Monthly Archives: July 2011

It’s in the cards

This month at Tattered Angels, we’re all crafting up some cards with a little help from our friends at Epiphany Crafts. My first card was inspired by a new book I picked up recently –Collage Couture by Julie Nutting. Such a fun book with great tips for illustrations and collage work.  I clearly need more practice- I cut my girly out of dictionary paper and misted her with Tattered Rose Glimmer Mist, her top is a scrap with some Mermaid Glam and her skirt is made from hearts punched using the Epiphany Button Studio Heart Tool.  For the background I used a Glimmer Screen from the Fancifuls set and Patina Glimmer Mist on top of some Bo Bunny paper.  A few butterflies coated in Big Apple Glimmer Glam to cover up a stamping boo-boo and this card is ready to roll.

Up next, a card with flowers using one of my favorite things to mist – Athletic Tape.  I discovered this one by accident and just love how the color saturates the tape without it losing it’s stickiness.  I sprayed strips of tape with Patina, Turquoise Blue and Dragonfly Glimmer Mists and then accordion folded them into flowers. The tag was left over from last month’s Birthday Girl layout.  For the background I used the plastic grid from a latch hook rug kit as a stencil.

Have you noticed all the projects with pinwheels popping up around the web,  it’s no wonder, they are a great icon of the carefree days of summer.  I couldn’t resist making a card with them.  For the background I was inspired by a piece of paper from Sassafrass’s Sunshine Broadcast collection – since I couldn’t really cut the paper to scale and maintain the look, I created a similar look with glimmer glam, mists and a little distress ink.  Remember that Glimmer Glam works as a resist when you mist on top of it.

 

Until next time…

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Press on…

I can’t believe how fast my vacation has flown by –  not going anywhere or really doing anything has given me some time to reflect on the past year.  Definitely some highs and some lows, just like any year but this past one seemed especially dramatic and for a girl who tries to live drama free that’s been a bit difficult.

The biggest high has definitely been having success in the weight loss arena.  Here’s a little layout with a before and what I like to think of as the half-way point photo.

Now the hard work really begins -keeping up the good fight now that a plateau has set in – it’s maddening to lose so much and then be a stand still for seemingly forever. I know others have been there, are there, will be there so for all of us fighting the fight a little motivation to keep going…

and if that doesn’t do it for you, think about this the next time you are driving by McD’s – a Big Mac has the same calories as 60 – yes 60! large red apples.

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a 360 day

I admit that I was not a huge U2 fan before this day – to be honest I bought the ticker to see The Fray and U2 was second thought. A month and a half later and I’m still in awe about this concert – truly one of the best ever.

A reminder that great live music can make anything better – of only for a couple of hours. The day started out with mega miscommunication – so much that I went to see The Fray by myself (insert pity party here) and they did not disappoint. The night ended with me being angry and letting choice words fly and walking away – but the in between when the guys just rocked – it was magical. I love everything from U2 through the Joshua Tree album after that well I may have said something about selling out – I admit it, I was wrong.  They are amazing!  Short of playing everything from early albums, I couldn’t have picked a better set list.

 

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The Big Book

landed on my doorstep – no not the yellow pages thank goodness — this Big Book


It seems so long ago I sent my pages off to the folks at F&W and this was the first time anything got picked up so it was very exciting, then life got in the way and I kind of forgot about it until the box showed up.  So pleased to be among so many, many fabulous other pages and designers. If you’re looking for a little boost or inspiration it’s in here, every page has two or three awesome layouts.

On page 91 you’ll find this

on page 162 you’ll see this

and finally this beauty appears on page 211

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Oh how I love buttercream…

but sadly with the adaption to the the clean eating lifestyle I can’t really eat it any more.  So what’s a girl to do- scrap with it of course.  I was organizing my photos and layouts and realized that I had used Bazzill’s Buttercream yellow for a base on several layouts –

 

hmm seeing them side by side makes me think this is not buttercream – oh well close enough.

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