Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I am in a very spooky mood lately. 
First I bought ribbon
Then I made a scrapbook page.

Finally I crocheted this halloween treat Bowl.
This week I am going to work on a Halloween Mini Book and cards.  

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wedding Dresses

This layout was created for a challenge at Practical Scrappers Check them out they are an amazing resource.  I am starting to like one photo layouts.  Sometimes one fantastic photograph is all you need on a page.   The background paper is made by Best Creation, Inc.  The mattes are World Win Papers in creamy cocoa and spring green.  As well as Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry paper pad.  I created the tag myself.  The flowers, leaves and such came from Remember When Scrapbooking which is fantastic.  I love that store.  Oh and yes, on the white letter stickers  I did use Color Box CHALK inks in dark brown and yellow cadmium.  I am seriously considering switching to the Quick Quotes brand however.  As the foam pad came off  the yellow while I was inking which turned out to be very messy.

I created this layout of my daughter when she was a debutante for the local hospital.  She is wearing my old wedding dress.  The hospital did not allow lace or beading on the dress. so we had the bodice remade with simple white satin.  I took this photo in our backyard with my point and shoot. Which has sadly now died as a result of a fatal kayaking accident.  I went in the water and was fine.  Unfortunately, The camera didn't stand a chance.  But that is ok as I am very excited about getting a new DSLR camera.  Any suggestions? 

Espy, the designer for Craftology Studio, created the bodice for the dress.  She is incredibly talented and has more years experience in the L.A. fashion industry than I can remember.   Keep checking back as I will soon be posting the photo of the adorable windbreak she created for her family reunion.  She used Craftology Studio fabrics and trims.  It was truly something special it looked like it came right out of a fairy tale.

Create the world you imagine.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Breathless about my favorite things.

Here is a layout I created using some of my new favorite things. A big thank you to Practical Scrappers for the idea. First was Marah Johnson's Breathless Gate Die Cut. I really like this die cut. When I bought it, my mom as wondering how I was going to use it because it is so big. It did not take me long to figure out I wanted it in the background on my page. I layered it with three colors of paper: orange, purple and green. I outlined the key hole on the gate with a green glitter jelly roll pen (Sakura). If I could do it again I would use the white with glitter over it.

The SPOOKY letters are glitter punch outs. Which I inked using the Color Box CHALK in dark brown and the StazOn in jet black. I think StazOn smells like licorice. Yum. I created mats for my photos (to come soon) with purple rice paper and the leftover green from the background. The green I tore and inked with the brown and black. I stamped the "Danger do not Enter" on a leftover mat that I had been using to protect my desk while I inked some things with the Distress Ink in peeled paint on another project. I took the Halloween ribbon from Craftology Studio and cut the ghosts and pumpkins from it and matted them on white paper also inked with peeled paint. Some of these I mounted with pop dots for dimension. The cat and bats are from Jolee's boutique.

I really like the way the page turned out. I hope you enjoy.

Create the life you imagine -


My Favorite Products: (Today : )
Die Cut paper
Rice Paper
Craftology Studio Halloween ribbon
Distress Ink - peeled paint
Color Box CHALK - dark brown
Joelee's boutique