Monday, May 30, 2011


Hi, this is a layout I did of, again, my bbf's little girl. I tried to step out of my safe zone here with all the tones of pinks and bright green. Hope it came out okay, lol. This is for the May 26 sketch over at Pages In Time.

  1. Just two layers here, first is regular textured dark pink card stock. The second is a paper I brought at my local scrapbooking shop but again for the life of me I can't remember the name of it, so sorry about that one....ah....I did it again. 
  2. I then took a paper trim cut it up punched some holes in it and weaved the ribbon through the hole. This technique mind you is not of my own invention, lol, its a fabulous style from Grabrielle Pollacco. She's just such a talented person, love her work. On the side column of my blog is her blog site, just click and it will take you direct. Then I added a string of pearls to give it that shabby chic look to it and where the space is from weaving the ribbon I glued a flower.
  3. Then I took a scallop circle, inked the edges and punched holes close to the edge. Put some bling I have and placed it behind the photo.
  4. Under the photo I placed a liked peach coloured paper that I then trimmed with lace at the edge of the photo.
  5. I took three strips of mint green, soft pink and light olive, stamped them with a swirl style clear stamp in black Staz-on ink and inked the edges of the strips with Black Soot distress ink. I then turned down the corners in a ladder style to give it dimension. Fancy cut some fairy's from the G45 collection Once Upon A Springtime. The bunny, little mouse and bird are also from that collection.
  6. The flowers are from my own stash.
  7. The title is from the Cricut cartridge "George Basic Shapes" in dark brown cardstock.
  8. The fairies wings and the edge of the flowers where the ribbon is are painted in Stickles  in Diamond.
Well, I hope you've like my layout, if you have any question just leave me a comment and I'll get back to you, thanks for stopping by, Selah!!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Hi, thanks for stopping by. Here is a post card tin box I did for the DT challenge over at Pages In Time, its a wonderful site so go check it out, I'll post the link at the end. The challenge was to do a project, could be anything that incorporated a post card. So here is my take on the challenge.

  1. First I took a Maya Roads tin box where some clear stamps came in and alcohol inked the box inside and out in Expresso brown. Then I did some crackle paint on the outside in white acrylic paint. Can be any white acrylic paint, the one's you buy at your local department store in the hobby section. Then I went over it lightly with some Ranges Distress ink in Vintage photo. 
  2. I then took a strand of pearls and hot glue gunned it on the outside edge of where the transparent acrylic meets the tin. Super easy and it just give it that super touch.
  3. Then I look some beautiful lace I just brought and glossy accent it to the inside part of the acrylic, note when working with transparencies its best to use glossy accents, hot glue guns just melt it away and other glues can leave a visible residue.
  4. I fancy cut and image for the Graphic 45's pp collection "le romantique" and glossy accented that image to the inside part of the transparent acrylic. I just love how the image of the lady is looking at something and we see just her back, perfect for the effect I was looking for to give it dimension.
  5. The flowers on the outside are from my personal stash of flowers I had of when I did hair bows for little girls. I took some that would go well in the overall colour and then took some little rose buds and did a spay of it top and bottom of the tin to sort of fame it. The little swirly wires are just the wire stems for the two big flowers I used. Doing that give it more interest and is great for filling in spots and not using up more flowers.
  6. The butterfly again is from the "le romantique" collection form G45.
  7. The inside. Well, I didn't have any post cards so I made my own from manila folder sprayed in Walnut Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels and then edged in Walnut Stain distress ink. I then stamped a post card style stamp on it and some other little detail stamping to give it that post card look and gave it some faux stitching all the way around to sort of frame it.
  8. The image in the center again G45 le romantique that I fussy cut it. The stamp in the left corner is just some stamp images that I googled and printed out on card stock and 3D glue dotted on the post card.
  9. I did a sort of faux cameo by cutting out an image from the G45 le romantique papers. I then inked the edge of the oval piece in Black Soot distress ink and UTEE heat embossed it three times to give it that sort of raised glass effect. You could of cracked the UTEE when it dried and then distressed inked the top and that would of given you a whole other effect, really great. But since the background of the image was already dark I just left it uncracked. Then I cut out a piece of dark cardstock in the same size as the image and glued around the paper some lace trim I had. After I then glued on top of that the image and for me it looks like a little cameo.
  10. The key is some light weight chipboard cut out of a Tim Holtz die, I think its called Hardware Findings.
  11. I then took the key shape and heat embossed it in Vintage Photo distress embossing powder, so great these powders to do distressed metal looks super recommend it. Embossed it, inked the edges black and then took some Dew Drop ink pad in Lightning Black and with my finger just gave it a touch here and there. 
  12. The ribbon is white organza that I glimmer misted in Walnut Stain and heated up to give it that old crinkled look. Its great to heat it up, the heat if you leave it long enough will not only wrinkle the organza ribbon but will also give it like little holes at a point, great, seems like moths were eating it up because its old and all, lol. Didn't do it here because the space was so limited it would show well, but on a card, tag or layout, wow, looks fab.
Well thanks again for stopping by, hope you understood my "small" description. Any questions just leave me a comment and I'll be happy to answer. Blessed day, Selah!!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011


Hi, oh boy this one was a stumper, lol, got blocked half way through, but got my mojo goin again, lol. This is a layout I did of my neighbors kids, theres like cats and dogs sometimes says there Mom but there always united by love.
  1. Okay, first layer is regular textured cardstock in light teal blue.
  2. The second layer is bright teal textured cardstock that I distressed. Then I used a border punch from Friskars, but sorry don't know the name of the actual style, again!!! I inked all the edges in distress ink Walnut Stain.
  3. On the top layer I used the Bo Bunny paper collection called "Gabrielle" it's sooooo scrumptious but so difficult for me to work with, I love complicated.....but, anyway, tried, tried to keep it simple.
  4. I turned the paper and used the butterfly design down and cut the edge of the butterfly and stuck the photo under, then used trim around the photo.
  5. The title is from cricut cartridge "Heritage" in size 1", and the corners are from the same cartridge in size 2". I took brown cardstock added crackle medium then painted white, when crackled I dry washed it with blue and teal inks and then used distress ink in vintage photo on the top and black soot on the edges of the corners that I cut out of the cartridge.
  6. The butterflies I just cut out of the same design paper. 
  7. The stick pin is one I made from my stash of beads of when I do jewlery.
  8. And last but not least the flowers are done by me from my Ek Success punch in Retro flower in medium and x-large. Painted with dew drop inks. The border trim is in a little pearl rope I brought at my local department store, hope it added that little touch, lol!!!
Thanks for stopping by and looking if I left something out or have anymore question just leave me a comment or email me. Thanks again!!!


Hi, here's another layout I did of my bbf's little girls, theres so always together, so the titled seemed appropriate. First time working with big lacy trim, so I hope it worked out.
  1. First bottom layer is just regular textured cardstock in olive green.
  2. The second layer which is the middle paper is from Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime collection. I distressed the edges and then inked them in rangers distress inks in Crushed olives and Walnut Stain.
  3. The top layer is bright light green textured cardstock that I distressed and ink in Walnut Stain. Then I took some water and mist the two opposite corners. Lightly top and bottom of the paper, in the corner. Then started to scrunch the edges in held it in place with a clothes pin and heat dryed, that made it really hard and stayed exactly how I molded it. Took some ribbon in lemon yellow, made a bow and glued them on, helped hide some rips from the scrunching, its will happen so don't worry just adds to the feel of the whole thing, lol.
  4. I then stamped in the other corners a lacy border stamp from the Pink Paisely collection Botanical. The lines or little squares in the back of the pic is from Kaiser., The butterflies that are in black and white are stamps from Maya Road it's comes in a tin box, but for the life of me I cant remember the name, sorry did it again.
  5. The brown branch is from the cricut cartridge Home Decor, in size 3 inches.
  6. The butterfly cut outs and the fairies are from again Graphic 45's OUAS.
  7. The flowers are from EK Success punch "retro flowers" in x-large and small. I inked them and sprayes them with Tattered Angels "pearl", super great for flowers.
  8. Finally, the crochet trim is from my local department store here in Puerto Rico, I don't think there's a store in the states but the store is called "Capi" so check it out if you like, could be that your local department store may have them as well.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project, more to come. Thanks again!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011


Hi, this is a card I did for a colour challenge at Pages In Time. Wonderful site, informative and creative place where you can post your projects and get helpful insight on scrapbooking trends. 

Well the colour challenge was to be with teals, peach, beige, grey's and browns. Tried to do my best with the teal colour but I think it came out a little more bluish than green, oh well, close enough I hope, lol.

  1. The first layer is just bluish grey cardstock in a linen texture (the card itself). The second layer is cardstock in "teal" colour, lol in linen texture as well. On the edges I distressed inked it with "weathered wood" Ranger distress inks and blacksoot. Just makes it pop out with having to do another layer.
  2. The top layer is some pp that I found in my stash, but by the best of me I cant remember from what company or collection it is, sorry.....did it again......I promise I'll fix that big flaw of mine. I left it pretty simple, just distress inked the edges in "weathered wood, walnut stain and black soot", for the finish I sprayed it in Tattered Angels glimmer mist in "Walnut Gold".
  3. All the elements on the top that are vintage are from the Graphic 45's Le Romantique collection, just awesome papers....always....that I fancy cut out some details from different pages and layered on. I gave the card a little dimension by slightly off setting the detail off the edges of the top layer to give it a perception of dimension. Like for instance the ladie that is sitting down nex to the book, I left her shoes off the edge to the teal cardstock. Love how that came out, just gives it that little something.
  4. The 3-D puff flowers are punch outs from EK Success punch called Retro flower in small and the one they call whale of a punch. Painted them, bended them, wrote on them, inked them and whala!!! If you like my flowers and want me to do a tutorial, just leave me a comment and I'd be glad to. Sometimes I have a hard time describing what I do. 
Well, thanks for stopping by my blog, I love having you all come by and see my projects, much an honour.
Take care, thanks again and many blessing!!!