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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nursing Mother layout

Here is a very personal and beloved layout of my smiling baby nursing.

A mix of card stacks and papers from DCWV, AC, K & Company, and Cosmo Cricket; Michaels pigment inks, Buttons and craft wire, Recollections mini brads, Scotch dot roller, Super Stik permanent glue stick, Zig Millenium pens.

I made these flowers with my new EK Success circle cutter. Cut, inked edges, crinkled up, center punched with a tiny hole, then stacked under a custom button brad.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Today's daily layout

Did I mention that I am trying to do one layout project a day for a little while?

The cool stars are Yudu screen printed in black and then hand colored. I also stacked some buttons and added some bling. Sparkly lettering adds fun. The photo booth style strip is an I-phone app called "Pocketbooth". These are self portraits.

Materials used: Recollections Cardstocks, K & Company stacks, Michaels ribbon, rhinestones and buttons, craft wire, Scotch dot roller, Mini Glue Dots, K & Company Sparkle Glitter letters in blue, Cosmo Cricket kit "Early Bird" paper, Yudu screen printed stars hand cut.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hong Kong Memories layout

Another contribution to the album of my childhood.

Materials Used: K&Company Life's Journey stack, AC Cardstock, Designer Mats, Michaels inks and brads, Scotch Dot Roller and Scotch Scrapbooker's Glue, Zig Memory System 2-way glue pen,Zig Millenium pens, Mini Glue Dots, Aleene's Paper Glaze, Cricut cart Holiday Cakes.

I chose the plaid because my Dad seems to be wearing a plaid jacket. Not sure if it shows up very well. This must have been some kind of event. Usually they were working in night clubs, not dancing!

The paper glaze is in the center of the larger flowers, and doesn't show up much in the photos. The flower embellishments highlight the embroidery on Mum's blouse, hand cut from mats and adhered.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Latest Layout

This latest layout is of the road trip up the California coast we took shortly after my mother died in 2005. The journalling is in the little tag book. 

There is a lot of custom work in this layout - inking and drawing "stitches" on the Cricut cut outs, making button brads and cutting my own flower embellishements from a printed sheet of paper. I also added pink and green ribbons to the background.

K&Company cardstocks and papers; Cricut and Gypsy - cartridges: Accent Essentials, Robotz font, Gypsy Wanderings, Elegant Cakes; Michaels buttons; Zig markers; Scotch dot roller adhesive; Zig Two-way glue pen; Scotch Scrapbooker's glue; foam mounting squares from my stash; craft wire.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Scrapbook the everyday

On of the challenges we find on cropping websites is to scrapbook every day moments, not only special days. Sometimes every day moments become special days. This was the other day, just fooling around in an empty park.
A Diptic photo collage, mostly AC cardstock, and Totally Girl paper, Cricut (Robotz font, Just Because Cards image), buttons and glittery paint.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Black and Gold - Sold

My first Gallery 9 sale, OOAK in a series with a decorated stand. Still several more over there, and I'm going to add a couple as soon as I can embellish the stands. Very happy!