Wednesday, March 7, 2012

First Wednesday with Melanie Jarocki

We are so excited about Melanie's first official posting here on the blog and we think you are going to be too!  We have a three layouts, one of which is a double page layout, and a card!  So, let's hear from Melanie, herself, about her projects today!

Date Birthday Age
For this layout I wanted a really cheerful, happy feel--the Exit Here collection was perfect! I layered 3 of the patterned papers under my photo for special effect. Mixing up the letters on the title gives it a playful look as well. I love adding banners to my projects--this won't be the last of them you see.

You are Loads of Fun Card
It's always great to have products to make boy cards. I have three boys so I want to have special cards and notes for them as well as my girls. The Noah collection's primary colors and fun graphics will get plenty of use in my house! And I love the Cute as a Button burlap buttons to add a finishing touch.

Weekend Getaway
I loved using the little die-cuts from the Messages collection to add 
a little extra detail to my photos.

When my oldest son was six years old, he had a heyday making up his own jokes. I used the Messages collection to record a few of them. I printed directly on the ledger paper and then handwrote my journaling on the journaling pocket. Instead of using the die-cut pennants as a banner, I turned them on their side to accent the photo.

I don't know about you, but I LOVE the fact that Melanie used the collections out of the collection theme!  Try doing it sometime and see what you come up with!  

We hope you enjoyed Melanie's projects today and that you will also go visit her at her blog.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that age one!!! VERY COOL!!

Erica Marshall said...

These are all fantastic!! Great job!

Laurel said...

LOVE the projects!

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kathyg said...

Love the card for boys and the eye-catching simplicity of the double page LO - not too cluttered and really draws your attention!

Deana said...

Always love your work, Melanie, & these projects are no exception! Total cuteness!

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