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Good afternoon! I hope your weekend is going well- it's a GORGEOUS day here and I'm planning to take the kids out this evening for some fall pictures before the leaves are all gone. We had a great birthday party last night for DH and some of you were interested in the recipe for his Chocolate Chip Cookies Surprise Cake~ well, you can find the amazing recipe HERE!! He requests this for his birthday every year as he's a yellow cake AND chocolate chip cookie fanatic- and finding this recipe just seemed too perfect for him :). I hope you enjoy it too!
I'm here today to share with you my last two project for the month of September for Scrap FX. We played with the "animal" theme this month, which I know appeals to lots and lots of you animal lovers out there! Here's my project, as seen on the Scrap FX blog...
I have owned various animals throughout my life from horses to cats and dogs to shrews, bumblebees, birds of all kinds…but almost always, we had chickens. My sister and I used to dress up our chickens in doll clothes! I’ve had a special connection to them all my life and currently have a very interesting and diverse flock. Almost all of my chickens are of different rare breeds and I own both standard and bantam (miniature) size birds. This summer, I let several different hens set on eggs. We hatched out a couple different sets, and the two darlings in my layout were from the second set, with a mother hen who was a little slow to take to her duties. Thankfully I’m a great “mother hen” myself and took care of the babies until the mom was ready. Luckily since then, she’s turned out to be a great mom and I’ve really enjoyed having these fuzzy little guys around .
I don’t normally leave chipboard raw, but here I thought it worked really well. The only chipboard piece I touched up was the title…
I used some bisque liquid pearls and glitter to accent my “Feathered Friends” title. The beautiful “Ruffled Feather” I placed underneath and thought it was just so beautiful as it was .
This intricate “Birdcage C Vine” piece was the perfect addition to my layout. I love it! Just a couple teeny little liquid pearls and a resin bird and I was set.
I couldn’t not use one of these “Feathers“. Just settled in amongst my flowers seemed right. I allow my chickens to free range here (meaning they are not kept in their coop all the time- only at night), so they’re all over the place, all day long- and you can bet I find feathers everywhere!!
I’ve used a tag from the “Tags, mixed cream” pack to create a tab for my hidden journaling. These tags are of different lengths and widths, making hidden journaling a snap on any layout!
"Forever in my Heart"Forever in my Heart” title was meant for a layout about a the loss of a pet, but I thought it would be a perfect sentiment for a sympathy card. I’ve painted it with gesso and then used a script stamp and distress ink over top. The pretty scroll piece beneath my title is actually snipped from what I had left of the “Gates A, large (scrolls)“, used in part on a layout a while back. I definitely love getting the most out of my chipboard and here’s just one example of how to do that!
Scrap FX Chipboard Used:
Other Materials Used:
- Prima Marketing "Rondelle" & "Almanac" Patterned Papers
- Manor House Creations & Prima Marketing Flowers
- Prima Marketing Resins & Bling
- Inkidinkido Stamp
- Prima Marketing Script Stamp
- Tim Holtz "Frayed Burlap" Distress Ink
- Mr. Huey's Mist
- The Crafter's Workshop Mask
- Martha Stewart Texture Effect
- gesso, tulle picks, doily, seam binding
Thanks for stopping in~ I'll be back tomorrow to reveal my October giveaway!! See you then :)~!