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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Fourth of July

 Hi everyone! I have a layout to share that I did recently for The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, Texas. AKA: my favorite scrapbook store, where I can buy the latest and greatest supplies and learn wonderful techniques through their classes.

Many of you took some great photos on The Fourth of July and want to scrapbook them. I have just the solution for you! The Crafty Scrapper has a fun patriotic collection by Doodlebug Design called Patriotic Parade. This collection is loaded with beautiful papers, stickers and embellishments. It is perfect for feminine, masculine, family or adult layouts.
First, I cut, punched and inked several strips of the gorgeous patterned papers from this collection and used a little Prima ink over a mask by Crafter's Workshop and let it dry. After that, I spritzed some Maya Mist in areas that would be seen and not hidden by the paper strips and photo. Then, I applied white modeling paste  by Liquitex over a Prima mask and let it dry. Next, I mixed some Maya Mist into  a bit of the modeling paste and applied it between the white zig-zags. It has the look of red and white stripes....only with a zig-zag pattern. After that, I used one of my Stamper's Annonomous stamps to emboss the background paper by Authentique.

The felt flower is by Maya Road and the tiny pearls are by Doodle Bug Designs. The ribbon is by May Arts and is also available at The Crafty Scrapper.

This little garland of stars, sticker and multi layered pinwheel stickers are by Doodle Bug Designs and are so much fun to use for adding texture and dimension to any page or card.

The border punch is by Martha Stewart and adds a nice touch to any page or card.

Just a little note here about the photo. I have had this photo of my son and daughter for about twenty-eight years, but never scrapbooked it because the background had a lot of brown tones. They didn't look very good on this, or any scrapbook page, so I scanned the photo, printed it out, then cut away the background. I was surprised at how well it turned out, and will most likely use this technique occasionally in future layouts.


  1. Where do I start on how awesome this is?? Love the stamping so much and just how well everything coordinates :)

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