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   I plan on hanging this banner on my front door! I so love making my own home decor items.
    I saw a halloween version of this banner in an issue of ‘Paper Creations Magazine.’ The pattern and directions were clear and easy to follow. What a great magazine if you need some inspiration, not that there is not enough in blogland.
   My background paper is from Basic Grey and the rossette paper is from Cosmo Cricket. I used a mixture of fun buttons with new and vintage lace. I sewed around the edges of every layer and added glitter glue to my vintage image to add a sparkle. A tassel at the bottom and a silver bow at the top were my finishing touches. Hope you enjoy the pics. I’ll be back soon to share another banner I am working on for a friend.
Kate

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   Lots of pictures… but I wanted to show you this mini before I decided to fill it with pictures. I made this mini for a friend from college. I want to fill it with pictures of her precious baby girl who is 6 months old and still in the NICU. I understand how difficult this time is for her not being able to bring her baby home as we dealt with the same situation with our first son! It is such an emotional time and I wanted her to have pictures and some places to journal.
   I used the Graphic 45 line ‘Once Upon A Springtime.’ Perfect for a baby mini. I used the paper collection and my Spellbinders dies to embellish. Thank you for looking! Hope you had a enjoyable Cyber Monday and that you didn’t spend too much money!
Kate

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   I hope that you are all able to spend this coming holiday with your family in giving thanks.
  Thank you for stopping for a look!
Kate

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    Just a quick share this Saturday evening. I mentioned before that I love Ancient Egyptian art and history. I made this book thinking I would dedicate it to Egyptian art but I have turned it into another art journal. So far, this is the only Egyptian layout.
   I bought these awesome Egyptian stamps from Beeswax stamps and handpainted all the little details. That was a lot of tedious work but I like the outcome. And yes, thats german scrap! Well, gotta go! Bedtime!!
Kate

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  The challenge is almost over! One tag left to complete. I am working on display ideas and hopefully within the next few weeks I’ll be ready to show them on display in my house. I know exactly where I want them.
    The inspiration tag is full of fun and interesting techniques but I decided to stick with simple. I spent all my energy on experimenting with my new TH Pinecone die. What awesomness! (is that a word?) Let me tell you, those pinecones are a lot harder to make than they look but the outcome is oh so fun!
   I took my inspiration from the background in Linda’s tag. I used novel paper and cut it up. I layered the paper and then used a mask and glitter spray. I distressed everything in rusty hinge. At the top I used my new die to make the pine leaves and pinecones. They were layered over top a bow of vintage lace.
    The victorian couple is ‘Evening Stroll’ by Stampers Best. I love this stamp. It was one of my winnings from their recent contest. Check them out and use my 10% off code ‘TheScrapYard.’
   On the bottom I used some TH tissue tape with snowflakes and on top of that a gorgeous ‘Vintage lace Border’ also by Stampers Best. Also at the top I added a bird charm under the pine leaves. It seemed to fit in perfectly. Stop by the Funkie Junkie. Linda is an amazing artist.
    Well, thats all. Again, I thank you for reading and commenting. Happy evening!
Kate

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   Tag #10, check! The tag for week 10 by the Funkie Junkie is so vintage and cute. My inspiration is drawn from the skating couple. I love the vintage ice skating couples, don’t you?
    Sadly, I could not find a couple but I found this image from Mary Green over at Green Paper. What a beautiful lady ice skating across the pond! I used many layers of paper, lace, TH tissue tape and mist in the background. I added a feather and colorful flower to adorn the side and thats about it. Thank you for stopping by.
Kate

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I finally caught up again. Life in general put me behind but it is amazing what you can get accomplished with a little bit of time and a lot of mojo.
    The Funkie Junkie made this weeks tag a bit of a challenge for me. It was all neutral and full of fabulous embossing and distressing. Beautiful!! I struggled to find inspiration but that 25 and sheet music on the star did the trick.
     My background was made using Webster’s netting. I used matte medium to adhere it and a heat gun to shrivel up the edges and give an aged, torn appearence to the netting. I sprayed a rossette with ‘chocolate covered cherries’ and added a Webster’s Pages resin rose in black for the center. I used music paper for the ribbon coming off the rossette. The chipboard 25 was painted with gesso and wiped with antique bronze rub n buff. I used some vintage lace flowers and a copper brad over top more vintage lace and german scrap. Tied on the top is seam binding I stamped with music notes.
    Thank you for reading and I want you to know that I really appreciate and look forward to your comments. They put a spring in my step as I go throughout the day!
Kate
  

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