Supplies: Embossed cardstock: Core'dinations; Patterned paper: October Afternoon (blue circles), Bella Blvd (grid); Letter stickers: Bella Blvd; Chipboard: Making Memories (alphas), Bella Blvd (border); Feathers, Crochet hearts and Flags: Bella Blvd; Die cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft; Embossing folder: Provo Craft
Hey everyone! It's Laura Vegas here, with an "Old & New" challenge for you. This is a great opportunity to dig into your stash and pull out some of those older products that you've been hanging onto for years. I think we all have good intentions of using these products, but they sometimes end up forgotten as we collect all the latest and greatest products and enjoy using those items while they're fresh and new.
For my "old" product, I decided to pull out some very old Making Memories chipboard alphas that I have always loved. I pulled out one of each letter of the alphabet and arranged them around the outside edges of my page. I had good intentions of painting them all to match my background paper, but when I came across this older sheet of embossed cardstock from Core'dinations, I liked how the raw chipboard alphas created a tone-on-tone effect with the cardstock and decided to leave them plain.
I did want to spiffy up the chipboard alphas a bit, so I used a new-to-me embossing folder, along with my trusty Cuttlebug die cut machine, to emboss each letter with fun polka dots. It gives a nice, subtle effect to the letters.
For my "new" products, I pulled out some of the newest embellishments from Bella Blvd. A few feathers (in white, pink, and navy blue to match), a few crochet hearts (in white and grey to match), and a few fun little stick pin flags. I clustered all of these embellishments together, to go beside the adorable photo of one of my daycare kiddos.
Go ahead pull out something super old today and make it COOL! ~ Laura Vegas
Ok, who is not in love with those feathers and crocheted hearts?? We sure are! We love sharing with you products that we love so guess what prize we are offering this hour? Why a Bella Blvd. Prize package of course!
If you would like to win these sweet Bella embellies, and maybe some of the sweet flags too, leave a comment below by 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11th! We know our friends at Bella are having some fun today too, so be sure to stop by their facebook page and tell them we sent you! If you are just joining us, be sure to head right back to the beginning of today’s fun!
We have special guest Lisa Dickinson joining us next! Don’t miss it!~ Catherine