Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday's your present

This is a late birthday present for my friend Donna Salazar.

I first met THE Donna Salazar in 2007 during the CKU bus shopping tour, when we stopped at the Red Bee in Tustin.  Ladies on the bus tour were so excited to meet her as she was one of many hosts on the well known web show Scrapbook Lifestyles.  But me....I hadn't known of her.  So I was like...WOW, a scrap celebrity right here and I didn't know it.  Maybe I should get to know her, rub elbows with her.  And I did.  Well, we became friends.  First when I became part of the design team at the Bee (which she founded and led), and later in scrap projects and endeavors too many to count, including her recent partnership with Zutter on the Distrezz-it-All and all the lovely papers that work so well with the Zutter Dreamkuts and Bind-it-All!  Who needs to count when you are having good gluey, inky fun!?!?!?
Donna just launched her latest in what we hope will be many paper and product lines this past January at Winter CHA. So it's with much honor I get to design for her.  So, here is a project - ahem, I mean her birthday present -  using her lovely papers (actually, it turns out - it's only ONE sheet!), using a technique I learned from her.

Simply tear random pieces of your favorite paper and decoupage onto a frame, a tray, a wooden treasure box, anything.  Use THE best decoupaging adhesive (Beacon's Liquid Laminate because it's not sticky when it dries and it acts as an adhesive and a sealer) and add a light spray of pigment mist...can you say Smooch? (I used Gold Glow).  Embellish with Donna's faves: denim, burlap, lace, bling and a paper flower.  Of course, a nice picture with a friend (ME!).
The small detail - the words from the patterned paper - placed at the top of the frame....sure to bring a smile.
Just like my friend Donna.
Happy late Birthday, Donna Goat!


Jennifer Priest said...

Gorgeous nan!! Loved to hear how you met and the play by play of how to make the frame. LOVE it!!

DonnaSalazar said...

OooooooooooH! I LOVE IT!!! Thanks Nanny Goat! I can't wait to see it IRL. Plus... when you bring it by... I can give you some more stuff to play with! Smooches ~D~

sarah said...

wow nanny goat!!!! that is just gorgeous. LUCKY donna!! :)

i've got something in the works using donna's papers!


LynneForsythe said...

WOWZEROOONIE....nanny goat!! that is gorgeous...and what a way cool story!!

Shelley Haganman said...

What a wonderful gift!!! She will love it!

voodoo vixen said...

It's a beautiful gift and I think making stuff like this means you actually get to keep a bit of the lovely papers along with the memories!!

Fleursbydesign said...

Nan that's beautiful love the collage feel!

Patsy said...

I love your frame and I love Donna. The flower on the frame is so different.