The daily creative workouts are working – go figure- just like exercise for the body produces great results- I feel making an effort to do something creative everyday is paying off in my aspect of my life as well. So much, I have an extra layout to share this week.
I don’t know about you, but for me the cold winter days have me longing for spring time – since that’s not going to happen outside – I decided to cheer myself up with some summery papers. These Simple Stories papers were the perfect solution.
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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Developing and implementing systems that work, is a big part of what my friends call my ‘big girl job’, but systems don’t have to stop when 5 o’clock comes around. I love that Tattered Angels partnered with some great companies to come up with paint systems that take the guess-work out of color matching and still leave lots of room for the creative process.
This month I used the Pink Paislee/House of Three Favorites Glimmer Mist Set. The set includes the Starfish, Apple, Sugar Maple and Patina(one of my all time favorite colors) glimmer mists. I love how versatile these colors are…
For my first layout, I misted Starfish and Patina on some lovely Lily bee grid paper to create a springy background, then I combined with some great Basic Grey paper and other embellishments that all came in the September Cocoa Daisy kit to make this fun spring page.
Up next a quick vacation layout, I used the Patina and a torn piece of cardstock to create a wave like effect on the kraft paper and the Apple as a background for my photo block. I also used the Patina to mist the Making Memories butterfly that has been in my stash for ever.
It’s fall here in my neck of the woods, one of my favorite seasons to decorate my home. So for my final project I decided to create a home decor item. I used my cricut to cut a delicate tree out of plain white cardstock and then misted it with all the colors in the set. I used my embossing gun to dry and burn the edges just a bit and then used some temporary adhesive to adhere to my hurricane vase. Tie a ribbon, add a candle and some dried baby pumpkins and voila instant centerpiece.
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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…
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.
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
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.