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June 7, 2010


Hello!! I am Lori Apgar and I am so excited to be a Guest Designer on thebugbytes today!! OK ~ I am more nervous than excited because WOW this is Pam's blog! I refer people here all the time and now I am here too!!

I created a really great box and welded and embellished it with images from Heritage. I bought new paper just for the box....I bought just the right ribbon....I test cut the box....I cracked my Gypsy screen...I panicked....then I remembered something that Pam recommend we do a while back. I saved my files to my computer!!! I am so glad that I listened!!

So, the good news is I still have the file. The bad news is I don't have a Gypsy to cut out the file. My G is all packed and ready to go to her "spa" appointment for a face lift.

Well, I am not going to let a little set back keep me from creating, so off to plan B. I came up with a layout design using the Heritage cartridge.

I turned on my E and then drew a blank. I forgot that I need the actual cartridge to cut my images out. So, I went to my rolling tote that serves as a storage closet for my cartridges and dug out Heritage. I am glad that I am not using more than one cart!!

I also forgot to load my mat! I just hit cut like we do on the Gypsy ~ silly E didn't understand!!

I made a layout about my dad since Father's Day is coming up. I used 12x12 Metallic cardstock from Michaels. I used bronze for the tree and used the fit to page feature since I did not want to waste an entire sheet of paper trying to get the size right.

Because I can't really tell how large a 2" charm tag really is in relation to my tree, I have to experiment (aka waste paper). I used a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 gold metallic cardstock and remembered to repeat last. I cut out a 2" 2 1/2" and 3" charm and tag set. I forgot to set paper size so I cut off the mat. You can see that I wasted quite a bit of paper (I really miss my G). I cut out the word FATHER at 2". I started at 3" but my E told me it was too big for my paper, so I reduced the size until it cut!

Now for the fun part!! I had a photo proof of my dad that had writing on the photo. I trimmed it down to fit inside the charm. I glued the photo to the tag and then glued the frame on top.

I took Glossy Accents and squeezed a layer over the photo.

The tag started to curl a bit so I took two packages of index cards and layed them down on each side to hold it flat.

I let the tag dry overnight. You can see the dimension and shine.

I put a jump ring through the hole at the top of the charm and tied gold ribbon to it. I hung the charm from the tree.

I took one of the extra charms that I cut out and wrote in my dad's name, birth date and death date. I wanted the photo to stand out more than this charm, but this one seemed too bland. I thought about inking the edges, but decided to trace around the inner square with a fine tip black marker instead. I put a jump ring through the hole and tied some ribbon and hung on the opposite side of the tree.

Because I am a 2-page scrapper, I will make a coordinating page that will be filled with journaling (as I have no place to hide any journaling here). I plan to write him a letter, but it is a little too soon for me just yet, so maybe a place to tuck that letter I will be able to write in a few years.

Thank you Pam!! It is quite an honor to be here on your blog!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This card is adorable! I love the photo in the charm. And that tree is awesome cut in a metallic paper. TFS.

Anonymous said...

This is a very classy page and so versatle to add to. Great for adding other memories.

TR said...

GREAT job!
Sorry about your Gypsy....
How quickly we've become
dependent on her, huh?
I love Glossy Accents!

:) TR

Ohhh Snap said...

What a lovely tribute to your father. TFS : )

Melissa said...

Lori, this is so elegant! The charm, the photo, the tree, it is all so perfect!

Tracy said...

This is adorable! Great job!!

nikki said...

I'm currently working on a Heritage album and I'm definitely going to scraplift this idea!! Totally love what you did with the photo. The glossy accents effect is so cool!


Jodie R said...

Lori, this is gorgeous! What a wonderful way to honor your father! I love how you turned your dad's picture into a charm! What did we do before Glossy Accents? LOL! Someday your kids will look at this and your future letter and be so happy you did it and thankful that you took the time to write down your memories of their grandfather! I need to do this for my mom, who passed in 2004, and my dad who is still with us. Thank you for the inspiration and the reminder of what scrapbooking is all about!

Katherine said...

Lori, this is fantastic. What a great tribute to your father. I am going to definitely scrap lift this idea. Sorry about your gypsy. It's amazing how quick we forget how to do things the 'old' way, isn't it?

Karen said...

Great layout and tribute to your father!

papillon digital design said...

can believe the gypsy addiction. That tree in heritage is so cute and so versatile isn't it. Like the clean simple lines. So appealing to males.

217 Creations said...

LOVE IT!!!!!! You did a great job!!!

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