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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fortieth Anniversary

No, I'm really not this old! Well, maybe I am. When we weren't partying this week, I was creating this layout to remember the occasion. You'll have to scroll all the way down to read the journaling.

This is my entry for CSI Case File 124. CSI has put the fun back into scrapbooking for me. I needed something to raise the bar, and every week the challenge is new and exciting.

Lately, I have been getting serious about embossing.  My latest "go to" stamping technique utilizes Frantage Encrusted Jewels by Stampendous. Isn't it gorgeous? The chipboard numbers are by Tim Holtz. First, I inked the letters with an Adirondack stamp pad by Ranger and let it dry. Then, using Perfect Medium, also by Ranger, I inked the area I wanted to apply the embossing. Next, I sprinkled a few mica chips over the same area before adding the embossing powder. This has to be heated from below the area to be embossed. Once the products begin melting a marvelous transformation takes place.

I've had this stamp, by Deep Red, for a while and planned to use it for a special occasion.....either Valentine's Day or an anniversary. It is called, "My Heart, My Soul". Other stamps that I used are by Kaiser Craft,  Crafty Secrets and Technique Tuesday.

The journaling is done on a tag and tucked behind the picture.

This tag is made like paper dolls. I just traced an existing tag, made creases and cut it out. After stamping the heart design, I stamped the same design on a sticky note and cut it out. I placed it over the heart on the tag and sprayed the area with Prima's brand new Color Bloom. I pulled the sticky heart off and let it dry before inking, coloring, stickling and journaling.  

Other products used:

Liquitex Modeling Paste
Martha Stewart
     Heart Punch
     Punch Around the Page
     Fairy Bell Collection paper
     Flowers and leaf
Pro Art Gesso
From my stash:
     white embroidery floss
     burgundy ribbon
     cheese cloth

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Sunday, May 24, 2015


This layout is about our Easter, 2015. I adore the Blue Fern Studios paper and chipboard that I used to achieve this romantic look. 

What a joy this challenge and it's beautiful color scheme is at CSI this week! I hope you will love it as much as I do. 

Over at CSI our sponsors this month,  are .....


Be sure to stop by CSI and play along for a chance to win some great prizes from our sponsors!

Techniques used in this layout are stamping, masking, paper tearing and  inking. 

Here, you can see what I did with the paper after tearing it. I rolled it back, one section at a time to create a frame for my photo. 

Here is the journaling I added to tell the story behind the layout. This is why I love CSI so much....it reminds me to always journal my pages! 

Gotta love some flowery goodness here! 

Products used:

Blue Fern Studios paper and chipboard
Liquitex modeling paste
Maya Road pins
Petaloo flowers
Prima embellishments, stamp, mask
Ranger stickles and tissue tape (Tim Holtz)

Sizzix file folder die
StayzOn Ink
Studio 490/Stampers Anonymous/Wendy Vecchi
From my stash: pearls, ribbon

Big thanks to my friends who follow my blog and leave comments! 


This layout was created for The Crafty Scrapper, AKA my "happy place", in Waxahachie, Texas.
When my daughter was about 15 we went to a family gathering and she enjoyed being with her little cousin, Kate. I remember taking this photo as if it were yesterday.

Techniques always add a lot of interest to a page. On this layout I masked, stitched, painted, inked and did some 3-D work. You can see the modeling paste and the wonderful texture this fun technique created.

It was a treat to use Studio Calico papers, American Crafts chipboard embellishments, Prima flowers, The Crafter's Workshop, Heidi Swap Color Shine and May Arts ribbon.

The banner looked so cute placed across the picture. As you can see, I popped up two layers here.

Thanks for taking a peek. I always appreciate comments!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Flirts With Danger

This layout today is for this week's challenge at CSI. The photos were of my daughter and  her boyfriend as they went skydiving. I'm so glad that she can now take that off of her bucket list!

Paint running down the page, falling flowers and  white dots seemed to be perfect for symbolizing things falling from the sky.
Products used:
Girls Paperie stickers
K & Co. paper
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Martha Stewart punch
Maya Road:
May Arts Ribbons
Petaloo polka dot flower
Prima flowers
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists
Sakura Gelly Roll pen
Stencil Girl stncil

As you can see, they landed safely, but what I want to know is, what else is on her bucket list.
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