Friday, January 21, 2011

Layers and Stamps and Flowers, Oh My!

Have I told you lately that I'm lovin' learning about this style of Scrapbooking?  Today's layout is based on a digital layout. I used several stamps and ink to try and get the feel of the digital layout. 

The Story
This is Christina, my daughter-in-law's niece.  Christina is so adorable!   Yesterday Vanessa told me that her and her mother decided that Christina should call me Grandma Debby.  What an honor.

This day was at my house.  I could not resist taking photos.  I had put the bench in front of the doorway of my studio so that Christina would not get into something and get hurt.  She would stand at the doorway while I was creating.  I gave her a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock and her "Nessie" sat at the bench to color (first photo).  While coloring my Bailey Bailey (doxie) came into the studio underneath the bench.  Christina was watching.  In a few minutes Christina was following Bailey Bailey underneath the bench (third photo) and was very pleased when she made it to the other side (middle photo).  What a smart little girl. 

The Layout

What I Learned
  • I really liked adding the small touches.  The bit of bling, the scalloped flower (left), the little red loops that are actually decorative labels cut apart, and touches of red ink on the background.
  • The Fiskars Circle Punch makes adorable "doilies."
  • With ink you can do almost anything!
  • I like accenting my chipboard letter with paint.
  • Adding all these elements will have those looking at my book delight with color and contrast along with all the elements.
  • Iron-ons on the clearance isle are great to add to a layout.  It is the brown, leather looking, tall flower.  I did not iron it on instead I used Glue Dots® Adhesives.
What fun I had.  It is a joy to create art scrapbooking.

Today is a busy day.  My daughter's baby shower is tomorrow.  I've been making a few items for the shower.  Today my challenge is to make a baby shower book for her memories and keepsakes.  I'm using the "YOURSTORY" by Procraft.  I really like this book binding system. 

I "Dare Ya" to check out your favorite manufactures' websites this weekend to see all the new lines of paper, embellishments, and more that are going to be at your store very soon.

Have a Creative Weekend!

Gratitude List
1.  friends that care
2.  God's comfort and love when it seems overwhelming
3.  Vanessa and Christina
4.  my adorable husband
5.  my beautiful daughter

11 comments:

  1. your layout is beautiful!

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  2. Love all the little touches and that you are experimenting with different scrapping styles!

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  3. Lovely LO and story! She is such a cutie and I love all the techniques and elements.

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  4. looks fabulous!!!!

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  5. Thank you for sharing Debby! The LO is so precious.

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  6. What a nice layout. Your work gets nicer each passing month. And a great honour! Calling you Grandma Debbie? Very sweet. I'm off to check out some of your older posts I didn't see lately. (been offline.)

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  7. Beautiful layout! What a sweet little girl.

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  8. I love your layout. It is so pretty with the flower cluster and the distressed title.

    And the cute little girl makes it even sweeter.

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  9. beautiful layout!! love it

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