Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Playing with Pink

Pink isn't usually one of the first colors that catch my attention when I'm creating, but this month the pinks in the Glitz Beautiful Dreamer line seemed irresistible.

This month the Glitz blog challenge is to use this color palette on a layout.

The pinks in the challenge plus the topic of a baby girl baby shower had me using as much pink as I could fit on this page.

This page started out as a regular 12 x 12 page, but it just wasn't feeling right. I decided to do something that I haven't done in years: make a 2 page 8.5 X 11 layout. This size was just right for fitting my pictures and leaving space to tell the story.

This page was so much fun to create. I layered long banner strips with tulle and then the photo. I sewed it altogether with hot pink thread. The little flags added a playful touch to the page and were a perfect spot to place the title. I wrapped the flags around pearl topped stick pins to add another bit of a feminine touch.

Another thing I haven't done in a very long time is type out my journaling. My handwriting just wasn't working on the page, so I trimmed down one of the Glitz papers, fed it through the printer and then cut the journaling into strips.

The inspiration for my second layout was the sweet "You are My Sunshine" card in the Glitz Whatnots. I love that song and wanted to use it one a page. The grid design with photos of my three kids plus the song card came to mind mind and I went with it.

For the title on this page, I cut this paper layer apart and pieced it back together to spell "I Love You."

Now that I have my sewing machine set up and running, I'm finding it hard not to add a touch of sewing to each of my pages and this one was no exception. I hand tore the hearts and then sewed them right onto the page.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my PINK layouts today.


Nancy's Baby Shower Layout Supplies
Glitz Designs "Beautiful Dreamer" Patterned Paper: Damask, Floral, Polka, Houndstooth, Stripe
Glitz Designs "Beautiful Dreamer" Trims
Glitz Designs "Beautiful Dreamer" Peek a Boo Transparency
Glitz Designs Teeny Alpha White Type
Other: Date Stamp, Distress Ink,  Mini Staples, Stick Pins

I Love You Layout Supplies
Glitz Designs "Beautiful Dreamer" Patterned Paper: Damask, Floral, Polka, Houndstooth, Stripe, Toile
Glitz Designs "Beautiful Dreamer" Paper Layers
Glitz Designs "Beautiful Dreamer" Whatnots
Glitz Designs "Beautiful Dreamer" Giant Rhinestone
Other: Date Stamp, Distress Ink


  1. These are fantastic, Lisa! You used pink perfectly...I think you should reach for it more often! ;)

  2. Love love love love love these!!!! I am LOVING how you added the pennants as a frame in the first one! :):):):):):):):):):):)



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