Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dempster Dreaming

I have a couple exciting things to tell ya, but first here is a layout I completed for our challenge at Seriously Creative Challenges:  
 Our prompt this month is "Winter Wonders":
I hope you'll join us this month, just create a project that embraces the spirit of winter and link up!

I had a lot of fun making this project, getting inky and crazy with my January Counterfeit Kit.  I was inspired by this sketch at Creative Scrappers:

At first I was going to make a circle out of patterned paper, but then I read Alison's blog and was inspired to try "painting" with toothpicks!  I just dipped a few toothpicks into my bottle of Lindy's Stamp Gang mist, and  scratched out a circle and outlined the stars.

Here's a couple of close-ups of my layout:

The titles and black stars were cut with the Cameo, then I backed them with patterned paper and washi tape respectively (that's my big word for the day!)  The doilies were cut from another piece of patterned paper (Echo Park) and the hearts are Pink Paislee mistables (those things are awesome!!!)  Oh yeah, I also made a frame out of washi tape for my photo.  

I really miss the Yukon!  Have I said that before?  (Probably only a hundred times!)  Anyway, if/when I ever go back there, I want to travel the Dempster highway again and see the Tombstone mountains.  Now that I've documented this wish in a scrapbook layout, it is officially on my bucket list, which is the prompt for the Fabulous Friday Challenge at Frosted Designs!  

Okay, now for my big news!  (No, I'm not pregnant, thank goodness!!!)  I got the job!!!  I'm pretty stoked, I will be working 20 hours per week as a rehabilitation assistant, which is the first real job where I'll be able to use my overpriced education - finally!  Now I just have to figure out the daycare situation, which is easier said than done.  

Well, that's it for now!  Hope all my bloggy pals get some crafty time in this week!



  1. Woohoo! Congrats on the job, Roxanne! Seeing your page and the use of a sketch, makes me want to give a page a try....

  2. Congrats on the new job! Hope you find a fabulous daycare....know that can be tricky. Looooove this layout! The colors are soothing and the photo is great!

  3. Hi Roxy! Love your layout. The blues and whites are so crisp! Just love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  4. Love the layout! I just watched an instructional video over at 2P's where the designer used the end of the spray top (the part in the ink/paint) and used it to draw a giant heart on her background. Your layout turned out so lovely!! Congratulations on the job! And good luck with daycare!

  5. Congrats on your job! Go you!
    As for the layout, yes, it's gorgeous. But can I just say how THRILLED I am to see a layout about the Dempster. We did a Yukon tour back in 2007 (the holiday of a lifetime) and we travelled up the Dempster to Inuvik - September time so the colours were amazing. WOW is all I can say. That holiday changed me forever. The Dempster was an experience I would give my right arm to do again - your photo is amazing and I think I know where it was taken even! I have one just like it that is not covered in snow! ha ha!!!

  6. What a beautiful page - love the toothpick painted circle!
    Good luck with the new job too - congratulations!

  7. Love the layout and congrats on the job! I hope it's a fabulous change for you- yay for using that overpriced education ;)

  8. Congrats Roxy! That's awesome news - hope the day care thing is working out!
    LOVE your layout!! More white space that I'm used to seeing on your pages and I love it! the toothpick painting looks great. I was wondering what you had been inspired to do!!

  9. Firstly congratulations on the job and secondly this layout is fabulous, I'm really loving the blues. Also thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a lovely comment.

  10. Hey Roxy, love this beautiful blue layout, and once again am full of admiration that you have tried out yet another new technique :)

    Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you! I wish you luck with sorting out your childcare so that you can concentrate and enjoy your new job.

    Big hugs
    Carole xxx

  11. Congrats Rox!!!! and the hours should work into your crafting time (: Your layout is fabulous!! I like all of the little stars and hearts! I'm hoping to get my groove back and get some crafting done soon!!!