Friday, April 24, 2015

Building a page from the scrap box

Every now and then I feel the need to scrap even
when I'm not
being inspired by a photo.
Gasp - I know.
I either find a base paper or sometimes
I plow through my scrap box to start the process.
This is my bucket of scraps and it seriously needs to be whittled down.
I found some scraps and papers that spoke to me and layered them up
and also used the branding strip as washi tape.
I usually design the mats and layer landscaped because that's how
I take the majority of my photos
although, if I do decide to use a portait photo I can
just flip the page around.
It's a this point I begin the hunt for a photo(s).
 I never know what direction it will really take until
after I find the photo.
In this case, I found a heritage photo that had
writing on the back and it just
truly struck my fancy.
I photographed the back of the photo and adhered it to the back of
the page with some washi tape
as was too huge to work it into the design.
I can't decide if its my Aunt's or Nana's handwriting
but it is chockful of info - people, address, parents (of the cousins)
and more or less the year.
It totally made me swoon.
On the front side things came together rather quickly
once I decided on a photo.
The tag has the journaling and can be pulled out and read.
It also points the info on the backside.
Looking at my dad and aunt when they were kids and
now we are all grown up and my aunt no longer with us, it made me
focus on the title because while its cool to move into
different stages of life - the photo does point out at how fast life moves.

Studio Calico, Echo Park, Kaiser Craft, Basic Grey
and my homemade enamel dots.


  1. looks amazing~love the bows at the bottom ( is that the TH/Sizzix die)? I have that die and have yet to make a bow!!! Love this one Lynn!!

    1. Its a studio calico die set. assembly required. LOL.

  2. absolutely beautiful!!!!! that gave me some ideas too...


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