Monday, September 3, 2012

Great Grandmas Layout

Hi crafty friends!! Hope you're all enjoying your holiday weekend!! We're not doing much... Actually, yesterday the girls and I spent a lot of time in my craft room! You can imagine what it looked like post crafting between a 4 yr old, 2 yr old, and of course myself... Not pretty! :) 

I really wanted to come up with a project for the first challenge over at 3 Girl Jam. The theme this week is butterflies and bows. I'm still trying to get caught up on layouts before the new baby comes... I don't think it's going to happen!!! I think I may need to keep weeding out photos. :(

These pictures have been in my 'to scrap' pile for a while and when I picked up the Today, Tomorrow, Forever stack (by Recollections) from Michaels, I knew it would be perfect for this layout. I have to say I think it's my favorite stack EVER. I have no doubt I will use every sheet in the stack, and maybe even have to buy a second!!  

I got to play with Spellbinders for the very first time yesterday! I have been eyeing them up for a while and when Ginger Snap Scraps had everything in their store on sale for 40% off, I jumped on a couple sets!! So in love with them because they are so convenient! Now I can give my Big Shot some exercise since it's been collecting dust since I bought it almost a year ago!

The bow shown above is made by using some 3 Girl Jam crinkle ribbon along with my 3 Girl Jam bowmaker. The sentiment came from the Pink By Design set Grandparents. I used the Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, which I also picked up cheap at Ginger Snap Scraps to do some inking. 

The title for the page was cut by my Cameo. I LOVE that I can cut almost anything so precisely!!! It's not 100% perfect, but soooooo much better than a Cricut could ever do!! I used some more 3 Girl Jam ribbon, along with some lace I picked up at a thrift store. The pewter heart is from Wal-Mart jewelry section and tied with some hemp. 

I used a saying from the All in the Family set from Pink By Design and stamped each line in the sentiment separately to make three individual banners. I inked them with the same Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and added a button with some hemp tied in it. 

That's it!! :) I have some really fun things to share with you this week so make sure to come back soon!!! I will be a Guest Designer over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and I am super excited!! :) 


My Crafting Channel said...

Very pretty LU. Love the added lace/ribbon.

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Georgie Horn said...

Love this layout and jealous of your Cameo!!

Joan Macdonald said...

this is a fabulous page the LO is great.

Joan x

Zeni said...

Such a beautiful layout! I'm so glad you were able to join us at 3GJ!

many blessings,

Lisa said...

What a beautiful layout!! I love the touch of lace and the pretty charm!! Happy Monday :)

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Linda said...

Gorgeous layout and beautiful photographs.

Linda xxx

Kate M said...

Beautiful layout

Claire Newcombe said...

What a beautifully simple layout - i love it

Claire x

Danie May said...

Such a lovely layout Candace which I am sure will be a treasured keepsake for years to come! I love your combination of papers and the 3 Girls Jam Crinkle Ribbon and your beautiful bow! xx

Tanya/Nonna said...

What a fabulous layout Candace! What a treasured memory this will be for you daughter - such a beautiful way to remind her of just how much she is loved ♥

jessica said...

This is gorgeous Candace!! LOVE the whole LO and love the beautiful ribbon bows!
TFS and joining in over at 3 Girl Jam's first challenge!!!!

3 Girl JAM said...

Candace this is such a beautiful layout! Your daughter will be so happy to see this when she is older. Thanks for linking up your project with 3 Girl JAM!


Jessica S said...

Super pretty layout Candace. You will catch up soon. Love all the papers you pulled together here. With Grandparents Day right around the corner, this is quite the fitting layout. Thanks for participating in the 3 Girl JAM Challenge with us!
Jessica S

Debbie said...

Beautiful LO!!! And how special to have great grandmothers!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a sweet lay-out! I can see why you love this paper, it is fabulous! Great use of the ribbon! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam! DT member Carri

OmaGloria said...

Beautiful layout! Great Grandmas are really something special!! Thanks for playing along at 3GJ!!

Precious Hugs
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Naomi Edwards said...

What a sweet layout!!!!!!!! Love it especially the wood grain!