Saturday, January 1, 2011

Window to the World

Happy New Year to all my dear friends.  May the Lord bless your 2011!

I went out of my comfort zone on this layout.  You know I just love to fill up a page with all kinds of goodies.  When I found this photo of Joseph from 1998 looking out the the window we put in during our attic renovations in North Carolina, I knew it would be perfect for this kind of page.

 
I was inspired to keep it simple with Scrap-Friendzy's Scrap UR Stash Challenge #6 to start with a sheet of cardstock and for the rest of the page use paper from the scrap pile.  I had this wonderful little scrap that gave just the pop of color I was looking for.  The photo mat paper was sitting in my scraps already crimped.  I just had to trim and ink.  (Of course I had spent all kinds of time exploring how I could frame that little photo, when it hit me to just use this crimped scrap - oh the time I could save if I just saw these things right away - lol!)  I used home made glimmer mist left over from another project on the Kraft paper.  (Alcohol ink, Perfect Pearls, and water in a Mini Mister)  I received the stamps from my scrappy friend, Lisa, a few months back.  I am so blessed to have a large format printer, so I was able to print the journal/title right on the Kraft paper.

Here's a scrappy hint for you.  When using glimmer mist, use a repositional adhesive spray to attach your paper to a 12 x12 piece of chipboard or cardboard before misting.  This will help keep your paper from warping.  Mine still warped a little bit, so next time I am going to try drying the glimmer mist between color applications. 

I am also entering this at a new site for me - Southern Girls ~ Challenge #9 - Anything goes

Don't forget to head on over to Scrap-Friendzy to check out their January Sketch-a thon.  They are giving a sketch a day this month and prizes too!  The first one is up and it is gorgeous.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

~ Blessings ~

48 comments:

  1. I am not a scrapbooker at all but I love your LO!! They are amazing!! came here from Feline playful and am now a follower!!

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  2. Very serene!! I love it!! I found your blog through the event at Feline Playful and have become a follower : )
    Happy crafting in 2011!
    Hugs~
    Dana

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  3. Your layouts are very nice! Love the bits of blue in this one!

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  4. I love your layouts tracy, they are very beautiful

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  5. Love the layout.I am visiting from Feline Playful!I have now become a follower.Happy New year.xxx

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  6. Wonderful layout! Came here through Feline Playful!

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  7. I love all your layouts tracy, i have promised myself that for 2011 i'm going to get at least one page done a month.
    Shell xx

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  8. Awesome layouts.I found your blog through Feline Playful and now am a follower.

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  9. Hiya, i came over from the Feline game. Lovely blog,im following and will have a proper look around when i have more time! xx

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  10. WOW ... you did such a beautiful job on this layout! And yes I think the simplicity of it truly bring attention where it belongs ... on the photo!
    I have come here through the Feline Friends and I'm so happy I did! Your work is awesome and very inspirational! Keep up the good work ... I'll be seeing you again soon!

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  11. Your layouts are so pretty, loved "walking" through your blog!

    Happy New Year and a toast to a creative 2011!!

    Warm wishes, Renata

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  12. Perfect photo for your chosen sentiment, your attic looks amazing would love to see photos .
    Hugs

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  13. So nice Layout! Thanks for sharing. I am a follower now. I came via Feline Playful :)

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  14. WOW! This is just sensationa. Love everything about it.
    Lynn

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  15. I am now a new follower and friend via Feline Playful. Great blog! Happy New Year!

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  16. Happy New Year!!!

    I'm Lisa and I am an avid card-maker who loves coloring with Copics and working with Digi Images.

    I hopped over here from Feline Playful and now will be one of your new Followers!!

    Happy Crafting!! You're off to a great start!!

    Lisa
    ThePurplePlace

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  17. Hi, im here through feline playful! Stunning layouts! Im more of a card maker than scrapping, but i do want to try a bit harder with my creations!! Im going to become a follower!!! Happy new year!!!

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  18. Happy New Year! I hope you find all sorts of crazy creativity in 2011. Thanks for playing along at Feline Playful and hope you take a few moments to follow everyone in return!
    I'm now a follower. Hugs, Karen
    www.felinecreative.blogspot.com

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  19. Hello Tracey,
    I have arrived here via Feline Playful and am now a follower too. Love the story of your stocking tradition and the card really compliments the colours .

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  20. This is such a clever scrap page. I so love that photo as you say perfect for this page. I want to get into my scrapbooking again so will pop over to Scrap-Frendzys. I came to you through Feline Playful. I'm a follower now. Hugs lin

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  21. Hi,
    Just popped over from feline playful lovely blog and your layout is wonderful...
    Mandy x

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  22. Happy New Year Tracey from a new Feline Playful friend. This LO is absolutely gorgeous! I will be back! Hugs Faye. x

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  23. Wow...what a moving layout! I love it! I have become a new follower thru Feline...glad I am!

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  24. Hi Tracey,
    I'm a Feline Follower :)
    What a lovely LO !
    Greetz
    Margo

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  25. Hi there! What a stunning layout you created. I am joining you from Feline signed up to follow your creative journey. :-) Amy

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  26. You did such a great layout on this page. Simple is "stunning." I found your blog through Feline Playful and am now a follower.You might want to enter your layout in The Creative Cowgirls challenge: Something New.
    Happy New Yearl

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  27. I don't scrap, but I do recognize talent when I see it. Lovely layouts. C2

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  28. this is such a lovely layout, love the clean and simple look, it works really well with that photo. just visiting you from Feline playful, I have become a follower too :) Hugs Gemma x

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  29. Fabulous layout - I just love all that empty space and it works perfectly with the photo subject. Have just joined you from Feline Playful and now following so will be back to visit again soon.
    Jenni x

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  30. Really great layouts!! I just found your blog thru Feline and already you've inspired me to do MORE SCRAPBOOKOING!!
    Happy 2011!
    Farrah

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  31. Hi there, I'm another new follower from Feline Playful. Great layout, looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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  32. This LO is so stunning..simple and dramatic with lots of impact. I'm visiting you via Feline Playful. Have a wonderful evening!

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  33. Wow! What great cards- lovely coloring too! I found your blog through Feline Playful and have become a follower : ) You have great ideas for embellishments!
    Please would you take some time to see me :-)
    Happy crafting in 2011!
    Hugs~
    Shelly

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  34. Fabulous layout, I am now a follower and can't wait to see what else you have to share!

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  35. Beautiful work. I am doing the Feline Play blog hop and was glad to find such nice work!

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  36. Beautiful lo. Love it... great colors and design... HUGS...SK :)

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  37. Your layouts are beautiful. Thanks for sharing :). I found your blog through Feline Playful. Happy New Year to you :)
    Hugs, Neeti

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  38. Oh, your layouts are just great!!

    I found your blog through the event at Feline Playful and have become a follower : )
    Happy crafting in 2011!
    Hugs~
    Claudia

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  39. Another new friend from Feline Playful popping in to visit. Your layouts are beautiful - such lovely color choices. See you again soon. Many blessings in the New Year!!

    Christine

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  40. your layouts are beautiful.
    found your blog on feline playful.

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  41. This is simple but stunning!! Perfect for that great photo! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge and I hope you come back next time! :)

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  42. Such a beautiful layout. So strong in it's simplicity. Isn't it hard to leave all those "white" spaces?! ha

    Thanks for the kind words on my blog. I enjoyed reading them. Happy 2011 to you and your family! Hugs, stacy H-W

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  43. WOW!!! It is very stylish! Great colours! Love all details))
    Happy New Year!!! Hugs. Larisa. xx

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  44. Hi,
    I am from Feline Playful blog.
    I am a new Followers of your blog.
    Your blog is beautiful.
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs Karla

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  45. It's beautiful in it's simplicity. Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls. Hope to see you again. Marie x

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