Inspiration Friday Post.. on Tuesday

Hello friends!  I’m dropping in today to share my Memory Works post from last Friday…hence Inspiration Friday on Tuesday 🙂  So, Inspiration Friday on the Memory Works Blog is all about the Design Team members sharing their projects to spark some creative juices.  This week, well really last week, I shared two recent projects.

This first project is a photo tray by 7 Gypsies, adorned with Simple Stories, Maya Road, Tim Holtz and American Crafts Thickers.  I love mini spools and wanted to incorporate them into a project so I wrapped them with some Simple Stories ribbon, Twinery Twine and May Arts brown check ribbon and hung them like a banner in a upper corner of the tray. 

See the white swirly around the 4×6″ photo in the upper left corner of the tray??  Well, that is a Simple Stories transparancy and isn’t it cool!  They add a nice affect to your photos, especially in the tray.  I created the rosette using Tim Holtz Rosette Dies, which I just love. 
Now, look at the brown swirl that spans across the four tray windows.  That is a single, large brown flourish sticker from the Simple Stories Life Documented stickers.  I love these flourish stickers and it was very easy to make it span across the tray windows.  All I did was lay the sticker flourish on top of the tray and decided how I wanted it placed within each of the tray windows.  After deciding on my placement, I used my EK Success Honey Bee scissors, which are coated with teflon, to cut the flourish accordingly.

Now for my second project this week.  I’m a big Simple Stories fan and love the Baby Steps line.  I have to confess, most of my layouts over the past 3 months have been about our new baby girl, Abby.  She was born November 14, 2011 and I’m getting a great start on her 1st scrapbook album.  Plus, when babies are this young they change so much, so often. 
Ok, so here you’ll see a 12×12 Baby Steps patterned paper for the background, and more Baby Steps little flash cards throughout the layout.  I did use some of the 6×6 Baby Steps pad too {see the little flashcard in the upper left corner}.  I hand cut my banner pieces and added some Doodle Bug Loop Lou Pink Alpha Stickers & American Crafts Fabic Alphas for my title “Welcome Home Abby.”

I cut a large flower in half and used it on my layout also.  I wish I could remember what vendor the cool flower came from.. sorry!  Mommy brain is in full effect here!

Well, thank you for stopping by again.  I’ll be posting on the Memory Work Blog again THIS Friday for more inspiration.  This time I’ll be showcasing one of my favorite lines from the current catalog  See ya Friday!

4 thoughts on “Inspiration Friday Post.. on Tuesday”

  1. thanks for the up close personal tour of these great projects. I saw them on the MW blog but missed some of the details. I love what you did with the wooden spools. I had to buy those but haven’t used them yet. lol This is perfect. Love th photo of the girls looking over the crib. Precious! Can’t wait to see your Friday inspiration, let me guess, does your fav line start with “M”?

  2. Jody, just caught sight of your e-mail as I was exiting for the night–and just had to come peek! I love all the detail and love in your first totally awesome “project” (if you can call you kids a “project”!) I love the thread spools with the more modern baker’s twine and the girly stuff, including the girls themselves! Your second project is amazing, as well! Sweet, sweet baby! Love the “half” flower embellishments, and that “welcome” banner is so clever! You do such amazing work, my friend!

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