Friday, February 24, 2012

Scrap-Mart: Long Time Friends

I am SO lucky to have long-time friends...for those who don't know me too well...I move a lot. From my childhood years to my married life, I think 24 moves. So when I say I am LUCKY, I am...they are the ones who kept up with my crazy life.

One such friend is Nancy. She was my neighbor when we lived in the freshman dorm at Bradley Univ. (Peoria IL). Every year (for years) she would send me a birthday card and would keep in touch...me - not so much :0( Thanks, Nancy - LOVE you!! xo

Long Time Friends by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: WorldWin Papers & Core'dinations; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon (Holiday Style); Bling: Want2Scrap; Marker/Paint Pen: KURETAKE (ZIG Writer & Painty Twin); Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S5-078 Persian Accents; S5-114 Spectacular Spin; S4-SM01 Scrap-Mart Exclusive Labels One, EL-006 Mystic & GC-008 D Adapter Plate); Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever); Other: Pink cardstock

I used Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ EL-006 Mystic embossing folder (side B) with my black cardstock. Notice the paper is larger than the embossing folder - no problem! After I embossed the first time, I slid the paper to matched up the grooves from the last embossed row and continued to emboss the rest.


These are the newest releases I used for my layout today...


My pictures were on the dark side even with editing. Instead of matting with a lighter paper, I decided to edge my pictures with silver paint (the restaurant chairs had that silver accent so why not?). I had my ZIG Painty Twin (the silver tip - there is a gold tip too) and edge with it on both pictures.


Then I assembled my page together and added some pearly touches with Want2Scrap! What is a page without journaling? I cut/embossed S4-SM01Scrap-Mart Exclusive Labels One and journaled with my ZIG writer. DONE~!


ATTENTION LA/Anaheim CA Scrappers: Scrapbook Expo is in Anaheim CA this weekend so visit Scrap-Mart's booth!!!

Thanks for stopping by and TGIF~!
MargieH

13 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Beautiful mix of colors, Margie! The silver edging is a great touch (and a great tip!)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love t his!!!

and long time friends are the best--my best friend and i have been friends for 44 years! we met when we were 1 1/2!!!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Friendships like that are such a blessing! And what a great layout!

Izzyb said...

I just LOVE your page and your blog. New follower! :)

Erica said...

Cool dies!

Linda said...

Lovely layout, the silver pen is a nice detail for your photos.

Gina Lideros said...

love the way the spellbinder flower came out :)

Heidi said...

Love your page. Great idea on the silver paint and like the touch of pearls.

Penny said...

Love this page, and I think it's great you got to keep some long time friends after all of those moves! Thanks also for following my blog! Love Penny Scrap-aholic@blogspot.com

Sarah Webb said...

Pretty colours!

Tammy said...

What a lovely layout! The background embossing is such a pretty pattern. So very sweet to honor your friendship. A friendship like that is very special indeed.

Tracy said...

Beautiful layout.
Love those dies :)
As for your photo tips, I don't' use a flash and the weather is drab here, so the natural light isn't very good. I may try the white background though.
Thanks for the tips :)

Amy said...

This is such a pretty layout! I love the new dies!