I've been hard at work on my Blythe headbands. I'm so excited....I think people will really like them! They should be up for sale in my shop the next couple days. If you're a member at Plastic Paradise, I'm also a sponsor for the Treasure Hunt at the end of the week.
Oh, and lest you think I dress poor Jubilee in crazy Barbie and the Rockers pants on a regular basis, she wore them especially for this photo (which is probably one of my favorite Blythe shots I've done so far!):
I did something a little different this time. I printed the rosettes out onto printable canvas in three sizes per style, then layered them for dimension. I added some embroidered felt leaves I made, vintage buttons, then attached an alligator clip for a cute hair accessory (modeled by my gorgeous sister).
Things have been busy around here. Our little man just turned one a couple days ago. I can't believe how fast time is flying by! He started taking his first steps last Tuesday, too! We are having a blast watching him grow. He is so much fun.
He likes chewing on unopened popsicles. He has molars coming in, so I think it feels good on his gums. He already has 10 teeth!
My latest project has been fabric headbands for Blythe. I've been wanting to do this for a while, but I finally found a way to make the back stretchy that I'm happy with. I'll have them on sale in my Etsy shop very soon. Here is the first one I started fooling around with, using vintage yo yos from the 1930's:
More to come....as always, I have a lot to catch up on!
So, yesterday was my 30th birthday. I just don't FEEL like I'm already 30! Not that I find it old or anything. It just seems like time is flying by, especially this past year since Fisher was born. Chad made it a special day for me, though. I have such a sweet husband.
Fisher and I recently got back from a trip to Savannah, GA with my parents and sister. It was great, because we haven't done something like that as a family in SO LONG! We had a wonderful time.
And this sweet thing was my gift from my parents:
My mom made her hat, too! I named her Ivey (another one of the girl names we liked when I was pregnant), and she is a custom by Friends With Blythe. I am just smitten with her! The first one was taken at Back in the Day Bakery(home of the most AMAZING banana pudding you will ever taste in your life!), and the second one was taken at the Roundhouse Museum, both in Savannah.
A new Kitschy Digitals kit and layout, Savannah photos and Fisher's 11 month photos to come!
You DO NOT have to be a digital scrapper to use these. I just print them out onto white cardstock, measure the area for the photos, then print the photos that size to layer over the top on my page. Or, you could add the photos in on the computer, and print everything out together. They'll be $1.00 until midnight tonight, so head over to JessicaSprague.com and get yours!
My sister and I both used to bellydance up until about 2 years ago. We never got to do photos of her in costume when she was dancing, so last time I went up for a visit, we got her all dolled up in my Tribal stuff and did some photos. I haven't edited ALL of the ones that I like, but here are two of my favorites:
She's just gorgeous. I LOVE taking photos of her! She's wearing one of my button rings...you can see it in the black and white one.
Still working like crazy on new embellishments that will be appearing in the shop update in about a month. I'm also on a purging kick. I'm so closed in in my craft room by all the STUFF, and feel the need for space and simplicity. Good thing my friend is having a yard sale here soon when it cools off a bit. Cause I'm getting rid of LOTS.
It comes with tons of cute, retro calico papers, as well as flower cut-outs and a sheet of printable gift tags! Here is the layout I did using the kit:
As always, I printed all the elements and papers out onto textured Bazzill, then paper scrapped as usual. The background paper and red scallop are Sassafras.
And bonus- all the Kitschy Digitals kits, including the new one, are 30% off this week through Sunday over at JessicaSprague.com!
Hey, two posts in one week! I'm getting better. I want to stay on top of my blog. I'm going to start having a giveaway every Monday here in about a month. Gotta get to planning lil' man's first birthday! More to come soon, I still have lots to share!
So, first off, to make you smile, here's a cute photo of my little man:
This is his 9 month photo. And he's already 10 1/2 months. And I JUST did some 10 month photos (although I DO take photos of him almost every day!). Ack. He was "talking" to me when I took the photo. This one's my favorite yet, though, and it's gonna be hard to beat!
My two latest layouts:
This one uses the Chalkboard Papers kit from Kitschy Digitals. I printed out parts of the papers, then cut out the shapes to use. I used actual chalk to write the "teehee" onto the paper.
On this one I used the Candy Coated Garden kit, also from Kitschy Digitals. These flowers just look AMAZING printed out. They look so real and jump right off the paper. It was fun doing a girly page. The doilies, frame, and feathers are also from KD. Here's a detail shot:
I've been working on some fun new embellishments for my poor, neglected Etsy shop. I've been selling my vintage button rings at the shop I work at (and they've been selling like CRAZY!), so I haven't made much else. I'm aiming to get a lot of stuff made and get my shop full and running by the time I go back to work full time in mid-October. That gives me plenty of time to not stress over it!
Lots more to come: Bellydancing photos of my sister, a handmade paper Blythe dress, and a new girl coming soon!
JessicaSprague.com is having a blog hop this weekend to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the site, and you can collect free digital kits from all the site's designers! As I said, they're all FREE, but only for this weekend. All the details are HERE and you start with Jessica's blog HERE.
The cool thing is that all 33 kits are color coordinated, so you can mix and match. And you don't have to be a digital scrapper to use them. I print digital elements out on textured carstock, then paper scrap as I normally would. Since I don't have a 12x12 printer, I patchwork the papers in the background to cover a whole 12x12 piece of paper. You could even do this for other crafts....card making, gift wrapping....it's not just limited to scrapbooking.
Of course, I have been a bad blogger AGAIN! I have so much to share! First of all are the layouts I have done for Kitschy Digitals in the last month. Danielle released some AWESOME kits in May. Here are the layouts I did with them:
On my 7 Months layout, I used the Watercolor Doilies Paper Collection. Since I don't have a 12x12 printer, I just resized them to 3x3, printed them all out, and made a patchwork background. This way I was able to use ALL the papers. The frame and the lemon are also from KD.
On the Coral Jean layout, I used the Granny's Attic Kit. This is my absolute favorite kit that Danielle has made! I just love it. I printed out the potholder in several sizes, then layered it with pop dots in between. I also did the silk flower in layers to add dimension, then sewed little pearls over the printed ones. Those are ACTUAL yo yos, pins, and buttons. The printed stuff looks so real you can hardly tell the difference!
I also wanted to share Fisher's 8 month photos. This cute kid is growing so fast! His EIGHTH tooth just came through this morning! When I was doing the photos, he kept smiling as soon as I'd take the camera away from my face, but he was "talking" through all of them, and they turned out cute, anyways:
I know I'm biased since he's my son, but isn't he just the cutest?! I love taking photos on our front deck because I like woodgrain look in the background.
I have been getting TONS of spam advertising comments on my blog lately, so I've turned on comment moderation. I hate to have to do that, but I'm so tired of going and deleting all those comments. Please don't let this keep you from commenting when I actually DO update!
I do have some stuff to update with, but I'm visiting with family right now. In the meantime, check out my Flickr, because I've been keeping that pretty up to date lately.
So, I've wanted a Blythe doll since FOREVER! Okay, maybe for several years, then. And of course between Danielle and the few other girls on the Kitschy Digitals team that have them, I've been drooling. Well.....my wait is over! My mom got me a Cassiopeia Spice as a wonderful gift. Here's Coral Jean, or CJ for short:
I am extremely pleased with how the hamburger photo came out. My mom recently brought me all my old Barbie stuff (before we even ordered the doll!) and when I found it, this photo formed in my head. She's so fun to photograph.
I am a new Mommy who lives in a small island community. I call myself a photographer, though I seem to only photograph my son and my creations. I love crafting, scrapbooking, and making fun things that are fun to use and wear!