Monday, January 11, 2021

Cardinal Memory Box

Design Credit: The top of the memory box was inspired by a Jan Hobbins cardinal card. I used the techniques she used to make the cardinal and the greenery and holly berries. 

When I first saw the Tim Holtz Feathered Cardinal die I immediately knew I wanted to make a memory box. My father passed away in August and my mom the previous May. I wanted to make something special to hold some of their possessions and photos. Cardinals represent visitors from heaven so I thought it would be perfect for the top of the memory box. I loved Jan's design so I decided to use that for the top of the box. Thank you Jan for the wonderful design and inspiration!

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Sunday, December 6, 2020

Christmas Wish Scrapbook Layout

I created this layout using the Very Merry Collection from Simple Stories. The floral papers in this collection are beautiful. I love how the red and green pops against the black background. I decided to scrap this black and white photo because I love how it looks with the colors in the collection. You'll notice from my other scrapbook layouts that I usually scrap only 1 photo per page. The photos I choose to scrap are my favorite photos. I decided a long time ago that I wouldn't scrap every photo. It was just too overwhelming to attempt to scrap all of them. By choosing only a few favorites I feel less stress and I can enjoy taking my time creating each layout!


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Friday, December 4, 2020

Winter Scrapbook Layout - Flurries

I really love Simple Stories scrapbook papers and embellishments. The Freezin' Season Collection is adorable and very girly. The perfect collection to match my daughter's winter photos. It goes perfectly with her pink snowsuit! The little houses, trees and mountains are whimsical and cute. I used lots of adhesive foam dots to create dimension and machine stitching to add some additional texture to the layout. I added a lot of details to this page, but the adorable photo of my daughter is still the focal point of the layout. My daughter is now 20 and a junior in college. I'd say I'm a tad behind on my scrapbooking. I know a lot of you can relate!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Christmas Wooden Block - Winter Deer

This is the second wooden block I've made using lots of Tim Holtz products and techniques. The Tim Holtz pine cone paper was the starting point for my project. I knew I had to use it because it's absolutely gorgeous! Neutral colors and pops of gold were also used to create this wintry Christmas scene. I leave this piece out during the winter months because it doesn't look too Christmasy (is that a word?). I love the tiny Tim Holtz deer and trees that are adorned with gold baubles. The tiny packages wrapped in Tim Holtz papers complete the scene on top of the block. Tim Holtz dies were used to create the winter scene on the front of the block.


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