Wednesday, August 29, 2012

400th Post!

Here's a page I made using my August Counterfeit Kit and an old Design Dollies sketch.  Whatever happened to Design Dollies?  I sure miss them!)  I played around with the background of this one, and I'm not sure if I really love it, but... it is what it is, I guess!  Close up of the title and journaling:
And a better view of the photos:
I tried to make the different elements stand out from the busy background paper (Simple Stories Summer Fresh, love it!) by distressing and adding a dark brown border.  Then I thought it might be fun to spray some of my new Dylusions sprays at the top to tone things down, but that idea kinda backfired.  So, I tried some bubble wrap/paint stamping, and that made it even worse!  Finally, I needed to find a way to make my journaling and decided to finger paint some white lines.  Meh, maybe this whole layout will grow on me.

Can't believe this is my 400th post!  Almost get a little tear in my eye when I think back over how this blog started and how many wonderful friends I've made over the years.  And when I look back at my past layouts and cards, I can see drastic changes in my style and the products I've tried - it's pretty neat.  I get so inspired every time I open my blogger dashboard and visit all your blogs.  Not only that, but everyone's been so wonderfully supportive of the tough times I've been through with moves, a new baby, job loss, and Nolan's diagnosis.  To thank you all, I think I may need to offer up some CANDY!!!  Yes, stay tuned, I'm going to give it some thought and figure out the best way to do things over the weekend. 

Well, that's it for now.  I'm off to hopefully finish a third Counterfeit Kit layout before the end of the month, so, TTFN, ta-ta-for-now!



  1. Well I like it! I think you did a great job of making the pictures stand out against the busy paper. Love the doilies! Oh, and I miss the Design Dollies too ... is that how we first "met"?
    congrats on the 400th post - I'm going to have to look at my blog and see where I'm at!

  2. I think your page is gorgeous!!! That background paper is very pretty!! and I love how you used the white paint to journal on!! Fabulous idea (:
    Congrats on your 400th post!!!!! I have really enjoyed following your blog (: even though I have never met you in person, I consider you a friend (:
    Have a great long weekend!!!

  3. I think this page is totally gonna grow on you, girl! LOVE the finger-painted journaling lines! Super fun!

  4. I really like the way it turned out! It's a good fix with the bubble wrap painting! Dylusions will pretty much never tone things down...they're just too crazy bright! but I love em! I really like that you journaled on paint too! It's awesome! And holy 400th post?!?! craziness! Happy 400th lady!

  5. Ah yes, Summer Fresh! Love your little title up at the top.

  6. haha, Almost missed the title. Thanks S for pointing it out.

    I like how the title reflects the elements in the focal area.

  7. Oh my!!! This is soooooo cute! Love the papers, paint and colors on this one!

  8. Sweet background pp - good for you putting paint to paper & letting it rip! I might even add some more of that color from the top - did you say bubble wrap stamping? I really like how vintage it looks up at the top... and a very clever title with the cutie-patootie pics!

  9. Congratulations on your 400th blog post! I'm really glad that you have a blog and that we met too :))) And well done on such a lovely layout, that background paper is just so pretty :)


    Carole xxx