Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Graphic 45's Old Curiosity Shoppe Mini

I'm participating in a cigar box and mini swap at and I'm very excited about my very first mini!  I love these papers and they are the perfect collection to use for a mini.  You can find this beautiful collection at Scraputante!

Page 1 - Front Cover:  Used Prima Feathered flowers and "Family" Bird Trinket with a touch of sparkle and bling.
Page 2 & 3:
Page 2 Detail:  Used black corded lace, Dusty Attic Dragonfly colored with Copics and added a bit of stickles and scallop bling for sparkle. 
Page 3 Detail:  Used K&M Company Keys along with Prima's fall butterfly collection.
 Page 4 & 5:
Page 4 Detail:  I thought I would change up each page so this one is a bit different with no picture pocket.  I ultimately decided that I liked the post card pocket's best so you will see them throughout the remainder of the mini.  Added some pearls, Prima butterfly and a little eye chart for our Flying Pig page! lol

Page 5 Detail:  I used Prima's fall feather flowers, and added some corner bling to the pocket and added crystals to the dragonfly body. 

 Page 6 & 7:
Page 6 Detail:  I used the Bo Bunny ETC trinket with a little glitter button bling in the remainder of the pocket corners. 

Page 7 Detail:  Love this beautiful Dusty Attic butterfly painted with Copics.  Also added K&M Company Key with three earth tone buttons for sparkle!
 Page 8 & 9:
Page 8 Detail:  I added this beautiful piece of Dusty Attic.  Colored it with my Copics and added these buttons for extra pop and sparkle!

Page 9Detail:  It would appear that I put this pocket on upside down...Oh well!  Craft and learn!  Added these pretty little buttons for sparkle and the K&M Company Key and Prima Fall feather flower.

Page 10 & 11:
Page 10 Detail:  I used a Prima butterfly that I inked and misted to get it the right color.  Then I added the frosted button bling in the corner of these pockets.

Page 11 Detail:  This detail is a bit hard to see since it's sitting in it's stand.  But I used a brown Prima feather flower and used golden rhinestones for some pop and bling!
Page 12 Back Cover:  Used the flying pig sticker framed with two brown satin buttons for sparkle!

Overall I am very happy with how my first mini came out.  A few mistakes, but nothing too serious so I hope my swap partner, Martica, likes it!  Thank you so much for dropping by my gallery to have a look!  Make it a happy day!!!  Hugs to you dear friends...Dawna

Dreaming of Paris

I couldn't find the right picture of my hubby and I, so I improvised with this beautiful vintage picture from Pion Designs.  I also picked up these two gorgeous Dusty Attic pieces from the Grunge Garage here at Etsy.  And the tulle and alpha's are from Prima Marketing's new 2012 line called Almanac.  TFL!

Sweet Cheeks

This is another layout for my sisters Grand Baby Book.  This is my niece little "Sweet Cheeks" Lain! Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Rich & Dawna's New Ride

This is my husband Richard standing next to our new dune buggy on the day we picked it up (2-26-12).  We've been waiting 7 years to finely have our own desert toy again, so needless to say we are quite excited over it!  I've used the beautiful Authentique Friendship Collection which is available at Scraputante.  I've also added Prima's Almanic Collection of tickets and chippies and Tim Holtz gears, clock, film and brads.  Thank you for dropping by and have a great day dear friends!  ~ Dawna 

Monday, March 5, 2012


This is a fun layout of my BFF's and I camping out at our favorite desert spot!  Last year my girlfriends rented this buggy for the day to see if they really wanted to purchase it.  Well Sherri's got a beautiful new shiny buggy of her own now and I can't wait to take out all our new toys this coming weekend!  Thanks for taking a peek dear friends!!!

Dad's Day for Scraputante

This is a picture of my happy dad on Father's Day when he was 50 years old.  I just love his smiling face!  Thanks for having a peek dear friends!

Me and You for Scraputante

This is a picture of me and Richard hanging out in our back yard many moons ago!  I'm still working on my handmade flowers!  Thanks so much for having a peek dear friends!!!

Memories for "Scraputante"

These are my darling grandchildren, Skyler, Cade and Quinn at Disneyland several years ago.  We had so much fun taking all of them along with their cousin, Josh.  Thanks for having a peek dear friends!!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Everyday Moments

This is one of my favoriate pic's form our family reunion in 2009 of my Dad.  He had such a happy day!  And I jsut loved these beautiful papers for Terresa Collins to showcase his happy smile. 


This is my faithful cat, Missy.  She so loves her mommy and she looks adorable here in her little "Lion" cut!  She's a long haired Maincoon and each spring she needs a new do!