Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Aloha! feeling tropical

Well, many of you may have winter weather but we are on our way to summer in houston. 80s today. Anyway I got some new DCWV stacks of paper and I put some of them together for a tropical page because when you see papers with gold foil pineapples and palm trees, you have to use them!

These photos are from the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Hawaii booth and if you have been then I am sorry but you will now start craving that darn kalua pork slider. I used the fruit and pineapple papers from the DCWV Joie de Vivre stack, the background and gold foiled palm are from the Beach House Stack, and the other patterned papers and love banner piece are from the Flower Shop Stack. These are very different stacks but pieces of them work perfectly for my layout.

since I know you cant see the beautiful foiled accents I took this photo sort of sideways to show how cool they really are. Oh and by the way I use Ball brand Herb cutting scissors as fringe scissors, they sort of twist as they cut and I love the look. That's the slider that makes me drool.

and for the title, I cut a thick script title out of white cardstock using my silhouette, then punched holes and stitched it with floss. I love the way it turned out. Super easy, just takes a little time and the title has to be thick enough to hold up to the stitching.


If you have celebration photos there are two great DCWV stacks that you need to have. One is a  stack called Confetti and it came out a couple of seasons ago. It has some nice party papers, tags and blocks to cut out, gold foil accents on the patterned papers or vellum papers and envelopes that punch out, as well as a little surprise in the back of the stack where they have included confetti. The second stack is a brand new one called Joie de Vivre stack and it also has gold accents and super fun papers!

Today I am sharing a layout that I made for my sister. She has two sweet older dogs and one is very ill. For their birthdays a couple of weeks ago she got them very special doggie cakes to celebrate and posted the photos on Facebook. Of course I nabbed those photos so I could make a page because they are too stinkin' cute!

The background paper is from the DCWV White Embossed Stack. The patterned papers are from the Joie de Vivre Stack and the tissue confetti, vellum envelope with confetti, and cake tag are all from the Confetti Stack. I machine stitched the tissue confetti and it puckered, turns out I kind of like that look so I used it even though its not perfect.  ....just look at that cotton candy paper!