I am sad to say that Moments of Tranquility Shop has been closed for good.
I am grateful for the years of support and kindness that I have received. :o)

If you are here looking for Dusty Attic chipboard... DON'T PANIC!
You can now purchase Dusty Attic chipboard directly from the manufacturer HERE.

We are thrilled to announce the Dusty Attic Design Team and Sponsored Designers for 2012!

Not only has the whole team from 2011 remained with us, but we have grown to include some amazing fresh new talent to inspire you.

2012 Design Team: 
Belinda Spencer - SA, Australia
Emeline Seet - Singapore
Evana Willis - WA, Australia
Gabrielle Pollacco - Canada
Helena Johansson - Sweden
Ingrid Gooyer - Netherlands
Irene Tan – Malaysia
Iris Babao Uy – Philippines
Jen Burns  WA, Australia
Julie Winks - QLD, Australia
Maiko Kosugi - Tokyo, Japan
Mandy Harrell  - USA
Michelle Grant - QLD, Australia
Mistra Hoolahan - WA, Australia
Nancy Winter - WA, Australia
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre - USA
Tina Rutledge - Florida, USA

2012 Sponsored Designers:
Anna Dabrowska-Pekocka (Finnabair) - Poland
Bev Rochester - England
Ingvild Bolme – Norway
Karola Witzak - Poland

2011 was a huge year for The Dusty Attic, and there are more amazing things just on the horizon.  To really keep in touch with all Dusty happenings, be sure to "Like" us on our Facebook Fan Page if you haven't already OR our NEW BLOG which you can find HERE!!

Thank you all for your support through 2011!   We'll be introducing our new team over the next few days, so you can get to know them before they share their first 'official' Dusty Attic creations.

It's almost time for 2012!  Woooohooooo!!  I've seen many artists do this, and I thought it was a cute idea.  So here are my Top 10 favorite projects of 2011!

That Sweet Smile


Hi everyone!  This is my first post for Vilda Stamps! I was so excited to receive my beautiful stamps in the mail!  Today I have a card to share with you.
 For this card I used Donna Salazar's Antiquities Collection and Artistic Papers.
 I created the rose using Donna Salazar's Rose Creations dies by Spellbinders.  The chipboard corner (Ornate Corner #10 DA0556) is manufactured by The Dusty Attic.
 The edges of the cover were punched and stitched by hand.
 I used the 'Splashbakgrund' (V283) stamp and Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx embossing powder to create this splattered effect.  The background paper was misted with water and Smooch Spritz.
 This is the backside of the cover.  I applied fiber paste using a template to create the chicken wire pattern.  The chipboard cogs are also made by The Dusty Attic.
 I dry embossed the chipboard cogs (Cogs#2 DA0002) with an embossing folder and heat embossed the raised pattern using Leather Mix'd Media Inx embossing powder.  
 (I had to sneak in an eyelet.  LOL)
 The inside of the card is made up of layers of paper and punched borders.
 The sentiment was stamped and embossed using the 'Best Wishes' (V636) stamp.
 Mini Cogs DA0689

Look at this amazing border stamp!  This is the 'Steampunk bård' stamp (V654). I love the detail of this stamp and it matches my papers perfectly!

Thank you for visiting!  See you soon!

Hello everyone! This is aspecial layout I made as a tribute to my Dusty Attic sisters. There are 17 of us and I had to somehow fit us all onto one layout! So I decided to create a gatefold double layout.

This is the cover (outside) of my layout. It is made from the backside of corrugated board. (You will see the corrugated side on the inside.)

I used fiber paste to create a brick pattern and added color with spray ink.

The chipboard flourish (Corner Flourish #2 DA0629) is manufactured by The Dusty Attic. I used Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere the florurish to the corrugated board.  The large flower in the corner was hand-made using the Rose Creations dies by Spellbinders and 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. (A tutorial will be posted soon!)

The Grass Border (DA0659) and Vintage Nameplate (DA0463) are also chipboard elements that were painted and inked. I love the dimension chipboard adds to any project.

This is the inside of my layout. Look at all of those photos! LOL! Each photo was adhered using Helmar Zapdots and 450 Quick Dry in order to layer the photos on top of one other.The papers I used are by Susiebee Studios.

This layout was inspired by this week's sketch over at Creative Scrappers.
I used numerous punches to create decorative borders throughout the layout. The large blue flower was cut from one of the cute papers.

The butterfly is from Karla's Kreative Korner.  She has many beautiful, handmade goodies in her shop.

The house was also cut from the Susiebee Studios papers. I adhered it to my layout using Zapdots for added dimension.
(Picket Fence DA0175)

The sections of my layout were joined with hemp cord laced through eyelets.
(Swirl Vine #2 DA0621)

The title letters were fussy cut and the borders were hand-stitched to help them stand out.  Again, I used Zapdots to add dimension.  I think it is one of my all time favorite adhesives!

(Chicken Wire Panel DA0177)

The distressed paper in the background was torn from Donna Salazar's Crafty Chronicle.

Thank you for stopping by today. Wishing you all an incredible New Year!!

Hello my wonderful friends!  Can you believe it is already Christmas?!  

It has been a difficult year... Hurricane Irene brought us much damage, and then the freak snow storm in October brought us more grief.  Our furnace finally gave up on us and we are still without heat.  But despite all of these terrible events, this year has brought me many pleasant blessings...

Although my hubby and I are still trying to overcome minor health problems, we have improved greatly since last year.  Good health is a true blessing and I thank God for what He has given us.

I am also thankful for the incredible friendships I have been blessed with this year.  Without my darling friends, I would not have been able to survive those unfortunate events.  You all know who you are... I love you deeply.  xoxo

It has been a little over a year since I began scrapbooking, and since then, I have been fortunate enough to design for several fabulous companies.  I am grateful for the opportunities I have been given and the experience that I have gained.

To all of my beautiful scrappy friends... I am so lucky to have gotten to know many of you.  I appreciate the kind and encouraging words you always leave me.  I apologize for my absence in the forums and on Facebook... I am hoping the new year will bring happier moments so I will have more time for fun stuff!  LOL.

Wishing you all a BEAUTIFUL holiday season and a FANTABULOUS new year!  
Sending you much love and hugs!  MWAH!!

 Hi everyone!  Natasha here with a journal I created using Donna Salazar's Antiquities Collection.  This is the first journal I have ever created and I had so much fun making it!    
Let me show you all of the yummy products I used!
This flower was created using Donna Salazar's Rose Creations dies.  I will be posting a tutorial soon so keep an eye out!  :o)
I created the holes to bind the book using the Zutter Bind-it-All.  I threaded hemp cord through the holes to bind my journal together.
How awesome is this cluster of sprockets?!  The chipboard Nestaboard Sprightly Sprockets are manufactured by Want2Scrap and they coordinate perfectly with Donna's Sprightly Sprockets Dies.  I then added the Nestabling that also coordinates perfectly!  I layered the sprockets on top of each other using foam squares for added dimension.
The distressed paper around the edges of the corrugated board comes from The Crafty Chronicle.
This gorgeous ornate element is a Design Adhesive by Clearsnap.  You just peel and stick the adhesive and add glitter or embossing powder.  I used Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx embossing powder to create this beautiful texture.
The background is made of Corrugated Board by Zutter.  I added a touch of color using Mix'd Media Inx and embossing powder in the color Chiffon.
The 'dreamer' chippie is manufactured by The Dusty Attic.  I have a huge collection of these fabulous chippies that I store on my Clip It Up Main Base and Upper Tier.  It is the perfect organizational solution for my chippie collection.
I created this effect on the inside of both the front and back cover by adhering torn pieces of The Crafty Chronicle and Antiquities papers.
My journal is divided into three sections and each section has its own pocket to store things.
Each pocket is made from Artistic Papers.  These heavy weight papers are amazing!  They are perfect to use with mediums, inks, paints... anything!  I inked them with Smooch Spritz to create this look.  The pockets were then adhered to corrugated board.
The quotes are cut from The Crafty Chronicle.  This newsletter has so many uses and is one of my favorite products!  I punched a border along the top of the pocket and hand-stitched the edges.
 To add a little more texture, I stamped the corner with embossing ink and applied embossing powder.
The inside journal pages are made from cardstock and the edges were punched with a variety of different border punches.
The back of each pocket divider was altered with white opaque flakes and colored with Smooch Spritz.
The remaining dividers were altered and decorated in the same manner as the first.

The corners of the dividers (and the cover) are embellished with Zutter Rivets.  I used Donna's Creative Page Tabs dies to cut tabs for each section.

Hope you enjoyed my journal!  Wishing you all a beautiful holiday!

  • I have decided to step down from all Design Teams to spend more time with my family. I do occasionally create so keep an eye out!