The One with Scrapbook Expo Spotlights!

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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If you want a chance to be featured in a weekly Scrapbook Expo Spotlight, shoot me an email with a link to your gallery!


  1. How exciting!!! I am LOVING your lo!!! I love love love the cute photos (look how much Jane has grown in just the short time you have been there! wow!!) and loving the big, multi-colored "&"!!!!! Pinning and off to check out this blog!!

  2. Beautiful. Truly you are one of if not the best. Your designs and use of color, plus your amazing photos, a great layout. Michelle t

  3. How exciting. I usually attend two scrapbook expo's each year. They follow me on pinterest too which just made my day.

  4. Gorgeous! Pinned & shared on Twitter! Love!

  5. Such a pretty layout Paige!! I love the different colored threads you used on the Ampersand and the water colors look great!!

  6. his is just beyond stunning! your stitching and watercoloring is amazing!

  7. Looking forward to your pieces in the expo newsletter - and all the creative people you showcase!


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