Showing posts from February, 2014

Snow Day Scrapbook Layout

When it snows in the south you know it's been a rough winter for the East Coast.  We've had two good snow falls this Winter and one resulting in an ice storm that was a record breaker.

Well, as many southern scrapbookers, I buy that beautiful snow paper and hope I have a year I can use it.  Finally, I can use my snowflake paper several times this Winter.

Snow Day
Paper:  Basic Grey
Flowers, lace and crystals, crystal snowflakes:  Prima
Stencil:  negative to Technique Tuesdays chipboard tiles
Chipboard:  Blue Fern Studios
Title, paint:  Tim Holtz
Doilies:  Wilton
Inspiration from Robin with Swirlydoos.

Ali was not crazy about her first snow.  She did not want to stand on it, pick it up, or play in it.  With her Papa's patience he convinced her it was okay to walk and even fall in the snow.  It did help she wanted to chase her puppy around!

On Another Note:
I have been getting a few comments and questions on my blog from several months to years ago.  With blogger, even…

"Perky" with Graphic 45 and Swirlydoos

I discovered a wonderful blog from Swirlydoos Kit Club and Online Store.  Normally, I steer away from kit clubs, but this is one that seems to create consideration.  Their blog and gallery are full of inspiration.  Their design team is awesome.  They also have sketch challenges on their blog.  I do recommend taking a "click" that way and check them out.

This is a layout inspired by Robin at Swirlydoos.

Our Perky Girl
Paper Line:  Graphic 45's A Secret Garden
Chipboard:  Blue Fern Studios
Flowers, pearls, bird's nest, butterfly:  Prima

I added some micro beads to the chipboard "Turkish bits" to bring out the chipboard and not get lost in all the color.  I spritzed water on the leaves on the lower part of the layout and then separated the leaves into three parts curling back the top layer.  I painted the layers with Distress Stain from Tim Holtz.  When it dried it holds it shape very well.  Thanks Patter Cross for this technique.

I have the hardest ti…

Little's Ballet with Blue Fern Studio's New Paper Line

Blue Fern Studios newest paper is beautiful.  It's uniqueness is that it is a bit thicker than my normal paper stash.  This helps me to be able to do more mixed media without the paper bucking and bowing.  I have a new, tied for 1st with Graphic 45, paper obsession.  

Little's Ballet Class
Paper, title, roses, trinkets:  Blue Fern Studios
Flowers, buttons, crystals, tag from packaging, ballet slippers:  Prima
Doilies:  Martha Stewart tags
Geletos Faber-Castell
Rub-on:  Tim Holtz
Based on the sketch is from Blue Fern Studios February Challenge

I watched several videos on how to use geletos on chipboard.  This is a fun technique and gives the chipboard a unique look.  I would highly recommend giving it a try.
I used the pieces I popped out of the chipboard ... the tiny flowers and the swirl under the photo.  It added a nice touch and I did not waste anything.

The doilies are actually from Martha Stewart's tag line.  They are small, details, but thicker and easier to…

Inspired By Elizabeth Kartcher's CHA Canvas

I did not attend CHA but there are plenty of videos on YouTube showcasing the latest and greatest.  Ranger gave products to several prominent designers and challenged them to create.  They were all fantastic!  One that caught my attention was Elizabeth Kartchner's canvas.  She used  alphabet letters to create this fantastic project.

You can see the rest of the participants' work over on Ranger's blog

I love the alphabet letters and since I have so many that are hard to use due to lacking vowels or common letters so this was perfect for me to use this technique in my layout.

These are three of my grandgirls.  

American Crafts Thickers, Prima flowers and crystals, Blue Fern Studios chipboard, acrylic paints, Tim Holtz Alteration Picture Wheel, and My Minds Eye Chalk Studio (tags).

Personal Note
Last Wednesday we experienced what was called a major snow/sleet/freezing rain event that nearly shut down the state of South Carolina.  I grew up in very cold winte…

My Valentine with Sweet Sentiments by Graphic 45

Did you think I had disappeared?  Busy is not even descriptive of what life has been lately.  Grandgirls, DIY remodel on my house, birthdays, etc. and so forth.  Basically I've been making a lot of fun memories.

I have looked back over the last of my layouts I have been creating and seeing where my heart is at this time.  My grandgirls, flowers, chipboard, and a bit of mix media.  It's a personal trend I love. 

The photo is of my my grandgirl Ali near her 1st birthday.

Notables Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments paper collection; Prima flowers, bird nest, buttons; Blue Fern Studios chipboard "Sunshine," swirls, butterfly, and key plate; Tim Holtz's Alteration clock, Distress Glitter, Bookplate, Paint Dabber, Distress Ink Vintage Photo and Distress Stain.I have fallen in love with my Gesso.  I painted my chipboard and I'm able to add just about anything to it with out worrying that it will lose the base.  Cool Beans!Sorry about the shadows.  I had only a…