Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Beautiful Brave Girl

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Labor Day. We were very lucky to have Caleb home for a few days but all good things come to an end. He just made it back to Ohio yesterday evening. Well, on to the project for today.

I have quite a few favorites when it comes to scrapbooking. I like Jennifer Perkins, Lady Grace Belarmino, Rebecca Trump, and Lisa Truesdell. This week, my first project was inspired by Lisa. (You can view her online gallery HERE). On a lot of her layouts, she uses scrap pieces of paper to create a border around her page. I love the look it gives. It's a little messy but so streamlined at the same time. I thought I would try it out myself on a page about Jada's spay. I've known a lot of friends with dogs that had been fixed. They all told me that it was no big deal and Jada would be just fine in a day or two. So I took her to the vet with a very naive mentality. I thought she'd be back to her old self the next day, but that wasn't the case. The spay was really hard on Jada. She would wince any time she moved and she refused to drink any water. It took 7 days for her to get back to normal.

I've had these papers from the Paper Studio for quite some time. I had originally bought them to do a layout on my grandmother because her favorite color was pink. The background page is My Mind's Eye's Lost and Found collection. I liked it because it's a subtle pattern that gives a little warmth without being distracting.

The embellishment from 'GCD studios - Melody Ross' was really what gave me the inspiration to dig out those papers. It had the same creamy brown and pink on it. I originally thought about bringing in some more of the deep pink color, but I liked that little punch in the center so I stuck with the light pink instead.

I took one of the coordinating papers and cut out some shapes to fit behind Tim Holtz's Fragments. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz's distress ink in 'Worn Lipstick' and attached them to the back of the Fragments with Glossy Accents. Word to the wise: Make sure you don't have any glossy accents on your finger when you press it down or it will smudge the front.

I used one of Tim Holtz's Adage tickets as well as a lot of lace and trim from my FMIL stash. I have no clue where she gets it all, but somehow she manages to have the best of everything. She's the yard sale queen! LOL. Hope you all enjoyed this layout.


Mary Pat Siehl said...

what an adorable layout!

Pam said...

Awww! Your poor puppy!:-( Hope she's back to her happy self! I love the shabby chic look of this page. I love the embellishments. Very pretty!