Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Our China Rose

Hi!! I want to show you a layout I made using the new Art Kure -English Rose stamp set. These beautiful floral stamps come in two sizes. I used the smaller stamped image on my project. 
Three years ago this month we adopted our daughter from China. It always amazes me how fast time has flown after our baby came home and how slow it went while we waited. We are really just so very lucky to have her in our lives.    She is the funniest, sweetest, bossiest, girl ever!! lol

I started by stamping out the image and coloring it with my Spectrum Noir markers. Then I got out my Ranger Distress ink pads in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen and gently distressed the colored image working in a circular motion.

I punched out the large circle with my new We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 punch. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! The smaller circle is one of the doilies that my friend, Karla just sent me in that package of happy mail I told you about!! Thank you again Karla!!

I inked the edges of all my paper, the doily and the punched circle. I layered it all adding a piece of lace that I snagged at a thrift shop for pennies and a wooden scroll from my stash. I wrapped a bit of bakers twine around a piece of my paper before adhering it. I printed out my photo in black and white. It seemed a bit stark so I took the Ranger Distress ink in Vintage Photo (apropos right?! lol) and inked it up a bit.
I pulled out a wire floral bouquet from my stash. After trimming off a few things and shaping it to work for my project I adhered it. I used one of the leaves that I trimmed off the bouquet and I layered it with my stamped image and a metal lock charm. The last thing to do was to ink my title letters and attach them to the layout. Oh I forgot about the rub on that I added to the photo. It says "Our Blessing".
I am happy with my final project and when I showed it to my husband he got all emotional seeing the photo and remembering the moment.

Thanks for stopping by and looking. Remember that you still have a little time left to join in on the Going Green Challenge on the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog. Challenge ends March 31st. The prize is (3) packages of our awesome Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink 6 Pen Marker Sets (your choice of color groupings) and a (1) Spectrum Noir 36 Pen Zipper Bag to store and transport your new markers!!!! You know you want to win some so what are you waiting for!?! lol
There is also a stamp set giveaway going on over there right now too so while you are there you should try to win it!

Until next time....happy scrapping!


  1. This is so gorgeous! What a blessing!!!!

  2. Fab layout! Love the emotions tied to this page; so much more than just a pretty picture:0)


  3. This is such a beauty Stacy! i love how you used the stamp in your layout. Such a cutie in the picture.

  4. You know, I don't know how I found the time for the pages I did either!!

    This page is gorgeous, I love the doilies (and I have the Lucky 8 on my must-have list!!!) The photo is precious. This is a beautiful way to accent it!


  5. What a gorgeous page!!! All the detail is incredible. And the thing I love the most about it is how you said your husband reacted when he saw it...so sweet!

    I want those lucky 8 punches soooo bad!!!

    Oh, my entries for this month's challenge are coming soon...stripes and all ;) I haven't forgotten!

  6. Beautiful layout and what a sweet little girl. Love those flowers too. Thanks for stopping by my blog during the CMC Birthday Bash. I hope you enjoyed it.

  7. Beautiful layout and what a sweet little girl. Love those flowers too. Thanks for stopping by my blog during the CMC Birthday Bash. I hope you enjoyed it.

  8. What a beautiful lay-out! I love the title and such a sweet memory! Love all the details you put on this!

  9. Gorgeous LO!!
    Really love this LO!!
    What a precious tribute to her!!

  10. Just love your layout Stacy....it's beautiful:)

  11. Gorgeous layout!!! And thank you for the reminder to link up with the Crafter's Companion challenge. I just linked up my project with the gorgeous stamp set that you gave me! Thank you so much! Have a great weekend!