Friday, May 18, 2012

Sew Artsy Layouts

It's only been two days since the beloved immigrant workers have returned and the household is once again adjusting to its new normal.  The kids were beyond giddy to have their grandparents back, but that comes at a price as usual.  Nabu "had" to go to swimming lesson with us otherwise Second Child wasn't going to stop crying.  Without reading the labels in Chinese, they gave some chocolates containing cashew to First Born who is allergic to tree nuts.  Fun times all around!! 

Time to take my mind off the chaos all around!  Check out the Sew Artsy kit by Front Porch Kits? It is jammed packed full of goodies as usual! Check it out!  There are some really unique items in the kit: vintage buttons and trims, vintage patterns for clothes making! What a great mix of products!
I didn't quite realize this until I put both layouts into this post, but it's a tale of two hairdos!  The photos in the first layout were taken the day after her hair donation. She really was too cute for words.  I used the pattern for clothes and its packaging on this layout. 


As a huge fan of rubons, the stitching rubon sheet included in the kit is fabulous and fun to use! I even rubbed on a few pieces onto the title.


Now these photos are older and from last summer.  Look at those gorgeous braids!  sigh... She was adorable then too!  Alas, combing through it every day was no peach.  Of course my mother accused me of impatience.  She apparently forgot that they kept my hair short when I was growing up to not deal with the hassle of hair! 

Before I go, a big announcement from the Color Room: its first ever Design Team call!  Come one, come all!!! 

19 comments:

Beth Hallgren said...

Wow! So impressed with all your layering :) Your DD is adorable in any hairstyle. Love the paint chips on the 2nd layout :}

Jessica said...

Adorable layouts! I too have mixed feelings about short hair for my girls (they both have bobs that fall between chin and shoulder length). I look back at photos of them with long hair and miss it, but then I remember the crying and screaming involved in combing it every morning...

Virginia L. said...

What a hilarious post, Jing-Jing! The allergy incident must not be too funny when happened. Glad that all is well. The photos of the hairdos are darling. You used this fun kit to the max and I can't see another better way to interpret the theme! Love the layout with the banners and yummy colors! Happy weekend with your lovely immigrants-in-residence!

Nathalie said...

Trés jolies pages encore une fois! J'aime beaucoup le coté vintage de la première et l'usage de paint chips sur la deuxième! Bon week-end à toi!

Karen B. said...

Her hair is so cute, but it was cute in braids as well! Great layouts!

Deana said...

Oh my gosh... not good on the allegic reation. Hope she's ok. :-(

The pages are FAB as always. Love how you layered the paint chip cards, too!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend, my friend!

alexandra s.m. said...

J'adore ces deux belles pages et je vois que tu es très à la mode car ces "paint chips" commencent à gagner du terrain ;-)

Et moi aussi je ris toujours quandd je viens sur ton blog!!

alors merci et bon week-end!

Audrey Pettit said...

You are so right.......she is absolutely adorable with either hair style! And what fun pages you made with that kit. So many neat little goodies. I really like the sewing pattern and the stitching rub-ons, and the paint strips are really cool, too. Awesome designs! Love them!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Stunning layouts, Jing-Jing!!! I adore the use of the image from the dress pattern envelope. Totally fabulous!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! that is a jam packed kit! embroidery hoop, too? dang, i should go back to scrapbooking again, then i'll have the excuse to order that kit! =) your girl is cute no matter the hair length! darling photos and super fun layouts, Jing-Jing! it always makes me smile how you describe your parents, too. too cute! =)

Sandi Cl~ said...

Looks like a fabulous kit! So much fun stuff .. love the patterns placed directly on the page .. fabulous!

And she looks adorable both ways!

TCR .. been thinking about that one!

Patricia said...

adore your pages.. the first with the vintage style is gorgeous!!!

liana suwandi said...

First of all you never fail to crack me up ;)
Second... I love how you layering these layouts. Superb!!!

Debbie said...

What a great kit to work with!!! Love both of your layouts! I think your daughter looks adorable in the short hair!!!

Christie Bryant said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Both of these layouts are over-the-top fantastic!!! Love, love, love them!!!

Angi said...

Super adorable pages. That kit looks awesome. Must check them out for sure! :)

Debbi Tehrani said...

Precious photos and fantastic work with this kit, Jing-Jing! Love Amelie's new haircut!

Courtney K said...

oh she looks so grown up with that fancy haircut!!

Keri said...

Wow, I LOVE LOVE this kit, it's right up my alley, what cool, unique products in this one! The layout with the three large pennants is great, love the design, and love the layered paint chip borders in the second one!