Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Paper Pad to Remember....

It all started with a paper pad... We saw each other. It was love at first sight. It's been so long since I have had this feeling. Creative little butterflies started fluttering in my stomach. This was it! This was the paper I needed. Angels sung and harps played.
Ok, I know a little... "intense"??? Both of my local scrapbook stores closed this past year. It has been hell on my paper addiction. Really! Serious. I miss picking it up, feeling it, choosing the individual sheets, that, when I put them together, will be my very own masterpiece. The way it smells, the way it feels... My name is Christine and I am a complete paper whore!
...but I am a paper snob as well. I was spoiled on the thick double-sided sheets you buy from scrapbook stores. The paper at other stores... it's just thin and most of it is single sided.. It just doesn't do it for me. So, when I found myself staring at this little gemstone at Hobby Lobby Monday I was floored! I had to have it... and so I whipped out my 40% off coupon, (you know what I'm talking about...!) and off I went!
Glitz - Birthday Wishes
Once I got it home, I instantly went to town... Multi-Medium & Iridescent Medium to add a little shimmer in the background. Black Paint and Distress Glitter thrown on there for a little bling!
...and it all came together:
I used some di-cuts I cut out from Tim Holtz Alterations Dies:
Weathered Clock & Scrollwork
They were cut out of Grungeboard and Grungepaper and altered.
Some embellishments from the paper pad were distressed, ink, & added. I used Inkessentials Enamel Accents in Black to outline around the border.
For my title, I went old school! I pulled out my Quickutz Revolution and Dies:
Up Close & Personal:

Wishing you all a splendiferous day. May you find a little inspiration to get your creative butterflies fluttering!
XOXO- Christine

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