4.14.2010

"handmade" + a GIVE AWAY!


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It is my turn to inspire you with my interpretation of the theme for this month. The image that we were given to work with was this one ...

theme image

I loved the colour combination - so pretty and floral and I decided to go with that colour scheme for my layout. I have used all papers and embellishments from the Homespun Chic range by Melody Ross.

It was ideal that this range has a real "handmade" theme to it and I decided to strongly incorporate that into my layout by doing a layout on a little handmade store in my neighbourhood that a friend and I attended the opening of.

wren 1

I have used a white cardstock background - splashing it with a little pink glimmermist and then bordered the whole layout with thin strips of green patterned paper.

wren 2

I have then used a sheet from the Homespun Chic Mat Pad in the top right hand corner - perfect size and colours for this layout.

wren 3

I have used a grid pattern for the photos (which was also inspired by the theme image with its grid design) and have then layered various embellishments around the photo cluster. I have handcut the flowers in the bottom left corner from a sheet of paper from the 8" x 8" collection pack.

wren 4

I have used a range of embellishments including buttons, glass brads, chipboard word strips and labels, made for you tags and transparent shapes.

I have finished the layout with a flower handmade by a friend, which I thought was just the perfect touch for a layout celebrating my love of handmade products and letter stickers that have a touch of glitter to them.

wren 5

This was just such an inspiring theme! I hope you give it a go yourself ...

Cheers
Kim :o)

30 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! I really love the collage feel this has...so many goodies to look at!

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  2. perfectly fabulous!! I'm so lovin' that bloom!

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  3. So beautiful! I love your style!

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  4. Gorgeous! Don't you just LOVE stores like that!? Fabulous "quilty" feel to the layout! xxD

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  5. Wow I am just Loving all the details on your layout!

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  6. This is one AWESOME layout:) Love that grid!

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  7. already a follower, signed up for the newsletter

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  8. I signed up for the newsletter, and I am already following you. Thanks for a giveaway!

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  9. Just signed up for the newsletter and already a follower! Love that flower...how is it made?

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  10. follower here & on facebook.

    also newsletter subscriber - yay!!!

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  11. Beautiful layout. Love those colors and the flowers are wonderful

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  12. Just gorgeous KIm - the embellishing is fantastic!!!

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  13. I am a google friend, and just signed up for the newsletters! Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful paper pack!!!

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  14. Followed you on Facebook and just joined Google!I also signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for offering such a nice gift. Your layout was dreamy, loved it!

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  15. This page is full of great elements Kim! Fabulous job! TFS!!

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  16. I'm already a follower, and I've just sent you an email signing up for the newsletter. :)
    Beautiful inspiration and lovely result!

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  17. I'm all signed up. Thanks for the chance!

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  18. Just did both. Love the Ava collection.

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  19. All signed up & a fan! Love it, thanks!!!

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  20. Getting on Board! Signed up for the newsletter AND became a Follower!;) Love the AVA collection of course. Lucky winner please be me!

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  21. Woohoo! Gorgeous creations! I'm all signed up too! Thank you! :)

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  22. Great inspirations! All I have to say is WOW!

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  23. Done! This collection is fabolous!!!!!

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  24. Beautiful work :-)

    I already am a follower, but signed up for your newsletter. And I came a FB fan, too.

    Have a happy weekend!

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  25. i am a fan on fb and i signed up for your newsletter..thanks for a chance! jen t.

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  26. Such a fun LO Kim! I just love it!

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