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Walk It Out

I tried to make this layout look like some of the places I've been walking in downtown Atlanta.
Which is why I also included some pictures of the background before the pictures went on.
I think it looks really cool - beautifully trashy and dark. :)
And it was actually fun to take pictures of myself walking home after work!

Journalling reads:
I have found a new love: walking. Especially living in a city so dependent on cars and trapped in traffic. I love the exercise. It slows me down and inspires me. i see so much more. I see humanity - struggle and joy. The beauty in concrete, flowers and rain. Walking helps me digest, recharge & reconnect.
"If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. 
Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk." - R. Inmon

DCWV All Dressed Up Polka Dot paper
Tissue Paper applied with dirty water I've been using to clean my brushes and mod podge.
Net/mesh fabric
Glimmer Mist Black Cherry
Basic Grey Obscure Paper
Tinkering Ink Blue paper
Bubble Wrap with acrylic paint stamping
Packaging tape where the journalling is
American Crafts Alphabet stickers
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Tattoo Mini Book!

Here is my mini-book I did over xmas.
It turned out beautiful, if I can say so myself!
In person it's very dramatic and textural which, of course, i love.
Here are some pictures, but all 18 pics can be found here.

buttons are from my mom's antique collection

Almost every material used I got at The Scrapbox in Ann Arbor! So it's all made from "trash" and repurposed material (kinda like me)!
- pages were die cut matte board from frames
- circle around pictures and journalling are painted gaskets
- Queen & Co felt ribbon (not from scrapbox)
- Binding is electrical wire wrapped with ribbon and antique buttons
- Netting and Mesh
- Miscellaneous Ribbons with ink and Glimmer Mist
- Acrylic Paint and Glimmer Mist
- Elmers Glue (for texture)
- Orange Glitter Glue

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Many Faces

a scrapbook page(s) using photobooth pictures.

I've been in such a creative slump lately so I did what Ali Edwards suggested in her new book - comfort scrapbooking. Just did something with a lot of repetitivity and not much need for brain juices to be on overdrive but have a finished product.

What's funny is this is one of the most simplest layouts i've done in years - but took the longest - cutting over 200 pictures! Not to mention getting them print ready in photoshop.


Another "comfort" layout.
Just a bunch of shit i threw together on a page trying to get my mojo back.

The background is a paper towel i've been using to wipe off my brushes.

On my birthday I was all depressed so what you can see are the positive things I was trying to tell myself, and the hidden piece under the red mesh (as seen in second picture opened up) has what I was actually thinking.

The lyrics are from a Depeche Mode song I am obsessed with: Home.

Birthday Card

Birthday card for my aunt's 60th birthday

Actual size is 6"x6"

This is a true found object scrap page - i found the light switch cover on the road while walking the dog this morning! And it was already distressed - i just helped it along a little with some sepia ink smudges. And the stripes in the background are from a cut up wallpaper sample i found :)

OLW : Live

One Little Word challenge this last week was the word "Live".

This was a quick layout - more simple than it may look.
I have been feeling so uninspired and uncreative this last week (probably due to work) so i forced myself to do this. Not entirely happy with the results, but they all can't be winners.

God Bless Photobooth :D
Background Paper: Basic Grey Obscure Collection
Tansparency from my printer
Queen & Co. felt swirls
Bottle Cap embellishment I made
Stickers from ???
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Did That Hurt?

Challenge layout from Inked Scrapbookers about your common answer to FAQs about your tattoos.

I SO hand sewed this picture on - love the effect, was a pain in the booty to do.

Lots of layers on this layout. Used hella Glimmer Mist on everything - background, ribbons, rubber circle, journal paper....

Background Paper - DCWV All Dressed Up
Glitter Glue
Queen and Co Felt Swirls
Mesh fabric
Ribbons (with Ink and Glimmer Mist) and Buttons
Circle is a Rubber Gasket I inked and used 3D ink on
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