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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Some more fun scrappy news to share: every week I will be posting a scrapbooker spotlight over on the newly revamped and beautified Scrapbook Expo blog called The Weekly Scrapper! I'm spotlighting myself first to introduce the article and all that good stuff :) I made a layout just for the spotlight (as will every scrapper I feature!) and am sharing it here today:
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Description: I was scrolling through my Silhouette library and saw this lovely set of ampersands (and ampersand set by Lori Whitlock design ID #24970):
The swirly twirly pink ampersand in the center caught my eye and NEEDED to be BIG on a layout, cut with my Silhouette CAMEO of course :)

Journaling says: Playing on the ground with only a few toys because our stuff hadn't arrived yet.

How to: Die cut an ampersand from the and ampersand set by Lori Whitlock design ID #24970 from scratch cardstock using a Silhouette CAMEO then lightly adhere it over a white cardstock background. Watercolor over the ampersand then remove it and let the paint dry (or hurry up the process with a hairdryer). Poke holes about 1/4" apart all the way around the ampersand then backstitch through the holes changing the color of thread where the watercolor changes color. Yes, a long process, took about two hours, but it's so therapeutic for me. Trim a couple of photos to fit the curves of the ampersand and adhere them in place. Cluster embellishments such as die cuts, stickers, chipboard, brads, and more, around the layout. Trim a bit of doily and add a piece of chipboard on the top left corner. Journal on a die cut with a black pen and stamp the date in black ink on the bottom right corner. 

Supplies: Cardstock, pen, roller date stamp, adhesive: American Crafts; Die cuts, stickers, chipboard, brads, doily: Open Book by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper; Ink: StazOn; Watercolors: Studio Calico; Floss: DMC; Ampersand cut file: and ampersand set by Lori Whitlock design ID #24970; Die cut machine: Silhouette CAMEO
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