Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Photo Book

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Friday, November 2, 2012


Two of my favorite people in this world are my two youngest daughters. Among their amazing qualities is the way they keep their relationship with each other strong and vibrant even while they now live miles apart. While they both resided in the same home it was common to capture perfect pictures of the two of them together on a daily basis. What you see in the photos above is the way they lived every moment. Having the two of them in the same house was heaven everyday. Every girl deserves to have a sister as dear and true as Andi has in Amanda, and Amanda has in Andi.

Before they came to earth,
Andi and Amanda 
chose each other as

I made this wood shape flower using a bit of scrap paper
from the Close To My Heart paper kit and using the technique
 I show in the post which follows this one. 

I love adding tulle, and ribbon, and bling.
I had no specific plans for this copper ribbon when I
picked it up just the other day at the sale at Archiver's. 
I decided it was a perfect touch of flourish for this page.

What is your favorite flourish for your pages?
I would love to hear from you.

Create something beautiful everyday!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

How To Decorate Chip Board Shapes With Any Paper Pattern

Wood shapes and chip board come in a vast variety of adorable options.
The frustrating part is that they seldom come in the
color or pattern to match my current projects.

Using my Fiskar exacto-knife, Tombow multipurpose glue, a cutting mat,
and a bit of patterned paper I will show you how I turn
this wood shape into a beautiful embellishments to match my project.

Since I want to show the green side of this paper I will glue
my wood shape onto the reverse side of the paper.

I like the controlled tip applicator of the Tombow Multipurpose glue.

I place the glue side down and gently add pressure to insure a secure
and even bond of paper and wood. Using a stylus
I clean up any glue oozing from the sides before it dries.

Using my Fiskar exacto-knife I carefully cut the paper close to the edges of the wood shape.

When I have completely cut around the shape
it is ready to be inked, misted, glittered, or added to my project just as it is.
This same technique works great with chipboard shapes and alphabets.

I would love to hear what techniques you use on chipboard and wood shapes.

Happy crafting!