Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Parchment and Old Lace by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran


Awhile ago, I had an opportunity* to read a book before its official release back in October. With a little break from the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) trade show prep, I finally had a chance to write about Parchment and Old Lace written by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran. Stick around to the very end - there's a giveaway!

A murder of an up and coming female prosecutor in the district attorney's office took place in New Orleans. Carmela, a scrapbook shop owner, and her police detective boyfriend tries to solve the case with some twists and turns that include a little bit of card reading and voodoo! LOL!

There were some quirky bits in the story but mostly a fun and entertaining read. The color and charm of New Orleans comes through the pages. Since I haven't been there...yet, it was interesting to read about the City and its people. Those who are interested in paper crafting, there are some tips and ideas included to try. In addition, there were recipes shared along the way. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Childs' books - there seems to be a "scrapbook" series to choose from :)

I created a book mark - what's a book without a book mark?! LOL! Taking the title literally, the base was cut with parchment paper which was embossed and misted with color.

After embossing my tag die cut, I added a little bit of Pigment Powder - Pink and water to my mister and sprayed a little here and there. It gave a beautiful shimmery finish :)

From my scrap pile, I pulled out a piece of acetate with lace adhered to it and trimmed it to create a band in the middle of my book mark. Using Adhesive Sheets - 4 x 6", I secured it down before adding my white faux leather flowers.

I colored the flower die cuts with Pigment Powder - Pink and sealed with Gel Medium. Let dry, layer them and fasten a gold brad in the center. Then adhere the flower with DODZ™ - 3D.

Rub Pigment Powder - Gold onto the 3D Foam Swirls. Add a swirl on each side of flower. Tie an organza ribbon and it's ready to be used!

Supplies List:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Adhesives Sheets - 4 x 6" and DODZ™ - 3D
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® with Donna Salazar: Pigment Powder - Pink, Pigment Powder - GoldTextured Ribbons (Organza) and 3D Foam Swirls
Dies: Rose Creations and Venetian Embossing Folder (Spellbinders® Creative Arts); Framelits Die Set 8 Pack - Tags Collection (Sizzix®)
Gel Medium: Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft®
Other: Parchment Paper

Great news for those of you interested in reading this book!! A giveaway for a HARD COVER COPY OF PARCHMENT AND OLD LACE to one winner (U.S. entries only). If you are interested, please COMMENT in THIS POST on what kind of books you usually read :) Me: recently it has been historical fiction. Deadline to respond by 12:01 am CST DECEMBER 19 2015 (Saturday). GOOD LUCK!!

As always, thank you for stopping by!!

* Denotes FTC Full Disclosure: A copy of this book was sent to me by the author. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.


Catherine1216 said...

I love your books mark and that you have a book on your blog today.

Irish Eyes

Maribeth said...

Hello, I love the bookmarks. I don't read often, but I have always wanted to try a scrapbooking mystery. I usually read non-fiction, primarily on historical figures, or the history of places we visit. Thank you for your blog. I am making a New Years resolution to visit more blogs. I will but yours on my list.

Unknown said...

Love the bookmark! Mysteries are my favorites and I really enjoy the scrapbook mysteries said...

I love cozy mysteries! I love Laura Childs books. I have been reading her mystery series books for years. They are great and usually a quick read. Love, love all of her books.