Friday, September 16, 2022
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Here is a closeup of the album opened, showing the back, spine and cover. The other flaps to the album are turned in to the inside. There is so much more I can still do to the album, but for mow, I think I like it the way it is. I am gifting this to someone special.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Hello Lovelies! I am bringing you a layout created with the brand new gorgeous ARToptions Alena. I get water color tropical vibes with this collection. Keep your eye on 49 and Market, because the collections and accessories that are coming out are going to blow your mind! With Alena, the boldness of the reds and Blues go so well together! I just had to highlight the reds with the gorgeous flowers in Tomato with a touch of Bluejay.
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Saturday, August 20, 2022
Hello! I am back as a Guest Designer for August. Today I am bringing you a 12x12 layout created with the gorgeous Sapphire Days paper collection. The collection is full of beautiful blue and cream flowers, with a touch of pale yellow. The color combination is simply so soothing to the eye. I felt it was perfect to scrap pictures of my granddaughter when she was only months old. For my design, I decied to do a horizonal design, so i applied some texture paste using a mask, and sprinkled some embossing powder in a color blue that complimented the paper. I heat embossed it to give it shine, and then began building my design over it.
I used the paper on the inside of the cover page to the collection for all of the elements. I used different punches to create the base to the design. I die cut film frames, and 2 kings of torn notebook paper. I fussy cut the door from the Doors and Windows cut out sheet. And I die cut the circles from the inside of the cover page. I scattered some cut out butterflies on the page. The title "With Love" was also cut from the inside cover page.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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Enchanted Petals Ballet Slipper Flowers
Monday, August 8, 2022
I am honored to be a Guest Designer for Scrap and Me. It has been such a pleasure working with their gorgeous papers. Today I am using the beautiful Spring Purple paper collection. And it is special to me, because purple is my favorite color. I also chose a special photograph of my grand daughter and my sisters grand sons. They are all about the same age. Cousins are the best. Grandchildren are very special!! I chose to use a meaningful quote about children. We love them so much.
For the background paper, I used Spring Purple 02. I wanted to focus on the fussy cut flowers and leaves, so I chose a paper that did not have any design print on it. The paper itself is beautiful. A watercolor design that I love so much.
From top to bottom, I created a strip using lace, cheese cloth, and jute. I attached the jute using tiny staples, then adhered the strip to the background paper offset to the side. I fluffed out the cheese cloth to distress it a little.
.I created the sentiment in Photoshop by choosing the quote, creating the page in Photoshop, and printed it on parchment cardstock. I cut it into strips, inked the edges and adhered it to down the strip above and below the photo. I backed each strip with chipboard to give it some dimension.
I fussy cut the flowers from the Spring Purple Cutout Sheet, the leaves were cut from the Leaves 09 Cut
Out sheet, and the butterflies from the Butterflies Cut Out Sheet. I sat and fussy cut them all, then chose the ones that fir my design. I added a few purple flowers from my stash. Once the layout was finished, I used some distress ink and white gesso for the splatters around the design. That added the finishing touch.
Monday, August 1, 2022
Hello lovelies. Today I bring to you another layout created with Curators Meadow. A beautiful collection of everything meadow and woodlands. Perfect for the photos I take of my granddaughter in my back yard, who is a Nature Lover by heart. The earthy colors in the collection reflect the beauty in the wild life around us. Give a child a chance to explore, and they will create a world of their own.
I started with the Curators Juniper paper. I machine stitched around the edges, and inked it with distress ink. I laid a foundation in the design shape I wanted on the paper, and started to build on to the design with all of the elements. There are so many fun elements in the Curators Meadow Laser Cuts and Ephemera bits packs. From small woodland animals, to butterflies, mushrooms, birds, and greenery. I must not forget the moths!! I love moths! I used 4 sentiment strips to tell a happy story on the theme of my layout.
Thank you for joining me. Grab those nature photos, some Curators Meadow, and start documenting those precious moments bought to you by mother nature herself. Until next time. xoxo
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Friday, July 29, 2022
Thank you for joining me for the hop!! Make sure to visit all of the artists for more inspiration! Good Luck on the win!!
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Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop:
Kathy Clement- Kathy by Design
Vicki Dutcher- All I Do Is Stamp
Amarilys Doria- Amarilys’ Creations
Lynn Stanborough- What the Heart Wants
Alissa Wells- Will Run for Stamps
This is ME!! Lisa Gregory- What a Beautiful Mess
Candy Slabaugh- Candy’s Creations
Gloria Stengel- Scraps of Life
Monica Edwards- Simply Monica
Heartfelt Creations- Heartfelt Creations Blog
There are many tutorials to create different mini albums from 1 sheet of paper. This is the one I followed!! Eva of Bohemian Crafting. She shows 2 different versions.