It is my pleasure to bring to you a blog site full of ideas, projects and techniques. Please take your time to go through it. You are more than welcome to use my ideas for your own personal use. I do ask that you do not use my ideas for submissions to contests, publications or to sell. I would love to see any ideas of mine created by you. I will be more than pleased to display them here on my blog. Please be aware that some of my acrylic books have been copyrighted and cannot be copied.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Gosh, how did time slip by so fast.  The above picture was taken of me when I was about 4 months old.  Now some years later I think it would be nice to start over, kind of!
The flowers in the left hand corner were made by me.  I cut material in circles, heated the edges with a flame, let them curl and then stacked them with a pretty brad in the center.  The bling is by Prima, just love the mixture of pearls and a small flower every so often. As always, I used my favorite Helmar Adhesives.  Love that product and have used for a while now.  BTW-the flowers are popped out so much better when you use the zapdots.  They are 3D Double Sided.  I used 2 on each other and popped it right out.  Cool! 
 If you look to the right of the layout you will see a little girl holding a dolly.  So sweet and it is as if she is watching over me.  The pink doily was made by Basic Grey.  Love it!
I just enjoyed creating this layout and will be doing more in the future.  My mom gave me a number of photos and I will be using them for my layouts and other projects.
Have a great day and remember to try something new today.
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Friday, March 26, 2010

A few months ago I was surfing the internet and came across a display.  The person had taken an old suitcase and opened it up and made shelves inside.  She had used it to display her collection of "Snowbabies".  It did look cute.  
Above is my take on it.  I saw this old blue suitcase, the inside was in good shape and I knew I wanted to give it a try.  My husband then put up a large shelving unit for me and I placed the suitcase on it.  I just love how it turned out.
On the left is a layout of my mother sitting on the family car.  I believe she was 16 at the time.  I used the Graphic45 papers to bring out the car parts of her photo.  I just love it.  Mom was so pretty and quite a "dish".
On the right is a shadow box of my Great-Grandmother Griffin.  I found an old wooden file drawer and decorated it.  That was so much fun and I think the way it turned out fits right into the time period I am creating.
Graphic45 has given me another dimension for scrapping all the older photos my mom has given me.  Love working with it, try it!
Everything is held together, so tightly, with my Helmar adhesives.  I used the adhesive spray, craft glue, scrap dots and the tape runner.  Love, love it!
Enjoy and try something new today.
Happy scrappin'.
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

At The Beach - On The Boardwalk
I came across the photo of my grandparents when I visited my mom a few weeks ago.  They were visiting New Jersey and had their picture taken while they were at the beach.  On the back of the photo my grandfather wrote that they were at Wildwood Beach, NJ and the year was 1930.  I thought it was so funny to see them both dressed so nicely for the beach.  My mom informed me that they had just stopped by to see the ocean and enjoy the beautiful weather. 
The Graphic45 papers "On the Boardwalk" captures the feeling and it was fun to build this book and give the photo new life.
I must tell you about the book cover and back.  I was at an antique store and while browsing around I happen to notice a book that had been tossed in the garbage basket.  It was this book, all apart, in pieces.  I asked the owner if the book was for sale and if I could buy it.  She said just take it! I did! I picked up the book, the size was perfect for the project and it was perfectly distressed by natural time and elements.  I brought it right home and thought about what picture I would put in it and -whallah - this book was born.  I absolutely love how it turned out and it will be a special keepsake for a very long time.
I must also tell you that I used Helmar to adhere every page together.  The spray adhesive is the "bomb"!  I love it!  I also used the runner and a few zap dots. Try it, you'll love it too.
Thanks for checking in today and remember to try somethng new.

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