Monday, September 28, 2015


Hi scrapbook friends! Today, I'm sharing with you a layout that I did for CSI. I love how the creativity seems to flow when working on one of their challenges and feel that I have done some of my best work for CSI! If you are looking for inspiration in your scrapbooking, come by and try your hand at one of our challenges.

The subject of the layout is a trip that my husband and I took to a  small, almost unforgotten town in Texas. A few days before Valentine's Day he read an article in the paper highlighting a small candy company there. They made all of their candy by hand and it seemed like the perfect day trip for Valentine's.

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Now, back to the layout....

When my husband and I were on another weekend trip recently, I ran across beautiful metal frames and fell in love with them. I was happy to find a stamp in my stash that was the perfect size and subject for this lovely frame! 

Here, you can see the distressing work done on the chipboard,  embossing and cheese cloth that give this piece an airy feel. 

Techniques used for this layout include inking, stenciling/texturing, painting, paper tearing, 3-D work, stamping, embossing and distressing. 


Blue Fern Studios paper, stamps and chipboard Fancy Pants Designs stampMaya Road mist
May Arts lace
Petaloo flowers
Ranger paint
Sizzix metal frame
Stampendous embossing products

From my stash, cheese cloth, sealing wax, ribbon

My journaling reads:

     "My sweetheart is a romantic. He always has been and I love that characteristic of his. For my birthday, Mother's Dan and our anniversary, he always comes home with exquisite flowers! After two years of courtship and forty one years of marriage, he has not changed.
     In February, Hack read an article in the newspaper about a fledgling candy store in a sleepy little town that time seemed to have forgotten, Calvert, Texas. They make their candy by hand and he thought that a day trip to get some chocolate would be a perfect idea for a Valentine's Day outing.
          We had so much fun getting away from the busy metropolitan area where we live. Not only did we go to the candy store, but we visited gift shops and antique stores. Most of all, we had a fun day together. What a sweetheart my hubby is!"

Thanks for taking a peek. See you next time! 


  1. OMG-this is fantastic! where do I start?? The red? The cheesecloth? The fact that your hubs found this place?? I'm so jealous!!!

  2. Awww, how sweet and romantic! But, I expect that of Hack. Love that you took a fun day trip. Embossing, melted wax- nice. Great dimension, too. :)