A note about this blog...

Most of the pictures of these items are taken and posted from my phone, so the quality may not be so great. You can click on the actual photo to bring it up huge on your screen, where you can read my journaling and get a closer look at the details.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tags (Set of 4)

This is a set of four tags that I made the other day when I was in a scrapping mood, but didn't really have enough time to put together a layout. I figure I'll put these out of Etsy and see if I get a bite. I used these little chipboard "Technique Tiles Rectagles" from Technique Tuesday as the base, then decoupaged some scrap paper for the backgrounds. The titles are chipboard sentiments from K & Company and then of course I added ink, ribbons, buckles, flowers, pearls and rhinestones followed by another coat of decoupage for sealing the titles.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A is for Aubrey

This LO is of a photo I had taken on my DD's 3rd birthday. These days she's been all about saying "A is for Aubrey!" so I thought it would be a fun title for this page. The background paper has lots of endearments written in different fonts and colors, this is where I pulled my accent colors from. The quote tag says "You make me realize how beautiful my life is." Its a clear sticker that I placed on some accent paper and made a tag out of using Making Memories' tag maker. I then added pearl halves and an eyelet through which I ran a ribbon and a dangling tag fastener and adhered the ribbon to the photo. The "A" and its background are made from a chipboard die cut that I overlayed with accent paper and embellished with flocking and rhinestones. I used puffy tape to elevate the actual "A" above the background. I also added a pink feather to the side and then of course a few paper flowers with an enamel brad topped with another half pearl (this one in a wine color). The rest of the letters in the title are made from weathered looking copper-like colored metal tags. They are attached to the page using rhinestone snaps. I have left a location for a journaling tag should I decide to add one in the future. It is located behind the photo and will be attached using an embellished paper clip.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Are You My Mother?

This LO is of our very first studio photo together. This photo was taken on my DD 3rd birthday last month. The title of the page 'Are You My Mother?' is the name of a popular book by P. D. Eastman about a just hatched baby bird in search of his Mother, whom is off fetching food for her new baby. This was my favorite book as a child, and is quickly become one for my daughter also. We read the book several times a week. Ironically I also call my DD little bird, and have since she was very young. She used to have her mouth open real wide during feeding time and it reminded me of a baby bird.
The title was fun. I used a journaling page from a journaling book (that's the scalloped edged red and white piece) for the base of my title and then built it up using tons of different rub-ons. I used two blank chip board rectangles that I inked up and printed the title on using a Glitter Gel Pen (that I got from the dollar store!!) and ink/stamps, along with a few more rub-ons. DO you see the tiny bird? The title is very dimensional IRL and is one of my favorite titles ever.
The background paper was "Bohemia" and double sided coordinating prints. I put two sheets together and folded down the top right corner to create a pocket are for my journaling. There I decorated the space using more rub-ons (Basic Grey here I think), a bedazzeled brad and a flower shaped grommet. The large red bird and its branches were preprinted on the background paper. The pink part of the journaling tag is a die cut from a journaling book, and then I cut around it with the red paper (that has "love" written in different languages).

Here is a close up of the top right corner of the photo, and of the journaling pocket. The photo corner was embellished with several layers of rub-ons (clearly I love rub-ons), ribbon, flowers, a large brad and what used to be a bird lapel pin. I pulled the pin part off and glued it on. Obviously the bird theme is big on this LO. I also tried really hard, and was surprised to see I succeeded, to pull in polka-dots along with lots of reds, pinks and browns into this LO. I think the little bird pin near the photo just completes the LO. I really had a good time with this page, and maybe I went a tad overboard since it ended up looking a little busy. But in the end, I love it and I think its one of my best pages.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

3 Years

This page is in honor of my daughter's third birthday. The background has silver writing in the paper itself, which was so cool! The writing says "You are a blessing beyond compare". I used silver ribbon, stickles, a silver gel pen (which was such a cool pen and added some real glam!) and pink crystals to accent the page. The black silhouette of the branch and bird were cut out using the Silhouette Machine. I often call her my "little bird" and enjoy putting birds on her layouts. I used silver ribbon in the birds wing, and pink Stickles in the flowers and as the eye of the bird. This picture was taken at the studio on her 3rd birthday. The journaling is about this past year and how she has changed and who she has become.