Monday, February 1, 2010

details

It's all in the details... is a mantra I adopt in many areas of my life. From the kids' snacks in cute cups on trays, to planning Spark with Rhonna and Margie and not to mention scrapbooking. Here are some close up shots of pages from my book, "52 More Scrapbooking Challenges."

Hand cut fabric sewed to a page layered with rubons, tags, hearts & stamps.

Layering metal mesh, chipboard stars, eyelets, embroidery.

Woodland creatures layered on vintage book paper and scalloped circles


Hand embroidered title. Amy Tan gave me some fun pointers at CHA... the queen of embroidery.

Glimmer Mist & Stickles on paper with brads and gems.
One of my favorite pages from my book is this one about my Grandpa. So happy that his health is strong and he is doing better. Love him so much.
A random fun fact about me is when my grandpa sings he sounds exactly like Frank Sinatra. Yeah, I haven't bragged about that since 5th grade. hee hee.

Thanks for your emails and comments about my book. It makes me so giddy when I hear that you are enjoying it and getting inspired!

37 comments:

Erin said...

Your layouts are always so bright and fun. Just like your personality. I love them all!

Tiffany said...

I am actually trying to strech my scrapbook creativity. I just got your book and I am doing 1 challenge a week through the next year and I only look at that challenge. I have only seen the first two pages b/c I am going to focus on one at a time. I am so excited to see where this adventure takes me!

margie said...

loved sparking it with you today!
it is the details that i love about you....
kiss kiss
m

Holly said...

I love love love your challenge book and am also doing one challenge a week for 52 weeks. I promised my readers I would post the results each week on my blog...that way it forces me to get creative during the week and get it done even if I have a busy week! Thank you so much for a great book FULL of wonderful ideas! I can't wait to see your new line of products and play with them! Congrats!

scrapcat said...

i love seeing the details up close! I actually just received your book TODAY! Can't wait to really dig in and start doing the challenges.

hannie said...

I love your fun layout and full of life journal spot. thanks for the share.

miasmummy said...

I too love your book, and it's great seeing some close ups on your blog! More detail is great!! Love your pages!
Ali

{Erica} said...

I think I've said this before but seriously the way that you scrapbook makes me love scrapbooking and I NEVER say that I love scrapbooking. :)

The way your layouts are done and the details just rock!

I know I don't scrapbook not beccause I don't like it but because I just know I wouldn't be good at it...it's just something I know I can't do.

But I can appreciate those that do scrapbook and their AMAZING talents in that area. KUDOS to you Liz!!!

mirela said...

I'm a huge fan of your blog and i have been very inspired by what you can do with scrapbooking. I think your layouts a just divine & fantastic. i look forward to many more fantastic work.well done XX

Prinzessin Erbse said...

I love your book, I love your new line and I love all the inspiration I got from your Blog! Thanks so much!

Michelle said...

I have to say that the one of you and your gramdpa was one of my fav's too! It's such a great treasure

Bonnie said...

Hi Liz
I took your class recently...secrets of me, loved it. I also bought your book here in South Africa. Love it too! The challenges are really great, love the quiz's too! Thanks for a great book, I hope you continue to do more!

Aubrey said...

so fun to see those layouts up close and personal! I just did the Love embrodery on a LO this weekend. So fun!
Thanks for the constant upbeat inspiration!

Aubree said...

After seeing these sneaks...couldn't resist and ordered your book! Can't wait to see it!!

Sara said...

i am an observer, therfore I appreciate the fine details...
love what you've odne.

Kathy said...

Liz,

I just picked up/finally found your book this weekend. I special ordered it from B&N and then walked 4 stores down and found it SCREAMING my name in Jo-Anne's. I have to say that I absolutely love it. You can find me reading it everynight and I plan to put it to good use this weekend during my scrapbook marathon weekend with my sister-in-law. Great job on the book and I can't wait for future publications from you.

AndreaWiebe said...

I got your book a couple of weeks ago and I love it!!! It is filled with so much inspiration!!! Thank you :D

Rebekah Williams said...

Just last night I was thumbing through my copy again. I am in love with it!

s.andra said...

Hey Lizzy!
Sitting here in rainy snowy Germany, working all day long your book just made my day.
Since it arrvied a few hours ago, i can´t stop reading it.
Where are my post-its? Need more post-its to mark the pages...

love
Sandra

Jen said...

I love the book & I find myself looking thorugh it at least once a day!

lisadm said...

The book is awesome and I can not wait till Archiver's gets the new products. I also have 2 girls so your layouts have been great inspiration. Keep it up! :)

Christy said...

My favorite Christmas present this year came from my husband! It was a personalized copy of your book! I am loving it so much and your work always inspires me. I even joined a facebook group that is dedicated to you! really wish you were on facebook, I know lots of us would love to hear little snippets from your life and your heart throughout the day!

Keshka said...

I love your book! It's actually the only idea book I own--I generally prefer to save the money to buy products. I also love the Dear Lizzy line!

emily said...

you so know how to put colors together... i love seeing your beautiful creations!

letter {A} studio said...

such lovely LO's. thanks for sharing :)

Dina said...

It was WAY awesome to meet you IRL at CHA.... :) Hugs!

Tracey said...

I am loving your book so much. I have challenged myself to do a layout every week based on your challenges. I am so enjoying the process.
I am even putting them on my blog and asking everyone else to play along.
Hope you are considering another book for next year... how cool would that be.
Thanks for all your inspration.

Lovely gd Cee said...

LIZZY!!!! you are freakin' awesome. i love your stuff:)

Anonymous said...

Hi,
Your New line is so cute and love the name.hehe

Where can you buy your new book?

I would like to take a look at it..

Julie said...

Love all your layouts & those little details! When looking thru a scrap mag, I'm the one who looks at those details & even reads the list of all that was used! =)

TatumW said...

oh...the book is truly fabulous and I have spent soooo much time pouring over it since it arrived last week! I love that there is something from you for every challenge and that the group of designers you worked with is so diverse, there are so many little details and ideas in the book that have me very very inspired! Thankyou for the close up detail shots!! Tatum xx

jamie said...

love love love these details. i have got to get my hands on that book! :)

Michelle said...

Oh, lovely little peeks! :) I got your cute book in the mail the other day and I love it to bits - lots of great eye candy, and so much inspo to scrapbook! Not to mention, lotsa great details like these! :)

Amy said...

love the photo of you with your grandfather. my pop-pop was an incredible man who shared my love of scrapbooking - you should see his WWII scrapbooks! i've always wanted to scrap a page about how much he and i are alike and i SO wish i had a photo of just him and i!! he unexpectedly passed away this summer and i miss him dearly.

wendy said...

I have a complaint to make about your book. I just bought it and started marking the pages with all the layouts I liked...and I marked almost every page! Now I'm running low on page flags...lol, but seriously, I love your book and all the layouts in it! I buy CK to see your layouts so it's great to have a bigger "fix" of your scrapbooking style.

Shemaine Smith said...

I wish I had a photo of me and my grandpa. I've looked all thru them and can't find one. He died right before my 16th birthday and it crushed my world. I still have him in my heart locked up tight tho. I that's so cool your grandpa sings like Frank, he's helped me have fun while I tidy up my house on many afternoons!

Rebecca Grinder said...

there is no other product that I am looking more forward to seeing hit the shelves than this line!!! Whoopie!