Monday, January 21, 2013

*I Call You...Lilly Vanilli*

Happy Monday friends!

Today I'm stopping by with a layout I did for the Noel Mignon blog
using the delicious January Soda Shoppe kit, which you can get right here: Soda Shoppe
(and trust me...you WANT this kit!)

I call you...Lilly Vanilli:




Lilly (Pulitzer) is the most photogenic puppy we've ever had. She's so full of personality
it's unreal. She's always a ham for any camera, especially our iPhones.

Sometimes when I sweet talk to her - I call her little "lilly vanilli" -
which to some of you would probably make NO sense other than it rhymes...
but it's a play on the old 80's band - Milli Vanilli. LOL!
We're just lucky her name happened to rhyme. 


I wanted her real name to stand out so I used the American Crafts Thickers that

are in the kit for her name. I added "vanilli" using Studio Calico's letter stickers
stacked - with a cute little Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic flower to the side.



In this kit, Noel included super cute little chevron paper bags.
They were PERFECT to hold my journaling on each side of my photo's.
I cut the Elle's Studio 5x7 card that came in my kit in half
& journaled on each side, tucking into my sacks. 
I really like how that turned out.


I had some leftover heart thought bubbles from an earlier project that I
decided to back in the dark (black) woodgrain paper to stand out.
I made it 3D and added "I call you" to the top.

I also cut out an Elle's Studio flag and added it to my straw
photo corners I created. The straws were a FUN addition to the kit this month!
There's so many ways you can use them. As a border, stems to flowers, make cute little
lollipops, embellish with them, use as a letter or cut for a word -
here I used them as photo corners, framing my 2 Instagrammed photo's of
our Lilly Vanilli...






The MME Dots are addicting, fun and just cute as all get out.
I thought they looked like pieces of candy added here to Lilly's page.
























I also decided to use packaging from Glitz Design's Glitzers pack -
I cut the "hello friend" from there and placed just above our Lilly girl.

and finally - here's a glimpse at my journaling that's tucked into my little bags.
SO cute! 

I hope you've enjoyed my inspiration today - 
I promise to share CHA projects - starting tomorrow!

have a great Monday!
xoxo.
~Leslie

p.s. if you're interested - I still have some boxes left for sale - check out THIS post for details.
(and email me:  leslieasheATgmailDOTcom)