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Thursday, June 30, 2016

MY King Fisher

OK, yep, I know, the title is corny but, hey, it makes me smile and I know my Johnny Luv will like it.  (You do don't you Sweetie?)  My Johnny Luv always keeps tabs of what's going on here on the blog.

This is a fun layout I created using Cricut Air and an Anna Griffin cartridge and die cuts.  This layout is the first one I have ever made using a Cricut Air or any other Cricut for that matter.  I used the Cricut Air while at a Anna Griffin event in Georgia and fell in love with the ease of it.  It is way kewl.  I will be doing this often.  Well, not this exactly, but something using Cricut.

Faux wood vinyl was used to make this.  It had three background layers and then a photo of Johnny Luv on his first fishing trip at our friend's farm.  Each layer is popped up. I used some fun masculine embellishments also all popped  with dimensional foam and a feather that I found while at the farm.

This is the first time I have not matted my photo before adding it to a layout but I really wanted this one to feel more like a collage of "man stuff".  

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Treasure Box

I have a huge collection of cigar boxes waiting to be altered. I decided that the time was right to alter one since I needed some embellishment storage.

I love creating pretty storage that can be displayed in the craft room.  It keeps things handy but beautiful all at the same time.

This box was crated to match the crown I recently made.  I display them next to each other.

Of course, this is a staged picture but I like seeing them on top of one of my storage cabinets.  It makes me happy and that's what it's all about.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Little Bird

Lately you have seen quite a bit of my oldest daughter featured in different layouts.  Today, I'm sharing a layout featuring my youngest daughter.
She is perched in my mother's shade tree like a little bird.  This tree has been special to my family.  We have pictures of every single grandchild and many of the great grandchildren in it.  In fact, we were talking about that this past Father's Day while we all sat under its' very welcome shade.

This layout continues the quilt them using a star pattern this time.  I had lots of fun creating this and was kind of sad to cover it with the photo and embellishments but it came out really well in my mind.

I'm thinking that if I can find some of this print in fabric, I will make q quilt using this pattern.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wedding Ring Layout

I recently began quilting classes and absolutely enjoy them.  It is so much easier than I envisioned.  However, I couldn't help myself, I had to start taking my quilting patterns to my paper.

This is a layout featuring a wedding ring quilt pattern.  I cut all the rings out and then cut each one into sections to create each ring.  The rings were interlocked and attached to a embossed background to create a quilted look.

The top and bottom border are pleated in a matching paper and I used a pretty grey that was in the rings as a border.

The photo was cut into an oval and matted with the same pink as in the pleated border and then I pleated a seam binding around the entire thing.

I used a bunch of pretty floral die cuts and gilt flourished to soften the edges of the frame and added a little bit of the same floral to the top corner to balance the layout.

Now as always there is a lot of dimension added to this project with foam tape.  But there is no bling at all - weird for me, right?

Oh by the way, this is a picture of my oldest daughter, Bonita-chan,  for those of you who know us.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Pop up Primroses

I admit, I cheat.  I cheat when I'm making cards.  I don't always stamp anymore.  Sometimes, I make a quick card using Anna Griffin kits. This is one of my quick cards.  I love that you would never know it.  They look totally awesome and there are millions of combinations you can put together to create each card so that they are still personal.

The front of the card is very simple.

It's when you open the card that the magic happens

I love the beauty of the antique reproduction die cuts and the beautiful gilt florishes.  Of course, the butterflies are very pretty too.  The hardest part of creating these cards is deciding on what you want to add and isn't that a pleasant dilema?

Friday, June 24, 2016

Gilded Patchwork

I wanted to share another scrapbook layout with you today.  I was tickled to find this photo of my father-in-law and his mother and her second husband among a bunch of old photos and wanted it to have a special layout.

The scrapbook layout I created was begun at Anna Griffin's Create event last year.  I used four different foil gilded papers to create the background.  Next I layered lots of gilt die cuts to frame the photo and added some flower die cuts also.  Die cuts also draped the top of the layout and framed the corners.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Hang It Up

I love displaying my scrapbook pages after I make them and I finally found a good way to display them after they are finished.  I altered a wooden slacks hanger.

I painted with cream paint as a base and then added gold filigree die cuts and after that layers and layers of flower die cuts and butterfly die cuts.  Next I added lots of of glitter and bling.  The finishing touch was a pretty pink silk ribbon around the metal hook.