Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Scrapping with For Always Fabric

         Welcome to the Brae-er's Blog Hop featuring favourite techniques.  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  Alyson's blog  then you are in the right place! This month I have chosen to work with the beautiful fabric that co-ordinates with the 'For Always' paper pack.  In addition to that I have also included the ever popular flipflaps.

 Picture 1
This layout uses 3 12" flipflaps...the 4x12", the 6x12" and the 8x12".  To give this layout some stability I attached all the flipflaps to the inside back side of the main page protector.
Picture 2
(Sorry this picture is crooked)
I added fabric to the bottoms of the 6"and 8" flip flaps.  To do this I stitched a running stitch along the top of a folded 2.5" piece of fabric cut the long length of the fabric pieces.  I then gathered the fabric with a running stitch,  giving it a ruffled look.  I attached the ruffles to the flipflaps using the strongest glue dots I could find.  (Picture 2)
Picture 3
 To keep it looking neat and tidy I adhered a strip of black glitter paper to the back side over the ruffle. (Picture 3)
Picture 4
The use of the small flipflaps (3x4") allowed me to add 6 more pictures without a whole lot of extra bulk.
Picture 5
The same was done for the ruffle of black For Always fabric as on picture 2.
Picture 6
For the last page of the layout (the full 12" page) I took a piece of 12" white daisy paper and wrapped it with the white print fabric and adhered it at the back of the page.  That was the easy part.  To make pictures and paper stick to the fabric, I found that I had to use glue dots.  So as a result the page is more simple in nature except for the Cricut Artiste cut flowers and fussy cut leaves and flowers from the For Always paper pack placed on the journalling tag. (Picture 7)
Picture 7
I had a lot of fun putting this layout together and I am pleased how it has all come together. I hope that you enjoy it too. My daughter had graduated from Grade 8.  That is almost 4 years ago now; she will be graduating from Grade 12 in a couple months.  Time goes by so quickly.  I am just glad to have this done before the next big milestone in her life.
 Now it is time for you to go to our next stop in our blog hop and see the fabulous art Cheryl of peytonspaperplace has created for us.  
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the techniques that you have  seen along the way. Join us again in next month when we will be featuring pinterest inspired ideas.

Have a great day and enjoy looking through the rest of the stops in this blog hop.

Lucy :)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Be Still... and Girls Rock Card

This is a card that I really had fun with.  The inspiration came from Splitcoast Stampers.  The card format is completely CASed from that site.  I love the way it turned out.  Better than I envisioned that it would.

The paper is from CTMH's Claire paper pack.  The flowers come from the stamp set Girls Rock and I used Cranberry, Sunset, Hollyhock, Cotton Candy, Blush, Topiary, and Outdoor Denim inks to create the flowers.  The glitter is stardust glitter glitz.

I used the Girls Rock stamps and Champagne ink, first and second generation stamping to create the background flowers on the two pieces of the card.

I hope you enjoy the card.  The sentiment 'Be Still and Know that I am GOD'  comes from Psalm 46:10 and has been a favourite verse of mine for a long time.  I was so happy when I saw it in the new Spring/Summer Idea Book.  If you like it too and would like to own the stamp set please let me know and I will order it for you or you can go here and order it yourself.

Have yourself a great day and take some time to be... be still and know that HE is God!

Lucy :)