Thursday, July 22, 2010

Gone Fishin'

Hello and happy Friday!  Goodness it's hard to believe that another week has come and gone, and the weekend is once again upon us.  I have a scrapbook layout to share with you today.  My goal in becoming a part of The Scrapping Cottage Design Team was to try and do more scrapbook pages, and so far, I've managed to get in two, which it two more than I've done for the rest of the year, so I'm chalking this up to one great success, so far!!  I created this page with some fabulous fishing paper that I picked up at my LSS, but there's nothing on the back of this paper that tells me who manufactured it, so I have no idea whom to give credit to, but at any rate, it's great paper, and just perfect for these adorable little goldfish which were cut with the Frannie Fish die from The Scrapping Cottage.  I pulled the colors from the paper's background to accent the photo frames.  The Stars Edger die added wonderful interest along one side of the page, and the wide striped grosgrain ribbon was calling my name to be put to use on this layout.  The title was cut with my Cricut using the Simply Sweet Cricut cartridge, and the letters were layered on  1 1/4" and 1 3/8" punched circles.  The little Frannie fishes were cut with colored card stock, but I did use my Copic markers to add some shading and highlighting here and there.  Once the color was finished, I gave them a good dose of Dazzling Diamonds glitter for a little bling.

 Here's a little closer look at the details.  I thought the page pebbles made good bubbles, and I placed those randomly around the page.


That about does it for this layout.  Now all I have to do is add some pictures, and I'll have one more of those elusive scrapbook pages finished.  It has been a busy crafting week for me, but those are the very best kind in my book.  We've had a lot of excitement surrounding the release of the new die/stamp sets.  Joanne and Kathy have given us the best of both worlds, and has it ever been fun playing with these new dies and stamps!!  Please take time to stop by my blog, because there you'll find two opportunities to win some free dies.  Hope to see you there!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend filled with happy stamping!


Heather said...

What a cute scrapbook page!! I love the little glittery fishes and the way you used page pebbles for bubbles.

CreatedbyKay said...

Love this fish LO Lorie - love all your beautiful touches that make it special!

Shar said...

Too cute, Lorie. Love the sparkly fishies!

Janice W. said...

Lorie this is so darn cute! I love fishies, maybe because I am a Pisces. I love the effect of the bubbles too! You are inspiring to maybe do some scrapbook layouts.
Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. You're a sweetie!
Hugs, Janice

Ruth Ellen said...

I love how you brought the fish shapes to life!! Such wonderful shading combined with glitter - what's not to love!!

Nikki Foraker said...


♥ Nikki

Joanne said...

I love how you embellished these little guys..Great job Lorie!