Friday, October 18, 2019

Capture and Treasure These Moments


This month’s Mediums Kit from Très Jolie contained a chipboard frame album, a package of chipboard words, a package of flowers and a ton of mediums to play with.

The flowers put me in mind of a few photos that my daughter-in-law took ten years ago when Miss S. was just a few months old. She had been experimenting with some of the features on her new camera and came up with a wonderful photo effect.
I selected three of the photos and decided to turn the frame album into a wall hanging.



Using the stencil that came in the kit, I applied the Mousse Paste all around the “frames” to create a brick pattern.
Once this was set, I applied the Twinkling H2O watercolor all around, drying with my heat tool as I went along.

I already used some of the chipboard words on several layouts this month; I deliberately put these aside for this project. I treated the words with the Glimmer Paste. I thought the results were a bit too bright to match the rest of my project, so I toned them down with more of the Twinks.

I wanted to print out my photos a little bigger than the frames would allow, so I layered some packaging under the images and glued them down.

And now for the embellishing… First, the words were glued down above the photos. Next, I dusted off my glue gun and used hot glue to fasten the flowers down.

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*****Supplies*****

Scrapberry’s – Basic Materials – Picture Perfect Frame #SCB27064

***Embellishments***
Prima – Flirty Fleur Collection – Flower Embellishments – Simplicity #634506
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Small Moments Border Words – 5 Pcs

 ***Tools***
Creative Embellishments – Cracked Brick Stencil

***Mediums***
Creative Imaginations – Luminarte – Twinkling H20’s – Shimmering Watercolors – Scarab Beetle #26364
Nuvo – Mousse Paste – Black Ash #811N
Nuvo – Festive Season Collection – Glimmer Paste – Seaweed Quartz #963N

***Other***
Beacon – 3-In-1 – Advanced Craft Glue
Darice – Low Temp Mini Glue Gun w/Trigger #10882

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Strength Is in You


This is the last of four layouts that I created during my long scrappy weekend, again using the October kit from Très Jolie.

The two women in the photo are mother and daughter, probably in the early 1940’s. They were neighbors of my father’s family and later mine; that house in the background is where I grew up.
I never knew the younger woman; she died in an accident in 1945, a year before I was born. I did know the older woman and her husband, using the courtesy titles of “Aunt” Cora and “Uncle” John. They actually served as surrogate grandparents; as a toddler and beyond, I was always welcome in their house for cookies and conversation.



Rather than using packaged flowers to embellish my page, I decided to use the images that I had fussy cut and inked earlier, layering the pieces with small pieces of packaging in between to create dimension.

The lace under the photo was given to me by my hostess, Maggi Harding.

I took a couple of the resin pieces that were included in the kit and inked them to give them an aged look.

Once more, I took the title of my page from the Quotes sheet.

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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
Craft O’Clock – Vintage Bisou Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet 4
Craft O’Clock – Vintage Bisou Collection – Quotes
Craft O’Clock – Vintage Bisou Collection – Extras to Cut

***Embellishments***
ScrapBerry’s – Molded Resin Embellishments – French Journey 4 Pcs #SCB26001010
Lace

***Mediums***
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Mini – Gathered Twigs #TDP40002

***Other***
ScōrTape – ½”
Art Institute – Dries Clear Designer Adhesive

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As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Memories


This is the third of four layouts that I created during my long scrappy weekend, again using the October kit from Très Jolie.
The photo features the same couple who I featured in my first page, many years later. My Great-Grandmother is second from the left; she’s standing between her two sisters, Tae and Meg. My Great-Grandfather is the gentleman in the center sporting that fabulous mustache.
My Grandmother is the lady holding the baby: my Uncle Jack. On her left is my Great-Aunt Peggy; on her right is my Great-Aunt Anna. (No one could remember the identity of the lady on the end.)



I began by fussy cutting various images and inking the edges before arranging them on a piece of packaging to serve as a background. My hostess, Maggi Harding, supplied the burlap that I needed to change the elegant look of the paper to something a little more rustic. I cut another piece of paper a bit larger than my photo to serve as matting and layered it with more packaging to give it some dimension.

I took the chipboard leaf corner from the Cards kit and a title word from the Mediums kit and coloring them with Kaisercraft ink in Forest, then using Cat’s Eye ink in Pumpkin Spice around the edges.

I went over the flowers with the same inks before gluing them down to the corner of my photo.

And there you have it: one more quick – and easy – layout…
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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
Craft O’Clock – Vintage Bisou Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet 2
Craft O’Clock – Vintage Bisou Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet 3
Craft O’Clock – Vintage Bisou Collection – Project Life Cards
Craft O’Clock – Vintage Bisou Collection – Extras to Cut


***Flowers***
49 and Market – Country Blooms – Ginger #CB-88480
49 and Market – Blossom Blends – Linen #BB-86226

***Embellishments***
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Fall Leaves Corner
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Small Moments Border Words
Burlap

***Mediums***
Kaisercraft – Kaiser Ink Pad – Forest #IP748
ColorBox – Cat’s Eye – Fluid Chalk Ink Pad – Pumpkin Spice #18310
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Mini – Gathered Twigs #TDP40002

***Other***
ScōrTape – ½”
Art Institute – Dries Clear Designer Adhesive

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As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Hold the Day


I decided to use the October Très Jolie sketch to create the second of my “away” layouts. The kit included a package of 12 x 12 corrugated sheets along with some pretty chippies from Creative Embellishments and a gorgeous paper collection from Craft O’Clock, a company from Poland.


This is another quick & easy page.


First, I used ScōrTape to adhere the corrugate to a piece of packaging to give my finished layout some stability. Next, I tore the paper into a few pieces, keeping about 2/3 of the sheet whole. While I was at it, I tore a few bits from a second sheet of the corrugate.



 I played around with the pieces until I was satisfied with their placement and glued them to some packaging.
I attached the large piece of the paper to the base, and then added the matting. The photo was taped to some packaging for dimension and then glued down.

I added flowers, some from the Très Jolie kit, some from my stash, and a fussy cut clock.

  I left the chipboard piece bare and glued it down, somewhat tucking it under my embellies cluster.
Lastly, I added the title, cut from the Quotes sheet. (I love this piece: one side is in English, the other in Polish; I think I just may use that second side for something!)

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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
Craft O’Clock – Vintage Bisou Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sheet 5
Craft O’Clock – Vintage Bisou Collection – Quotes
Craft O’Clock – Vintage Bisou Collection – Extras to Cut
Kaisercraft – 12 x 12 Corrugated Cardboard Sheets – 3 Sheets #CB153

***Flowers***
Prima – Amelia Rose Collection – Flower Embellishments – Scribbles #597269
49 and Market – Blossom Blends – Sandcastle #BB-86202
49 and Market – Wildflowers – Sky #WF-88626

***Embellishments***
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Music Note Border

***Mediums***
Tsukineko – Memento Ink Pad – Rich Cocoa #ME-800

***Other***
ScōrTape – ½”
Art Institute – Dries Clear Designer Adhesive

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As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.