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Patience of a Snail - Blue Fern Studios

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This is my interpretation of Blue Fern Studios September challenge.  Their sketches are some of the best sketches as you can make them simple or artsy.

This is Little patiently waiting for a snail to emerge from it's shell.  She was willing to wait as long as it takes.  She is really into bugs and such right now.  She has a little splash pool type item for bigger bugs and a little bug playground mom bought for her.  She will pick up snails, bugs, but her favorite are lizards (that's for another layout!).

patience
Ingredients
Blue Fern Studios paper collection Blue Fern Garden, chipboard circles, butterflies, branches, and sketch
Prima Flowers
Tim Holtz distress ink vintage photo, distress stain broken china and peeled paint, paper tape, pin, letters
Ranger Glossy Accent, paint dauber 
Stampenous crushed glass glitter champagne
Fiskars border punch Embossing Border Punch Scalloped Daisy
Faber-Castell geletos pink 
TCW stencils
Golden Modeling Paste
Martha Stewart Gesso
I believe th…

Vintage, Maybe?

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I love working with vintage photos, especially the ones my dad had taken throughout his life.  Now that I've turned another year older I decided that some of my photos are vintage.  LOL

Rottenberg, Germany
These two photo were taken in the town of Rottenberg, Germany when I visited Germany in the Spring of 1990.  It was only months after the Berlin Wall came down.  My best childhood memories were of the years I grew up in Wisesbaden and Berlin.


I so lifted this layout from one of the design team members from the Bo Bunny team, Romy Veul.  They get credit for a ton of inspiration.  I don't use the sticker or 3D stickers much.  When I saw the original layout I just had to give it a try. 

Ingredients 
Bo Bunny Somewhere In Time paper collection and Noteworthy embellishments, buttons
Blue Fern Studio chipboard (diamonds)
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink, idea-ology gears, gear alteration, paper tape, ribbon
Webster's Pages letters

Printed page behind photo:  this is a page …

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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This is a layout I did back in March of Little at the St. Patrick's Day Parade with her friends from school.  Of course we can trace our roots to Ireland before the Revolutionary War.  We even have one of my grands with reddish hair.  Our Irish roots shining through.  

friends
an Irish blessing
 Ingredients 
Graphic 45 Place In Time paper collection
Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Martha Stewart and Bo Bunny doilies
Martha Stewart Gesso
Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Stain, Distressed Vintage Photo. letters News Print
Ranger Embossing Ink, Black Embossing Powder
Prima Flowers
K&Co pins
Basic Grey brads
Making Memories tiny alphas
sequins

Notables
The chipboard and title letters were created the same way.
Paint with Gesso~Distress Stain Peeled Paint on most, but not all, the area~Add embossing ink in spots~Sprinkle black embossing powder and heat~ That's it!

A simple fun layout to document a wonderful day.

Have a Crafty Day!


Scrapbooking Catch Up? You've Got To Be Kidding!

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I take so many photos as well as my family that I don't think I will ever be able to catch up scrapbooking them.  I still have two more books to do for my own children and now I work hard at semi-staying current on the grandgirls' books AND I still have all my dad's photos. 

I am looking into pocket scrapbooking events like birthdays.  I love the SNAP books and pages by Simple Stories.  They seem to be just the right size for small events.  We'll see. 

This is a layout of one of my grandgirls, Ali, playing on a motorized four wheeler. 
Notables
My Mind's Eye Paper Collection Alphabet Soup, not sure of the background piece.
Blue Fern Studios chipboard "Born to be Wild" and "GR8"
Maya Road chipboard arrows
Tim Holtz rub-on numbers
Little Yellow Bicycle brads
Acrylic paints
Martha Stewart Gesso
I've been moving back to my love of rub-ons lately.  They work well with many of the mixed media techniques. Tim Holtz has some pretty good rub-ons tha…

Let's Go Fly A Kite! ... Graphic 45 By The Sea

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Since two of my grandgirls nearly live on the beach during the summer months, Graphic 45's By The Sea collection has fast become my favorite.  I need to stock up as it is some of the most classic of beach themed papers.

This is Little's first time flying a kite.  They were having difficulties getting the kite up and she just took over and showed them all how to fly a kite.

Noteables
The sun is a stencil that I had used a light yellow paint to create.  It didn't really pop so I went back and drew in the edges to give it a fun look.


Thread.  After reading about this new tread on the message board I decided to search it out.  I found some beautiful layouts using thread to add another dimension to your page.

Ingredients
Graphic 45 By the Sea collection
Blue Fern Studios chipboard
Prima flowers
Kaisercraft pearls
Tim Holtz alteration die sea horse, distress inks
Stencils, gesso
Lot's of fun detail cutting.

Here is one of my favorite childhood songs from Mary Poppins.  Enjoy!