Friday, January 7, 2011

Precocious Paper February Sampler Sneak Preview

Have you checked out the Precocious Paper shop lately?  Beginning this month Tessa is offering monthly limited edition samplers that are to die for.  They include handmade flowers, many of which are exclusive to the samplers, plus other yummies such as coordinating ribbon on adorable wooden clothes pins. 


The January Sampler includes:

 ♥ 1 Fabric and Felt Flower (3 inches)
♥ 1 Yo-Yo Posy (1.5 inches)
♥ 1 Aqua Lace and Felt Flower (exclusive to sampler, about 3 inches)
♥ 1 Mustard Yellow Lollipop Lace Flower (exclusive to sampler, 2.5 inches)
♥ 1 Classic Ivory Rolled Fabric Flower (3 inches)
♥ 1 Set of Spiral Felt Flowers in Aqua, Ivory, and Mustard Yellow (exclusive to the sampler, ranging in size from 1 - 1.5 inches)
♥ 1 Daffodil Dyed Cardboard Flower (about 3 inches)
♥ 3 Leaves (about 1.5 inches long)
♥ 3 Ribbon Clothespins with a Decorative Stick Pin (set exclusive to sampler, 4 total yards of ribbon)

 Seriously, how cute is that kit??
 
And there are even coordinating journaling spots and additional flowers in the shop! 

I was lucky enough to get to work with the February Sampler, "Sweet On You", which will be available in the Precocious Paper shop 1/25.  Here's a little sneak peek at this adorable kit...
 
 

I love the color scheme of the February kit.  It's all frosting pinks, luscious reds, and cool minty greens, just perfect for layouts about sweet, yummy, pudgy little children. 

My daughter is about 3- or 4-months-old in this picture.  Man, she was a chunky little thing!  She's now a little twig.  People often comment how light she is compared to other children her age (or even younger!).  She takes after her daddy.  :o)

The three flowers and the dotted ribbon are from the February Sampler. 



Here my son is 15-months-old.  I absolutely love this picture and didn't want to detract from it so I went very simple on the layout. 

I think these rolled felt flowers are my favorite ones in the sampler.  They're so sweet, like little flower cupcakes.  They lend just the right amount of height and softness.  The mint ribbon and the heart stick pin are also from the February sampler.



After stitching the edges of the layout, as I was sweeping the thread trimmings off my work surface, I noticed a few of them landed in very cool designs.  Serendipity, I say!  I transferred a couple of them to my layout and glued them on, careful to not change their shapes.  There's the swirl above and the infinity shape below.  


How perfect is that?  An infinity symbol on a layout about how much I love this little guy.  And yes, his eyelashes are that long and luscious and they've gotten even longer as he's gotten older.  (So unfair, on a boy!  LOL!)  Just like his daddy!

Check out the Precocious Paper blog to see some samples today by Suzy using the January Sampler and be sure to check back every Friday for additional samples from the very talented PP DT!  I'm so grateful to Tessa for choosing me to play along with this talented group and her amazing products!!!! 

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Heidi

6 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love these Heidi!! I loveeeeeeeee the photos...and Tessa's flowers are PERFECT on here! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jeanet said...

Loving those supplies! Beautiful, those colors are wonderful...so happy!
Love your layouts, beautiful photo's and those flowers are he right touch, awesome stitching!

Sweet Escape said...

such a cute kit! Love those layouts!! i love how you used the thread! Your always so crafty miss heidi!!!

Mo said...

such adorable layouts!!!! love em! and i'm loving the colors in that sampler kit! yummo!

Emily said...

These layouts are beautiful and so are those flowers!! I now have to get myself some! :)

Eve said...

wow! i love your creations especially the felted materials decorated on the layout.