I'm Paula, an avid scrapbooker with 2 nearly grown sons. I have been scrapping for about 17 years & decided that I would like to share my love & talents for it with others. I created 'Precious Pages by Paula' to do exactly that. There is a line of pre-designed scrapbooks & frames, as well as doing custom one-of-a-kind albums with your photos. Cards are prayerfully made in the hopes of carrying special blessings to their recipients.
Today I have another layout to share from our visit to Rupp House Historical Museum in Gettysburg, PA when we were there for the 140th Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg back in 2003. I used sketch #381 from Scrapbook Challenges which I somehow mistakenly thought was the current sketch...which it is not. :(
I turned the sketch upside down to accommodate my photos.
Today I am going to share the card I made for a very special occasion today. Today is my eldest son's 3rd Anniversary of being clean and sober. I am so proud of him. He is only 22 years old. He has been growing and changing for the better since, and this year especially he has made some great strides, moving to his own apartment with a friend. He shares his story at meetings, has chaired meetings and done a lot in AA and has made some wonderful friends that are also living right. It has also been a good example for my younger son who once told me during Robert's active addiction...'Don't worry Mommy, when I get to be a teenager I won't put you through what Robert put US through.' I chose sketch #381 from Mojo Monday.
I normally only do an outside, but tonite I am going to share the inside as well.
The first time I went ocean fishing with my husband on my first cast I announced I had something. As I had never been fishing they all thought I was crazy but I insisted. Finally they told me to reel it in thinking I had a starfish or something like that...but...I had flounder...not only one...I had two! A doubleheader! Well, today I have a tripleheader for you. Not fish of course, but layouts. My first layout was inspired by Stuck!Sketches January 15 challenge. Here's the sketch:
And my layout:
And here are a few close-ups of some of the fun details -
On this layout I used a lot of pop-dots to give some dimension. In the close ups you can see the items that are lifted as I notice you can see some shadows!
My next layout is uses Bev Code's awesome sketch #22 for Scrap Our Stash. In addition to the sketch it said that you MUST use sequins. It was also inspired by Miriams Crafting Blog 20th monthly challenge - Mostly White! The challenge calls for using at least 2 shades of white and having at least 50% of your project be white. I went with all of it being shades of white with a few gold, metal and beige embellishments.
Here's the Sketch -
Here is my Layout -
I went to a crop yesterday and was only able to complete 2 layouts. I spent a long time on each one - especially this one, going through the stash I had brought to find just the right elements. I don't often use white so this was a real challenge for me.
Here are some close-ups -
I loved getting to use this felt border, SEI metal and Tim Holtz pins!
Here I have some Martha Stewart ivory stretchy ric-rac and my gold/copper colored sequins.
I loved these laser cut wood frames. I picked up a batch of them awhile back and had not found a good use for them until now.
Here you can see all the different shades of white/ivory/ecru I used.
with my close ups showing my items for Tic Tac Toe and the Stash challenge.
(T)wine & (E)yelets
(W)hite zigzags & (I)nk
(N)ine red flags on my banner
And the library is closing any minute and is not open tomorrow so I will bid you all a good night! Hope that you enjoyed see my latest creations!
I am sorry to anyone who visited today as when I arrived at the library I saw that all my photos had vanished. I know they were there as I had some wonderful comments. I HATE Internet Explorer. I have always used Chrome and never had issues but here at the library they only allow IE.