My Family, My Dinning Room

I don't know how the title of this blog post is received but I didn't know quite how to title the post today!  Let's see if I can put it together.

I've always wanted to do a wall in my home with a series of layouts framed in black.  We are working little at a time to do some renovating to my house.  So I've decided to do a "room" with layouts of my family.  I have an informal dinning room that I think once I'm finished I'm going to be very satisfied.  I have all but two of the layouts complete except two.  I hope to have those by Friday. 

I found myself drawn to one of my favorite paper lines to do this project:  Graphic 45.

The Story
This is my oldest granddaughter.  She was only about 7 when we met her and fell in love at first sight.  Amber is my son's oldest daughter.  I can't believe how she has grown.  I still remember that shy little girl, missing a few teeth, hiding behind her mother's skirt. 

The Layout

What Fun I Had
  • I used Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio and Button Studio to make my distressed flower center.  I adore how the Graphic 45 paper is highlighted with the clear epoxy cap on top.  They brown flower on the bottom is Epiphany Crafts Star Flower Adobe.  I spritz it with a bit of Inkadinkado Spray Ink from EK Success.   The epoxy caps are so clear.  
  • I also used Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio and their Tea Room Vintage Setting to make more accents with Graphic 45.  The original Vintage Setting I chose was white.  I added two different alcohol inks and dabbed them on to the Vintage Setting to give it a layered lacy look that matched the paper line. 
  • I love love love to layer.  I also wanted to leave part of the background paper uncovered.  It's all so beautiful. 
  • I gave the layout a splash of color to match the scarf in the photo. 
  • I choose this paper line because when we first came into Amber's life she was a dancer and we always went to her recital.  It was a real time of family fun and excitement. 

Tomorrow is Giveaway Day!
I'm having a whirlwind week.  This Saturday is my son's high school graduation and family is coming in from out of town.  We are do the "company" cleaning this week.  I expect little sleep. 

I will be posting one more of the Dinning Room layouts tomorrow along with a fun Giveaway.  Check back tomorrow for the details.

Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  strength
2.  seeing Miss Raelyn today
3.  Adam and his hard work around the house
4.  Lilly's playfulness that helps my have fun in cleaning
5.  a longsuffering husband
6.  God's gift to me of my beautiful family


  1. great layout, she is a pretty girl. can't wait to see that wall!

  2. what a great idea Debby~you must take pic's and share the end results!! Love what you have been doing with Graphic 45!!!

  3. Great LO and beautiful Granddaughter!


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