Monday, June 10, 2013

My Hats - Scraptown Lady inspiration.

Hello blogging friends. I hope the weather has been better where you live. It's cold and rainy in Minnesota. My husband has been on a canoe trip in the Boundary Waters since Wednesday. I have to say that while canoeing in the great outdoors is appealing, I would not want to do it in the cold rain. I hope he is having fun with the guys.
I have another Scraptown Lady layout to share with you today. I played with the Graphic 45 Ladies Diary collection. This collection has the most beautiful papers and coordinating chipboard pieces. Of course I had to use the My Favorite Things Die-Namics dies again too. Scraptown Lady has an amazing selection of papers, dies and now chipboard from Blue Fern Studios!! You really need to check it out.

This week I used the sketch from the amazing Nadia Cannizzo over at Once Upon a Sketch

I did a lot of distressing, fussy cutting and die cuts on this. I thought layers of the fishtail flags would look fabulous under the photo. I want to share a trick with you too. To keep the dies from moving around as you make your sandwich, adhere them to your paper with a little washi tape. This is especially helpful when you are cutting a striped pattern.

Want to see some close-ups...  This lady was meant to be fussy cut out, don't you think! I love her hat :)

 I love this chipboard piece and had to accent it with some Kaisercraft pearls.

These Prima flowers were the perfect color. The buttons I made with a die, cutting first a button from boxboard and then from my pattern paper. This gives the buttons some dimension and lets me add floss without having to worry about ripping the paper.

Since my page is so busy, I hid my journaling under the photo. I have always loved wearing hats. My girls loved to play dress up with some of them :) This is my daughter Naomi at age 2 with a hat I just had to have for a Caribbean cruise. I even wore a hat, not a veil when I got married.

Scrap Town Lady supplies:
Graphic 45 Ladies Diary papers; Ladies Diary, Focal Point, Garden Stroll, Picture Perfect, Lasting Impression, Fashion Plates, Timeless Memoir, La Gazette, Afternoon Tea, and Delicate Details
Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Chipboard Tags 2
Kaisercraft Pearls in Chino
My Favorite Thing Die-namics Button Border
My Favorite Thing Die-namics Fancy Flourish
My Favorite Thing Die-namics Fishtail Flags
Prima flowers Charme Rose Songbird 
Ranger Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Zots Adhesive Medium
Glue Dots Mini

Other supplies:
Martha Stewart punch around the page Eyelet Lace
Sakura Micron pen in black
DMC floss

Thanks for stopping by today


  1. So gorgeous!!! I love hats too :-) Thanks for the tip and sketch as well...

  2. I wish I could wear hats, have always admired ladies who can. This is very charming, such very sweet details. Totally agreeing with you about the lady made to be fussy cut! Thanks ever so much for sharing your pretty page with us at OUAS!

  3. Gosh, this couldn't have been any more perfect than this! Such an amazing, feminine lay-out. I love your roughly distressed edges and the fussy cut lady. Thank you so much for playing along at OUAS!

  4. wonderful collection and you used it just gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing with us over OUAS!

  5. Gorgeous page Marcia, I love this range of Graphic 45 papers and you've used them beautifully!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS!

  6. This is just gorgeous, Marcia!!! So glad you joined us at OUAS!!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  8. Oh wow what an adorable layout this is. Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS - your work is gorgeous!


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