Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"Making Memories" layout by Sharon

Hello Friends!  Sorry for not posting is such a long time.  I've been having issues with IE loading images to blogger and even facebook.  It's been a nightmare to say the least.  I just downloaded Firefox, and I gotta tell ya, I'm in INTERNET HEAVEN (so far.).

Making Memories
by Sharon
This beautiful layout was created by our very own Beary Sweet Designer Sharon.  This layout centers around a very special family tradition of gathering flowers (the name of the flower escapes me) and soaking them in water colored with food coloring.  Oh, I remember doing this a child too.  It almost looks like the color of the flowers were chosen to match the paper.  I just love the colors of Basic Grey's Cappella line, and the way Sharon layered them together in this layout is just delicious!  There is so much detail I could write an entire novel!

Just take a look at these beautiful Prima Flowers.  A little bit of "Twinklets Diamond Dust" anyone.  I love adding a bit of glam to flowers... just apply a bit of glossy accents, sprinkle with Twinklets and let it dry.

And how about this cutie?  Do you recognize her?  It's Emma and she's been cut from cardstock.  That's right, you don't have to use mulberry paper to use our patterns to adorable paper piecings for your layouts.  You can trace them onto cardstock and cut them out too.  Yes, it's a bit more time consuming compared to the cutting machines out there, but unfortunately, I'm not computer savvy enough to figure out how to convert all of our cutting files in order to create patterns that will accommodate all the different file extensions out there.  I've been trying to get in figured out, but there just isn't enough information available out there that I can find.  If anyone has any tips, I'd love for you to share them .:: wink ::.

Thanks for stopping by!



Aly's mom said...

I love the way you stretched this out. And ooooh, cardstock critters for when the album starts getting too thick to fit in one more mulberry one! Thanks for the great ideas!

Deloris said...

I use a software program called Sure Cuts A Lot which allows you to trace images like your little elephant and convert them into svg file format which you can then cut out with a Cricut machine.

You can check out the tutorials and videos on you tube or svgcuts.com or the craftedge website.

strekozka said...

Very nice! flowers and elephant wonderful!