Date Night is something Allie and i look forward to every now and then when Mike is out of town. she and i usually go to dinner and a movie, but we had some extra time here, so we went shopping at the mall as well. snapped this photo of us outside with my phone...and made what i would consider a GIRLY PAGE...WOOHOO! girly for me anyway, lol. i am still in love with the Months stamps from the shop, and use them whenever i think about it. i used the photo corners from the K&Co. ephemera pack in the Trinkets add-on to make butterflies...kind of neat to think outside the box and use what you have in a different way. the kraft border down the center was a complete fluke, lol...i wasn't sure which border punch i wanted to use, so i was testing each on a scrap of kraft cardstock. ended up liking both so i plopped it down on the white cardstock base and let it roll!
- Double Embossed Dotted Lace Punch
- Bracket Border Punch
- Cream Maya Mist (my FAVORITE mist...great for toning down white cardstock a bit)
- Studio Calico Months Stamps
so a few years back, Allie and i were at a yard sale and she picked up this tablecloth that, in my eyes, had seen better days lol. as a wee one, she was drawn to the wacky colors...and since it was only $0.25, i figured i'd humor her. when we went to pay for it, the gal running the sale explained that as a small girl, this was the tablecloth that they dyed Easter eggs on every year...so if Allie was going to buy itm she had to promise that we would use it for that reason ourselves. we agreed and went on our merry way. fast forward to this year, when i (mistakenly) assumed that since the secret was out at our house regarding Mr. Bunny's authenticity, we wouldn't be dying eggs. i was gently reminded by one almost 11-year old girl that we had 'pledged' to that gal at the sale that we would pull it out year after year until we passed it on to someone else...and these are the pics i snapped that day a few weeks ago.Shop Supplies:
this next layout totally came about from a FaceBook post i made one day while Allie and i were at the library. she randomly confessed as we were walking in that whenever we go to the library, she tries to figure out how many WORDS are in all of the books there. her guess?? 'at least a million, mom'. i love that she thinks like that...and tells me about it. she and i have devised a plan to try and get a ballpark guess over her summer break, and i knew i wanted to write this one down, lol. i opted to use just one of the October Afternoon Thrift Shop Journaling Cards from the Shop on here, but after punching all of them off of the 12x12 sheet they are shipped on, i cut the borders that were left out and used those to make little frames...i am OBSESSED with frames lately.
- October Afternoon Thrift Shop Journaling Cards
- Large Double Butterfly Punch (probably my most used punch!)
This next one is pretty simple/clean...and i really love how it turned out. we have 3, yes that's right...THREE hyacinths that bloom next to our side door every year that we wait for, lol. Allie always snips them and brings them inside so we can enjoy seeing/smelling them...and even though they only last for a few days, it reminds us that spring is just around the corner. it is no secret that i LOOOOVE graph paper, and so when i saw the 'B' side of the SC 'Tupelo' paper, i was all aflutter. i opted to cut a few squares out with my Xacto knife and place punched strips backed with patterned paper in them to make 'windows'. kind of a fun way to use your border punches in a different way!
this last layout may be my fave of the month. i found some photobooth pics of my Mama, scanned them and then printed them out to use. used my 1 inch square punch to punch out some bits of the October Afternoon papers and my Xacto again to cut the frame off of the OA Great Find paper to use as a border. i LOVE that i have these photos of her, just after she married my Dad. even though the pics are nearly 40 years old, they are just so 'her' that i smile whenever i look at them. i also used the Photo Labels punch to add some fun words to the edges of the pics! Shop Supplies:
so there it is...Granny's Cupboard in all her glory, lol!!
hope you enjoy it as much as i did!