Monday, February 7, 2011

The Big Dance

Hello, my friends!

So happy to finally be able to share this layout with you that I made for CHA using the new “Dimestore Vogue” Paper Sheets & Tags Kit by Vintage Street Market–so vintagely fabulous!

Here’s the kit:

Dimestore Vogue

I love the variety of color provided in the kit–wonderfully sized at 12″ x 12″ for larger scrapbook can even use the paper for wrapping that special gift or creating a 3D project—so many uses! 

(Each sheet in the pack is sized at 24” x 36”.)

I usually make my scrapbook pages 8 1/2″ x 11″…just my preference…but you can do either with these!  I cut a “patchwork” piece of the pattern page and the blue  & white gingham for a bit of pop and color on the pink background.

I focused here on my adorable mother, Karen, when she was 16 in 1956.  Here she is getting ready for one of the formal dances she went to in high school…modeling two trial dresses…

First…the blue dress.  Mom designed and made both of them herself…quite the clever girl!  It was fun to find  the “View 1″, “View 2″ in the dress pattern print on one side of the paper sheet and use it for the images here.

Now for the yellow dress…

Don’t you just love those silver shoes?

Which one do you think she chose for the big dance?  We’ll just have to wait and see!

The cut-out tag pieces in the kit are just wonderful!  I used this button card for a bit of journaling…also added a bit of the Cappuccino Baker’s Twine to the tag…

Don’t those crystal buttons look real?!

A pleated rosette made from the beautiful aqua foil included in the kit, sits atop another roughly-wound rosette made from the lovely crepe (so fun to work with!)…topped with a vintage mother-of-pearl button.

And isn’t THIS fun?!  These beautiful, clear acrylic snowflakes add a bit of retro whimsy to any project–love them!

Well…now to show you which dress Mom chose for the Big Dance…

Here she is…in the blue dress!  A couple of friends joined in for a double date.  And Mom’s date?  That handsome young man would one day be my Dad…

Hope you’ll give Vintage Street Market a visit—so many wonderful vintage treats in store for you there!

Hope you all have a beautiful day!