Monday, March 29, 2010

Caribbean blue

Good Monday morning! Caribbean Blue couldn't be further from the gray nasty day I'm staring down, so at least it's a nice escape posting these Cocoa Daisy April kit layouts (Caribbean bliss is actually the name) here:
This one is made with everything from the main kit except the AC Bliss coffee Thickers and Crate Brook epoxy brad (add-on #1-not sure what the names will be just yet). The kit goes on sale to the general public 3/30, right now the subscribers are getting first crack at everything. For those of you from the sneaks that thought I was pregnant, I'm not. Two refers to J and dh, and me realizing that even though I only dared hope for love from one boy in this life, I got lucky and have two boys who love me. Sweet! :)
This one is actually my favorite I think. My dad gives me lots of little pieces of parenting wisdom, and he told me that someday soon J would be my shadow, doing everything I do and helping me. And he is such a big help to me, especially this week in the yard. I really liked those Maya Road chipboard butterflies (add-on #3). I hope I used them in ways that aren't girly. :) The patterned paper is from the patterned paper add-on. The heart and AC bliss coffee thickers from add-on #1. And all the cardstock is from the main kit.
These photos were from last year. All the paper and alphas are in the main kit, the butterflies in add-on #3 and "spring" is from those AC bliss coffee thickers (Love those lots too.)
Everything on this is from the main kit, including the stamp, journaling tag, ticket, Tim Holtz thing-a-ma-bob (I have no idea what those things are called, but they are really fun to use!), patterned paper (Crate's Brook collection) and those tiny blue alphas. I love those! They come with 2 sheets to a package too, so you have alphas to spell out your kids full name (including the middle one) plus continue on for several sentences! I couldn't believe how many you get, it's really crazy in a good way. :) I hope you can see the fish in that photo, you might have to blow the photo up to see them right next to J's face.
Last is one of J and I at the beach, also home to me. I used patterned paper from the patterned paper add-on, and embellishments from add-ons #1 (AC thickers, Crate brook brads and stickers) and #3 (butterflies).
I had hoped to make a few more layouts, but time got away from me. I need to prepare for CD May (we have that kit already), make some things for the AC blog and blog hop and I'm looking forward to a guest design team position I have next month. I'm waiting on this to arrive for J's room:
How cute is that? I've never shopped at Land of Nod before, and all I can say is that I probably should not be allowed to go to Susan Weinroth's blog anymore. She linked to LON about something she wanted for her son's room and it was all down hill from there for me. I tried to talk myself out of it for about a month. It didn't work though. :) Clearly.
Happy Monday to you! Until tomorrow.

16 comments:

BabyBokChoy said...

From the sneaks you posted earlier I knew you would be doing some amazing things with this kit, now at full reveal, I must admit to loving loving all the blues. I'm particularly in love with the first one since I just got a little bit of the vintage blue line from WRMK, love it so much. and under the water layout too, you just can't go wrong with that Crate papers!!!!!

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

wonderful layouts! and what a cute quilt!

Christa said...

Great layouts!
The blue looks amazing!

Ally said...

Fantastic layouts! I love how you can still use so much product but maintains such a simple and graphic design!

Sandie said...

Great layouts! Love that quilt too! I really love it. I need to check that place out. I've never heard of it before.

Amy said...

i'm not allowed to look at land of nod! lol. lovely layouts.

Linda Beeson said...

Everyone of your layouts have such cute elements to them. I was going to say which one was my fav but I can't!!!

janel said...

So so cute. And, I am glad you caved and got the cute bedding. It is darling! Wonderful layouts that showcase that wonderful son of yours.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous layouts! I always find your simplicity inspiring! Adorable bedspread. I think that I may have to check into that...

Marlene said...

Your layouts are all so crisp, clean, and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Michelle Lanning said...

lovely layouts - love the blues!

Penny B. said...

Phenomenal pages...each one of them!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

those blues are awesome and making me wanna skip town and go to an island! you rocked the kit, Girl.

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Your layouts are always so beautiful Danielle- you have that amazing unique style that is all your own! The Land of Nod, oh yes, I know it! Too cute! Take care,
deb

eMeLiNe Seet said...

LoVe every piece of layout Danielle :) ! i need to learn to how do boyish layouts from you !

Miriam said...

loving all those layouts :) great blog too.