Thursday, February 25, 2010

Magnolia title block

Who knew??

Since I started making cards a little over 4 years ago, I never ever EVER had the desire to do any kind of scrapbooking whatsoever. Ever. Then I met the ladies in my Ebay group, The Paper Hen House. They. Are. AMAZING!!!! I know I've gushed about them many times before....but click HERE to see their scrapbook layouts, paper piecings, & paper bag albums for sale on Ebay. Amazing!

So.....since I chat with them every day...& we watch each other's auctions....I got curious. Could I do a layout?? How about a 6x6 or 8x8 layout?? That's kind of like a card, right?? Then somebody mentioned title blocks. Apparently, people will buy titles to put in their scrapbooks. Cheaper than buying a layout, easier than making their own. So I tried one. Here is my very first attempt at a title.......

It was *very* hard to get a good picture of this. I don't know if it's the colors, all the glitter, or just my ineptness at taking photos....but this was the best I could do. I figure I couldn't go wrong with Magnolias!! This is Tilda & Edwin On Ice, which I got at 7 Kids College Fund. I colored the image with Copic markers, cut out the image, & added a little "pond" that I hand drew & cut out (after covering it with Stickles). The letters are called Thickers from American Crafts & they are available at Michael's. The papers are SU's Real Red, Night of Navy & DCWV Christmas. The snowflakes were cut out using Nesties....& covered with glitter using a glue pen. After posting a picture of it in our Ebay Yahoo group, some suggestions were made to add the red half pearls & the little gingham ribbon with the snowflake charm. These ladies are GENIUS I tell ya!! Thanks for your help!!

Oh & I can't forget about the Fun Flock added to Tilda's coat!! Gotta have fluff on the coat!!

I wish the letters would have photographed better....they are so sparkly pretty....but isn't the ribbon with the charm just the finishing touch? Thanks, Victoria! I never would have thought to do that!! THIS is why I don't make layouts, lol!!!

I am pretty sure that I will be doing more of these. The finished size of this one is about 5x7....close enough to the size of the card that it's not overwhelming, but it's something different! Who knows.....maybe layouts ARE in my future!!

Are you all watching American Idol?? I try to, but sometimes I forget it's on like last night!! I know!! How could I forget?? So... I missed my favorite...Aaron Kelly. He's 16 & was I believe the 2nd to sing last night. He has an amazing voice, it's easy to forget he's only 16. There are a few others that I like, but for me this kid has really stood out!! Go Aaron!!

Thanks for visiting....still working on that custom card!! LOL!!


dolcreations said...

What an absolutely fantastic idea Michelle! I have always wanted to use my stamps in my scrapbook and you have given me such a great idea! You have given great inspiration!
What a perfect card for a snowy day we are having her!
Beautiful work Michelle!

Squirrel x said...

Apart from the fact that it's absolutely brilliant - I'm amazed as how much you have got in to a 5x 7 space! Fantastic work hun, love it loads. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Cheryl said...

This is just stunning! Your coloring, sparkle, FLUFF and all the detail are perfection!
Do people purchase these to put on top of a scrapbook page and then add their own photos?
Sorry, I'm dense, want to make sure I understand.

Dianne said...

You need to more of these Michelle!! This is fabulous! I do love the addition of the snowflake on the 'O' :) Great job!!
I'll be back to Idol after the Olympics!!

Candy said...

Hugs, Candy

Jocelyn in Australia aka JoBear2 on my SCS Gallery said...

This is absolutely stunning Michelle. I love everything about it.

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