Friday, April 12, 2013

TSG Stampbook Saturday

     Today I have my final There She Goes project for this week, my Stampbook Saturday creation.  Though I started out as a scrapper I rarely find the time to do it anymore so this project was a major undertaking.  LOL
     A special thanks to my sweet friend Jinny Newlin.  If you've never visited Jinny's blog and soaked up her amazing cards and scrapbook layouts you really need to pop over there.  She inspires me constantly with her amazing layout ideas.  She also helped me out with some tips for trying to get my pages photographed decently.  Not the greatest results but they're better than the first ones I took thanks to Jinny.  LOL
     I decided to do a two page spread using the photos I took on the trip my mom and I took to the local botanical gardens back in March

     Here's a closer look at the first page.

     One of the sources Jinny uses for her great layouts is Sketches in Thyme.  I was able to find one there that would let me utilize such a large number of photos and thankfully the lady in the camera department at Wally World showed me how to print them out in wallet size so they'd all fit.  Here's what the sketch looked like.

     I decided to use some wood planking for the first section to simulate wooden planters and edging.  For the next section I added some stitching and dug out my modeling paste and a chicken wire template to add some fun texture.  I used three of the sentiment stamps from the TSG "Oh Snap" set on this page.  The bottom layer was made using a Martha Stewart punch.  I did it once in white and a second time in a pale blue vellum and overlapped them.

     Here's the second page.

Same basic construction with two more of the sentiment stamps, the one near the photos and the little "Date Taken" on on the ticket.  Used a Kraft Outlet tea dyed tag and added a rub on on it.  The journaling spot and the other designer paper elements are from Kaisercraft's "Utopia" collection.  I had just grabbed a mix of papers at Michaels that caught my eye color wise and the Kaisercraft papers just happened to match.  I found the Sizzix die I did the title lettering with on clearance at Mike's too.

I love these sentiment stamps.  They would work so perfectly on ANY layout.  Don't you just love versatility.  Hope you enjoyed my projects for this week.  You still have time to enter the "Blue/Yellow/Neutral" challenge if you haven't yet.  Thanks for stopping in!


Sue said...

WOW!!! Such gorgeous pages Tracy. Your photos are beautiful and I love the design and wonderful detailing you have added. The overlapped punched design looks fabulous and the perfect mix of papers.
Hugs Sue xx

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous page and I love the flower box idea with the beautiful flowers.
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Mary J said...

What a great layout, Tracy! I love how you created the flower box!

Have a lovely weekend honey!

Lisa Minckler said...

Your handwriting is beautiful Tracy and these LO's are gorgeous! I love the honeycomb bits that extend out of the lattice and the wonderful button centerpiece and of course, the most gorgeous pictures of the garden with your mom!
You really took that sketch to a new level. :)

Ros Crawford said...

Oh this is fabulous ... I love your chosen design ... it's perfect for showing off your photos ... I love that chicken wire effect too ... Gorgeous pages Tracy

Lynne Armstrong said...

Great job Tracy! Your pages are beautiful. I started out as a scrapper too....long time ago lol I don't find time to scrapbook now and have such a back-log I don't even want to think about it!! Hmmm...maybe one day when I'm old & grey and don't have anything else to do...yeah, like that's ever going to happen :)
Hugs xx

Linda Breedlove said...

Tracy, you really need to do more layouts... this is gorgeous... the photos are magnificent... a great use of molding paste and the chicken wire stencil. This is fantastic, lady!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah said...

Tracy, this LO is stunning! I love those gorgeous photos and the awesome texture! Hugs!

Maria said...

Wow! Gorgeous layout to showcase those lovely flowers! Fab it!

ScrapSoon said...

Hello dear Tracy,

What a stunning layout you have made.
I used to make layouts to but the cardmaking bug got me.
You have done so much details to watch and the are so great matching.
I am to loving the wood for the flowers.
And what a clever idea to place those pictures of the flowers like that.
Your handwritting is beautiful

Have a great day.
Soon Han X

wendyp said...

absolutely beautiful! Love the added texture with the modeling paste and the wood planks!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful layout...I love how it fits your lovely photos just perfectly..joann sassy raggedy

Bonnie Irvine said...

Look at you going all mixed media with the modelling paste. It looks awesome! I love the woodgrained paper as planters...very cool. Your photos are lovely. This is a fabulous way to include a large number as it looks like those beautiful full flower boxes I admire but can't seem to achieve. The other detail I love is the two toned border. What a cool shadow effect. beautiful pages, Tracy!

Jennifer said...

These pages are just breathtaking! Love all the wonderful colour and texture! So many fabulous things to look at just like your walk through the gardens! Have a beautiful day!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my gosh, girl! This is priceless! Love, love, LOVE it to bits! So many great textures and bits and baubles! I really love the modeling paste... Yum! And what a great take on the sketch, too! I'd love to see more in the future ;). Thanks ever so much, too, for all the kind words and the link. You're such a doll! Big hugs!

Unknown said...

Beautiful beautiful pages Tracy, amazing LO and I LOVE those photos! Flowers galore, who wouldn´t love them! Scrapbooking and-or cards hold no secrets from you!! Hugs, Ira

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, how fun to see a layout from you, Tracy! This is beautiful! I so love all those gorgeous photos and love your design. the wooden planks so feel like the planter boxes, and I adore the layered border punch and the modeling paste stenciling! This is fabulous!

Nancy said...

WOOHOO for seeing a layout from you! Tracy...your pages are GORGEOUS!! You simply must make more...please? :o)

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Beautiful! Such a lovely layout which really showcases those great photos :) I really need to start up my scrapping again - major guilt feelings piling up along with a huge pile of photos!