Thursday, May 27, 2010

Say Cheese!

Here is a 2 page layout I made at my weekend get-a-way Scrap-a-DoodleDoo Crop!  I've been holding on to this pictures for a little while - can't believe almost 2 years have gone by since they were taken - I LOVE the Handsome Men in my life!

I had 2 pieces of Cosmo Cricket Wanted papers - Kissin' Kate and Calamity Jane, that I've been holding onto for a while - I paired them up with a piece of the New wood veneer "paper" ( left layout) that I distress inked - with Ranger's Rusty Hinge( I think) - I colored the clear rhinestones on the parts of the Prima Swirl and the word "Together" with Terracotta Alcohol Inks by Ranger - LOVE THEM!

There is a piece of torn and Glimmer Misted ( can't create without the stuff!) corrugated cardboard on the bottom left layout that I've been carrying around since I used the other side of it on my FAMILY canvas back in January - I think it found the perfect home!

The Close to My Heart Chipboard numbers 2008 -covered easily with Ranger's copper Ink Dauber Paint - along with the cardboard from the Prima Flower pack - can you spot it?? ( Hint - left Layout) - ( Yes - I am a "Scrapper" that is why it is called Scrapbooking - is it not?? LOL!!

 Here are some close ups:             Doesn't the wood look great with the distress ink on the edges!
Lovin' the Lace at the bottom too! - I think it is Prima's -so so pretty!

 You can see how pretty the paper is - I think it goes so well with the colors in the photos too!

 We were all dressed up and on our way to my Grandmother's 90th Birthday Surprise Tea Party!
Phil had just come out of the hospital the day before after having hernia surgery - He looks pretty good don't you think!

 All of the stamped words are from a really cool Close to My Heart Stamp set - called Picture Perfect - Love what they added to the layout!

There's that Prima Packaging too! I put a piece of paper behind it to peek through the cut outs on the chipboard  - Reduce - Reuse - Recycle - I'm doing my part - and having fun doing it! LOL!

Scrapbook Etc. All About Me Challenge

The Challenge was "All Abut Me" - as scrapbookers (me included) don't usually scrapbook ourselves this took me "out of the box" and my comfort zone a little. (I do like the picture - especially since my son Jake took it!) 

BUT - I decided to have fun with this layout  - and, as I am sure you can tell - it is all about COLOR, TEXTURE and STUFF!  - LOTS of my Favorite Things!

Glimmer Mist - My "Elixir of Life" ( Lime Twist, Tiger Lily, Deep Purple and Pashmina) appears on the chipboard letters, date slide, and on the deep purple paper towel flower, lots of Prima Flowers, some Adirondack Alcohol Inks on the word DREAM and on the IMAGINE tag in lots of FUN colors!

Notice the Age on the title-well there is no hiding it - it is what it is -BUT-the little tag on the last number says "and holding"-- & I think I strategically placed it on the number so it kind of looks more like a "0" than a "9" - don't 'cha think?? LOL!! -

Like I said - I did have fun and I think I'd like to teach a class in the future to "allow" others to give themselves the opportunity and permission to scrap and record what is important to them,  or their favorite things when the photo that they use was taken.

Watch for info on a class in the future!

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