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Tuesday, June 7, 2011


 I am hosting a Masculin Challenge at pages in time
this is my example... The challenge is to do a boy/guy layout
with the twist of using stamps and medal.
come join us and look under the forum challenges and swaps
 Here I did a layered border using paper from american crafts its setting on card board
because of the medal on here makes it heavy. then I placed a paper from Creative Imagination
Marah Johnson and distressed Then added a circle scaloped cardstock I got form Tim Holtz lost and found
which I made distressed the edges and then added distress ink fired brick.I then punched holes in the
cardstock with a circle punch paper shaper. then distressed each circle with green chalk from pebbles Inc...
metallic. I then made my title with the Cricut expression and added black stickles to give it a shine.
 Here I first matted the back paper with KI glittered paper distressed, on top is the green paper from
american crafts that I used the all around punch from Martha Stewart crown. distressed with vintage ink.
I then placed the photo on top I matted that with 3 layers of paper and then added a photo corner
from EK sucess. also added two tickets from Tim Holtz and distressed the tickets with vintage ink.
Journaling ticket and Ideaology ticket. I then added a eyelet and some string for a more masculine feel.
I stamped the lion from tim holtz stamps.
Here I cut out the clock from creative imagination Monarah Johnson. I then distressed the closck with black ink
and added crystals from Zva. I added tim Holtz spinner and the added a Tim Holtz clasp and keys to give
it a more masculine look. Then added a crown.
Here you can see the layers and the circles I punched out I distressed each and every one and the distressed
them with Tim Holtz brick fire ink.


You will love our June "Country Roses and Flower KIt of the Month"
It is packed with 10 sheets of Webster Paper,one is a die cut shape,
a webster flower,brads, 1 silk rose ribbon, 2 netted ribbon,chipboard
shaped full card,a journaling card,brads, a fabric ticket from Webster,
some gems round out this kit of the month.
 add on's
add on's come take a look under kit of the month for more details. at.....

Our Inspirational Muse-TONI KELLY (AKA) 2 DOGS

 Our Inspirational Muse.This is a new feature for us here at Pages in Time.
We will feature one person here and show why she is so instrumental in creativity and inspires us.
Our Inspirational Muse Is Toni Kelly aka "2Dogs" Journey through her work and see why we think
she is so creative and inspiring. She has a love of embellishments and soft colors and all of her work is so stunning.
 She mainly uses soft colours,lots of flowers,bling,lace and her embellishments really make the layout,
mini album pop! I think everything she does is more gorgeous then the last one if that is possible.
Come check out Toni'S blog and you will see why she was chosen.http://lifeasascrapper.blogspot.com/
Congrats to you Toni for being our Inspirational Muse! Each month and sometimes twice a month,
we will pick another Inspirational Muse,they are chosen by the dt and (karen),
they might or might not be a member here.

This Sketch was for May 26, 2011 by DT Traci -PAGES IN TIME

 My take on the sketch I did this for a friend of him and his sister
on her grand opening of he new clinic. She is a doctor. a very special
moment for her. I named it "SPECIAL MEMORIES"
 Here I used the prima letters shabby cream,I added golden rod stickles to it.
and a rubon for the second half of the title. I also added say it with pearls prima
flourish. I made my butter fly from two diffrent Martha Stewart punches
Monarch and Clasi butterfly. I distressed the butterfly with distress ink vintage from tim holtz and added clear rhine stones.
 Here I did a flower cluster using prima painterly petals and other tan flowers from prima.
Then I added some Rhine stone clear from zva and a angel button.
 Here you can see my border..I layered it first with black card stock and then I aded a paper from
blue awning...I did the border with a punch called loops from Martha Stewart and added the gold stone
stikles for a elegant feel. I also made the vine out of a prima vine I had. I took all the original pink flower off and
added the black ones and tan, put clear center piece rhine stones on the tan ones and also added
some gold stone stickles to the leaves.
 Here Is my 3 piece circle first I have the large scaloped one I made from the cricut I distressed and inked
it with vintage ink and medium clear rhine stones...Then I made the black circle from the cricut, distressed and added
larger clear rhine stones and then made a smaller circle and distressed that and inked that with vintage ink
and added clear rhine stones.
 Here you can see the layered photo...I did the corners with the corner chomper.I layered it with 3 different mattings.
I also used for part of my matting Ki glitter paper black. My black strip i found a paper that matched my
friend Reggies vest so I did the borders with the all around punch from Martha Stewart called optoc dot..Then i
used blasck stickles and cear rhine stones t keep the elegant look going here.
 lastly my middle strip is layered i used black card stock then a tan card stock and sprayed some tattered angels black
magic spritz to tone down the color and did my edges with he Martha Stewart all around punch Monarch butterfly.
and then layered a darker piece and did two edges and faced them opposite used the punch loops. i also used
the gold stone stickles and on the butterfly's also i then locked the two pieces together with eyelets ans add threading to
give it a masculine and famine look. tfl

Sketch for on line crop by Becky

 This is my take on the sketch that I named "CAPTUREING THE EVERYDAY"
I did this page on my self just a everyday take of myself.
 Here I did my border on cardboard and then placed American Crafts 12 x 12 Damask Cardstock Black
I used a border pucnch to do the border Martha Stewart Crafts Topiary and used the black Zig writer
marker to trace my cardboard edges black.
 I also used Prima Say It In Crystals Collection Self Adhesive Jewel Art Bling Swirl Black
I also added vintage stickles to the edges of my punch work.
 Here I did some flower work here adding Prima Fleur Danseur Collection Flower Embellishments
underneath I folded a black flower and placed it slightly under my Petaloo Mulberry Street Collection Black,
I did a cluster of flowers using. Petaloo Mulberry Street Collection Wild Roses Dark Brown, and Prima Painterly
Petals Collection Flower Tan for the center pieces in the flowers I used. Prima - Say It In Pearls Collection - Self Adhesive Jewel Art
Bling Flower Centers Brown.I added to the cluster Petaloo Flora Doodles Velvet Butterflies. and more prima
 Here you can see a photo of where I added the little black flowers from prima, also my rubon title work
from Daisyds and I placed that on a layered circle punch 3.5 from Marvy Uchide and a scallop punch
from Marvy uchide 3.5 also added two pins from Tim Holtz and flowers from Kc Company.also used a
flower made from the punch friskas lever medium.
 Here I added two strip of KI Memories Glitter Paper Black I layered it with Tim holtz Advantus
Idea-ology Collection and used some embellishments Tim Holtz Idea-ology Swivel Clasps,
and Tim holtz philosphny tags and added florishes made by Ek sucess paper punch wave flourish.
 This is just the bigger photo showing my flower cluster.layera and the beautiful paper from
Teresa Collins that I distressed with vintage ink to match my page.


My Take of Lizzy's sketch "TIMELESS BEAUTY"
    this is a layout I did of my gorgeous niece Ashley
This Ashley...Here I used 3 different punches do make the strips I used on this page.
I used for the first one..EK Success - Edger Punch - Round Binding Edge then for the  next
black strip I used Martha Stewart Garden Trellis punch thirs strip I used EK Success 
Double Embossed Dotted Lace the last strip I used Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage Ribbon Pleats
I also used behind Ashley's photo, Prima - Plain Packaging Green.
Here I used for my border American Crafts - 12 x 12 Damask Card stock Black and on
top of that I added the gorgeous Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage Collection 12 x 12
Die Cut Paper - Porch Swing then I added my title letters for TIMELESS I used
Making Memories Glitter Bling Collection Jeweled Alphabet Stickers - Black, for
Beauty I used rub on's. I also put some bigger Rhine stones to give it a elegant look
on the edges. Bazzill Basics Self Adhesive Jewels - Bling Lime Crush, and the smaller ones
in each corner are Bazzill Basics 3 mm and 4 mm Lime Crush.for my glitter strips I used Petaloo
Glitter Paper Sheets White and Black.
Here I added the gorgeous - Prima  Wildwood Collection - Wood and Mulberry Flowers - Mushroom
Here I added thd clocks and some rhine stone's in the center of the clocks using
Bazzill Basics - Self Adhesive Jewels  Bling Raven, I added a flourish on the bottom
black using the punch EK Success Paper Shapers Wave Flourish .