Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Embrace YOU!

Hi everyone!  I created a layout with a selfie I took in September. 
Because of the inspiration to embrace yourself,
I've entered my creation in the October 2016 Maja Design Moodboard challenge.  
The older I get, the more significant it is to embrace myself and the more it makes sense to do so. 
Accepting yourself is so important.

The always gorgeous & inspirational Maja design Moodboard

The numbers stenciled in white crackle represent the counting of months and years in my life. 
Times have certainly changed quite a bit for me in just the past couple of years. 
My responsibilities are not what I expected at this time in my life, but I accept God's plan for me. 
Some pretty edge punching and added bling always makes a nice border for a layout. 
Clear rhinestones were colored with Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink color "Red Pepper".

Using Maja Design papers, I die cut Prima's doily dies 'Parisian Lace' to form a back drop for my photo. 
Then I mounted the photo on a distressed piece and added some Prills in two of the corners.  
I mixed together the colors of 'Berry Nice' & 'Express-O Yourself'. 
The chipboard pieces used for the title were both prepped with white gesso and then colored with chalk inks. 
The Want2Scrap word 'Embrace' is inked in Creamy Brown
with the bottom portion colored in Chestnut Roan for a nice two-tone effect.

The Dusty Attic upper letters used to spell "YOU!" are ink colored in 'Red Magic' and then topped with 'Pink Sky'.

The shirt I'm wearing in the photo is a reddish-rose-melon color.  A color that is hard to describe,
but boy was I lucky to have the absolutely perfect mulberry roses from Wild Orchid Crafts to match! 
I used the beautiful Spellbinders die 'Romantic Vines' to cut out Maja Design paper
and form a vine to place these pretty tea roses on. 
I added a few rose greenery die cuts too.

Adding Dark Chocolate colored Liquid Pearls to the printed flowers
in the Maja Design paper really dressed up the leaves with a little extra pop.

Thanks so much for your visit and have a wonderful day!  Lisa : )

Products used:

Maja Design - Enjoying Outdoors collection

Having tea in the sun
~used for main layout

Having tea in the sun (backside)
~used to mount photo

Spending Time
~used for doily dies
Spending Time (backside)
~used for leafy vines dies
Wild Orchid Crafts - Mixed color Tea Roses (25mm)

Martha Stewart punches - Vintage Doily

Tattered Lace dies - Ornate Leaves

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies - Romantic Vines

Prima Metal Doilies-One Die - Parisian Lace

US Artquest Prills - Rock 'n Roll set
Berry Nice
Express-O Yourself

TCW 6x6 Stencil - Mini Numerals

The Dusty Attic chipboard - mini ABC set UPPER (DA-0861)

Want2Scrap chipboard - "Embrace"

Finnabair - art Extra vagance Texure Paste - White Crackle
Michael's clear rhinestones colored with Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink "Red Pepper"
Ranger Liquid Pearls - Dark Chocolate
Tsukineko Versa Magic Chalk Ink - Red Magic
ColorBox Fluid Chalk inks - Pink Sky, Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan, Dark Brown


  1. Beautiful Lisa! I love this. I love the theme and the sentiment to this page. And I love that you did a pic of you! Not that I don't L-O-V-E seeing Sophie and Miss Gali, too, of course ;) I have had such a busy weekend and week, but you've been in my thoughts! I was so happy to see a new post from you as I love seeing your creations, my friend. Especially that beautiful smile!

    Your pages always shine. I love the details! The matting for your photo is genius. I love the prills along the edge. The numbers are so fantastic, too, and I always absolutely love those gorgeous die cut leaves and stems! Every time you use them it makes me want to get a die-cutter! Hope all is well on the home-front. Thank you for being YOU!!!! <3
    Carrie :)

  2. I love all your pretty details and great photo! Don't you love the prills!

  3. I don't scrap myself too often either-those grand kids are just too cute! LOL...This is a beautiful page-as your pages ALWAYS are!!! Love seeing all of the details up close too--I have NO patience to do that!!!

  4. So this is what the elusive crazy cat lady looks like! Sorry to have missed this beautiful page until now. You have been probably thinking that you made this just for Sue, now where is she she??? ha, ha. Loving the color combination!


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