Here it is:
|June 3 - 16: Father's Day, lima bean plant, double cart @ Whole Foods|
|June 3-16: my favorite paper EVER, popsicles, Crazy House Project|
|Filler - I have a thing for clouds, lately.|
|Calendar card with pretties|
I used the Citrus Twist June Project Life Kit, mostly. I put the last several kits in the same Cropper Hopper Paper File (love these things for storing kits!), so I'm not sure which pieces belong with each month's kit. But I do like mixing and matching things, so I'm not too worried about it. I especially love the Amy Tangerine Yes Please tiny puffy stickers and their fun summery colors.
And you know what else matched, and was perfect for our popsicle-making process photos? My MOST FAVORITE PAPER EVER.
It's the Dreamy Days Polaroid-esque paper from American Crafts' Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line. I got a sheet at my local scrapbook store (shout out to Ben Franklin Redmond!), and when I realized how much I loved it, I went back for more only to find they were completely out. I was heartbroken, so I ordered a few sheets online from another scrap store. Then I realized I *still* wanted more, so I ordered a 25-pack on Amazon. At the time, it was much more expensive than it is now, but I still consider it money well spent, to secure (aka hoard) that paper. I know, it's a sickness.
But now that I have so much, I'm not afraid to use it. It works so well to frame lots of little photos. And the pastel colors coordinated really well with the Citrus Twist kit colors.
You'll also notice that I embraced two colors I don't much care for - Pepto-Bismol pink and yellow. I'm just not a fan but they worked well here, especially with that yummy pink and yellow ombre wide washi tape from a recent Studio Calico add-on kit. Standing in for bullet points this week on my summary are the hard-to-find Studio Calico tiny star wood veneers.
I've also found the perfect solution to adhering tiny wood veneer pieces and sequins, without having to deal with messy wet glue anymore. Hooray! I had no idea that Glue Dots came in a Micro size of 1/8 inch. I'll be buying more of these, for sure. They are perfect for the tiniest wood veneer stars, little sequins and even small beads.
As you can tell, this was A Good Crafty Session. I had fun, and things came together as I thought they should. I've been in a bit of a picture taking lull, so I'm hoping the Phone Photography class I signed up for in July will help me get my mojo back.
Here's a slide show of all my 2013 pages, including close-ups. If you can't see it, click here to view my entire 2013 Project Life gallery.