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Thursday, January 28, 2016


Greetings, scrappy friends! It has been a while since I posted due to minor but much needed surgery. I'm doing fine and am well on my way to being back to my normal activities, and then some!

Over at CSI, we are doing a lovely color scheme with red as it's boldest color, just in time for Valentine's Day.  Be sure to stop by at CSI to see all the lovely creations and to be inspired by the stories and creativity. Also, check out our sponsors and participate to have a chance to win some of the wonderful prizes! 

I can't wait to see what everyone will come up with for this case file! 

I am entering this piece in the Blue Fern Studios January Sketch Challenge. There will be a lot of competition this month, so I am just hoping for the best. Their method of choosing is by a drawing, so we will see. Here is the sketch, by the amazing Michele Singh, who  creates many of the Blue Fern Studios collections! For this layout, I turned the sketch upside down.

 Here is Michele's sketch: 

For this layout, as for most of my work, I stamped the background, painted it, embossed and texturized it. Having done all the background work I embossed the chipboard, fussy cut the lovely flowers in the paper and popped them up for a 3-D effect. Last, I added the flowers, tule and photo.

After getting the background just right, I focused on the other layers. Here, you can see the beautiful chipboard that I embossed.


Blue Fern Studios paper (Vintage Christmas/Deck the Halls), chipboard, embossing
    powder and stamps
Crafter's Workshop template
Liquitex modeling paste
Maya Road tule
Prima flowers and Color Bloom Spray
Pro Art gesso
Ranger Perfect Medium
Sizzix die
Stampendous embossing products
StazOn ink
From my stash:

The journaling tag was also texturized before adding the story behind the photo. The tag is meant to be pulled out  and read. It says, "When I was a little girl, my paternal grandmother used the same recipes for our Christmas Day meal that I use today. My mother was given them as a young married woman and Mother has passed them along to me. These amazing recipes for the cornbread stuffing, the turkey, giblet gravy and pumpkin pie are all made from scratch and are a huge undertaking, but one that I am honored to carry on. I have only one recipe needing improvement: Giblet Gravy. I hope to improve on the gravy and pass these recipes on to future generations in our family!

Thanks for taking a peek and leaving a comment.......see you soon!


1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear that you have recovered from your surgery and are back to creating again. Your layout is lovely, and so meaningful with the hidden journaling that tells your story. Thank you for joining us at Blue Fern Studios for our sketch challenge this month. Your treatment of the chipboard is awesome!