I am a mother. I am a wife. I am a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a cousin.
I am a scrapbooker.
I have always been artistic, it just took me a while to find my outlet. I sew, needlepoint, and draw. I also enjoy cooking and baking. I have dabbled in scrapbooking since high school by adding memorabilia to my pictures, but something was still missing.
I found modern scrapbooking after our first daughter was born and I have not looked back. I really do hope that someday, my children look at my scrapbooks and really get who I am and how much I love them. Within the last few years, I've been introduced to mixed media and well, the world will never be the same.
My husband of 12 years and I have two sweet little girls, aged 9 and 3. They are funny, sassy, sometimes naughty, silly, gorgeous, loving, bright, often cheerful, diva-esque little princesses, and they are the lights of my life. I am lucky to be married to my best friend; I swear, I love him more every day. In real life, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but my true loves are all at home. :)
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Little Star Sweeper

I'm very excited to post my first Flamingo Scraps Design Team project!
When my warehouse box arrived, these Pink Paislee Portfolio papers and embellishments begged me to use them to scrap this photo I had just received of my cousin's new baby boy.

The soft ivories and blue, with touches of mustard, really worked with this gorgeous black and white photo.

I started out by laying down some texture using light modelling paste and a Heidi Swapp mask. While that dried, I fussy cut some elements from the Portfolio papers. I knew I wanted to go with lots of layers and a few banners, and I really loved the play of zig zags and stripes in the papers. I love how the light modelling paste is only semi-opaque when used in a thin layer. It adds such amazing texture without feeling thick and heavy. I also used some of the new Cosmo Cricket Glitter Sheets in my layering here. They are self-adhesive, very easy to cut, VERY glittery, and there is no fallout from the glitter (yay for not having glitter all over my desk!).

I used one of the Pink Paislee Artisan Elements Borders with a little ink on top of some of my fussy cutting. I layered in a little washi tape from my stash, a Pink Paislee tag from my warehouse box (did I mention that not only can you get a combination box, but also a paper box or embellishment box?) The chipboard and wooden stars came from the box and from my stash.

Last (but not least!), I had to come up with a title. Something about this photo made me think of the lullabye from "Lady and the Tramp." I think it was the stars I was adding left and right. Anyway, "Little Star Sweeper" sounded just right, and I hand-wrote "la la lu" above. My final touch was a piece of twine with a bow around the photo.
Thanks for looking!

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