Sunday, October 9, 2011

So..What's New Day 2: Masterpiece

Welcome to day 2 of the 
So...What's New Blog Hop. 
I hope you joined us yesterday for part 1 and are back today to see what else these newer bloggers have to offer. I for one have started following all of them and hope you will as well. You should have arrived today from Laura at Confessions of a Scrapaholic. If you are joining in the middle of the hop please go visit Roberta at TX Scrapper Mom to start from the beginning and see everyone's wonderful work today. For a chance at some blog candy see the bottom of my post.

Today I wanted to share a scrapbook layout with you. Scrapbooking is how this whole blog got started for me and while I seem to be creating many other fun projects lately, I still love making layouts that will last in my family albums a long time. This 2-page layout is all about the art class my daughter took last winter. I took photos each week as I came up with the basic idea for the art gallery layout right away (only took me 9 months to put it together). I started with Fancy Frames and selected 4 different frames to cut out in gold card stock. If you look at the inside of the frame on your gypsy you can get a good idea for the picture measurement.  I cut the titles using my Gypsy to weld Gypsy Font together.

After laying out the whole project I pasted the photos down first and than put the frames on over them. I was going for a gallery look so I found a simple sheer bronze ribbon in my stash and folded it to create a hanger for each frame. I taped these down with thermo-o-web supertape.  When all was said and done I felt that layout looked a little plain and needed something extra. I came up with the following 3 things:
1. Stamped gold ink around the outside edge of the pages
2. I sprayed the black paper with Sheer Shimmer Spritz.
3. I cut our some gold squares from Gypsy Font for the corners.
In the end I was really happy with this layout and is far surpassed my original design idea. I hope you are enjoying the hop. Here are close ups of each page:
I am giving away some simple Halloween inspired blog candy and while I would love for you to follow me all you have to do is leave a comment and you are entered in the drawing to win! This is open to US entries only unless you want to pay the shipping fees.
Your next stop in the hop is Adele at 
Thanks for joining all of us on this 2 day hop! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am lucky to have 3 days off for Columbus Day so more crafting is in the works.!!


  1. Great Layouts! Love the glimmer! Thanks for being part of the hop! Hope it was fun!

    Crafty hugs,

  2. Love your LO
    Great project

  3. Hi L.B.!!
    Great project and love the glimmer! And the addition of the corners was the key!! TFS!! And look forward to seeing your creation on my blog hop!!

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  4. Love the way you did your frames! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  5. I love the frames with the ribbon. Looks Great!!!

  6. I LOVE this layout!! So elegant and showcases the little artist in such a special way -- beautiful!
    I am a follower...
    jejaeb (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

  7. Your layout is fantastic. I really need to get Fancy Frames.

  8. LB! I really love your work! I truly enjoy visiting your blog which I do visit quite frequently! You are one of super talented scrapper. Really!

  9. Love this layout! Especially the little corner embellishments! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful project.

  10. Really pretty layout. The frames are amazing!

  11. Very elegant looking. I love the gold frames.


  12. love the frames. great project --thanks

  13. So cute! And only nine months behind? I'm years behind! Love the project -might 'need' Fancy Frames now! TFS

  14. Beautiful Layout!!! TFS



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