Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 2017 Round Robin

 I joined in on the Round Robin over at Swirlydoos this month. This was the challenge "It’s April, the month of Spring. This month we are going to embrace Spring cleaning, with a “Clean and Simple” layout but it has to be Swirly Style. How, let me explain it to you. Create a “Clean”(no mixed media)and “Simple”(minimal embellishments) layout but make it Swirly Style (flowers and embellishments)." I was on Team 2 for week 4 and my team mates gave me some great layouts to lift. The main things to lift off of my team mates was using some punch around the page punches, three photos and some chippies. You'll have to ignore a few little slip ups as I haven't quite mastered using the punch around the page punches yet. I've used three photos of our kids from a photo shoot they had done and chippies that I used under the edges of the photos as well as a chippie from my stash for my title. Here's the finished layout:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Time Flies!

I came across this photo of my girlfriend and I a few weeks ago and thought it was a great photo of the two of us and decided I should scrap it. I was thinking it wasn't taken that long ago until I actually sat down and thought about it. It would have been when my daughter was 2 or 3 years old. Well she just turned 26 this month. No wonder I thought we looked so good,it was taken 23 years ago, lol!

So for the background paper on this layout I used the Blue Fern Studios Stillness paper from the Tranquility paper collection. For the different layers of paper I used Blue Fern Studios  Jubilation paper from the Tranquility collection and also papers from Prima's Tales of You & Me collection. I popped the photo up with card board. I added Prima flowers from Prima's Princess Castle and Prima Blumen collections. I cut the title out on my Cricut machine and the Cameo was from my stash. I distressed and inked all of my papers and added the paint drips. I was quite happy at how the layout turned out. I'd love to hear your comments. Here's the finished layout....

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Guest Book

Doing another project for my son's wedding in June. I was in one of our local thrift stores in town picking up some plastic hangers and was walking back to the front counter to pay for them when I walked past this box with a bunch of miscellaneous things in it and saw a small book. I picked it up and found out it was a guest book that had never been used and they only wanted $1.00 for it. Since my son and his fiances had asked me if I could decorate up a guest book for their wedding, I thought this was perfect. The fabric store was next door to the thrift store so I went in there and picked up some lace and ribbon and came home and went to work decorating the book. The lace/ribbon/pearl string flower in the top left corner was one I made using a tutorial by Vicki Alberto a few years back. I kept wanting to use it on a layout or project but never quite found the right project to use it on until now and knew it would go perfect with this guest book! On the bottom right corner is this very pretty lace flower that I had in my stash from Meg's Garden that I had left over from when I was on their Design Team. For the back cover of the book I just used the lace and ribbon for tieing the book closed. I was really pleased at how it turned out, here's the finished project: