Friday, July 13, 2012

Melanie is our Friday girl today!

Melanie Jarocki is here on this fabulous Friday with a couple of card and a couple of layouts to share.  

Oh Snap Card
The camera cut-up from the Exit Here collection was perfect for this sentiment with belated birthday wishes. In addition to the Exit Here papers and die cuts, I used the red mini letters from Nikki's collection, twine from The Twinery, and an SRM sticker sentiment. 

#1 Fan Layout
My little guy gets toted around to his older siblings sports events all year. So I thought it would be fitting to make a layout documenting that he is their #1 fan. The Noah Collection provided the perfect game-day colors and images for the layout. I love all the die-cuts and cut-outs in Nikki's collections. They make for the perfect page embellishments. I also used my Slice to cut out the #1 and then used a white gel pen to fill it in. I added in some more pen outlines in red, white stitching, and edge-inking to finish off the page.

Celebrate Card

My daughter was attending a friend's birthday party and asked me to make a card for her. Her friend, Cora, loves ballet and bright colors. So, I turned to the Audrey collection for it's colors and feminine patterns. The ballerina image was cut with my Slice machine. I added some yellow tulle and beading with Beacon's 3-in-1 adhesive to make the dancer's tutu. (BTW, I saw Cora and her dad the next day. Cora told me how much she loved the card, and even her dad mentioned that it was really neat. LOL).

Always Layout

I broke from my traditional 12x12 format and made an 8-1/2x11 layout for this photo of my son. I used the Messages collection to match the photo's outdoor, masculine image. But because of the message I wanted to convey, I added in the heart images to form a visual triangle around the page. 

Well that was a lot of goodness to share right there!  Thanks Melanie for taking the "holiday" spot on the blog!  

Be sure to visit Melanie's blog also to see what she has been up to.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!!! These are all awesome!!! Loveeeeee them!

Deana said...

Always love your work, Melanie!

Tonya said...

These are all fabulous. I really adore the first card!!

Lea said...

Great Cards and layouts!
Love your work!

Melissa said...

Oh my! Love, love, love all these beautiful project Melanie! Thanks for the inspiration just what I need right now :)

Michelle H. said...

Very fun projects!
Thanks for the inspiration!!

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