Friday, July 28, 2017


    I was so excited over getting back to scrapbooking that I went straight to work on the next page. I have so many pictures of my youngest grandson, Logan that it was difficult to choose.
    I settled on his birth announcement and the wheels started to turn.
    Starting with a 12x12 piece of  Canson watercolor paper and Ranger distress re-inkers, I wet the entire paper and dropped Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean onto the surface of the paper and using a spray bottle of water moved the ink where I wanted it . Then I dabbed off the excess with a paper towel and let it dry.
    While it was drying I got out my new Altenew set, Baby Balloon, and made nine balloons. I just love the way they turned out. Love this set. I scanned my original announcement and enlarged it for the page. After placing the pictures down I went to work placing the balloons. Wherever I placed a balloon I had to stamp on the page, very nerve racking, I cut out all the balloons only saving the balloon and basket. Then I placed the cut pieces over the stamped image on the page and voilĂ  the ropes were back. I used dimensional tape to pop up the front balloons and then added the banners.
stamped stars in the sky using Pumice Stone distress ink and then added little sequin stars to the centers. At the bottom I added onesies for Mommy and Daddy from Altenew's Little One set and a sentiment from Baby Balloon set.

I will be entering this page in the:Altenew-sketch-challenge #3

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God Bless,

Thursday, July 27, 2017


     WOW, long time no blog, LOL.
      It's been a busy summer so far and I just haven't found my way to my computer. I've been trying to make my way back to scrapbooking as I love it and haven't done it for about 5 years, I guess I just got lost in card making.
      My Grandkids were here just the other day and wanted to look at their albums, but were a little disappointed that there were no new pages. I realized that I had fallen down on my job as family historian and that I should remedy that. I started with my youngest Grandson Logan because at least the others have a scrapbook. He's 2 now and I haven't even started his. So I went to work using a picture of him when he was 17months and the result is below.
     This Picture is of Logan walking through a field of wildflowers with that awesome smile on his face it's so adorable and sweet I had to make a page for it.
     I started with Canson 140lb watercolor paper cut to 12 x12. I soaked the page in the center and dropped several drops of, ranger distress ink re-inkers onto the wet area and moving the paper let it over lap and spread. Then I dabbed up the excess and splashed some water on it with my fingers to lift some of the ink. I dabbed these areas with paper towel and then took the re-inkers and used it to splatter the page. I set it a side to let it dry.
     I then pulled out my Altenew stamp sets, Best Buds and Budding Thanks, and went to work on the flowers. Once they were all stamped I fussy cut them out.
      Now my background was dry so I could get to work on it. I used my large Prima stencil and some Dream Weavers matte black embossing paste for the word adorable. I also used Prima stencil to create the circles on the background.
      When the background was dry I popped Logan's picture up using foam and then arranged the flowers using dimensional tape. I added the stems for the flowers in front and water colored the shadows for the back flowers.
      I used my Sizzix fun serif dies for Logan's name and added the finishing touches with Altenew
sets, Painted Butterflies, Adore You, Floral Shadow and a Quote from Recollections. I also did a little journaling and added a few more flowers to balance to page.
      It's nice to know that after 5 years away I can still scrapbook.  

I will be entering this page in the:Altenew-sketch-challenge #3

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God Bless,