Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ellen - Scrap Town Lady inspiration

Hello my blogging friends. It was a rainy weekend here so I scrapped some and cleaned some. My yard and flower beds need some attention but they will have to wait. At least it's not snow :)

I received 2 boxes of goodies from the on-line store and was dieing to play with them. I chose the Kaisercraft 75 Cents collection and My Favorite Thing Die-namics dies to create this vintage layout of my Mother-in-law as a little girl.

The journaling reads "born Ellen Brost, 1940. Wasn't she a cutie!  at 2 years old."
Want to see some close-ups ...

The flourishes, banner, flags, flowers, and leaves are all My Favorite Thing Die-namics dies. They are thin American made metal dies that can cut through cardstock, fabric, thin chipboard, felt, 1/4" cork, or wood veneer paper. These dies are so fabulous!! I am going to have to try and make a felt flower or wood veneer flourish :)
I added some hand stitched vines for my flowers - Check out Practical Scrappers to see how the other designers have used hand stitching.

I adore Kaisercraft papers and my local scrapbook store does not carry them. Scraptownlady not only carries these and other hard to find papers, but fabulous dies, inks, ribbons, and just added to the store... Blue Fern chipboard!! Follow their blog to be inspired by all of the other designers; Scrap Town Lady. They are on Facebook too. So Like them and tell Scraptown Lady that Marcia sent you :).

Scrap Town Lady supplies:
Kaisercraft 75 Cents collection: Shilling, Farthing, Guinea, Penny, Sovereign, Tuppence
Kaisercraft cardstock in Frost
Kaisercraft Pearls in Chino
My Favorite Thing Die-namics Banner Day
My Favorite Thing Die-namics Flower Trio Leaf Trio
My Favorite Thing Die-namics Fancy Flourish
My Favorite Thing Die-namics Sentimental Flourish
My Favorite Thing Die-namics Fishtail Flags
Ranger Distress Ink in Walnut Stain

Other supplies:
Sakura Micron pen in black
American Crafts Thickers Nutmeg glossy black
DMC floss
May Arts black burlap twine
Seam binding - Prairie Bird Boutique (Etsy)
Crafters Workshop doodling template

My layout is based on this sketch from PageDrafts. There are lots more awesome sketches by Emma Starface! You really must check them out.

I am linking up with Bird is the Word challenge site for the word "He / She / Him / Her"
Lasting Memories Alphabet challenge (I chose the letter "E" for Ellen)
Get Creative - Use lots of flowers May layout challenge.
Paper Issues - Lifestyle or Use a Die

Have a great week everyone!!


  1. She certainly is a cutie, love the design and papers you have used.. thanks for joining at BITW too!

  2. Brilliant layout, love the colours and flowers ... thanks for joining us at Get Creative!!!

  3. What fab vintage LO! Love the colors and your interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

  4. What beauty! LOVE this collection of papers, and your take on the sketch is perfection! Your lovely layers of flowers, papers, and die cuts have made me want to create something! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  5. This layout is so beautiful - Love the layout sketch too! Thanks for sharing....

  6. absolutely beautiful. Well done and thanks for joining us at lasting memories

  7. uauu love it, beautiful page,thanks for joining at BITW

  8. I love the butterflies and flowers! Thank you for playing along at Lasting Memories!

  9. gorgeous lo love those flowers and colours!!!

  10. This is fantastic Marcia!! The colours are trully beautiful! Good luck on your challenges!

  11. What a beautiful vintage page! I LOVE all those flowers and the swirls. Thank you for joining us at Lasting Memories this week.
    Tanti :)

  12. Gorgeous vintage layout!!!! I so love the colours you have used and the flowers are so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Get Creative!

  13. Wow!! You do Vintage so beautifully!! I love this!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Lasting Memories this week.

  14. Marcia your layout is gorgeous I love the flowers I love the colours and the theme!
    just stunning!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Get Creative!

  15. Marcia I forgot to thank you for alos playing along with us at Bird Is The Word!

  16. Love that the colors fit the vintage photos perfect!
    Thx for joining us at BITW :)

  17. She most sertainly is a cutie!! Just like your BEAUTIFUL layout thank you so much for playing along at BITW this month hugs Amy :)


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