Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Curious (Transformation)

I love taking apart old LOs and giving the photos an update; especially if I can combine two LOs into one. Space is at a premium around here!

I probably did these two LOs in 2009ish.
I saved the "curious" tiles from this LO.

I saved the trims, grommet, and background paper.

The hidden beauty of glue sticks. I'm glad that I used them once upon a time! It makes saving photos and crafting elements very easy. In fact, I'm thinking about a return to glue sticks for just my photos... just in case... The above piece is from MME and has survived to be used for another project.

The Update
I followed a sketch from Artful Delight. This is the second time I've used one of their LO sketches and I have been tremendously pleased with the results both times! Papers are from Stationery, Lovely, and Catching Fall by Lily Bee Design.

The rescued grommet and green ric rac. I used a variety of punches for the stars. All paper edges are inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I had a regular habit of scraplifting from LOs published in Memory Makers and Scrapbooks, Etc. I'm sure I saw this letter tile idea in Scrapbooks, Etc and I still like the concept. I used dye ink to stamp the letters, cut, and inked the edges. I fitted the cut out letters to thin pieces of chipboard and topped with Glossy Accents.

A punched dragonfly. Martha Stewart punch, I think. Would you believe I'm too lazy to walk 12 feet back to my table just to make sure? I can run eight miles and I'm training for a half marathon but I can't walk 12 feet.

This fun border is a leftover from a previous project; from a Spellbinders border die. I love leftovers. In fact, it's about time to eat leftovers! Cauliflower Casserole, which is based on a Tater Tot Casserole recipe. I replaced the tots with the white veggie...

What do you think of the update? What are you eating for dinner tonight?

Paper Secrets- July Blog Brand Challenge- Lily Bee
Artful Delight- Sketch Challenge


Amarilys said...

awesome transformation, although I thought the two previous layouts were great before! :)

Alison said...

I LOVE the update- and for dinner, I made a swiss chicken bake. Yum!!

PaperCutsForU said...

Combining the old with the new - love it!!

PaperCutsForU said...

Combining the old with the new - love it!!

PaperCutsForU said...

Combining the old with the new - love it!!

Missy Whidden said...

What an adorable layout! Such fun & cute photos. I really love the way the title looks. Thanks for playing with us at Artful Delight this month!

artfuldelight said...

Oh wow love the update. I too have LO's from a long time ago (1997) that I want to update. Scrapbooking sure has come a long way over the years. Thank you for playing along with Artful Delight this month!! :-)

Kristi B. said...

Great layout Alissa! I love going back & rescrapping my old photos from my "beginner" days. Thanks for sharing it for the Paper Secrets Lily Bee challenge! :)

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Love your transformation! I keep telling myself I should redo some of my first layouts too. You did a fabulous job with the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Artful Delight!