Little Yellow Bicycle + Give-Away!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I would like to thank everyone for all the lovely comments in regards to my new approach to blogging and sharing where my inspiration comes from... I was a bit apprehensive at first as I wasn't too sure it was something you'd all want to hear. However, from all the positive feedback I think I'm on the right track in getting across more of what you want to read, so again, thankyou.

Today I have a layout to share using the new and very beautiful 'Vintage Summer' collection from Little Yellow Bicycle.

DESIGNED FOR | Little Yellow Bicycle
PROJECT | Cherish Layout



WHERE DID THE DESIGN IDEA COME FROM? | Stainglass Heart and Bobby Pin
The farmer and I have been browsing website after website looking for lead-light window patterns as we are in the process of designing our new feature windows. So let me just say that I've seen hundreds if not thousands of lead-light designs over the past few weeks. Anyhow, I came across this heart design which was absolutely wrong for our 107 year old farm house but perfect for crafting inspiration. Usually I sit on ideas like this for quite some time until I get inspired but this little heart lasted in my 'ideas' box for less than a week.
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My second piece of inspiration has been lurking around for much longer than the heart. Actually this sweet little heart bobby-pin has been in the bottom of my hand-bag for the past two years and I've often grabbed it by mistake when searching for other items. When I was working on this layout I had punched all the little tiny hearts but didn't quite know how I wanted to use them and then for some reason this little pin popped into my head.
I have the little blue pin lolling about in my handbag


GIVE-AWAY!!!
Little Yellow Bicycle are giving away the entire Vintage Summer collection on their blog  so head over HERE and leave a comment about what you will be doing this Summer that you will be documenting to be in the running.  
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27 comments:

  1. Brill, totally brill...you've done such a lovely job with the heart. Your work is so perfectly executed ...wonderful to look at:):):))

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  2. Can I just say how much I adore this layout? Truly one of my all time favorites!

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous, Melinda. I spotted it earlier on LYB. I love getting a glimpse into how that creative mind of yours works. :)

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  4. This is fantastic! I really love the story behind the project and how your idea to include the bobby pins is so fun!!! Beautiful pictures and journaling too.

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  5. oh my, those little stitches and hearts are wonderful!

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  6. wow! Fantastic page! The paper is cute so much!!

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  7. Thanks for sharing your inspiration! I have to say, though, that it's one thing to be inspired by something, and another thing to execute...and you execute with perfection! Love the way you've used these hearts on your beautiful page.

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  8. I just adore how you use your inspiration pieces. And so beautifully crafted too. Absolutely divine!

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  9. Love this entire post, your layout, your ideas ... everything!!

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  10. Your creations always amaze me. Perfection always!

    PS- thanks for leaving a comment on my blog- so honored!

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  11. Fabulous! I love how you let everyday items inspire your layouts. The pieced-together heart on your layout is genius!

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  12. bel lavoro. quest' estete faro' molte foto alla mia piccola appena nata

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  13. loving your new approach to scrapping!!

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  14. Yep, yep definitely loving the way you're explaining your ideas! Very inspiring but just confirming what I already knew which is you are AMAZINGLY talented! xx

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  15. Beautiful! Wonderful piecework!

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  16. love this and how you were inspired is so interesting to read as well, thanks for sharing x

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  17. Sooooo glad you posted this LO and showed your inspiration! I saw your LO over on LYB and thought it was just wonderful! Now, I'd like to know how you did it...I just love the heart! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  18. Oh wow what an awesome layout!!!!!!!!!! Love the mosaic idea and it is so great that you have shared your inspirations with us!!! Thank you!!! :D :D :D

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  19. I wish I can get inspiration from the beautiful images we see around us. I love your lead glass heart. Simply stunning...you inspire me.

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  20. That pieced heart is incredible

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  21. This layout is breathtaking and just radiates love, including your love of crafting. I am definitely going to shop MLYB and scraplift. Thanks for making me a more aspirational scrapper :P

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  22. I LOVE your blog, and this page is just wonderful ! I am really interested to know where your inspiration came from and I am as much inspired by your amazing layout than by your inspiration start, so thank you for sharing that !

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  23. Thanks for sharing with us....:-)
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