Thursday, September 27, 2012

Classic, vintage style

Do you ever buy supplies that you just love, but you can't use them because then they wouldn't be safely tucked away in your stash? I'm totally like that with my Jenni Bowlin products. Partly because I don't want to use them until I have that perfect picture to make good use of them, but also because my LSS doesn't tend to carry her stuff and much of it I've purchased at stores far, far away or online. I totally love how timeless her products are. They're like that classic Ralph Lauren sweater in your closet that never goes out of style.

Well, I've decided that I'm on a mission. I'm going to USE (gasp! yes, I said the "U" word!) my supplies. No more hanging out safely tucked away in their pristine packages. These babies are going on my pages to be beautifully displayed and (safely) tucked away in my albums!

So I sorted through my supplies and pulled out all of my Jenni Bowlin stuff into a pile and just started creating....

Here I used some newer product, the triangle banner stickers and chipboards long with the Blue Ribbon punch to fashion this cute little banner.

And here I used everything I can get my hands on: Some product packaging and some older product along with the new hexagon stickers. Aren't those vintage buttons super cute?

And here's what it looks like all put together - a lovely mix of the old and the new, blended together to create a timeless layout.