Butterfly Wonderland…

Hello friends!  Last year when Kaisercraft released their line called Indigo Skies, I could not wait to get my hands on it!!  I loved the shades of blues and navy and every single one of the patterns are on point!  I had no idea then how perfect that paper would be for a little adventure we had in March when our grandson visited.  We took him to the Butterfly Wonderland exhibit where we walked around and just watched all the 1000’s of butterflies - all different sizes and colors - as they flitted and landed, picked up and fluttered some more.

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Archie was mesmerized!  We enjoyed the butterflies too, but we were far more entertained watching HIM as he took it all in!

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For this layout I used a wide assortment of the patterned papers included in the collection, leaving the boldest piece to tell the story with a 2 inch wide strip along the bottom.  I might not be inclined to used butterflies on a boy page ordinarily, but when the subject is specifically butterflies, then you bet I will!

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I kept the ticket from the excursion, and when the blue edge didn’t quite match the blues in the paper line, I used a Copic marker to color over top and make it match better.  I also decided halfway in, that there was too much blue, and I needed a contrast color to balance the overall layout.  Opposite blue on the color wheel, is orange.  Blue and orange always play nicely together unless you’re mixing paint and then it just turns to mud.  So I looked through my stash for some orange/coral/red accents and found it in a sheet of Dear Lizzy die cut stickers.  And because those stickers also had lime green leaves on them, I was also free to include that color elsewhere.

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I also used some paper and acetate die cuts from Heidi Swapp, some enamel/wood buttons from Pink Fresh and Maggie Holmes, label die cuts from Snap and My Mind’s Eye, as well as the gold “adventure” rub on from My Mind’s Eye, (the Jubilee collection), the green alphabet stickers from Fancy Pants, and a variety of enamel dots from Fancy Pants, We R Memory Keepers and One Canoe Two.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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A Mini Travel Album

Hello everyone!

I hope you’re all doing well! Please excuse my insanely creative title…hopefully my creativity will be rejuvenated after a little vacation (when you read this I’ll be enjoying some sun in Mexicooo! I wish I could take you all along……)

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I picked up a simple, kraft mini album from Love is in the Details this week and got to work decorating the cover. And this time I used LOTS of colour!

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The paper and chipboard is from My Mind’s Eye, “Palm Beach,” and the stickers from Amy Tangerine. I am not the happiest with my camera lately, but I hope I can present better photos to you in the near future, and also take more product photos! Both of these lines have so much fun colour and detail.

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For the binding part of the album (the thin side part, don’t know what it’s called, oops!), I used chipboard pieces from the Palm Beach line. I’d seen the line in the store for a while and didn’t quite connect with it, but once I started working with the products, I had a lot of fun! Sometimes you just have to take a product out of it’s packaging to truly realize how amazing it is :) (I honestly wish I had grabbed all the other products from the line as well!)

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Lastly, perhaps most importantly ;) is the little orange fox. I know it’s kinda random, but somehow it tied everything together and created a focal point. This adorable die cut is from Pink Paislee.

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Thanks for taking a minute to visit! I hope you have a great week!

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This post was written by Natalja on January 21, 2018

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