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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Back to the old routine . . .

My girls went back to school this week, so that means we are all back to our regular routines. On the positive side, I have more time to take care of the things at work and around the house, and of course I have more time to scrapbook (yay!). On the other hand, I really enjoy hangin' out with my girls everyday, so I was a little sad to see them go back to school. I estimated that during the 3 weeks they were home I: took them to the park 8 times, wiped away 21 tears, heard the question "I'm bored, what should I do?" 8 times, mediated 27 sibling fights, answered 892 questions about everything under the sun, gave 475 kisses (and got just as many in return), and I loved every minute of it!!

Here's a layout I just finished using Melissa Frances' Ambiente papers (one of my favorite lines). Most of the products came from a kit from A Million Memories.


I painted the edges of the photos and paper with white paint. I also coated a piece of corrugated cardboard white, then I embossed the edges with silver embossing powder:


THE FLOWERS: Some of the flowers were white Prima flowers that I sprayed with different colors of Glimmer Mist. THE LEAVES: I used my Cricut to cut the leaves (hurray, I'm finally getting some use out of it!). I then inked the edges of the leaves, dry embossed the veins, highlighted the veins with a silver Sakura Stardust pen, and then folded each leaf for dimension. As a final touch, I coated the leaves with Diamond glaze to give them a little shine and to help maintain the fold.


And my little tip for the day: to keep the ends of my ribbon from fraying, I like to put a little Stickles on the cut edges. Not only does it prevent fraying, but it gives the ribbon some pretty sparkle!


And here's a little card I made for a sketch challenge on Scrapperie:



Thanks for visiting! Enjoy your week!!

19 comments:

Suzanne said...

Stacy, your layout is absolutely stunning! Breathtakingly beautiful! UNcaseable! LOL TFS!

Rochelle said...

Stacy your layout is sooo friggin cute!! I love it. And the card... OMG... totally lovely!

Corien XXX said...

I soooo love this LO, gonna lift it for sure

Diva Scrapper said...

Amazing...just simply elegant and stunning. I love your style and the feeling you created on your layout and card.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Beautiful layout and card!!!

Susan Coish said...

That LO is GORGEOUS!!! Is that a mirror in the corner? So cool!!

Jana Eubank said...

The texture and detail you put into your work just blows me away! Unbelievable!!! :D

Lisa Spiegel said...

That is soooo pretty, Stacy!!

Michelle said...

WOW! Stunning! I love all the details in your layout! beautifull!

Lorrie said...

GORGEOUS! Absolutely gorgeous!

Stacy Cohen said...

Yes, Susan! That's a Heidi Swapp bird mirror in the corner. Thanks for the comments!!!

Chris said...

stacy these are just plain beautiful!!! well not plain but BEAUTIFUL!!

Michelle McGee said...

Unbelievably beautiful work

kat said...

love your layout and card, absolutely gorgeous!!

Corien XXX said...

I have left you an award on my blog

Marcie said...

Your layout is amazing! Such incredible detail!

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Stacy, your work is amazing!! So many beautiful details & textures to enjoy!! Wow!!

Cyndi said...

Wow Stacy those are some amazing LO's. There is no shock that Scrapbooks etc would be publicizing one of your LO. You do awesome work! Congrats!

Neusinha said...

Maravilhoso. BeautifuL!!!!