Monday, November 25, 2013

Crop Production - Part 2

As promised, here are a few more layouts I completed at the crops I attended back in last September and early November.

Our yard backs up to town woods and we are about the only ones without a fence.  We are also the only ones without any plants. The paper came with the trees.  I just added the sticker letters, the string and the tiny little bird houses and butterfly.  Quick and easy.

Piermont is a lovely little town along the Hudson River in the shadow of the Tappan Zee Bridge.  There is a wonderful path that juts out into the river.  Everyone walks there. I used both a stamp and masks from Tattered Angels for the compass image.  The flowers are chipboard from a source I no longer recall.

I used up a bunch of Tim Holtz Grungeboard circles on this one, adding Distress Stain, Distress Ink, Diamond Glaze and Viva Paint to create the grungy look.

Our puppy, Rooney, is no longer this tiny and has turned into a terror, but her face is still as cute as it was back when we first brought her home. I had picked up the ribbon and paw border at the Scrapbook Expo in Edison, NJ, the same morning I did this layout. The tag/card is from 7 Gypsies.  The journaling is under the tag.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Crop Production - Part 1

Back at the end of September and then again at the beginning of November, I attended two weekend-long scrapbooking events. So, I thought I would share some of the layouts I completed. I usually shoot for about fifteen pages.  I remember the days when I would do thirty!  Those days are long gone.  Gone, too, are the days when I got all my scrapbooking stuff (paper, tools, embellishments, cutting mat, etc.) into the space in one trip. I have it down to a science, but five trips is a little ridiculous!

Anyway, here are a few of layouts from the first weekend.  More layouts in the coming weeks.

I used up a bunch of rub-on stitches in this one.  I have been carrying those things around for YEARS!

And I used up a bunch of chipboard on this one. The polka dots on the flowers were made by putting paint on an embossing folder before running it through the Sizzix.  I don't think I will try that again as it was extremely messy and not entirely successful. My poor Fairy Garden succumbed to the elements just this week.

It is hard to see, but the arrow chipboard  and title are covered with Stickles in a very bright red. It took forever to dry.

I really like how this one turned out with the gears and bicycle paper that came in a magazine!

Again, I got to use up a bunch of old metal letters that I got from QVC many years ago.  I put them in an embossing folder and ran them through a Sizzix machine.  I sanded them to highlight the embossing. The paper is one of the last paper packs offered by Creative Memories before they declared bankruptcy back during the summer. The paper edges are highlighted with gold embossing powder. I love the look on my son's face!

More coming soon!