Monday, August 22, 2016

Rose die obsession

I got a bunch of new dies today.  I ordered them from China off of Ebay.  They were all under $2.00 each.  I am currently obsessed with this rose die.  I backed the red on red with red crape paper, the white on pink is on pink crape paper, the red is on yellow crape paper, the red is on pink checked pattern paper, the yellow is on green felt (I did not do a good job trimming that one).  Then there is one that is not backed on anything.  I really like the look of them backed on the crape paper, patterned paper and felt.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Happily Ever After

First layout of my daughter's wedding.  Since scanning the layout I have added wink of Stella to the bouquet and the veil on the bride print & cut and have added the dot to the i in lived (missed that when attaching the letters).  I intend on adding some gold Stickles to a few of the gold inked dots.  I used a cut file I purchased from Just Nick Studio called confetti and Ink R Up gold ink.  I did the cut file as a stencil and used it on the top and the bottom and inked in the gold ink.  When I looked at the pictures I immediately had a vision of a bride with a long train and the tile on the train.  However, I could not find a cut file nor an image that I liked so I found this bride and added the train.  I couldn't find a matching image for the groom since he is army.  I did find a prince & princess color book page so I cut the bride out and used the groom (who is actually a prince but I used him as an army guy in uniform...close enough).  In hindsight I should have mirrored the image of the prince so he would be looking down toward the bride.  I may re-cut him and do just that.

I didn't do any journalling because this will be in their wedding album and there will be a lot of journalling about stories that go with the wedding.  This was just the "kiss" photo and there really isn't much to say.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Coney Island Beach Vacation

This is a layout for Mercy Tiara's 27-Day Challenge for August to use homemade embellishments.  I have had these embellishments in my stash for years.  I made the altered CD for a swap at Yahoo Groups scrap-a-holic Anonymous group for an August Beach time swap.  The label did not have the year.  I made the Beach Vacation for an April title swap in the same group.  Again, no year on the label.  I made the clouds as I was doing the layout.  I had to put the whale on the photo of me on the beach looking like a beached whale.  I made the waves out of some wave paper I had in my stash and the sand was a 6x6 piece of paper that I cut into 2" strips and joined in the middle.  I added Coney Island in tile letter stickers above beach and a border sticker of sand, shells and grass at the bottom.  The background is a sheet of pale blue card stock from my stash.