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November 20, 2011

Take A Picture

Happy Sunday before Thanksgiving everyone!  It's Sabrina from Sabriolet Designs.  As always, thanks are due to my fabulous friend Pam for having me guest design here on the 3rd Sunday of every month.  This week I have more scrapbook pages for you.  Yes, I am definitely in a scrapbooking phase.  Lol.  I don't know if any of you spend any time perusing the gallery over at Two Peas.  I am always intrigued by scrapbook pages that have this teeny, tiny photo sitting alone, a few small embellishments, and then, well, nothing else.  I think this new stream lined look is definitely *in* to some degree. While it doesn't feel like my style, I can't help but be intrigued by pages that don't have much on them, but still turn out very pretty.  So I decided I was going to attempt a more stripped down look for these next pages.  I also wanted to try a technique I saw in one my my crafting magazines (can't remember which one sorry!) which was to frame out part of a picture.  I've had this photograph of my boys and I from a Mini Golf trip we took last year.   We are in the corner of the photo so it sort of lends itself to this technique.

The frames are from the Cricut cartridges Sophie and Cindy Lou respectfully.  I think I ultimatley like the second one better.  After inking it with chocolate chip (Stampin' Up), I still felt like it was lacking something so I decided to add some bling to the corners, and it just grew from there.  I've had those pearls in my stash for almost a year and I'm always giddy when I get to use something that I really liked but just couldn't *work in* any other project.

Something else new that I tried was stamping on a layout.  The picture is a 6 x 6 photo that I trimmed down to 5.75 x 5.75.  I stamped, in Craft ink on the top page, and then Old Olive on the bottom page the floral stamp from Stampin' Up's Elements of Style.  I then cut the mat out from Elegant Edges and the result is a custom designer paper.  More stamping can be seen on the tags, flower pot and leaves.  I also used Waltzingmouse stamps that coordinate with Spellbinders Labels 18 to create the journaling tag and mat you see at the top.  Again, I used the flourish stamp to give the paper a bit more interest. 

The last  major element on this page worth mentioning are the flowers coming out of the flower pot.  I was inspired by my friend over at Cool Beans by L.B. who created this really cute card with flowers and stems coming out of a pot. This is my attempt at a more 3D version.  The flower pot is from the Make The Cut gallery.  I used baker's twine from the Twinery for stems and finally, the flowers are a mixture of flowers cut and quilled from Flower Shoppe (the leaves are also on the Flower Shoppe cartridge) and from my stash.  I wasn't terribly happy with the flowers overall.  I think this might have been the one time it would have been better to make them less 3D. But I don't hate them and I will remember that for next time.

Here are a few more pictures of the pages.

Paper:  My Mind's Eye Lost & Found
Cartridges:  Sophie, Elegant Edges, Cindy Lou, Flower Shoppe
Spellbinders:  Labels 18, Scallop Hearts
Make The Cut - flower pot
Misc:   Twine - The Twinery, Pins - Maya Road, Pearls and Bling - my stash

 Thanks again to Pam for having me and everyone have a happy, fun, and safe Thanksgiving day weekend! ~ Sabrina


JenL said...

Sabrina, I love your pages! I've seen the LO's that you described and I agree with you, it's not my style either. After seeing you pages, the "less is more" has some merit and I will have to try it. Also love the new techniques you talked about. Thank you for the inspiration!!

LisaB said...

What a great page Sabrina! I am with you in regards to the little photos. I feel like they are just not complete. However I love the less that you went for in this layout! Great Job! Thanks for sharing

mfc.melissamade2 said...

OH wow - this is gorgeous! I love the BEAUTIFUL flowers - so perfect. The stitching is such a special touch and I love the pop of red in the frame on the first! The pearls are just beautiful too - I could go on and on! Fabulous layouts!

papillon digital design said...

All I can say is wow! And yours do not look stripped down. It is fabulous! TFS

Kymberlee - The Mama Midwife said...

Once again U am scrolling through Reader and I say OHHHHHH that is pretty... of course it is it is Dayna's work!
I think I could spot your work out of a line up :)

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Sandy from Ukiah said...

What beautiful layouts... your flowers are such a nice touch. I saw that idea of framing a picture yesterday and did it on one of my layouts...

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Your page is just gorgeous! I love the colors, the flowers are awesome and the stiching all add up to GORGEOUS! TFS

Kelly said...

Beautiful Layout x

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow, what beautiful pages!!! Love the flowers, the beads around the frame, the stitching -- just love it!!!

Lisa said...

WOW what gorgeous pages, love the flowers and all the elements.

Dayna Sabrina said...

Thank you everyone! You are too kind!

"kind encouraging and inspiring words"

I appreciate your comments so much. They are treasured and such an inspiration. Thanks for leaving them.