Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Trail Blazer

On a recent visit with family we headed over to Hershey Park. The littlest one was FINALLY big enough to go on a real roller coaster. The whole time she rode she refused to let her Daddy hold her hand and she kept insisting "I'm a big girl now!"

Patterned Paper is Chatterbox, Crate Paper and October Afternoon. The layout was featured in the May issue of Scrapbook News and Review.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Art reminds you...

I did this tag at the beginning of May for the front page of Scrapbook News and Review.
Colored cardstock with 3 Distress Stains then ran through my Cuttlebug with the Script embossing folder.
Added a little bit of shine with some Shimmerz over the raised text, made flowers using book text and my Tim Holtz floral die.
The stems and leaves were backstitched using embroidery floss. And finally printed out the quote on Vellum and attached with Glossy Accents.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Moment of Pure Perfection

My husband recently bought a new camera. Which means he follows us EVERYWHERE with it. I can't complain though, he is giving me some great shots to work with.

This layout was done on a piece of recycled cardboard that I distressed. Using Gel Medium I applied torn strips of patterned paper. Followed it up with a very light layer of gesso, then modeling paste in spots for added texture. Light was of blue acrylic paint and then Chalkboard Mist by Tattered Angels.
Stencils by Club Scrap.
This layout was published in the May issue of Scrapbook News and Review

I can hear the little one's goggle every time I look at it.

Monday, June 13, 2011


Recent layout published in the May issue of Scrapbook News and Review.

Oldest DD and Youngest at the Aquarium in Charleston SC.
Oldest is giving me the look that says "Really, I have to smile AGAIN?"

I used the BoBunny Mammarazzi line for paper. Distressed with a bit of paper tearing and gesso. Spritz with Smooch ink & Glimmer mist.

At least she laughed when I showed her the finished product. I'm glad they are such good sports about the whole pic taking/ scrapping for a lifetime thing :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Art Colors Life

I have to say that this is about my most favorite saying about art. It's true though--can you imagine living without it.

This card was published in the April Issue of Scrapbook News and Review. The background is just several colors of Distress Stains that I pounced on my craft mat and rub cardstock in until I was happy with. Stamps from Oxford Impressions and Club Scrap. A few little flourish rub ons and butterfly transparencies and finished off with a rub of Shimmerz.

Have a great day and make sure your life stays colored

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Believe x2

So I am really really like this Believe quote I used the other day. When my girlfriend's art journal showed up in my mailbox for me to work on I knew she needed her own version as well.
Text for the base layer,, covered with gesso, sunny yellow paint and some stamps colored with Pitt pens.
The flower is a toner copy gel medium transfer. I have always had hit or miss with them, with more misses than hits. I just opened a brand spanking new jar of gel medium and I just HAD to believe it would work this time.
Once I breathed my sigh of contentment that it did, I added some drippage, colored the chipboard letters with more Pitt Pens and blended some more in with my finger.

Some days you really just got to BELIEVE!