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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Oh Snap!

Greetings everyone! I am trying to get back into the swing of things here. After experiencing some health issues lately, and going through a major problem with our home, I have finally been able to get back to scrapbooking. I think that having to move almost everything in my scrapbook room to repair the slab leak has been harder on me than my health issues! A scrapbooking girl has got to scrap, you know?!!! Tempoirarily, I have set up a makeshift scrapping area in our kitchen. I cannot complain, though....it is better than not being able to scrapbook at all!

OK....my problems aside.....About a month ago, Liz and I spent the day together and we decided to play a little joke on my husband/her dad. He unwinds at the end of the day by doing a crossword puzzle.....his favorite part of the paper. 
Over at CSI our sponsors this month,  are Dusty Attic, Creative Embellishments, and Lindy's Stamp Gang.  Be sure to stop by and play along for a chance to win some great prizes!

Back to the layout now, the little joke we played on my husband/Liz's dad was to cut out the crossword puzzle from the paper before he got home. We pulled it off without a hitch. Dad was totally unsuspecting, and I got some wonderful photos too! Tee, hee, hee!!! 

Products used:

Blue Fern Studios chipboard
BoBunnye paper
Maya Road chipboard and twine
Prima flowers and ink
Tim Holtz diecut
From my stash:
     background paper
     blue flower
     number stickers

Techniques used for this layout include inking, painting, fussy cutting, 3-D work, stenciling and diecutting.

Thanks for taking a look! I always appreciate comments! 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

She Would Grow Up To Be ....

This layout will be a gift to my mother for Mother's Day. The photo was taken during the mid 1920's and she is now ninety two years young. She is sitting between the two boys.

The overall style for this  page is vintage whimsical, which seems perfect for three preschoolers. Mother and her two cousins were playing in a wagon. The subject is not what she was at the time of the photo, but what she would one day become. You will have to scroll down to the bottom to discover that.

A big thank you goes out to CSI (Color, Stories, Inspiration) for the vision to challenge scrapbookers to do amazing work. I love that website!

And now, for some close up photos....

Techniques used for this page were inking, tearing, distressing, hand stitching, painting, fussy cutting and three dimensional work.

Here is a bit of whimsy. Only in a child's very creative mind would you experience a cat dancing atop a corbel, next to a Tiffany lamp, while holding a teacup and saucer. What fun!

The cherry blossom branch drapes across the page gracefully. It was first painted with gesso, then painted with crackle paint and last, painted with markers for a finished look.

This close up shows more three dimensional work.
Products used:
     Creative Imaginations paper
     Dusty Attic chipboard
     Petaloo flowers
     Prima ink and corbel
     Ranger crackle paint
     Scrapmats chipboard
     Hobby Lobby fence and pocket watch
     From my stash:
          seam binding tape
          embroidery thread
          antique juvenile book pages

This tag tells what Mother would become as an adult. Happy Mother's Day, to you, Mother!
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