Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Another Sweetheart Page

Did you gals have a great time hopping yesterday?  I did! We have some fabulous talent at Creative Scrapbook Divas!  And I can't believe the new people who are joining Creative Scrapbooking Divas!  It is amazing!  Welcome back today.

I have another layout to share--
We could call this Sweethearts of the Prairie...my Grandmother & Grandfather, when they were dating!  I don't have a true date on this, but my mom was born in 1932, I imagine it is in about 1929 or '30.  Wait! It had to be after '29, cause she graduated from college that year.  My Aunt Faye passed some pictures of them dating to me...this is NOT the original....I would NEVER paste an embellie over an original! 
I used My Minds Eyes paper from the Laundry Line Collection. 
 I used my PenBoss to emboss only parts of the flowers on the heart stamp from SU. I keep my embossing powder in a Ziploc bowl.  It makes it easy to dip small pieces in, helps keep it off my work surface, and I can see at a glance on my shelf what color to grab!  I use my alligator clip to keep from burning my fingers, and no, I didn't use the heat gun directly on the surface of my bathroom cabinet....just sat it there for the picture.  Not enough hands to take the picture!

A close-up of the tag shows that I inked a lot (kinda my trademark!) around all edges.  My flower lace was too bold white, as was my crepe paper.  So I spritzed them with Walnut Ink to age it a bit.  The crepe paper is aged almost too much for my taste, but after 3 tries, I was just tired!  I put a line of Zip Dry on the back of the Bingo card and smooshed (a very technical scrapbook term, for you beginners!) the crepe paper on until I felt it looked like gathering.  I'm very pleased with the outcome.
      Living in the Depression in western Oklahoma was not easy and picture taking was an expensive luxury. And I'm

 sure Grandma & Grandpa weren't thinking of the family that their love would produce on this day. But it did ...6 children, 20 grandchildren, 45 greats, 12 great, greats with one born yesterday, Edison and my granddaughter to be born next week...Evelyn after her Great, Great Grandma Gash.   Look how that dream of love played out.
   I'm Dreamin' of love today....You Keep Dreamin' too!

Hello, Handsome...it's a not so simple Monday!

   I have decided to showcase some of my new favorite stamp sets from the Annual Catalog. I think this one is a "sleeper".  It is ...