Two months ago I came to this space and talked about leaping, about first steps and worries, about what it means to take big steps before you are ready, and I asked you to support me as I took those steps myself.
It feels a lifetime and just yesterday, and I am not quite sure which I prefer. What I do know is this: the very best thing I've done in the past year has been in the past few months, and that was the act of saying yes - to Elise, to Studio Calico, to Big Picture Classes, to all of you, and mostly, to myself. I've been saying yes to a life filled with doodles and stories, with making small pieces by hand that bring big happiness to others. I've been saying yes to fostering new friendships and collaborations, to pushing past my comfort zone and enjoying how fun it is to just make stuff and share it. And that support I so sheepishly asked for, feeling guilty all the while, you not only gave it, but your support inspired more making, more sharing, and more excitement over all the possibilities out there.
And now, the fruits of all the fun and creative energy...the second set of doodle flair from the incredible Elise of Feed Your Craft! This time, we are not only offering more sets, but they are also all available in black & white and color. I honestly can't tell you which I like more.
These sets do have one thing in common, summer! As a girl who is a self-professed fall/winter/spring/anything but summer fan, I was a little worried I wouldn't be any use at fun warm weather doodles, but it didn't take long before I was jotting down not only what I do love of the season, but what those around me love, too. And, because I love to use embellishments as a prompt for journaling on my layouts, I couldn't help but use a few to highlight what I do really love about the season:
And, because getting to collaborate with Elise is so much fun, I took it one step father and used her gorgeous daisy photo like pattered paper on the top half of the layout. I'm hoping to convince her to sell prints of her photos, so this is just step one of my master plan. The fact that her flair are mini and sit so well against the page really takes away from some of the concerns about the bulk embellishments can add, and they make the layout so much more fun! Plus, now I really want a S'more...
I couldn't stop at just one layout this time with so many flair I have been dying to use, so I made one more all about saying yes. Those mini flair look so great atop a circle patterned paper!
And now it's time for you to go grab your own! I've heard rumor that there will be a fun little surprise tucked in with each purchase...(just saying).
Big, huge thanks to Elise for having me as a partner in crime once again! Alright, alright, enough blathering from me, it's time for check out her awesome use of doodle flair on her blog site here: http://www.feedyourcraft.com and then pick up your own doodle flair!