Friday, August 31, 2012

Pion DT Layouts using Grandma's School Book

Hello friends! Are you ready for the long weekend?!? This is the last weekend of the kids summer. They start back to school on Tuesday. It's kinda bitter!! I love having them home but sometimes I just need my alone time. Anyhoo, I wanted to get these layouts up. These are my DT projects for Pion using the Grandma's School Book Collection. Two totally different color schemes from the same paper it!
Natures Beauty
When I scrap pictures of my daughter, Clea, they are usually with nautral colors. She's been my nature girl since before she could walk. So, I always pull blues and greens. I used a large Dusty Attic chippy. I painted it white and used a technique that my dear friend Paulien uses. After the paint dries she smudges puffy paint and heats. I love the texture look it makes!! The butterflies are an item from my Etsy shop. They matched perfectly and brought out a pop of dark against the light!
 Follow your heart
For this page I used the lighter shades of pink and yellow. I wanted a clean design, so I held back from my usual distressing. The photo corners are an item I have in my Etsy shop. They are made white, I just used Victorian Velvet distress ink and sprayed with Perfect Pearls. Once dried I added a bit of white paint to the top.
The new Christmas Collection has been revealed!! Please visit Pion's Blog for more info.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

My family tree and a layout

Hello all! Today I would like to show my family tree I created using the Swirlydoos August Project Kit. Usually, I'm really bad about doing projects. I'm more of a layout type of girl! But, I thought this tree so dang cute.
 A day to remember
For this page I was inspired by Finn. I love her style but was always afraid to spray! Finally, I just said to the hell with it! Once I glued everything down I applied a layer of gesso to everything. Once dried I sprayed and sprayed with glimmermist!! I LOVE IT and will definitely try again!!!
Thanks for taking a peek!


Thursday, August 9, 2012

It's Reveal Day at Swirlydoos

Welcome to Swirlydoos' August Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!

If you came here from Vicky's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today ! Enjoy!




Our monthly sketch

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Sunday, August 12th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Monday the 13th. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down.
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.

My special words are : IN A

The party continues over at 7Gypsies's blog

Hope you get inspired along the way!