Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Layered Circles

Two projects to share today!  First off a layout that has been laying around my craft table in various states of completion for a week.  I didn't know if I could make bright red, yellow and orange work but I'm tickled with the finished product.

The truth is my husband is really the old softie of the two of us. 

On the first warm day of spring, I opened the door of the sunroom to dozens and dozens of lady bugs!  They had been hibernating or maybe they just moved in.  I don't know but I wanted them out.  When the ceiling fan didn't move them around, I wanted to fog the room. My husband wanted to save them and moved them out one bug at a time.  They were trying to escape out of the skylight but couldn't figure out how to get out so he gave them a hand - or a broom, actually.  

I realize after yesterday's post about bats you are going to think my house is overrun with critters but it isn't, really.  It's just life in the country.  And if you ever see my cat with a spider web stuck to his whiskers, he got that outside somewhere. Truly.

The chipboard is painted and then stamped and embossed with Versamark and clear embossing powder using Hero Arts wood grain stamp.

For the chipboard letters, I painted them and then sprayed with clear acrylic.  Next time though I think that should be done outside and not in my upstairs craft space.  Ugh!

And these layered circles fit right in with today's assignment in the Explore class.  We are working with maps and shapes.  I don't want to reveal too much in case you decide to take the class later on.  Of course, maps make sense for a class called Explore although it isn't about travel.  And I think the quote I found for this page does really fit the class:

"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." - George Moore

We are exploring the world around us.  I love to travel and put a lot of effort into my travel pages but more of life happens at home.

Hope you have a good, adventurous day!

Ingredients for deBugged page:  DSP:  Campy Trails by American Crafts; Happy Go Lucky by Pebbles; Sweet Summertime and A Walk in the Park by Echo Park; various solid DSP's by Stampin' Up!; cloud paper by American Crafts
Stamps:  Big Flowers and Scallops by Stampin' Up!
Ink:  More Mustard, Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red
Undressed chipboard:  Basic Grey and Stampin' Up (circle and bars)
Stickers Pink Paislee and October Afternoon


  1. Just dropping by from your map page & the quote you used :)

  2. Love your colourful page. I haven't got started on Explore yet, but your page is looking good.

  3. What a sweet layout. What fun colours. I love your hubby's gentle heart.

    As for the critters getting inside the house, yup thats country life for ya :)

  4. love your layered circles :)

  5. Fab page in your Playbook and love your layed circlesm the different shapes make them stand out.

  6. The Playbook page looks great. Love the layers and embellies you made...great quote too. TFS,
    Mandy McK (Moogieof4)

  7. What a cute layout! I love the colors & that story made me LOL! The layered circles are darling as well...TFS!!!

  8. Great page and what a fun memory to scrapbook! Love the title and all the fun button circles/flowers. Your playbook page looks great, too. Wonderful quote.

  9. Love both pages, Lisa. Beautiful work!

    Had to laugh at your comment about us thinking your home is overrun with critters. lol I didn't think that. In fact I was thinking about the ladybugs that show up at my home every year. Just for a few days we get SO MANY of them in the house. I've never been able to figure it out. What a sweet hubby to save them!

  10. I love you layout! The colours are so sunny and bright. :)

    And your take on the Explore prompt is really nice. Love the quote and all your layered circles (both on this and the LO)!


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