Thursday, April 28, 2011


Hello Friends! I hope this finds everyone doing well!
 The inspiration for this layout is the wonderful  photo of my nephew Joseph with  his awesome smile & summer shirt! It has been quite dreary spring in the Midwest so far this year so I thought a dose of summer fun would be the ticket! To me summer is- baseball,flipflops, BBQ & summer shirts!!
I used the awesome Rusted Sun papers made by Fancy Pants & my favorite Bazzil cardstock.

I inked the background paper with Distress Aged Mahogany & Mustard Seed. I then punched sunburts from a punch made by "Punch Bunch" that I purchased at local scrapbook store. I cut them in half, inked the edges & adhered them to the background paper as a border trim!
The banner was made with Bazzil cardstock, & trimmed with yellow cut with my good old deco edge scissors! I added little die cut flowers & buttons for some detail. The banner lettering is Heidi Swapp- originally pink , painted with craft paint & Stickles!

The awesome flourish is from my sweet friend Lucy at It is made by her company Flourish with a Bling. I thought it worked beautifully with the summery theme!
I made a fun flower with my new Lifestyle die "Spray" die & my good old Sizzix Big Shot.
 I added the large chipboard lettering from Basic Grey's  Margie line. It was painted with craft paint & Stickles!! Finally I added the teeny letters to journal what summer fun is!
Well after days & days of rain, tornadoes, & severe storms, this layout was a pure fun to work on!  Here's to baseball, flipflops, BBQ & summer shirts!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Lynn :D

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Honor the Past

 Hello Friends!! I have been so busy the past year that my blog posting & scrapbooking has suffered! Well I think I am at a place to dedicate more time to it now. It felt so good to scrap this layout that I did not want to finish it... I could have worked on it for days!
The inspiration for this layout is the fantastic photo of my Grandpa & Grandma taken in the 1920's.  I love heritage photos, they make wonder about where they were at in their lives at the time the photo was taken!  We should all honor the past as it makes us what we are today!
I used yummy papers from the The Girls Paperie . They are so soft & dreamy, i felt they were perfect for the photo. The script paper is from 7Gypsies.
 I cut 2 die cut shields & layered them on black cardstock & added a circle in the center to hold the photo. I inked all edges with 3 Distress inks- Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick & Broken China.
The title work is Heidi Swap & was originally pink! I paintedthe letters with black craft paint! The "family" chip is Teresa Collins with plenty of ink!
 Simple layered flowers were punched from Martha Stewart punches. Again I inked all layers with the 3 inks to bring in the colors from the die cut shields. I scattered them about the flourishes that were cut with a Sizzix Tim Holtz die.
I punched a GAZILLION small flowers from the pink &white paper, then  inked them with Distress Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw & Broken China. I dotted the centers with Raspberry & Gold Liquid Pearls & Black fabric paint. I then adhered them around the die cut shield! It took some time... but I was having so much time doing it that it really did not matter!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it very much! I feel so lucky to have such great scrappy friends!
See ya soon!
Lynn :)Pin It


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