Friday, February 18, 2011

Twig Time

Hi there!
Angela here from the Design Team -- and I'd like to share a colorful layout with you today! Little Yellow Bicycle's Twig line has gorgeous colors and tons of great details to add to layouts and cards. It's just cheery!  Take a look:

My photo mat, journaling spot, and hand-trimmed leaves are all from Twig papers, and the glittered chipboard shapes and pins from the line match perfectly. Don't you just love those blues and greens? They'd fit so many occasions, including these concert shots from last summer. Oh, and I used some 7gypsies tape and gorgeous new ribbon from May Arts, which are also available in the store.

A word about pins:

For awhile, I wasn't sure what to do with all those cute scrappy pins -- and then a lightbulb went off! On almost every layout I make, something gets popped up on foam tape or squares, and that foam makes a perfect, very secure spot to stick some pins! That's just what I've done above my title here.

Another solution I've come up with is to add earring backs or crimp beads to the ends if they're exposed, or to use a pair of jewelry wire cutters to trim off the pointy bits. No more stuck fingers, and no more holes in the page protectors!

I'm sure you've already noticed (see Chris's post below), but man, the shelves at Scrappy Chic are about to be crowded to overflowing with all kinds of great new lines -- when I was in the store the other day, the piles of boxes were pretty immense!

Will I see any of you at the Yard Sale on Sunday? Hope so -- great deals all around, plus a chance to see some great new goodies as well!

Until then -- Happy Scrapping!!


Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Great tip about the pins! I've wondered what to do with those. Loved your layout on your blog; love seeing it again here!

Liz Michaud said...

Great pin tips! I love them but like you I didn't know what to do with them :)

See you sunday!!