Happy New Year!! Hope you all had a great New Year's Eve...we had a great time with good friends and family. I don't know about you but I was ready to see 2011 go and can't wait to see what is in store for us in 2012. I think its going to be a great year!
Before the big party started, I took some time in my craft room and created a layout using a great picture of my oldest daughter. She is posing in front of a covered bridge that is close to our house. I love this picture!
I had actually been playing around with some old music pages from an old hymnal I found at the thrift store. I tore the pages and started putting them onto some heavy cardstock using Matte Medium. After I had the whole page covered, I applied another light coating of the Matte Medium and allowed it to dry. It didn't take too long....After it was dry, I used the Labels One Grand Nestabilities #5 (#1 being the smallest) to cut out the music layer. I then matted that onto a piece of Kraft cardstock cut/embossed from Labels One Grand Nestabilities #6 (which is the largest in the set). The "Sparkle & Shine" was printed onto Simply Smooth Vanilla cardstock using my computer printer. I matted it onto some Donna Salazar's Antiquities paper and put it into a cute copper metal frame. I die cut some Zutter corrugated board using the Spellbinders Creative Book Pages die #2. I attached a large brad at the top of this die cut and tied the copper frame to the corrugated board using tulle ribbon. I added the Bling Flourish after it was glued to the layout. For these bigger, heavier embellishments, I have found that Beacon's 3 In 1 Advanced Craft Glue works great for keeping things right where you want them. Plus this liquid glue is Acid Free!
I had alot of fun just creating something for my daughter's scrapbook. I have really been getting back into the swing of scrapbooking. Maybe one of my New Year's resolutions could be creating at least one layout every week....remember, I said maybe!! LOL
Have a great first week of the new year!!