Thursday, May 27, 2010


I've been playing with the Dusty Attic again...I loved this lantern from looks so old fashioned and I thought it would look lovely on this Lo about my greatgrandmother. I inked it with Tim Hotlz "vintage photo" and then spritzed it with my homemade glimmer mist-frayed burlap{ one dropper full of Tim Holtz distress ink, one scoop of bronze perfect pearls powder and a little that recipe straight off tim holtz videos...check them out on Youtube}. I backed it with a little yellow cardstock to give it a glow effect.I'm also in love with the new "Heritage" cartridge from Cricut. The hat { inspired by Bluedragonfly at} was cut 5 times and layers glued together plus a seperate one cut so that I could cut the stand as an individual piece, slit the hat and fit it inside to give it a more 3 D look. I could have just cut one layer from chipboard but I'm having difficulties with cutting chipboard despite a deep housing blade for my cricut{ any advice???} I also love the little button up boots...They're also from "heritage" . I inked/spritzed them the same and added the buttons with black Stickles.The flowers are from an awesome tutorial from Gabrielle Pollacco[ check her awseome designs out here }which you can find at . I've used them before on my "Serious Soul " lo. They are so versatile and I love that they have dimension yet aren't too bulky on a LO. You may be seeing a few more of these vintage style Los cuz I'm having soooo much fun with them. I did extensive family tree work for many years and have lots of older photos I'd like to do Los with. Thanks for popping by!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Got Me some Dusty Attic!!! WooHoo!!!

OOOO...I'm on cloud nine cuz I finally got my hands on some Dusty Attic laser chipboard this week...two different lots , two days in a row. On Monday I got my mail order from Tracy...check her out here : .She was an angel to deal with! The swirly vine on the left hand side of this 'Journey' Lo came from Tracy's shop. And then today another angel graced me with some more Dusty Attic! My friend, Catherine just got back from a 3 week trip to Australia/Fiji { lucky gal!} and being a real angel listened to my frantic begging via email while she was vacationing in Perth { home of Dusty Attic} and boot it to Tommorrow's Memories scrapstore there... with 45 mins to her flight!... and snagged me some awesome pieces{ including my much coveted wire dress form!!!} Now how's that for going above and beyond? Thanks Catherine! I can see that I'll be having more of this stuff cuz I'm in LUUUUUV! You can do just about anything with this, paint . mist... you name it. Check it out here: . It 'll leave you drooling! my only problem now is that I love it so much that I don't want to use it all up! I'd like to tell you about a cute little cricut idea that I used here { wish I could give appropriate credit but I forget where I saw this ...if it was your idea let me know and I'll give kudos to ya!} I really wanted the "journey " title to have depth to it so I cut the same word out 5 times and glued them one on top of each other. I love the dimension it adds. I then inked and spritzed it the same colors as the Dusty Attic swirl! Thanks for popping by!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Same product/different looks

Today I thought I'd share with you two recent Los that I've done using the same paper line but they are so different. I don't know about you ,but sometimes I look at products and think" I love it but it doesn't fit 'my style'." Altho I don't really think I have a style per say but I guess I do lean a little toward the vintage, shabby chic style ...I certainlt like to clutter up my pages ! LOL
I had picked up this Imaginesence line at my LSS the other day and thought it was really cute and playful. My first Lo using it was "Nana's Girl". I felt it really suited the playfulness of the pics of Chelsea and my mom fooling around a couple of summers ago in PEI. This Lo took HOURS! so much stitching { but hardly any inking GASP!}. When I was cleaning up my scraptable mess the next day {procrastinator extrodinaire!!!} I got to thinking that I had alot of left over bits and pieces and it seemed a sin to banish it to the scraps container . I wanted to do another Lo...but something waaaaay quicker than the night before. I chose a Becky Fleck Page map design.Follow Becky here . I ended up with this "Family" lo which I feel is very crisp and clean, uses negative space etc. Very uncluttered and so unlike me! {Practically had to sit on my hands to not add more!}But it just goes show how the same product can give diiferent don't always by pass what you think won't "suit your style". I'd like to wish everyone a great big Happy Mother's Day. Hope you have a wonderful day{ with no smoke alarms from the kids making you breakfast in bed :)} . Check Adrienne's blog for a fantastic Mother's day RAK she's giving away! You can find her here