Monday, March 28, 2011

Project 12 - February 2011

Hello!  It's been a while, and I apologize!  I've been keeping very busy, tackling so many projects here and there.  Hopefully I can get back to a regular blogging schedule soon. :)

First, I wanted to acknowledge the sweet bloggers that awarded me with blog awards... the Stylish Blogger Award from Jenn and Jennifer, and the Versatile Blogger Award from Jade.  Thank you, ladies!  I'm very flattered!  :)  If you would like to see my tell-all post (well, not really, haha), please click on over to this post!

I finished my Project 12 layout for February!  You can see the February sketch at the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog here.

Not much happened in February.  I did get my fancy new camera. :)  And Seth and I celebrated our 9 year anniversary!  Where does the time go?

I love how the red grid paper from the Love Letters DSP pops as my background!  And I noticed that I used Baja Breeze again.. can you blame me?  It's such a pretty blue, so you know how happy I was last year when Stampin' Up! added it to their core color collection!  You know I also had to add in my Crumb Cake there as well!

Here is the left page:

I did a bit of stamping with one of my favorite sets, Bliss (which don't forget, you can get for free as part of Sale-a-bration!)... and some sewing to connect my different patterned papers.  I sewed a little fabric in a ruffle below Fluffy's picture, and did some button and punch layering over in the top corner.

(Have you ever tried an English muffin, toasted, with some chocolate hazelnut butter, topped with sliced strawberries?  YUM!)

On this page.. well, I cut a strip of the large scallop using the Tasteful Trims Bigz XL die, and hid the seam with the Daffodil Delight pompom trim.  Some more layering with the smaller punched scallop border and a button, brad, and rosette.  I inked the chipboard letters with Early Espresso Craft ink.. love that font!  I adhered a bunch of punched hearts along the top edge of my journaling area, and sewed two lines over top.  (Yes Barb, I am so glad I had the guts to try sewing on my paper crafts!! :) )

Here are some angled shots... :)

So I noticed that I am almost at 100 followers!  I know that may not be very much to some people, but to me it's a big number!  I really appreciate all of you readers, and the friends I have made through blogging. :)  I'm thinking of doing a giveaway once I hit 100!  Yay!

Ok, I need to run!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Project 12 February layout supplies:
All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  Bliss, I {Heart} Hearts, Punch Potpourri
Ink:  Early Espresso, Baja Breeze
Paper:  Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake cardstock, Love Letters Designer Series Paper, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper, Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper, Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (available next month!)
Accessories/Tools:  Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric, Daffodil Delight Pompom Trim, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Ice Cream Parlor Button (Sale-a-bration), Pearl Basic Jewel, Antique Brads, Neutrals and Brights Designer Buttons, Vintage Flower Adornment, Vanilla Rosette, Alphabet Soup Chipboard, and Heart-to-Heart, Full Heart, Small Heart, Eyelet Border, and Scallop Edge Punches, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Big Shot, sewing machine and vanilla thread


  1. Love the way you sewed the hearts to the journaling card. Another beautiful layout! Congrats to you and Seth too!

  2. such a gorgeous layout. . . love the soft colours and the tag behind your fur babies pic. . . love, love, love it!

  3. Such wonderful details here, Melissa. I love how you put so much into your los but they never look over done. Congrats to you and Seth!

  4. I agree you have done an amazing job. Love all the details.Your posts are always so good!!

  5. Hi Melissa, wanted to tell you what an amazing job you do using SU! supplies in your layouts! WOW!

  6. I thought I was looking at digi pages. You have a wonderful talent.

  7. heyyyy lady! just wanted to let you know there's a surprise in this blog post for you! :)

  8. I am having a Lisa Leonard giveaway and thought you would be interested.


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