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Friday, July 20, 2012

In LoVe with some ShAbBy cHiC!!

Hello everyone! I hope you have been enjoying your summer. I know I sure have been trying to make the best of more down time at work, along with wedding planning and scrapping time I've been pretty busy! But honestly scrapbooking is such an outlet for me...I could spend hours at night in my craft room with Pandora really allows me to forget about everything else and just enjoy some creative therapy :)
So I am here today to share another layout I did for July using some BRAND NEW paper lines that we have at Scrapping Frenzy! Including Crate paper and the new Neopolitan line by American Crafts. I really loved all the papers I got in my DT kit, they all worked really well together and it was hard for me just to choose a few for this layout but I picked my favorite ones! I did this layout using some pictures from a friend's wedding. My sister was one of the bridesmaids and I loved the color of their dresses,"pool". So the pics I just thought went perfectly with this paper!! I also based my LO loosely on this month's sketch challenge over at Purple Pumpkin.  This was the sketch by Crece Thomas:

For the butterfly, it's actually something I made a while back using a stamp from a friend, some Tim Holtz grungeboard, and lots of mists. I used some Tattered Angel's Glimmermist in lilypad as well as Clearsnap Smooch Spritz in gold glow. The stamp was inked using Tim Holtz distress ink in tea dye. I did several of them on my grungeboard sheet, so I can cut them out, big or small, whenever I need one!!
In case you haven't noticed over my last few posts... I am totally IN LOVE with the shabby chic look. I love the soft colors, the mix of textures, and of course making some gorgeous clusters of stuff!! This is really simple to do, it's all about placing your elements on the page, big and small, and just moving them around until you're happy with the look. I love mixing and matching different elements like paper flowers, buttons of course (my fav!) and then a little bling or stickles to add some sparkle!! 
I also really like the quote I used underneath the cluster.

And, I will end this post with my favorite pic, I think it showcases all of the yummy soft colors that really bring this whole LO together!!

Alrighty, well that's all for me today until next time. I hope I inspired some of you to try making a cute cluster on your next LO, it's really simple to do and adds a lot of texture and interest to your pages! Until next time, Peace y'all~VV
Scrapping Frenzy Supplies: Crate Paper 'pretty party' collection "papercloth" and scrap of "cake stand", American Crafts Neopolitan line 'heart song' and 'pretty please', Clearsnap Smooch Spritz in 'gold glow' and Tattered Angels Glimmermist in 'lilypad', baker's twine- yellow/green/white by Queen & Co., Clearsnap Colorbox Cat's eye inks in creamy brown, chestnut, and mint. Ranger stickles in 'patina' and Tim Holtz distress stickles in 'dried marigold',Pebbles Crystal Candy Dots, pink and blue. Doily journal block- Crate paper embellishment sheet.
Other supplies: Tim Holtz grungeboard, vintage buttons and ribbons from my stash, flowers- Prima Marketing and Recollections, resin embellishments by Jolee's Boutique, decorative musical note tape- Recollections, DCWV Quotes Sticker Stack 'fun in the sun' and fabric covered buttons by Purple Pumpkin Crafts.


  1. What a pretty layout! Love those clusters of embellies! Thanks for playing along with us at PP! :D

  2. Awe yay- Emily's wedding! That was a good day. You need to share this page with her so she can see how pretty you made it =)

  3. I love your little clusters! Fab work!!!Thanks for playing along at PP!!!

  4. Beautiful work, loving your twine bow, how cute! Thanks for playing with us at Purple Pumpkin! Hope to see you back for our Recipe Challenge this month :)

  5. loving your clusters of embellishments..thanks for playing along at PP