Little Yellow Bicycle projects for Firefly Expressions

This week I got to work with the Delightful line by Little Yellow Bicycle for my dt work on fireflyexpressions.com. The first project I made was their project sheet that comes with a great assortment of diecut pieces, sentiments, a hidden tag and decorative paper strips. I added a bit of the ribbon from the Delightful line too. Everything shown is included in the kit except for the handmade flower and the ribbon which is sold separately.

The next item I made was a little bag to put it in for gift giving. All it took was a single 12×12 sheet of cardstock, matching trim, diecuts from the project sheet and an embossed cardstock sticker frame that I inked with Tim Holtz alcohol ink to match the trim and another handmade flower and it was ready to go! Love how well everything in this LYB line goes together. 😀 See how my handmade flower stays beautifully dimensional and stands w/o support? That’s all thanks to Helmar’s Liquid Scrap Dots. I don’t know how I ever crafted w/o it!

TFL! Be sure to check out the great deals and discounts at Firefly Expressions!

Projects created using products from their store are featured on their blog HERE and their store gallery HERE. They even accept reader and customer submissions to be featured!

The Local Wildlife – Mini Album

Paper Secrets manufacturer challenge this month is American Crafts. Lucky for me, Kristi (owner of PS) sent me these fabulous Campy Trails AC papers in my dt pack! Unfortunately, we’ve never been camping, and the most outdoorsy things we do are go fishing and take the kids to the playground. Hmmm…no pics of either! Yes, I know…I’m horrible at remembering to take the camera with us outside of the house. Well, July is the last month of my term for PS, so I thought I’d make more than a card with it. And since Kristi was nice enough to go out of her way to make sure I had AC product to work with, I wanted to use as much of it as possible for my last project with them. So, I decided to go with a mini album. I used a Kaisercraft Beyond the Page album as my base. I tried to minimize the other products I used so you can really see the AC papers well. After taking the photos I’ve since added some ribbons to the rings that hold the album. Here’s the mini closed:

Here’s the first open spread. Taten, like a typical 11 year old boy, thinks it’s hilarious to fart audibly at any time. The louder the better in his opinion. Which earned him a dubious nickname this last school year…which he is unfortunately proud of. Stinker.

Next it opens to Alex wearing deer antlers. It was the second time that year I received a photo of him wearing antlers since he came home from school with another photo of him with more realistic ones on, but that photo was too big for this album. This photo was taken at Larry’s huge annual family Christmas party. Opposite that page is Madison who was chasing Matthew around the living room growling like a bear. 😀

On the last spread there is Christian with his little chipmunk cheeks. I think that cutout image is actually a squirrel, but I figured it was close enough? What do you think? On the last page is Matthew…our little Imp. 😀

Sorry the photos aren’t clearer. They were taken on a hot, hazy and overcast day earlier this week. TFL!

Materials:

American Crafts Campy Trails papers
Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Album and rings
The Beary Patch cutout sheet
Alcohol Inks
Distress Ink
Maya Road Alphas
Jillibean Soup Journaling Sprout
Fancy Pants rubons
trims and twine from my stash

Adhesives:

Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar Adhesive Runner
Helmar Zapdots
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

Check out the PS manufacturers challenge and post your American Crafts layouts, cards, tags, altered item or other projects for an entry for this month’s prize…a $25 gift certificate to the PS store!