8.17.2009

Boojiboo!, Japaneses Dolls, Paper Piecing, and a Winner!!!

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Yeah, that's a pretty boring title. Sorry about that. It is, afterall, Monday morning, though, so you can't be too hard on me, now can you!

Do you remember THIS post where I showed you my adorable apron being worn by my adorable Hubbums?

Yeah. That was a fun post. *sigh.*

Oh....sorry....yes, I was, indeed, going somewhere with that! HA!

This week's Use Your Stash challenge was to incorporate paper piecing into you artwork. How much fun is THAT?! If you read the scrapbook magazines (CK, SBE, etc.) you know that Paper Piecing is returning in a big way and it is SO cute! I love seeing the different designs people come up with to use on their pages and cards! I have dabbled a bit with it here and there, as you can see on THIS card and THIS layout. I'm not one to use patterns and such and I can't draw, so basically I just grab a pair of scissors and go to it when I decide to do a paper piecing. It works for me and I enjoy the process. This layout was no different.

I was inspired by the Boojiboo! apron that The Hubbums is wearing in the photos. The journaling actually explains the whole thing! LOL!

Boojiboo!

Here are some close up shots of the paper piecings. They were SO much fun to create!

Dolls Close Up #2
Dolls Close Up #1

Tee-Hee! Aren't they just adorable! I want to hug them! They are totally my friends now! Just say'n.

Boojiboo Journaling
This is the journaling at the top of the page.

Boojiboo Close Up

And finally, a photo of the layout with the apron that inspired the design! I love it! I really do! This is one of those layouts that keeps making me smile every time I look at it. I won't be able to put it into an album for awhile! LOL!

I am also excited because I tend to not be great at putting down the stories that go with my photos and I did it on this layout and it isn't super long or anything, but the story is there and I love that!

Paper piecing is one of those things that I think many of us forget we have as an option for our work. It's not hard and you can create ANYTHING with just paper and pens and chalk and stuff! It really is a great, economical way to create your own embellishments that coordinate PERFECTLY with your photos! So head on over to Use Your Stash and participate in this week's challenge!

If you love the apron you should totally check out Boojiboo! on Etsy!

Oh! And I mentioned something about a winner, too, didn't I? LOL! Yes, we have a winner for the A Forest Frolic giveaway!!! And the winner is........


....... MIMI!!!! Congratulations, Mimi!!! Please email me with your name, address, and your choices (see HERE to see the giveaway post) within 48 hours!

13 comments:

  1. Wow! You've got a lot going on! Have a great beginning to your week!

    Dropping in from SITS!

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  2. Totally cute dolls and layout! My hubby would never be brave enough to wear an apron and let me photograph it so kuddos to your man!

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  3. Ohhh I want a Boojiboo apron they make such cute ones!

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  4. I have trouble with journaling too...I love this layout!!! (check out my gnome layout on my blog..I know you like them!!!)

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  5. Jingle, I love these dolls. So cute.

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  6. These came out absolutely adorable! I think this is one of my favorite pages of yours. Too cute!

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  7. That is BEYOND CUTE! Sadly I don't have as much paper-piecing skills as you do.

    Thanks for the shoutout as well--I've yet to get my hubby to sport one of our aprons! ;)

    Cheers!

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  8. LOL - thats a great apron! and Oh my word, those pieced dolls are amazing!! way to rock your paper!

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  9. Oh yes, I've seen Boojiboo before and love their aprons...your husband looks great in it ;-) And those Japanese dolls are freakin' adorable Jingle...so creative!

    Jamie :)
    p.s. congrats to the winner!

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