4.27.2015

Harmonize: A Music Themed Engagement Scrapbook Layout


A while back I created a layout using one of my sister's engagement photos that I took.  I submitted the layout to Archiver's "Make, Share, Win" contest.  And though I didn't win, I did get featured as an inspirational project!  Now that that contest is long past, I'm sharing the layout on my own blog!




My sister's husband loves to play guitar and so I definitely wanted to feature him playing it in at least one or two of the photos we took for their then engagement.  I purchased and cut out a guitar die cut from Silhouette to go with the photo and layered on lots of vintage-themed papers from Prima's Something Blue collection.  I even used thread to string the guitar to make it look more realistic!

4.19.2015

Handy Man Tool Belt: A Handmade Birthday Card

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I crafted to my little heart's content last week, turning out two cards and a layout, not to mention designing a banner, card and tag in Silhouette Studio Designer's Edition (I will post these sometime next month)!


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4.18.2015

Dive In: A Beach Themed Scrapbook Page

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Hello, my friends!  After a whole week of not scrapping or crafting I finally got back into the swing of things this past week.  I created this layout for CSI case #160.  These are the perfect colors for a beach themed layout!

CSI case file no. 160
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Gesso and white sand paste add texture while the layering of die cuts adds depth.
Crystals and pebbles add sparkle and shine and a hidden journaling card
can be pulled out of the map pocket.  

4.15.2015

Thinking of You Handmade Sympathy Card


I love making scrapbook pages but I also enjoy making handmade cards.  I mostly make them for family members (birthdays, mother's day, etc.), but I also make a few on behalf of the music groups I'm in--The Little London Winds and The Pikes Peak Flute Choir (yes, there are many flute choirs in this world!).  Every once in a while someone has a loss in the family or a baby is born and there's nothing quite like receiving a handmade card on those occasions.  It's a gesture that really lets the recipient know you are truly thinking about him or her.  


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Most recently there was a loss in the family of one of my fellow musicians.  Sympathy cards can sometimes be hard.  What do you say?  What image on the front of the card would bring them just a moment of happiness or hope for peace in the future?  

4.01.2015

This Dress is Perfect: A Wedding Scrapbook Layout

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Hello, friends!  Spring is in the air and my heart feels light and airy.  I guess that would explain the light and airy scrapbook page I just finished up!  


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