February 18, 2013

Beautiful Baci


I feel inspired to share a layout today.  It occurred to me today that I am worried about "over-sharing" my creative endeavors, which is pretty dumb considering I started this blog so I would have a "safe" place for sharing as much of my artsy stuff as I wanted without feeling self-conscious about over-sharing.  Can you tell I have been over-thinking???  Yeah, I need to just do it, to bring it, to give new meaning to "going post-all".

On Facebook there has been a trend, "Throwback Thursdays" where people post old photos of themselves.  Do you think I could get "Throw Up Thursdays" to catch on?  I kind of like the name.  Those participating could do a weekly post with a barf of photos they just didn't get around to posting.  Or maybe it could be "Slacker Saturdays".

Anyway, here is the layout I want to show:

Imaginesce "Good Dog" paper; Balzer Designs for The Crafters Workshop "Mini Layered Stars" Stencil;
Americana acrylic craft paints; Prima Comfort Craft Distressing Tool

I love how the scratching on the photo turned out.  This technique was inspired by the amazing Finnabair through Nathalie Kalbach's Creative JumpStart Summit 2013.  (I'm sorry if you missed it.  I will give you a heads up for next year, assuming she will put together this month of January awesomeness for 2014.)

Here is a link to Finn's video from last year's Creative JumpStart:  Inspiration

In retrospect I was also inspired by Cocoa Daisy's February sketch challenge.  It wasn't until I stacked the journaling in between my title and the offset photo that I realized I was playing along!  Hooray for my sub-conscious! You can check out the sketch and links to the other entries here.


  1. FUN!!!! I love the blue, red and orange mix. The photo looks fantastic!!! I love that technique too- I used to do it all the time but once I started using my home printer it got a lot harder to do it. Now I'm digging through all my old photos to find ones I'd like to alter- my husband loved the page I made but was horrified I'd scratched the photo- OOPS! Next time I'll scan it. :) As for over sharing on blog posts- yup GUILTY! But I think that makes me more fun to read? I've pulled back on it- I also felt I was telling too much.

  2. I always enjoy your posts....so don't be shy keep posting!!!! you are one talented and amazing scrapbooker- artist and friend...hope we can scrapbook again one day.

  3. HAHHA - "throw up thursday & barf photos"! You crack me up. I'm up for the Slacker Saturday though. Love this layout - the ink, the scratched photo the star burst stencil. Absolutely Fantastic!


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