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Tutorial: Transparency Backgrounds and Embellishments

I love working with transparencies and recently I was introduced to a new and fun technique by Julia Andrus which I would love to share.

Ich liebe es mit Transparenten zu arbeiten und erst kürzlich hat mir Julia Andrus eine neue Technik mit Transparenten gezeigt, die ich gerne mit Euch teilen möchte.

*Transparency Backgrounds and Embellishments*

You will need a white piece of cardstock, a brush and some nice acrylic paint.

Du brauchst etwas weißen Cardstock, einen Pinsel und eine schöne Acrylfarbe.

Paint cardstock and immediatley before the acrylic paint dries, stick your transparencies on top. I used the little Transparency Stripes that come from my eMOTions collection. This way the paint can serve as a glue !

Bemale den Cardstock und bevor die Farbe trocknet, drücke Deine Transparente drauf. Ich habe die kleinen Transparent-Streifen genommen, die Teil meiner eMOTions Kollektion sind. Auf diese Weise kann man die Farbe wunderbar wie Klebstoff verwenden!

Now add a second color and apply on top of the surface.

Nun suche eine zweite Farbe heraus und bemale damit die komplette Fläche.

For a speedier process you can use the heat gun to dry the top paint, but be carefull to not melt the transparency.

Um eine schneller Trocknung der Farbe zu erreichen, kannst Du auch mit dem Heißluftfön arbeiten, sei aber vorsichtig, dass Du nicht das Transparent wegfunzt.

Now you can actually use a paper towel and rub off some of the painted areas on the transparencies.

Nun kannst du ein Papiertuch nehmen und einige der bemalten Stellen auf den Transparenten wegrubbeln.

The look is a nice weathered – but glossy look, revealing the pattern on the transparency as well as the color underneath.

Das schaut nun verwittert, aber immer noch scheinen durch, und zeigt dabei das Muster auf dem Transparent sowie die Farbe unter dem Transparent.

If you do not like to use this for a background of a layout you could also cut different shapes- I cut hearts and then use those as embellishments.

Wer das Ganze nicht als Hintergrund verwenden will, dann auch Formen ausschneiden  – zB. Herzen und kann diese dann als Embellishments verwenden.

Supplies: Prism White Cardstock, Eco Green Crafts Acrylic Paints, Sultane Kraft Cardstock, Sultane Letter Stickers and Transparencies eMOTions.

I hope you like it :)

Ich hoffe Euch gefällts :)

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  • christiane

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    have to try this!! love how it turned out!! :D

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  • Schmidt Maria

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    Hihi! Wie geil ist das denn!? Weg funzt…ich hau mich wech! :-))) Das muss ich auf jeden Fall ausprobieren! Gfällt ma ganz guad!!!
    xo Maria

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  • Karen

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    Oooh! That’s fun!

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  • Scrappi

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    Wie genial ist das denn? Vielen Dank für die Anleitung!
    Liebe Grüße
    Hélène

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  • lynn

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    oooo tfs! very fun and funky!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Cool, I have some transparencies to use and I think that I’ll try this!

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  • christiane

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    ob’s gefällt????
    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! :D

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  • sylvia

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    oh yes, i like this a lot! might give this a try later this week. thanks for sharing! :)

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  • Eeva

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    yeeeah! Thanks for sharing!! Now I know what I will do hopefully today if I get the time before my motherinlaw comes for a visit :)

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Layouts with eMOTions by Heidi Kelley

Heidi Kelley‘s work has been a special treat for me for a long time and just the last couple months we had more contact on a personal level which I really enjoy. The more it made me jumping up and down when I saw the stunning work she did with my papers!

Heidi Kelleys Arbeiten sind schon lange etwas Besonderes für mich und erst in den letzten Monaten hatten wir mehr persönlichen Kontakt, was ich sehr geniesse. Um so mehr habe ich mich gefreut, als ich die unglaublichen Arbeiten sah, die sie mit meinen Papieren veranstaltete!

*Photographie by Heidi Kelley*

I so love how she took the background even further!!!!

and those cute butterflies!!!!

This is what she wrote: “This was so much fun, I haven’t felt so FREE to create whatever it was that I wanted to create, in a long time. These papers were exactly what this girl needed…”

Thank you Heidi, for sharing your stunning art with me!!!

  • christiane

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    wow – she rocked your papers!! :D

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  • Sascha Schmidt

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    like that very well. very nice Greetings from Austria

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  • Evelien

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    great layouts!!! love it!

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  • Karen

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    What a great endorsement from Heidi!

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  • Heidi Kelley

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    Awww, thanks Nathalie!! It’s easy to create when you have something beautiful to work with! HUGS!!

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    Wow – this layout is amazing!!!! I love what Heidi did with your papers

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  • Tina

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    OMG, das ist ja soo genial!! Zuckersüß!

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  • Birgit

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    Ach Nat, dein Blog sprüht nur so vor Inspirationen!!! Ein wahres Feuerwerk!!!
    Hast mein Mail erhalten Süße? Drück dich….

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  • sylvia

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    how gorgeous is that?! loove that layout, the photo silhouette is perfect!

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Layouts with eMOTions by Alice Dabush

The sweet Alice Dabush from Israel who had invited me to teach workshops earlier this year created this stunning layout with my papers about her niece- I love how she used the flower paper as a nice background.

Die süße Alice Dabush aus Israel, die mich früher in diesem Jahr eingeladen hatte, Workshops zu unterrichten, hat dieses wunderschöne Layout mit meinen Papieren über ihre Nichte kreiert. Ich liebe wie sie das Blumen Papier als einen schönen Hintergrund genutzt hat.

*Imagine*

Thanks Alice for sharing this wonderful layout!

Danke Alice für das Zeigen dieses wunderschönen Layouts!

  • Cat

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    Nice, I love how she used your papers!

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  • Susi

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    So fun to see such creative use of the paper and elements.

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  • Liz

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    absolutely beautiful! I am still holding on to that paper… I love it so much.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Beautiful use of the flower background!

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Layouts with eMOTions by Evelien and a chance to win a Workshop

Evelien from HobbyFarm in Belgium created those amazing layouts of her two cuties with my eMOTions paper collection !

Evelien von HobbyFarm in Belgien hat diese beiden wunderschönen Layouts Ihrer zwei Süßen mit meiner eMOTions Papierkollektion kreiert!

*Draw*

*You*

Love those layouts ! Ich liebe diese Layouts!

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 Hobby Farm also has a great challenge this month! Create one or more layouts using the collections ‘REVOLUTION.com’ by Birgit Koopsen or ‘Emotion’ by Nathalie Kalbach and win a free spot at one of their workshops at the Scraptastic 2010 Event in Belgium in September! You have until July 31 to e-mail your layouts to hobbyfarm@pandora.be! At the beginning of august Birgit and Nathalie will both pick a winner who will be announced on the blog!

Hobby Farm hat eine tolle Challenge diesen Monat! Kreiere ein oder mehre Layouts mit der Kollektion REVOLUTION.com von Birgit Koopsen oder mit EMOTiON von Nathalie Kalbach und gewinne einen freien Workshop bei ihnen bei dem Workshopwochenende Scraptastic 2010 in Belgien im September! Ihr könnt Eure Layouts bis zu 31. Juli an hobbyfarm@pandora.be  emailen! Anfang August werden Birgit und Nathalie beide einen Gewinner benennen, der auf dem Blog bekannt gegeben wird!

 Good luck!!!!

Viel Glück!!!

  • Karen

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    What a fun contest!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    I especially love how she used the sun paper! Fun and cute.

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  • sylvia

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    oh how fun! love these layouts. the range is perfect for sunny layouts like these!

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  • Evelien

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    thanks for sharing!

    Smiles,
    Evelien:))

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DT-Work: Easy Folders *InfoCrea*

InfoCrea sent all the Designteam members those fun and practical 12×12 inch folders by Sultane and challenged us to alter them and use a closure too. I used this green one – because I love green :)

InfoCrea hat dem ganzen Designteam diese schönen und praktischen  12×12 inch -Mappen von Sultane geschickt und uns herausgefordert, diese zu verarbeiten und uns auch einen Verschluss auszudenken. Ich habe diese grüne Mappe gewählt – ich liebe Grün :)

And this is how the folder looks now  – und so sieht die Mappe jetzt aus:

I first cut out the journaling label of the folder with a sharp cutting knife. I used the eMOTions Transparency and painted the stars from the back with Acrylic Markers and attached the transparency to the folder. I also cut out two of the clouds from the eMOTions paper and mounted one of them for dimension on foam pads. I re-attached the journaling lable to the transparency. I stamped the letters with the eMOTions letter stamp and cut them out. Some of them are mounted on SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L™ Foam Pads.

For the Closure I used one of the small Transparency Stripes from the eMOTions collection and cut two slits into the cover of the folder. I attached the strip to the back and weaved the stripe on the front through the slits. Very easy and effective closure.

Have a wonderful day!

Euch einen schönen Tag!

  • Cheryl

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    I like your alterations but could you talk Sultane into printing your version so I can buy it? I’m too lazy to decorate my folders!

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  • Cat

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    I love this! The closure is very clever!

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    How clever – I love that closure and how you altered that folder. YUM

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Altered Art with eMOTions by Cuchy

Wow – Cuchy did it again and wowed me – she send me this amazing pendant using my star stamp – my goodness I love this so much!

Wow- Cuchy hats schon wieder getan und mich umgehen – sie hat mir diesen genialen Anhänger kreiert mit meinem Stern-Stempel geschickt – mannomann – ich liebe diesen Anhänger!

*Dream Pendant by Cuchy*

Here is what she wrote:

“It’s a piece of stampbord that I inked with distress inks. Then I stamped one of your stamps and scratched some of the accents. I then painted the stars edges with cosmic shimmer and gave the whole piece a coat of clear and brightz UTEE.

Das Stempelset, das sie benutzt hat – the stampset she used Rêves

Thanks for sharing Cuchy- you are an amazing artist!

Danke fürs Zeigen Cuchy – Du bist eine wahre Künstlerin!

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I’m also pretty stoked that ScrapArtZine has a review of my collection  in their recent issue – Summer 2010 . Majbritt created some beautiful and stunning layouts!

Ich bin zudem noch total happy, dass die ScrapArtZine einen Artikel über meine Kollektion in ihrer letzten Sommerausgabe 2010 veröffentlicht hat.Wunderschöne Layouts hat MajBritt da gezaubert!

Have a gorgeous day!

Euch einen tollen Tag!

  • Maj-Britt - maybe

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    Danke Süsse, dass ich mit Deinen Papieren und Folien werkeln durfte. Ich liebe sie ;-)
    … und jetzt habe ich auch die Stempel, also wird es wohl bald wieder was auf die Augen geben … *ggg*

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  • Heidi Kelley

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    ooh la la, that pendant is marvelous! Congrats on the review Nat, where can I get myself some of these papers??!! Bring it to the US baby!

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    That is indeed one AMAZING pendant and WOOT WOOT on the review

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  • Sue Clarkes

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    Sweet creation Cuchy!
    More good press for your beautiful line of papers.

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  • cuchy

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    Thanks Nat.
    It’s a little piece but funny to create.
    Congrats on that new article about your collection. Beautiful Layouts

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Layouts with eMOTions by Jamie Dougherty

Jamie Dougherty sent me this amazing amazing layout that she created with my papers and Tattered Angels products- this layout makes me so happy! Check Jamie’s blog, she is so talented and I’m a big admirer of her work!

Jamie Dougherty hat mir dieses wunder-wunderschöne Layout mit meinen Papieren und Tattered Angels -Produkten geschickt und das Layout macht mich ja echt glücklich! Schaut Euch mal Jamies Blog an, sie ist so talentiert und ich bewundere ihre Arbeiten sehr!

*Beautiful Sunset by Jamie Dougherty*

Love love love how she folded the paper and how amazing the colors pop with those photos and frames. Sigh…I want to be at the place right now where she took the photo – LOL

Ich liebe liebe liebe wie sie die Papiere gerollt hat und wie die Farben des Papiers nochmal betont werden durch die Photos und die Rahmen. Seufz…ich möchte jetzt außerdem gerne genau da sein, wo sie das Photo aufgenommen hat – LOL

Thanks Jamie- you rock!!!

Danke Jamie- you bist die Größte!!!

  • nathalie

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    Thanks Kim for pointing out! Sorry – I don’t know what happened there. I changed it now and all is good and should link up to Jamie’s blog!

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    Amazing layout – I love how Jamie used your papers.
    By the way, the links to Jamie do not got to her blog :(

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  • Jamie Dougherty

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    Thank You Nat :) i love your papers they are so unique :) Hugs Jamie

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  • Sandra

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    Ich will auch dahin, wo sie die Fotos gemacht hat *schmacht* ein wunderschönes LO, ich mag diese Rähmchen total!

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  • Lydia

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    Wow the back ground on this layout is a work of art all by itself. This layout is amazing in its details.

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  • ellen s

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    oh that is gorgeous!!!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    What a cool LO and I must say that I love how she used that paper.

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  • Barb

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    Really cool and funky!

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  • Alice

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    wow!!!!!!
    it is awesome, love it!

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Layouts with eMOTions by Cat aka Catherine Matthews-Scanlon

My amazing friend Cat who is not only an amazing artist but also published two wonderful books sent me those two wonderful layouts using my collection.

Meine wunderbare Freundin Cat, die nicht nur eine unglaubliche Künstlerin ist sondern auch zwei wunderbare Bücher veröffentlicht hat, hat mir diese wunderschönen Layouts mit meiner Kollektion geschickt.

*Family Fun by Catherine Matthews-Scanlon*

I love the stitching and how she let the paper show through the paper punched stripe! And the map – sooo cool!

Das Genähte und wie sie das Papier durch den gestanzten Papierstreifen durchblicken läßt, finde ich genial! Und die Karte- großartig!

*Brimfield Antique Market by Catherine Matthews-Scanlon*

This mixture of photos in black and white and color is so cool and I love how she cut my paper with the lace pattern and added those amazing elements on top!

Der Mix von Schwarz/Weiß und Farbphotos it grandios und ich liebe wie sie mein Papier mit dem Spitzenmuster geschnitten und dann all diese wunderschönen Elemente drüber gesetzt hat!

Thank you Sweets  for sharing!!! Vielen Dank Cat fürs Zeigen!!!

  • Cat

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    Your papers were so easy to work with, LOVE them. Thank you for sending them to me to play with!!

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  • Alice

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    wow! they are great! love them!

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  • birgit koopsen

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    Great LO’s. I so love that green and blue paper Nat! It’s so stricking!

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  • Pamela Young

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    These are fabulous! Great job ladies! :)

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  • Kim Sonksen

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    Yeah!!! Cat’s the ticket…I love how she used the stitching. No one does it like her. Wonderful projects

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  • Sasha Farina

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    beautiful layout! your papers are gorgeous Miss Nat!

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Layouts with eMOTions by Christiane Müller

I hope you enjoy seeing those layouts with my paper line as much as I do :) Here is one that my friend Christiane Müller did – I love how she mixed the papers – such a cool layout!

Ich hoffe Ihr genießt es diese Layouts mit meiner Papierlinie ebenso zu sehen, wie ich :) HIer ist ein Layout, das meine Freundin Christiane Müller kreiert hat – Ich finde es total genial, wie sie die Papiere gemixt hat – so ein cooles Layout!

*Color your Life by Christiane Müller*

 

*Life is Good by Christiane Müller*

 *3 1/2 Months by Christiane Müller*

Thank you so much girl  for sending these to me :)

Vielen Dank meine Liebe :)

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Today over on the Tattered Angels Educators blog, Joscelyne is featuring an awesome project for Tattered Angels  National Scrapbook MONTH celebration! Click on over to her blog and to the Tattered Angels blog to see what she is up to!

 

Educators blog: http://mytatteredangels.com/educators/

Joscelyne Cutchens:  http://www.cutchens.com/

  • Birgit

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    wow, die Layouts sind echt stark und deine Papierlinie ist echt der Hammer!!!!

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  • finnabair

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    oh they are so lovely!!!!
    I have to try too:)

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  • sylvia

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    love seeing what people came up with! i’m determined to scrap with your papers this week as well… need to squeeze in a little scrap time! have a lovely day!

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  • Marlene

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    These layouts are so cool!

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  • Melli

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    sowas von genial … der Mix beim Color your Life Layout einfach irre

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  • christiane

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    hey, it was soooo much fun to work with this line!!
    color therapy!!! ;)

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  • Hagit

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    Beautiful! I especially like the white one!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Wonderful LO’s and I especially love Color Your Life.

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  • mimms

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    what a great and colorful LOS !

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