I've been scrapping for years for myself and for various design positions and my number one issue has always been with using PINK! I love all the girly products out there... flowers, pink patterns, ruffles, etc. But when you have a husband, a son, and three male cats there is hardly ever a chance to scrap with feminine details. So when my husband and I went for our big anatomy ultrasound with this current baby we were *shocked* an thrilled to hear that she is a girl. Finally, I get a little PINK!
And this month I got to dive in to girlyness with the lovely an fresh Pretty Party collection from Crate Paper! I use this month's 12x12 sketch:
Instead of using three 4"x6" photos I shrunk mine down and used a wide strip of the pink striped paper as a mat. I wanted more room for embellishments and my photos have a repeating motif, which doesn't require them to be that big.
I fussy cut lots of the floral print paper because I just loved the delicacy of these roses! I used a regular kitchen doily to mask the area under the die cut paper doily. I like the softness the misted paint gives the woodgrain background and the extra pop under the paper makes that area stand out.
There are several places on this page, including in the journaling area, where I layered more than one of the coordinating stickers and used foam tape to add dimension.
I also added a few button stick pins (so cute!) tied with bits of small velvet ribbon. This paper just begs for lots of sweet details!
I fell in love with Pretty Party immediately! The woodgrain is hot, the colors are sweet, and the coordinating products are just so layerable and fun. This line goes way beyond parties! Check it out!