Sunday, 28 August 2011

It's Official: She's a Teenager!

Today Rebecca turned 13! She's been dreading it and kept telling us in fact she was turning 12 and a half, as she thinks 13 is unlucky. Maybe so, but she did really turn 13 today, and is now officially a teenager. If we would go by the actual time she was born she wouldn't turn 13 until 00.12 a.m. (since Australia is 8 hours ahead of the Netherlands).

We had a lovely day, her best friend came over in the afternoon and we went to her favourite Thai restaurant for dinner.

Here's the card I made for her. A close-up...

And the whole card. I really love the new lines of My Mind's Eye. They have a lot of detail and quite a bit of glitter too. I particularly like the turquoise colour and so does Rebecca.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Lost & Found Collection) | Chipboard frame: Tattered Angels | Ribbon: Spotlight | Butterly: Jenni Bowlin | Circle Punch: EK Success | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Enjoy the Ride) | Ink: Stampin'Up (Chocolate Chip) | Lace: Spotlight | Border Punch: Martha Stewart | Die: Papertrey Ink (Double Banner)

I hope you all have had a great weekend. Enjoy (if you've got a few hours left of it)!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Echo Park Spotlight

A couple of months ago, Echo Park announcing their 'Fresh Faces' Monthly Designer Call. Now I thought that's what I call a 'fresh' idea. And since I've bought a few of the Echo Park lines already and like to look of some of their new lines as well, I thought... Why not?

I'll start off with a card and a layout that I created with the 'Be Mine' collection, which is one of my favourites. I love the swirls, colours and patterns.

This card I made for my friend Beth, who celebrated her birthday almost two months ago already. I chose grey and pink for her card, as they are her favourite colours.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (white) | Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Be Mine collection) | Clear Stamsp: Waltzing Mouse (Say It Loud), Papertrey Ink (Butterfly Dreams) | Pearls: KaiserCraft | Roses: Spotlight | Ink: Stampin'Up, Papertrey Ink (Tea Die Duo) | Die: Papertrey Ink (Butterfly, Mat Stack 4) | Ribbon: Vandoros | Lace: Spotlight

Next is a layout which was featured on the Scrapbooks Etc. blog as well as on Valerie's Got Sketch? Blog for sketch 125. I did use a strip of brown October Afternoon paper on this layout, because the 'Be Mine' collection didn't have any. They compliment each other really well.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Be Mine Collection), Papertrey Ink (Fly a Kite Collection) | Alphabet Chipboard: American Crafts | Clear Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Calendar Basics), Creative Café | Dies: Papertrey Ink (Butterfly, Large Scalloped Border) | Punches: Fiskars (Heart), EK Success (Circles), Martha Stewart (Deep Fan) | Twine: The Twinery | Buttons | Ink: Stampin'Up

The following two cards I created using Echo Park's Springtime Collection. They are both for girls that celebrated their eighth birthday.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper + Bunting: Echo Park (Springtime Collection) | Dies: Papertrey Ink (By The Numbers, Parisian Lace Doily, Angled Labels, Love Lives Here), Spellbinder Nestabilities (Scalloped Circles, Circles) | Ink: Stampin'Up | Felt | Clear Stamps: Fillable Frames 3

And last but not least...

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper | Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Springtime Collection)| Dies: Papertrey Ink (Angled Labels) | Ink: Stampin'Up | Ribbon: Vandoros | Rhinestones: KaiserCraft | Border Punch: EK Success | Clear Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments)

I've got one more Echo Park card to show you, but I'll save that one for next week, as it's in the post en route to its recipients right now.

Have a fabulous day.