Friday, September 23, 2011

Big Sister, Little Brother

Big Sister, Little Brother
by Krissy Clark McKee


I am back, fresh from a trip to California where I took lots and lots of pictures of my sweet niece and her brother, my brand new little nephew! So of course, the primary thing on my mind when I sat down at my scrap table was what papers did I have that worked with my pictures. And, it quickly became apparent that my Kaisercraft Class of '87 Collection from the LCOM STORE had exactly the bright colors and graphic patterns I was looking for. If you think papers from a school collection are only for school pictures, think again!

The collection's striped and crossword puzzle papers were perfect for my handmade accordian flowers, especially when combined with a couple of Fancy Pants' chalkboard tags from its Off to School Collection.

My banner was super easy to make. I used a small star punch on a cut out strip of my patterned paper. I cut out squares around the punched star shapes, outlined each square with fine-tip black marker and then punched a tiny hole in each corner through which I threaded my baker's twine. I used pop dots under each square on my banner to make it stand out more. Pretty cute, don't you think?

I also added these little resin flowers from Maya Road. I think they make really sweet accents without being overwhelming.
I could easily see myself using more of these Maya Road embellies in the future either as the centers of larger, more elaborate handmade flowers or by themselves on cards.

Do you need a little more inspiration? Then head over to the STORE which has just a received a shipment of the newest, completely droolworthy lines by Studio Calico and Glitz Design. And, if you are in the Saint John, New Brunswick area on Wednesday the 28th, you can drop by the Hampton Inn and chat with Kristine and the gang about the latest and greatest in scrapbooking. For more info, click HERE.

Until next week...

Products Used
Kaisercraft Class of '87 Collection (Assembly, Science Project, Sports Day, Times Tables)
Maya Road Resin Blossoms
Thickers and October Afternoon Alphas
Baker's Twine
Fancy Pants Stickers - Off to School Collection
Distress Ink - Faded Jeans and Fired Brick
Two Small Brads
Two Buttons
Small Circle Punch and Small Star Punch

6 comments:

Kathy Skou said...

Great LO and Great Pic!!! Love those resin flowers!

Nicolle Kramer said...

Adorable LO! Sweet pic and love your banner..;)

Brittney said...

This is adorable - love the tags!

Marielle said...

too cute,love the banner !!!

Hilde/Scoobie said...

Love the color combo on this layout and all the pretty details!

dlwidder said...

Awesome lo! Love those adorable chalkboard tags!