Thursday, July 29, 2010

More for Grandma's book!

Hello again!!! These 8x8 LO's are alot more time friendly than a 12x12!! I do plan to return to 12x12 but I have to get my grandmother's book done first!!! And here is the one I titled "Grands" I weaved a purple ribbon through the top part of the doiley. The title was so super fun to do. I painted the chipboard letters white. Then dabbed them in embossing ink, put UTEE on them and while the UTEE was still wet, I sprinkled Martha Stewart micropearls onto them. Then I put 2 more layers of UTEE on top to hold the micropearls. But you have to work fast so the UTEE will stick to the first wet layer. Butterfly came from wedding section of hobby lobby. The picture is of my grandmother with her grandchildren.
This is a picture of my dad, aunt and 2 uncles. The background (white) I sprayed with glimmer mist. The pink background was cut using my cricut. I used the MS butterfly punch. I also hot glued large diamonds on the rikrak ribbon. Diamonds came from the wedding section in Hobby Lobby.
This LO was inspired by Darien over at SB.com. Click her name to be taken to her blog. I used a script stamp and stamped the background. Then I used Gesso and painted over the script to dull down the brightness of it. I inked around each of the cream squares. I also used the same technique with the word "story" as I did on my "Grands" page, using the UTEE and the Martha Stewart Micropearls. I alcohol inked the beaded ribbon and the mat for the picture is a page out of an old book my mother had laying around her house.

My silly cousins playing together (they are brother and sister) Not much to tell her except the green background was cut using the cricut. I glimmer misted the white background. I also handmade the flower in the lower left hand corner. The tutorial for that is in a earlier post.


And as always, thanks so much for taking the time to look and comment on my blog. It means the world to me!!!! Until next time,

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

More 8x8 LO's

So as I've mentioned in my last post, I've been making a scrapbook for my grandmother. She is 92 years old and we don't get to see her as often as I like. This page I used a white 8x8 cardstock that I sprayed with glimmer mist. I then cut out the pp using Gabby's ruffled paper technique. I also used the pleated fan technique in the corner. The butterfly is Martha Stewart Monarch butterfly punch. This is my husband and grandmother. I titled it "Built in Grandson"
It's not very often that grandma has all her children together in the same place. So this picture is going to be very meaningful to her. I used the half shell punch by Martha Stewart and using a 2 3/4 inch paper I cute it all the way around to give it the illusion that it's a full circle. Then I weaved tulle in the middle and finished it with pearls that I hot glued on.
We went bowling while we were in NY visiting. First time I ever bowled with my grandma. It was awesome. My 3 year old and his great grandma bowling together was priceless. She is 92 and still bowls twice a week.

My dad and my 2 uncles. I used the Martha stewart butterfly punch and then glittered just the end of the wings. Letters are thickers. I handmade the flower. It's from a tutorial that I put on here not long ago.



This is my grandma with her sister (my great aunt) who's name is also Grace (same as my daughters) I handmade the flower. I'll have a tutorial for it soon. It's so easy and fun to make!! I painted the fence with Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Crackle paint.





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