Jennifer here showing you all my latest layout .  I still have my pizza box out filled with Blue Fern Studios beautiful patterned paper. I wanted to scrap this interesting photo of my daughter and her family. This was the photo that announced that they were expecting. I loved the creative nature of the photo and I wanted to create something beautiful that would highlight this photo.

I used Dans Le Jardin from the Frolic line. I have to tell you it is gorgeous paper -the kind of patterned paper that you just don’t want to cut. I wanted to matt my photo with paper that would pick up the colours from the flowers but I didn’t have any…. so I made my own!  I inked some white cardstock with Tim Holtz recently released blueprint distress ink. It coordinated beautifully.  I wanted the variations in it as the flowers are like that as well.  I bet if I didn’t tell you that I inked up that paper you never would have guessed that. I love when I can use my supplies for other uses that I had not previously thought of. I needed more of the main paper to matt the rectangles so I cut out the paper under the photo. (I do this all the time…. a great way to stretch the patterned paper that I have)  If you look closely, you will see some random cursive writing randomly around the layout. I stamped that on with an unmounted stamp and some pumice stone distress ink. Pumice stone is my go to ink for subtle stamping and distressing on just about all of my projects. I love that colour!

From a recent question on the forum, I understand lots of people aren’t using the flowers in their stashes. I have one question regarding this.  WHY NOT?  I understand clustering can be challenging. I create my clusters from the centre out. I glued down the  fuchsia flower and built the cluster out from there. I like when my clusters have various textures and colours in them. I think it adds visual interest.  The cluster is anchored by some lasered edge chipboard flourishes left in it’s raw state.

The accent rectangles were created with some random embellishments. The family metal word was first distressed with white paint and wiped back off. I left quite a bit of the white paint on as I knew I was going to swipe more of the blueprint distress ink over it to add interest. I added some stick pins and flowers to the other rectangle.

To tie in the fuchsia colour I added some tiny rhinestones to the patterned paper.

I hope you will consider adding flowers to your next project. I know there probably will be flowers on mine.

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It’s all about the moments

Haven’t you noticed that life is all about the moments? This was a special moment in our lives… my son in law graduated from medical school. I wanted to create a layout around the photo. (sometimes I create because of the beautiful papers and embellishments, this layout was created around the photo) I grabbed this Blue Fern Studio paper from the Sanctuary line. It was hard to use this paper because I love the other side of it as well.  I might just have to get some more to create with the other side!  I built up layers from other Blue Fern Studios paper I had from a previous project. Some of the layers are up on pop dots and folded up cardboard so that I can tuck pieces into the layers here and there.  I took inspiration for the flower cluster from my daughter’s dress.

I added little pearl embellishments with the Viva Perlen pen. I was impressed how easy it was to use and get nicely shaped pearl dots.

I added tickled pink Stickles to the accent word paper. I also tied it in with the title chipboard word.

I hope you take the time to scrap the special (and not so special) moments in your life too.

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