Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Page For Jane by Melanie

I got a picture from Jane from when she reunited with her cousin... Both with beautiful smiles.
I had fun putting some different elements on this page, some of them quite heavy! So much so that I had to reinforce the back of the canvas! ;)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

a page for jolee jane by candice

two small sneak peeks of jane's page.

you can read about the inspiration by visiting my blog.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Page for Melissa by Nan

LOVE the photos Melissa sent for her layout! They are all photos of HER taking pictures! Isn't that cool? I also totally dug using the patterned burlap fabric from Prima as accents and as background. This was a fun layout to do, because the photos "say it all" which are the best kinds of photos, I think. And, the texture of the burlap with the just yummmmm. :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

a page for elena by candice

here's a page for elena. just sneak peeks for now. xo!

Page for Nan by Jennifer

When I think of Nan, I think of happy, smiling, cool under pressure, someone who brings light to the world and everything she does. I feel really blessed to be able to work with her through Zutter, here with the Lucky 13, and just as a great friend.

When Nan sent me photos of she and her daughters, the bright colors in the pics made me instantly think of the Maya Angelou quote:

Precious Jewel,
You Glow
You Shine,
Reflecting all the good things in the world.

-Maya Angelou

I wanted to use the bright colors from the photos, magenta and sunny yellow so I painted a background of yellow polka dots directly onto the canvas. What's more happy thank polka dots?!

To get the paint to flow more smoothly onto the rough canvas I watered it down to almost watercolor consistency. After the paint dried, I used a sewing machine to add a zigzag stitch around the edge and add swirls across the polka dots.

I then raided my button stash for my most favorite yellow buttons--I had been saving them for something special and once I laid them out on the page I knew I had to use them ALL. Okay, I kept one button for myself ;) I hand-stitched the buttons to the centers of the polka dots. I wanted Nan's pics to have a fun feel so I matted them on white cardstock to look like Polaroids. Then I added the quote, using the fonts Rockwell and Clementine -- you download them both for free at

I can only show you sneaks but this is one of my favorite Lucky 13 pages so far--so bright and cheery and simple. I hope Nan likes it ;)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

page for Candice by Elena

Candice and I got to spend time together at CHA last Summer in the boiling sweaty heat of Orlando Florida. She helped with the Scrapbook Royalty chores and walked the floor with me a a bunch of volunteers and then slaved away with the rest of us at the charity crop. I have to say, she was amazing. And truly a Rock Star!

I used all the colors of the Rock Star can as my inspiration. Paint, glimmer mist, stuff and more stuff. It was a very fun page to do!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Page for Elena by Nan

Ok, I rarely say how much I like one of my own layouts...but in this case, I am really liking this layout for Elena. And, I didn't think I'd be saying that. Why? Because she sent me some great photos, but the one SHE wanted me to use was the darkest, grainiest of the bunch. I didn't know what I was going to do with it or how to scrap it to reflect what she was probably feeling in the photo, and the feeling one gets when looking at it. Think...think....think...take a shower, go for a run, eat some chocolate....think....think....think. AHA!
Granted, it is difficult to see in these sneak photos, but I ended up making an 8.5X11 iron-on transfer of the photo and transferring that to the canvas as a background. Then I added one of the other photos from her set to the layout to make everything POP. This layout is all about getting away and renewing our Elena did in December. The butterfly is immensely cool. I received a set of these at Christmas from one of the Zutter DT in Singapore and I love how it looks here.

Hope you like, E!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Page for Stephanie by Cheryl ~ Titled Loved

I enjoyed scrapping this photo for Stephanie. It's of her and her hubby who she calls 'Valentine'. Although this photo wasn't for Valentine's day I saw two 'love birds' enjoying an every day moment together. So I included some birdies sitting on the branches of flowers. Such a lovely sight to see these love birds. Stephanie, I'm wishing you a 2010 full of warm memories and much love.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Trick or Treat Page for Stephanie by Nan

There is absolutely nothing scary about Stephanie. And her Halloween photos are just like she is...joyful, fun, lively not spooky. So this is a Halloween page that tries to be Halloweeny in a downhome, Homegrown Hospitality way....not that I can duplicate her style...but I wanted to make this "her". Ya'know, "Stephanie-y" like. Whatever, can't 'splain.

Anyhoo, this layout has some burlap trim, some torn cardboard, some scrunched ribbon with spooky brads attached, a witchy-poo charm, autumn leaves, and some black criss-cross stitching. And a big ole wooden TRICK OR TREAT accent that I discovered in a long forgotten embellishment stash (them old Lil Davis embellies are just cool!). That got inked and Stickled to jazz it up.

Steph, hope you enjoy your spooky page :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy Page for Michelle by Nan

What's more fun than spinning on the Mad Hatter's Tea Cups at the Happiest Place on Earth? Not much!! Such a great expression on Michelle's son's face as he spinnnnnnnnssss! I really kept this page simple with this joy of this picture. But I wanted to convey a happy mood and space for more pictures and journaling. So this page has a little Bind-it-All flip page made with chipboard mouse ears (a couple more pictures are inside), with a manilla tag tucked behind for journaling. A BIG flower completes the happy mood....thanks for sharing these photos with me Michelle. What fun!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Page for Donna By Cheryl

I loved these fun photos that Donna sent me to scrap. It was at a crop and they sure look like they were having fun. Three beautiful gals! I tried to incorporate some fun colors to portray Donna's fun loving personality and the fun times that were had. I also enjoyed making some of my own embellishments. Thanks Donna for allowing me to scrap these fun photos.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Friends Page for Candice by Nan

I really loved the flowers in these pictures of Candice and her friends enjoying an annual summer party. Typical paper flowers didn't feel right with this, so I kept the texture of the canvas by die-cutting some flowers from some extra fabric and misting them with Glimmermist in colors that go with the colors in the photos. I die-cut a canvas sun and misted it a sunny-golden yellow too - the color is called Sunflower - rather appropriate, I think. I really like the way it all turned out...nice and warm, just like Candice and her flowery friends :)

Page for Cheryl by Michelle Van Etten

Cheryl sent me this great picture of her daughter at Disney it spoke to me. I found all sorts of fun Disney items I had and started playing. The background i painted white and pink than embossed a tree die cut on the side. Once dry I used a flourish glimmer screen to add a darker pink. The tree I painted with lumineres. I than had a castle and needed fireworks. I added all the different stickles to create the fireworks.

I hope you have a Scrappy day

Made with Love from Cheryl For Elena

This page is for my dear friend Elena who brought all of us Lucky 13 together. Elena has gone through some tough changes this year. She sent me a beautiful photo that expresses her tough choices. Because this is a sneak peek (but be watching here for future news about viewing the whole journey and complete pages) you can't see the photo.

Change can be difficult but it can also bring about experiences we can learn and grow from. Look at the butterfly. Choices, experiences, victories and mistakes help make us who we are in life. So I want to encourage Elena while it's an end . . . it's a beginning and to 'Be Brave'.

I also made a duplicate page for my daughter Abigail who is going through so many changes encouraging her as well. Changes can be difficult but she has her faith and those around her that love her to help see her through those changes. I encouraged her to embrace those changes and realize that through those changes she is becoming even more of a beautiful young lady and to 'soar'.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Page for Stephanie by Michelle Van Etten

These new years eve pictures just scream fun so I wanted to use products that all screamed fun. I painted the canvas to match one of the boys shirts and than just went from there. Stephanie spends each new year at home with her family.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Page for Melanie by Nan

When Melanie sent me this picture, I just had to laugh. It sort of sums up all the YUM of Thanksgiving. I just want to dig in to that tantalizing bird, and I love the grins of anticipation.
Although only giving you a sneak, here's a snapshot of what I did for Mel's layout. It's titled time 4 turkey, using an alcohol-inked acetate clock from Heidi Swap and a gear thingie from Tim Holtz and a cute heart shaped brad....the photo is the focal point, with some background stitching from my toy (I do mean TOY) sewing machine. There is some ribbon and denim, and some flowers I tricked out...but you get to see that later. What a turkey, huh?

A Page for Candice by Michelle Van Etten

Candice sent me pictures of her new hair color. She is normally a blonde but she decided to go red and she looks hot. The flower on the page has a time piece for the center to signify change. I created the flower using burlap that I sealed first than cut with accucut flower die. I sprayed the flower pieces with glimmer mist and let dry. The center piece is a bottle cap with beads added around it. I used grunge board sheets and Wendi Vechi stamps to create the out layers of the petals. The whole canvas page was inked and sprayed with glimmer mist.
I hope you have a scrappy day

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Page For Michelle From Cheryl

I enjoyed putting these photos to canvas. Recently Michelle attended a wedding of some dear friends. I love weddings . . . they are such a celebration of love! They are priceless events and "Treasured Times". I included a little mini book that holds the two photos Michelle sent me and some room for journaling. I including some vintage lace and handmade fabric and ribbon flowers. Thanks Michelle for allowing me to put your celebration of friendship and love to canvas.

Speaking of friendship, 2009 represents for me new and cherished friendships among the Lucky 13 ladies. I'm so thankful for all the relationships represented.

On behalf of the Luckies I want to wish you a very Happy and Inspiring 2010!