Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sitting Pretty


I mostly used Little Yellow Bicycle papers for this layout.  I wanted a quilt-like pattern to the paper so I used a square punch to punch out several pieces from different papers.  I popped some of the squares up and added some heart stickers, a brad, and some buttons.  I hand-stitched some blue thread between the squares.  I also traced the title with black ink to make it pop a little more.





This is one of my favorite photos of my mom.  I used Graphic 45 papers and tried to layer it without taking too much away from the photo.  Added some Prima flowers and rhinestone swirls for some bling and glamour.  I also added some brads from the Bo Bunny line as well as some K & company embellies. 

On a side note:  this is the original photo, after I scrapbooked it I had a freakout moment realizing I had no copy!  I mean what if I wanted to eventually frame it and hang it up on the wall?!?!  But I love the layout and realize that it was a photo that was stashed away untouched and unappreciated and so I found a little peace knowing that one day that picture may be in the hands of a great, great, great, great grandchild and I put focus on such a beautiful photograph!  WIth that being said, I will always make sure I have a copy scanned (just in case) even if I choose to scrapbook the original. I also can suggest using photo corners as well rather than adhering the photo to the cardstock (I did this but then decided to glue a flower over the pic!!!).

Halloween Layout


This is a layout of my DH carving pumpkins.  I added the burlap to give the layout a little texture.  I mostly used Graphic 45 papers for this layout and cut the little witch girl out from one of their cardstock lines.  I also made some brads using photos we took of the pumpkins so that I could incorporate them into the picture without taking the focus off of my DH.


My family


I wanted to design a vintage scrapbook page for a photo of my dad and his siblings and mom.  I mostly used Graphic 45 paper and really tried to layer behind the picture.  I also used tissue paper from 7 gypsies and some fabric as well to give a little more texture.  This also was my first attempt at painting my cardstock…while I wasn’t completely happy with the results, I felt it gave a little more dimension to the layout.



Kitty layout


I love my lynx point siamese.  She has the prettiest, roundest, bluest eyes I’ve ever seen.  I wanted to scrapbook a picture that captured her eyes and luckily I found a fisheye photograph of her that my husband took.  I hand-stitched hearts into the cardstock and photo to draw focus to her.  It was a really simple layout that took forever because of the hand-stitching!