We are excited to announce our second guest designer for July today. Her name is Lisa Gregory-Nazario and she does some of the most gorgeous shabby chic projects. Just wait till you see what gorgeous lay-out she has made for our blog today.
Hi, My name is Lisa and by profession I am a registered nurse. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 children who are now successful young adults. I have been a crafter my whole life. I sew, embroider, crochet, paint and have dabbled in many crafty things in my life. Back in 2005, when my son was doing his senior project with his girlfriend (who is now his wife) They were creating a scrapbook of their lives. They elicited my help as I was the crafty one. We took a ride to The Dollar Tree (our local dollar store) who had a section dedicated to scrap booking papers, albums, embellishments, flowers, and we grabbed everything we could find. I knew about the new way of scrap booking, but never gave it any thought until that trip to The
Dollar Tree. After helping the kids create their albums , which by the way turned out fabulous, I was curious as to where I could get more "scrap booking stuff". So I drove to our local craft stores. That is when I became hooked. Then I sought out the local scrapbook stores and found stuff I didn't even know existed until then. I shopped and shopped and shopped some more. I found Scrapbook.com and saw the kind of scrap booking the artists did. I was amazed at the styles. It just wasn't cut and paste and stickers. It was 3 dimensional, it was gorgeous, and oh so inspiring. So I created a gallery, created my first layout and the rest is history. My style has changed a bit throughout the years, but playing with paper and scissors is still so therapeutic for me.
Lisa's Blog: http://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/
For today's blogpost, Lisa has created a gorgeous lay-out with our Holiday Romance collection. She used distressing, fussy cutting and some lovely flowers to give her lay-out a very magical, fairytale-like look.
Lisa started by mounting the Holiday Romance background paper on a 12x12 piece of corrugated card board and distressed it from there. She created the flowers using a flower die and added the cherry blossom flowers to the middles spraying them the same color. Layering the flowers and cutouts around the framed photo, and building the layout from there.
This lovely butterfly image was cut out of one of the papers.
Fairy Tale Adhesive Pearls/Fairy Tale 2 SCB25002008
Holiday Romance 12x12 Paper Pad
Set of stamps 10,5*10,5cm Fairy tale. Magic story SCB4904012b
Set polymer items Fairy Tale. Birds JH-13B5967-
Cherry Blossom Flowers White 10 piece set SCB300201
Other products used:
Lindys Stamp Gang spray
Sizzix die frame/Bow die
Spellbinders die leaves
Prima Doily die
We thank Lisa for sharing this gorgeous lay-out with us.
Stay tuned for more of Lisa's wonderful work really soon.