Pure Bliss-Scrap That! June Kit

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I created this layout using the goodies in the June Scrap That! kit.  Soooo fun!  Once a month I get shipment full of coordinating papers, embellishments and goodiess.  It makes putting pages together a snap!  

I did do a little pen work on this layout-the dots all around.  I also stamped and cut my own leaves that are along the side the photo.  The butterflies I used a Martha Stewart punch and the bling is from my stash.  Everything else came in the kit.  The photo is of Megan and Tristen a few years back.  They were so tiny it seems and swinging was so fun to them.  I remember them giggling and laughing with every whoosh through the air.  

The journaling reads:  May you always remember to enjoy life's simple pleasures.  That which cannot be bought in a store or taken from you.

Once In a Lifetime

This layout is featuring my love Charles and I.  Words and even art, I feel, can't even describe how much this man means to me and what a change, for the better, he's been in my life.  What he and I share is truly extraordinary to anything I've experienced in my life.  In a few short months, it will be 3 years since this adventure began.  We've had our ups and downs-but mostly ups.  My soul runneth over with joy when I'm with him and this layout describes how I feel about our relationship. The photos are from the most romantic week of my life when I was down in Dallas visiting my sweetheart-just weeks before he would  move here to Fargo to be with me after 2.5 years of a long distance relationship.  His mom took these photos while we were visiting the family for Christmas.  

The journaling reads:  If you're ever so lucky to happen upon the love of your life, hang on tight and don't let go.  It will only happen once.  
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I started with a cream piece of patterned papers and used Tim Holtz masks for the crown and flourishes before going over the mask with 3 different color inks to design my own custom patterned/colored paper.  I then spritzed over the top of that with the black cherry glimmer mist, giving it a shimmery shine.  The butterfly is stamped on a black piece of card stock with clear embossing ink then heat embossed using a shimmery metal embossing power.  

Tools Used:
Quickutz Revolution for title
Washington Font
Cricut and Cricut Gypsy for flourish
Martha Stewart punch for border
Martha Stewart stamp (butterfly)
Tim Holtz masks (crown & flourish)

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper
Black Card Stock 
Prima flower
Tim Holtz metal clock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China, Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Black Cherry
Me and My Big Ideas transparency for journaling
Clear sticker by DCWV

Thanks for stopping by!  

The Color Room-Palette #10

When I saw this week's color palette, I knew right away which photos I would use for the challenge.  

This week's layout is featuring Megan and Tristen at the beach at Buffalo State Park last summer.  We love going there in the summer because it only takes about 20-30 minutes to get there, and the swimming beach is fabulous!  I lounge in my lounge chair and scope out scrapping magazines while snapping photos here and there.  So relaxing. No patterned paper on this layout-just colored card stock.  That's it.  Pretty basic, nothing spectacular, but it took me forever to figure out what I was doing.  Sorry for the bad photo.

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Tools Used:
Quickutz Revolution for title and flourish
Beauty Queen font for title
Cricut and Cricut Gypsy for title. lounge chairs, sun and umbrella.
Tim Holtz Stamps (on umbrella)
EK Success punch (circles)

Supplies Used:
Card Stock 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Pumice Stone 
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Lemon Zest used on sun and umbrella
Me and My Big Ideas bling (on flourishes-they are red and can barely see them and in title)

Thanks for stopping by!  

The Color Room-Palette #9

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
This week's palette was another challenging one for me, but I must say, I really like the end result of this project.  I just had a hard time fathoming red with a baby blue and light pink.  Weird, right?!  

This layout features a photo of Megan and I from 2007.  I choose to title "Sugar and Spice" for two reasons.  The color pink represents sugar and the color red represent spice, and I'm using this idea to describe her personality.  Some times spicy and sometimes sweet.  :D  

Tools Used:
Quickutz Revolution for title
Beauty Queen font for tittle
Cricut and Cricut Gypsy for large shapes and vines/leaves
Tim Holtz Stamps (birds)
Fancy Pants Stamps (corner doodling)

Supplies Used:
3 different patterned papers in pink, light blue and deep red.
White Card Stock 
BasicGrey doilies (black strip across bottom)
Tim Holtz Grunge Board (hearts)
Tim Holtz crackle paint in Brick Red (hearts)
Tim Holtz Distress stickles in Brick Red (hearts)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Pumice Stone (used on the edges of the large shapes to give them depth)
Prima Say it in Gems (dragon fly)
Michaels brand flowers

Thanks for stopping by!  

Music is his life...

Saturday, June 5, 2010
A rustic, vintage looking layout using a ton of Tim Holtz and Ranger products.  Love it!  The layout is featuring the love of my life, Charles.  This is the most talented man you will ever meet, amongst other amazing qualities.  I love the look on his face.  This man can play drums, guitar, bass, piano, can sing, writes, mixes and produces all his own music.  What kind of music you ask?  Rock music, of course!  

The journaling reads:
Music has been the lifetime story and dream for Charles.  Ever since the age of 3 when he began learning to play the drums.  May 2009.  

The star is grungeboard by Tim Holtz that I embossed, scratched with a nail and than distressed it with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  The hinges on either side of the page are also grunge board by Tim Holtz-I first inked them with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, then covered them in Rock Candy Crackle Paint, and then inked on top of that with Walnut Stain Disress ink so that the cracks in the crackle paint would show up better.  

The large gear was cut out of old sheet music using my Cricut and Gypsy.  I used the rest of the sheet music at the top of my layout underneath the title.  I inked them using Walnut Stain Distress Ink to give them a more vintage feel and then sprayed them with Bronze Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist.  Because-let's face it.  No project is complete without at least a little sparkle!  It's hard to see the sparkle in the photo, but believe me, it's there.  

The metal gears and "lifetime" token on the left hand side are also by Tim Holtz, as are the "story" and "dream" adage tickets.  

Title was created using flocked chip board by My Minds Eye and printed "is his life" from my MAC.  The compass on the right hand side is an overlay and the ticket at the bottom with the journaling is from Maya Road.  

Thanks for taking a peak! 

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