It's Magic!

How long do you think it would really take for me to get the new Graphic 45 paper line "The Magic of Oz?"  Graphic 45 continues to top itself every season.  I have the paper, I got the stamps just a few moments ago, and my chipboard die cuts will be here next weekend.  LOL 

Of course my first layout will be with the bit of Magic I call Little Honey, my newest granddaughter. 

The Story
Little Honey's best friend is Mommy Monkey.  Mommy Monkey is a pink sock monkey that her Gramps gave her.  LH's mommy loads up Mommy Monkey with kisses so LH has Mommy kisses throughout the day.  What's funny is she will talk to Mommy Monkey like they have their own language.  She also gives Mommy Monkey kisses.  She's only 3 months old.  LH continues to make Magic happen.

The Layout
What I Learned
  • I really thought about all the time I spend cutting pattern paper.  I usually take my "best friend," my Fiskars Micro-Tip Scissors, my paper, and a cup of coffee into the living room to sit with my husband and watch a show.  I really like multi-tasking.
  • I totally, completely love the Wizard of Oz.  I remember watching as a little girl "The Wizard of Oz."  It was so magical.  Of course I wanted to be Dorothy and the Tin Man was my favorite of the three.  He didn't know he already had a heart.  I cheered for him when he knew he had a heart!
  • I found out today that for the most part some (I hope not all) local scrapbook stores do not carry sticker letters anymore.  I guess with the invention of the Cricut and Slice (and many more) there is not a need.  But I like certain style or font.  Webster's Pages put out some awesome alphas and of course how can you not find something to love with Thickers.  I'll use my Cricut Imagine, but I still like those unique fonts and textures.
  • I need more vowels for the alphas I do have.  Someone make extra-extra e's and a's with their alpha packs.
  •  I used my Epiphany Crafts Shape Tool, Heart 25 for the Tin Man's heart.  I used a piece of scrap G45 paper to make my epoxy sticker.  I added a bit of Ranger's Paint Dabber to "distress" it a bit.
  • Glue Dots Adhesives are extra great on ribbons and flowers.  My Dot's do the work I have never got any other adhesive to do when it comes to my ribbons and flowers.  I used Craft Dots on the Tim Holtz ribbon/flowers. 
  • Keep your leftover pieces from your chipboard letters.  I found three white centers from an old Bazzill alpha set I have.  Turn out to be a great accent on the page.
I picked up some fun new stuff from Michael's.  Did you know that Michael's has expanded their "Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous, Ranger, and Ideology" lines.  Oh, my goodness.  I've got to go back for round two.  They even have the Configurations from Tim. Way to go Michael's Arts and Crafts.

Do Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  quiet times
2.  the best husband ever
3.  Little Honey, mommy, and daddy
4.  being a mom and a grandmom
5.  God's gracious gift of each new day to breathe and enjoy


  1. Beautiful layout! I love all of the hand cutting!

  2. what an adorable layout

  3. ooooooooooooo Awesome lo!!!

  4. Awesome layout! That line looks fantastic!! :)

  5. love the layout....I especially love the tin man's heart!

  6. turned out adorabel~little honey is so cute!!! Love that name!!! She's a honey that's for sure!!!

  7. Gorgeous! I, too, love the WOZ...I actually played Dorothy in a community production many years ago! Always love your blog, Debby!

  8. lovely layout Debby...and I love the story behind it....


  9. Beautiful LO. The story makes it so much more enjoyable because you get to know the meaning behind the photo. What a great story too. Thanks for sharing that.

  10. Hi Debby,
    just stopping by to say hello. I am inspired by your blog. I really like how you added the Epiphany heart :)


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