Sunday, May 19, 2013
Spring has sprung and the flowers are in bloom! Join me in this fabulous class featuring Graphic 45’s beautiful “Secret Garden” collection. In addition to the G45 papers, we will be decorating a 6”x6” Fold-Out Tag and Pocket Album by Pinecone Press.
The class will be held at Scrapbooks Plus in Chantilly, VA on Saturday, June 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you are in the Northern Virginia area and would like to attend, please visit the Scrapbooks Plus class page by clicking here.
This fantastic album opens to reveal pockets, flaps and tags just waiting to be embellished. In this class you will use flower layers to create a beautiful 3-D flower and you will assemble/create pockets for tags and memorabilia.
I hope to see you there!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
I would like to congratulate my beautiful daughter on graduating with honors from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. (Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design)
We attended the ceremony on Saturday, May4th in Harrisonburg. The day could not have been more perfect!
Here are a few photos from this very special day...
My daughter with my husband. Such a proud papa!
The artsy graduating class decorated their caps.
Love her hands. I remmber when I used to hold them to teach her to cross the street as a little one.
My mom set up this shot. That is some necklace my mother is wearing!
Congratulations my little pumpkin!
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Saturday, April 27, 2013
I have had the pleasure of designing monthly calendar page classes for Graphic 45 using the Place in Time collection. The classes are held at Scrapbook stores around the world and it is so exciting to be able to see everyone with their finished projects.
I wanted to share a few photos from the Graphic 45 Facebook page of some of the wonderful ladies and Scrapbook stores who have participated this year.
"Kazmos Kreationz in Cranbourne Vic Australia with their January Classes! Happy faces!"
These lovely ladies are from Scrapbook It Page by Page in North Sioux City , SD
The wonderful group is from Pages in Time in Lititz, PA.
"Scrapbook Nook in Kent, WA looking gorgeous with their April Place in Time layouts!"
I hope everyone enjoyed the class and I look forward to sharing photos from the May classes next month.
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Friday, April 26, 2013
I couldn’t wait to use this gorgeous chipboard frame from the Dusty Attic deVine Frame Set (DA0733). I colored the frame by spraying several coats of Pinecone Glimmer Mist. I embellished my frame using Dusty Attic Roses (Chocolate - DA0972, Latte Cream 1 cm - DA0960 and Whisper Blue #651X - DA0969), Dusty in Bloom Flowers (Blue Bonnet - DA0807) and Dusty Rose Leaves - DA0962.
I created several layers including doilies (Bo Bunny) and patterned paper (Authentique) which was altered using punches, folding and tearing techniques.
Here you can see the lovely little roses in latte and blue. To finish my page, I added drops of liquid pearls.
Photo Credit: Chaiwat
Thanks so much for visiting with me today.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
I have a fun share for you today. I used the French Country collection from Graphic 45 to create this layout which features a chipboard wicker fence (DA0864) from The Dusty Attic.
I used several colors of Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Scattered Straw) to create the finish on the fence.
The banners in this collection are out of this world gorgeous! I used them to create a festive embellishment across the top of my page.
Here is a closer look at the chipboard wicker fence. I couldn't think of a more perfect embellishment to coordinate with this paper collection. I fussy cut the flowers and rooster to add dimension. I finished my design by placing a few pieces of French Country chipboard around the girl in the photo.
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Monday, April 15, 2013
Today I am sharing a layout spotlighting my little love...Chance. You will be seeing a lot more of him as my daughter set up a mini photo shoot which yielded the cutest photos ever!
I used two beautiful flourish designs from The Dusty Attic to showcase his photos.
I added a soft whispy branch and mini roses from Prima.
The "So Noted" collection came with gorgeous sticker embellishments. I decided to use this simple sentiment as the title for my page.
My favorite technique to color chipboard is spouncing or dabbing because of the textured look it creates. First, I used Ranger Ink - Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Brights - Pool to apply color sparingly over the chipboard. I then topped the color with Ranger Ink - Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber - Earthtones - Snow Cap.
To finish my page, I added another beautiful sticker from the "So Noted" collection just below Chance's photo.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
My daughter surprised me this weekend and came home for a visit from college. She will be graduating in just 4 weeks! I can hardly believe it.
I love this photo of her on her 16th birthday. I had new papers from Carta Bella's So Noted collection which I have been itching to use.
The fan was made from the June Calendar Cut Aparts sheet from Graphic 45's Place in Time collection. The flowers are Prima and the beautiful chipboard flourishes are from The Dusty Attic.
Here you can see the finish on the chipboard clock and flourish. I used Dylusions' Vibrant Turquoise ink spray which really gives deep, rich color. I think I may pick up a few more colors. I love it!
Aren't all the papers beautiful! The "My Thoughts Today" sentiment sticker is also from the So Noted collection as well as the banners and journaling label. I fussy cut the brown border that you see around my photo mat from the collection as well.