Saturday, January 30, 2010

Together Live and Believe
Philippians 4:3

Supplies: PP - Making Memories and 7 Gypsies, October Afternoon.  Doo-dads - Jenni Bowlin bingo card. Michael's Crafts believe. Making Memories XOXO, Ticket, letter stickers, and pin.  Prima jewel swirl.  Tools - Cuttlebug Emobossing Folder & sewing machine. 

I love this picture of my sister Deborah and her husband Matthew.  Such a sweet candid self-portrait. 

He Loves Me, He Love Me Not...I Love You!
(Picture taken by Dave Evans)

This picture was taken while I was on vacation visiting Dave and Jen, the year Josh and I were courting.  It holds so many memories of that time of my life.  It was on that week long vacation, I knew for sure Josh was the one God had prepared me for.

The picture was taken on Cascade Head on the coast of Oregon.

Dream Come True
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Journaling: Out in the Jeep with Dad, Dec 2009
I love the new collage printing option at Costco.  It worked perfectly for this layout!

I spray painted the Thicker Alpha Stickers brown.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A New Year and A New Blog

If you have clicked over from Outside The Box, welcome!  I have had a bit of time over the past few days to scrap with Jen.  Whenever I go to my sister's house to "play" I come home inspired and excited.  Some of my favorite pages get started over at her place.  I usually, for lack of time, end up finishing them at home. 

I love Jenni Bolen's papers and bingo cards with Making Memories' Valentine's Day embellies.

I love details... on this layout I created some splatters here and there of fluffed snow.

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Happiness...Home For Christmas 2009.  My father-in-law took me out on a Jeep off-road experience.  I love to find adventure in the simple pleasures of life.  This afternoon spent with my Dad was a dream come true.  I loved every minute of it! 

This stamped wooden garden stake was given to me by Jen years ago - really!  Years ago.  I have had it sitting on my scrap desk, in my pencil holder, ever since.  I've just been waiting to place it onto the perfect layout.

I hand stitched the swirl using a Bazzill chipboard as my guide. 
The vintage glass buttons were also little treasures I had been holding onto. 
Other fun techniques included:
Cuttlebug embossing folder on pattered paper as well as my chipboard title by Michael's Crafts (sweet $1 bargain).  Spraying my Prima paper flower with multiple layers of Maya Road and Smooch paint sprays.
Adding a vintage silk leaf to the flower. Making Memories' Vintage line has the cutest plastic flowers which worked well along with clear beads. Recycled tissue from a Christmas present created the perfect border and so did some packaging for matting the photo.

Some news... I was so thrilled my card was chosen by Patter Cross to be featured in an article at  Please check it out!