Saturday, May 18, 2013


This week's Red Carpet Studio challenge was to make a layout based on the movie The Girl with the Pearl Earring.  Now, I've heard of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," but I never heard of this movie.....So I decided to be very literal with this layout; my little girl with her freshly pierced earrings.  Although they are not pearl, they were earrings nevertheless!  I embellished the layout using pearl swirly gems and a Prima flower with a pearl in the middle.She was only four when she decided that she wanted her ears pierced. I love her sweet face in this picture showing me her new treasures.  I thought this paper from Little Yellow Bicycle's "Fern and Forest" line was perfect to capture her innocence in this picture.

Saturday, May 4, 2013


Hello, my name is Stephanie, and I"m addicted to The Walking Dead.....As is my daughter.  (I know...what kind of Mother am I for letting my tween watch this, trust me, I've given myself enough grief about it...)  It's bonding for us.... She loves the show so much, that she started making Walking Dead charm bracelets (as pictured in this layout).  Several of the cast members of The Walking Dead came to Cincinnati a month ago, and my co-worker and her daughter (the biggest fans of the show that I know) got to meet several of the stars including Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori) and Norman Reedus (Daryl).  Jesse, the girl pictured, wore Caitlin's charm bracelet to the event, and they LOVED them!  They were quite impressed that a 6th grader crafted these little people.  Being her Mom, of course I think they are adorable and tell her that often, but seeing celebrities that she made figures of admiring her art about made us both bust with pride.  So, why this layout?  Red Carpet Studios challenge this week was "black tie" or use "black" somehow on the layout.  I found this very creepy paper from Carta Bella called "All Hallow's Eve," and I thought it perfectly reflected the mood and the opening credits of The Walking Dead show.  It's hard to see, but the paper the pictures are on list all sorts of body parts.  (An old fashion anatomy book paper).  I wanted it to look creepy yet antique like at the same time.  And of course, use black!  I ripped the paper to make it look like it's gone through a rough time (like a Zombie apocalypse) and some found objects from Tim Holtz to give it that extra old fashioned look.