Friday, December 30, 2011

This is another layout for LSS, I made this for a baby girl but you could use it for a mom, aunt, sister, friend, etc. Notice the extra LARGE tag on this one. I have had it for a while and kept thinking there was something fun I could do with it. Since using it here I now have other ideas for big tags so stay tuned......

Another look, I used the brown paper base to help tie in the brown on the patterned paper. It has a distressed look within the blue and pink stripes so I added more around the outside edges after I cut the patterned paper with a Cricut cart.

A closeup of the pretty flower cluster. You could use the doily for either a picture or journaling. 

Here's a closeup of the flower cluster at the bottom left. If you look closely you can see the end of the large tag and the hole in that tag.

The bottom right has this beautiful, glittery butterfly.  I can't wait to use more of these on pages, too!
SSSOOO much fun!
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Here's a layout for LSS, of a baby boy's page. Not sure I'm liking how my paper distressing turned out (first attempt), I think next time I won't make it quite as jagged. Maybe needs to be more subtle? What do you all think?
I misted the patterned paper with Denim Blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, added a brown satin ribbon that I hand pleated and then added  a printed ribbon at the bottom of that and over the top of a sheer blue striped ribbon with two onesie shirt brads. The other embellies are  Baby Boy sticker letters put on same colored cardstock and then trimmed out with decorative scissors, buttons, baby shoe brads and finally a copper tin bear was attached at the bottom left corner.
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Friday, December 23, 2011

Santa Postcard L/O

This is for the LSS, when I saw this paper I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. Now I'm going to have to make one for me! I'm really happy with how this came out. Two pockets this time!

Closeup of the berry/holly pick and the poinsettias. Used a folded over doily at the top of the mats and just wiped across it with a dye ink pad to give it some color.

Closeup of the other set of berr/holly/poinsettias. At the bottom is a die cut border strip.

This is the last of my Christmas items for this year. :(

I am on to doing other things so stay tuned! I will be working on some Valentine's things soon and then I will post them. I have lots of fun things in my head planned so we will see if they turn out like I am hoping for and then you guys can all tell me what you think. Hopefully I can inspire you to do something like them!
Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year!
Thanks for all your thoughtful ideas and comments, they are all very appreciated.
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

This is another fun layout I did for LSS.
LOVING the colors and how the gold tulle adds that extra touch of sparkle.

Really like this size of poinsettias.
They white just add that little bit of pop you don't expect it to.

The pearls add the bit of "glam" I like so well.

You can see where I fussy cut around the pattern in the paper. I wasn't sure it was really going to work but I think it looks a bit whimsical here. Not real fond of green but these papers really worked well together. I may have to start using this green more.
TFL, please leave me a comment or two on your favorite layouts, I always enjoy reading your thoughts on my pages.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Blue Icicle and Snowflake L/O

Done for the LSS display, but I may have to do one of these for my stash as well. Really love how this came out, too.
White CS, direct-to-paper with a Brilliance blue pad, added glittered snowflakes, beaded trim at the top to resemble icicles and beautiful teal glittered leaf pick and white glittered poinsettias. Layered the photo mat on top of white doily (really liking these, too lately).

Closeup of the corner adornment

Closeup of the glittered snowflakes

Closeup of the beaded trim, glittered snowflakes, and doily
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Beautiful Blue Poinsettia L/O

Another L/O for LSS display.
This is along the same lines as the pink layout. I used white CS, direct-to-paper blue Brilliance ink pad. Used the same around the photo mats. Added white poinsettias, took an ornament apart and used part of it in the top left corner, added teal blue tulle and pearls intertwined at the top of the page and the bottom right corner of the other photo mat.

Closeup of the corner adornment

Closeup of the other corner adornment, tulle and beads
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Monday, December 19, 2011

Pink Christmas Layout

YAY! Another layout for me! Well, for my stash anyway. Not sure if I am going to keep the silver letters here or not. Thinking maybe a pink would be better but have to get some or cut some out and see. Thoughts?? Suggestions?? I'm open, I never glued the letters down yet just laid them on here to see how it would look.
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Christmas Mitten Card

This is a 5 x 5 white card base, layered the snowflake paper, added lace and pearls at the top and glued on mitten ornaments adorned with ribbons. Added the sentiment outside and then one inside. That's it. Super quick!
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Angel Christmas Cards

Used marbled paper for card base, layer the angel paper, add pearls, ribbons, lace, and my handmade doily rosettes, stamp a sentiment and your done.
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Altered Letter

How about this for a super quick gift? Use any letter you want, this is from chipboard and can be purchased at Michael's, Hobby Lobby, local craft stores, etc. Just cover with whatever pretty scrapbooking paper you want and adorn as you choose. I punched some snowflakes out from a coordinating paper and then blinged it up with some stickles. Distress the edges with dye ink. I used Ancient Page Slate Gray on this one.
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Altered Recipe Tin

Front of the recipe tin. I used a white tin lunch box for the base that you can get at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. I covered the whole thing with the pretty pink snowflake paper, added lace and the ribbon roses.

Side view.

Back view. (Back needs to be just as pretty)

The other side.

Top shot

Another shot of the front, the handle is adorned with coordinating ribbons.

Another shot. This is at the LSS on display. The inside has the divider cards, no pic again :(
They have a round punch folded over and adorned with a punched out snowflake from the paper.
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Friday, December 9, 2011

More Christmas Cards

Really on a Christmas card roll now!! These are super easy and great if you are needing a lot! Use the same snowflake stamps, white cardstock, different dye based ink, sponge a lighter base color on then over-stamp snowflakes with same ink. Layer on black then onto kraft colored card stock base. Add a punched black scalloped oval and black picot ribbon. Stamp or hand write your sentiment and you're done! Great if you do assembly-style stamping for Christmas cards!

The Red one


Beautiful Green



And the best part is, there is no exact placement of the snowflakes, but you do want to stamp off your page to make it look random. Better yet, for the sake of time ink and stamp a full 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock for each color (for as many as you need) and then stamp away. Cut them up and mount them on the black.
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