Wednesday, April 4, 2012

First Wednesday with Melanie!

It's the first Wednesday of the month and our first Wednesday girl, Melanie Jarocki, is here to show us some fun things today!!

I'm The Twinkle In Grandma's Eyes
As soon as I saw the die cut sentiment in the Audrey line, I knew it was for my daughter, Lina. She holds a special place in Grandma's heart. I called my mom and asked her what she would like me to journal on the page. Fussy-cutting is one of my favorite ways to embellish a project, so the pink border and mushrooms were super fun for me to add to the layout. I also added twine from The Twinery for extra dimension and pop. To adhere the twine to the page, I used Beacon's 3-in-1 glue.

Thank You Card

I had some leftover strips of the woodgrain paper from the Exit Here collection. The idea of layers came to me so I trimmed the strips with decorative scissors and built up the layers. After cutting the flower from the cut-ups sheet, I punched two holes in it to thread the twine through (from The Twinery). The sentiment sticker is from SRM Stickers. Nikki's red burlap buttons finish off the card in the top corners.

Thank Heaven for Little Boys

With three boys I will definitely be using the Noah collection--a lot! I discovered these pictures of my (now 3-year-old) baby who was just starting to pull up to things. The stars from the pattern paper were calling me to cut them out and layer them along the bottom of the photos. I used a circle punch to punch out some of the stars, too, for variety. And who doesn't love a premade title? So happy to have the title die cut all ready to go onto the page 

Aren't these some fun projects from Melanie?!  I love those stars along the bottom of those pictures!

Be sure to visit Melanie at her blog!

PS ... Julie dropping in here real quick to remind you to stop by and wish Nikki a Happy Birthday from our special post yesterday, for your chance to win one of two Nikki Sivils collections we are giving away!!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Melanie!! You are amazing! These are GORGEOUS!!

Alwayscharlie said...

Today's projects are wonderful! TFS

Leah Crowe said...

Such gorgeous work, Melanie!! I absolutely love your layouts, and that card is so snazzy with the layering!

Diana said...

Love those LOs. Amazing and stunning work.

isay said...

Beautiful layouts and card Melanie! Love them all!

Danelle said...

Happy Birthday Nikki!!! Awesome cards!!! Love every single one of them!!

Deana said...

Love your pages & cute card, Melanie!!

Dorina D said...

Cute layouts and loved your fussy cutting. Looks so good. thanks for sharing

Dorina D said...

Your cards & pages are cute. The fussy cutting came out great. Thanks for sharing

Sarah said...

Love these! That Noah one is too cute!

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