working on, inspired by, using in our projects, etc.  A little diary of sorts for you to keep up with all of us on our personal blogs as well as over at Two Peas In A Bucket.

First, I wanted to share with you a little sneak peek of one of my Garden projects for the month of January.  I always have so much fun creating my projects each month, but I think this one takes the top spot in terms of favorites this month.  I used lots of fun Amy Tangerine embellishments on this layout that I had been holding onto for a while now as well as some kraft tags from Ormolu and delicious red and white baker's twine from Divine Twine.  Here's a little peek of my layout ...

This is a really fun and colorful layout - just the way I like 'em - and I can't wait til share the whole thing once it is up in the Garden.  :)

I am always inspired by my fellow Garden Girls and I do believe that I have a serious scrappy crush on my teammate Jen Gallacher.  That gal can work patterned paper like there's no tomorrow.  I especially love this fun layout she created about her goals for 2012.  All I've got to say is ... you go girl! Jen was also recently a guest designer over at Pebbles and created this gorgeous layout about her daughter using the Pebbles With Love collection.  Just lovely!

Next I'd like to share a few recent purchases I've made from the shop at Two Peas.  I'm a bit of a voyeur when it comes to scrapbook rooms and supplies.  I always like to see what other people are using, how they are using it, etc. (tell me I'm not alone in this!  LOL).  So here are my five most recent purchases ...

  • Oyster Divine Twine (I just LOVE adding twine to my projects and Oyster was one color I had not had the chance to add to my stash as of yet ... not any more!  LOL)
    • Pebbles With Love Collection (You'll see me using this collection in several upcoming Garden projects.  I love the versatility and the combination of kraft with red, pink, and white is pure heaven!)

    Thanks so much for stopping by today - I hope you had fun seeing a little peek into what's been happening here in my scrap studio.  Next you'll want to stop by Nancy Damiano's blog and see what she's been up to.  See ya soon!