Thursday, June 23, 2011

Another Family Ties

This is my husband at our wedding. This is the front cover of his oldest daughter's "junk mail" album. That's right we're using that highly useful junk mail envelopes as the base for the album. I made it using my counterfeit kit and for the I wish I was "In Shape" challenge with a large cardboard circle under the picture. The artist Two Dogs' layout "Butterflies" was AGAIN the inspiration.

This month Two Dogs AKA Toni is the muse of the month at Pages In Times. So I made this page for the Scraplift the Muse challenge.

It is also a part of the Daily Encouragement challenge based on the June 20th directions:

STEP ONE: Scraplift yourself. Find a page you have already created and lift it.
~~~~ See post below

STEP TWO - gather your papers that you will use today paper do any ONE of the following to these papers
B) add stickles or glitter to the entire page, the edges, or select parts of the patterns
~~~ stickled the edge of the blue paper

STEP THREE- - select one of your pictures and do any TWO to the picture or mat
A) Double mat at least one distress the edges
B) distress the edges of one by rough them with scissors, filing, sanding
~~~ I did a black matt that I scissor distressed and I also matted with the edge punch on the pattern paper

Add any flowers and flourishes of your choice and number but TWO must be scrap a little website. I did the 6 petal Gabriella P flower that they linked and the card stock daisy.

STEP FIVE- ONE must be____. Plus you pick at LEAST TWO things from the following list to embellish your page with. Feel free to add other and more.

A. Sticker, die cut, or stamp ~~~opps I just realized I punched the butterflies and thought they counted here.
B. Buttons, brad, or eyelets
C. Lace or trim ~~~~ lace around the cardboard circle

okay fixed it I added a butterfly brad to the title

STEP SIX-- Title Time with a Twist. It's up to you about placement, product and size, but whatever you use ONE of the following-
B) "bling it up" in some way
~~~ I added pink bling

STEP SEVEN- Add whatever doodles and journaling you want to the page, but you use ONE of the following-
D) add doodles in a color OTHER than black, white or blue
~~~I doodled with pink and teal dots around the corners

Sure hope you'll come back to my blog on June 3oth when the PIT team will be having an "INTERACTIVE" blog hop. There will be lots of prizes and tutorial sharing.


  1. What a wonderful job you did on this page..awesome...tfs

  2. So many interesting things to look at here. Great job with all the layering!

  3. Oh I love your idea of using junk mail!! Have a great day!