Thursday, March 21, 2013

What a Steal!

Ba dum dum... Here is my latest purchase from Crafty Steals.  It's the Sunny Side collection from Pebbles Inc.  It included 18 double sided sheets of cardstock, 2 packs of letter stickers, some layered flowers and butterflies and a sticker sheet.  I added on the 6x6 pad and the stamp set which will be great for cards.

I liked this collection even more than expected.  The colors are vibrant and the patterns are interesting but not too overwhelming for me to work with.

I loved it so much, I had to make layouts with this set right away.

These pictures are from our Disney vacation.  Some lady was nice enough to take a picture of the two of us at the pin store in Downtown Disney.  The papers here are from the Sunnyside Collection, the letters are from American Craft (thickers) and Simple Stories, the pink border is Doodlebug (remember paper frills??), bakers twine plus the love charm. I think that's a leftover from a bridal shower favor I put together and was purchased in a large pack at Micheal's.   

Here we are goofing around outside the World of Disney.  Here I used the Pebbles paper, letters and cut apart piece and added some brads and bling from my stash.  

This is us waiting to board the plane.  There's nothing really to say except, "we're on vacation!"  You have to say it like Billy Crystal in City Slickers - one of the funniest movies.  Anyways, I had a hard time with this layout.  The papers and the title came together quickly but from there I just struggled. I stared at it for days trying to figure out what was missing. I added the arrows and paper flags plus some bling and wooden stars which I sprayed with Mr. Huey's mists. I am really happy with how it turned out.

I find that I like the texture and contrast the little paper flags/banners add to a page.  It's been an easy way to add texture and color.  Do you any go to techniques you enjoy using on your projects?

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