And baby makes 3…

Well, I got a start on the baby layouts on Father’s Day, and I just kept on going from there!  As a result, I have another Archie layout to share today!

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I began with a sheet of white-washed wood grain from the Kaisercraft Ooh La La line, keeping the coral accent strip along the the bottom of the page instead of trimming it off as I often do.

And because I can’t get enough of the Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink (Have you heard!!??  There are 12 new colors being released in July!!?) tinted modeling paste paired with Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stencils (as you saw here), I laid down a layer of that along the upper right-hand side before adding anything else.  I combined the floral stencil with a Heidi Swapp word stencil that  says blessing, love, hope, joy, thrive, etc and which captures all the feelings.

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Then I pulled together an assortment of die cuts and chipboard pieces from the Ooh La La and the Maggie Holmes - Chasing Dreams lines.

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As well, I made a home-made embellishment by stamping some floral images and some leaves on vellum and heat embossing with white powder before fussy cutting them out and layering them overtop of the printed die cuts.

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I typed my journaling on the We R Memory Keepers typewriter and added it in strips.  And finally, I used some of the Prima Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint (in Opal Magic Blue-Gold) to add the splats.  I really love the thicker consistency that lets the paint dry with a raised dimension!

The word FAMILY is from the Jen Hadfield Homemade puffy stickers set, and I stamped the words “Brand New” with the Crate Paper Alphabet stamps and colored them with Copics.

It’s been too long since I held this precious bundle in my arms so I’m packing up and heading north next week to spend the summer at the cottage.  Which also puts me much closer to the location of my heart!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Chasing Dreams…

Hello all, I have a layout to share with you today, using a BUNCH of the newly-arrived-in-store-Chasing Dreams line from Crate Paper!  I love this line so much, I can’t even.

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So first of all, the name of the line inspired me.  I have a few photos of my daughter hard at work, but I only needed the one to tell this story today.

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I especially love the one sheet of paper with the tropics spread all over it!  (Have you heard - tropical is the new black this year?  You heard it here first.)

So I fussy cut around one piece of tropical greenery and vintage floral.  Because it’s like fine Belgian chocolate truffles.  A little goes a long way.  And this way, there’s more for another layout or two.  Economy AND beauty.  Win. Win.

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And then the line has a sticker package that doesn’t end.  With a pink camera?  Come ON now.  Yes, cameras have been around awhile, as an embellishment piece, because what else, after all, is scrapbooking, but documenting what the camera captures?  But even so, using them on a page, every page, often felt … a little forced, somehow.  But hello?  On a layout of my daughter who is striving to become a full-time, professional photographer?  Oh, I think so!

I also added a Silhouette - cut leaf bunch.  Because my poor Cameo was feeling neglected and it knows I might be developing feelings for another machine.  But I’ll let you know about that if and when it comes to pass.

chasedream2And then there are the Crate Paper, Oasis alphabet stamps!!  I will be using these a LOT.  They are the perfect shape and size and with a decent selection of markers or paint, will match any and EVERY layout or card you will ever make.  On this layout I went for the color varied, messily colored look.

As well, I got to play with some new Nuvo Dots.  I only got two colors in this shipment, but more are on their way and I couldn’t be more excited!  You guys.  The Crystal drops are transparent!  SO gorgeous!!

I’m predicting this line won’t last long, so get over to the store and getcha some, or let Lori know you will be needing a pizza box stat!

Have a great rest of your day!

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