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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Lovely - March Hip Kit

Hallo there.  Today I would like to share another page I made with the March kit.  I simply adore the new Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams butterfly patterned paper and I know that both the pages I got in my kit will  be fussy cut and the butterflies are going to make their appearance on a lot of different pages.  The photo was taken with a recent grandchildren/grandparents photo shoot and I love this photo of me with my one and only granddaughter.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Paige Evans Oh my Heart, Dear Lizzy, Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams; Cardstock:  American Crafts; Chipboard:  Maggie Holmes; Fringed butterfly:  Maggie Holmes; Flowers;  Prima; Embroidery Floss:  DMC Variegated; Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Cut File: Just Nick; Other:  Silhouette Cameo.

Some close ups:
I never get enough of hand stitching.  I just love the texture it adds to the cut file.  I used a Just Nick cut file and cut it in two different sizes on the pink ombre Paige Evans Oh my heart paper.

I combined the chipboard floral with some Prima flowers from my stash.  The hearts are also from the Chasing Dreams chipboard and have rose gold foiling.

I inked the butterflies with black Tim Holtz Distress Ink to give it more definition.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy - Celebr8

Hallo there.  Kobus and I recently had a photo shoot with all our grandchildren. The photographer is well known for being able to capture the mood in her photos...one photo really captured the relationship between and my love perfectly.  I wanted to scrap it as soon as possible and it really came together very quickly.  Here it is:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Celebr8 (Glamour collection); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Celebr8; Metal feather charms:  Celebr8; Flowers:  Prima:  Sequins: Celebr8; Ribbon and twine: Celebr8; Butterflies: Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams); Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink (dusty concord, faded jeans, salty ocean); Stencil: Celebr8 (Glamour);  Stickles (Sea Glass)

I saw the quote on Valerie Thorpe's FB page and I knew that I wanted to use it on a page...this photo with all our twinkle wrinkles on show was just perfect for it.  

What if you’re wrinkles were signs of you feeling...                                                           feeling life and not running away.   
Signs of your bravery, of you continuing no matter what.                                   
Celebrate the ways in which you wear your story upon you.                              
Those times you laughed so hard,                                                                    
they are written on your cheeks forever.                                                              
It’s beautiful.  You’re beautiful and your eyes                                                      
have beauty dancing within them always.

                                                              Some close ups:

       I added a very thick layer of glossy accents and then scattered the sequins into the glossy accents.

 I dressed the chipboard with ink and then Sea Glass Stickles.

 I used the "Glamour" stencil and Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean.  I adore this quote.

I had some of this fussy cut butterflies on my desk and the colours were a perfect match.

Another little butterfly and a heart glittered with Stickles.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dreams are for the chasing - February Hip Kit - Stuck sketches

Hallo there.  I cut into my February Hip Kit today.  I adore the Maggie Holmes "Chasing Dreams" collection.  I am also playing along with the 1st April Stuck sketch challenge.
We had a photo shoot with our beautiful grandchildren in February and I am enjoying scrapping the pretty photos.  Here is my layout.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams); Cardstock: American Craft; Stickers; Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams);  Die Cuts: Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams) ephemera; Chipboard:  Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams); Embroidery Floss:  DMC Variegated; Border punch: Fiskars; Other:  Silhouette Cameo sketch pen.

The sketch:

Close ups:
The cut file is from the Silhouette Studio and I used a sketch pen to trace the lines for the stitching. Needless to say...this took a while....

I used this "dreams are for chasing" from the sticker sheet as the title.  Lots of fussy cut butterflies.

The little gold hearts are also from the sticker sheet.  I cut the banners from the bottom of the tag I used and from another die cut piece.

I cut the tag in half as most of it is hidden behind the photo.

My journaling...a page is just not complete without it.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Together - December Hip Kit - Scrapbook Studio sketch

Hi there....I actually created a 2pager for a change.  I wanted to document our visit to Bramon Wine Estate in December and a single page just doesn't cut it for events.  I used Cariena's sketch as inspiration to use some of the embossing folders and the stamps that is sitting in my stash.  Here is the page I made:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Hip Kit Exclusives, Paige Evans, Echo Park, Maggie Holmes; Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard title:  Celebr8; Flowers: Prima;  Brads: Teresa Collins; Clear Stickers:  Pink Paislee Memorandum; Die Cuts: Paige Evans; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink: Versafine (Smokey Grey),  Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke); Ranger Stickels (Gunsmoke); Stamps:  Bubbles - Scrapbook Studio; Circles:  Prima Finnabair; Border punch: Martha Stewart; Embossing Folders:  Couture Creations, Kaisercraft.

Cariena's Sketch:

Some close ups:
 Love all the circle elements.

 I first inked my title then covered it with stickles.  Instead of enamel dots I also used the stickles.

 I love the texture of the embossed circles.

 How pretty is those music notes...that is an embossing folder by Couture Creations.  I couldn't resist stitching around the circles.

Some more circles and some more stitching.

 Pretty banners and a few clear stickers.

 To go along with the circle theme I stamped bubbles at the top of the background.  That is a stamp that we received at a Scrapbook Studio event.

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