Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Little Thursday {Inspiration}

Good morning amazing blog readers! I pray you have had a great week thus far. I know the weather is starting to cool down here, and it is wonderful--mid to high 80's with a nice breeze! Ohh, just love it!

Well, today I wanted to share a couple of my latest creations with you. First up is a layout I created for Layers of Color. I used the Layers of Color Renaissance Hearts stamp set. I just think that set is so elegant. And then I had fun with some Shimmerz by dressing up the chipboard a bit with Celery Shimmerz. This is a 9x9 page, and here is how it all turned out: Papers: Bazzill, Basic Grey Lime Rickey, Fancy Pants Kraft Kuts
Stamps: Layers of Color Renaissance Hearts
Stamp Ink: SU garden green
Alphas: We R Memory Keepers metal alphas, Making Memories Chloe's Closet alpha stickers
Embellishments: Cactus Pink chipboard lace, Scenic Route Save the Date chipboard circle, Heidi Swapp bling circle frame, KaiserCraft rhinestone, Shimmerz celery, hemp from Hobby Lobby

Next is an altered tin I made. I pray a certain mother of mine does not see this before I get it into her hot little hands but if you are reading Mom, stop here please. :) This little tin contains photos of all of my parent's grandchildren. Mom asked for one to keep in her purse so hopefully she will be pleased with how it turned out. I used some of the new Memory Box Dewfrost 6x6 papers along with Coffee Shimmerz on the chipboard and along the edges of the tin to give it an aged look. Papers: Memory Box Dewfrost, Memory Box robin's egg cardstock
Stamp Ink: SU close to cocoa
Paint: Shimmerz coffee, Making Memories shopping bag
Embellishments: Rose Moka brown alphabet stickers, Deluxe Designs chipboard, May Arts ribbon, Prima flowers, misc. buttons, Create Café felt flowers, Making Memories staples

I also created a four-part tutorial for Memory Box when making this tin. If you want to see the complete instructions so that you can make your own, here are all of the pieces to the tutorial.

Altering a Tin Part 1
Altering a Tin Part 2
Pages for Your Altered Tin Part 3
Finishing Your Altered Tin Part 4

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great Thursday!


Sarah Weber said...

Patter that little tin is just awesome....what a great idea...hope your Mom loves it.
Blessings to you on this Fall day!

SMK said...

i super love the LO! all the different greens work wonderfully together :)

Chelsea - Wait for the Lord Cards leader said...

I can't believe I didn't comment on this! I thought I did but wanted to make sure :) The layout is beyond gorgeous. Not only are is the design itself, the colors, embellishments etc., but the pictures of your daughter are stunning! She is beautiful. I love the candid shots. I can't believe how much the pic on the very left resembles SO much of you :) How sweet. :)

Nena said...

What a great idea Patter!!! I am definitely going to borrow this and do a tin for my grandparents of their great grandkids!!! I know they will love it!

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