Friday, August 20, 2010

summer celebration

Jill, here, from the Willie Bee Diva House Design Team, enjoying the hot summer dayz in Manitoba and anticipating the beautiful harvest that is quickly approaching.

I strongly believe that you should always make time for celebrating -- birthdays, anniversaries, new born babies, and the list could go on endlessly. REALLY....... I could celebrate almost anything for no particular reason.

So........ I decided to create 2 different projects for this post that celebrate 2 different events of summer celebration.

The first project is a mini fabric album created to celebrate a wonderful Sunday afternoon spent with family -- using the 6x6 mini pads: Blueberry Hill & My Friend Birdie. I also used a few stickers on the cover and some journalling stickers throughout the pages of the album. Here's a little peek:

LOVE the little chipboard journalling tag (owl) on the back page of the album. I inked it with (pink) dye ink and then whitewashed some paint onto it. A bracket and some journalling complete the album.

The second project is a party invitation created from a pocket (actually it's the packaging from some of nikki's sticker collection). I've mixed a few different lines on this invitation (new & older): Blueberry Hill, My Friend Birdie & Bella's Cutie Cut-Ups.

Using the chipboard tree shape (from the chipboard albums), I snipped off the "trunk" to create the end of a balloon. With some paper from the My Friend Birdie mini pad, a few stickers, a stamp, some doodles & journalling, I set the balloon sailing with some ribbon -- it's tied to the bottom of the balloon and then taped inside the pocket.
I created a 3D flowers and attached it to the pocket with these corduroy brads -- they rock!!!! love ALL the colours!!!! Also used my pinking shear scissors around these fabulous labels.

Hope you find a little bit of end-of-summer inspiration here today.



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwww! Jill..these are both gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeeeee all the texture and mix of papers in your mini and loveeeeeeeee what you did with the cherry tree chipboard and the sticker pocket! Genius! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Erika M. said...

Simply delightful creations - you did a fabulous job!

Nikki Sivils said...

Jill- wonderful projects! That mini album is adorable... but that invite is so creative! Thanks for sharing your work! Great job! -Nikki

Linda Beeson said...

WOW! That mini album is amazing in every possible way. Cute size, the cover is neat, LOVE all of the cool accents inside and the size of the photos you used. The other projects are amazing too, very creative.

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Jennifer Yates said...

Gorgeous mini Jill! Totally love the invite cute!

Brooke said...

Soooo sweeet!

LG Brooke

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the mini album live. Happy Harvesting! Lisa (your sis)

Gabi Alberti said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww!! I loooooooooooove all!! But this album is just amazing!! Congratulations Nikki!!! You rock!! :)

Maria Therese said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawsome mini album!!!!

leah said...

lovely mini and cards! :)

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