A final reminder, today marks the last day of March Creative Weekly and there's a challenge in-progress! Show us how you envision the fluttering of your favorite insect on either a layout, album, card or other crafty creation. Full details are available HERE. The deadline to submit your entry is Monday, April 1st (5:00pm Central). Again, the prize is a surprise box of brand new "The Pier" and "Maggie Holmes" product! There's also the extra perk of making the Crate blog - it's a win, win all around!
When I saw this month's theme involving butterflies, I was excited! They remind me of Spring and I thought it would go perfectly with some of the new Spring papers in the Maggie Holmes collection. I snapped this picture of my daughter and all I could think of was how her sweet little smile makes my heart flutter! She is so loved by everyone in our family! I paired the photo on the left, and decided to place a large butterfly on the right, over the doily. I was originally going to make a lot of smaller butterflies, but instead, decided to attach a large one made up of various patterned papers. I really like the result! I layered another vellum butterfly, and used some of the gorgeous jewel pins for the center. I stitched a few other random pieces of paper above my title and used the gold Thicker stickers (which I LOVE because of the big chunky glitter!) - it really finished off the layout! Hope this inspires you to do some Spring time scrapping with some of Crate's new collections!
I love butterflies! I decided that I wanted them to take center stage on this page. I cut three large ones from blue papers in the Maggie Holmes line. Then, to add some texture and dimension, I layered a vellum butterfly on top of each of them. The photo shows my husband and son hiking in our favorite state park. The butterflies definitely represent the natural, exploration, 'outdoorsy' feel of the page. I didn't want to overpower them with alpha stickers, so I cut a phrase from one of the Maggie Holmes canvas frames and added some strip journaling.
I love this quote about butterflies and the chipboard pieces from the Maggie Holmes line. They were the perfect accent to use as the focal point alongside the beautiful words. Every once in a while, it's great to create a layout with no photos. It lends a place to showcase a favorite quote,or your own handwritten journaling.
With Spring approaching, we'll soon be spending more time outdoors. My son loves this time of year because he can explore in the woods to look for treasures like sticks, rocks and small creatures. I made a page about him at one of his favorite "outdoor" locations doing a little exploring. To reflect his love of nature, I used a repeating pattern of butterflies throughout the page. There are the larger butterflies crafted from pattern paper and a Maggie Holme's die-cut. Then, there are some smaller ones punched from green washi tape.
For this project, I knew right away that I wanted to use the turquoise butterfly from the Maggie Holmes Ephemera Pack. I chose a variety of cardstock papers, both blue and green, and punched five butterflies from each shade to create an ombre-like background. After sewing the butterflies down, I embellished the page with more Maggie Holmes and a piece of vintage sheet music.