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Saturday, May 10, 2014

12x12 Life

What can I say...I'm a 12x12 kinda gal. 

When things are not going right or I'm feeling like I need some crafty time...I reach for 12x12. 

I think we all have our own comfort zones and that is mine. 

So imagine how ecstatic I was when Kim started carrying different 12x12 papers in the store! We have Authentique and Fancypants and 7Dots and Tim Hotlz...

and I really could go on but you want to see some GORGEOUS crafty goodies don't you;)

If you have seen my work you know that I am over the top...lots of mixed media...more flowers than a gal can handle. But when I saw the Fancypants Nautical line, I was so inspired to do something clean and simple. I purchased some 12x12 in a couple of the patterns and went to town!! They were so much fun to create with!

I also used my new Tim Holtz Honeycomb die to create some layers behind the photo grouping. The tag is from the clearance section and is Fancypants as well but from a different line. I just adore the Junkyard Findings Street Signs and this one was perfect...because he is my 1st born!! Get it? 
*slaps her knee*
I liked the orange with the navy blue and teal (yes that is blue not black) so I grabbed a piece of orange paper from my stash to make my accents. 

I decided to stamp a tiny date stamp to document the time that this photo was taken. We don't have many every day type photos and this was just a spur of the moment "kids...get in the car...mamma wants pics" kinda deal. 

So needless to say my teenager was glad I was inspired to NOT use flowers this time.  

This LO was the inspiration for the one above:

Hard to believe this is the same child isn't it? Thus the title for the previous LO of "All Growed Up"

This was using the Authentique elegant line. Little bit of chip board photo frames
and some Prima masking...a little bling...some stamping...this was seriously a fun layout to create.

Here is a close up of the tissue tape and stamping.

And of course the BLING!!!! Oh so yummy!! And just adorable with the Prima Metal Door Sign

Don't forget our ePlay challenge is still going on this month with STENCILS!!!

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Don't forget to enter for your chance to win.



toni said...

Woo hoo Two for the price of one! Gorgeous layouts love that they each reflect the stage of life your boy is at . Lots of prettiness in the baby one and cool sophistication in the 'all growed' up' one ( quick aside kind Safari spelling correction just entered 'growled' for growed , I've got 2 adult boys and remembering their teenage years..... Maybe growled is more appropriate!! He looks like a very sweet guy though ) xx

Sue Lelli said...

Super GORGEOUS layouts, Andie! LOVE seeing the baby to the all growed up! FAB colors and design, BOTH!

Julia Aston said...

What a marvelous page for your 1st Andie! Love the street sign - hadn't seen that in the shop! great colors and papers too! what fun to compare it to his 'baby' page!

Unknown said...

I love the contrast between the two LO's. Each one suits the age so well Andie! Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day! xx

Micki said...

I LOVE the polka dot layout. It's just awesome and love the pop of color. And your 2nd page - love love love!!!!! Again, love all that white space with the pop of color. I wish I had a "knack" for creating beautiful pages like this. Gorgeous.