You Shine {remember today}


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

25 September, 2016 - , ,

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Well hello and good morning to you all,

It’s me again Amy and today I would like to share something special with you all. Jennifer the boss of The Dusty Attic celebrated her 40th birthday this month and her friend Jen The Dusty Attic design team coordinator, aka her friend surprised her with a massive scrapbook with all pages of every design team member that is currently designing for them including me. Oh boy was she surprised when she got it Jen made a video for us to watch which was great to see….This is the layout that I made using two Maja Design collections “Vintage Summer Basics” and my favorite “Vintage Autumn Basics” on this layout I used a bunch of chipboard pieces that I treated with the amazing rust paste by Finnabair {did I tell you I am hooked on that stuff} and acrylic paint.

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I used a lot of mixed media techniques on this layout and use products like tissue paper, ink, stamps, sprays, art stones, glass glitter on my layout. If you know me a little by now you know that I really like to incorporate metal embellishments on my work and on this layout I used a whole bunch of those as you can see ūüėČ




Also I added two different stencils with paste and a little glass jar with a piece of paper that wishes her a happy birthday. I really had fun making this layout and this page gave me that yeahhhh feeling that I haven’t felt in a “long” time since I started scrapbooking twelve years ago…..maybe the reason for that is that this one was made as a gift for someone which is always a lot of fun to make someone feel special.



This time the flowers are by Petaloo and not hand made like I normally do which sometimes is great because making handmade flowers will take a lot of time to make which I sometimes don’t have since I work too……I feel really special to be working for three amazing crafting companies that I sometimes feel like I am dreaming. I am planing to give a class for a bunch of Dutch ladies on how I make my layouts {using Maja Design papers of course} …what I find very scary although I did it once before. You will find more about it on my Facebook page in the near future.




Did you ever feel like you some how can’t finish a page that you started? What I do when that happens I put my layout aside and start all over again….and when it’s another day I just take out that layout again and then {somehow it works} I finish it and those are mostly the prettiest pages I make weird right?

Maja Design papers used: no.XVI from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection & 1943 bs, 1912 bs, 1904 bs and 1891 from the Vintage Summer Basics collection.



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Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and I hope you will have a lovely Sunday…on Monday I will be leaving for a week to go on school camp with our son since he is in his last year! I almost could not go due to my work {my boss was being a pain in the but} but it all worked out luckily pheww…..

Much Love