I Just Want to Say "FOR THE RECORD"....

That title should be the perfect hint as to what my VERY FIRST reveal at A Cherry on Top uses!  I was sooooo lucky to be able to play with Echo Park's "For the Record".  I cannot believe how beautiful this line is in person!  Pictures just don't do it justice.  This has got to be one of the most versatile lines I've used.  It really is adaptable to just about any style.

For the first page, I used a more "antiquey" style.  I love mixing the "formal" styles with silly photos.  I think it makes that particular style a lot less intimidating.  I really love how the colors in this line work so beautifully together.  You really can mix and match any two papers in the line!

Here are some close ups of the detail work on this one.  The doilies are from MME new "Stella Rose" line.  I stamped them onto the patterned paper instead of solid color cardstock to add some whimsy and visual interest.  I just LOVE how they turned out! 

For my second page, I decided to use a more simple and minimalistic approach.  I mixed the floral "old fashioned" style paper with some of the more artsy elements like the layered flower and the hot air balloon.  The yellow journaling card adds a nice punch of color.

For the last page I did, I used some large color blocking.  I mixed the colors in the line again and it really makes for a beautifully striking page.

I added the flourish cs sticker and did some red doodling around it to keep it cohesive.  To add an artsy feel to the page, I placed that wonderful bird sticker down in the corner.  For a final touch of balance, I used MME stamps from the "Stella Rose" set.  The little bird stick pin was sent to me from my friend, Dawn.  It was ordered from an Etsy store called Such Sweet Tierney.

For my final project, I decided to do a small piece of wall art.  My neighbors are so super awesome.  In fact, we do a lot together and they regard my kids as their own and vice versa.  Their son is my oldest daughter, Madison's, BFF.  They  included her in a family photo from a parents' lunch day at school.  Because they do so much are so EPICALLY AWESOME, I made this for them.

I used a page from a Melissa Frances "BINGO" book.  I kept this fairly simple and used ribbons and fibers from my stash.

The white "wiry" looking fiber is actually something I found in my mom's stash!  She had a lot of this kind of cool stuff from when I was a kid!  How cool is that??!!

I really enjoyed working with this line and it has quickly become a favorite of mine.  For more on this reveal, please check out the article over at A Cherry a Top.