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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Love You Forever

Today, I'm sharing a layout that I created for The Crafty Scrapper design team. When I photographed the layout it was a dreary winter day, so the paper looks blue, but it actually is white. Products used here are Elle's Studio, Everyday Moments Collection paper, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Maya Road Embellies, Memento Ink, Modeling Paste, Prima Mask, Ranger paint and ink.

Texture and dimension add a richness to scrapbooking and I love to use both. Here, I used a mask and modeling paste to add dimension. The white modeling paste can be tinted with whatever color of water based paint you choose, or you can leave it white. Here, after the tinted modeling paste dried, I got out my  Basic Grey files and took a little of the color off to give a bit of a shabby look to the piece. Don't you think that is appropriate on a layout about a couple that's been married almost forty years? LOL!

In the pictures above and below, you can see where I spritzed the bottom layer of paper, then took the top off the bottle and flung the paint onto the paper to achieve larger spots. What fun!

And yes, 39+ years is turning into forever.

Thanks for your comments. They are always appreciated!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Multimedia Collage

Today, I'm sharing a project that I created for my daughter, Elizabeth. It's called a multimedia collage, and it is so enjoyable to make.
The really nice thing about a multimedia collage is that  meaningful items can be used to personalize the collage for the intended recipient.
Some of the goodies here are by Ranger / Tim Holtz others are by Hobby Lobby.

Buttons, antique jewelry from family members and keys can be seen here. The mesh is just dry wall patch from Lowes.

One of my favorite findings that I added was the little Frozen Charlotte (upper left).

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Just wanting to share a few of the Valentines that I made. 
This one is for my son, Lee. Personally, I  don't think any products can beat Tim Holtz for a masculine Valentine's Card.

This is the card I made for my husband. On both of the first two cards, I used Ranger/Tim Holts Distress Ink Distress techniques.

Last, but certainly not least, is the card I made for my daughter, Elizabeth. I used an embossing folder, washi tape and just had a lot of fun!

Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 10, 2014


Hi everyone! Sharing a layout that I created for The Crafty Scrapper Design Team!

Papers and stickers used here were the Journey Collection by Authentique, Dylusions stencil, Maya Road Embellishments, Ranger Crackle Accents and Stampers Anonymous.

This layout was fun and easy to make!

Some of the techniques used here are paper tearing, inking, layering and fanning the papers, stamping, masking and  painting.

The inspirational journaling here is done in calligraphy.

Thanks for taking a peek at this layout. I appreciate your comments! I hope to see you at The Crafty Scrapper!