Jul 11, 2012

'Love is...' Layout (and More Contest Instructions!)

Hello again, my crafty friends! Today I have a layout to share that was made using an older collection by Donna Salazar called Grandma's Garden.  I LURVE these gorgeous papers!
I cut out the floral images from a second sheet of the English Roses paper and layered them on top of the matching image using adhesive foam for dimension.  Beneath the layered image, I tucked in chipboard elements made by The Dusty Attic (Sweet Pea Border DA0593).
The bottom border was punched and hand-stitched with embroidery floss.
The ornate design you see beneath the heart is a stamped image that I embossed and fussy cut.  This stamp is called Swirly Doos by Art Gone Wild.
The pink, hand-made flower was cut with the Rose Creations dies by Spellbinders.  I followed a tutorial by Mistra Hoolahan.  You can view her flower tutorials HERE.
The vine is also an embossed image made with a DSD stamp.
...layers of hearts cut with Spellbinders dies.
The title is made up of chippie letters (Bookman ABC Set DA0666).
I outlined a few of the hearts with embroidery floss to add texture.
This photo of my hubby and I was taken a few years ago while we were still engaged.  :o)
If you look closely you can see how Donna Salazar's Bubble Wrap stamp adds an awesome texture to the background.  I used a pearl embossing powder so that the texture would appear subtle.  Love this stamp!!

Don't forget that our contest is still open.  Click HERE for details!
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 That's all for today!  Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Such a fun layout. love all the texture! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  2. There are a LOT of details on this page! And yes, I have had a dream come true - his name is Hans and he is my husband! And the next one is about to come true - a baby girl ready to be born any day! :)

  3. Wow! This is such a beautiful project!

  4. That is quite a layout! I'm glad you pointed out so many of the details. There are so many that I'm sure I would've missed some!

  5. Another fantastic layout with loads of intricate details and beautiful accents!

    My dream come true's name is Yves :P


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