Saturday, March 30, 2013

For Always...Again and Again

         When I saw the zip strip on the first sheet of paper in the For Always paper pack I knew I wanted to incorporate it into a layout speaking to the love I have for Glenn. The saying on it spoke to me very strongly.  It says this: "Everyone says you only fall in love once, but that's not true, because every time I see you, I fall in love all over again."   This is the layout that I came up with.
         The picture on here is not the best one for the mood that this layout exudes however it is the best recent one that I have of the two of us. That's why there are no photos on the right side of the layout. Time for another photo shoot again - so that I have some good pictures to work with. Then I will replace the one that is on there now.
        The heart on this layout is something that I thought would be rather unique.  I made a rosette, and then cut a heart out of paper and traced it to the back side of the rosette. Using scissors and some patience I cut the rosette into a heart shape.  Clear sparkle flourishes and black glitter paper finish the cluster of embellishments on this page.

Another zip strip is used on the left side and it is hard to see but there are bitty sparkles adorning every other dot of the strip. 
                 Once again the process in making this layout was the most fun...trying to bring two separate layout sketches from the Reflections book together to make one cohesive layout (it is available for purchase again and I am so happy about that).  I think it worked and I am pretty happy with the end result.  I hope you enjoy it too.
Have a wonderful day,  Lucy :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Chantilly - Wonderful Fabulous You

       Welcome to this blog hop for the Brae-er's team.  I am excited to be a part of this talented team. In this hop we are featuring something made with new product in the Spring/Summer Idea Book.  We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

     If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you get lost you can find your way but going to Brae's blog at for a full list of participants. If you came from Karen Sutor's blog then you are in the right place!

     I fell in love with the Chantilly paper pack featured in the Spring/Summer Idea Book and I knew right away what I wanted to do with that paper.  While I found the first paper in the pack to be rather busy, I knew that by doing some fussy cutting I could make it fit the vision I had for it in my head.  It took some patience to cut out the pieces (did that while watching some TV with my family) and came away very relaxed for the evening.  I then used liquid glass and glitter on some of the flowers and on the birds wings, adding some bling to the layout in that way.  I popped up quite a few of the parts and that adds lots of dimension to the layout.
      'Frugal' is what you could call me when it came to the green paper on the layout.  I cut a 9" x 9" square out of the centre of the paper, and then matted it with the creme brulee cardstock included in this paper pack and attached that over the hole in the centre of the green patterned paper. For the circle I made a template using a dinner plate and a bowl, cut that out and folded it into 12 sections.  Then I cut the patterned paper pieces, distressed them with champagne ink and attached them to the layout.  The picture is originally a 7x5" picture. 
     I enjoyed the process in making this layout and love the outcome...pretty much what I had envisioned! I hope that you enjoy this layout too. The 'wonderful fabulous you' is me with our only daughter, Jillian, who brings me much joy each and every day. Journalling is yet to be written and will be hidden at the back of the layout.

 The layout

Close-up of the top right corner.

      It is hard to see here but there is a lot of glitter on the flower centres and on the wings or breast of the birds.  As well you can kinda see how the layers are popped up.

Supplies Used:
Chantilly patterned paper,
Creme Brulee cardstock,
Colonial White cardstock,
champagne ink, Creme Brulee pigment ink,
 liquid glass, prisma glitter, pop dots,
sentiment from C1533 'Fabulous You' stamp set

     If you like what you see here and would like to own some of these products for yourself you can go here and order them from me.

      Your next stop on the hop is Alyson Mayo's blog.  Make sure you stop there to see her wonderful artwork!
      Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in next month when we will be featuring various techniques used in our scrapbooking.

Have a great day and I hope you will stop by soon again.   Lucy :)