Monday, March 20, 2017

Together

Hi everyone!  I've got a layout to share that I created with fabulous 
chipboard by 2Crafty Chipboard today.

 I made this layout  for a special friend of mine and based it off the current challenge over at More Than Words March Challenge, Beautiful & Butterfly.  To me, my friend and her husband are a beautiful couple, full of love for each other, family and friends.

I love the mixture of embossing powders I used on the Foliage Cluster and Frame Celia's, a mixture of black and bright blue.

Tucked beneath the flowers I used a piece from the Leafy Shrub Set 2, embossed with a couple shades of green.

I kept the title simple, applying some pink ink. It is part of the Mini Word Set 2.

2Crafty Chipboard Used:

I'll be back in a few days to share another layout with you.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Love You - 2Crafty Chipboard

Hi everyone!  Back to share another layout created for 2Crafty Chipboard and the February Challenge at Words and Paintery.

 Lots of flowers, butterflies, chipboard and layers!  I was drawn to the February Challenge at Words and Paintery. Love the color palette.


Lots of 2Crafty Chipboard used.  Frame Yvette's was embossed with oatmeal. 

The Flourish Adornment 2 was embossed with oatmeal also.  I cut it into 2 pieces.

Here I've placed the other half of the Flourish Adornment 2.

Love the title!  I embossed it with an antique pink powder.

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Frame Yvette's
Love You
Flourish Adornment 2


Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Moment Captured - 2Crafty Chipboard

Hi everyone!  It's that time of the month when I get to share my layouts created for 2Crafty Chipboard.

I love the outdoors and two of my favorite things are butterflies and flowers.  I found this beautiful butterfly on Pinterest and was drawn to the colors.   I applied some misting, inking and random stamping to the background paper.

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Addy's Butterflies 
Heidi's Vines
A Moment Captured



I applied brown and melon embossing powder to the Heidi's Vines and added some coral microbeads.

The Addy's Butterfly was embossed with a mixture of brown and antique taupe powders.

I used the same mixture of brown and antique taupe embossing powders on the title.

I'll be back in a couple of days to share another layout.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Picture Perfect

Hi everyone!  Hope you've been enjoying the weekend.  I know I have!  I just completed a layout I made for a couple of challenges.  It's been awhile since I've participated in any and there were a couple that caught my eye, the Mixed Media &Texture Challenge at Picture This Challenges and the January Challenge at Words & Paintery
I used papers by Blue Fern Studios, lots of flowers from my stash and 2Crafty Chipboard

Here's a little info on the challenges:
Create a project and incorporate mixed media and textures. I did a lot of stamping on my background paper, along with some inking, misting, paint splattering as well as some stenciling.  

Love the color scheme for the January Challenge at Words & Paintery. I also took to heart the written part of the challenge.  I remember years ago when my marriage was falling apart I was told by someone that you stick with it, even if you aren't happy.  That's the way it should be.  Nevertheless my marriage did not last.  When I saw the picture I used on Pinterest it made me think of the couple in the picture.  Obviously in their golden years and wondering what obstacles they faced in life and what made them stay in it for the haul.

Here are a few closeups:






That's it for today.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Don't Let Anyone Ever Dull Your Sparkle - 2Crafty Chipboard

Hi everyone!  I'm back to share my second DT project for 2Crafty Chipboard.  
I love this photo of a dear friend's daughter.  She has such a sweet smile. 
 I used various papers from The Bo Bunny collection Winter Wishes along with some Prima flowers
and of course 2Crafty Chipboard!  I did some light misting and inking on the background paper and added some masking using a snowflake stencil.

On both sides of the photo I used a flower doily chipboard embossed pink.  Beneath my flower cluster is one of Brooke's Swirls  embossed with icicle powders and tiny silver microbeads.

The right of my photo I placed a flower doily chipboard along with Breanna's Swirl chipboard, embossed with icicle powder and tiny silver microbeads.

Love this title!  A perfect compliment to the sweet photo.  I embossed with light pink and icicle embossing powers.  I added some paint splatters to the background paper along with some bling.

2Crafty Chipboard used...
Breanna's Swirl
Flower Doilies
Don't Let Anyone Ever Dull Your Sparkle - title
Brooke's Swirls
Well, that does it for today.  I've got a project I've been working on for a challenge blog that I hope to have finished soon so I can share it with you this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Just Love Our Story Featuring 2 Crafty Chipboard

Hi everyone!  So glad the weekend is here, even though it is miserable outside.  Temps are above normal, but its foggy and there is a constant mist of rain.  I guess I really can't complain as I tolerate the rain much better then snow.  Hard to believe that we've yet to have any measurable snow.  Today I have a layout to share with you created for 2 Crafty Chipboard.  So honored have been chosen as a member of their design team.  Lots of lovely chipboard to create with!
I love to create romantic, shabby chic layouts with lots of layering, mixed media flowers and of course chipboard! I started off by adding some inking to the background paper along with some masking in pink and copper tones.

I used several pieces of chipboard here, 2 of Addy's Butterflies and Ava's Frame.  All were heat embossed with a mixture of copper, pink and antique taupe embossing powders.  I added some peony pink stenciling mousse as well on the pieces.

On the right hand side of my layout I used the Ella's border chipboard treated in the same fashion as the butterflies and frames.  I added some copper microbeads.

I love to mix embossing powders.  My title is a combination of pink and antique taupe powders.
Love the aged look!

2 Crafty Chipboard used:
Just Love Our Story - title
Ella's Border
Ava's Frame
Addy's Butterflies

I'll be back in a couple of days to share another layout I created for 2 Crafty Chipboard.
Thanks for stopping by!
 . . . Debbie

Friday, December 23, 2016

Twas The Night Before Christmas . . . Featuring Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  I know it a busy time for all, preparing for Christmas which is only a few days away.  I've got lots of presents to wrap and cookie baking to finish up today.  Looking forward to spending Christmas with my family.   I have another project to share with you today, created for Blue Fern Studios featuring the Vintage Christmas and Vintage Christmas II paper collections.
Love this picture of my sweet dog, Zoey.  She loves to lay on the couch next to the Christmas tree,  I used Twas The Night paper from Vintage Christmas 2 for my background.  Lots of layering and fussy cutting using Holiday Cards and Jolly from Vintage Christmas 2 and Wonderland from Vintage Christmas.

Here's a close up of the beautiful Blue Fern flowers, Christmas Blooms, Soft Blossoms and Attic Charm Roses.

Here I used the Dream Catcher chipboard, embossed with Snow.

To the left of the photo I placed a past of the Leafy Bough chipboard which I embossed with Verdant and Sea Mist embossing powders.  The title was embossed with a mixture of Poinsettia and Sea Mist.  I added some random stamping with the Forever stamp and added Sea Mist embossing powders.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Paper:  Vintage Christmas:  Wonderland
Vintage Christmas 2:  Twas The Night, Holiday Cards, Jolly
Chipboard:  Dream Catcher, Leafy Bough, Twas The Night Before Christmas
Embossing Powder:  Poinsetta, Sea Mist, Snow
Flowers:  Attic Charm Glitter Roses, Christmas Blooms, Soft Blossoms

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Christmas Greeting Featuring Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  Hard to believe Christmas is a few days away.  My how time has flown by since Thanksgiving.  Today I have the first of my last 3 design team projects for Blue Fern Studios to share with you. I went in a different direction for my first project and decided to create a Christmas Canvas, a gift for my sister.  I used a mixture of the both of the Vintage Christmas paper collections.
 I worked with an 8x8 canvas, which I covered with the Let It Snow (side B) paper from
Vintage Christmas 2.  Lots of paper layering from both collections and of course chipboard and flowers! Some masking on the background as well as some micro beads.

Under my layering I used the Grand Ornament chipboard which I cut in half and embossed with some Snow and Oatmeal embossing powders.  Lots of gorgeous Blue Fern flowers  including Attic Charm Glitter Roses, Harvest Lilies, and Soft Blossoms.

At the top of the canvas is the upper portion of the Grand Ornament chipboard.

On each side of the canvas I placed the Frosty Flake chipboard which I embossed with Snow embossing powder.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Paper:  Vintage Christmas 2:  Let It Snow, Holiday Cards
Vintage Christmas:  Auld Lang Syne
Chipboard:  Grand Ornament, Frosty Flake
Embossing Powder:  Snow, Oatmeal
Flowers:  Soft Blossoms, Attic Charm Glitter Roses, Harvest Lilies

I'll be back in a couple of days to share another project with you.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Big Drama . . . Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  Back to share another layout created for Blue Fern Studios featuring the Memories paper collection.  I've enjoyed working with this collection.  A fav of mine! I created this layout for a dear friend of mine and it features her daughter. 
I used the Remember When paper for the background.  I added some light blue inking along with some random stamping.  Beneath the picture I've added a backing from the Calling Cards paper and placed the picture on the Mandala Frame Chipboard which I embossed with Mushroom Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. Lots of beautiful flowers from the Memories Blooms collection.

Here is a close up of the Mandala Frame.  I added some mircobeads and Sunshine Glitter for texture.

Tucked beneath the flowers is a Mini Flourish Chipboard embossed with Mushroom Embossing Powder.

I kept the title rather simple, inking it blue and adding some stamping.  Here you can see the vibrant flowers from the Memories Blooms.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Paper:  Memories Remember When, Calling Cards
Chipboard:  Mandala Frame, Big Drama, Mini Flourishes
Embossing Powder:  Mushroom
Flowers:  Memories Blooms
Glitter:  Sunshine

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Each Day Is A Story Worth Telling . . . Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  The holiday season is upon us.  Thanksgiving has come and gone.  I had a lovely day with my children.  Lots of movies to watch and food to eat.   After dinner my children were off on their annual  
Pre-Black Friday shopping event.  I stayed home and did some shopping of my own on the computer.  Not much of a fan when it comes to large crowds of people.  Just as many good deals online as in the stores.  Now on to business . . . I have another layout to share created for Blue Fern Studios featuring the lovely Memories collection.
I love creating vintage layouts.  I came across the picture on Pinterest and thought it was fitting for the title.I used the Grand Sequel paper for my background.  I added some peach ink and stamping, including the Blue Fern Grungy Grid stamp.  Lots of layers under the picture using the Calling Cards paper.

The top and bottom right hand side of the picture I used the Formal Corners Chipboard.  I embossed with some brown from my stash along with Imagine Ink Ginger and Breeze Embossing Powders.  Love the aged look to the corners. Tucked under the picture to the right I used the Mina's Border Chipboard, embossed with brown and Ginger.

Gorgeous flowers from Harvest Lilies, Memories Blooms and Tranquil Blooms!

I used the same treatment on the title as I did with the Formal Corners, a mixture of brown powder from my stash and Ginger and Breeze Imagine Ink Embossing Powders.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Paper:  Memories Grand Sequel, Calling Cards
Chipboard:  Formal Corners, Mina's Border, A Story Worth Telling
Embossing Powder:  Ginger, Breeze
Flowers:  Harvest Lilies, Memories Blooms, Tranquil Blooms

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie