Hi everyone! If you know
me, then you know how much I love to scrap photos of my flowers!Another season of bloom for my beautiful
Christmas Cactus that was my Dad’s.I’ve
had it for 4 years now and it has, at the very least, tripled in size.It is truly an amazingly gorgeous plant that
blooms from October (usually) through December.This year, since it’s been so warm so late in the year, it started
blooming just this month.The whole
plant is FULL of blooms with so many more buds that are fixing to burst into
gorgeous flowers! These
photographs were taken by me on November 27th.
My original vision for this layout got scrapped –
literally!LOL!This is what I ended up creating....glittery gaudy
Christmassy goodness all over the page....like decorating a Christmas tree :)
I have always been very attracted to the paisley shape, so this
gorgeous Memory Box die named Calypso Flourish was a must have!It is very intricate with its delicate and
fragile lines.I definitely had to run
this die through my Big Shot quite a bit because of the type of paper I was
cutting.So, because of the results with
each cut, I came up with three different designs and I love them all!
Memory Box die - Calypso Flourish
sprayed the green glitter paper used for two of the calypso flourish die cuts and some of the butterflies with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst color
Cathedral Pines because I didn’t care too much for the color of the original green
of the paper.Nice!I pieced together a Christmas bead spray with grapevine and some leaves, then
tied it off with natural jute.
for stopping by!Have a great day; week;
month!Lisa : )
~Pearlized white card
~Red card stock
~Gold glitter card
~Green glitter card
~Glitter dots – white
~Glitter Glue –
Memory Box die – Calypso Flourish
Martha Stewart punches – Monarch Butterfly & Large Monarch
and welcome!Today I’m sharing a wintry
photo of my daughter and her little family taken in December 2008.This photo is framed and placed on my dresser
because it is a VERY favorite of mine.
During this time, Brianne was living in the Chicago suburb of Naperville while earning a
Masters Degree. The apartments that she
lived in were right next to one of the many nature preserves in the area. Gorgeous Greta is only 1 yr-10 months and her
new little sister, Marcy the Calico, is 9 months old.They each have on velvet collars with a
jingle bell and Brianne is wearing a Santa’s hat.For me, this wonderful photo says it
I found the perfect Maja Design papers in their collection “It’s
I’ve entered my layout for the Maja Design November
2015 Mood Board.
My focus is on family, together, friends, rustic, red, green,
white and dark brown.
I kept this
design simple for two reasons.Foremost,
I wanted the focus to be on the photo. I also didn’t want to hide the beauty of
this paper. The pine branches from a Christmas tree adorned with ornaments was
a perfect setting for this adorable photo. The edge of the paper is a beautifully
ornate frame.Adding pearls really makes
chipboard title was heat embossed in a deep forest green color and then topped
in white to mimic snow.
The Maja Design “Festive Season” paper, used for the photo
underlay and the wreath die cuts, works great with the whole color
scheme.Finishing touches of glittered
pine cone embellishments and wonderful berry stems by Prima were added for eye
catching pops of interest.
tiny gold pine cones to the berry stem. I really love the look!Each berry stem, as well as the edges of the
paper under the photo, were rubbed with gold wax for added shine.
the entire layout (photo covered for protection) was generously sprayed with
Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz Blazing Sun.You can
really see its beautiful glistening gold in bright light!
Thanks so much for dropping by!Have a great day!Lisa : )
so drawn to this darling photo on Pinterest.This vintage teddy bear has definitely persevered; enduring the test of
time.Whoever made this little beauty sure
gave it personality.I just LOVE the
undying expression on his precious little face that seems to be beckoning ‘Give
me a great big hug and I will love you back’. Awwww.
The Dusty Attic November 2015 Mood Board was the complete
inspiration for this layout.
The blues and plum-mauve colors, as well as the words ‘Imperfect’ and ‘Unbroken’
really set the ideal tone.
closely at the photo, there is some cranberry colored flannel on the right pant
leg.I thought it would be so awesome to
use flannel in this design.So, off to
the fabric store I went and when I walked in, there it was right in front of me…the
almost identical color!I couldn’t
believe my eyes!And to top it off, it
even has a touch of baby blue in it like the Mood Board! This
really put me in gear with total excitement to get started!
A mixture of gesso and acrylic paint dry brushed on the page gave
more focus to the photo area.This same
mixture was brushed on the burlap, the rustic olive green buttons and The DustyAttic chippie letters for the title.Random
edge punching in a plaid design with a plum color underlay, as well as embroidered
“Xs” made by using the Sew Easy tool “Cross” really helped to tie in to the vintage country
feel of the layout.I also sponged the
page with brown & blue inks to add some distress.I really wanted this page to be rustic but also
pretty at the same time – just like the teddy bear "star" of the page!
Pops of orange were inspired by the Mood Board colors.
Thanks so much for taking a look and hope you have a great
day!Lisa : )
Prima Timeless Memories collection – backside of page named