my new favorite.....the pier

the pier is maybe my favorite collection.  ever.  i don't know if it's the colors, or maybe the way the papers make me feel.  kind of like a breezy summer night.  regardless, i love every bit of it.

i've had a little time to play around and here are some of my most recent projects.....all using the pier.

happy honeymoon...

my husband and i got married and honeymooned in st. john, virgin islands.  this picture was taken of cruz bay as soon as we got into st. john.  how lovely is that???  truly paradise!!

i wanted to keep the main focus on my photo, as i added it to the center of my page and then trimmed the picture with fun little pops of embellishments.

i typed my journaling up using my typewriter and decided to add it to some twine, which i wrapped around my paper layers under my photo.  it's a fun little way to add some texture and interest to the page without overdoing it, i think.


my main goal for this page was to get those plastic alpha from the pier collection on this page.  sometimes i don't even add titles or thickers, so knowing that i wanted to include these letters made it a little challenging for me at first.  i finally decided i loved the way they looked over the paper layers.

and once again, i just had to finish off the page with some fun embellishments from the pier collection and studio calico, as well as some tags from chic tags.  

what about you?  have you gotten your hands on the pier yet?  it's pretty awesome!  grab it while you can!

happy monday!