Michelle, married 15 years. No kids, 5 dogs
How long have you been scrapbooking?
Scrapbooking for 11 years. About 1 year ago I got into copic markers and card making.
Michelle's Happy Scrappy Place
What is your scrapbook style?
My SB style I would think is simplistic. When I SB I do like to use at least 3 to 4 pictures per page layout or up to 5 pictures per 2 page layout. I am a little OCD when it comes to SB layouts. ;)
Where do you create your projects?
I used to get together with my sister and friends once a month at each others houses but now I have my own craft room so that is where I do my crafting and scrapping.
What is your favorite scrapbooking tools/colors/techniques?
I love to use muted tones or jewel tones.
Where do you find inspiration?
Magazines and websites
What is favorite scrapbooking tip?
For my layouts , I really love the ripping of two sided paper and using the distressing inks.
First, I would like to say how happy I am glad that the ladies at Creative Scrapbooking Divas have decided to stay. I get a lot of inspiration for your blog and from all the ladies here. Secondly, I want to express my excitement to be the first Guest DT under the new monthly challenge format. It is truely an honor, and I am extremely excited. So let's get started!
I chose to do a pillow box with the fall leaves and the sentiment to reflect my favorite holiday which is Thanksgiving! I love the fall as the night air begins to get crisp and as the season begins to change. I wish we saw more leaves changing colors here in Southern California. As we enter the fall season I begin to think about the Thanksgiving holiday and being with family and enjoying the preparing of the food together and sitting around the table talking. I also love the left overs!!
Here are the details of my project and some more pictures. We all love pictures.
The pillow box is an svg file from Lettering Delights (http://www.letteringdelights.com/searchprod.php?search=pillow+box) and the maple leaf is also an svg file from SVG Cuts (http://svgcuts.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=42)
I absolutely loved the sentiment because it was so true for me, I do thank God for each of my family members every time I think about them. I am not only thankful for them on Thanksgiving......but it kept with the theme of Thanksgiving. The sentiment is from the Praise4Him set from The Stamps of Life (http://www.stephaniebarnardstamps.com/products.htm) I absolutely love her stamps and I am a club member too! hehe I stamped the sentiment in Stampin' Up's pumpkin pie ink.
I tied the pillow box shut with capuccino bakers twine from The Twinery (http://www.thetwinery.com/product/cappuccino-brown-white-bakers-twine) The twine is something I just recently fell in love with and finally bought the ultimate sample pack that they have.
I used the Color Box Chalk ink in dark brown and shaded the edges of the maple leaf, the sentiment as well as the entire pillow box along the folds and edges. This is a technique I seem to use on almost everything. I really like how it shades and gives everything a aged look.
And that is my project! I hope you all like it and I hope it gives you some inspiration to join the challenge.
Thank you and God Bless!
SEPT. GUEST DT DIVA CHALLENGE
This challenge will be to do a 3D project of your favorite Holiday. Your project will need to be posted to your blog and then added here by Mr. Linky. Entries must be in by Sept. 30th 11:59pm and a winner will be chosen