Friday, February 23, 2024

Life Is So Good


I’ve scrapped this photo of my Granddaughter taken by her mother before. It’s one of my favorite images of her, so it immediately popped into my mind when I opened the February Scrapbook Kit from Tres Jolie and discovered that it contained paper and laser cut elements from 49 and Market’s Alena collection.

This took a few days to complete because I decided to fussy cut a lot of the flowers and butterflies that were included on the cover sheets of the paper pack and the laser cut embellishments. While I was doing that, I put together a plan for my finished layout.

To begin, I cut an 8” x 8” square in the center of the Full Bloom page and put it aside for a future project. (This is a good way to stretch patterned paper; I only needed the outside area.) The remaining 12” x 12” piece was glued to an 11.75” square of chipboard to give it stability.

I trimmed the Exquisite sheet by .25” on all sides, giving me a 11.5” square; this was adhered to the base.

The photo was glued to one of the laser cut frames, then cut down to fit. I glued small pieces of chipboard to the back of this, as well as to the other frame pieces that I had selected. These were arranged in a fan-like arrangement and glued to the page.

I adhered the “twine” piece to the bottom of the photo and then selected flowers and leaves from the pile of laser- and fussy-cut embellishments, starting with that marvelous flowing vine. To add dimension, I used foam adhesive to glue them all down.

To fill what looked like a gap, I added a few “ticket” pieces to the side of the photo after tearing the edges and topped this with my title piece.

To finish my page, I glued down a few scattered butterflies and a bit of script: the “beauty” piece above the vine.

A few closeups:





49 and Market – Art Options – Alena Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Exquisite #AA-37254

49 and Market – Art Options – Alena Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Full Bloom #AA-37292


49 and Market – Art Options – Alena Collection – Laser Cut Elements #AA-37360


Beacon – Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Craft Country – Aleene’s All-Purpose Tacky Glue – Foam Adhesive Strips #sbc-bcadh-3122


EK Success – Cutter Bee Scissors


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


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