Kaisercraft Finders Keepers & Lili

So Lili was getting jealous because I keep scrapbooking photos of Ella and Remy…apparently, so I wanted to do one of Lili today. She is beautiful and I wanted the title big and bold. I cut the letters out using my silhouette cameo and a great cut file from the cut shoppe called The out of line alpha. I love it. I used Kaisercrafts Finders Keepers papers which is a bit old but I liked the bright yellow and florals. I used bits of patterned paper to fill the voids in each letter for the title. A bit of fussy cutting and some Heidi Swapp gold colorshine , a few October Afternoon epoxy dots and hearts and some lunch wrap under the photo. Yellow spotty wash tape, orange spotty wash tape and a fox from a pack of die cuts from Dear Lizzy.

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Kaisercraft Island Escape Collection

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Loving the tropical feel of this collection. I need some more, its also a little vintage and I really love that. I tried a little watercolour under the photo layer. I bought the leaf die about a week ago and love it. Its the perfect size for cards too. I painted some white card stock with watercolour paints and then cut out extra leaves to add some extra pink and white into the mix. I also added some white twiggy bits I cut out on my silhouette cameo.

I have machine stitched around the edges of the patterned paper and also the card stock for added interest.

 

Ellas birthday

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A reasonable photo of the girls and I, taken as we were walking out the door to see Beauty and the Beast at the cinema. What a beautiful movie. I like the softness of this layout, there is vintage lace with mini embroidered roses on the left from my sister, she always finds the best vintage stuff for me, she lives in Bendigo Victoria and goes to garage sales to source craft stuff. I benefit a lot!

The vellum with mini gold hearts on it is beautiful, and American Crafts paper on the right that I have hand painted. I machine stitched around the edges twice in grey cotton. Theres some old and new on this layout but I think it works well.

Ellas 14th birthday card

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My big girl turned 14 in March and I always make the girls  cards, which they keep. Recently we have been having clean outs and they looked through their cards and memorabilia. Ella was comparing her cards each year and noting I improved each year with my card design, although there was a couple she said were “made in a hurry” 🙂

Anyway, this one was made the night before her birthday but I really love the big handmade flower and colours, however…Ella wasn’t ohhh ahhhh when she got it 😦

I love my girls they set the bar higher every day like this for me, I love their honesty and freshness. I still like this card!!!