Monday, June 30, 2014

The Places We'll Go

Simple layouts are the hardest. At least for me. What about you? 
I fussed with this layout for one whole day, I kid you not. :) 

the places we'll go

From the moment I laid my eyes on that 'The Places We'll Go' wood veneer piece, I already know that I want it to be on a layout like this. Bold, simple, one photo with typewritten journaling. I've had this layout in my vision for the longest time. I'm not always this lucky, but this time, the layout turned out exactly how I thought it would be. 

the places we'll go closeup

The flair! Oh the flair button has my heart. Map + heart + flight path = couldn't be more perfect for this layout of mine. Watching the flight path on the inflight entertainment system is my favorite thing to do while sitting in an airplane. I couldn't care less (most of the time) about the inflight movie. Am I alone here? LOL

the places we'll go closeup2

Add a sticker and a rub-on, and I'm done and smitten too. I love how this layout is so calming to the eyes. Oh, don't get me wrong, I never could stop doing the messy, layered style layouts - they're so much fun, but to create something this simple once in a while gives my heart a lot of joy too. 

Supplies : Let's Go Collection: Rub-OnsFlair Buttons'Places' Wood Veneer; Cloud 9 Collection: Label StickersDreamy PP.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Lizzie Kate Let Them Be Small. Start to Finish.

I finished stitching this piece a while ago, I have no idea what took me so long to get it to the blog! I do post updates to Instagram as I'm stitching them, so if you're interested you can follow me for more real time stitching (and everything else) updates. Thank you in advance! Mwahhh!! ♥♥♥

I used a baby pink linen for this pattern and changed some most all thread colors to brighter ones. No regrets. While I love Lizzie Kate with all my hearts, I love brighter colors more. :D

Update 1. #letthembesmall #lizziekate #crossstitch #busyhandshappyheart #sashathestitcher #onestitchatatime

Update 2. I changed some colors to brighter ones and loving how this looks!  #lizziekate #letthembesmall #crossstitch #sashathestitcher #onestitchatatime #busyhandshappyheart

Update 3. #lizziekate #letthembesmall #crossstitch #busyhandshappyheart #sashathestitcher #onestitchatatime

It will be over before you know it. Update 4. Hoping to share the finished piece next time. #letthembesmall #lizziekate #crossstitch #sashathestitcher #onestitchatatime #busyhandshappyheart

Done and done. #lizziekate #crossstitch #letthembesmall #busyhandshappyheart #sashathestitcher #onestitchatatime

Couldn't be happier with the completed piece. The colors are just more 'me' :) I'll be back soon, I hope. I've been scrapping a lot too! I just have no time to photograph them. *sigh* Somebody send me some extra time in a jar please? :)