Jul 1, 2011


July has the potential to be very "exciting" around our house.  Lots of baseball, lots of covering co-workers on vacation, lots of let's pass out at the end of the day kinda days.  I want to get it all done, but keep that "hey it's summer" frame of mind!

And July also welcomes in a new Jenni Bowlin Mercantile kit.  I've done 3 projects so far and have a bunch churning in my head.

This one:  totally inspired by a trip to the mall. There was an amazing window display at Banana Republic.  A whole lot of Polaroid's against a teal background.  I went back a few days later with a camera and the window was already switched out!  Anyway, I took their simple idea and went to town with all the great embellishments in the Mercantile Papercrafting and 2nd Add-on kit. So much fun to put them all in a pile and just embellish.  The brads?  To die for!

And this one: the soft colors and sweet little doily embellishments reminded me of these photos:

And my favorite favorite favorite thing of all this month was the Project Kit.  The intention of the kit was as a gorgeous "card making kit" (the first ever at Mercantile), but I turned this one into a mini:

What's the idea of my mini?  Do you have a little "Miss Personality" in your life?  I do, and as soon as she gets home from visiting relatives, I'm going to set up my camera, and have her act out the words on the Bingo Cards.  the photos will fit right into the pockets of the mini.  This is SURE to be gorgeous, hilarious, and entertaining all at the same time!

Have a wonderful and creative 4th of July!


  1. you have been busy~great work as always Betsy!!!I love how your mind works Lol!!!

  2. I LOVE YOUR WORK!!! Gorgeous layouts!! Jenni Bowlin Studios is lucky to have you on their team. Let me know if you are looking to take on any other design team work... I would love to have you!

  3. Oh Betsy! I just LOVE your Prom layout. Stunning!!

  4. I loved your projects. I really like the way the first one is hanging by that layered doily - that's brilliant! All of it - very inspiring!

  5. Wow, wow, wow! Your projects are just uh-mazing!! So, so love your style. Floored by them all...especially that prom page. :)

  6. I had fun catching up on your gorgeous projects Betsy!
    You are one talented lady!!!

    Thank you ~


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