Creative Kits of items to stimulate your ideas for journals and smashbooks

I am a paper and embellishment junkie.  My craft studio is filled with interesting and vintage items I have collected over the years and at estate sales.  My room overflows! So…

!)  I have put together grab bags of lots of different papers and embellishments to delight your creative imagination when working on journals or smash books.

2) I love Graphic 45 paper!  I love vintage paper!  I love vintage maps!  they are all in abundance in the kits I put together of my stash.

3)  I love bling! Swarovski crystals, pearls and crystal swirls are an important part of each kit.

4)  I love envelops, pages that open out to hold photos, and secret messages.cat 2

Here are some pictures of items that can be found in the kits I sell on etsy and some of the pages I have used these items for in my art journal.more items graphic 45 1 graphic 45 biggest kit 1 sd 4

Come to my shop and see what new ephemera Kits I have for offer.  They change all the time.  It is time to put together some Halloween Graphic 45 kits….oh no…  You can find them here; https://www.etsy.com/shop/LDphotography?section_id=13932872&ref=shopsection_leftnav_10

The Oregon Coast a wonderful vacation filled with green and blue

2014 june oregon coast2014 july 3 sunset corr 5x7 slide wm_edited-12014 yaquina head lighhouse july 3 slide_wm small bridge over columbia river 5x7<p>We just got back from a week long vacation on the Oregon coast.  We started at Astoria and went down the coast as far as Coos Bay.  It was so beautiful and so green.  Hardly any people  on the long beaches and the sunsets were spectacular.  I took some good photographs of some of the beaches , sunsets and lighthouses.    I thought you might like to see this wonderful land of trees and ocean.</p>https://www.etsy.com/listing/196000462/astoria-megler-bridge-oregon-coast-fine?ref=shop_home_active_1

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/195248293/oregon-coast-yaquina-head-lighthouse-at?ref=shop_home_active_19

https://www.etsy.com/listing/195236582/oregon-coast-sunset-fine-art-photography?ref=shop_home_active_20

Scrapbook hertiage page of my mom and her sister in 1947

I have been working on putting a family history scrapbook together.  This photo is so sweet and innocent.  I used the lyrics from Simon and Garfunkel’s song , Bookends.  The lyrics are perfect for this layout.  I wish I could have known my mother when she was so sweet and new.ImageImageImage