Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Little bit of fussy cutting

Love the banner paper and
and as you can see its have the paper it used to be.
I decided it would be fun to fussy cut the
little banners.
And it was.
I also used a circle punch to cut out the adorable
critters to use an embellishment.
I whacked out 3 only 2 made it on the page.
The camera is a fussy cut as well from Shimelle's collection.
Some strips of paper and an adorable bow
that was glued to the page prior to picking out a photo
of fun on the playground.
My bad.
Used some pop dots on the banners and camera to give them a lift.
This was a fun page to do and I love how it turned out.

It was a great time with grandkids on the monkey bars
on the playground, at the campground
from the broken foot tour.

Lawn Fawn, Shimelle, Authentique.

I'll be out of pocket for a few days.
Miss me :)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Floaty as opposed to Floating embellishments

And doesn't that capture your attention.
In full disclosure this page is a jack from Soaphouse Mama or Ashli.
I love her stuff,
I stalk her stuff,
and whenever I need a shot of mojo 
I jack her stuff.
Thank you Ashli!

As you can see there are adorable little clusters of embellishments
in really fun layers.
These were very fun to do.
 tons of layering fun.....
 lots of scraps being used.....
And then I began putting the page together with the clusers.

And a "grid" happened.
I love the layers and the little clusters. The majority of the papers is Echo Park,
with some of my diecuts and Paper Issues Swag bag.
(AND...I used Ashli's idea of using writing paper as mats-love the soft and etheral look).

Anyhoo, in yapping with my pal April, I was pointing out that:
a. its a new look for me
b. it was fun to do
c. the clusters appear to be floating (not grounded) and
they're driving me nuts
My pal pointed out that while they weren't grounded they were "floaty" which
is completely different than "floating."
This was my face :|

I love this and Ashli can pull it totally off - where I'm in love and
when I try it maybe because its just me
I feel like they're floating.

You tell me - floaty or floating.........

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Circled it!!!

and please feel free to use a singsong voice.
Kinda like when you say "nailed it."

Now that the important stuff is out of the way...
I cut and 8 inch circle because I was tired of being square. (Yunk yunk)
And I broke out the sewing machine.
If you look close I'm having issues with the stitching
and I've tried everything to fix it.
If you know HOW PLEASE put me out of my misery and tell me!!
 It started out not being gesso'd, watercolored or stamped.
And somewhere along the line, things started happening on their own.
I'm finding I love my diecut goody box - just to have little things
already at the tip of your fingers without having to:
a. figure what die.
b. drag out the die for a one time deal.
c. obsessing over the paper/color.
Because I'm not obsessed with any of things anymore.
It's rather freeing.

So What we have here is Studio Calico (natch) Paper Issues Swag Bag 
which are totally the bomb.

Love the little clusters and mom can just journal wherever she wants.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Working with some really wild papers

This was actually the first try on working with the Graphic 45 papers
for my project over at OTR. I just wasn't feeling it and that's when I scrapped
this page and then created this page.
I do scrap by the seat of my pants, however, I beginning to love the 
challenge of reviving train wrecks.
Since I've been resusitating train wreck pages I figured I'd give this a go.
Especially since I had already had the mists and paints on the page by 
trying to add some texture with an onion bag and drips.
 Since there's so much drama in the background I decided 
some neutrality was called for.
I just couldn't decide how I wanted it to go.
I love rick rack and I love white. 
But...............
 I also decided that making my own die cuts was the way to go as well.
 What you don't see is that I did die cut some white
because the palette seriously needed a break in the color action.
 I also broke out some punches as well because it was fun
and fussy cut some big flowers for "filler."
I did add some liquid pearl that I'm still thinking about.
Love the pops of white and it was totally fun making my own embellishments.
Reminded me of the "old" days. LOL!
The doilies are Studio Calico and alphas - Basic Grey
the rest is Bohemian Bazaar.
And I have more where that came from.

The photo is of my gram and grandpop back in the day when 
they were dating - maybe. 
I'm just guessing its about 1927 because they were older (29) when they married.
Here they look young and in love.
And it lasted a long long time.

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