Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"Public Library" October Afternoon with Shelly Maxwell

I was so excited to get to work with "Public Library" line of product from October Afternoon for my July Design Team projects for The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL! I used my great-niece Julia as the centerpiece of my project (below), a trip to the Memphis Zoo on the two-page layout, and got a little crazy on some cards. Check it all out here:
 The 12x12 wall hanging is on a Tim Holtz Ideaology Canvas . I used a 4x6 black and white photo matted on gold vellum paper (Photo by Audrey Olson Photography). Red Stickles were used to highlight the letter"J" in three places on the canvas because my niece's name is "Julia"
 I fussy cut several different words and images from the "Public Library" line of papers to acquire all the little pieces I wanted to include for Julia. For example, the word "dream", a scalloped border,  a dog (they have three in their family), a deer head (because her dad loves to hunt), lots of flowers and butterflies. The images included on the pages of this line of double sided papers are incredible! A tiny Prima flower colored with Copics was placed over the picture of a flower on Julia's head. (She always has in a hair pretty).
 The brads that are part of "Public Library" worked great as flower centers along with a few Bella Blvd. text black button. 
 Maya Road pins, Canvas shipping tag, wooden ruler, and Petaloo flower are all part of the cluster lower right. I used a weR perfect 8 6" punch to create a 6x6 matt behind the picture.
 We traveled to Memphis, TN over spring break in March 2014 and we had a great time. The Memphis Zoo is wonderful. Julianne and Charlie were able to take in a camel ride for only $5. What a great opportunity. The Freckled Fawn wooden picture frame colored with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink works as a great focus for this picture. Emma Thickers in glitter gold create the title on a "Public Library" journaling card. 
 Maya Road tickets were the perfect embellishment to use to emphasize the "Zoo" theme as we had to purchase lots of tickets throughout the day.
 I love the card catalog paper and used it as a lower border across the bottom of the page. Not all learning comes from books, the really good stuff comes from experiences!
Four cards complete this month's collection of projects from "Public Library" by October Afternoon. "Public Library" journaling cards serve as the background on two of the cards while papers and real wood thin birch is the back drop on one card as well.
 I used Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers , and Brushed Corduroy to color the real wood thin birch used as a card mat on this birthday card. I also die cut the wood too, which worked great. It adhered to the paper with my regular 3L tape runner adhesive just great.
 "Public Library" tidbits and brads embellish this wooden pennant:
 Maya Road Canvas shipping tag (stamped with the word "Inspire") and embellished with a bit of ribbon, brad and tidbits.
 Next to the canvas tag is a Maya Road stick pin with two Maya Road wooden spools wrapped in papers from "Public Library" and a bit of toole to hold the spools in place. I attached these to the card with glue dots. I think this is a great card to share with a teacher or educator.
 Bella Blvd. Text Black buttons, Public Library Brad, and journaling cards complete this inspirational card appropriate for many occasions such as birthday, congratulations, or just to say, "Hello".
 And lastly, I would like to share a 5x5" card embellished with papers, journaling cards, tidbits, brads, Petaloo flower, Maya Road wooden ruler, and Emma thickers. It is a pretty little card perfect for keeping in touch. Thanks for taking a look at this month's projects. Remember, you can pick up all of these exciting items at The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL.

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