Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Oh The Places You'll Go - Chalkboard Trend

Practical Scrappers is showcasing the chalkboard trend today. Go check out all the fabulous projects. Have you played with any of the chalkboard collections? They are everywhere! I used the We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard collection that was part of a kit I received from My Creative Scrapbook. They have such fabulous kits. I stopped my subscription when my hubby was injured last September and was out on disability. Now that he is back to work I might have to start it up again. I miss them and won't have my Archivers to go to anymore.

This is my daughter Colette and, at the time, her lifelong friend. These two lived across the street from each other all of their lives until Colette left for college. They gave each other haircuts (at the age of 3 I think), went to preschool together, then kindergarten, junior high, and high school. I love this happy photo of the two of them together on the day they graduated. Since then they have gone their separate ways. It makes me sad that they do not keep in touch better. Colette is now in her first year of Vet school and Melissa is still living at home and working as a physical trainer at a local gym.

I created negative space on my background with my Silhouette. I thought it would be fun to echo some celebratory phrases. A piece of ombre paper behind it makes it look like chalk words. I created the splatters with some gesso diluted down with water. No fancy mist needed folks. Some foam adhesive gives it some dimension. One of the things I really loved about this collection is that the stickers are dimensional.

Pattern paper, stickers: We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard collection
brads: My Mind's Eye Challk Studio
Cardstock: American Crafts
Dies: Cheery Lynn doily die

I still feel like I am living at the North Pole (here in Minnesota the expected temperature this morning is -18F). Schools are cancelled again! I am so thankful for my remote car starter right now. Best Christmas present ever! Stay warm.


  1. totally LOVE this! it really grabbed my attention and i had to feature you on the Paper Issues blog! congrats on a well-deserved spotlight! :)
    ---leah l'orange, Paper Issues Creative Team Member

  2. I popped over here from Paper issues because I seen this layout and was WOWED!!!!! LOVELOVELOVE it!!! Congrats on being featured!!!


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