Glued, stuck, sewed and rubbed them on in the color families where they belonged most. Stamped the date on a gold tag, sewed it on. Fussy cut a cold vellum doily out (from Maggie Holmes vellum paper) and layered it with a red one which I sewed on at the top of the page. Then I went through a gazillion patterned papers before choosing a pink and cream striped Maggie Holmes paper to mount the layout to. Cut 1/2 an inch or so off from all 4 edges of the white layout page and sewed it to the patterned paper. Journaled on a large Studio Calico tag, added black and white baker’s twine and stuck it behind the photo, nothing fancy. Distressed the edges of the white paper slightly and voila!
Meagan Whelan, 32 year old momma to 2 girls under 3 (wow! That seems so much older when I read that on this screen) Milly is 3 next month; Lexi is 7 months old. Both spunky, crazy little balls of love.
Happily co-habitating with the man of my dreams, he’s goofy, charming, supportive of my crafty obsessions and the best Daddy ever! He wears green any chance he gets ( Go Riders!).
We live in Calgary, Alberta (Canada) in an inner city community. I grew up on an acreage in southern Alberta and Rody is a good old Saskatchewan boy (pronounced Roadie).
You can find me on Instagram (_Mugsie82) and Pinterest (Meagan Whelan)
I Heart scrapbooking (of course), thrifting/garage sale stalking and decorating our home.
I despise mice! Yuck!! They give me the heebie jeebies.
When it comes to food I am loving all things Thai right now.
What I’m listening to on my iPad right now: Minnutes (so fun!)
My guilty pleasure: birthday cake Oreos and Coffee
Something I’d love to learn, when I have some spare time, is how to Blog. I’d also like to keep learning more and more about photography, something I hope to one day do more of. (Another thing you inspire me with Wilna) 🙂
Some page instructions:
I started out wanting to make a page that somewhat reflected your speech bubbles page from your July 9th blog post but ended in something totally different. I knew I wanted to use some of the chalk studio chipboard by Rhonna Farrer and MME that I’ve been hoarding and some cameo cut outs on my desk (Wonky Circles By In A Creative Bubble for Studio Calico). I water coloured them with Mr. Huey’s water colours, used hot glue and foam squares to lay them down into a random vertical cluster, leaving space for some embellishments. First I spritzed ink, in the colors of the rainbow, where I wanted to glue down the paper cuts (using StampinUp re-inkers that I’ve had for ages). I rifled through my stash and pulled out some bright summery embellishments from my stash then printed my photo in a 5×7 collage (iPhone photos, made collage in PicFrame app & printed on my Canon Pixma MG7120). Attached my photo with photo corners (thanks for reminding me about those Wilna!). Picked out some stickers, rub-ons, chipboard stickers, enamel dots, brads and a vintage ticket.
Psst! I cut out a big square from the middle part of the patterned paper so I can use it for layering on other projects 😉