Friday, January 7, 2011

I still get giddy!!

I have never kept it a secret my favorite paper company.  Lily Bee Design never disappoints me with the wonderfully fabric-like patterns that work so well for my layering style and are absolute perfection when I want to do some handmade embellishments with the Silhouette.  The color combos are unexpected, at times, and I always, always feel creative when I'm handling these beauties.  So it's no wonder I still get so extremely giddy when one of my projects is part of Friday Faves! I don't think it's something I'll ever get over.

Here is the layout featured:

Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey, Lily Bee Design, Chipboard: Lily Bee Design, Alphabet: American Crafts, Alphabet Stickers: Making Memories, Buttons: Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker, Brads: Pink Paislee, Pen: Zig Memory System (Kuretake), Other: thread. Tools: Electronic Cutter: Silhouette SD, Punch: Fiskars, Other: sewing machine.
Design Notes: I used the ledger paper from Basic Grey as the background because it helped contribute to the theme of keeping an agenda or recording a schedule. I partially adhered the musical notes so that part of them would pop up to get texture and dimension.
Journaling: The typical Christmas choir agenda: 1 October - Choir rehearsals & auditions begin. 2 November - Rehearsals cont. once a week. Weekend performances amid all the other hullabaloo. 3 Get a cold. 4 Miraculously get over cold night before Christmas performance.

This layout was also in the Open Road article in the December issue of ScrapStreet!  I love Stacey's column and how it challenges and inspires us to creatively journal on our layouts.  You can see her current column here.

Ah.  Thanks again ladies at Lily Bee for picking my layout!  There will always be a squeal and an "omigosh!!!" coming from this side of the computer screen.

Now.  Off I go to get gussied up for a fun birthday night.  We're starting the festivities at my favorite restaurant and then it's quite possible several of us might go out for some cocktails or watch a movie.  Oh the possibilities. :)

~ Melissa

1 comment:

Chocolate Mousie said...

Congrats on being posted and I know what you mean about being excited about papers, even though I don't submit or have things in magazines or blogs. It's the feeling you get when you grab that paper and start creating. It's a wonderful thing. The textures, the colors, the embellies. Scrapping is wonderful.