Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Barn Sale and a quickie Page

Updated: 07/06/2011

So, there is a challenge out on ScrapFit I wanted to do. However, I kept thinking about yellow and clocks and the only thing lately in my life that is full of yellow are my roses which are STILL GOING STRONG! Holy cow that rose bush is happy! Well, so was the japanese beatle I pulled off earlier until I smoooshed it. Anyhow, I thought, I randomly made this page yellow...and I totally can add a clock or TWO....

So, I did!

I know, cheating. I loved the idea of the clock though. And, I can promote their blog just a wee bit more from my tiny corner of the world!


Lately I have been getting goodies. Some recently where from my Dad who randomly handed me a bag of smelly musty magazines from 1921. I starting leafing through one and found this really pretty poem and all kinds of neat old advertisements. I even like the cover. My new stash will include these books, smell and all. I think they will be a great addition to scrap pages, scanned in of course! Feel free to e-mail me if you want any of the images I used. I'd be happy to send them high quality and post your work on my blog if you do!

I also had the opportunity to go through a friend's barn sale and found all sorts of cool things. I love this cute little plate stand. And she handed me a whole passle of silk flowers and said, I know you can use glimmermist and get them looking cool! So, stay tuned for more fun with old silk flowers given a new life. I still need to square up with her. Hmmmmm.......

On the scrapbooking front, I had been talking about that poem I found? Check it out! I used it on my page above! Inspired by the THREE DAYS left post from Nadia, I thought I should play along with Once Upon A Sketch. The theme is "Moment in Time" and since flowers are so brief in their beauty and I had this awesome poem to use, hence the page! I do love these roses. They were planted in my memory of my beloved little Westie dog Frank.

What to say about my page...I didn't use any patterned paper. I used a piece of handmade paper I got local in Potsdam and my last itty bitty little piece of ruler I had left. I hand made a quick flower out of some cork that was hanging around my desk and some sticky backed paper to which I added microbeads and a weird shaped button with twine.

Not sure why I went monochromatic, but I have been loving that lately. I also brightened my photos up with that LoFi program. It added the pretty little edges and also a dreamy look to them. Twine and Doily from Purple Pumpkin. Almost used my new stash from them. JUST in time for a new set of goodies to arrive. I can't wait for my stuff to arrive from Eye Candy Magic!


  1. Firstly your roses are beautiful! Secondly your page is AMAZING!! Thanks for playing along at Once Upon a sketch!! You have chosen a great topic for the theme...also loving your handmade flower & that cake stand - drool...

  2. gret flower.. this botanical page is very beautiful..

  3. Grazie per aver giocato insieme a noi con lo sketch di OUAS! Bella la tua pagina!

  4. Just gorgeous. THANKS so much for playing along with us at Once Upon A..Sketch. SO happy to see you every time :o)

  5. This is BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeee the photos and those doilies! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. Nice! The doilies with the rest of the lo gives the appearance of being more flowers. I like the hom-made flower as well.
    Some times you can get rid of the musty ordor by putting the mags/books in a plastic bag with some kitty litter in it for days. Another trick is fabric sheets between the pages for a while. Hope this helps you. And have fun scrapping those old articles/pics! Fun!!!

  7. I love the doilies and layered cork flower. Old magazines really are fantastic and will a wonderful addition to your scrapbooking stash...can't wait to see some of the old ads featured on your LO's. The photos are stunning...and such a great theme for this sketch challenge. Love the layered stand too... :)

  8. Beautiful photos for a start, and your page has come together so nicely. Great design!

  9. Pretty page. love the botanical details.Thanks for sharing. So happy you wanted to play at OUAS!

  10. This is one my favorite layouts of yours! I love the color contrast of grey and yellow! Thanks for Working Out with us a ScrapFIT!

  11. Another gorgeous creation by Mitra! This is so beautiful...I'm so loving all of your work! Thanks for playing with us at ScrapFIT!

  12. I Love your page and your roses!!
    Thanks for playing with us at ScrapFIT!


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