12.27.2014

Hello, Gorgeous! It's Scrapbook Page Reveal Time!

Hello, Gorgeous!
Hello, lovlies!  I hope you have all enjoyed your holiday season, no matter what it is you celebrate!  I have been absent from my blog for some time.  My mom recently had surgery so I was taking care of both her and my 94-year-old grandmother.  Then we were in the full throws of the holiday season!  During all that time I managed to get some crafting done, I just haven't had a chance to share it until now.  So here is what I've been working on since my last post (sometime in September?!).  


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I've worked on a ton of wedding album layouts for my sister and her husband.  Our cousin took so many wonderful photos it's hard to choose, so I'm scrapping as many of them as I can!

This first layout is the title page to their wedding album.  I love the repetition of the words forever and today using the paperclip, ATCs and die cut word.  I printed and cut out the vintage Royal typewriter with my Silhouette Cameo.  I even cut around the roller bar so that I could load the paper in as it would be in an actual typewriter.  The paper holds the last part of the title of the page.  

New Chapter

I included lots of flowers, a few mini heart brads and even a doily.  The background is the same woodgrain paper we used for the handmade wedding invitations.  [Product Information]

Established 2014
Next is a layout with Alex's favorite color--green.  I started with a white background and used a gel medium with a stencil.  Once dried, I used Faber-Castell gelatos in green, gold and white to color around the clear gel medium to bring out the pattern subtly.  I colored some Thickers with gold embossing powder to give them some pop, added a doily and some flowers.  

I just love how the gelatos bring out the stencil without distracting too much from the photos.  I'm just starting to get into gelatos and can't wait to experiment some more with these lovely little colors of deliciousness. [Product Information]


Untitled [clock on mantle]
For the opposing page I used a different stencil but the same techniques.  Instead of a title, I recreated the mason jar in the photo next to the clock.  I used acrylic and alcohol ink (the same alcohol ink that was used to color the mason jar in the photo).  I used pop dots to make the mason jar 3D as well.  [Product Information]


Princess
The next layout is more girly as it features a photo of the flower girl's dress.  We bought one of those pretty handmade tutu dresses on Etsy for our youngest cousin.  It really was quite the pretty little dress.  I entitled the layout "Fit for a Princess."  Quite befitting, if I must say so myself!  

I started with a white background for this page also.  I used some tissue paper that was used in one of my sister's wedding gifts and accordion folded it to create texture.  Under the fold is a background stamp of flowers and text.  I used Stampendous' kaleidoscope embossing powder to give it an iridescent sheen. 


Detail Princess
I cut out the bistro lights using my Silhouette Cameo, drew in the light filament then used Ranger Ink's Glossy Accents to give them a bulb-like appearance.  I added tons of flowers and a tag to finish off the layout.  [Product Details]



I finished off my string of wedding layouts with this beauty.  

Gorgeous
I started off with a neutral background cardstock from DCWV.  I added some drops of Prima's color bloom spray in gold foil then circles of patterned paper, lightly distressed.  

I used the gold embossing powder once again to color my title as well as a few die cut flowers, then topped off the layout with 3 bobby pins that my sister wore for her wedding and a few more flowers and pearls.  [Product Info]

I also created a few Christmas cards--my mom and I are so busy we don't send out as many as we would like to, but a few is better than none!

WonderlandI love nature during the winter--the serene beauty of it all, the stillness and crisp air.  So I created a winter wonderland scene with some snow covered trees, sparkly stars and a cute reindeer.  I used white gesso to create the snow on the trees and white paper for the snow on the ground.  I used a bit of distress ink on the edges of the reindeer to give him some depth and then glittered his antlers.  I of course had to turn him into Rudolph with a red pearl nose.  [Product Info]



Latte to Love
I have a friend who adores coffee. It is her life sustenance--I think she could just drink coffee and survive! I found some cute Irish-themed ornaments I wanted to send her (she's Irish!) and a bag of coffee so I had to make a matching coffee card. 

I scrap lifted the design of this card (who wouldn't, it's so cute!?) and changed the sentiment on the front to "There's a latte to love…" On the inside it finishes with "This holiday season." 


I used a scrap of acrylic to create the steam coming from the cup and used my paper scorer to make the lines in the coffee cup sleeve. I added dimension to the lid of the coffee cup with distress ink, then topped it off with twine and popped a snowflake sticker on for some holiday cheer.  [Product Info]

Snowflake cardYou can't have winter in my neck of the woods without snowflakes!  I started the base of this card with white cardstock and created an ombre watercolor base.  I cute out the snowflake plus 2 base layers.  I put a large jewel in the center and popped it on with a large pop dot.  For a finishing touch, I added pearls and sequins as well as some twine.  [Product Info]
White ChristmasFinally, I created a white on white card entitled "Dreaming of a White Christmas." I cut the poinsettia out of vellum and using India Ink, drew on metallic silver lines. I clustered a few small jewels in the center. I cut a doily in half and then put on some light colored jute ribbon for some texture.  [Product Info]

I hope you all enjoyed looking at everything I created over the past month. And since you stuck with me through the whole post, I've included a freebie! If you love bistro lights as much as my sister and I do, you'll love this freebie. Click on the image below to download.
Free Silhouette Cut File--Bistro Lights