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 Scrapbook.com.  Please check it out!


  1. I don't even remember that garden stake... is it too late to ask for it back? ;)

  2. Love your new blog! These creations are INCREDIBLE! Girl, you are gifted! Runs in the family, huh?? :)