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Time to Clean- Start to Finish

I know that I am day late getting up this week’s Start to Finish layout but it has truly been a wild week. Please read the Small Interruption post for more information. I will also add an edit to it after this blog post as well.

Color Me Scrappy has just begun online and they release this color challenge as their first challenge so I knew I wanted to pull papers that matched with this.

I started with the Orange Mini Dot paper from Simple Stories. I pulled some Bo Bunny Country Garden scraps that had both the white and lighter orange colors. I then also grabbed the Bella Blvd Family Quadrants paper to pull in the teal and brown {my sub for black}.

I wanted to combine the color challenge with Shimelle’s Starting Point this week. I grabbed my papers and started cutting at the estimated sizes until I came up with my base layers.

After laying them down in place, it was time to get working with some Distress Inks.

Now that looks better since they have all been inked up and are ready to be adhered down.

All things are in place and I could see that the orange paper needed some help. I grabbed one of my rolls of Tim Holtz Tissue Tape and tore strips to go down the edge. I layered them a bit on top of each other the entire way down. I also went through and decorated the tag up with some Hexagon Honeycomb pattern as well as some leaves in different depths of the same Forest Moss Distress Ink. I also tied it off with some Cappuccino and Honeydew twine from The Twinery.

Now it’s time to give the layout some more color. I grabbed my new Studio Calico Mr. Huey spray ink and I am TOTALLY in love! Granted, I am going to have to add to this collection slowly but OH MY!

Time to get the photos down. I grabbed three of my photos from when I was starting to clean out the Turkey Vulture Barn on the property. I had these printed at 3″ from Persnickety Prints and they come with a border but I cut that off.

I grabbed a few scraps from the Bo Bunny Country Garden papers and cut some of the strips into banners underneath the photos and the others into small strips near the top. 🙂

The side of the photos where the tissue tape was needed some more fun. I grabbed my vintage buttons and started pulling colors that went along with the photos. I then also grabbed some of my Rustic Twine and tied each of them off. LOVE IT!

Time to decorate the tag up. I grabbed my new Lily Bee Designs Alpha Stickers for my title and also a number from the Basic Grey Granola Alpha Stickers. I then used my White Signo Uniball gel pen for a bit of journaling, not too much since it is pretty basic. I also grabbed a few more buttons and tied them off with some rustic twine as well to make it done.

Now the top needed a bit more interest so I grabbed some brads and added a cluster of three to call it done. Love how that spray ink is still popping! 🙂


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Puppy Update:

As of this morning, Champ did not make it through the night. We were shocked because he was the largest of the three. We are working hard with Patch and Aretha to make sure they stay warm and fed constantly. They both weighed in yesterday between 6 and 7 ounces so they are still so tiny.

We appreciate all the love and support through the raising of these pups. Remember that you can follow along with pictures by finding me on Twitter or @LiveTeachCreate on Instagram. On either you can follow #puppywatch2012 and get all the updates.

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