Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring= Muddy Messes!

When the snow starts to melt, we get mud.  Lots of mud.  Why is mud so fun?  I have no idea....but it keeps my kids entertained and I don't mind throwing their clothes in the laundry!  So I let them play!

I don't usually mix and match lines, but I did a LOT on this page!  I used products from the Amy Tan Plus One, Dear Lizzy daydreamer, Crate Paper Styleboard, Studio Calico Lemon Lush and Wanderlust collections!  I love how the background paper looks like rain drops!  That's why I chose it!  :)

For each photo, I just added some bits of paper behind and clusters of embellies on top of each.  I layered vellum, chipboard, die cuts, stickers, and even some wood veneers. Then topped it all with some machine stitching in black.

On my title letters, the black alphas were just too dark, and I wanted them to look more muddy, so I used white ones and stamped them with some grey and brown inks.  And I LOVE those gold foil leaves from Studio Calico!

I kinda like the bright springy colors of this page contrasting with the MUDDY photos!  :)  And there is a lot more mud out there still!  :)  but at least the flowers are starting to poke through in some spots!


**************ARRIVING THIS WEEK*****************

The new Echo Park Capture Life collection will be arriving THIS WEEK!  Look for it in the store Wednesday or Thursday.  This is a GREAT everyday line, and also comes with dies!! 

There is also a black and white version, too, great for background or just contrast to the bright papers in the first collection.

***************Weekly Giveaway********************

Weekly Giveaway!

For a chance to win a $10 credit to the store, leave a comment on each blog post this week.  I will choose a random day and then a random commentor on that day to win!!!  Winners have 7 days to claim their prize.

Last weeks winner is:

Congrats Kim!  Contact me at to claim your credit!


  1. Wow, Audrey, I love, love, love your layout! So cute! Such a great design, awesome colors, and very cool details!

  2. Love all the vellum bits and pieces

  3. This is such a cute post! Love the layout and embellishements and my daughter has those polka dot boots and adores them!!!

  4. That layout is adorable!!! I love the background paper, love all the details! The new lines are so cute AND they come with the die is so awesome!!!! Thank you so much for chosing me what an awesome surprise!!

  5. Love how you have pockets of color throughout the page. Cute boots too.

  6. What a cute layout!! I love the stitching and vellum!

  7. Is it weird that I noticed those cute polkadot boots first? ;)
    Great job mixing all these lines - something I'm not good at, but you rocked this! Love the "messy" look!

  8. love the b&w version of that paper