Sunday, August 7, 2011

Charleston

Hi!

Have you had a wonderful weekend?

I've been escaping the summer heat by hanging out in the craft room! I just finished my first scrapbook page with a photo from vacation.


Charleston is an amazing city to explore! There are so many beautiful old buildings, gardens, churches and walkways! The backdrop of this photo, is an exposed brick building from an alley that I thought was the perfect backdrop for a picture of my hubs.


Before I started this page I sorted through my patterned paper that has grown out-of-control during my scrapbooking years!  I found this old Cosmo Cricket Jitterbug line that matches my photo perfectly! I plan on donating about 1/2 of my paper which is difficult...I will not have the countless options I have now, but there's just so much paper! It seems like such a waste, you know?


As usual, I got stitchy with this page and outlined the diagonal stripes at the top and bottom of the page. I also threw in a bunch of Spellbinder die cut circles and stitched around those too.


I used one of the circles for my journaling and dressed up the page further using a banner die cut from Papertrey ink for my phrase flags and an old Sizzix die for the corrugated stars. 


Not only did I use some super old patterned paper for this page, but I also used some old alphabet dies for the title...the consonants are from Quickutz and the vowels are from a Cuttlebug set. I love when I can still get a lot of use from tools I've had for years!

So that's my page. I hope you've enjoyed it. I have some time before dinner to browse your blogs and see what you've been creating. :) Kathy

8 comments:

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Kathy! I'm fascinated by the stitching! It looks like so much fun, but I think you must be very skilled. It all looks so precise! Very cool!

lynn said...

such a creative page, kathy! love how you've done the "charleston". i love that city:)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Everything about this page is AMAZING Kathy! From the layout to the papers, the texture and the stitching...LOVE!

Cheryl Nelson said...

So FAB! LOVIN' those stars!!!

Nathalie said...

Kathy, this is an amazing page!!! I love the flags against the corrugated cardboard, and the stitching oh MY!!!! I am sorry it took me so long to discover your blog!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! Look at your fabulous page and all that amazing stitching! This is fabulous, Kathy. SO love that photo and love the little toothpick flags and the circle elements. :)
And thanks so much for sending that cool website link, too. Nik and I have been drooling over it!

Alice Wertz said...

you always frame your photo so perfectly with embellishments and the stitching is just amazing. fab layout, Kathy!

Tara Bilbao said...

Kathy, I love all your details and your stitching. Do you use a smaller needle to stitch on paper? Would also love to see you craft room sometime.

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