Monday, April 27, 2009

Tattered Angels and Prima Blog Relay- RAK

It's time again for another Tattered Angels and Prima Blog relay! This time... it is my turn (for real this time!). For this weeks project I created a Love Story Journal for my Grandmother. My Grandfather passed away a few years back, and I often realize just how much I miss him. I can only imagine what my grandmother feels, so I created this journal for her to use to record any little moments that she may not want to forget. This is also a great way for my children to know a little more about them. For this journal I used the Tattered Traveler album. I used Creme de Chocolate, Creme de rouge, Wheatfields, Bronze, coffee shop, and Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist. For this pic you can see that I cut down the acetate that traditionally sits on top of the album. I really wanted to keep the back the beautifully misted chipboard, so I used the acetate as an accent. I also used the Creme De Rouge ephemera regal glimmer chips for the frame. The Prima embellisments totally give this album a beautifully elegant vintage feel.

Here are some close ups of the regal frame that I used, I layered it with stickles and then mist over it with wheatfields and Creme de rouge glimmer mist.

This is one of my favorite parts of the album. Since this album is using a vintage picture of my grandparents on their wedding day, I used two of the Tattered Angels pocket watch framed font alphabet chips and cut off the top of the pocket watch to create two rings. I misted with wheatfields and accentuated the embossing with Creme de Chocolate. I layered Prima Galaxy stars misted with Creme De rouge, prima rose buds and prima petite fleurs.

This is a close up of the title, I layered some of Primas new vintage print flowers and centered them with a regal FDL chip. I really like the idea of using hte flowers as a bed for embellishing rather than always centering them with traditional centers. I also cut out some of Prima's stitched paper and ruffled the edges with glimmer mist.
here are the other ladies who are joining in on this weeks blog relay.
Tattered Angels:

and of course, you can check the manufacturers blogs for more info and RAK's

Prima blog:
Tattered Angels:
TA blog:

Now, I really need to catch up with this months RAK's so the winner for the last RAK is:
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2009-04-27 14:50:00 UTC
Since I had to skip a week this last week I think we should make it up this week and then some! I will be chosing THREE winners this week. For this weeks RAK, all you have to do is leave a comment here. If you are one of my blog subscribers (google reader or feedblitz), than mention that in your post for an additional chance to win! If you would like to subscribe to my blog, just add your email to the top right feedblitz link. I only use my subscriber list for updates on my blog, and I often post tips techinques and rak's for the companies I teach and design for.
This week is leading up to some pretty exciting stuff, National Scrapbook Day is this weekend, and I will be teaching at the San Diego Scrapbook Expo on Friday. If you are in the area, stop by and say hi, I will be at the Tattered Angels booth Demoing Saturday. Also check out the awesome stores in San Diego, there are some AMAZING places to shop there.
here are a few that I have grown to love:
Cool Scrapbook Stuff
12305 Poway Road
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 679-9100

Scrappin' Attack
9225 Carlton Hills Blvd
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 562-0991

Yellowbird Scrapbooking
700 N Johnson Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 579-7422

Ever After Scrapbooks
2622 El Camino Real Ste A
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 433-9313
751 Shadowridge Drive
Vista, CA 92081
There are so many cool stores in the area, so check them out for National Scrapbook Day. Also remember the Support your Lss RAk, I will be doing it again in May so email me your reciepts!
Have a great day!
****ADDED**** I just found this link to the San Diego store sites for National Scrapbook Day. Hope this helps you with your festivities!


  1. That album is gorgeous! Wow! I subscribe to your newsletter and in a reader!

  2. This is so beautiful. I love all the little details. What an exquisite piece of memorabilia.

    It was so nice to meet you yesterday. It was great getting to see the "inside" of Prima. ;o)
    I hope you have a wonderful NSB weekend! How lucky the expo is to have you there.
    Hopefully we'll bump in to each other at Cool Scrapbook someday. ;o)

  3. Wow...what a gorgeous gift for your grandmother and for your family!!!

    I always read your blog and I am a subscriber! Hope to see you soon!

  4. so so incredible. Wishing i was grandma right about now :)

  5. I so love the album girl. Today I thought of you. My little boy I work with during lunch hard to understand most times, but today he sees me and runs across the room, and says I missed you ..I would take 10 of him over some of the other kids any day...Thanks for sharing your projects with us, I love when open Google reader and there is an update from you!

  6. Liz, I love the softness of the colors and the techniques you incorporated!!! Have a SWEET day!!

  7. I really enjoyed seeing your projects! The album made my jaw drop!

  8. The album is so detailed and pretty:) I subscribe to your newsletter.

  9. I am so glad I am a suscriber to your blog you have the best posts and I love everything you post!

  10. Here are your random numbers:

    9 10 3
    Timestamp: 2009-05-04 22:48:37 UTC

    winners are:

    and Lisa (Ceesa)

    I will post these in a blog post too! Thanks everyone!!!

  11. Your work is so inspiring! I love all of the details!