Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Napa Valley Maniac!

hello loves! if you follow my Twitter feed then you know that I've been babbling like a crazy person over this months kit, Napa Valley. Believe the hype- it is AMAZING. I also purchased the Monterey add-on, which is chock full of even more of the gorgeous Crate Paper Restoration & the oh-so-amazing Walker Pharmacy stamp (LOVE!)
Since the lovelieness arrived about a week & a half ago, I have made SEVEN layouts & a card. and i am not done, not at all! Like the lovely
Lisa Dickinson says "this kit was a workhorse!"

"...I'm Free"

i used both Napa Valley & Monterey here, I am IN LOVE with that exclusive SC paper. The colors of both kits really matched the photos so well, this is one of my current favorite pages. I used the Jett alpha set to stamp the "Amarillo" sub-title. (The actual title comes from "Amarillo By Morning" of corse, by George :) perfectly fitting!)

"Playboy Mansion" i used 99% Monterey here, everything excet the purple scallop border sticker is from the add-on kit. I know I'm a broken record with this, but i LOooOOoVVeee that "Restoration" line. It is so gorgeous!

"Romantic Lunch" yep. Napa + Monterey. More Crate "Restoration". love love love it! (FYI- J was STRESSED OUT bc he thought everyone would think that was HIS cosmo in the picture, hahahaha!)

"Balloon Glow"
this was THE hardest page to photograph in the known universe. I snapped pictures for 20 mins and I'm still not thrilled with any of them. The photos are (obvs) mostly black since they are night shots of a field of illuminated hot air balloons. This was the first page i did from the kit, the second I saw the Mix & Mend & that graphic Marjolaine PP, i had "The Vision" for this page. This Napa + Monterey again and i used a Studio Calico hot air balloon rub-on right smack in the middle!

"Ashwood Suite"

oh man i love every bit of the Making Memories Paper Reverie collection. I used both sheets from the main kit here. The lovely red floral is the backside of the polka dot, so i cut the large circle out before adhering the other "layers" on top of it. (tricky!)

"My Beautiful BFF's" yep. Napa, Monterey, Happy Leigh :) can we talk about the Walker Pharmacy stamp? bc i FREAKIN LOVE IT. i'ts perfect and i'm going to use it so many times you guys will be begging me to give it a rest ;)

"Hey You" card

just a fun card for one of my besties, using the kits :) i actually just mailed it this am so i hope she doesnt see this before she gets it, haha!

"Hot to Trot" this page is a Studio Calico mashup. Background paper is from the Joyland kit, blue cardstock + rose baubles from Napa Valley, orange PP + green Thickers from Monterey, and a random bit of SC cuteness up top. love how it turned out!

and with that, WHEW thats all for now! :) i still have plenty of goodies leftover and a TON of ideas (and new Jenni Bowlin inks & paints to play with!) so expect a "Napa Valley Part 2" post soon!

thanks for looking & reading!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

just a little piece of me

promises of what i seem to be
only watch the time go by
all of these things
you said to me....

if you know me, you know this song has my heart and always will