Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Creating up a storm!

It has felt SO good, too! I have made four layouts, four cards, and a bracelet in one week. That is a great feeling. I discovered some page kits I had purchased when an online company had closed and I have used the heck out of two of them. I am so sorry that the company is no longer, because obviously, I really like their groupings of products. Some of my new creations I am going to send in for possible publication, so they won't show up here for a while, but here are a few I can share.

First, one of the four cards I made. This is from the papers in one of the kits. The butterfly patterned paper is Melody Ross for GCD Studios and I have to say, they make some of them best products. I have also used this same piece for a layout that turned out great. I paired the butterflies with Co'redinations card stock, which I have also been using a lot of.  It doesn't really show up in the photo, but I watermark and UTEE'd the background with a butterfly stamp. The rosette is one I put together after punching the edge with a Martha Stewart edge punch.

Second is a layout I did featuring a saying I really like. I kind of feel like I came up with this saying myself, but I am sure it has been said before lil ol' me. If not, I am trademarking it. ;)
Jillibean Soup's patterned paper seemed perfect for this. A twig from the yard, some Prima and Maya Road flowers, a little baker's twine, and a K&Company wooden bird grounds the picture of home. There are journaling cards in the envelope talking about the location, the people who live(d) here, and other important tidbits.

A close up shows some K&Company bling that I added to the Maya Road resin flowers. Home really is where your song begins.


  1. Don't you just LUUUURVE Jillibean Soup paper? I don't think there's a sheet out there that I don't want to own. Fabulous mesh of products on that layout! Fabulous!

  2. Love the layout Lora!! That paper is just too cute. I really like your ripping & inking.
    The colors on your card are just amazing together!
    So glad you've been creating.. me too... I wonder if the skype is what's helping us get our mojo back? Don't know... but it's awesome!

  3. As usual your projects are so creative and wonderful!! I love seeing them!

  4. I love this layout, you did a great job with it, and the card also. Great works of art

  5. Oooh, I love your layout! The randomly ripped and inked areas are a nice touch, and I love your title. Using the resin flowers for your envelope is a great idea!

    And I love your color combo on your card.. the blue just pops! Very pretty!