2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop – Day 8


Welcome to Day 8 of the 2013 Artisan Design Team Finalists Blog Hop!  We may be winding down the days but the creativity is still in full on mode!  I don’t want to miss a thing and I am sure you don’t either!!!

You should have come from the fabulous Bree Renwick’s post to get here and from here you can click on “next” and get to Dani Dziama’s amazing work!  If you missed Bree either select the “back” button to get there or go all the way around the hop to get back to her.




I have my last scrapbook page to share today!  This is an 8 x 8 page of my son Dylan and his beautiful girlfriend Randy.  We were actually on a road trip moving them from Arizona back to Colorado.  It had been an exhausting couple of days but they looked wonderful don’t you think?

The page primarily features the Epic Day This and That line along with my faves (as you already know) doilies, First Edition DSP and Vintage Faceted Buttons.  I also incorporated some great stamps from the photopolymer set Designer Typeset and the May 2013 Paper Pumpkin.  One of the things I love most about this page (besides my beloved kids) is the banner.  I made this with the photopolymer banner stamp in the Designer Typeset set.  I was able to curve the banner image exactly how I wanted it on one of the big acrylic blocks.  I stamped the image on Very Vanilla Cardstock in Soft Suede Ink.  Then I cut the banner out very carefully along the outside of the stamped image.  Next I cut up some of the Canvas Creations into banner shapes and did some stamping and sponging on it.  I also cut a couple of pieces of the Epic Day This and That DSP into banner triangles.  I adhered canvas and DSP banner pieces randomly on the banner leaving some of the banners the plain Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I took Linen Thread and wrapped it around the top of the banner leaving the two ends longish and knotted.  I stamped ” ME & U” with the Designer Typeset set and finally I added the banner to the page, popping it up with dimensionals.  The page also features a doily painted with Frost White Shimmer Paint (can you tell I was REALLY into this technique when I was making projects to enter?) and some machine sewing.   Another product I really loved and I used on this page was the thick Baker’s Twine that came in the Boutique Boxes Designer Kit….yummy!  I mixed it with the Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine on the button.

One of the things I love about the photopolymer sets is that they evoke the hobo signs of years ago, the arrows and “the good life”.  I thought that was perfect for my page commemorating our travels this summer 🙂

I hope you love this page as much as I do and it inspires you to make a beautiful page of someone you love today too!

Here are the products I used:

Stamps:  Designer Typeset Photopolymer, Remember This & That Rotary Stamp, Netting, Clockworks, Paper Pumpkin Image – May, 2013

Ink:  Soft SuedeBaked Brown Sugar, Island Indigo

Cardstock:  Epic Day This & That DSP, First Edition DSP, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake

Embellishments:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Canvas Creations, Linen Thread, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Boutique Boxes Designer Kit,  White Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Frost White Shimmer Paint

To purchase these products go to my online store!

Check here for upcoming events and classes!

Make sure you check out all the fabulous projects created by the finalists by going through the hop!  Select “back” to see Bree Renwick’s fabulous work and select “next” to get to Dani Dziama’s amazing projects!  You do not want to miss a thing!!!


6 thoughts on “2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop – Day 8

  1. Oh Cathy I love your style! Have I already mentioned that? This page is super fabuloso! I love your strips of DSP, your banner, the twine, and the shimmery doily! I love it all! Great work!

  2. I don’t think I have told you lately how AMAZING you are! Not only as a crafter but as a person that I love and am glad to call one of my bests! Your love of life comes out in your creations and I can’t wait to see what you produce next!!

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