Thursday, November 4, 2010

Holiday Wishes

I was lucky enough to get to work with the fabulous Holiday Wishes kit.

Holiay Wishes - 145 Piece Kit of the Month
This kit will fulfill your wishes for the perfect product to complete you holiday projects. It includes some our newest holiday items along with our favorite and most popular. Each kit contains:
* Winter Chipboard Stickers - 6 Pieces
* Winter Seasonal Sparkles - 25 Pieces
* Red and Green Vintage Jewels - 12 Pieces
* Christmas Vintage Metal Frames - 6 Pieces
* Christmas Twinkle Stickers - 10 Pieces
* Red Vintage Poppies - 8 Pieces
* Red and Green Gem Stickers - 76 Pieces
* 18" Red Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon - 7/8" Wide
* 18" Green Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon - 7/8" Wide
All the chipboard stickers and the vintage frames would be really awesome for Holiday Cards and layouts. So I thought I'd do something a little different, to show some other ways this kit could be used - and I can always get to the stickers closer to the Holidays :)
The red vintage poppies, the red and green polka dot ribbon, and the green vintage jewels and green gem stickers are all from the kit. I also used the green braided daisies. In order to create a more uniform look and have the daisy blend in, I took off the center button and used one of the pearl brads that comes with the vintage poppies instead. The pp is MME, "Quite Contrary" line.

I also wanted to share a another recent project where I used some of my Creative Charms stash - I just can't help myself, they are the perfect finishing touch for any project and I end up using them on almost everything I make nowadays :) This LO is titled Serenity. I used Black Vintage Poppies and Grey Pearl Vintage Pearl Brads - aren't they pretty?

The journaling is a poem by John Burroughs titled "Waiting" - I managed to fit most of it in, but did cut out one stanza:
SERENE, I fold my hands and wait,
Nor care for wind, or tide, or sea;
I rave no more ’gainst time or fate,
For, lo! my own shall come to me.

I stay my haste, I make delays,
For what avails this eager pace?
I stand amid the eternal ways,
And what is mine shall know my face.

Asleep, awake, by night or day,
The friends I seek are seeking me;
No wind can drive my bark astray,
Nor change the tide of destiny.

What matter if I stand alone?
I wait with joy the coming years;
My heart shall reap where it has sown,
And garner up its fruit of tears.

The waters know their own and draw
The brook that springs in yonder height;
So flows the good with equal law
Unto the soul of pure delight.

The stars come nightly to the sky;
The tidal wave unto the sea;
Nor time, nor space, nor deep, nor high,
Can keep my own away from me.


Jan said...

Beautiful layouts!!

K Andrew said...

Ilene, these layouts are absolutely breathtaking--each of them in their own way. The flowers one really pops with the circular feel and pops of red flowers--I just love those.

Tazza said...

Beautiful! I just love the LO with the poem... Wonderful job and Thanks for the inspiriation

Lisa Dorsey said...

Gorgeous Ilene!!!

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