Wednesday, January 30, 2013

You are snow cute

Hey again! This is my second post today. I'm trying to get my posts caught up since I'm a little behind in posting my newest layouts. I'm sorry about that and so grateful you are baring with me. This is a layout that I've done for the "Layer it up" challenge in the Flying Unicorn forums. The challenge being to use a minimum of six layers with the final layer being on top of the photo.
 A lot of layers and techniques on this page. I started by distressing all my layers with my Zutter distressing tool.  I've stamped a few random snowflakes on the background in Stazon Lavender. Masked snowflakes using Snow Tex as well as applying it randomly on the background. I love the texture it gives. While the Snow Tex was still wet I sprinkled it with Stampendous iridescent ultra fine glitter. I also did the same with the larger white chipboard snowflakes. This layout really sparkles irl. I wish that my photos were better, but it pouring down the rain here today and it's very gloomy so the lighting isn't good at all. I may have to come back and edit the photos the next sunny day we have. Anyway, I colored the lace by misting it with Tattered Angels "Popcicle" glimmer mist, then spritzed the background while I was at it.
 The Dusty Attic chipboard snowflakes were inked with the Stazon Lavender then heat embossed with clear iridescent embossing powder.
 For the final layer I masked a snowflake in the top right corner of the photo as well as overlapped the lower right corner with my cluster.
Thanks again! I really appreciate you!

Once upon a time

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful week. Today I'm sharing a new layout that I've done for the sketch #52 challenge over at Keeping the best... challenge blog. When I seen the sketch I loved it and knew that I had to play along. Here is the beautiful sketch designed by Svetlana Austin...
 And this is the layout I created...
For this layout I've used Prima's Romantique collection papers. Once again I used two different Martha Stewart border punches to go around the edging of my background. I think it gives the paper just a bit more shabby chic feel which I like, especially when you punch a few curves in the paper. For my paper doilies I used Martha Stewart corner punches around circles that I had cut with my Creative Memories circle cutter. I then inked all my edges with Tim Holtz distress ink in Vintage photo. I used Stampendous embossing powder in Pearl for my chipboard, then applied Stickles in Fruit Punch with my finger for a little glam. I have some close-ups...

 The crochet doily, antique lace, flowers, and ribbon are all from my stash. The pink pearls are by Zva, which I cut apart to place randomly in my clusters.
I'd also like to mention that Keeping the best is currently having a DT call. You can check the requirements and necessary details using the link.Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate your time and comments very much. I really enjoyed sharing with you today. Have a great day!

Monday, January 28, 2013

One fine day *LGS reveal*

Good morning and happy Monday! It's that time again, a brand new reveal over at Let's Get Sketchy! There's a fabulous new sketch up! It's so fun and versatile. For my layout I dug deep into my stash. I'm determined to get some of these older lines used up as I purge my hoard. There is so much new stuff coming out that I want, I have to make room. For this layout I used Making Memories Paper Reverie Sienne collection.
I distressed all my layers, giving some random punchs and masking to the background layer. The paper flowers are from Reneabouquets etsy, all the others are by Petaloo. The antique lace daisy chain and pearl strand are from my stash.

And here is this week's sketch...
Thanks for coming by! I hope you create your own layout and link up with us this week!

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Hello there! Hope everyone is getting to enjoy their weekend. The sun promises to show it's self here today and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm a little behind on posting my recent layouts on here so I'll be getting those posts ready then I'm heading outside to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine for a while. I was hoping to get all my posts ready yesterday, however that was before I had to spend 6 1/2 hours at the hospital. After that I just didn't have it in me to sit down and blog. Anyway, first thing today I'm sharing a layout that I've done for Stuck?!  based off  their January 1st sketch.
This is my layout...
I used Bo Bunny "Gabrielle" collection for this layout. I love this line and I've been hoarding it forever it seems. I used two different Martha Stewart border punches to create my background, then I inked the edges with Color Box Mix'd Media in Jasmine. I also stamped on the background for just a bit more interest. Here are a few close-ups of the details...

The flowers are a mix of Prima, Petaloo, and some from my stash. The foliage are Spellbinders and Cheery Lynn dies. The fairy resins and corner resins are by Prima. And the lace and doilies are from my hoard- I mean stash. lol I also added seed beads in random groups for a little color and texture.

And here is the fantastic sketch I used from Stuck?!
I hope you've enjoyed stopping by and spending some time with me today. I truly appreciate it.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Stay True *LGS Reveal*

Hey, scrappy friends! I trust everyone had a great weekend. Today I want to share the latest Let's Get Sketchy sketch which was revealed this morning.
And this is my take on this fun sketch...
I used Bo Bunny "Country Garden" for this layout. I distressed all my layers, then inked them with Tim Holtz "Vintage photo" distress ink.  I gave a few of the layers a bit of messy punch work with a couple Martha Stewart border punches. And I have a few close-ups of the details to share...
The flowers are a mixture of Manor House, Petaloo, Prima, and the small white ones are from my stash. I embossed the white roses with "iridescent ice" embossing powder, they really sparkle. I tucked a resin bird from Prima into the cluster and added liquid pearls in white opal here and there.
Thanks so much for stopping in and letting me share this reveal with you! Have an awesome day!

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Yay, it's the weekend! Happy Saturday, everyone! I have a layout to share today that I made using my November kit called Kharma from Scraps of Darkness. Such a gorgeous kit full of Bo Bunny and Graphic 45 papers. I did this layout for the "one little word" challenge  in the Flying Unicorn forum. The challenge being to choose one word for your title to describe what you would like to achieve this year. I chose the word "dare" and the quote that I wrote on the tag tucked under my photo says " If you dare nothing, when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained." This year I'd really like to step outside my comfort zone and test my limits. I designed my layout with some symbolisms for myself, I hope they don't sound too goofy. The little feather represents the need to test my wings more, the shutter is my comfort zone- I've placed it at my back as if I'm stepping out of it, the bricks represent obstacles that I may need to overcome for growth which is represented by the flowers outside the bricks. Having said all that I hope my layout makes more sense to you...
I've done some stamping and border punching on my layers. The stamp that I used is "Hex" by Prima. It's one of my favorites. The Martha Stewart punches I used are "Vintage floral", "Daisy", and "Wildflowers". I inked the edges on all my layers with "Black Soot" from Tim Holtz. For my bricks I took a piece of chipboard and cut brick shapes out, then I applied molding paste and white acrylic paint to give them some texture. I adhered them with pop dots for more dimension. Here are a few close-ups...
Thanks so much for coming by and spending some of your weekend with me! I appreciate your time and comments! Have a splendid weekend!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Her Royal Cheekiness

Good morning! This month in the forums at the Flying Unicorn, Tammy is hosting a "swirls and twirls" challenge. The requirement is to use at least three different types of swirls- aka flourishes- on your project. Here's a list to name a few: bling, stamped, masked, chippy, doodled, and diecut. For my layout there are flourishes on my Dusty Attic chipboard frame, my Cheery Lynn diecuts, and the  small flourishes I made using wire and lavender beads.
I used Prima's "Sweet Fairy" collection for this layout. One more collection used that I've been hoarding- yay! I've done some stamping, inking, embossing, and used a few Martha Stewart border punches. 
For the DA frame, I sprayed it with "popcicle" by Tattered Angels. Experimenting, I used a mask and gesso to add a little interest. Then inked a few of the edges with Stazon black. I then dabbed a bit of Lavender Stickles to dress it up so it didn't seem too grungy. Then to finish it out, I smoothed on a thin layer of Crackle Effects with my finger. The thin layer gave it just a subtle crackle that I wanted.

On the diecut swirls I added a touch of "star dust" stickles. They really sparkle irl. And I added my handmade bead swirls to my clusters.
You can see some of my stamping that I did randomly on the background. And the chipboard crown from Fabscraps that I inked gold then embossed with Ranger's Ancient Gold embossing powder in "Enchanted Gold", topping it off with a little bling.
Thanks so much for dropping in and letting me share this layout with you. I hope you have a terrific day!

Friday, January 4, 2013

All I want for Christmas...

Good morning, scrappy friends! Today I'd like to share a layout that I've done using a Mojo Monday sketch designed by Tammy for the Flying Unicorn. Every Monday they provide a sketch to get your creativity rolling. This is her amazing sketch:
I really liked the sketch so I stayed pretty close to it for my layout. Since I even stuck with the Christmas theme I'm entering it into the current challenge #120 "Santa Claus is coming" at Lasting Memories, which is to do a Christmas themed project. And this is what I created:
I used the "Twig & Berry" collection from Kaisercraft for my layout. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz "Black Soot" to distress it a little and help define the layers. I have a few close-ups of the details...
 For a little more sparkle I randomly stamped the background with metallic silver ink and bubble wrap. It doesn't show real well in the photos, but IRL it gives a nice sparkle.
For the flowers in my clusters I used red poinsettias from Petaloo, white poinsettias that I picked up from Michael's, and the smaller white roses are Prima. The red leaves and pine branches are from a floral pick that I took apart. The red ribbon with pearls is from my stash.
My Christmas tree I hand cut from a piece of chipboard. I spritzed and inked it till I got the colors I wanted, inking the edges a little darker. Then topped it off with a clear coat of embossing powder. With my hot glue gun I assembled my tiers, then trimmed it out with little doodads. For my star topper I inked it with metallic gold ink, then embossed it with gold embossing powder.
Thank you for taking the time to come see what I've been up to. Your time and comments are always appreciated. Hope you have a wonderful day.