Fake it till you make it…

You guys!  I scrapbooked!  There has been precious little of that this summer and it feels like AGES since I last sat down to document a feeling or memory!


For this layout, I started with Jillibean Soup line called Hardy Hodgepodge!  It has a paper in the pack that is covered with succulents and I wanted to use it.  I may or may not have then gone and snapped the photos I needed for that paper.  And then, wouldn’t you know it, I didn’t even end up using that particular paper!  I did use the succulent die cuts from the die cut package and decided that was enough.


And I know I recently promised an end to all things foil, but you guys, I can’t.  Not yet anyway.  Maybe soon.  So this time I used the Prima rub-ons that leave you with a sticky surface for adhering your foil.  I used the Gunmetal color of Minc foil to match the other colors on the layout.


I typed my journaling on a vintage typewriter that has to be manually advanced between each word, and cut it into strips which I then sewed in place.  The journaling says, “One time, a greenhouse plant expert attributed my lack of success with growing things, to being an unnurturing kind of person.  That stung a little.  Nevertheless I continue to try.  And where history supports that theory, I buy fake succulents.  I’m just glad they’re so convincing.”

And please don’t tell me succulents are the easiest thing to grow.  Brooke.  These plants were in the best shape of all my plants when I returned home this fall after being gone 3 months.  Like a puppy, they didn’t even mind that I’d been gone now that I was home again.  That has to count for something!

That cute little “thumbs up” stamp on the label upper left, is from the Carpe Diem roller stamp.  Cuteness overload!


There are also feathers and daschunds in this paper line.  Now I just have to decide between buying a puppy or a bird.

Have a fabulous day!

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This post was written by Norine on November 30, 2016

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More foil….

Sorry folks, I’ma put it right out there, it’s more foil this week.

I’m traveling and this is what I have to share.  I, like you, might be getting ready to move on to something other than foil, maybe, like a good old fashioned layout, but that will be my next post.  Not this one.

These are just some of the cards I posted on Instagram during the Winkler weekend crop, so you may have seen them, or you may not have.  They are all available in the store now as well as the cards themselves, will be posted for samples.

Here are the cards from one of the Christmas sets.  And some ideas of what you can do beyond the basic foiling of them.





Here are some examples made with foiling on watercolor paper.  I think this is my favorite type of card to foil these days!




And this last set is a Birthday Cards variety pack.

You don’t really want to try to watercolor on regular cardstock, (it will ripple and buckle the paper in a most unattractive way) but you can definitely color with pencil crayons or markers like I’ve done here.





Thanks for stopping by again today!  I’d love to hear which type of designs you like best!

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This post was written by Norine on November 9, 2016

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