Thursday, April 16, 2009

Apron Strings Designs April Kit

This month I had the opportunity to design with the Apron Strings Designs April Smaller than a Breadbox Kit! Wow! Great papers! Collections from Bella Blvd, Chatterbox, and My Mind's Eye. It was my first time ever working with Bella Blvd papers, and they are adorable! Look at this cute raindrop paper!

Do you see my faux stitching on the "swim" layout? I drew circles with a Sharpie pen. But it sure looks like stitching, right?! I used the Bella Blvd papers for this next layout also, plus a little of the Chatterbox (brown dots).

I was able to put the pale yellow Bazzill through my printer and do some computer journaling. I wanted to tell the story about the kids making stuffed bears at the library, and it was too much for me to write out long-hand!

I really got into the grunge a bit this time. On this next layout, I toned down the bright green Bazzill with paint, ink, and some edge distressing.

I finally scrapped photos of this house, which we only lived in for 18 months. We'd been transferred to east central Pennsylvania from North Carolina. Then, after just 18 months, we were transferred out here to southern California. WHEW!

For this Easter page I combined the My Mind's Eye and Bella Blvd papers. I also had some MME sticker letters in my stash that seemed to go well. I outlined the letters with a brown Sharpie to make them pop.

I used the Chatterbox papers to do a 2-page spread about my oldest son's 11th birthday. (Yes, he's 17 now! I'm getting the pages scrapped so give me a break! LOL) I also used the April sketch for this page layout.

Here are some cards I made from the scraps and leftover embellishments!

I hope you enjoyed the April Reveal of the ASD kit! Go check out the newsletter for a look at what the rest of the DT did with this kit. I'll soon be getting the April Bigger than a Breadbox Kit in the you may see some projects with that paper soon! That one contains SEI and Bo Bunny papers!


  1. holy cow, gloria! these are fantastic! love that little deer card - so cute!

  2. wow ! wonderful Gloria ! just love your style !

  3. Wow, looks like you have been busy! I love your pages and your style! Enjoyed the meeting on Tuesday. You are a group of talented ladies!

  4. Anonymous9:07 PM

    wow girl... that is a lot of inspiration

    00 dalis