Sunday, November 20, 2011


 I am so honored and way excited to announce that I have been selected to be a 

Featured Guest Designer

I am pleased to share with you this week's AMAZING sketch by: Nicole Nowosad

Y'all when I opened this weeks sketch in my email I was SOOOO EXCITED! It's awesome and I LOVED playing with this one!

Here's my take on the sketch:

This is layout of my beautiful daughter! She's growing so fast, becoming a young woman fastly!!

I flipped the sketch upside down for this layout and also moved the title placement around. Instead of using 3 photo's I used one and used a journal spot and swirls in place of the second and third photos!

The background paper is the Bo Bunny Welcome Home Collection, which I used the scissor method to distress and some border stitching to give it that shabby chic look....I loved the coffee stain mark on the Ect. collection so much I incorporated my own here on this layout simply by using old coffee and painting the bottom rim and stamping it on to my paper. Once it dried and gave that spread out look I inked the bottom on the coffee cup with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink in the same manor and carefully placed it over the original coffee mark to darken the mark a bit. Easy Peasy!

As some of you know I really really love doilies and include them on most of my pages, for this layout I used a crocheted doily I purchased for under $1 at my local craft store. I think paired with the lace and faux pearl flourish it gives it a very elegant look!

The teal flourish is generic I found it cheap at Joann's a while back and I loved the way it worked with this page. The journal spot is fussy cut From Scrapcake's Cozy Xmas Collection.....a must have collection by the way which can be purchased at The Flying Unicorn Store. The faux pearl flourish was created with acetate, liquid pearls and a simple temple I found online.

You simply place the template under the acetate paper and secure it with tape. Then using your liquid pearls follow the pattern.....then once it's dried fussy cut your flourish out and adhere with micro dots. Very easy and CHEAP!

I'm sorry to say I'm not a great stamper but I've been praticing, lol...the musical note paper was a left over scrap that I just stamped up with the musical note stamp....not exactly even but I love the look it gave!

Last but not least the flowers are handmade....nothing fancy
I hope you have enjoyed my layout as much as I have sharing it with you!
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  1. Beautiful Jen!! Love this! The doily is just the right touch..the flourish..gorgeous!

  2. Such a wonderful LO. Love the coffee stain - thanks for sharing the details on how you did it! ~ Blessings