New Release and Give-away!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Introducing my teenager... she has finally hit the age of thirteen and her world is changing rapidly. I love that she is developing her independence but a little sad that I'm not needed quite as much. She did tell us the other day that she doesn't plan to leave home... EVER! But I told her there would probably come a time when she can't wait to leave and perhaps we'll be ready for her to go.

Now, I always love the impending arrival of the Greatest View release products because Gail creates the most adorable items that are 'bang on' trend in colour and theme. And making a choice as to which of the flair badges I was going to share with you for the countdown was a difficult one because there were so many yummy new designs. In the end I chose one badge from three different collections.

And here's a first... sequins! I have been admiring the use of sequins on layouts from Kim, Leanne, Kerryn and Gail, however I've never dabbled with them myself. At first I was a bit uniform in where I placed them so had to let go of my inhibitions and just let them fall wherever and stick them down where they landed. In the end I had a great time working with them!

Now, in case you are wondering, the gorgeous patterned papers are from another Teresa Collins design - Spring Fling. I fell in love with the butterflies and flowers the moment I saw it because they could be fussy-cut without any overlap which is a real bonus for someone like me who loves to hand cut most of my embellishments from the paper. However, I was spoilt with the 12 x 12 die-cut sheet of cardstock embellishments as they were all pre-cut... such a time saver.

Okay, there is very little time left to enter the give-away over on the Greatest View blog so don't forget to pop over and leave a comment to be in the running.

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  1. Oh, melinda, every detail of your LO is beautiful. I really like your photo of your dd, the dimension of the beautiful flowers, the quote, and the little bits of sequins. The badges are really incredible too :)

  2. Just ADORABLE!
    Love the way you used the butterfly as a 'mat' and all the goodies 'hovering'. This is such an individual piece. I love it! TFS!

  3. What a great idea. Beautiful page!!

  4. Gorgeous LO...yummy goodies & what a wonderful all looks like it fell together [hee hee....sequins???!!!] perfectly:):):)

  5. You already know how much I adore this page. Absoluely stunning!!

  6. Oh my gosh, girl, this is so so beautiful! I love how G is sitting in the middle of the butterfly. So many wonderful details with the flowers, brads, sequins, Gail's tin pins, etc! I love the quote too! Stunning page!!!

  7. Melinda I am still so in awe of this one, ist simple stunning, I cannot imagine how long this one took you but the time was worth it as it is spectacular!

  8. Simply amazing! That's all. xx

  9. I love your fussy cut LOs and cutting around this sweet photo of your daughter is such a clever idea to make it really stand out. How cute to have her perched on the butterfly!
    I never thought of sticking sequins on my LOs. I have a large supply and now I can't wait to start my next LO and stick some on!
    Thank you for sharing your ideas and inspiration. :)

  10. I remember the days of age the layout and the wording :)

  11. Beautiful work Melinda, those butterflies and papers suit the photo. The sequins are a lovely touch. Enjoy the teenage years, I've got a tween and am already not looking forward to the teens.

  12. Beautiful. Beautiful. Love the clusters of flowers and how you Cut your photo. Fab!