Wednesday, April 18, 2012

For the love of Prairie Hill

Have you noticed the New Pink Paislee Collections in the store?  They totally caught my eye, and I think they look even better in real life.  As soon as I saw the Hilltop sheet from the Prairie Hill Collection, I knew I wanted to cut it into itty bitty pieces. 
I had a feeling I would  love it even more with a little cardstock showing through.  I used my paper trimmer to get nice straight lines, placed them evenly on the cardstock,then glued them down one by one.  Isn't that kite the cutest?

This is the design I ended up with. 
I apologize that the little stickers are difficult to read.  They say "They make life even sweeter" The white ink text reads: "There are sure to be a lot of laughs when our families are together"

I left the layout like this for several days, despite felling like something was missing. Then a couple of weeks later while showing it to a friend I realized what was missing.  I had the idea to add a few strips of jounaling to the top right of the layout.  So I pulled out some Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, and added sentiments that were fun, matched the colours, and were appropriate for the photo of the family I was featuring on the layout.
Here's a close up of the Tiny Text stickers.
Here is the layout that is in my album today.  I feel as though the little journal strips finish it off much better, and add a little more character to a page that's all about a family that's full of character.

Products  used:
Bitty Block Alphas: yellow, blue,
Jenni Bowlin butterfly punch,
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text
Uni Ball white pen
American Crafts thickers
May Arts Jute
Jenni Bowlin tab punch

If by chance, this collection doesn't have you jumping up and down, I've got to let you know that there has been a ton of new product added to the store over the past couple of days.  Some of which include, Smash, Crate, Amy Tangerine and much more.  I would strongly encourage you to head on over and have a peek before it's all picked over.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!


Kelly said...

Great what you did with the paper!!

antenucci said...

Awesome layout! Makes me need this line, too.

Michelle said...

Great use of that paper! Beautiful LO!

Kate Vickers said...

Gorgeous, Sherri! I love the diamonds and the photo is fabulous!