Friday, June 15, 2012

Batten Down the Hatches, We're Getting This Party Started!!!!

Holy Guacamole, it has been FAR too long since this blog has been blogged on a regular basis. Well, you can scroll down to see that Mindy got us dusted off on Monday and now I, Candy , am giving it some more love.  As Miss Mindy mentioned we are getting the official Scrap Happy Design Team going in full swing.  Some new faces, some old, but lots of gorgeous paper, stamps, dies, and fantastic tips, tricks, techniques, and ideas.  We are super excited, eager, and addicted to Pinterest so you KNOW we are full of inspiration and we hope that we can motivate and inspire you, our faithful customers and fans!  Speaking of Pinterest, we finally got our own so check that out, too!

Okay, enough chitter chatter, I am SO excited to share with you MY DT project for this blog.  It uses the A-Mazing Authentique line, Glory.  Those of you who remember me might have an idea why I get to work with Authentique,  but for those who may not, check back on this Scrap Happy blog post from last year.  Needless to say my admiration has NOT changed!!  And apparently, there are many others who feel as I do, this paper line is actually SOLD OUT at Authentique and Susie cannot get more, so if you want anything from this line, and I am sure you do, you must RUN, don't walk, RUN, into the store to purchase it!
Anyway,  Glory is a gorgeous vintage, Patriotic line.  It has a traditional Americana feel in its muted and rustic colors and fonts but adds some fun little contemporary bits in its stickers, with thoughts of fireworks and barbecues.  All in all, this is a timeless collection and a must have, especially if you come from a Military family such as I.  
Because of that, I chose to do a layout to honor my GREAT friend Roger.  He is a US Marine, and I wanted to do something special for him since he was the person who introduced my husband to me, or vice versa......aww, I know, how sweet!  ;)  
Pictured below is the full layout and some close-up pics of different parts.  I started with the "united" paper as my main paper.  Then, I used the "liberty" paper and cut an 8" half circle to use as my informal mat and aligned it to the bottom.  I knew I wanted to have the banner in the top right corner so I thought it would balance out better.  I also die cut the stars from my  Scrap Happy EXCLUSIVE die set of stars.  These dies are not even for sale yet so I am SO lucky to have been able to use the prototype.  You will love them, too and they will be for sale very soon, so keep an eye out for them!  I cut the stars at two different sizes with the same "liberty" paper, using the 'B' side and distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distress inks in Fired Brick and Chipped Sapphire and they matched perfectly!  Pretty much everything was distressed with these inks.
The banner, which I LOVE, was cut from chipboard with the Scrap Happy exclusive Fish Tail Banner die.  I roughly painted them with my Jenni Bowlin paint dabber in Malted Milk and softened the edges with the same Distress Inks.  I stamped out the "u", "s", "a" from the exclusive Scrap Happy stamp set, 4th of July (set 2) on the remaining scraps from my "B" side "liberty" paper with Chipped Sapphire distress ink and die cut those with the small circle from the same Fish Tail Banner die.  I stamped the stars on the larger of the banners with the little star from the same 4th of July stamp set.  
The last thing I did was add a couple appropriate stickers from the amazing sticker sheet and I took more scraps from my "liberty" paper and cut out the strips and added word stickers to them and hand cut a little banner edge and adhered them to my stars and banners!

Phew, I know that was a lot of information and a long post, but I AM known to be long-winded :)  Anyway, just an aside, if you haven't checked out Scrap Happy's stamps, they are FANTABULOUS, made in the US and match many of our existing and soon to be released dies.  The two 4th of July sets are great, great images, great sentiments, AND they match the dies.  Check them out!

Until next time!  Hugs & have a Scrap Happy day and weekend!

Supply list
Authentique Glory paper line with coordinating stickers
Scrap Happy exclusive dies-Fish Tail Banner & Stars
Scrap Happy exclusive stamps-4th of July
Tim Holtz Distress Inks-Fired Brick & Chipped Sapphire
Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabber-Malted Milk
ATG gun and adhesives
Zots adhesive dots
American Crafts dimensional adhesive dots


Mindy Adams said...

As always wonderfully put! Love it. I might have you start writing my blog.... :)

Cathy said...

I love your layout. The papers are Awesome. I love the faces in the stars around the main pic. Great job. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cathy said...

I love your layout. The papers are Awesome. I love the faces in the stars around the main pic. Great job. Thanks for the inspiration.

Candy said...

Thanks, guys. Cathy, I was actually unsure about the little pics in the stars:)