die-cut heaven.

>> Tuesday, June 2, 2009

hi everyone...Nicole here!

echoing what Stephanie said about the mini album contest...WHOA. all of these entries are amazing, and we are so glad that so many of you entered!

i have to say that my fave Lily Bee products are the 2 types of die-cuts they offer. i decided to use them on these 2 pages...i also wanted to share a quick thought about 'old' photos.

i am in LOVE with the blue damask paper, so when i noticed that it is also on the die-cut frames page, i looked at it for awhile, and then decided to let it lead me along. i split it and used it on either side of an older pic of my daughter, on one of our many road trips. we've been known to just hop in the car and go every now and then, and i wanted to journal about how she is quite content in the back seat...all she needs is a coloring book or a pad of paper and some crayons, lol. i added the green ribbon, since i've yet to meet a green/blue combo i didn't like, lol.

next, an old photo of my grandparents while we were on a family vacation to Cape May, NJ. they always managed to sneak away for a quiet walk alone on the boardwalk...again, a story i wanted to remember. so i just used the rest of the die-cut frames as my patterned paper, then added the die-cut border along the right edge. again, don't be afraid to cut up those 12x12 rub-ons!! i used just a snippet of the circle rub-on from the 12x12 sheet around the edge of the circle die-cut paper here.

so as a reminder, if you come across an old photo that jars your memory about something...USE IT, lol! not every photo has to be perfect, and it's often those old ones that make you smile from ear to ear.
have a great week!!


Lori Gentile June 2, 2009 at 1:05 PM  

Wow, Nicole! Your layouts are gorgeous!!! LOVE the old photo tip!

gudrun June 2, 2009 at 4:08 PM  

Your LOs are so beautiful, Nicole. Thanks for sharing. :)

Gina June 3, 2009 at 7:37 AM  

LOVE that LO of your DD!

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