Saturday, October 30, 2010

blog hop

I am going to be a part of my very first blog hop! I'll post on Monday, November 1st with a holiday themed project and a list of other bloggers who have created holiday projects. Follow the hop, it will be up until November 7th to see some really creative crafters. I will give away a prize at the end of the week. Leave a comment about the project and I will randomly choose a player to send some scrappy goodness to. See you at the hop!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

a new post...finally

I've been working diligently on scrapbook layouts but haven't done much here lately. I've done a few different projects and layouts that I really like. Here is one I did of a photo I found of Rebekah, dressed up as Strawberry Shortcake. This layout actually started out as a tag. I had scrapped four mini-albums, from scratch mind you, about 80 pages plus covers. I was all scrapped out. Jax came over to scrapbook and I finished a layout I had started. When I am burned out like that, I like to pull out stuff and play. That's how the tag got started. Once the tag was done, I couldn't set it aside, I loved how it looked. I saw Strawberry Shortcake and knew they would be perfect together.
I started with a Tattered Angels tag that had some print around the edges. I added inks and stamps and then a die cut of a bird in a cage. The photo doesn't do the tag justice, the birdcage is paper covered with an old lace doily, the bird just paper. Maya Road chandelier dangles hang off the tag. Prima flowers and rhinestone swirl pull it all together. I made the ticket strip with the Tim Holtz ticket die and stamped it with one of his ticket stamps on patterned paper. I think there is some October Afternoon in here as well. Everything is distress-inked, of course.