Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Letter 'K'

I'm so far behind in scrapbooking my photos. My third grandchild will be two in January, and I haven't set up a scrapbook for him. I am focusing on my sewing and pattern making. You can check out my endeavors at Marshmallow Jane.


My granddaughter turned five last week, and I chipped in to buy her an American Girl doll. I decorated this wooden letter 'K' for her package. I painted the 'K' acrylic pink and painted a layer of Glitter Mod Podge, before adding various bling. I think it looks pretty cool.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Sleeping Little Man

Because I am selling my house and downsizing to a one story, I have packed my scrapbooking supplies until I get resituated. I have several Swirlydoos kits that I've barely looked at. I cannot wait to play with my beautiful paper, stamps, punches, tools, and embellishments. In the meantime, I look in my archives for favorite layouts.

My grandson looks like a little man here, sound asleep on my bed:


I love working with chipboard. Here I used ultra thick embossing enamel (UTEE) over both black and red acrylic paint. The UTEE is clear powder that changes to a cool look once it is heated; it can be used over any color.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Playing in the Dirt

This layout is mounted on a background of purple cardstock embellished with acrylic paint. I love all these flowers that surround my granddaughter who plays in the dirt.


Some of the flowers are painted chipboard. Others were cut from printed paper. The word "DIRT," is created with chipboard letters that have a pre-glued surface that easily adheres to glitter.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Embossed Greeting Cards

I have a pretty good system for making greeting cards. They do not look homemade to the untrained eye (to a non-scrapbooker). I select two or three beautiful printed papers and combine them. Then I emboss a stamped design on some card stock by sprinkling embossing powder onto the wet pigment ink and then drying it with the heating tool. Then I affix the card stock to the layers of printed paper. Here's an angel from Christmas. I added both Stickles and Liquid Pearls to give even more bling to the embossed angel:

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sugar, Spice and Blocks

Little girls are more than sugar, spice, dress up and dolls. Playing with blocks can be fun, too.


This paper came from my stash. I used three different punches for this layout. Lots of Stickles and Liquid Pearls. Most of the flowers are cut from a printed page design and topped with bling. The bottom flower is a super giant punch; I bought the large button and the heart doily from my local store Jazzy Crafts.

The flourishes are painted acrylic and topped with Stickles. The small silver butterflies are punched out and shaded with chalk. The title card is typed, cut out, shaped with a rounder. I stamped tiny designs on the face of the card. Everything is distressed with either ink or chalk.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Let's Ride

When it's cold outside, I move the chairs, so the kids have a pathway on which to ride their little bikes....as long as they don't leave skid marks. Even when they leave marks, they love to clean the floor, so all is good.



My paper layers came out of my stash. I distressed nearly everything with Decorating Chalks by Craf-T Products. I painted the chipboard stems and the grungeboard letters in "RIDE!" with acrylic paint, and I highlighted the circles with chalk. The "Let's" letters are Blue Alpha Transfers.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Layout with the Big Eyes


There was a very popular artist in the sixties who was known for the big eyes of all the subjects (mostly women) she painted. Her name was Margaret Keane, and there is a movie forthcoming about her life. I often think about those paintings when I look at my granddaughter and her amazing, beautiful eyes.

When I saw this photo, I was compelled to find some Keane paintings, and I've included some copies in this layout.

I typed the journaling on the top of the L/O and colored its edges with chalk. I colored the tiny clear stamps of a bird and flowers with gel pens. I painted the large chipboard flower with acrylic paint and topped it with Stickles.