Welcome! I started this blog because I love to craft. I dabble with scrap booking, and card making. I love bending, folding and tweaking paper. I try other crafts, too. I hope to share some projects with you.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Lauren's Sweet Sixteen Scrapbook Page

   You know what I love about scrap booking? You don't have to do pages in order. A few weeks ago I blogged Lauren's first scrap book page, she was just a promise at that time. Now I just finished her "Sweet Sixteen" scrap book page. Last weekend was her sixteenth birthday. Instead of downloading the pictures to my hard drive and then sometime later spend days looking for them, I decided to do them now before they were lost on my computer.
   Not only that but I brought some cupcake toppers for the cupcakes that I made and thought "How easy will this be to do?" After all I could use them for the page embellishments. So I collected a few and brought them home to use. Then I went about choosing the background paper. I laid them onto it and knew that they weren't enough. I needed more.


   After seeing the flowers and butterflies on the page I knew that I needed some leaves to pull the flowers together. So I cut some out of green card stock with my Silhouette cutting machine. I laid the flowers over them and knew, Glitter. The flowers were glittered and the leaves needed it also for them to look like they matched the flowers. So I glittered them. After the glitter was dry I once again assembled them on the pages.
The minute that I saw them I knew. The flowers and butterflies have little tiny lines on them that look like stitching. To look like they matched, the leaves needed those same little stitches on them. So I got out a yellow gel pen and then started drawing all those little tiny stitch lines. This isn't going to be as easy as I thought! Next I moved on to doing the words. Using my cutting machine I cut out the letters and the outline. I glittered the outline and then dropped the letters in place. Oh No! The letters needed to be outlined, too. So I got out a white gel pen and started drawing the tiny little stitch lines. By now I'm really tired of sitting and drawing little lines. Finally they were done. I really liked the way they matched the rest of the page. Now I could pick out the pictures that I would use. First I laid out pieces of paper on my page to see how many pictures that I needed and how big I should make them. I decided to make the pictures three inches to allow a frame around them. Did I say frame? Yes, I said frame. So I picked out a scalloped frame that I felt matched the rounded edges of the flowers and butterfly wings. I created an outline and cut out four frames and outlines of both pink and blue card stock. I glittered the outline of the frames to match the rest of the page embellishments. Then I grabbed my white gel pen and once again started drawing all those little stitches on the inside edge of the frames. I spent hours drawing all these little stitches. I hope that I never have to do that again...at least not for a long time. A real long time. Now it was time to select the pictures and print them out. Once the pictures were printed out I started putting the frames together and putting the pictures in them. I decided that I would use one of the picture frames as a journaling tag. So using a picture that I snapped at the movie theater, of the carpeting. Yes, I took a picture of the carpet. It reminded me of fireworks. I knew that one day I might want to use it for a background. Using a photo program and the same text that I used for the "Sweet Sixteen" lettering I wrote out the tag using the carpeting photo as the background. Now I had all the pieces together on my page it was time to attach them. Sometimes what you think will be quick and easy is anything but. I spent four days working on this page only stopping to eat and sleep. It ended up being labor intensive but I am really happy with the way that it turned out. I only wish that I could take pictures of them that really showed the true colors and the sparkle. I really hated drawing all those little stitch lines but in the end I'm really glad that I did. I feel the extra effort was really worth it.
   I have a Yahoo group called ScrapbookNook. I would love to have you join. Just leave a comment or email me at ozmudder@hotmail.com and I'll send you an invite.
   If you are wondering what I'm up to next...I'm going back to finish a handmade album that I started last October for my ATC collection. Hopefully in no time at all I will be sharing pictures of it with all of you. For now I am going to clean up my studio so that I have time to work on my new album. Thanks for visiting and come back again soon.

Take Care


  1. she will trasure this the rest of life I bet she loves it so much ...it A GREAT BOOK

  2. Thanks Mary. I have a start on a great book but a long way to go before it's finished.