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7.23.2010

I am a brave girl...to scrap me!

Hey there, Bleeps! I'm posting a bit late today because I got off work early! Our floor in the building lost power, so I finished up my work super fast and came home. I was happy to see my Unity Stamp order was waiting for me at my garage door (the ever so inconspicuous spot my postal deliverer leaves my packages)! So, I came in with the intentions of making a card, but obviously that didn't happen. I decided to create a scrapbook layout...about ME! I've never done this before and boy was it difficult. It was ever so fitting to use Unity's stamps by Melody Ross to show how brave I really am!


*This scrapbook layout will be published in Scrapbook Trends January 2011*


Now, it's just too much to give instructions for this layout, so I'm going to list some tips and tricks for you!

Tips, Tricks & Techniques + How I was Inspired
  • Adding Texture :: Add texture to your layouts using fabric. Here, I used a swatch of burlap as a mat for my photo. I also incorporated stitching throughout, even on my photo!
  • Creating Ink Spots :: Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, simply spritz ink on your layout. My inspiration for this technique was from Savitri (HERE).
  • Creating a Paper Garland :: Super easy to do, just a little time consuming! Die cut your shapes. Here, I used Spellbinders standard circles LG (S4-114) and standard circles SM nestabilities (S4-116) to die cut cardstock, music sheet, and patterned paper. Simply run your dies through a sewing machine and voila, your own paper garland! I was inspired by a product for sale on Etsy (HERE). I was REALLY tempted to order it, but the price was just a bit too much, in my opinion, so I made my own...close enough!
Supplies

Stamps :: Unity Stamp Co - one precious life, brave girl
Ink :: Tsukineko - VersaFine sepia; Papertrey Ink - melon berry; Ranger - antique linen, tea dye
Cardstock :: Close to My Heart - taffy; Papertrey Ink - kraft, rustic cream
Patterned Paper :: Hambly Screen Prints - old lace; Craft Supply - vintage Mozart music sheet
Embellishments :: Prima - flowers; Craft Supply - burlap
Tools :: Spellbinders - standard circles LG (S4-114) and standard circles SM nestabilities (S4-116), wizard; Janome - sewing machine; Craft Supply - thread; Ranger - tiny attacher; Tattered Angels - glimmer mist (turquoise blue, golden terracotta)

I hope you all enjoy your weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by and take care!

28 comments:

Lucy Abrams said...

Wow - gorgeous layout and photo Ashley.
And I love that garland. You've inspired me to make my own. Thank you. :)

Kimberly Crawford said...

Awesome. Totally amazingly awesome!! The paper garland is just to die for!!! Gonna have to try that for sure!!!
See you soon and travel safe!
((HUGS))

Lindsay said...

Simply fabulous! I love all the little details on it, the circle garland, the glimmer mist and the fun Unity goodness!

Camila Borssoi said...

Amazing Layout about you!

JenMarie said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!!

Angie Tieman said...

Wowza! This is stunning! I LOVE that paper garland you created, I must try that! The photo of you is beautiful!

Julie said...

OMG, this is awesome, Ashley! I LOVE it! :)

Winter said...

Beautiful! I have always thought about scrapping about me because I know my kids would enjoy it one day. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Jill said...

Gorgeous photo and layout! Simply unique and amazing! LOVE that delicate garland and all of your stitching!

Christina Smith said...

Ashley, this is beautiful!! I'm glad you were brave!

Eveline said...

What a marvellous layout. Very beautiful picture of you and the colors are lovely. That garland is super.
Eveline.

Steph said...

Ashley, this is really beautiful. You did a fabulous job!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

I absolutely love the garland too.

Spardha said...

this layout is beautiful!.. and you are looking absolutely gorgeous! :)

Alice Wertz said...

you look amazing in the photo! gorgeous layout!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a gorgeous photo of you Ashley!!! You look MARVELOUS DARLIN' :) Love the garland strewn about!

BeeBeebabs said...

Very nice layout love all the details!

Ren-Yi said...

what a classy close-up. the garland truly turned out a hit. great decision on diy.

clouds shadler said...

what a beautiful self scrap page :) Funny cuz I made one of me too! Luv the paper banner, so elegant and so you :)

Hugs
C

Rosie said...

SO love your page! It's as gorgeous as you are!

Amy Rohl said...

Gorgeous, girl!

Regan said...

wowsers...this is fantastic!

Deborah Young said...

Honey, I am stunned. This garland is BRILLIANT!!! Then again...why am I stunned because YOU are brilliant! I just love it. And your photo is so beautiful....just like you!

Stamping Cafe said...

Wow... this is totally stunning, Ashley!! I absolutely love everything about it, from your gorgeous photo down to the garland... amazing!! You totally ROCK!!!

Savitri said...

This is AWESOME!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Great everything and see, you NEED to scrap more!! Go do some of Ozzie or that cutie Mac of yours too :P

Kara said...

love this...those circles are incredible

Queen of Paper said...

This layout is sooo BEAUTIFUL! What a great idea and cute way to dress up a page :)
~H

Tifany said...

Wow! This is beautiful! Great job!

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