Today's the day - it's finally here! Is it Christmas again already? Not exactly - although that is what it feels like for me! Today is the reveal day for Garden Party on the PEBBLES BLOG, and guess who the featured guest designer is? Me-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-!!!!!!!!!!! I've got to tell you, that is the best way to start off a Monday - ever!
Now, I'm not going to do a lot of talking in this post (because I have three projects to show you), except to tell you that the GARDEN PARTY COLLECTION is every bit as fresh and bright and pretty as it sounds! The Pebbles patterns always mix and match well, making layering (and layering and more layering) easy-breezy, and Garden Party is no exception. The hardest part of each project for me was choosing which papers I was going to use because they ALL look perfect together!
Without further ado, here are my Pebbles Garden Party projects:
First is my layout - spring flowers aren't the only things blooming around here! My 13 year old daughter is suddenly starting to look like a young woman, so this spring collection was just what I needed to create a layout about her.
Yep, I layered my little heart out! I love adding bits of symbolism to my layouts, and the self-adhesive BUTTERFLY and "tweet" bird were perfect! And I have to tell you, the glittery foam THICKERS that I used for my title are some of the prettiest I have seen yet.
Here are a few close-ups:
For my second project, I chose to do a Project Life layout. I have just discovered Project Life and am really loving it now that I have things somewhat figured out. Pebbles creates wonderful journaling cards, but I wanted to show that you can also cut up your regular papers and use them for Project Life spreads, too!
Of course, I've got that little layering obsession so lots of things seem to end up attached to the tops of my pockets rather than in them! Repeat after me - there is no wrong way to scrapbook. And the journaling POCKETS WITH INSERTS and MINI ENVELOPES were so unbelievably adorable (and functional) that I couldn't resist! Just look at how cute these are:
So....what do you do when you have one extra pocket left over with nothing to put in it? Well, if you are me, you fill that space with several pretty vellum and adhesive FLOWERS. Why? Because they are pretty. And I like pretty things. *smile*
Did I machine stitch over that pocket so that the back side cannot be used? Um, yes. Yes I did.
Finally, my third project, which was created with the help of my handy-dandy Silhouette Cameo. I made a spring purse with packets full of sweet treats to give away to little ones at a recent party. Seriously, is this not the cutest way to bring little treat bags to a party?!
I created my treat bags by starting with this PEONY PAPER, which I cut up and sewed to my other patterned papers. The Garden Party PHRASE AND ACCENT STICKERS and MINI-CLOTHESPINS dressed my little bags up beautifully!
Have I mentioned how much I love layering? I have, haven't I???
Whew! That's it for me. I hope you have enjoyed these projects and, if you have, let the ladies over at the Pebbles BLOG know what you think!