Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My First Blog Post!

Hello everyone!  Welcome to Inspired Bayou Designs.  I am really excited to get this blog up and running so that I can share my scrapping inspirations and creations.
Before I go any further I have to thank my very dear friend, Kristy Anderson, for not only introducing me to scrapbooking, but for putting together the blog layout that you see. The header picture is actually from http://www.backgroundfairy.com/, but Kristy spent her time changing the picture, background colors, and fonts until I finally said, "It's perfect!"
I hope that your visits to Inspired Bayou Designs will give you ideas and inspirations for your own crafty creations. Perhaps some of my stumbling blocks when trying new techniques will help prevent you from repeating my mistakes. (Athough "mistakes" are just a great excuse to use more bling or flowers on your project!)
Since this is my first blog post, I want to share one of my favorite creations with you:                                         

Live The Life You Have Imagined

 I created this project using a 12x12 chipboard frame, Webster's Pages Life Portrait Collection paper, Webster's Pages Whimsies, Birdcage rub-on from Michaels's, laser-cut birds, embroidery thread, stickles, grey bling, and handmade rosebuds.

I actually entered this project into a contest hosted by Becky Neeman  on  http://pagesintimestoresite.ning.com , and I won! Thank you again, Becky! If you haven't visited  http://pagesintimestoresite.ning.com you're missing out on some gorgeous creations shared by sitemembers from around the globe. Do yourself a favor and visit today!

Hugs until we meet again,