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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.

Hi everyone!  This is the first of two layouts that I created for Tomorrow's Memories in Perth, Western Australia.  All of the products that I used for both layouts can be purchased as a kit!  AND... the kit comes with complete instructions on how to create the layout shown above!  So if you would like to make a layout just like mine, you can purchase a kit HERE.

Below are a few close-ups of this layout showing you all of the goodies you will receive.





If you have any questions regarding the kit or shipping, you can contact Tomorrow's Memories at 
info@tomorrowsmemories.com.au

To see the second layout that I created, please click HERE.



Hi everyone!  This is a wall hanging that I made a while ago out of a wood album.  A friend of mine sent me some yummy Kaisercraft goodies to play with!
The flourish was covered with an amazing clear crackle by The Dusty Attic.  You can purchase it HERE.





I made these little roses from Bitty Blossom Dies by Spellbinders.

The frame was inked using sprays by Lindy's Stamp Gang.  Love their sprays!  I dabbed white paint on the frame to give it a slightly 'distressed' look.
I used my Twisted Lacing technique to join the album pages together.  You can find the tutorial HERE.
The background of the wall hanging was inked, painted and stamped.  I also added lace and muslin for added texture.

I hope you enjoyed my project.  Thanks for stopping by!

(**Products can be purchased in my shop.)
Paper:
KaiserCraft: Sweet Nothings - Memories
KaiserCraft: Sweet Nothings - With Love
Wood Elements:
KaiserCraft: Wooden Flourishes - Frames
KaiserCraft: Wooden Flourishes - Verry Vine
KaiserCraft: Wooden Flourishes - Vines
KaiserCraft: Wooden Flourishes - Love & Cherish
KaiserCraft: Wooden Flourishes - Heart Buttons
KaiserCraft: Beyond the Page - Lace Up Album
Ink:
**Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Stormy
**Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx Chox - Midnight
Color:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Cocklebells Coral
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Edelweiss Moss Green
Paint:
Folk Art: Italian Sage
Folk Art: Linen
Folk Art: Basil Green
Adirondack: Salmon
Medium:
Liquitex: Gesso
**The Dusty Attic: Clear Crackle
Dies:
**Spellbinders: Bity Blossoms
Tools/Machines:
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
We R Memory Keepers: Crop-a-Dile II Big Bite
Other:
Muslin
Lace
Hemp Cord
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
Helmar: Zap Dots


Hello my lovely friends.  I have some news to share with you today.  Unfortunately, I have come to the decision of stepping down from all of my Design Teams for the time being.  :o(

The last few years have been challenging for me because I have been dealing with different health issues.  In January of this year, I thought I was finally on the road to recovery... but I was hit with the flu, bronchitis, pneumonia and injuries to my body (due to all of the strenuous coughing).  I was on sick leave for a few months and, as a result, my life became chaotic.

As I gradually eased back into my work schedule, I began to feel overwhelmed.  I realized that I needed to make a few changes in order to get myself back on track.

It took me a few weeks to contemplate the decision of leaving my Design Teams.  I love the companies I have designed for and have become close to many of the wonderful owners.  It was not an easy decision to make.  I am very grateful for the opportunities I have had and the friendships I have been blessed with over the past few years.

Nonetheless, I will still be lingering in the background of a few companies and helping out whenever I can.  I will also continue creating during my free time.  I have a few Guest Designer reveals in the near future, so I will not be disappearing completely.  :o)

I hope you all understand and will continue to stop by whenever you can.  Thank you for your support.
xoxo

Hi everyone!  I'm back with a few tips and techniques that I used on my layout, "Love Your Butterfly Kisses" using the July kit from ScrapThat.  First I'd like to show you how I created the stitched background flowers that add dimension and texture to my layout.

Stitched Background Flowers

STEP 1: Use your favorite flower dies or punches to cut flowers from the adhesive-backed cork sheet.
STEP 2: "Distress" the cork flower cut-outs by dabbing white ink onto the top of the flowers and brown ink onto the edges.
STEP 3: Remove the backing from the cork cut-outs and adhere onto your layout.  Poke holes around the edges of the flower.
STEP 4: Stitch the holes using embroidery floss to create a textured border.




















Next I would like to share a quick tip on how to distress the awesome cork alphas that come in this month's kit.

Distressed Alphas


STEP 1: Stick your title letters onto a sheet of paper or a craft sheet.
STEP 2: Gently scrape the top surface of the alphas with an emery board, metal file or similar tool.
STEP 3: Dab white pigment ink onto the distressed alphas.
STEP 4: Spritz with water to allow the white ink to soak into the alphas.
Dry with a heat tool and add a little brown ink to the edges.


I hope you find these tips useful!  Thanks for stopping by today!









































Hi again!  This is my final project as a Guest Designer for ScrapThat.  I created a canvas using all of the leftover papers and bits from this month's kit.

I tore all the papers and overlapped them onto the canvas.
 I also used pieces of the flock ribbon and pliable mesh to add texture to the background.  Then I applied gesso and ink to the entire surface of the canvas.

The chipboard letters are made by The Dusty Attic and are not part of the kit.  They can be purchased HERE.
I printed out this inspirational quote that I found on the internet.
The burlap butterflies are also part of the EAO pack.  They are stunning!
All of these flowers were hand-made (except for the tiny roses and pearl roses).





I added a butterfly clip to each of the floral clusters.
Thank you for visiting me today!  Have a beautiful day!
Layout made with July's ScrapThat kit - Hope Chest
July 2013 Main Kit: 1 Sheet – Pink Paislee - Records 1 sheet – Pink Paislee- Heirlooms 1 Sheet – Pink Paislee - Documents 1 Sheet – Pink Paislee - Trinkets 1 Sheet – Pink Paislee - Treasures 1 Sheet – Pink Paislee - Keepsakes 1 Sheet – Making Memories – Mocha Paperie 1 Sheet – Crate Paper - Asteroid 1 Sheet – Karen Foster – Adhesive Cork 1 Sheet – Bazzill Card Stock – Camel 1 Sheet – American Crafts, Thickers Alphas 1 ea – Smooch, Luscious Lime 3 ea – Etsy, Scrabble Tiles, Wood 3 ea – IAM, Leaves, Multi-coloured 1 ea - Queen & Co, Pearls, White 3 ea- Pink Paislee, Journaling Cards 1 ea – Pliable Mesh, Cream 1 ea – Prima, Hello Pastel, Clear Stamp 5 ea – IAR, Cherry Blossoms, Pale Yellow 10 ea – IAR, Small Bud Roses, Yellow 1 Length – Tulle, crème 1 Length – Flock ribbon, green
July 2013 Embellishment Add-On: 1 Pkg – Maya Road, Vintage Pearl Roses 1 Pkg – Pink Paislee, Butterfly Clips 1 Pkg – Pink Paislee, Burlap Butterflies

This is the second project I created for ScrapThat as their Guest Designer this month. 
I made this layout using just the July Main Kit, and I also followed Amarilys' sketch.
I cut these ribbon banners from the journaling cards included in the kit.
The larger flowers were hand-made using Rose Creations dies.
This month's kit comes with a Prima stamp that I used to randomly stamp onto my background paper.
I used the tulle to add a laced border to my layout.  You can find the tutorial for my "Twisted Lacing" technique HERE.
How cute are these Scrabble tiles?  I hand cut a tiny heart to use for my title.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Layout made with July's ScrapThat kit - Hope Chest

July 2013 Main Kit:
1 Sheet – Pink Paislee - Records
1 sheet – Pink Paislee- Heirlooms
1 Sheet – Pink Paislee - Documents
1 Sheet – Pink Paislee - Trinkets
1 Sheet – Pink Paislee - Treasures
1 Sheet – Pink Paislee - Keepsakes
1 Sheet – Making Memories – Mocha Paperie
1 Sheet – Crate Paper - Asteroid
1 Sheet – Karen Foster – Adhesive Cork
1 Sheet – Bazzill Card Stock – Camel
1 Sheet – American Crafts, Thickers Alphas
1 ea – Smooch, Luscious Lime
3 ea – Etsy, Scrabble Tiles, Wood
3 ea – IAM, Leaves, Multi-coloured
1 ea - Queen & Co, Pearls, White
3 ea- Pink Paislee, Journaling Cards
1 ea – Pliable Mesh, Cream
1 ea – Prima, Hello Pastel, Clear Stamp
5 ea – IAR, Cherry Blossoms, Pale Yellow
10 ea – IAR, Small Bud Roses, Yellow
1 Length – Tulle, crème
1 Length – Flock ribbon, green



July 2013 Embellishment Add-On:
1 Pkg – Maya Road, Vintage Pearl Roses
1 Pkg – Pink Paislee, Butterfly Clips
1 Pkg – Pink Paislee, Burlap Butterflies

Hi everyone!  I'm back to share a few close-ups and details about my projects using this month's amazing kit from ScrapThat!  It was such a pleasure working with this kit because green is my favorite color and combined with beige, it's one of my favorite color combinations.
I made this layout using the Main Kit and the Embellishment add-on.  The photos are of my daughter when she was a baby.  She would stick her nose up at me to give me a butterfly kiss.  :o)
I distressed the cork alphas that came in the kit and added printed words to my title.
I love paint!  I try to always add a few splatters here and there on my work.  The pearls are included in the kit, and I have placed them so that they cascade down my layout.
I altered the flocked ribbon with paint and embossing powder and tucked them under the edges of my papers.
I used Natural Sand medium and a stencil to add a subtle texture to my background.  The chipboard element is made by The Dusty Attic (and is not part of the kit).
I cut flowers out of the cork and 'stitched' them to my background paper.  I have a tutorial on how to do this coming up, so be sure to stop by on the 12th to check it out.
To make these little roses, I took the Crate Paper sheet and inked it with Distress Stains to match the color palette of my layout.  Then I used Bitty Blossoms dies to cut out the flowers and rolled them into roses.  The vintage pearl roses are by Maya Road and are included in the Embellishment add-on.
Also included in the EAO pack are these adorable butterfly clips by Pink Paislee.  Love them!

I'll be back in a few days to share details about my next project using this kit.  Hope to see you then!
Layout made with July's ScrapThat kit - Hope Chest

July 2013 Main Kit:
1 Sheet – Pink Paislee - Records
1 sheet – Pink Paislee- Heirlooms
1 Sheet – Pink Paislee - Documents
1 Sheet – Pink Paislee - Trinkets
1 Sheet – Pink Paislee - Treasures
1 Sheet – Pink Paislee - Keepsakes
1 Sheet – Making Memories – Mocha Paperie
1 Sheet – Crate Paper - Asteroid
1 Sheet – Karen Foster – Adhesive Cork
1 Sheet – Bazzill Card Stock – Camel
1 Sheet – American Crafts, Thickers Alphas
1 ea – Smooch, Luscious Lime
3 ea – Etsy, Scrabble Tiles, Wood
3 ea – IAM, Leaves, Multi-coloured
1 ea - Queen & Co, Pearls, White
3 ea- Pink Paislee, Journaling Cards
1 ea – Pliable Mesh, Cream
1 ea – Prima, Hello Pastel, Clear Stamp
5 ea – IAR, Cherry Blossoms, Pale Yellow
10 ea – IAR, Small Bud Roses, Yellow
1 Length – Tulle, crème
1 Length – Flock ribbon, green

 

July 2013 Embellishment Add-On:
1 Pkg – Maya Road, Vintage Pearl Roses
1 Pkg – Pink Paislee, Butterfly Clips
1 Pkg – Pink Paislee, Burlap Butterflies

  • 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!






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