Archive | October, 2010

Another Baby Shower Gift

28 Oct

This is a door hanging that went with the cute bear card I posted previously.  LOTS of glitter went into this one.  All the edges, the buttons, and the stickers all have glitter.  It looked way cuter in person than the picture, but oh well-you get the idea.  I thought this was an appropriate gift as she already had two very rambunctious little boys, and they could probably use a reminder to be quiet when little sister is sleeping!  🙂

Published Layouts x 5!

28 Oct

Holey Moley gang!  Just got an email from Scrapbook News and Review.  I had submitted 5 scrapbook layouts and a card for publication.  I had previously listed that the card was being published, but had given up on the layouts.

I got an email today and all five layouts are being published.  That’s six projects for their biggest issue of the year. WAHOO!

Beautiful To Me

7 Oct

OK, my NEW favorite, favorite.  🙂  I love this layout.  This is one of my very favorite pictures of The Princess, AND the Restoration line by Crate Paper was the one I wanted the most out of the new summer lines.

Archivers didn’t have any of the embellishments, so I jazzed up some of the diecuts by applying clear embossing powder to each diecut to add some shine.  I also stamped a Studio Calico butterfly all over the pink paper and embossed with clear embossing powder to add a little more texture to the paper.  I made a little flower out of some Melissa Frances ribbon to put on top of one of the diecuts, and added Jenni Bowlin gems to the top. The title is from the lyrics of a song (which is currently playing in my head), but not sure who sings it.


Here is a close-up of the butterflies:


Finally We Meet

7 Oct

Just realized I never posted this layout here.  It is one of my favorites-not just for the memorable occasion (mom meeting weebo for the first time in person), but for the cool new technique I tried.  Got this idea from Doris Sander at Jenni Bowlin.  I took Jenni Bowlin Co’ordinations cardstock, spread gesso thinly over the top with a credit card, and then sanded it off to show the raised design.  I also got to play with Pink Paislee twill pleated ribbon to make the border and flower and was finally able to find a home for my very favorite vintage button (from the stash from my grandma and great-grandma.) Another tip: I love to use shaped paper as a template to create my own shaped papers and the beauty is, the leftover scraps of paper make for perfect punched butterflies!  🙂

Supplies used: Patterned paper (Jenni Bowlin), ribbon (Pink Paislee), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), Pins (Maya Road), Letter stickers (October Afternoon, American Crafts), gesso, gray cardstock, vintage button


6 Oct


Another card published!  One of my all time favorites; a thank you card I made a while back.  They were looking for cards that started with a black base, and this one fit the bill so I submitted it!

Anyway, love getting this kind of happy email today!