Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Don't you just love the sweet versatility of Prima Marketing products? I just love how I can use them on a wide variety of projects, plus they always go so perfectly with my addiction to Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists! So this week for my Your Memories Here DT post, I decided to scrap some recent photos of myself and journal about all the wonderful blessings in my life. Life gets hard sometimes and it is so easy to get down about things, but I think counting your blessings helps keep things in a much needed perspective. Also, I'm pretty bad about never scrapping myself. I am usually the one always taking the photos & scrapping about everything else...but me. Then I realized that I need to do this too so my son has some more personal pages to look back on when he's older. And I can look back and realize exactly how old I've gotten...LOL!

The patterned paper is from Prima's Madeline Collection & is so lovely. The butterflies are from another sheet of Prima paper that I used just to do some fussy cutting. And the journaling spot is actually some recycled Prima rub on packaging. I just love their packaging because they always make it pretty enough to reuse! I wish I knew the manufacturer for the felt title, but I don't. I just picked it up at my LSS a few years ago & am finally using it. It was this bold orange but I used a couple of Tattered Angles Mists (chalkboard mist in peacok & glimmer mists in fall breeze and vintage rose) to make it a more muted olive and match the paper better. Also, believe it or not, this was my first time using Perfect Pearls! I decided to pick up a bottle a few weeks ago to try it out & boy, have I been missing out. They are soooo easy to use & I absolutely loved the results! I can quickly see these becoming my newest addiction!

Perfect Pearls - Ranger (bisque)
Butterfly Ribbon - The Paper Studio
Doilie - Wilton
Journaling Pen - Pentel
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Aileen's Quick Dry Glue
Felt Title - Stash

If you want to grab some of these fabulous Prima products, and Tattered Angels mists as well, hop on over to the Your Memories Here Store! There is a fabulous selection of products in the store & you can get them at amazing prices too. Plus, if you need some awesome inspiration, check out the YMH blog...the other ladies who design over there are uber talented & you'll be glad you visited. Make sure to check back soon because I've been on another crafty roll lately & will have more to share with y'all! Until then, Happy Craftin'! 

I'm also entering my LO into the following challenges!
ScrapFIT - Scallops (scalloped trim & doilie!)
Sketches in Thyme - Sketch #54
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Dimension & Texture
Scrapping the Music - Song Inspiration (inspired by lyric "see my world before my eyes!")
Creative Scrappers - Sketch #170
PaperPlay - Recipe
CropStop - Pearls (used Ranger's Perfect Pearls!)


Vicki said...

Gorgeous LO! The Liquid Pearls are a perfect embellishment. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

Kristina said...

Another beautiful LO Crystal! If you're really hooked on those perfect pearls I know someone who can get them for you ;)
gee I sound like a drug dealer LOL
Love the photos of you - pretty lady

Missy Whidden said...

Gorgeous, as always, Crystal! I love your detail...always just so perfect. Those flowers are so pretty! Love how you incorporated the scallops :) Thanks for playing with us at ScrapFIT!

Céline said...

fab scrapbook page!
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
céline ppc dt

Patricia said...

Beautiful! Good for you in scrapping yourself. It is very hard to get around to doing. Thank you so much for playing at Scrapping the Music.

Veronica said...

What a beautiful layout.
Thank you for joining us at CropStop Blog Challenge

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Gorgeously lovely LO! You should scrap more photos of yourself. =)

Thanks for joining us at CropStop!

Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Good for you for scrapping about yourself. Awesome layout - I love all the pretty little details you added to your page, the butterflies, the gems, the doily, the lace, the flowers - oh so pretty. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Maria Matter said...

absolutely GORGEOUS Crystal!!!
love all the pretties you added...beautiful photos too! :)

Patrice said...

so much yummy texture!

Dalis said...

crystal, I love how you didn't over do the pearls and just used it for one side. love the papers.

Thanks for playing with us this week at CropStop's Challenge, I hope to see you play again soon!

-- dalis

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Such an absolutely stunning LO! Just love all the gorgeous detail, especially your pearls! Thanks for working out with ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings


Karin said...

Beautiful interpretation of the sketch! Your page is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us on Sketches in Thyme hope you play with in the next challenge,

Deedee Anderson said...

Gorgeous layout! All the butterflies are so lovely. Thanks for sharing this at Tuesday Throwdown. :-)

phinner said...

oh...sweet girly details!!! such a pretty layout Crystal! thanks for participating in the challenge at Scrapping the Music!

alethea said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for joining us at PCJ! HUgsxx

wendipooh13 said...

such a LOVELY page!!!! great detail work and the scallops of it!!! thanks sooo much for playing along at ScrapFit!!!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness this is stunning!!! I know what you mean about never being the one behind the lens (unless it is me taking a pic of myself, lol!)
Your layout is really one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. YGG on making one for you!

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