Sunday, May 6, 2012

Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades...and blog give aways!

I hope everyone enjoyed their National Scrapbook Day yesterday!  Sadly not a lot of scrapping was done by me yesterday, my husband's Grandfather was admitted to the Mayo clinic on Friday with fluid around his liver.  I couldn't get off work so my husband went to be with his family and left me alone.  I needed a distraction and had little desire to be alone, so when Archiver's called and asked if I could help out I gladly volunteered.  It definitely took my mind off of things and made the waiting a little easier.  The outlook doesn't seem very bright, but we will just continue to hope that he lasts a while longer.

Now I was hoping to make it to 35 followers, and unfortunately that didn't happen-but I decided to move forward with the give away anyway!  So with the help of please join me in congratulating the winner of the Spring Seasonal Distress inks..

Andrea Slee!!

Andrea, I will be in contact with you shortly to get your address for new inks-congrats lady!

Now onto what I was able to get done this weekend!  Saturday evening my hubby wanted to be left alone so I worked on a page for the Round Robin challenge over at  I had to choose a page from NMscrapper's gallery to lift and I opted for her page 'My Dad'.  There was just something about it that seemed to work with the photos I wanted to scrap.  

This was also done for the 'Getting Messy D.I.Y. Style' challenge over at Stay True to God, and for the first week of the Spring Splurge challenge at  This week's challenge was bling.  It was made using papers from the April Scraps of Darkness kit and is the first in a two pager for my sister's wedding album-I'm hoping to have it done in time for their 10th anniversary next year!

I just think my sister looks so beautiful in these photos, just classically elegant.  And her wedding colors worked so well with the papers in the kit.  

The damask papers and Zva flourish are from the April kit.  And the flowers were made using this tutorial.Because the paper was already mulberry I didn't emboss it to avoid tearing flowers as much as possible.    

The getting messy challenge on STTG required you to use either a homemade textured background using something like modeling paste or a handmade flower.  Creating the entire background was a little intimidating for my first time out using modeling paste, and since I had the handmade flowers already, I opted to just play a bit with my paste and created the two black flourishes using black acrylic paint, modeling paste and a Prima mask, and I just love how it turned out!

The paste gives so much texture, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well the mask kept its shape after slopping paste all over it with my palette knife!

Thank you everyone for playing along with me on my give away-I truly appreciate the support-happy scrapping!


  1. This is gorgeous! I love it all. I will pray for your family.

  2. Beautiful work. I found your blog listed at just beautiful. I love your work and can't wait to see what you come up with in the future. And I will send good thoughts to your husbands Grandfather I hope that he is better soon.

  3. That wedding page is just stunning Annie!!I love what you did with the modeling paste! Beautiful flowers too! Sending out positive vibes to your DH's grandfather!Thanks for the win!!