Monday, March 17

My Latest Page

My muse was with me last night.  After coming home from the casino (yeah, casino!), I went straight to my planet and started working on this page using my sister's creative graduation shot.  It's really great when you have a lot of supplies and materials on hand because you can whatever you want when your creative juices are flowing.  Sometimes I would feel bad for buying too much, but during these times I'm thankful I bought a certain spool of ribbon, a box of flowers or a pack of brads.

For this page, I used DCWV Purple Metallic cardstock for my background.  I attached assorted purple and gray ribbon, mostly leftovers, with grommets by WeRMemoryKeepers using the Crop-A-Dile 2.  Do you notice the black lace somewhere in the background?  I used a bunch of leftover purple flowers, brads, eyelets and sequins.  For the title, I used the very pretty alpha die cuts by ColorBok, which I bought from Walmart.  I also used my Dymo label maker for the phrase "ready for the" and alpha stickers for the word "world" by Mindwave (bought from Japan).  The chipboard at the bottom is by K & Co. while the "21" rub ons by Making Memories, after which I added some glitter glue for enhancement.  For adhesives, I use Scotch ATG 700, Duck, Fiskars and glue dots.  Because I used a lot of ribbon on this layout, I attached an 11.5 x 11.5 black cardstock in the back to secure the ribbons.  Plus that way, it's easier to insert the page in an album.

After seeing the final product, it justifies why I still prefer traditional to digital scrapbooking.  The look, feel, and texture of a traditional layout is far out better than just seeing a digital page on your computer monitor. 
I posted a lot more of my latest 12 x 12 pages.  Click right here to see them all.  Feel free to ask about the tools and techniques I used :)

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