This month I got to work with Echo Park's Little Girl line at ACOT. I was so excited because I knew I'd have no problem coming up with ideas having a 4 year old girl in the house. This line was full of pinks, purples, cupcakes, hearts and tiaras- just perfect for us!
The first one I did was of Quinn opening presents on her birthday. My favorite part is the candles and using my twine from The Twinery to make the flames. That and the journaling strips are a brilliant idea I came up with while lying in bed. :)
I also loved this line for fun, bright summer photos, and these ones of Quinn outside reading "her book" as she calls it, were a perfect match. That plain white cardstock was calling out for some Maya Mist, too. :)
The last layout I did was of Quinn excited to show off the Big Sister shirt she got from Auntie Amber. Lots of girliness on this one- pink, purple, hearts and ruffles! The alternating pink & purple pleated strip was fun to make- I used the pink/purple cardstock from the line, cut it into 1/2 inch by 1 inch pieces, folded them in half and adhered them. I also stitched down the middle just to be sure they stayed put.
When I do my reveals with a heavily themed line, like girl or boy, I like to show that even if the whole line doesn't call out to you, there's always a few pieces you can use for something else. I made this card for a baby boy with the turquoise, light blue and orange papers.
Normally I'll ink the edges of my photos and paper with brown or black ink, but for all of these projects, I really liked outlining with my white Uni-ball Signo pen. I think it's a known fact among scrapbookers that all white pens aren't made equally and that this pen is the best!
Later this week I'll have to post a super cute idea I found on Pinterest and had to make right away for my mom's birthday this week. Is anyone else finding lots of inspiration on Pinterest? I love it- what a brilliant idea. Totally wish I would have thought of it! Enjoy the rest of the week!