Saturday, July 6, 2013

More Birthday Party Pages and some birds

 I've finally put the finishing touches on Miss E's birthday book. I should be able to give it to her this coming weekend. I put a lot of love into this book. It's not my normal calm books. This is just more glitter, mist, pink, and animal prints.

I had such a great time making this for her, as did I attending the party. Her friends were all quite the little divas.

For the first page I resorted to my new favorite technique of misting on the same colored cardstock. Both the masks were Mister Hueys.
 The second layout has a full 12x12 Heidi Swapp mask behind. I am absolutely in love with these masks. They are super fun and can add that perfect "pop" to a plain piece of cardstock. For all the clear stickers I had, I first put them onto white cardstock. They just didn't turn out as well with the black cardstock. I used a ton of foam pop dots to add more dimension. Needless to say I found myself at Michaels buying 1 1/2 inch post expander. Last time I will EVER use a post bound album. I've been strict to We R Memory Keepers Faux Leather D-Ring Albums for the last 3 years, and I love them.

And now for a few random favorite pics I shot on the 4th.
 The orioles at my relatives house were super cute and really colorful. I had my zoom lens in my camera bag, and I was able to get some close ups of them. This little guy was all around-in the bird bath, eating, and just checking out our party.

The bald eagle was also flying around all day. Nothing more perfect for the 4th of July.

And this is my latest project-
I'm in the process of stripping, sanding, and re-varnishing 5 different pieces of furniture for my new place. Thankfully my dad is really good at this, and it helping out a lot.


  1. I am sure your goddaughter will love the album.

  2. You sure are a busy young lady! Love your new layouts, neat bright colors, design, and very cute elements! I am very excited to see your refinishing projects.....DH & I have refinished several pieces over the years! A great way to reuse nice pieces of furniture and not spend a lot of money. Awesome!