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Monday, January 7, 2013

Year of the Snake Scrapbook Layout

Created this scrapbook layout using Year of the Snake artwork my daughter created using the new graphics tablet we gave her for her 21st birthday. Before the new graphics tablet she was using a 4" x 6" that we had given her for Christmas 2009 before she graduated from high school in 2010. The new graphics tablet is 8 1/2" x 11".

I like the way she made the snake be the zero '0' for '2013' and the colors she used.

Used DCWV Once Upon A Time scrapbook paper 12" x 12" as base. Printed the artwork on Kodak Ultra photo paper. Placed an action wobble on back of photo paper.  See motion photo below. Used Kraft everyday paper pack strip and ran it thru a Fiskars Paper Crimper to give it a textured snake look. Used Spellbinder for banner/sentiment tag. Stamped "Happy New Year" on banner and used a calligraphy marker to write '2013' on banner. Added 2 gold gems to attach banner to the crimped Kraft cardstock strip.

Closeup of action wobble motion:

Year of the Snake created by my daughter using her graphics tablet & Adobe software 
calligraphy:  calligraphy marker to write '2013' on banner
crimper: Fiskars Paper Crimper
gems: the paper Studio 2 gold
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
paper:  DCWV Once Upon A Time scrapbook paper - base - old stuff, 
Kraft everyday paper pack cardstock, bright yellow cardstock, Kodak Ultra photo paper
Spellbinder: Shape Banner Basics Two
stamp: Docerela Creations sentiment - "Happy New Year"
wobble: action wobble - on back of snake artwork

Entering this into the following challenges:

2 Sisters Ch125 Anything Goes unlim 1/5-11
A Blog Named Hero Ch17 New Year, New You unlim  my new is the artwork1/1-11

Action Wobbles Wed Ch37 Something New unlim my new is the artwork 1/2-8 
Clear It Out Theme: Warm Fuzzies Stash: Textured items unlim 12/31-1/14  
Corrosive Ch165 Out With the Old lim3 1st old - DCWV OnceUponATime scrapbook paper 1/6-19
Crafty Ribbons Ch36 New Beginnings unlim 1/3-16
Cute Card Thurs Ch250 Something New unlim my new is the artwork 1/3-9
Dis Digi Designs Try Something New Ch lim3 1st my new - is the artwork 1/4-18
DLART Thankful Thurs Jan Linky Party unlim 1/3-31
Hot Shot Ch14 Clean and Simple unlim 12/16-1/13 
Kraft Journal Ch103 Crimp or Fold unlim 1/7-13
Lexis Creations Ch81 Anything Goes unlim 1/7-19
One Stitch At A Time Ch145 New lim3nonSBDS 1stnonSBDSYrOfTheSnake my new is the artwork 1/6-12
Paper Playtime Ch1 Pets unlim 1/7-20
Paper Play Wk1 Celebration unlim 1/3-9
Papertake Wkly Anything Goes unlim 1/1 
Pin and Tack Spark Your Creativity Now Ch5 Anything Goes unlim 1/1-31
Red Carpet Studio RCS18 Anything Goes Layout unlim 1/6-12 
Simon Says Stamps New Something unlim my new is the artwork 1/2-8 
Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch Embrace the Old my old - DCWV Once Upon A Time scrapbook paper used for base unlim 1/7-13
Stampin With Dragon Anything Goes Ch 1/4-17
Sunshine Creations Ch SC5 For the New Year lim2follow 2nd 1/1-14
The Pink Elephant TPE181 Celebrate unlim 1/7-14
Totally Papercrafts Ch148 Something New unlim my new is the artwork 1/4
Tues Alchemy Ch47 Hopes, Dreams &/Or Resolutions unlim 1/1-14  
Victorine Stamps Ch50 Sparkle & Shine unlim my sparkle - gold gems 1/7 


  1. Hi Melissa: I didn't know it was "the year of the snake", I guess we learn something new every day. THanks for sharing this, and for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal. It's always a pleasure to have you join in the fun.
    The Kraft Journal

  2. Nice layout to showcase your daughter's artwork.

  3. This is beautiful!! I love the paper you used!! The artwork by your daughter is so fabulous...she is so talented!! Happy Monday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Beautiful job. great artwork as well. thanks for joining us at Clear it Out for the Warm and Fuzzies challenge.

  5. Your daughter's artwork is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us at The Kraft Journal!

  6. Great piece, that DCWV paper is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  7. Great creation, thanks for sharing at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  8. Beautiful!! Your daughter is a talented artist as well!! ;)

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  9. You go snake - I hate snakes! But I like your action wobble snake! Thanks for sharing it with us - now I am RUNNING!

  10. Just saw your fabulous & fun LO at A/W!Awesome!
    Have a wonderful day,

  11. Great layout! Thanks for sharing your lovely ceration at our 'Something New' Challenge at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

  12. This is gorgeous. Your daughter has a lot of talent. Thank you for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts.

    Cathy DT

  13. Gorgeous creation :-) I love the shakin' snake ,, what fun ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  14. That is really cool, I love to see your daughter's art work displayed on your layouts. Thanks for always playing at RCS!!!

  15. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  16. Great project and wobbly snake! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

  17. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  18. Fab creation, love the wiggle! thanks for joining us at Lexis creations this time and good luck!
    hugs Jo

  19. Great layout and gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining Di's Digi Designs Challenge this time.
    Lorraine x

  20. Really cool. Love the action wobble effect and the way the snake is the 0, neat! Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge.