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Thursday, April 5, 2012

"Beautiful" (Green Tara)

I have created my very first blocking style lo. It was inspired by all the beautiful 7 Gypsies trays that people have altered in the past few years (Steph Devlin's in particular because of the color palette) and I thought this blocked design might look nice as a layout. I went a little chipboard crazy on this one, LOL. The papers are from an old Basic Grey "porcelain" collection and chipboard is all kinds (Dusty Attic, K and Co., KaiserCraft and Tattered Angels) - 11 pieces of chipboard in total! All the beautiful batik aster flowers (vintage and sunset) and cherry blossoms (pink and peach) are from Green Tara. A very simple design but it takes quite some planning. Probably one of the layouts I have spent the most time on. It's fun to try new things and get out of your scrappy comfort zone.

Here is a close-up of some of the details. 
Well, I am working like crazy to get ahead on DT projects before my chaotic month of Easter and 3 kiddo birthdays which all begins this weekend. Plus... my Dusty Attic shipment is due to arrive soon (in the mail on its way to me :) for my Etsy shop and there is STILL... income taxes to be done (of course I have procrastinated in order to scrap instead, LOL). Wish me luck! BTW Blogger won't let me remove the excess spacing from here to the comments for this post - weird!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

World Autism Awareness (Giveaway)

My friend Cathy has an awesome giveaway on her blog in support of creating awareness for Autism (since April is Autism awareness month :) Autism is a complex neurological developmental disability that is lifelong. Recent news shows that the rate of autism has increased yet again. It is currently at 1 in 88, nearly doubled the rate in 2007. Please go to her blog to find out more and leave her some love. You will be entered to win some fantastic scrappy prizes from May Arts Ribbon and Scrap n' Art Magazine.