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Mercury In Retrograde?

New in my world – a volunteer project.  Every Saturday morning I head out to Zuma’s Ranch and spend two and half hours with this lovely creature

and an equally lovely little girl.  Together we bold over all things girly and horsey.  Such a good fit for my life right now.  One section of the session is about setting goals for the next week, knowing I’ve neglected this little blog for far too long, I set my goal to blog this week and is luck would have it I have a few layouts to share.

It’s no secret I love a good breakfast out and Snooze is my favorite place – lucky for me my sister has fallen in love with their hashbrowns so she makes the drive once a month or so and we have a great time together.

Here’s a quick layout to celebrate the simple tradition

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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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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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Off to Paris

I wish, in the meantime I did get to play with some Parisian inspired items thanks to Tattered Angels and Pink Paislee. If you follow the Tattered Angels blog (of course you do right? if not no time like the present to start) then you have already seen some of these projects, but here in my blog land you get a bonus feature- an extra layout

Up first a layout about my love for small vintage things – curio boxes, alarm clocks, apothecary jars, handkerchiefs from my grandmother.  Many of this items hang out on a small side table in my bedroom – I call it the table of pretties.

It’s a little hard to tell from the picture but the lace is also misted with Cherub Pink — the perfect soft touch.  So you know that glimmer glam is a fabulous paint full of glimmery goodness, but did you know that you can also use it as a fabric stiffener? The bow on this page looks so perfect because it’s hardened to be so.  Just apply the glam to any fabric – shape and let dry – voila!

Up next a party page – nothing better than turning 3 and getting a box full of princess barbies.

I used the mono-print technique with the butterfly screen, some shipping tags and Turquoise Blue and Cherub Pink.

Have you seen all of the beautiful butterfly wreathes popping up on Pinterst?  I couldn’t help myself, I just had to make one.

I used the Slice to cut the butterflies and then misted them with turquoise blue and mustard seed, these two combine to make a great green too. I spray painted a grapevine wreath with white and then used floral wire to adhere.  That’s another tip – buy the wire by the floral section – not beading – same stuff but cheaper and comes with a built in cutter in flowers – silly!

One of my favorite mist techniques is using the background/leftover page that I have sprayed on top of.  This time I set out with intention and temporarily adhered the butterflies to another piece of paper to make this last layout

It was awfully kind and smart of Pink Paislee and the House of 3 folks to make a resist grid paper so I could get my butterflies to line up perfect.  Once the background was dry I did a little paper quilting.  Ribbon is actually athletic tape misted with Dragonfly mist.

There you have it – be sure to pop over to the Tattered Angels Blog and check out what the rest of the team did this month – really fabulous creations.  I think we are all happy to be in our paper and mist comfort zone.

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Help Me Ronda

disclaimer: family this is not an SOS call for our lovely and fabulous sister Rhonda, if so I would spell correctly

I believe that everyone in our life is there for some reason or purpose and I know the ‘Big Girl in the Sky‘ put the lovely Ronda Palazzari in mine for pure inspiration and encouragement.  Slowly but surely, after each scrappy time together a little of Ronda rubs off on me and my pages get better.  Here are a couple that definitely have that Ronda feel.

Patterned Paper: Crate, Sassafrass, My Mind's Eye; Bling: Prima; Ribbon: AC; Chipboard: Maya Road; Tape: Pink Paislee

I was lucky enough to have Ronda right next to me as I was working on the one above, it was almost done just a little something — more bling and some loopies.

and this one I just finished yesterday, Ronda is the queen of paint and mixed media.  Her’s always turns out looking perfect, mine not so much…but luckily for me along comes a tutorial on the SC Blog by Jenn O on turning splotches into digital brushes.  Jenn posted her samples on her blog to the share with the world and I am ever so grateful.

Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Studio Calico; Tape: Pink Paislee; Digiart: Jennifer Olson; Mist:Tattered Angels

the purple block, the darker blue splotches and the grey circles are all digital art. I sprayed a little glimmer mist on top for some contrast and a little something else.  I think I’ve mentioned before that Ronda is responsible for my obsession with this wonderful product.  Before meeting Ronda I think I had 3 bottles (and one was a sample from CHA) and now, well thank goodness for Tattered Angel’s fairies and Archiver’s coupons because the bottle count is probably close to 20.

Another fun note about this layout even though you can’t really tell from the photo, the purple strips at the top and bottom as well as the tape holding pick and ticket are actually the same PP tape.  You can sand the pink paislee tape and a little of the design will show through — so fun

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I ♥ Van Morrison

and one of my favorites has always been Tupelo Honey.

Once upon a time(say 2007, maybe 08) I did a guest host for the now defunct(sigh) blog Journaler’s Junction hosted by my fab friends Emily and Heather, my chosen prompt: song lyrics. The ubertalented Lisa Dickinson did a layout using the lyrics from this very song.

Fast forward two years and along comes the May Studio Calico kit with a honey comb paper. Since I haven’t been scrapping much the paper went into the storage bag with little love, then last night I had an idea to cut the paper in the way you see it here and then I noticed the name.

The lightbulb went off…now it was my time to immortalize this great song.

I love it when a plan comes together.

Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, Scenic Route; Alpha: October Afternoon, MME, Making Memories; Big Ass Bling: Pink Paislee

that I had this cute shot of Sienna in Easter Outfit #2 handy was a nice bonus.

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