Friday, February 9, 2018

Valentine's 2018 Card Swap - Sent

I'm one of those kids that was a fan of class Valentine's parties in elementary school. I suppose getting and giving those little cards, though mostly store-bought, was a precursor to my current paper crafts obsession.

When I saw that there was a Valentine's card swap being hosted by Craftic, I jumped on it!

Valentine's 2018 Card Swap - Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Valentine's 2018 Card Swap - Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Valentine's 2018 Card Swap - Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Valentine's 2018 Card Swap - Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Valentine's 2018 Card Swap - Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Valentine's 2018 Card Swap - Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

I sent off my cards mid-week, hopefully they arrive soon. I also already got a card from one of my swap partners!

SUPPLIES:

Paper: Bazzill Basics Paper (pink solid cardstock); American Crafts (Shimelle - True Stories Orange Pekoe polaroid patterned paper); Basic Grey (pink patterned paper)
Embellishments: puffy heart ribbon; Elle's Studio (wood veneer hearts); American Crafts (Shimelle - True Stories enamel heart dots)
Tools: Cuttlebug; Studio Calico (triangle die); Stampin' Up (Tiny Triangles embossing folder)

Friday, February 2, 2018

Goody Goody Gift Swap 2017 - Package Received

It took a little longer than the holidays, but I finally got my Goody Goody Gift Swap package in the mail and phew! I was honestly getting a little worried, haha.

Goody Goody Gift Swap 2017 - Package Received | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2017 - Package Received | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

My swap partner was Charity and I enjoyed what was in my package, which included a cute crocheted (or is it knitted?) Instagram cup sleeve, an oh, hello friend wood button, fragrant soap, a pack of branch pencils, and a sun print:

Goody Goody Gift Swap 2017 - Package Received | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2017 - Package Received | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

So far, I've had good experiences with this holiday swap and my swap partners, so as long as I have the time and the desire, I think I'll continue to participate!


See also:
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2017 - Package Sent
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2016 - Package Received
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2016 - Package Sent
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2015 - Package Received
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2015 - Package Sent

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Parker's One-Year-Old Layout

I recently finished a layout of Parker turning one-year-old, in an effort to make sure that Parker gets layouts of major milestones like Evelyn did (and her one-year-old layout).

At daycare, the teachers in the infant room decorate paper crowns for the babies turning one. While we didn't do a cake smash-type thing with Parker, I did take a few pictures of him in his paper crown (sitting on the driveway because I was losing the daylight after getting back from work/daycare and he didn't walk yet at that point).

Parker's One Year Old Layout | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Parker's One Year Old Layout | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Parker's One Year Old Layout | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Parker's One Year Old Layout | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

Blue patterned paper and some of the wood veneers are Elle's Studio. The "one" title was cut from Bazzill Basics Paper solid cardstock using a Silhouette. Dotted vellum from Doodlebug Designs, journaling tag from Pretty Little Studio, and green acrylic shapes from Pinkfresh Studio.

2018 so far has been productive creatively . . . hopefully I can keep the momentum up!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Goody Goody Gift Swap 2017 - Package Sent

I have an affinity for snail mail and package swaps, and so like I have for the couple of years before, I participated in the Goody Goody Gift Swap again this past holiday season.

For the wrapping, I went with kraft paper and red baker's twine. On the kraft paper, I used white acrylic paint to decorate it, otherwise I felt like the kraft paper would've been too plain.

Goody Goody Gift Swap 2017 - Package Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2017 - Package Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2017 - Package Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

In the package, I included:

Goody Goody Gift Swap 2017 - Package Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2017 - Package Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2017 - Package Sent | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

Hopefully my swap partner enjoyed her package!


See also:
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2016 - Package Received
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2016 - Package Sent
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2015 - Package Received
Goody Goody Gift Swap 2015 - Package Sent

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

2016 Family Photo Layout 01

Despite aspirations during 2017 of scrapbooking a number of family photos from our 2016 session (2016 Family Pictures), over another year has passed and only one family layout has been completed (plus one of Parker from the same 2016 session).

The colors of this layout were driven by the colors of our outfits in the pictures - mint, pink, and a little navy-ish blue.

2016 Family Photo Layout 01 | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
2016 Family Photo Layout 01 | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
2016 Family Photo Layout 01 | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
2016 Family Photo Layout 01 | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

That lace cardstock I've had for probably a decade, but I saved (hoarded) it . . . until now!

The mint triangle patterned paper is from Pinkfresh Studio, the pink ombre patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket. American Crafts Thickers for the "family" title and Evalicious for the "photo love" puffy sticker and the journaling tag.

My goal is to scrapbook at least a few more 2016 family photos before I move on to 2017 family pictures!

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