Hello Today

Hello, today,I am back with my first post, for Maja Design after taking a 6 month break to work in my garden. Wow,time fly’s!!! I have a few projects here to share with you,one is a easel card,that I did a Tut,with photo’s. This is a card I made using the “new” Enjoying Outdoors Collection.b6a07129aa274121880e6846589559a6Enjoying-Outdoors-PI used from the 6×6 paper pad:Singing in the rain, Singing in the rain-BS, Feeling good, Colourful, Harvest Time, Beautiful Trees BS, What a beautiful day, Tags & journaling cards, The 12×12 sheets used: Garden Moments, Colorful,Colorful-BS

The Dusty Attic used: Leafy Frame set #2,Hello today12aaf1074dcb430ba585e44e77a365bcI pretty much did the same to this card,as I did  with the card below, only this card is not a easel…

Here is my next card with a step by step photo tut……….a6459f1f23e946ad8c5b5e4aaf5432d0Coffe-in-the-Arbour-PI used:Enjoying the Moments,Enjoying the Moment-BS, Raspberry cupcake, Raspberry  cupcake-BS, Grandma’s old porcelain, Grandma’s old porcelain-BS, Raspberry jam cupcakes, Raspberry Lemonade,Delicious Moments &Labels

The Dusty Attic used: Foliage #2,  Hashtag sayings

Flowers are I am Roses & Berry stems are Petaloob761c162e9a847e4ad877a970d047f2ff1fb0394bffb4bc4b2e65701b96dbdb8Here is a photo tut I did, as to how, I made this card…..7bf7b462042a4ddea77405c990c2b25cbottom layer ,using Raspberry jam cupcakes, measures 6×9’1/2acc7ee1bca224f94a46eb0d926038e5fI distressed the edges144102aeabac4f998e03dc87e9557555The first layer,using Grandmas old porcelain, I did some punch work using my favorite Martha Stewart punch, the inked the edges with a brown ink pad… 58999cacfa5347eb94d83ecf81166974added 2 more layers, Enjoying the moments &Grandmas old porcelain…..2cb40e78a4df4871a12162cdc7d37e38using a paper pierce, I pierce holes, for my next step,hand stitching…..1a4ac3e00b4e4feaaf6a9abdaf4e048cshows the front & BS,of the completed paper piercing….14de50aec29f46eeb56a8aef4cc70948hand stitching is completed…0cf9c04640af4aed8646c81cc31352e1the next 2 layers. using Raspberry cupcakes-BS & enjoying the moments, I ripped the corner on the top one, & the bottom one, I made a pocket,( so that I could enclose a note,or gift card, ect), I did some cross stitching on these layers4a157503a8a549e5b8254e50a77423dcUsing a 12×12 sheet of raspberry cupcake, it measures 10×12, I folded it in half, then the top part in half . My next step is to glue, to 2 card pieces onto the base. For the top piece, glued it onto the top part of the fold, (this is how you will get your easel) if you glue under the fold, it won’t work as a easel. I glued the bottom piece to the full half…m-t103123da1637744e9dbd2b1e90e6710a96Shows the card coming together as a easel….f65f74a203b54df0be656d9745ae9895I am now starting to embellish, I used Dusty Attic hashtag sayings “lifeisgood” that I just painted white. I painted the Dusty Attic foliage #2 forest green,then clear crackle. Once the crackle dried I painted it with LuminArt olive vine, & moss green H2O’s to give it shimmer & to bring out the cracks….e2061a45e4fe412e9196b69633ced9c3Added berry clusters from Petaloo, & roses from I am Roses400889ac9ede4a89b576ddc3fbe08907added a little clipboard, using a piece I cut out from the sheet raspberry lemonade, then inserted it into the pocket38055623e9154e5e9a8d0b1af2282f8afinal step,was to add the tagsa6459f1f23e946ad8c5b5e4aaf5432d0Completed card

The next 3 cards I used the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection64a9af6e10924d5f87e36f1db1a6b279e86d6ed36d7d4121af71691ab6c188e32b85a6daad9a476b806f4a76f317724cOn the next LO,I combined the Vintage Baby & Vintage Spring89d38203543544eb851c4348598a0fe1On the next 2 LO’s I combined the Nyhavn Collection with the Vintage Autumn Basics Collectionc0f71754-d0b9-4c36-ad9a-123219c79987_zpsoobdaptfcb65e2fa4ee94898a8b2092f5f7c178ec9560c049f7b43be98e818dea049f05cWell,you can see my garden work is not quite complete, I am waiting for a hard frost before I start on fall clean up. All the green plants “Mexican marigolds”,that are in the middle of the driveway & the front of the house are in full bud again. Depending on the weather,I could have another burst of color.I think the leaves will be off the trees, before I take out the annuals,which is rare for our climate.3d91583de86d46419b0ceb477c92609dCloseup of one of the plants showing all the buds.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look…….Rachelle

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So Sweet & Precious

Hello,today I am here to share with you a couple LO’s I did, combining Maja Design’s Vintage Baby Collection,with Vintage Spring Basics Collection.I have also completed my kitchen wall using the Nyhavn Collection,so I will also be sharing thatc3528148-315a-4adf-bbcb-ef34475e7ffb_zpsfskkvufa (2)The Adorable little girls are Chris Lim’s granddaughters,Cass & Caitlyn. They are just so cute. Vintage-Baby-PI used:New Arrival,Our Little Miricle, From the 6×6 Vintage Baby I used:Welcome Little One,Adorable-BS,Baby Showers-BS,Journaling Cards-BSVintage-Spring-Basics-PFrom the Vintage Spring Basics I used: 4th of May,6th of March & 5th of AprilThe Chipboard used is from Dusty AtticOther products used: Prima Flowers & metal hearts, I am Roses,tiny roses,Petaloo berries,Queen & Com Bling  Here are some closeups of detail…e68c985c-e512-459a-9b8f-b085800c212b_zpskl1vremjI did lots of distressed,hand stitched paper layers….06de5f45-0f58-4925-938b-f163736cfd60_zpshn3x2ldc8d135d20-219a-4ad8-89b1-ad817f5e47f6_zpsrnp9guhk (1)I covered the DA hot air balloon with the Maja Papers…be747248-e60f-41e9-a85b-e7d8aab0b588_zpsevt0hpan (1)8b35225b-b04b-4d15-b36c-1cb078d38075_zpsxxrihmjf (1)8f8b307d-ea2f-47a2-b13c-8355fd7461e8_zpsutmenmv3 (1)5e97719d-e9e4-4384-85fe-4715a4d41c9d_zpsvymowndr (1)9f669f21-7ef1-43ad-8564-ae43f9987792_zpsnpfq77rie011a98e-8dd4-4366-8da1-a1dfdb97a1fd_zpskn0bsepjHere is my next LO,also combining the Vintage Baby & Vintage Spring Collections…8eae1307-e29b-468c-a894-3597cc5b6604_zpspbnp65mjFrom the Vintage Baby I used: Expecting,Flowers for Mom, From the Vintage Baby 6×6 paper pads I used: It’s a Girl,Flowers for Mom,Journaling cards pink-BS,Flowers for Mom-BS &Baby Shower  From the Vintage Spring Basics I used:2nd of May-BS & 4th of May

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

Other Products used:Prima Flowers,Queen& Comp Bling, IamRoses,tiny roses,Die-namites Dies

Here are some closeups of detail…d3439a1d-e388-4918-93e9-daa0c0a8667b_zpsr3d3vl6jOn most of the chipboard I used picket fence crackle,once the crackle dried, I brushed on some brown chalk,to bring out the cracks….5ca7d6c3-a6ed-4f0a-b01e-e505e8f77311_zpsr4wu0s4zThe rocking horse is is a die from Die-namite’s. I did lots of card stock layers,then the Maja layers…12df3d5d-5bb9-4125-95a3-9139c44793c2_zpsciekcahvfec4841b-ddeb-4405-a627-8023a15bc775_zpsa6cvlii8c159d5ff-fa1f-4bf4-a3ca-559887413979_zpsntkxgqkj9f669f21-7ef1-43ad-8564-ae43f9987792_zpsnpfq77ri83829ce5-3fff-44cc-99e7-61b694a4bbb1_zps4eucgs2kI did the same to the carriage as I did with the rocking horse….

Now I am going to share with you my completed kitchen project,using the Nyhavn Collection…2934cdc8-8fea-4e19-92f1-a5a0cc57dd7d_zpstbzmncb9Our kitchenac4740168c1047f8ba2ec3e809a6c581A before photo of the walla3c3a3d8-4066-48b3-b624-3eb8297b54c6_zpsd3r4m2rxAfter photos of the wall…cafd88b2-f04c-4775-a376-3584e46a09c2_zpso9eerjbeThe last of 40 LO’s I did for this project…497ef276-40f3-402b-9ea4-b19fec87ad67_zpsxhcvma819ced0067-21a6-4300-8aaa-260f4ea26d09_zpssr4ho4gx39ec644a-ffbe-4bbb-8e8c-4d38e956a023_zpskeicliula7c0b424-db17-400f-895a-5ff3ec51184f_zpssb5fu9itc101ae33-7bdb-48f9-a362-77113148f471_zpstkuw7cfde1780534-aa29-4aa3-83fd-c552a3e94d85_zpstk30bnhx My last LO,using the Walking in the Forrest Collection,one of my Favs5f6c4f31-0f46-43f1-a9b4-d01d13c50eaa_zps3lpocu4qThank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Special Moment

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a LO I did, combining the Vintage Baby Collection & the Vintage Spring Basics Collection. The photo’s used, are of me, giving Sigurdur his first bath,in 1981,time flies!!! I am also going to show you, the latest LO’s I have completed for the kitchen wall….80d053481c0a4ee08e51a606e8024b10


From the Vintage Baby Collection, I used: Special Moment, First Teddy Bear-BS,Journaling cards blue & a BS of a label….Vintage-Spring-Basics-P

From the Vintage Spring Basics I used: 2nd of April-BS,7th of April & 7th of April-BS

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,the flowers used are Prima…

Here are some closeups of detail….97021269ff9d43c4bd2be4f41dc1f0ceI just love all of the images on the Vintage baby Collection……0d03626e90034d59b9ec6e266a9acbfdI used picket fence crackle on most of the chipboard,ten rubbed in some brown chalk once the crackle had dried…14fcb7cb1a5d4d658b5ada411d624a8aShows distressed,hand stitched layers…e791fa0949b04afaa1aefcdb68b6a8b7



Here are some more LO’s I completed for the kitchen wall using the Nyhavn CollectionNyhavn-PI used Kings Square-BS,Veteran ships-BS & Sitting at the dock

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

For this LO,I used a photo of my middle son,who is now painting canvas’s,finding the creative side in him….31db4537bbe742c0bd360a17b44be474For the red used on the chipboard ,I  used my wall paint,for the red,plus I applied a coat of clear crackle varnish.

I used LuminArt’ (Jasper Red)H20 over the crackle on the chipboard. The red was still a bit to bright,so I toned with wintermist gray H20,once the red had dried. I used this on all the chipboard in these LO’s….I also inked the edges of the chipboard using a ink pad..I used distressed brushed pewter stain,paint & crackle on the rest of the chipboard.

This next LO,is of me with my sisters,I am the first one on the left,the oldest…..92861ee8d5604520ba204e8609cd7823A LO of us girls as we got older,my Mom called us the 3 Queens,we did not like that!!!! 83aea1bc36334d34bb28633ab5e086edThis is a photo, of a younger,Siggi,my husband….868a3778765d4214addb7191d3b29a15My Mom & Dads wedding photo,with my grandparents…010833acc94241ecb3c315053409b668My middle & youngest son,when they were little…dea0f5766f0d44c7992c2834ea7f5a48My husbands parents,wedding photo…e134f5e2b12740b485a7a2fee07fc847Well, I guess that is it for today,I am hoping that, for my next post I can show you the before & after of the kitchen wall….Rachelle Rachelle-sign (2)




Love That & more LO’s for the Kitchen Wall

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a few more LO’s I did, for our kitchen wall. I do have to say, that this task, is getting harder to do, (working with the same paper,over & over,lots of boy LO’s, & with the color tones, being the same trough out, I am finding that, I may be getting a bit repetitious,as my embellishments are limited). But as I am doing the LO’s,I am adding them to the wall, & the wall is looking amazing,so it gives me the drive to keep on going.

The first three 3 LO’s are of my nephews,the first one is of Quenton….6ee0eb86bed64989b27189fc610ccdb6I used Kings Square-BS,Veteran Ship-BS & Sitting on the Dock from the Nyhavn Collection. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic.

Other products used:TCW, template, The Story 12X12, Coffee Splotch 6X6, Prima Texture Paste Graphite, & metal, Tim Holtz paints,rock candy crackle,brushed pewter crackle,paint & stain,LuminArt Jasper Red

Here are some closeups of detail….6d7e963866f64b4bab64dfff43ebdbc1 (1)To deepen the color of Veterans Ship-BS,I painted on Tattered Angels Indian corn & rubbed in some pebbles chalk…I inked all the edges of the paper using a mixture of charcoal & grey mist,I used a brush to do this…154a0c3969af436ea19c34bbe0c1fa97For the red used on the chipboard ,I  used my wall paint,for the red,plus I applied a coat of clear crackle varnish. I used LuminArt’ (Jasper Red)H20 over the crackle on the chipboard. The red was still a bit to bright,so I toned with wintermist gray H20,once the red had dried. I used this on all the chipboard in these LO’s….I also inked the edges of the chipboard using a ink pad..I used distressed brushed pewter stain,paint & crackle on the rest of the chipboard.311d70b702234bdb83ca48443d46ffde



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9363ca19b03c4c8daefa112ac5a1917d (1)Here is my next LO,of Quentons brother Elliot…4d43260ac5e94dbc97bf322994013382I used all the paints & metal as I did in the above LO. The Templates used are TCW, dart board 6×6,contact sheet 6×6, & Tim Holtz rulers….

My next LO is of Justin,Quinton & Elliots cousin…..eacbdbd9b39a4a00a33da9d571204fc5The stencils used: TCW, believe 12×12, Specimens 6×6,mini screen print, 6×6, Tim Holtz rulers.

This next LO is of my Mother with her siblings,my mom is holding the baby….51b3539dd3574645b9b3d4b6a4010da9This is the last photo,I took of my Mom with her Siblings,before she passed away June 2013. Mom is the beautiful lady,lower right corner…0db863cdf1dd484580ccebaa7b3f4119The last LO,for today,me with my best friend Tenely.071ccac6161d49d98bac79800bfde0f4I am on a count down,only 16 left to go,then I can show you a before & after of the wall!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Hello World & Just Me

Hello,today I am going to share with you, a very long post,working with the Beautiful Nyhavn Collection. This winter,we repainted the whole inside of our home,using different tones of grays. I also have a feature,wall in the kitchen,that is in the red tone, that holds 36 shadow boxes with Scrapbook LO’s.ac4740168c1047f8ba2ec3e809a6c581 (1)Once we completed all the painting, & I received the Nyhavn Collection, & saw that the Kings Square-BS was in the same gray tones as I used in the kitchen, I decided to do all new LO’s, using the color tones of the kitchen.

I am using these 3 sheets, from the Nyhavn Collection,for this project. Because I mainly want the gray, as the background,I will not be doing, as much paper layering. I will get my texture through stencils & the DA chipboard.So this is all new to me. I will also be changing all my photos to black & white. My first step,for this project was to go online shopping. I ordered more Dusty Attic Chipboard, the Maja Design, Nyhavn Collection, (I ordered enough,for this project,plus future projects,as it is a limited edition). I also ordered some stamps,stencils,texture pastes & mists or H20,that would be in my color tones. Now I had to wait for my supplies to arrive, so my next step was to paint the chipboard I had on hand. I used my wall paint,for the red,plus I applied a coat of clear crackle varnish. I used distressed brushed pewter stain,paint & crackle on the rest of the chipboard. The chipboard was now ready for a final coat of H20’s,or whatever I wanted to apply over the crackle. I also went through all of my flowers,that were to bright for the Maja Collections & dipped them into all the paint colors, that I used in the kitchen (I watered down the paint). Now I was organized & ready for my paper to arrive….

For today’s post,I decided to do 2 LO’s, that will go up on the wall,one of a younger me,& one of me now….8502405e47864dc9a7c00ae373f6563b

Nyhavn-PFrom the Nyhavn Collection I used Kings Square-BS, Veteran Ship-BS & Sitting on the dock

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic, Other products used:Prima Texture Paste,Graphite, Prima Wire thread,Auburn,Tim Holtz,rock candy crackle,TH distress stains & paints,brushed pewter. TCW,stencils Art is (6×6), confetti (6×6), Coffee Splotch (12×12) & (6×6)

Here are some closeups of detail…..90ad2dbd90334090a3bfa6611c7eecf1 (1)Using a paint brush, I applied TA ( Indian Corn) to deepen the color,of Veteran Ship-BS, I also inked all the edges of the paper.42b91d773ccd4fa992c1f69cb09262f8

79a43c66cf5a41ec8f1b58a16ef4c208The younger me:liked to dress in nice cloths,even if they were itchy,like angora or mohair. Wore heals,as I am only 5 foot 3. Socialized, but also loved being at home. I enjoyed crafts at that time of my life,( knitting & cross stitch & embroidery).I was also gardening at that time….We did lots of travelling….Here are some close ups of detail….36a18ec026fb47599a48ed825f628cb8One of my favorite mediums, is crackle,here I used TH rock candy & brushed pewter….b73c37e819cf49458756662bec0aa515Ilove the dream weaver,it allows me to really play with chipboard, & of course lots of detail….Here is my next LO,ME now…..4c0ebf44a1174d72b54a46a5bbe303dfI don’t worry so much about appearance now, & this photo shows it. I can not believe my hair, I wear bangs, so I must have done my usual,not really taking a good look at my self,before flying out the door, to get this set of photos taken. I now wear,Lulu Lemon, & all cotton, comfy cloths. I do not wear heels,because of the bunions I got, from my early years of wearing them.I still love to spend money on nice things,but instead of buying a new outfit,I am now buying Scrapbooking supplies. I prefer to stay at home,really have lost the desire to socialize, would rather spend my free time on scrapbooking, then going out for lunch or coffee.We do not travel as much, & I am losing the desire,I really am content at home.When I get my mind set on something,like this project,there is no stopping me,I will find a way to get, what I want, or what I want to do,even if I have lose sleep,to get my project done. My goal is to have this done,before I start to work out in the garden. We get lots of family & company through out the summer,so I would like them to be able to see the completed project. Here are some closeups of detail…..72ce14ba00c54be4b80ce8f33876074cFor the red on all the chipboard,I first painted it with the reddish wall paint,then applied a thick coat of crackle. Once the crackle dried I applied some LuminArte,Jasper Red H2O3fdbf6addfda49eaba7f4477bd0b141a

1aa3ae76c5f64658ae8f4e395676d969Now I am going to share with you, a before & after of a corner of the kitchen,that is completed & all the LO’s that I have done,so far, for this project…7e645fa178c54a53aceda3484a024a6dThe reason,I decided to take on this project, is that, I decided that there was to much going on,on the wall,with the wall being reddish. I actually have 160,shadow boxes through out the house. The rest are on a charcoal colored wall,so anything goes. As I am changing these,ones I am moving,these ones to other areas of our home.I already know what my next winters project is, updating all the shadow boxes. I have, had the shadow boxes for about 10 years, & I goggled them & they are still out there, MCS Industries,Inc shadow box…..a85a3b06357a4bc8b89b8465bd3fb8ceThis corner is completed & I love how it looks…Here are the LO’s I have completed so far…

The 1st & 2nd ones are canvas’s of my 3 boys…0969d8b22238459ba23fd5b41d4ef533

8a6ea1e33a7f42edb10a3f27353c004a The next,is a LO,of my oldest son Sigurdur,who is now 33 years old…..b8db92d46b0e435387a8ea1f0494c27cThis LO is of, my middle son Erlendur,he is now 29 years old,& so very happy he is still here with us. Last January he was in a snow mobile accident,leaving him with a severe brain injury (his survival rate is 3%,so it really is a miracle, that he is still with us today). Erlendur,is a very self motivated young man,has worked very hard at recovery,in fact is planning on going back to work this April. I don’t think,I would have updated our home this winter, if it wasn’t for DD being home,& needed something to do…..4e7d234f013042f290aa9075a06657abThis LO is of my youngest son Tandri,who is now 26 years old…3a423d3a44f049bba7ffdc4822784852A LO,of our Family & dogsc78faad5f9fa4d07a32a03909a754a96A LO,of Tandri & Renee (Tandri’s girlfriend of 6 years)2abbc8c6d5554630854185b34b770bfcA LO,of Renee,using a photo, I took of her, when she got accepted into Law…70c4480bdbda42b087eaf99a625a1230A LO of Siggi & I,we have been married for 36 years….7d8da3509bf3467b811639f34a670e42Love this photo of Erlendur & Siggi, gives me the giggles….b0d2dd9501804cbaa70925c00eb66074A LO of my sister & me….6bcdfbf0b7c1427b9157058fdb42e992Another photo I love, of Tandri & Milo….81ded2a203f2421f91e8ee0c532f9259Siggi & I with our 5 barking dogs,they are also getting older….3c046e03d6d8498e94f6fed77b295946A photo of me, with my sister & birth-daughter…cbece21fa1b7482f9ca0502dafb63620A special photo of Tandri,with my mom & dad. My mom passed away June 2013,at the young age of 76…..7f9f7db57f444bd29c65a0495d8ca74fI will say this project, does have its challenges,one of them being,that I am working with the same paper,day after day. How ever,as I am putting them up on the wall,& the wall is looking better,I stay enthused. I have also learned,lots through doing this. Through the last couple years, I have been spending lots of time, on other peoples photos, to match with the paper. Now I plan to use my own photo’s & change them into either septa or B&W,if they do not have the color,that are in the Maja Collections. After losing my mother,& just about losing my middle son,I decided,I really need to Scrap more of our,own Family, & I am really enjoying doing so. Thank you so much for taking the time to look…….Rachelle

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Love Completely

Hello,since we are still in the month of February, I decided to do another wedding LO,using the Vintage Summer Basics Collection….b812abbb898245ecac7bcb7854126d0a

Vintage-Summer-Basics-P1I used:1921,1922,1899,1926-BS,1905,minnen,minnen-BS

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic1271c0ae7ffa497aa196ab450948c115Shows,distressed,some punch work,stencil work,hand-stitching,& lace used in the layers…0e5cb8cecc1f4e0cb715a0d07f173e2b

7b2d3c6d287c4d40b2bfb3291566fdcdI used picket fence crackle on the string of hearts….The flowers are Prima…Here are some more closeups…c090bdaaf39a4f86b2de2122ab04fe30



Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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We Be Married

Hello, today I am here to share with you a wedding LO I did, being the month of February “Valentines”……c5aa96def5d44f719a2e6c2c81e3f4cd

Nyhavn-PI used:Heritage Harbour,The sunny side-BS,Romantic Lunch-BS,Veteran ships-BS,Strolling along the canal-BS,Sitting at the dock

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

Here are some closeups of detail….734ca7badb024038ba1a04de6531d828I did some distressed paper layers, stencil work & hand stitching. I also did some tearing of the paper…0156fb6ecff94385bc0a24c3369f52a1I used TH distressed brushed pewter on most of the chipboard,then inked the edges….a3f0ba1d2b884e08883c5a8d042fe9aaI cut out the hearts from the paper I was using,inked the edges,then applied a thick coat of clear crackle..1ee64d88646b453e86c0b32ae759fa07Stencil work,using TCW confetti stencil & Viva modelling cream…150fd4de8d4943c5a3a4159ebae89405Flowers are Prima….eeaa24d9a45c4f53b3bcd8c1ebb54ac4

6f584986bdfd47ac8c54eb1ebfd93e3eHere is another LO I did combining a few of the Maja Collections…7f509afa0beb499283c9fe1e8543cbb8I used: From the Nyhan Collection Veteran ship-BS, Coffee in the Arbour Collection:smell of coffee-BS, Vintage Summer Basics 1912-BS, & Fika Socherkaka-BS

Thank you so much for taking the time to look…Rachelle

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The Look

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a LO I did using the Beautiful Nyhavn Collection…..3f6055e2-24fe-405d-8acd-6c28b4f7b2e6_zpspyer6fyyI really like how the pinks & grays turned out with the B&W photo…Nyhavn-PI used:Romantic Lunch-BS,Strolling down the canal,Strolling down the Canal-BS,Sitting on the dock & Sitting on the dock- BS

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

Here are some closeups of detail….82ffc9c9-d8da-404f-a1d3-6cd6fc52942b_zpsutq1u9zcOn the chipboard I used TH brushed pewter distress paint. I also mixed Viva modeling cream,rose & mother of pearl & used it on the chipboard,as well as the stencil work. While the modeling cream was still wet I sprinkled on some silver micro beads on to the heads of the grasses,hearts & on to the alpha…..211972c8-a949-43e8-bf7e-a0d04ed22cbf_zpsy0mofxotShows paper layers & hand stitching…9edb90aa-dc7b-4c91-a4de-33ff96737afa_zpsectwfr3vThe roses are Prima….ed02b49a-9cdc-4a67-b2ca-ba5ea79c8e0f_zpsxnubhn0jI used TCW confetti 6X6 stencil….6b1db4e4-3896-46dd-9073-d7265a32c991_zps5poi23boI ripped out a hole in the paper,& glued chicken wire in between the paper layers…a0cc9665-e041-48c4-8eab-58b4611d34fb_zps1w7g3n0j

06bd0300-30c7-4cb0-93db-388cd8899c3d_zpslhhyx5nzI just love the expression,on Lief’s cute little face. Thank you so much for taking the time to look……RachelleRachelle-sign (2)





Live Beautifully

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a Altered Journal I did,using this months Mood Board. I cheated & used the colors, in this months Mood Board, instead of choosing my own colors…


I used Kaffetaren den basta ar-BS from the Fika Collection, & Wrapped in old Newspaper,Handwritten Post Card, & the Die cut Sheet from the A Gift for You Collection.

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

Here are some closeups of detail……




Here is another project I did, a LO, combining a few of Maja’s Collections….

ca005d96-0397-49f7-a5bf-9f8914e98fd4_zps2de03c71The Maja Design used:Vintage Autumn Basics no.VIII-BS,Vintage Spring Basics:1st of March,Vintage Summer Basics:1905,1905-BS,Walking in the Forrest: Diecut letters-BS

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic                                                                         Other products used:Flowers are: Bobunny,Prima & Petaloo. Petaloo,Berry Stems,Prima crackle,mica flakes,burlap,mesh,cheescloth,beads,Shimmerz-goldie lox,Perfect Pearls mists-bronze,chalk,brown ink pad,Tim Holtz stencil,Viva Modelling cream,gold liquid pearls…

Here are some closeups of detail….3d2ff4ed-cf69-477e-94e8-525e45a853a1_zps3991a2d1On the fish net panel,I used bronze perfect pearls. I used clear crackle on all of the sea shells,then rubbed in either, the rust color chalk,or blue chalk to bring out the cracks. I also inked the edges using a brown ink pad….3224a9e7-21ce-4af0-98f2-39e1fa980aa5_zps23473643I   used the bronze PP,on the string frame,& Seagrass,then inked the edges. I used gold liquid pearls for the tops of the sea grass….35992087-9e19-4846-b157-7abdd2890e66_zps1f200cf6



11990c21-e936-4286-b392-c57d8bf23c93_zpse5b31d1dI  used Bronze PP on the Barb Wire,inked the edges,glued it on to stained cheese cloth,then sprayed it with clear varnish, & sprinkled on the mica flakes, while the varnish was still wet. Then I glued on some beads….e6ceaf22-ec31-48b3-8944-d515f895413e_zps80b16066

d18a43a3-428a-4f68-97c0-775ea171fdd9_zpsd8cf3902Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!! Today I am going to share with you a card I made & some LO’s I did for the year 2014,using the Beautiful Maja Design Collections……


From the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection I Used:no.XIX,no.XIX-BS,no.XXI,no.XXIII.no.XIII-BS,no.VII-BS,no.XX,& Heritage

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic





Rachelle Sigurdson















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Thank you so much for taking the time to look,& all the Best to You & Yours for the Year 2015! Happy New Year….Rachelle

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