Saturday, January 25, 2020

The Year of 30 | Bramble Fox Design Team Project

It's my turn to share my third January layout over at Bramble Fox's Instagram.


I used this awesome black numbered piece from the January Fox Box.


For those who don't know, the weekend before Thanksgiving, my husband suffered traumatic brain injury from a subarachnoid hemorrhage resulting from a burst brain aneurysm. He had emergency brain surgery and was hospitalized for 47 days. It was a very scary time.

I wasn't planning this layout, but as I sat down to work on my January projects, I wondered and wondered over the 20/20 New Year-Themed pieces. 

Suddenly, it all came together, as a I remembered my friend's text to me and the pictures that I had taken the previous day of my husband in the rehabilitation center's gym during physical therapy. I decided I would create a superhero comic-book-style page.


I searched the Internet for comic-book style journaling fonts, and luckily I found a free one. I framed the journaling using an old frame from my stash, and I used some extra frames to frame the fussy-cut pictures. I happened to have those comic book speech bubble stickers in my stash.


I used a sunburst and a superhero speech bubble cut files from the Silhouette store. The yellow Perspextive is an older Bramble Fox piece, and the awesome Cityscape on the bottom is also a Bramble Fox Perspextive that is still available in the shop. I love it when I have just the perfect things in my stash to create the vision I have on a scrapbook page!


For the record, I didn't ask him to pose this way. I was taking pictures daily to send to my family, telling them about what we did every day at rehab. I took out my phone to shoot that day's pictures, and this is how Farzad posed. And how fortuitous that he was wearing that Captain America t-shirt.


Those patterned papers I used are really old Scenic Route papers, and I thought they'd be perfect for this superhero page.


If you haven't ever tried adding Perspextives on your page, you've gotta try them out! They're so unique and add such fun interest and dimension. The Fox Box subscription is a perfect way to get a variety of them. You get a couple of packs of Perspextives plus exclusive pieces that you can't buy. Also, you get a discount on other items you order from the store.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Believe | Go Go Gadget Girls

There's a challenge over at Paper Issues called Go Go Gadget Girls, which challenges us to use one of our scrappy gadgets. I chose to use my Cuttlebug for this layout:


I basically made the whole layout using die cuts and a chipboard title from Simple Stories Holly Jolly collection.


I added some sprigs from a Tim Holtz die, coated with glitter Nuvo drops, that I just spread on them to give them sparkle.


I adhered the die cuts with foam adhesive to give my layout dimension. Some enamel dots and the sparkly gold doo-dads added to the flower centers gave my layout some additional dimension.


I hope you'll come play in this or one of the many other challenges at Paper Issues. You could win a gift certificate! And if you shop at the store, please use my code, Debbi (no e on the end), and you'll get 20% off your entire purchase!

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