Saturday, November 29, 2014

Daily Pleasures


Hello blog friends! Here is another LO that I created for the CSI (Color Stories Inspiration) Design Team. 

I always enjoy contributing to the weekly challenges and getting to know other scrapbookers from around the world! 


Techniques used here are painting, diecutting, masking, border punching, 3-D work, fussy cutting
 and stamping.

Products Used: 

Authentique paper
Basic Grey paper
Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Krylon pen
Liquitex modeling paste
Martha Stewart punches
May Arts ribbon


More Products used:

Prima paper, flowers,  self adhesive jewels
Pro Art gesso
Staz On ink
Technique Tuesday stamp
The Crafter's Workshop stencil
Tim Holtz die

The tag is tucked behind the two bottom layers at the top of the page. It reads,  Dear Lord, Thank you for this daughter of ours, who has become a beautiful person, inside and out. I pray that she will always enjoy the beauty that you provide for her: The beauty of rain as it nourishes the earth, the song of a bird, the sun as it rises or sets, sand between her toes, a rainbow's promise, a snowflake as it lands on her nose, a rosebud with a fragrance so sweet, a butterfly on the wing, and brightly colored leaves falling to the ground. May she enjoy these daily pleasures and know that you are GREAT. Amen


Thanks for taking a peek! 





Sunday, November 16, 2014

Jen and Hunter's Wedding


Hi everyone! Sharing a layout that I created for the CSI  Design Team. I really love the colors this week. Don't you think the lighter colors pop against the black background, for a dramatic look?!! Even though I have been contributing for about ten months and am now on the CSI Design Team, I feel as though I just got started there. The challenges are always fresh and new. I always enjoy playing along and making friends from around the world. 


Here is the Case File and Em Straface's sketch that I turned 90 degrees clockwise. Be sure to check out Em's blog here


Elizabeth and her gentleman friend attended a wedding recently and she shared these wonderful photos with me. Below, you can see a photo of Liz with the bride and groom. Romance is definitely in the air!

Products used:

Bo Bunny Star Crossed Collection papers and      layered chipboard stickers
Jenni Bowlin stencil
Liquitex modeling paste
Martha Stewart punches
May Arts lace
Petaloo flowers
Pink Paislee paper
Prima inks, flowers
The Metal Guy heart frame
From my stash:
     chipboard, valentine metal pieces, taping and
     bedding tape, black ribbon


Techniques used on this layout include inking, stitching, embossing, painting, layering, masking, 3-D work and die cutting. I was having so much fun with this one that I just couldn't stop!  

Thanks for taking a peek! I hope to see you back here soon. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Calling



Sharing with you, a layout that I created for the CSI Design Team. What a joy it is to be a member of this amazing group of uber talented ladies!  If you haven't already been inspired by their work, you need to hop over there and start taking in the beauty today


If you are a scrapbooker and have never participated in this fun challenge group, it may be a high point in  your scrapbooking. It has been in mine, so give it a try! 



Techniques used for this layout were inking, painting, layering, stenciling, die punching, and stamping.


Products used:
Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Crafter's Workshop template
Heidi Swapp stamp
K & Co. paper

Liquitex modeling paste
Maya Road flower
Petaloo flowers
Prima flowers, ink

Stampers Anonymous-Tim Holtz Stencil
Want 2 Scrap chipboard shapes
Zig markers

From my stash:
Metal bee
Die cut tags


One of the most important aspects of scrapbooking for me is journaling the stories of my family.


In a former life, I taught in public schools in Arlington, Texas, United States for twenty three years. I also taught for two years in a private school, but this layout is about my public school days of teaching. I taught second, third and fourth grades. In this photograph, I was a second grade teacher. 


The journaling for this layout reads:


A Calling

For me, it was about changing lives for the better and helping young people realize that an education is something that cannot be taken away.

Next to being a medical doctor or a minister, it is probably the most important calling from
God that a person could answer. The people who put in hours and hours of time over and above what is spent in the classroom sacrifice their own time, well being and time that would normally be spent with their own family.

All, in order to be the best teacher they could be. 

Hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my album! 

Happy to Announce That I am Now a Member of the CSI Design Team


Today, I would like to share my happiness concerning a recent accomplishment. Color Stories Inspiration has chosen me to be on their design team. I am totally humbled because of the amazing list of designers on this team. 


This was my first Star Witness layout from April 30th, 2014. Since then, there have been more awards than I ever could have imagined or deserved, and am most grateful to Debbi and her CSI Design Team for these honors.