Wednesday, March 13, 2013


I have finally made it to the end of 2011 in my scrapbooking!  I can't wait to start 2012 and hopefully get more caught up.  It seems like I am getting more caught up each year, however those pictures just keep stacking!  AND, I have a new grand child on the way this year, so that means even more photos!  So once again, here is one of my favorite subjects my youngest grand daughter.

Do you find yourself using the same colors over and over all of a sudden?  I seem to be doing that lately.  I was using a ton of orange and now it seems I am using a lot of purple.  The background paper is dotted swiss and the accent paper is Anna Griffin which I used a decorative punch on.  The photos were matted using Perfect Layers (there is a coupon code on the right sidebar to order this awesome product!), thickers for the title, and some embellishments from my stash.
I sure would like to hear how you are accomplishing your crafting New Year's resolution, so please leave me a comment.


Friday, March 1, 2013

March Is National Craft Month!!! Graphic 45's Secret Garden

Happy National Craft Month everyone!  For the first week of March, the Cutters Creek Design Team will be bringing you a project every day to inspire you to get crafting.  Hopefully we have a good mix of projects that will appeal to all levels and types of crafters.  I will be kicking off the week with a scrapbook page using the newly released Secret Garden by Graphic 45.  So, on to my project!

I first have to say, this new release is awesome!  I love French Country and Secret Garden by Graphic 45, although Secret Garden was really calling my name.  I used my new favorite subject for my page.  This is Oliver, the kitten I received from my mom for Christmas.  He is approx. 10 weeks old in this photo and one of my favorite photos to date.  (He is now 15 weeks old.)  Since Oliver is a boy, I decided to pick up some of the blue in the patterned paper I chose and matted the photo using Perfect Layers.  I also used some lavender because let's face it, I like girly girl stuff.  I cut a 4" piece for my border on the left and then I punched a few butterflies with the leftover piece and ran them through my xyron and added crystal clear glitter to them to tone down the paper a bit and add some bling.  I added some pearls to each of the butterflies and used micro foam squares to attach them so they look like they are in flight.  Also, in the right top corner, I used a pocket and tag from the tags and pocket set that came out with this release to do some hidden journaling and inked the edges of both the pocket and tag a bit. 

I used my Perfect Pearls Mist to color some Color Me White Cutters Creek Branded Flowers and then attached some Cutters Creek Branded Micro Roses in purple to them to make my flower arrangement.  I put down some rhinestone flourishes for some more bling!  I also attached one of the chipboard tags from one of the chipboard die cut sets, added some peel offs around the edge of the photo (you can find additional peel off stickers HERE), and then added a pretty blue bow.

I hope you enjoyed my project as I sure enjoyed making it!  Please leave a comment regarding my project and tell me what you are doing for National Scrapbook Month.

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