Thursday, October 30, 2008

Prima Paintables and Glimmer Mist

Several weeks ago I took a great class taught by Elizabeth Hicks who is an endorsed instructor for both Prima and Tattered Angels (the company that makes Glimmer Mist). I've been a fan of Glimmer Mist for a while now, but in the past I had only sprayed it on my paper, chipboard, flowers, etc. This was the first time that I painted it on with a paintbrush. And now I'm hooked on this technique! Liz showed up with tons of bottles of Glimmer Mist and let us "have at it." It was fun to see all the different color combinations that people came up with. Here is the layout I made during the class:

Photos taken by Melissa Walker Scott of Lullaby Photography.

Monday, October 20, 2008


I have a toot!!!

And in case any of my non-scrapbooking friends or family members are reading this blog entry, I should probably point out that the word "toot" in the scrapbooking world has nothing to do with bodily gaseous emissions. But I digress.

Anyways, I was going to wait until I actually saw it in print with my own two eyes, but I can't contain my excitement any longer and I just have to share the good news now. I recently started submitting some of my layouts for publication, and I had one of them picked up by Memory Makers magazine!!!!! It's going to be in their March/April 2009 issue. I'm super duper excited about it!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Little Cameo

I've been searching for vintage cameo pieces to use on my projects, so when I saw this week's download from Gypsy Rose Paperie, I knew it would make a lovely cameo. I printed out a one and a half inch copy of the image and cut around the little gold frame. I covered it with Diamond Glaze to give it a glossy coat (though you probably can't see the glossy coat in the picture here). Once it was dry, I mounted the image on chipboard that I had painted gold, then attached a string of mini pearls and added a jump ring with a gold ribbon bow. Now I have a pretty little cameo embellishment to use on a layout or altered art project!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Perfect Harmony

Here is my latest creation for Gypsy Rose Paperie. Don't forget that Gypsy Rose offers free weekly downloads that you can use on your own creations! I added this week's vintage image to a layout featuring a photo of my husband and me. Here I am giving my sweet hubby a kiss on the cheek. If I had a thought bubble above my head it would probably say, "Thank you for looking the other way while my never-ending supply of scrapbooking 'stuff' keeps growing every day."

Wish us luck . . .
The computer at our house is about 12 years old (give or take), and after reaching its capacity on memory and hard drive space, it's about to take its last breadth of life. So we finally bit the bullet and bought a new computer. Tomorrow is the "big day": my husband is going to attempt to do all the set-up, software installation and document transfer himself (I know what you're thinking . . . oi vey!!). I'm hoping that he will be able to get our new computer up and running by Monday and that all of our data will be safely transferred over. But if you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know that things didn't go quite as smoothly as I had hoped. Keep your fingers crossed for us! I've got all my fingers AND toes crossed.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Fun, fun weekend!

What a fun, fun weekend! I had a blast at the Scrappin' Escapes scrapbook retreat that was held in Irvine this past weekend. It was three blissful days of scrapping, chatting and eating. Let me tell you, Jessica puts on the best retreats!! While I was there I took two FABULOUS classes taught by Liz Hicks, and I fell in love with Prima and Glimmer Mist all over again. This scrappin' escape was just what I needed! The only thing that was lacking during the long weekend was sleep, so now I need to go take a little nappy. Night, night.