Sunday, August 26, 2012

My First BOAF September Kit Reveal!!

Hi, everyone! I'm super excited to share my first two projects created with the Birds of a Feather September kit! The kit is chock full of gorgeous colors and beautiful patterns... and don't forget the fantastic embellies!

First I want to share my a layout about my sweet girl who just turned ten. I can't believe she's officially in "double digits"!! Where did the time go?!?! I swear it was just weeks ago that I brought my sweet little red-headed bundle home for the first time praying that I didn't drop her. And here she is- she's about to head into 5th grade and she's just all kinds of wonderful!

I used a few different techniques on this layout-- all of my edges are inked and I colored the alpha stickers with a combination of Copic Markers. I also cut apart the pearl swirl/butterfly that is part of the "extras" and used the swirl with the flower, the butterfly separately and even put a few single pearls on the tag that hangs below the photo. The journaling strips are made using the backs of the tags that I inked with "Antique Linen" Distress Ink and then ran them through my printer.

Here's a closeup where you can see how I separated the pearl embellishment.

I also want to share this fun and simple card with you. To create the 3-D hearts, I simply punched three hearts, stacked them one on top of another and ran them through my sewing machine. Then, I just bent them at the middle to create the dimension. It's a fun technique to use with lots of different shapes, but hearts are my favorite!

Last I knew, Amy still had some September Kits available-- but only a few! So, be sure to swing by the botique and pick yours up now before they are gone!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


  1. gorgeous layout and awesome design! The card is amazing too!

  2. Nik, what a little cutie she is! Love what you did with the bling and the hearts on the card are just marvelous!

  3. So sweet. She is gorgeous. I love the heart card and how the letters of TEN are in that journalling piece. GENIUS, I say!


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