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Wednesday, April 25, 2012






Photos from my garden today! I love spring, now if I could just get rid of the weeds! Love Penny
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

L is for Lazy Days
This is a layout I did a few years ago of my grandfather who we called "Daddy Reed".  This was one of my favorite photos of him, and I loved everything about it from the tips of his ragged, and worn work shoes to his head full of hair. He was a full blooded Cherokee Indian, and had that full head of hair till he died at the age of 92.

The journaling reads:
"Daddy Reed worked hard, but every chance he got this is how we would find him.  In the fresh open air asleep in his favorite chair with his faithful dog beside him. Perfect Day!" 

On this 8 1/2 x 11 layout I kept if simple to keep the focus on him.  I wasn't sure at first if these colors were going to work with this photo, but in the end I'm glad I chose them. I used a punch to punch out the black circle accents, and then added white rub-on's to them. It was a great way to use up all those extra "Z's" that no one can figure out what to do with. LOL 
  Love Penny


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Thursday, April 12, 2012

 Woodland Fairy
This is my granddaughter Madison in her Tinker Bell fairy costume, it was actually a Halloween costume.  We took photos of her all day in it, and of course being the model that she is, she never complained. LOL Actually she'll pose as long as you want her too, she's such a little ham!

For this layout I used the following supplies:
  • Disney's Tinker Bell pattern paper
  • K & Co. border strip page, this is also where the double hearts came from.
  • Striped paper is the "B" side of an Echo Park line
  • Pink, light green and beige cardstock
  • Offray ribbon
  • Stickeroni flower stickers
  • Elements Flowers - This is the larger flower on the top of the page. I purchased these at Wal-mart YEARS ago. 
  • Eye lash fibers - I loved how these looked frilly like her skirt.
  • Brads - Recollections
  • The tag was bought with the eyelet already inserted, I just added the fairy sticker, and banner tail. 
  • Small molded flower - Flea Market find
  • Large Button - Unknown ( I have 1000's of buttons, I have been collecting them since I was very young.)
  • "Madison" letter stickers - No name on the back of these but I have had them forever! 
  • "Sweet" sticker button - unknown.
  • Tim Holtz distress ink - Green
  • The "Woodland Fairy" words were printed on this layout using a Kodak Picture Maker. 
  • Hope this inspires you to grab your kiddo's and go outside an have an all day photo shoot also. Love Penny



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Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter from me to you!

Happy Easter!
This photo was taken in my garden this year, it's from a climbing Peace rose, and it's blooms are huge, beautiful and smell great. Love Penny


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Thursday, April 05, 2012

I Think I've Finally Flipped! 

This challenge was to create a layout using only "pen and paper"!  So with that theme in mind I hand drew this turtle layout.


As a teenager I had purchased some stationary that had this drawing printed on it along with this quote: "I think I've finally flipped!"
I loved it so much that I learned to draw in from memory.  I have drawn it so many times now that I think I could almost do it with my eyes closed! Sadly I don't know the name of the original artist, or I would add it to my supply list.


I also used a hidden journaling block, at the top of the page so that it didn't detract from the artwork on the page. The bottom photo shows the journaling block exposed. For the grass I just snipped some green cardstock to make it look like grass. I also used the same paper to hand cut the arrows.

The jouranling reads:
"Poor Madison! She thought she had the bike riding thing all figured out then she flipped over! Lucky for her Great Granny was there to help her back up, and then she was off again! 2008."  (the journaling block is tan, but since that part of it is hidden when completely inserted in the holder on the back of the layout it really didn't have to match.)
The supplies used on this layout are very few which goes to show you that you can make fun pages without expensive supplies.


Supplies:
  • White, and green cardstock (the jouranling block is tan, but that was just a small scrap and any color that ink will show up on is fine, since it doesn't show when fully inserted in the back holder. Plus it was the only scrap I could reach at the time. LOL 
  • Brown brads - Recollections
  • Letter Stickers - Makin Memories
  • I hand cut the arrows, and the photo corners are the leftover pieces from making those arrow points.
  • Happy Scrapping! Love Penny


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