Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Little Angler

This is such a precious photo of Maria taken a few years back. She is fishing at Grandma and Grandpa Wheeler's house. She is so proud of this wee little fish - just the perfect size for her!

This is another layout using the Scrap~Friendzy "Seaside Cottage" June Kit. There's only one left, so if you like what you see, be sure to grab it. Go here for a photo and list of the gorgeous contents as well as purchasing details. If you missed my other layouts and card from this kit, you can view them here.

Here is a close-up of the scalloped circle. I added some mini pearls between each scallop and inked lightly with Pumice Stone Distress ink. I hand stitched around the inner circle which I had distressed and inked. The buttons are from the kit. I had fun layering, distressing, and hand stitching the photo mat as well. 

I have to say this too. Don't be afraid to embrace your mistakes. I had already attached my photo to the brown dot paper when I decided that I wanted to ink the distressed edges. I thought the mat was wide enough. No problem, well . . . I did get a bit of ink on the photo edge. Rather than reprinting my photo, I decided to try inking all the way around the photo, and as you can see, decided to go with it. Sometimes our mistakes can have lovely and happy endings!

Here is a close-up of the flowers and shells. It is hard to see in the first photo, but I painted diamond stickles on the Prima flowers to add a bit of glittery bling. The jute that came in the kit is so soft and pliable, not like normal jute. I was playing with it and tied this bow first thing. I liked it so much, there was no need to experiment any further. The kit comes with shells, but since mine was shipped out early, it had no seashells. Not a problem, however, I have a little stash of seashells I found on our last trip to the gulf coast of Florida. These little shells and fragments were the perfect colors to go on this layout. The paper "shell" peaking out from under the burlap was fussy cut from a scrap of Gabrielle Unwritten. The light creamy color of the burlap is so perfect with this paper. 


I discovered a new way to create the scalloped circle border that makes it easier to get the corner punched scallops evenly spaced using a template I created. If anyone is interested, please let me know, and I will create a photo tutorial and make the templates available for you to download. 

The stitching was done by piercing holes with the In-Stich'z piercing tool and my Tim Holtz Ruler. If you haven't seen the Tim Holtz ruler with holes every eighth inch, it's great to use as a guide to pierce stitching holes. The piercing tool fits perfectly through the holes in the ruler. 

Supplies used in creating this layout:
Bo Bunny ~ Gabrielle Dot/Unwritten
Bo Bunny ~ Double Dot Coral/Island Mist
My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found Portobello Road ~ Family
Prima ~ Orchard Mix Sunglow Flowers
Bo Bunny Cardstock Stickers ~ True Friend (title frame and letter stickers)
Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Walnut Stain/Pumice Stone
DMC Floss ~ #760/#3031
Ranger ~ Stickles: Diamond
Want 2 Scrap ~ Baby Bling Pearls 

Tim Holtz Ruler
Martha Stewart ~ Deco Shells Corner Punch (around the page)
In-Stitch'z Piercing Tool

Also entered in:
Use it Tuesday Challenge #9 ~ Dies, Punches, Cutouts, Oh My!: The corner punch that I used to create the shell scalloped circle is one I bought last summer and am finally using for the first time. **
Design Dollies ~ Summertime Is HERE!: fishing on a lovely summer day (June 20)
Catered Crop Linking Party FTR14: From Hannah's card I used, distressing, piercing tool and instead of machine stitching - hand stitching, pearls, scalloped circle. **
Sugar Creek Hollow ~ Doilies Challenge: I used a corner punch to create the doily on my LO. **

Thanks for stopping by. I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. This is gorgeous, beautiful layout.

  2. Cute little girl and beautiful page!

  3. Hello Tracey! This is just stunning! I adore all of the details.
    Also wanted to let you know that I was able to see the layout you submitted for the fun in the sun challenge & it is just magnificent.
    You never cease to amaze me!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday. I consider it a treat to visit your blog & have the opportunity to view such splendid talent.
    Take care.

  4. gorgeous! wow this is amazing!! you did such an amazing job with this kit, love all the beautiful embellies!!!

  5. Oh wow this layout is FANTASTC!Such a beautiful project,With all the great colors and textures. Amazing job!!!:)

  6. Wow, Tracey! This is gorgeous! Beautiful work on the stitching and the punching. Thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

  7. what a gorgeous lay-out! it works so well with the picture and all that stitching is just yummi! thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday :)

  8. Gorgeous card!!! I just love this cute little girl's picture.. she is looking cute and lovely.. Those scalloped circle design and the flowers designs are looking nice. Thanks for this great post..Best outsourcing websites

  9. Wow. Beautiful page. I love the mini pearls on the scallop die. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Use it Tuesday and we hope to see you next time! - DT Heather

  10. Oh wow...this is such a fantastic layout and a cute photo. Love the stitching you have done it really finishes the page. Thanks so much for adding our Unstampabelles badge to your sidebar...wishing you luck in the Candy.

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  12. Tracey, this is such a gorgeous layout! Well done using that amazing kit!! The photo is truly precious too!! I love the layering, the distressing, and the stitching!!

  13. So Beautiful....Your stitching is amazing, I can't believe you did it by hand, it so perfect. So many gorgeous details. And what a beautiful photo!

  14. This is one of the most beautiful scrapbook pages that I have ever seen. Just absolutely love all of the lovely details you have put into this and the inking around your photo gives it such a lovely vintage look. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you next week.

    Patti DT/SCH

  15. This is just stunning! You have so many details - I especially love the burlap, the flowers and the shells and that gorgeous scallop circle. Please sent me the instructions on how to make one! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow challenge, I hope you will join us again next week!

  16. Fabulous page and what a little cutie. The embellishments are so perfect and I love the circle. I have that punch and would love to have your instructions for making an evenly spaced circle. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  17. just beautiful! Hugs! Dina

  18. Oh my, so many beautiful details - it's stunning. And your page is so perfect for that picture. Thank you for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

  19. Wow this is wonderful. So much to enjoy and look at on this scrapbook page. So beautifully done. Thanks for playing in the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge!

  20. what a great page!!! and love all those great details on it, that picture is priceless!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with the Dollies!!!!

  21. Such a beautiful layout thanks for sharing!!!

  22. OH MY GOSH, this is so stunning! I love all of your soft colors and intricate detail work. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Use it Tuesday and usin' what you got!


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