Friday, July 23, 2010

Shabby and Oh So Chic!

I was on such a roll last week with the two page layouts, it just kept going!  I put a few more together and just loved the results.  This page is called "I adore you" and it's both shabby and chic!

I used K&Company paper from their Margo line, hand punched the flowers, cut the leaves on my Cricut using the Zooballoo cartridge, and inked it all up!
The title is a bit of a hodge-podge.  The "adore" is straight out of the package of K&Co chipboard embellishments that match this paper line - I simply added a little bit of brown ink around the edges.  The letter "I" is from the same pack.  However, it was in a print that didn't coordinate with these particular papers.  My green chalk ink wouldn't cover the shiny print, but because it's a symmetrical letter it didn't matter which side I used.  So I flipped the letter over, wrong side up, and peeled the adhesive backing off.  Then I took my olive green ink pad and saturated the exposed chipboard and VIOLA!  A matching letter!  :)  The Y, O, and U letters are from a package of lime green letters.  I applied chalk ink directly to them and it covered the lime quite nicely.

After machine stitching my photo mats, I added some ribbon, put some olive green pearls in my flower centers, added a couple little touches and it was done.  I love the colors and think it's got a great vintage style.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Back to the Basics

Hi everyone,

Well it's been a crazy summer for me.  Crazy in a good way, but still crazy nonetheless!  Between summer camps, day trips, paperwork for my fiance's business, planning our summer vacation, building up my etsy store, and trying to keep things posted on eBay, it's been busy.  Oh, and don't forget doing the laundry, making it to twice weekly yoga classes, walking the dog, and whipping up all those homemade meals, too!  LOL!

Anyways, last week I got the inclination to put aside the album I was working on and have my go at a 2 page layout.  Not a far stretch, I agree, considering that's what I normally make for my local scrapbook store's design team.  But putting together a layout once a month for a store display isn't quite the same as making one that will actually end up in a scrapbook.   Once I got myself going, I couldn't stop!  I think I'm up to eight since last Thursday, which is pretty impressive considering my schedule.  So here's a look at some of them, let me know what you think:

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