Showing posts from August, 2014

Graphic 45, More Tags the Merrier!

Just recently I've begun to add more tags and other elements with words on them.  In the recent past I thought one element with a word on it was all there should be.  Well, I was wrong and now I'm addicted.
Great Outdoors This is my youngest granddaughter exploring the beach.  Ingredients
Graphic 45 By The Sea paper collection
Blue Fern Studio chipboard
Prima flowers and pearl

Wilton doily
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Martha Stewart Gesso

I love using real shells! My Minds Eye chalk studio tag Graphic 45 tags Fussy Cutting is so fun As many beach photos that I have By The Sea paper collection from Graphic 45 is just perfect.

This weekend we celebrated my granddaughter Ali's 2nd birthday.
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Blue Fern Studios and My Beach Bums! Fun Techniques

Graphic 45's By the Sea paper collection with Blue Fern Studios chipboard sea collections are a perfect match for a layout  I love participating with Blue Fern Studios challenges as they are one of my top rated companies.

I had so much fun with this layout!  The photo subject may have something to do with it as well.  LOL

Beach Bums

Graphic 45 By the Sea paper collection
Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Prima flowers and peals
Martha Stewart Gesso and micro beads
Tim Holtz distress embossing powder, distress inks, crackle paint, stars
Ranger Glossy Accent, Embossing ink
American Crafs Thickers foam letters
Watercolor paint

Fun Techniques
Gesso Blue Fern Studios chipboard.
Dab Ranger embossing ink randomly on the chipboard, add Tim Holtz distress ink and heat.
Add Ranger Glossy Accent randomly and add Martha Stewart Micro Beads.
That's it!

Add Gesso by Martha Stewart.  Let dry.
Add Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint.  Let dry.  Do not heat dry until crackling is …

Paper Issues' Challenge: Admit One

If you love challenges Paper Issues is a great place to play.  They always come up with fun titles, events, ideas, and products to use in a challenge.  Admit One challenge is sponsored by Fancy Pants.  Here is my answer to the latest challenge for their Linky Party.

Disney On Ice
I attended my first Disney On Ice event this past Spring.  I accompanied my granddaughter Ali for her first Disney event as well.  The afternoon was so full of memories that I did not want Ali to forget so I created a mini-album gift for her.

Some Ingredients
Maya Road Chipboard Album
Core'dinations silver paper
Tim Holtz letters
Prima flowers, gems, and butterfly buttons
Blue Fern Studios chipboard
EK Success 3-D stickers
Basic Grey rub-ons
Ranger Dabber, Picket Fence
Wilton Doily
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder and words
Tim Holt Tickets
EK Success wood embellishments
Library Pocket local educational store
Heidi Swapp "happiness"
Sizzix Minnie Mouse
Maya Road light bulb


Brilliant Photography ... Another Fun Echo Park Layout

My daughter is a brilliant photographer.  She loves life and expresses it in every photo.  I wanted to pick out some photos to scrapbook that made me think ... memories of moments.  These do. 

This is Little and Little's Sister (LS).  I love the back photography because is shows me life in action.  With a 3 year old and a 17 month old life happens fast.  You can see movement forward, unafraid, full of wonder.  These are truly brilliant photos.

Echo Park Capture Life paper collection
Tim Holtz Distress Inks, photo wheel Alteration
Fancy Pants Ribbon
Jillibean Soup Polaroid frame
Faber-Castel Gelatos
Heidi Swapp "brilliant" and "totally"
Prima flower
Jenni Bowlin Studio Washi Tape
Dymo Label Maker
Look at all those words and different style elements.  Love Echo Park.
Rectangles, squares, circles, chevrons ... oh my. so much geometry.
Elements of this layout was inspired by several EP designers.   Personal
I had a very busy week last week …

Being S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d as a Scrapbooker ... Echo Park

I admire people who can use embellishment stickers and many words on a scrapbook page.  I use one or two words (other than jouranling) but no more.  One of my favorite designers is Lisa Swift.  I love what she can do with Echo Park.  Because of her influence I decided to buy one of their fun collections Capture Life

This is a layout with two of my granddaughters.  The older granddaughter was passing her wisdom and bravery to her "Little" cousin.  I love these two.


Fortunately, there are a lot of Echo Park fans so I was able to get a few ideas from them and try my hand at this style of scrapbooking for the first time.  I think I was able to sneak in my style nonetheless.

Echo Park Capture Life collection
Tim Holtz, Distress Inks, idea-ology arrows, Sizzix's Alterations
Prima Flowers
Studio 490 stamps with Stampers Anonymous 
Martha Stewart doilies
Heidi Swapp butterflies 
Doodlebugs buttons
Fancy Pants ribbon
Ranger paint dabber Picket Fence
I lov…

Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden

I had a blast with a whole year with Little in ballet.  We have made friends and both of us learned a lot about ballet.  The picture is of Little right before her rehearsal for her recital.  The color of the body suit is nearly the same as the Bo Bunny paper.  It was a "must do!"

Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden paper collection
Ribbon:  Bo Bunny, Fancy Pants, and Martha Stewart lace sticker
Heidi Swapp butterflies
Bo Bunny buttons, flowers, ribbon
Tim Holz Inks
Tim Holtz idea-ology (metal flower vine)
Maya Road pins
Ranger Picket Fence paint dabber
Prima frame
Queen & Co. pearls
Blue Fern Studios diamond chipboard
Other: come buttons from Doodle Bugs and other

Happy Back-To-School August!  When does yours go back to school, start college, etc.?

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