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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Key West Layouts (post 6)

Couldn't get enough of those Key West sunsets:

The sunsets in the Florida Keys are awesome! (Okay, I'll admit, any time the sun come up or sets over the water, it's beautiful.)
In this layout the gang is at Mallory Square at the end of Duval Street watching the sunsets. On top is one of my favorite sunset photos from the trip.
I used lots of mats to bring out the sunset colors in the photos. I also added metal embellishments in several spots.
More mats, metal, and a little blue paper to bring out the blues in the lower photos.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Check Out This Blog!!!

Everyday Eats and Treats

I've posted about this before, but again, after you leave this wonderful blog, you need to click over and check out Everyday Eats and Treats, my nieces food and crafty blog. She writes part-time for the Des Moines Register, and lots of her posts are links to her articles, with professional photos (unlike the hit & miss photos you get here).
Many of her recipes are four ingredients and she uses lots of fresh produce and ingredients.
These are her breakfast nachos. Go check out this recipe & more!

Key West Layouts (post 5)

Sunset Cruise:

A sunset cruise in Key West is a must! Of course our gang of Parrotheads elected to go with a "booze cruise," and I scrapbooked it in this layout.  The views were stunning, the rum punch was tasty, and it's a great memory.

I used CTMH's "Tommy" paper pack with its nautical theme. I hand wrote the title for this one.

I always forget to use the odder embellishments that coordinate with a paper pack, but I saw this example in the CTMH catalog, and I really like how the grouping turned out.
On the right side, I added some chipboard stars, one I covered in ink and the other in B&T paper.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Wendy Vecchi Inspired Vintage Card

(Second Post Today: Please scroll down to see a Key West layout post.)
"Her domestic skills were quite limited,
but she sure knew how to shop."

The background of this card is stamped, sprayed, dripped, and adhered to black cs. it's hard to tell, but the background shimmers with the bronze Perfect Pearls Mist spray I used. Then I added the ribbon and the CTMH pin. The lady and the sentiment are both from Wendy Vecchi's "A Flair for Art" stamp set. I colored the dress with Copic marked #R37 Carmine. The branches are from the tree on WV's "Mail Art" stamp set. The larger mat has red spray around the edges--I used a mask to only get the edges. Both of the mats are adhered with dimensional adhesive. All of the black embellishments are from CTMH's mini-medley black accent.

Key West Layouts (Post 4)

"Title Pages":
Finally, I have all my Key West pages done and photographed!  This is kind of a "title page" for these layouts. It's got the location, all the names of our traveling pals, and the month/year of the trip.
Here are pages a little closer. Admittedly, not my best photos.
The layout is simple, just using beachy hues--mostly CTMH sunset & lagoon--and a tiny bit of B&T paper. The grey paper has a chevron textured pattern to it for a little extra interest.  The banner was made with a punch and stamps, and I added small punches between the triangle banners.
This side has some stereotypical Key West shots: the girls' feet around "Key West" in the sand, wild chickens, lizards, and the Southernmost Point marker. I added the date to the bottom right. It balances the white rectangles on the opposite page. I have a library-like date stamp that is perfect for adding dates.