Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday At The Studio

So happy to start a new term on The Studio Challenges design team. Amanda announced the new and returning team members today and also that we will be going back to the original format of weekly layout challenges. There's no challenge for this Sunday as we make the transition but instead she shared a  fave layout of each of the team members. If you lift one of the layouts and link it up to this post, you could win a gift certificate to The Scrap Rat Shop! If you haven't checked out the cool mix of vintage and new items, and the fantastic monthly kits in that shop, you should.

So, I'll leave you today with a layout I made last week. This one features my daughter at her dance recital in June. With the exception of the chipboard letters and the pink tape, this is all Pebbles, Inc.
Here's a close up of the flowers. I wove some strips of the patterned papers then ran the little panels through my Big Shot. I stacked the cut circles, smashed them a little for dimension then added a button to finish them off:
The weather has been gorgeous and sunny here. We've been dodging big storms in our town lately and I can't remember the last time we had a rainy day. I could use one so I don't feel guilty about staying in and doing 'inside' stuff. Hate wasting a good summer day! This weekend I purged the stash. I have eliminated a huge stack of paper, along with a truckload of other stuff. Need to get a garage sale on my calendar asap! Getting ready to start a new job so I'm feeling the need to get everything all squared away here at home. Time is going to be scarce in the weeks to come. But that is a good thing...
Thanks for stopping by.

9 comments:

Monika Wright said...

Such good news for you all the way around...design teams, new job...LIFE IS GREAT! : )

~amy~ said...

gorgeously girlie layout!

Shauna K said...

such a beautiful LO!! i love all the great embellies- the felt and paper flowers are fabulous!! :D

Diana said...

This is sooooo pretty Valerie! I love all the details and the layering.

Briana Johnson said...

Oh I looove the way you made the patterned paper flowers to kind of match/fit with the Pebbles flowers - really makes a punch grouped together like that. I I like the little white dots on the diagonal - cuteness!

jamie long said...

This is absolutely adorable! That embossed pebbles paper was one of favorites. Good luck on your new job.

~jan said...

A new (continued) gig and a new job-good for you, Val! This layout is the cat's meow! The colors, the stiching, those flowers (!) and beautiful Miss M!

Jennifer Larson said...

This is so beautiful. So nice to see all that pink--it's been nothing but blue here, LOL!

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

Love this Val! Especially the flowers and other tiny details! :)