Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wedding Week, Texture and a Giveaway

Have you been checking out the Crate Paper blog this week? The design team members are blowing my mind with their creative wedding ideas! Be sure and stop by and find out the details on how you can enter to win one of 3, $50 gift cards to everyone's favorite wedding registry place, Crate and Barrel. And today on the Crate blog all you have to do is comment to try and win one of two Portrait collection giveaways. Easy enough, right?  My project for wedding week is up today and it started off with a $3 aqua vintage suitcase and the idea for a banner with a big ampersand...and grew from there! Here is a peek...

Check out the Crate Paper blog for all the pictures of my vintage tablescape, as well as LOTS of beautiful projects from the design team!

And on the October Afternoon blog...Monday was all about adding texture to your layouts.  I was happy to participate :)

So do you like adding texture to your layouts? Or do you prefer them flat? Even sewing can be texture. You can participate with your idea of combining texture with OA and add it to the Flickr group! Check out the post here for the whole write up.

And I promised a giveaway, right? I have a box full of paper and embellishments to send to someone. I just will never live long enough to scrap it all ;) Leave a comment on what is inspiring YOU lately and I will draw a winner in one week :) Pinterest seems to be my favorite place for inspiration now. Coincidentally it is also a time sucker ;)

It's going to be a nice and toasty day here today. With ball games tonight we might just have to indulge in some swimming pool/popsicle action. Yep, that sounds about right ;) Happy Thursday!


  1. I just wanted to agree with you 100%... Pinterest is wonderful... but definately takes time! (P.S. I'm planning on purging too... it's going to feel wonderful!)

  2. Lovely layout sweet friend. You are the Queen T of Texture! :)

  3. I avoided Pinterest for so long....and now I'm hooked. I love it, but dang, I wasn't so much time on there!
    Love your OA layout, by the way. :)

  4. Yum, wpnderful layouts! I bought most of the Rocket Age line yesterday, so thanks for the inspiration :)

    What's inspiring me... Hmmm... Hard to pick just one thing, but must say that I spend lots of time on Flickr these days :)

  5. GORGEOUS project today on the Crate blog, Lexi! I am so jealous of your typewriter!! It's all so very swoon-worthy!! ;D

  6. lovin' your Crate Paper project! Seriously, $3 suitcase? Gorgeous! In addition to all my fav blogs, I'm finding tons of inspiratioon at Half Price bookstore! I've been there twice this week thumbing through the vintage/collectors section! Have been gathering tons of inspo from vintage chapter books and Little Golden Books! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and your scrap goodies with us!

  7. What inspires me? I love going to etsy and of course pinterest. My newest inspiration is you! I saw your absolutely stunning idea for weddings over at the crate paper blog! The typewriter & vintage suitcase with all the mind is reeling! You are extremely clever and talented! I will definitely be waiting to see what amazing creations you think up next!

  8. Oh my goodness, Pinterest is a major source of inspiration to me. A major consumption of time too, haha.

    I absolutely love that layout. I'm thinking I might need Rocket Age even though I have no boys to scrap.

  9. Pinterest is also a big inspiration of mine as well. I also get inspired by magazine ads, colors on my kids clothes, and listening to music inspires me big time! I love getting titles for my pages from songs I hear.


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