Monday, March 21, 2011

Crazy Beautiful Happiness

It's Monday again!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I sure did! I spent it with my long time friends for a much needed girls' getaway weekend. We ditched the hubbies, the kiddos and the diets, hit the spa and hung out. We always have so much FUN together!

Speaking of fun...

Donovan's school sure knows how to keep school fun! For instance, every March, they have several theme days for the students (i.e. Crazy Hat Day, Crazy Sock Day, and Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character Day). Donovan gets so excited about these days! Last year, he wore the really tall St. Patrick's Day hat seen here for Crazy Hat Day and this year he donned a cowboy hat. I used papers from Echo Park's For The Record line to create a layout using photos that I took last year.

I wanted to keep this layout simple so that the focus stayed on the photos. The shamrock border on the hat inspired me to use Cheery Lynn Designs dies to create my own borders.

I used the smallest French Flair die to create a border that highlighted my journaling strip. After cutting the die 3 times, I cut each in half and then embossed using the Dots/Lines embossing folder to add texture.

I used the smallest 2 dies in the XL Circle Nesting Stackers to create a border for part of my title and then finished it off using the School Days font.

I'm loving this line of papers so much that I created this layout using one of the pictures that I took for the 52 Week Project and Petaloo flowers.

I don't know if it's because Spring is in the air, but I've been creating a lot of pinwheels lately!

Here are a couple of projects that I created using Petaloo's richly colored Darjeeling flowers, alterable Color Me Crazy flowers and Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden collection. These flowers come in six different styles and colors and are just the perfect embellishment for adding a touch of vintage to your projects.

I captured this wonderful candid photo of my good friend and her daughter (my goddaughter) at my son's birthday party. The flowers from the Darjeeling collection were perfect for tying together the photo and the papers.

I wanted to highlight the pinks and skin tones from the photo so I added some flowers from the Color Me Crazy collection that I sprayed with Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Spritz. These flowers are made from 100% recycled cotton and really hold up well to the spritz without loosing their shape.
I tucked a few pieces of Color Me Crazy Willow Vine in the flower cluster. I love how the vines can be used whole or easily separated into smaller vines.

I also created an All Occasion card using a mixture of Darjeeling and Color Me Crazy.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Have a great week!


Tricia said...

Too cute! Luv your work sista! Every girl deserves time away!

Lynn said...

That scrapbook page of your friend and her daughter is marvelous. You captured the feeling and used the Victorian papers and embellishments very effectively. I enjoyed looking at your other pages too. Thanks!

Diana Waite said...

YOU are on a roll! these layouts are GORGEOUS!!

RobinJ said...

Hey Tanisha! It's been a while since I've visited but as usual, I am never disappointed. Your creations are are wonderful!
Hugs, RobinJ

Sandy Hulsart said...

Oh, goodness, Tanisha this is just so cute. First of all your little boy is adorable but what a fabulous page, love the circles behind the letters and your use of the French Flair to make the border accent is brilliant. Great job!

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