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You know...I am just SO lucky that both our girls LOVE getting their photos taken by me. This one is of Zoe, who is not only beautiful, but a huge goofball. That evening we went to the beach, laughed an awful lot and took some great shots. The beach is where we've had some pretty fabulous memories together. Now Zoe is studying in Montreal, doing great and living all on her own!! We don't get to have as many photo shoots :(

I started by cutting the light patterned paper to 11.5x11.5 and adhering it to a full sheet of chocolate cardstock. I then took a piece of the brown mesh and adhered it across the middle of the layout. I took 4 pieces of the burlap string that were about 15” long and tied them all together with a knot about 3” in. Adhere this on top of the brown mesh, and spread the ends apart from one another.

Cut a piece of the light orange patterned paper that is 7x7 and distress the edges. I use the blade of my scissors. Cut a piece of the dark orange patterned paper that is 3.5x11, and tear one end. Cut a piece of the green patterned paper that is 1x11. Find and cut out the light mini tag, the green bordered mini journal block and the dark orange bordered mini journal block. Adhere the dark orange, and green patterned papers to the layout. Add your tags and mini journal blocks. I added a string bow to the mini tag. Adhere the light orange patterned square to the layout using 3D foam squares.

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Take the chipboard frame and trace a rough circle onto green patterned paper. Use this circle to also trim your photo. Set these aside for now, while you embellish and colour your frame. I used the brown Distress Paint to colour all of the feathers and the frame. I added the brass paint to the “beads” of the frame, and dusted the edges of the feathers. Let dry. Using a liquid adhesive I added glue to the tips of all of the feathers, then added the embossing enamel. I then used liquid adhesive to add the gold Prills to all of the “beads”. Let dry. I added a string bow to the frame itself, as well as the 2 feathers that are layered together. You can now add your photo and the green patterned paper background to the frame. Adhere to the layout using 3D foam squares.

Stamp and die cut 1 set of the medium Classic Rose and leaves. I added colour to my roses and leaves using inks and Stack and Store Daubers. Shape and assemble your flower and leaves. I added brown Prills to the middle of my flower using liquid adhesive. Adhere the rose to the layout just below your photo and frame. Adhere the pair of feathers in the bottom left hand corner of the layout. Adhere the single feather up above the framed photo. I then added a few vintage buttons here and there.

What do you like about what you just saw? 


byTracy McLennon, design team member and creator of client thank you cards.Tracy is a designer for Creative Scrapbooker magazine, DIY Wedding Magazine Columnist, Scrapbooker, papercrafter and musician. 

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3-D Crystal Lacquer

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Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

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Also featured: Creative Embellishments (Feather Frame, Feathers), Brown Cardstock, May Arts Ribbon (Brown Mesh, Natural Burlap String), Tim Holtz Distress Paint (Tarnished Brass, Walnut Stain), Stampendous Aged Spice Embossing Enamel, Prills (Gold), ColorBox Ink (Chocolate, Yellow Ochre, Carrot), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Dual Tip Glue Pen, EZ Runner Grand, Thin 3D Foam Squares, 3D Foam Squares 1/2” & 1/4”), Buttons, Hot Glue


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I love this layout...I also have beautiful children and grandchildren who love to let me take their pictures. I love the simplicity of this and how it focuses on the lovely young lady. I hope you don't mind if I "scrap-lift " this..Thanks for sharing
Saturday 29th of April 2017 09:16 AM
It was absolutely stunning. Love seeing other ways of using your papers and dies.
Saturday 29th of April 2017 10:00 AM
love it. I think you could use it for a boy also.
Saturday 29th of April 2017 10:33 AM
You have a very interesting and unique layout! I like how you used all the embellishments.
Saturday 29th of April 2017 11:10 AM
Beautiful,,,. kept the look of nature throughout the page !!!
Saturday 29th of April 2017 12:58 PM
Beautiful layout. Be sure to add a little Journaling for future generations. As an ancestry researcher I cannot stress enough the benefits of photo information.
Sunday 30th of April 2017 01:35 PM
It's beautiful. I love the projects you make with heartfelt creations.
Sunday 30th of April 2017 02:15 PM
went to Akron today and spent most of my time and money on your stamps,dies paper. Beautiful and I cannot wait to play with my products. Need to find printed instructions for flower shaping tool set. and lots of practice
Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:00 PM