"Giggi" with Authentique and Blue Fern Studio ??Gluing Ribbon??

Let me start by saying thank you for all the great comments on Wednesday's post.  They were helpful and sometimes funny.  Best of all it was confirming that all of us have those days where it's just not happening.  Thanks.

The trip to Florida included a stay at my mom's house.  It was no surprise that she was itching to hold her sweet great-granddaughter, Ali for the first time.  Mom and I talked about her knowing her great-grandmother and here it is she is holding her great-granddaughter.  There are a lot of hardworking, strong, artistic, brilliant genes that Ali. has to live into to.

Let's Break It Down
Authentique paper collection
Blue Fern Studio chipboard
Fiskars Scalloped Daisy border punch, negative and positive
7 Gypsies journaling cards, detailed cut out the butterflies
Prima rhinestones
Tim Holtz  Enameled Tags, Distressed Inks, Vintage Photo
Creating Keepsake rub-on alpha
Basic Grey rub-on Wholly Cow!
Mama's Boutique ... hand crochet lace
Other:  antique lace, white ric rac
Silver brad made black with StazOn Ink
Alieene's Taqcky Glue

A simple page but very sweet.  The stand-outs for me are the Blue Fern Gate and birds on the branch, the tiny flowers "growing to the garden," (from the border punch.)  Mama's crochet lace and the antique lace.

If you have never used Authentique papers I totally love the feel of it.  Years ago the feel of the older Chatterbox paper lines were about the same.  Just to feel it and work with it was just fabulous.  I think I feel the same way about the Authentique. 
A fun item on the list is the enameled tag.  The rub-ons I used on the tag are terribly old.  Wholly Cow rub-ons from Basic Grey I purchased at least 8 or 9 years ago and the Creating Keepsake rub-ons about the same time.  They worked great.  Some rub-ons after a few years do not rub on anymore.

What do you use to glue ribbon down like a border?  I use a dry glue strip for my lace pieces.  When I use a liquid glue for ribbon it either doesn't work because it absorbs into the ribbon quickly or leaves glue spots on the top side of the ribbon.  For my ric rac I used Alieene's Tacky Glue this time around.  Worked pretty good.  What would you suggest for satin, gross grain, velvet, etc.?

Note:  if you get a chance this weekend I would love and appreciate a vote over on Scrapbook Awards for the People's Choice Award.  I would like to break a 100 votes.  I am at 80 now.  No signing in ... just click and vote.  Here is the link:  Best Dad. Thanks

Have a Crafty Day!


  1. Great layout! Love the colors and bling.
    Voted for you too. Good luck!

  2. What a sweet page - I am a fan of Authentique when they first came out and still am. Yes, love the quality of the paper and most of their design <3 Good luck on the contest - just voted for ya :)

  3. Very nice layout and that photo will be priceless down the road. We have a photo in my family of myself, mum, granny and great-grandmother (4 generations) - it even made the local paper back in the early 80s.

    Regarding adhering ribbon, you definitely want to stay away from the liquid glues, as you've discovered. I personally use glue dots spread out every few inches, roughly, and find this works very well (especially for rick rack, due to its shape). Many people also recommend double-sided tape.

  4. oh I love this..gorgeous!

  5. Such a pretty page, love the wood elements :)

  6. Great layout. I love the vintage feel.

    I use Glossy Accents for my liquid glue and Therm O Web Sticky dot tape. Its very similar to the Kokuyo rollers and its the only one I've found thats a decent replacement. I use it to hold down all of my ribbon.

  7. Your layout is lovely, that chipboard gate is perfect on there! I usually use double sided tape for most ribbon, or I sew it on, or use hot glue! x

  8. Simply gorgeous layout!


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