Photos and Metal and Flowers… oh My!

metal-and-flowersThis is my spin on a layout I spied on Pinterest a few days ago by Kristin Cronin-Barrow.  If you’d like to see Kristin’s layout, it’s the newest pin on my Scrapbooking Pinterest board. I used Basic Grey papers that I customized with stamps and stencils.

The half circle on the left is stamped with the Darkroom Door Measuring Tape background stamp, and the one on the right is inked with jet black archival ink through a TCW elevator gate stencil.  I used the smaller version of that stencil to add interest to the yellow background paper. I edged the letter stickers with black soot distress ink and painted the wood frame black:

After running all the photos and blue sections through my Xyron®
5” Creative Station, I put the rick rack through the smaller Xyron® 1.5” Create-a-Sticker.

I added faux stitching around the edges, Prima flowers, and Tim Holtz’s Idea-ology ornate plate, flowers and brads.  The metal brings me to the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week.


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  2. A wonderful layout and so love the idea of Established and the date.

  3. Fabulous! Love how the split circle creates such a sense of movement for me!

  4. Great layout!

  5. Beautiful! Love your composition!

  6. Gorgeous layout! Love the way way you used the half circles.

  7. Very special layout! Love the colors and the pictures! The date plaque is wonderful! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  8. A wonderful LO Marjie, the date plaque is brilliant! x

  9. Wwwwaaayyyy cool layout Marjie! Geez, I’m so far behind on scrapbooking I’m not sure I’ll ever catch…always love your layouts, though, great inspiration!

  10. Fabulous layout! Love the design, all the stamping and the great colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  11. Love the timeline effect here, Marjie…and the stamped backgrounds are drool-worth. The half circle layout is so refreshing!

  12. Great job my friend. Love the Est 1994 plaque – inspired addition!!

  13. Hi Marjie, great layout here. Love the half circles and gorgeous elements around the photographs.
    Handsome family
    Annie x

  14. Wowwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! I love love love the colors and loveeeeeeeeee the way you split the circle!!!!

  15. Love love love this layout! It’s so nice to see layouts! The established and date is perfection! Fab pics and circles! Thanks for showing us your metals this week at SimLove love love this layout! It’s so nice to see layouts! The established and date is perfection! Fab pics and circles! Thanks for showing us your metals this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!on Says Stamp & Show!

  16. Oh my gosh I love that pic of the boys, what expressions. Nice work friend, xyron amazing and love the color combos. xox

  17. Hi Marjie, your layout is wonderful, love the split circle idea and that gorgeous blue. The elevator stencil is really appealing and how good to have it in two sizes too. The ric rac is the perfect finishing touch along with the 1994. Hugs, Anne x

  18. This is a fantastic layout and I love the way you’ve interpreted it Marjie. Hugs, Jenny x

  19. Great LO! love what you did with the off set circles

  20. Very pretty Marjie, I love that you added the saying, est 1994, that is awesome!!!

  21. Lovely LO, great colours! Valerie

  22. Cool page Marjie, the use of the circles looks great. x

  23. Great page, Marjie! I love how it is simple but still has lots going on 🙂

  24. Very cool… love the ric rac slicing up the circles… bold and beautiful!
    Alison x

  25. A gorgeous page. Great layers.

  26. Flower Power and the love of Family! Gorgeous page, my dear! Just love the offset circle halfs, really add a layer of interest! Great pictures! Oh I will have to pick up that little machine! Hugs!