Saturday, July 21, 2012
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I'm busy getting ready to go on a trip to the New Jersey Shore and Baltimore with my husband. He has a business trip scheduled and asked me to come along. I've never traveled on one of his business trips before, so thought I'd give it a try. Besides we'll be celebrating our 30th anniversary on Monday. Of course, I'll be taking some scrapping supplies with me for the down time while he's working.
Our precious Ellie left this world earlier this year. The Lord gave us nearly 13 wonderful years with her. My brother gave her to Grace as a 4-H project back in 2000 when we moved back to Ohio. Ellie was 15 months old with no training, and Grace was a mere 11 years old. What a team they made. Grace ended up capturing every UKC obedience title with her. She also captured 2 National Junior wins and was nationally ranked among the adults for several years. In their final year of competition, they placed third in the county at the UKC National Invitational among some of the best dog handler teams in the country.
I don't normally create many white space pages, but when I saw the challenge to use White Space for the July Bo Bunny challenge, I knew this Beautiful Life paper would be so perfect for this photo and for a white space design. I glittered up the letters on the word beautiful by painting some stickles on certain parts of the letters. It doesn't show up real well in the photo, but adds so much sparkle in person. I also highlighted the flower on the left side of the paper by stitching around the printed image.
I used Shannon's gorgeous July sketch for design inspiration.
Here is Shannon's amazing sketch:
Be sure to stop by The Scrapping Stamper (Shannon) to see what her talented DT created with this beautiful sketch.
Stacked Trinkets ~ for my large flower I Misted a Petaloo flower for the base, removed the center, then layered on one of my twine flowers. For the center, I glued the Forever Fall oval trinket piece over top of the square piece.
Leaves ~ The leaves where cut with my Donna Salazar Rose Creations Die, then shaped and inked.
Misting ~ I misted several of the flower pieces and the larger chipboard border with Donna Salazar Smooch Spritz in Caramel Latte, and for the rust colored flower I also used her Woodgrain Smooch.
Inking ~ I used several chipboard pieces from the Bo Bunny Et Cetera collection. I modified the colors to go with the Beautiful Life papers by inking them with several colors of distress ink. Isn't my butterfly so pretty resting atop this Et Cetera chippie!!
Corrugated Butterfly ~ I've created this butterfly using Donna Salazar Corrugated Board, distress ink, and lots of luscious Caramel Latte Smooch!! I really inked this one up more than I normally do to give a more distressed look to go with these gorgeous papers.
Stitching ~ These delicate flowers got lost into the background, so I decided to accent them with some hand stitching. Yes, I know, quite time consuming but worth the effort, don't you think?
Bling ~ The chipboard border needed just a touch of sparkle, so I added the Bo Bunny icandy rhinestones across the top, and the Smooch Spritz gives a bit of shimmer as well.
Twine Frame ~ I've seen these twine frame starting to pop up and knew that this photo would be a perfect one to frame up this way.
Doily ~ The gorgeous doily was cut from the Beautiful Life Dots paper using my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.
Distressing ~ Of course I used my DSD Distrezz-It-All for all of the straight edges, and my Prima Distressing tool for the little flags.
Bo Bunny Beautiful Life, Beautiful Life Dots, Olivia Dot
Bo Bunny Et Cetera Chipboard
Bo Bunny Trinkets Forever Fall
Bo Bunny Cardstock Stickers Country Garden Tiny Type
Bo Bunny iCandy Jewels Touch of Spice
Queen & Company Adhesive Pearls - Chocolate Delight
Donna Salazar Zutter Corrugated Board
Petaloo Floral Embelishments: Canterbury Rose - Paprika; Darjeling Collection - Poppy Mix, Mini Mix Black/Cream/Brown
DMC Embroidery Floss #3776
Donna Salazar Smooch Spritz - Caramel Latte; Woodgrain
Distress Ink - multiple colors
Ranger Stickles Diamond
Helmar V2 Vellum Adhesive (spray)
Helmar Zap Dots 1/4" clear squares
Scotch Acid Free Quick Dry Adhesive
Donna Salazar Distrezz-It-All
Donna Salazar Rose Creations Die Set
Art Philosophy Cartridge
Cricut Expression 2
Tonic Studios Piercing Tool
Prima Distressing Tool
Bazzill In Stitch'z Foam Mat
I also entered this at:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ as a second entry in Challenge #148 to add sparkle to your project - Rhinestones and Smooch Spritz. **
Word Art Wednesday - Use an encouraging sentiment. **
Scrapping Everyday Miracles - Challenge #18 Created Beauty/twist - use stitching - This LO celebrates the beautiful life our Lord gave us with Ellie - friend and companion to our daughter, Grace. I stitched around the flowers. **
Scrapbook Sisters - Spring or Summer challenge - Spring photo of Ellie. (July 31)
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~ Blessings ~