Friday, January 13, 2012

Five for Friday

1. Well, our Christmas holidays have come to an end this week and it's been back to school/work for our household. Sigh.... Thankfully I get a week off at the end of January for exams at the high school. There's always something to look forward to, right? ;)

2. I got some happy mail this week! Scrapbook Trends magazine requested one of my layouts for their June issue.

3. I wanted to share a layout I made last weekend, using a favourite photo of my boys.

I used Crate Paper & Simple Stories patterned paper  (which I used for the title) and some My Mind's Eye (green), Girls' Paperie (map) and Basic Grey (new york) decorative brads. I added a PTI Wonderful Words stamp ("together") to the subtitle with some Versafine Onyx ink.

Here are a couple of close ups:


4. We have a big event tomorrow for Cameron's side of the family. The first grandchild, our nephew, Luke, is getting married. I still remember meeting him when Cameron and I were dating.... he was four years old! And now he's getting married! How time flies....

5. In honour of #4, I thought I'd share the card I made for Luke and his bride, Laura, which I used several techniques, including this week's Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink: creating backgrounds with border dies.


I used PTI cardstock (kraft, aqua mist), stamps (love & marriage), twine, button, impression plate (woodgrain) and dies (heart border).

I cut several strips of the heart border die out of kraft cardstock and adhered it to a kraft base. Then, I ran the whole thing through my Cuttlebug with my woodgrain impression plate. For the sentiment/tree image, I first stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Then, I stamped the tree image over the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I added some twine and a button to finish it off.

Enjoy your weekend!
Thanks for looking!

10 comments:

Stephanie said...

Your blog is scrumptious Leigh! I envy how amazing your layouts are....I haven't a clue when it comes to scrapbooking :( Your boys are so handsome :) xxx

Kim said...

...great layout and fun card! Have fun at the wedding tomorrow, and CONGRATS on another publication for you!!

:)

Lisa said...

Congrats Leigh! What a sweet pic this is of your boys! Luke and his bride will be so happy to receive this card made with love...very pretty.

Joyce said...

Congrats on your layout being published. And, what a great wedding card. I bought that set for this particular image, and have yet to use it. Super idea to run those borders through with an embossing folder.

Kara said...

gorgeous card..love the little square button!

Elena said...

Love that card with all its woodgrained-goodness!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous card Leigh.

Leah said...

Love the LO and card. I must have that heart border die. Congrats on getting published!

Deb said...

Congrats, again on getting published. Yay! Love the card and heart border background. Fabulous!

xoxo... t said...

Fabulous layout and card, Leigh, just love it!! That's a great pic of your boys. And congrats on your pub with Scrapbook Trends, love that mag!!!