Wednesday, March 31, 2010

SWIRLYDOOS April Kit...Park Avenue

The Swirlydoos April kit is out. "Park Avenue". It is wonderful!!! I am not to good with keeping flowers "out" of my LO's, and when I decided to do a LO of my husband, I was stumped...No Flowers???!!! Noooooo..I had to, so there went my quest to develop Manly Flowers... Any such thing??? Well you be the judge. I did lots of sewing also and distressing to grunge it up a bit. I used my TH distresser wheel like a mad woman!! The papers are Robin's Nest Love is in the air - Embrace Life line, and some card stock from the add on card stock pack.

I have also been doing a lot of sewing on my LO's lately. Inspired by all of the baby LO's in the gallery lately, I had to do one also...The baby is precious Alex..His mommy didnt mind me sharing his picture for this LO. It was a newborn photoshoot I did a couple of months ago. The butterflies I shared with you over at Swirlydoos and the back round paper was hand cut from paper with a template I created using Basic Greys diecut shaped paper. Then with SCAL, I was able to create all different sizes. It will be sooo easy to cut with my Cricut Expression. This is my new favorite shape at the moment!! I cut the title with my Cricut and hand cut the vines I also shared over at Swirlydoos. My sewing machine has been working overtime lately. Inspired by Primas's stitched papers.

A bathroom self portrait!!! LOL...I did Glimmer misting to the flowers and butterflies,created their bodies of crystal beads and jewelry wire, hand cut the vines and did my own Faux swirls with 3D puffy paint. Used Gabriellep's paper ruffle technique. My 3 rules in life...Live, Laugh, and Love...

This page was done using Beggahuna's Park Avenue sketch for the April Kit kit. The photo is my sister Laurie who is a first time grandmother and loving every precious moment of it!! She loooves her little Nikki. Did some sewing on the page and the butterflies are some that I shared over at Swirlydoos. Dressed the Prima flowers with Stickles Rock Candy, Shimmerz paint and Martha Stewart micro beads.


  1. Your layouts are just gorgeous! Love the "manly" flowers! I love flowers too and incorporate them into all of my layouts. Love your sewing too - great job!

  2. Beautiful, magical works!
    I love the style! :)

  3. Lisa your DT designs are all SOoooo......STUNNING.....GORGEOUS....INSPIRING!!!

    You did a absolutely WONDERFUL job showcasing this kit!!

    OH and the stitching, I so LUV it! And those grungy yet beautiful flowers, luv the whole look and feel it gives the lo. I luv looking at them close-up. Wonderful photo's too:) xoxo

  4. WOW! Your work is always so SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!!! Me encanta ver tu trabajo!!!!!

    Really Inspiring!!!! Love all the stitching!!!!! You did Amazing!!!!

  5. OMG Lisa!! those lo's are gorgeous!!! the flowers that you used on your husband's lo, are so beautiful!!! you did amazing with all those pages!!

  6. OMG Lisa!!!!!! Creativity all the way!!!! They are all so gorgeous!!!!! You always AMAZE me!!

  7. Just stunning Lisa! Love the manly flowers! ;o) Hope you and your family have a Happy Easter!
    Hugz, Z

  8. Those are manly flowers indeed. Love all the sewing on your layouts...and as Darien says...spectacular my friend:)

  9. I'm lovin' each and everyone of these layouts!! You rocked the manly flowers!!!

    xoxo Karen Lee


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