Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Update January 1, 2012
I noticed this in my blogger files, set as a "draft."  I thought for sure I had posted this way back in May.  This was the beginning of the hard times we spent this past year.  I apologize for posting this sooner.  I hope you enjoy reading this and enjoy my artwork I have attach to this post.  Leanne

Greetings from the oh so messy Rubber Room!
How was your day on Saturday? Were you able to do any scrapping? I woke up Saturday morning all excited and rearing to go. I knew I had a lot planned for the day and I wanted to get to it. Not only was it National Scrapbook Day, but here in our small little town of California City, we celebrate each year, the desert tortoise. The day/weekend is full of family fun. We start of with a parade down our main boulevard with lots and lots of floats. This year, Deborah walked in the parade with her Brownie Girl Scouts. And the twin, Jaden and Benny, accompanied with their dad, Kevin, walked in the parade with their preschool. Unfortunately, Matty didn't get to walk in the parade, but he hung out on the curb with his dad and watch the parade.

They had a lot of fun walking in the parade. Meanwhile, back at the homestead, I was gearing up for some heavy duty scrapping time. My plan was to complete a two page layout, that I had started a few weeks previously. And to complete another two page layout, that I started before I started the other. Plans never go according to schedule. But, the good news is...I did complete one of my two page layouts and even added another page for this particular album. So without further ado...

These are the layouts I did for my monthly workshop. Unfortunately, they weren't completed at the time of the workshop, but I did manage to work on some of it at the workshop and finished the pages last weekend. I was going to use these papers with CTMH's "Silhouette" papers, and continue with my wedding pictures, but decided instead, I would start on my daughter Kelli's wedding album. The papers are from CTMH's "Bliss" paper pack in addition to CTMH's "Spring Iris" cardstock. Most of the flowers through the layout are handmade. The tiny button flowers are actual buttons from CTMH and I just set one of CTMH's "Sparkles" gem in the center.

So, now that I'd completed, two pages of her album, I thought I would do her introductory page to her album.

I love the picture of the hands, showing the wedding bands, and the flowers. It sets the "ambiance" of the album. Don't you think? I had a lot of fun with this page. Let me tell you what I did: The birdcage...I cut out 5 of them, using my Wishblade. It gives the cage more dimension than just a single cutout cage. The flowers and the lace...well, the lace was a stark white and it clashed with the other colors, so I combined Colonial re-inker, alcohol, and hairspray along with a tad bit of glitter, into a jar and then added my lace and shock. Then I laid the lace out to dry, moving them periodically so that the paint wouldn't pool in certain spots. When it was completely dry I was able to make the flowers and then attach them to the layout. The two blue paper flowers I sprayed with my homemade glimmer mist. Nothing like getting your hands dirty with a little bit of ink! I also want to mention about the flowers...if you look at the photos of Kelli, you'll see she has some tiny little flowers in her hair. I used those flowers as well on the layout. It was the color of the flowers to select a complimentary color to the neutral colors of patterned paper.

So, this is what I was able to accomplish for National Scrapbook Day 2011.

I noticed in my files some layouts I haven't shared yet. So, stay tuned, and in the next few days, I'll share with you more of the pages I've completed lately.

Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time,

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