Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The full reveal...

So, here's my Label Tulip projects for May in all their splendid glory...


This was a project inspired by a class taught by my dear friend Tina a few years ago. I needed a new garden journal after all these years, and decided to make another one with a few different touches. It's such a simple little book-binding project, and thought it would be something fun to teach over at Label Tulip. So, there will be an online tutorial offered on May 27th. Check out the front page at LT for more details! Moving on...

My next addition to the family canvas collection. This month's kit goodies were so boy-centric...it undoubtedly had to be a canvas for Luka. Next...

Actually, there was a lot of focus on Luka this month. Not that I don't love the ladies in my life. This kit just had so much yummy boy stuff in it! I freakin' ADORE that Cosmo Cricket Mr. Roboto paper! It was one of those papers I was terrified to cut up for fear that I wouldn't do it justice. Anyway, I managed to work through the fear and this is a memory box that I made to keep all of his baby and childhood keepsakes in. Right now, it has his hospital bracelets, coming-home outfit, ultrasound pictures and some locks from his first haircut in it:

A LO of my mom in her wedding dress from way back in the day when she married my dad. If I remember correctly, her mother made that dress. You can't tell from the picture, but it was green. Green with white daisies. For a wedding dress. A little odd, but SOOOO... 70's-ish, don't you think? Love it! It is actually my first attempt at going through boxes full of old family photos, and getting them glued down alongside some pretties.

What else, what else? Oh! We were lucky enough to get the fabulous Maria Grace Abuzman as our guest designer this month. You can check out LT for her original LO that we had to lift. Here's my version:

And, finally, our challenge for this month was repetition. I've been diggin' on some circles lately. Can you tell?

I guess that's about it for this month. Fabulous kit, once again. But, isn't it always?

17 comments:

The DCG. said...

your LT layouts are fantastic! i'm pretty much speechless. wow :)

Dani said...

I LOVE all this. You are one talented chick. No lie!

I seriously hope you don't feel like you have to take this blog down, but if you do, please keep in touch. So happy to have met you in bloggyland it would be so sad to lose you to all the crap that goes down in the internet world.
It's hard sometimes... I want to just vent my heart out some days on my blog but I pretty much have to keep it as vague as I can to just avoid all the crap.
I just don't get, where do people find the time to be so hateful? And why do they want to spend the time doing it when there are so many better things to do? That's just never made sense to me. If you don't like what you see or read then don't look at it/read it anymore. Why is that so hard for some people??

lol, sorry, I'm venting now! just been dealing with this myself a bit!

you're awesome - don't even let anyone make you think otherwise!

danijohnston.typepad.com/dj

mushroommeadows said...

Wow! So beautiful!!! I love the colors. Wow!!!

KhrisW said...

Your work is incredible! Love it and I can't wait for the kit to arrive.

You're a rockin' Tulip Girl, Holly! Give Sake a nuzzle from Hugo for us.

KhrisW said...

Good, I'm glad you put the blog owner approval up. I have that on my blog as well.

I'd contact the local authorities. If you need help with that send me an e-mail.

Zoe said...

amen sister. i have a blog stalker who is a complete ass. i refuse to censor or limit myself because some pin dick doesn't have a life and likes to look at my fat pics :) as usual you have me all excited to get my kit!!!

jill s said...

all of your work is gorgeous.
sorry i haven't been commenting as much lately. my life has been insane.

i hope you're doing good!

xx
jill

Fairyfames4 said...

Hi, My name is Delilah and i am pretty new to reading your blog, it would be a pity for you to let someone who has no life prevent u from having a voice. You are an AmAZing Artist and u seem like a great mom to boot. Keep doing what ur doing!

Callista said...

Holly, I LOVE your LT layouts and projects. WOW!!! I particularly love the little shooting stars.
I am sorry you were thinking of moving your blog. I love reading what you are up to. I don't understand why people have to be soo mean!! Hang in there.

Michelle said...

Oh, scrap drama. Kudos to you - keep the blog up, do what you wanna do. =) Loving the projects...hope the house guest leaves your family be soon, too!

Marie said...

Totally awesome work missy! I dont know what happened but whom ever did it sucks! All I can say is you must have really made it. Seriously...When they start talking shit about you its because you are beyond awesome and a "celeb" so look at it that way and who gives a fu&* what they have to say. GIve them the finger and move on. We love ya!

Jill Deiling said...

you keep doing what youre doing, youre amazing at it!!!

i saw all your LT los over at sis, i looove them!! :D

Lizee said...

wow you rocked the canvas layout!
i love all the texture in that layout...

and i totally agree with you chica... TEAM KC! :)

Callista said...

Holly, I missed the tutorial on your garden journal... are there directions somewhere that I can get?

Michelle said...

I agree with Dani, you are super talented. I loved looking through all your goodies on SIS when you posted them there. I always look forward to reading your blogs!

Tina said...

fill me in! what the heck is going on??

♥♥♥ jEn ♥♥♥ said...

wow those designs are AMAZING!!! i love the canvas...and of course the journal. and the keepsake box is too precious. i definitely need to get some of those robot papers...yum.

and again, just wanna say how sorry i am for the trouble you've had w/ this psycho. i'm sooo glad you didnt close the blog because of them. you are sooo right, everything you said is dead on!