Friday, May 27, 2011

Dynamic Duo Blog Hop!

Yay!!! I'm so excited, it's my first blog hop with Punky Sprouts! I'm so happy that I was able to complete my album with all that's been going on. My team has been so supportive and I just adore them!

Well, on to the hop! We're hopping with the awesome girls at TaDa Studios and they got Punky Sprouts goodies and we got TaDa paper lines! I got the super cute Goody Two Shoes line and I just knew it would be awesome with Aud's dress up themed birthday party pictures! I used a Steampunk'd album and some Lil' Stems and a Lil' Bloom.

The first thing I did was take it all apart and spray paint the coils pink. Spray painting is fun and one of the sure signs of spring here in the Hettwer household!

I misted some tulle leftover from Aud's birthday tu-tu as well as a Lil' Stem & Lil' Blooom to create a cute little flower belt for the dress form page. I took off the large gear to use on another layout (I'll share it in June!) and rounded the edges of the little gear page to get a more feminine look.

I love that pic on the right of Miss Thing opening a present from my mom. :)

The back of the dress form page has pictures showing Audrey's three wardrobe changes during the party! Every time she got clothes, she wanted to put them on!

I had so much fun with the acrylic page! I went all old school...

and busted out the foam stamps and paint, baby! :D

The canvas page has another of my favorite pictures, Audrey "reading" one of her birthday cards. I've got a quick little step-by-step on how I made this page at the end of the post.

I sprayed the backside of the canvas page pink and sprayed another Lil' Stem green and ruffled it and then used Fabric Tac to adhere that to the page. The two chipboard pages on the right have pics of Aud with some of her presents and having fun running around in her tutu.
I also made two little candles for this page about her birthday cupcake. (When I hand sewed my ruffles I used a matching DMC floss but you can use white and spray it to match when you spray your canvas.)

The backside of the two chipboard pages are title pages of sorts. I made matching pages out of 4x6 photos adhered back to back and trimmed to mimic the cute edge on the chipboard pages.

I kept the last page fairly simple because I wanted to journal about her day on it. This striped paper was perfect for journaling on with my favorite white pen.

I did, however, bust out some cute For The Love of Art stamps and make this sweet little row of dresses.

And finally, the back cover. I was really bad and forgot to have someone take a picture of me with Audrey. Fortunately, my mom snapped a few with her camera. Thanks, Mom!

Here's a quick step-by-step on the front side of the canvas page. First, I gathered up a bunch of heart punches, some black vinyl and my mist. I punched out a bunch hearts and adhered them in lines across the page. I was inspired by the whole subway art trend I've seen all over the internet. (Oh and yeah, the teeny, tiny hearts were a bear, LOL!) Then, I sprayed over top of them.

I let it dry and then peeled them all off. (With a little help from the subject of the album.) I then used Fabric Tac to glue down the pic of Audrey and a heart I punched out of one of the papers and then adhered over one of the spots where the same shaped heart was.

And, that's it! I hope you've enjoyed the blog hop, thanks for stoppin' by! :)

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Post a comment on each DT's blog to show your participation. Then go to the following blogs:

Check back each day for new inspiration on TaDa's & Punky Sprouts blogs. At the end of the 12 day hop, please go to each manufacturer's blog and post a comment telling them your favorite album style and favorite paper collection used in the samples shown in the hop. Your name will be entered in a drawing to win both! Three winners will be picked!


ameklus said...

This is the most amazingly beautiful book. Your use of the Goody Two Shoes line is beyond what I could have ever imagined! I love it.
Annette/TaDa/Designer of Goody Two Shoes

Heather Lough said...

Super cute album. Love all the different pages styles and what you did with them.

Jill Sarginson said...

love love love your album erica!! :)

Rbarakat said...

Erica - I dont know how you found the time but this is gorgeous!!!

Kelly Massman said...

This is just gorgeous! TFS!

Scrappin' Annie said...

I love this album Erica - so pretty. Using the canvas in that way is a super idea and so effective