Thursday, May 30, 2013

Time With Daddy using Graphic 45

Oh boy did I have fun working with the French Country collection! But then again I have always been a huge fan of Graphic 45! As you can see I layered three papers as my base. . On the top layer I added some punched pieces. Yes I said punched pieces. I punched a bunch of borders using Martha Stewarts doily punch. Then I cut them into individual pieces and adhered around the paper. I wanted just the tip of the pieces to show. Next I cut out a scalloped circle and applied liquid pearls. I then cut a circle that would fit in the scalloped circle. Again I applied the punched pieces. Next I wanted a doily, so I used the English Tea Party Cheery Lynn die. Then I matted my photo and adhered more punched pieces. For the bottom of the layout I added two punched border strips. Now to the fun part. I loved cutting out all those sunflowers. I just kept adding them. Then I used some of the cardstock banners. Now here is the layout:

I hope you found inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Secret Garden Shadowbox

Today I have an altered shadowbox to share with you. It is for a swap at We had to use the Secret Garden collection by Graphic 45. Now I tell you, I have never altered a shadowbox before. Wow was it an undertaking. I am so glad it is finished! I made all the flowers by hand. I was going to do a bunch of roses but they were taking forever and I had a deadline, so I had to start using punched flowers. You probably can't tell in the picture but all the flowers were stamped with white ink. I used a few Prima resin pieces, but everything else is from the Secret Garden collection. Anyway here is my shadowbox. Note, it is cloudy here today, so I had to lay the box down to get a decent picture.

I hope you enjoy my little shadowbox. Thanks for stopping by!  

Monday, May 6, 2013

Happiness with Blue Fern Studios Chipboard

Hello again! I am back on a roll creating again! It makes me so happy that I have time to scrapbook again. Today I have a layout using a Blue Fern Studios chipboard word, and of course the word is Happiness.  I am certainly in love with their chipboard! The papers for this layout are from the March Swirlydoo's kit. Most of the the papers are from the Prima Engraver collection. The white board looking paper is from Kaisercraft. I started by punching the Kaisercraft paper with a Martha Stewart punch. I then did some stitching with my sewing machine. No need to be perfect. I then punched a circle with my Martha Stewart circle punch. Next I cut a circle for inside the punched circle. For the chipboard piece I first applied gesso with my fingers and then applied Honey Amber Silk glaze. Most of the flowers are from Prima, but there are a few from Kaisercraft, and a few from my stash. The burlap pieces were from a trim I received in my kit from Swirlydoo's. The leaves were from my stash. At the very bottom you will see that I punched some strips with another Martha Stewart punch. Well that's about it. Here's my layout:

If you have any questions just drop a note in my comments. Thanks for stopping by!