Friday, December 17, 2010

Snow Fun with Tammy Tutterow

Every so often I find myself thinking about making a layout.  If you know me, you know that I am a self proclaimed "stuff" maker.  I make things.  It isn't that I don't like pages, I just struggle with them.  I find that when I want to make pages a good sketch helps me get going and makes the process much easier for me.  Recently I found a sketch by Allison Davis that gave me a real spark and inspired me to make a page.
I had a group of winter pictures that I had been wanting to make into a page for a while.  I decided that the Glitz Hoopla collection was the paper to use.  Yes, I know, when you look at Hoopla you probably think birthdays and celebrations, but the beautiful shades of blue in the collection had me thinking about ice and snow.
I used Hoopla "Frames" for the base page, "Zebra" for the white mat and photo mats, "Pipework" for the pattern, and "Polka" for the paper strip under the ribbon.
I used adhesive foam squares under my photos to lift them off of the page and make them stand out.
I found these clear Heidi Swapp snowflakes in my stash.  The back side of them are curved making a trough shape.  I filled the trough with Crystal Stickles.  Once the Stickles was dry I adhered the snowflakes smooth side up.  The finished effect makes it look almost like glass filled with sparkles.
To record the date, I used a Hoopla Journaling Cardstock sticker.  I sanded the sticker a bit on the surface and on the edges so that it would accept Distress Ink.
I used Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint on the "Pipework" pattern to add a frosty and icy effect.  Each element was inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The glitter letters I used for the title are by American Crafts.
Glitz Design Products:
Glitz Design "Hoopla" Papers: Pipework, Polka, Frames, and Zebra
Glitz Design "Hoopla" Journaling cardstock stickers


The Costume Mistress said...

Tammy, I love to look at beautiful pages, but I rarely comment on them.
I wanted you to know that there was something really special about this page, the layout and the thought process that really inspired me.
I plan to "borrow" some of your ideas to create a winter themed page to use commemoratively for this christmas. You see, my husband has been in law enforcement the last three years and has not been home for a real christmas since he was 18 in the marines.
This year, we are having his children at home with us for their first christmas in 6 years. Hailey is 7 and Casey is 6. We've been married for 5 years and have never been able to get them for the holiday.
With your design, I know now, I can create something that will last forever and capture the memories we will share.

thank you for posting such an inspiring design!
With regards from Fort Benning,

Jen Herrington
The Costume Mistress

Tammy Tutterow said...

As a police wife and dispatcher I totally understand the significance of getting to have the holiday on the actual holiday. I hope you have a wonderful and beautiful holiday packed with a ton of special memories!

Merry Christmas to you!

Dawn said...

Love this layout!!