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Friday, December 12, 2014

Remember This Moment

If we dig back far enough in those old boxes of photos, sometimes we can come up with a real treasure. Recently, I rediscovered this precious pre-digital photo of my daughter who is now thirty. What a treat it was to create this layout for the CSI  Design Team!

CSI is always a fun place to participate in challenges for the scrapbook artist. Once a month, there is a sketch to inspire us by Emma Straface, a member of the CSI Design Team. If that doesn't encourage you enough, then keep reading. The December sponsor is Prima Marketing, and you know that means great prizes! Forget the holiday stress and come play along, if you can. All the tension will fade away with a little scrap therapy. 

For this addition to my daughter's album, I inked, die cut, border punched, machine stitched, masked, layered, fussy cut, embossed and did some 3-D work.  

Here, you can see the embossing in the background with modeling paste over that. Texture is a "must have" on my layouts.

I also love layers...the trunk with the bears inside is fussy cut, inked and popped up.


Echo Park punch
Kaiser Craft papers
Petaloo flowers
Prima ink, modeling paste and mask
Ranger Perfect Medium
Stampendous embossing powders
Technique Tuesday die cut

Here is the tag that I created for the journaling. One of the prompts was to tell the story using swirls....that is exactly what I did. Try not to get dizzy! Just to make it easy for you, here is how the story goes: 

"Elizabeth was in fourth grade when she read a biography of Theadore Roosevelt, the twenty-fifth president of the United States. She loved the book so much that she later dressed up like him for Book Character Day at school. One chapter in the book told the story of how the teddy bear became a well-loved toy for children in America. President Roosevelt was on a hunting trip when two men told him that a bear had been spotted. When Roosevelt saw that the men had clubbed and tied up the bear, he refused to shoot the poor animal. He said it wouldn't be sporting to shoot an animal under those conditions. Once the story became known by the public, they loved the tale. Soon, toy makers were creating stuffed bears called "Teddy's Bears". The name was soon changed and children began calling them 'Teddy Bears'. "

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will leave a comment...see you next time! 

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