Friday, February 1, 2013

February already?!! A quick and experimental Flair Button scrapbook page


Today I squeezed in some fun time with my Flair Buttons in between freaking out over my failing "organizing" efforts and taking care of Lola who is going bananas with cabin fever.

Here's the page:

This is a photo of the hubster and I in 2005. Look at my awesome short hair! I think I'm gonna do that again!
Materials: A Flair For Buttons PhotoBooth and Smash Phrases flair badges, "Brooklyn" stencil, stamp from Cocoa Daisy, papers from Crate, American Crafts and Basic Grey.
This was for the A Flair For Buttons Blog hop next week- or rather it's my "first draft".
I was recently watching a bunch of videos from Nat Kalbach's "Creative Jump Start" and some of the techniques really caught my eye.
Namely scratching on photos and using stencils.

I have so many stencils but I hate how paint gets under the stencil and messes the design up most of the time so I tend to avoid them.
The great thing about the Creative Jump Start series is that it pushes you beyond your limits and preconceptions- you go from hating a mistake to figuring out how to make it lemonade.
The series is over now but the videos are still up so sign up and watch as many as you have time for- it's all free.

I gave myself permission to play and I'm so glad I did- elements from this page will make the final page for the hop.
I hope you tune in- the Flair For Buttons team is about as diverse as it gets- from clean and simple to cute and colorful to messy and experimental (me).
Ana Dabrowska or Finnabair made a fantastic Jump Start video about distressing emulsion printed photos.
(Emulsion prints are what we used to get before everyone went digital and started printing laser prints.
I can't STAND when I give my photos to Walgreen's and get back prints that look crappier
than what I print at home!) Here I used a needle to scratch the photo.
Have a GREAT friday (and Super Bowl Weekend)!!!

I'm going out with my best buds from high school tonight.
We are all turning 39/40 this year at around the same time so February is gonna be ROCKIN'!!!
Tomorrow I get to teach 9 years olds how to use stamps and heat embossing on their valentine's day cards.
Pray for me.
Large groups of giggly girls and tools that go up to 500 degrees don't really mix but I'm bringing my eagle Mommy eye- I'm READY!

MuChOs SmOoChEs!


  1. Such a fun layout - so many great details. Love the scratched photo and your awesome title!
    Have fun tonight and good luck tomorrow! Nine year olds in a group? - yikes!
    Shanna :)

  2. Hey, I like how you tried the technique with the photo from CJS! I have to try that one too.

  3. LOVE this and really LOVE what you did with that photo - totally awesome technique! Good luck tomorrow with those kiddos :)

  4. I love a Flair for Buttons! Great LO and good luck with the class!

  5. Love your page! That scratched photo technique is great! I also love the paint splatter and flair! Have fun tomorrow... keeping you in my prayers! :)

  6. What an awesome page!! The scratching on the photo looks really awesome!,

  7. each page is just lovely!!


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