Finally a new page!

Hi there! Well, I've finally finished a new page, after more than three months without any scrapping! It was more than time for me to get scrappy... I used this sketch from Becky Fleck that appeared in the spring issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today . The photos in the LO were taken at Volunteer Park in Seattle during our trip there last summer. I LOVE dahlias! They are just so bright and pretty! In that dahlia garden, they had some of all shapes, sizes and colors! It was wonderful! (I'll eventually make a second page with journaling, and photos of dahlias just about the size of a loonie ($1 Canadian coin), up to some about the size of my face!) I used the fresh and springy "Green at Heart" collection from Basic Grey. The white flowers in the background are old Hambly rub-ons. It feels good to use up some old stash! The cloud (cut from some Bella Blvd paper and stickled) and the chipboard bird (covered with yellow Doodlebug chunky glitter and Diamond Glaze) were laying around on my desk, discarded from a previous page. I found that they just "fit" on this LO!

I made the red flower by free-hand cutting circles (4 large and 3 smaller ones) from some wide "tulle" ribbon I bought at the dollar store. I heated the edges with my heat gun (very carefully because it "melts" really fast! I had seen
tutorials using a tea light candle instead... that might be a better idea!). Then I just stacked them and stapled them in the middle, and glued down some pearls with Diamond Glaze. I also added a bit of Rock Candy Distress Stickles to the edges, although you can't really tell, even in real life! I added a leaf from Making Memories and stickled the dots to give it a bit more shine. I really like how it all turned out! On a totally non scrapbook related bit of news, I said goodbye in February to my companion of the past 18 years, my sweet kitty Chipper! He really was the sweetest kitty around, and I miss him... although I can't complain as I was so lucky to have had him around with me for so long! Although no cat will ever replace Chipper, I do have another sweet, goofy kitty to share my life with. Câlin (which means "hug" in French) is the cutest orange tabby! I rescued him from the streets 5 years ago, but I had left him with my parents when it became apparent that my old kitties thought there were too many cats at home... He's back with me now, and he's as loveable as ever! He loves to have his belly rubbed at bedtime and loves to play and run around like a wild cat once in a while. He makes me laugh! Bear and Lexi (my two older cats) don't like him that much, but they're learning to tolerate him... most of the times! Well, hopefully my mojo will be returning with the spring, and I'll be having more pages to show! Hope you're all having fun scrapping away! Martine
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