Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Prima and a gauze technique tutorial

I have another family photo layout to share today.  This one features lots of Prima goodies:
One of my favorite non-scrapbooking products to use on my scrapbook layouts is gauze. You can either use regular gauze or cheesecloth material (I found some cheesecloth-like material at a local specialty fabric/upholstery store).  I used Shimmerz Spritz and gauze to create the ethereal-looking background here:

I put together a little tutorial for the A Million Memories blog a couple months ago.  Here's a recap of the step-by-step:

1. First prepare your background. Start with a piece of heavy cardboard and coat it with gesso:
2. Once the gesso is dry, brush/spray on Shimmerz paints and Spritz:
3. Spray your gauze or mesh with Spritz (I used two different colors here). I like to spray on waxed paper so that I can mop up every last drop of the Spritz:

4. Once the gauze is dry, adhere it to your cardboard with Mod Podge:
And there you go!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lily Bee Time!

I recently received a big box of all the new Lily Bee products and WOW . . . everything is just GORGEOUS!!   Here's a layout I made with the new Hello Sunshine line:

I often frame my layouts with patterned paper, and this beautiful Lily Bee paper was perfectly suited for a family photo frame.   I simply cut out the inside piece, machine-stitched around the inside and outside edges, and then I adhered two different types of lace trim to the back of the frame to give it some dimension:
And a close up of the various flowers and glittered leaves:
  I'm lovin' all these Lily Bee goodies!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Prima Masquerade Ball Masks

I was asked to make a couple creative projects for Prima a while back, and here is one of the things I came up with.  I made these Prima-adorned masks:

If I ever get invited to a fancy masquerade ball, I'll be set!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cosmo Cricket layouts and A Million Memories DT news

Thank you Cosmo Cricket for sponsoring the A Million Memories DT again!   Here are a few of the projects I created:
I cut out a dress form and used it as a mask with Shimmerz Spritz:

Yes, that is my hand in a turkey's butt:  I had to call my mom halfway through the process because at first I couldn't find the bag of turkey parts you're supposed to take out before you bake the turkey.  She told me to try the other end. :)  The turkey turned out great, if I do say so myself!  The paper strips on this page were inspired by Jen Jockisch's style.  And here's a little card:

Thanks, Cosmo Cricket!

Also, A Million Memories is currently having a Design Team call!! You can check out all the details here:  A Million Memories DT call.  

That leads me to my next bit of news . . . this will be my last month on the AMM Design Team.  I've been on the team for a year now, and I've had a blast creating with Michelle's beautiful kits and working alongside some amazingly talented and super sweet ladies.  Thank you SO much for the opportunity, Michelle!  I love AMM and it's become my scrappy home, so I'm still going to be an active member of the boards there.  I can't wait to see who makes the new team!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Hi everyone!  I have a festive layout to share today.   It features pictures of my girls during a little shopping trip while we were in Mexico a few years ago.  Oh how they LOVE to shop!  Yes, I know I'm going to be in big trouble when they get older.
I created a little fringed edge on the background cardstock and painted it with Shimmerz Glimmer Blingz.  Love that stuff!

This page was featured in the February 2010 issue of Scrapbooks, Etc.:

And I'm tickled pink to say that I also have my work published in the current issues of these fabulous magazines -- Creating Keepsakes (March/April), Scrapbooks & Cards Today (Spring), Somerset Memories (Spring),  the GORGEOUS Swedish magazine, Scrapbooking m.m. (March/April), and Scrapbook Trends (April):

Thanks for letting me share!