Paper and Fiber Arts

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012


My sisters live about 1,800 miles away from where I live so we don't see each other very often.  They visit each other more frequently because they are about 300 miles apart.  I am always happy to hear about their visits with each other, but am sorry to not be able to spend more time with them. It is important to me to scrapbook the few photos I have of us together so that I can remember those precious times.

The picture in this layout was taken before my little sister (now 44 years old) was born.  My dad took this picture of my two older sisters and I in the courtyard of married student housing where we lived. I love it because it shows us getting along!
Sewing around the tag pocket
Blue is one of my favorite colors.  It seemed like it would work nicely with the old black and white photo.  Before using this original photo, I scanned it for my digital files.  I decided to go ahead and scrap it - damaged as it was, because if I wait to learn how to repair old photos in Photoshop, it will probably never get scrapped.

12 x 12 Layout with a 10 1/2" Doily Punched with MS Loops Corner Punch 
Papers are all CTMH.  The fibers and trims are retired from CTMH, except for the white baker's twine, which is a current product.  The other ribbons are from May Arts. "Smile" is from Heidi Swapp.  Cork star colored with Moonstruck marker - both CTMH.  The small doily was purchased in the cake decorating section of Hobby Lobby.  The crochet butterfly is a Martha Stewart sticker.

The large circular shape was a 10 3/4" white circle cut with a punch to make a doily.  I then removed about an 8 inch circle in the center. This was then spritzed with Studio Calico's Mister Huey Clay and Bonny Blue.  I wanted to have a 'damaged' look to the large circle to match the damaged photograph.  Weird, maybe, but that is how my mind works. :-)

On Sunday, I will have a tutorial posted on my blog showing how to make punched doilies.

Thank you for visiting today!  


  1. great photo, it does go well with the blue. love all the dimension and details in this layout.

    1. Thanks, Lynn! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting. You are very sweet. Hugs, Beverly

  2. I love your "Sisters LO! I have a bunch of these old photos, too, and I love your idea about not waiting to "fix" them.... just scan to save it and scrap the original. To me, that gives a sense of freedom. I've been putting off doing anything at all with the old originals for fear of more damage. Thanks for the inspiration, again!

    I haven't been able to watch your "doily" video, yet, but it is already saved in my "Watch Later" list on YouTube! You just work wonders with those punches! I think I'll deem you the Punching Queen!

    1. Hi Paula, Yes! Scrap your photos! Once I made the decision to do this with my old pics, it did lift a load off my mind. Thanks for all your kind and always encouraging comments! Hugs, Beverly