puppy love and paper hearts

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

winter wonderland

I am starting to feel like winter may actually get here. The desert doesn't really have a winter, it will cool off, but doesn't get cold. Our low temperatures during the day in winter are often in the mid 60's. Nice and cool, but not exactly wintery!
I created this in a "hopeful" wintery frame of mind. The mountains here do get snow, sometimes a fair amount, so we go play in the snow a couple of times when we can. My son loves it until he is cold and wet! This layout will work beautifully for some sledding pictures, maybe a snowball fight?

This fun layout has lots of different embellishments. I collected a bunch of things I thought might work and then over several days arranged and rearranged until I got it where I was happy with it.
I added shimmer with Glimmer Mist, on the mats I used Apple and Pieces of Heart, both are gorgeous!
On the tiny roses I used Marshmallow, on the larger flowers I used Turquoise, Pieces of Heart , Dragonfly, and Marshmallow.

It was really fun putting this together. I have listed it in my ebay shop, http://stores.ebay.com/Pretty-Papers-Pretty-Ribbons. There are lots more photos on the listing. Always feel free to ask any questions!
Have a blessed day~

Saturday, October 9, 2010

beachy fun...

Paperbag albums are so much fun for me. I think it's because you can make something amazing out of something so mundane (although useful!).  This is my newest album.
I wanted a vintage, beachy theme so I used Graphic 45 papers from their Boardwalk line. Their papers are so rich and full of color and texture. They are really a joy to work with. Of course Tattered Angels figures prominately in here as well, I have used lots of Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glm, chipboard, card sets, etc. .
There is also elements from October Afternoon; papers, Jenni Bowlin; papers, embellishments, Prima, some beautiful crocheted flowers made by my friend, Denise; and always, always, ribbons. (shouldn't the world be tied around the middle, prettily, with a lovely ribbon?
I really enjoy the beach, although we don't get there very often. I have had great fun over the last couple of months scouting homes on the ocean. I was really surprised at how inexpensively you can pick up oceanfront homes with a bit of work. They may be small and need some work and updating, but it is something to consider....
I try to add lots of tags to my albums because I like to add little snippets of info, maybe a funny thing that happened on the way. They are also a great way to add small pictures, or maybe one that you have cropped down. The pockets that the tags tuck into are also fun for event tickets, programs, postcards, or other keepsakes you wish to include.
I had to laugh at the bathing suits in this pics. My son (12) came in at some point and wanted to know why I didn't have a bathing suit like that???? I explained they really didn't sell them any more and besides, they weren't really attractive, were they?
You have to give the ladies in these old photos some points for courage though. They were quite risque in their day. Go for it, Girls!
I did post this album in my ebay store. ;o)
God Bless,all!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I have been a busy bee!

I haven't posted for a while as I was busy creating a few things. I decided to submit some items for the Tattered Angels Design Team (definitely stretching my wings here!) and have been busy buzzing away in my scraproom! Never having submitted a darn thing before, it was most difficult to decide what to do. I ending up doing what I am comfortable doing for most of the pieces, they had requested 5 different items.
This little album was not one of those comfortable things! I usually am creating things (albums, layouts, cards) for other people and rarely make anything for myself or even scrapbook my family.
The edges of the cover are aged with Copper Kettle Glimmer Glam, I love how that turned out.
So this little album is for me. ;oD I am really happy with the finished result. I did all of the pages with different methods (read experiments) of using Glimmer Mist products. The chipboard letters above started out pink. I just kept adding pools of glimmer Mist little by little and letting them swirl together and dry. They turned out really pretty! I used Glimmer Glam around the edges of the page to add depth and more glimmer. The stamped images in the back are done with Tattered Angels stamps.

I made the album with the chipboard packaging that comes with Prima flowers and chipboard backing that came with some Basic Grey ribbons. I used alcohol inks on the right side of the page here from Ranger. The edges of the pages are darkened with the Copper Kettle Glimmer Glam again here.

These two I used the pooling process, but also did some blotting to get the colors where I wanted them. The colors in here are Glacier, Sapphire, Sea Glass and Denim.
These two pages are glimmered (sprayed) with a number of layers and colors. I wanted to see the green background, but obliterate most of the lettering.
I will keep adding the other projects over the next few days. It was really fun to just create things because I wanted to and let my imagination go. The only restriction was that I needed to use Tattered Angels products, but that wasn't hard at all since I love them!
Have a blessed day!