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Something Old, Something New

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One of my goals for this year is to use as much of my older stash as I can.  The problem is I love my newer scrapbook supplies as well.  So why not mix it up!

For this layout I mixed what I think is Bo Bunny paper with Blue Fern Studios chipboard.

This is Little's first bicycle!

Notables
The Old ... Bo Bunny paper, the Tim Holtz washi tape, snowflakes, dictionary page, and the paper layers beneath the photos.The New...Blue Fern Studios chipboard bicycle and title "Heads Up!", Graphic 45's stamp from A Place in Time collection, and the tissue roll I used for making the circles (LOL). The layout was inspired by a layout I saw while going through many blogs, but I have no name.  
Well, we have our once-in-a-decade snowfall last night/this morning in South Carolina.  There is about 3 inches of snow outside.  It's early in the morning at the time of this post so I haven't been out in it yet.  I will be out as soon as my little granddaughter, Ali, is up and ready to …

Layers: Just Fake It!

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I love paper layering.  As you know that can get expensive at $1.00 plus a sheet of scrapbook paper.  Remember when it was .30 cents?  I digress.

I love this Christmas line by Prima, but I loved it more for the other side.  I'm not keen on pages that are already "framed out."  As I was looking at it I thought "why not 'fake it'."  All I had to do was add stitching around the inner part of the frame for a wonderfully layered look.  Now I will be looking at more framed scrapbook paper.

This is three of my grands waiting for their pictures with Santa. 

Notables
Paper, crochet and paper flowers are by Prima.
You might recognize the banner and present paper from Basic Grey many years ago.
No chipboard on this layout...don't count on that too often!  LOL
The bows on the presents were made with gold thread. 
Design inspired by Pink Paislee's Design Team

A Personal Note
I received my greatest crafting comment back at the beginning of January.  My husb…

Flowers and Butterflies ... Dreaming of Spring!

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I was going through my unscrapped photos and ran across this one of Little.  I began wishing for warmer weather so we could go out and play more.  The girls love outside and one of their favorite activities is to chalk on the driveway.

You Shine
Some Notables
The layout is from Pink Paislee.  The reason this caught my eye was the circles.  They used chipboard.  I used a tissue roll and paint.  Now don't hate me for how I made the dark brown design on top and bottom.  I went through my stencils and found several I never use that were in a packet with other stencils that are my favorites.  I cut this stencil in half, painted it and adhered it to the page.  I really like it.  The stencil is from Tattered Angels.My Prima flowers are older, but they work very well and cleared up some of the flowers to make room for more!  The wooden buttons are also from Prima.Let's not leave out Blue Fern Studios with the butterflies and title.  
I really had fun with this layout.

As always ....

Have…

Little of This and A Little of That with Blue Fern Studios and Prima

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Of course I love combining two of my favorite companies, Blue Fern Studios and Prima Marketing.  Since the new year has begun I'm a bit obsessed with Prima flowers.  I'm always obsessed with Blue Fern Studios.  LOL

This is my granddaughter Ali waiting to meet Santa Claus.
The paper and flowers, including the crochet flowers, are all from Prima.  The brick, corner, and lock are from Blue Fern Studios.  Gesso has become my best friend.  I love to use it better than a white acrylic paint.  It is thicker, dries fast, and the chipboard loves it.
Blue Fern Studios announced their brand new line of scrapbook paper.  It is called Blue Fern Garden and it has great designs and wonderful colors.  I hope you check it out at Blue Fern Studios.  Here is just one of my favorite colors and designs.
Okay, let me show you two!
What are some of your favorites from the CHA Winter 2014 show?  What do you plan on buying?  This line is just one I plan on buying.  Of course, I am already ahead on ge…

Helen's Doily by Blue Fern Studios

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When I saw this beautiful detailed chipboard, Helen's Doily, from Blue Fern Studios I just had to use it on one of my scrapbook pages.

This is a photo of Little's Sister at Christmas.


This is what "Helen's Doily" looked like originally...
I snipped the center from the doily and which created for me a beautiful snowflake.  I covered both pieces with Gesso.

Paper and Flowers are from Prima, pearls on the paper are from Queen and Co. and the "pearls" on the doily were created using Rangers Enamel Accents.  The title is from Blue Fern Studios covered with Tim Holtz's Distress Glitter.

I purchased my chipboard piece from Blue Moon Scrapbooking.  You can find Helen's Doily HERE.

Personal
I'm trying to catch up and get back into the swing of things.  It's that time of the year where I'm prone to being ill.  A few days with a cough and no voice made for a quiet household.  I'm doing well now. 

Have a Crafty Day!


Oh, What Fun It Is To Scrap Christmas

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How do you not enjoy a great photo of a little child with Santa?  This is Little's first Santa visit 2 years ago.  I've posted the photo but never scrapbooked it.  By the way, I'm having a hard time not scrapbooking Christmas!

Noteables
I used my favorite chipboard from Blue Fern Studios for the window, title, and vine.
I used Tim Holtz Distressed Glitter on the vine.  This stuff is fantastic.

One Little Word
Do you participate in Little Word?  I have mine I'll share this week.  What is your Word for 2014?  Let me know and if you created something to focus on your Word leave a link to your blog post, Instagram, etc. in the comments.

As always ....

Have a Crafty Day!


Say Hippopotamus!

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Little (my granddaughter) loves to play with cameras.  We played a game the other day where she would "take" my picture.  She did not tell me to "say cheese", but rather told me different words like tiger, milk, and cookies.  My favorite word was "Say 'Hippopotamus!"

Noteables
I combined some older Bo Bunny with newer Prima for this layered look.I love my Blue Fern Studios chipboard (hanging heart and star).  I mixed silver and red tinsel embossing powder and covered the chipboard.  Inspired by Iran Tan.
Creative JumpStart  has begun and the first lesson was fanstic.  I can't wait to give it a shot and share right here next week.  In the meantime ....

Have a Crafty Weekend!