Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Great Friend

A very special friend sent me some of Donna Salazar's 'older' papers to play with, because she thought I'd love them... she knows me too well!   And so I have created a layout of her with them, it just seemed fitting!

This is my 'great friend' Natasha... she makes me laugh {to the point of snorting}, she's always there for me, she has the cutest accent {yes Tash... YOU have the accent}, she brings the silly side out in me, she loves zombies almost as much as they freak me out, we are like ying and yang, she's the most wonderful person I have yet to meet!  It doesn't matter that she's literally on the other side of the world from me, somehow we have managed to create a very close friendship that started with a few insomniac 3am chatters on Facebook... and one that I treasure deeply.

I  just want to say:  I have really been blessed to have some extremely wonderful, inspiring & delightfully 'real' women come into my life through my hobby and have our friendships grow to become real friends... girls I can talk to about anything and everything, friendships that go beyond the scrapbooking that bought us together.  With a few things have changed in our lives causing some to move on, some to stay, some to return, some to grow stronger... but each are treasured, always. 

Please keep reading as well... below is some exciting news I want to share!!

Here's the closeups...

 Wild Rose Flower made using Donna Salazar's Rose Creations Die by Spellbinders.

Some silliness...

Another Wild Rose, some yummy Dusty Attic... 

more Dusty Attic yumminess...

tulle bows... LOVE...

and the proof that I stamped... it had to happen sometime!

Now for the frawesome news... especially if you're wondering where to get these fabulous Trunk in the Attic or Grandma's Garden papers by Donna Salazar, or a regular US supplier of Dusty goodness, perhaps you are really wanting some of the Mix'd Media Inx we love... even some divinely romantic Pion Design papers.  Well if you're in the US {or happy to shop from the US} then Natasha has just launched her sweet little online shop - Moments of Tranquility!  She's specialising in all the things we love the most: Dusty, Donna and Pion... bliss!

Her shop is HERE, so pop on over and have a see!!  She also has a fabulous giveaway on her blog HERE... you won't want to miss that, it's open to international friends as well!!  AND she has a Facebook Fan Page HERE!

Products used:

Patterned Paper:
Donna Salazar Designs - Trunk in the Attic {Attic Journal Cards, Hope Chest, Nutmeg Nostalgia}
Donna Salazar Designs - Grandma's Garden {Garden Journal Cards Reverse}

Dusty Attic - Fancy Trim #6
Dusty Attic - Bookman ABC Set

Green Tara - Paper Roses

KaiserCraft - Devonshire

Clearsnap - Mix'd Media Inx {Leather, Jasmine, Pewter, Patina, Mossy}

Embossing Powder:
Clearsnap - Mix'd Media Inx Embossing {Jasmine}

Inkssentials - Crackle Accents

Martha Stewart - Swirling Lave, Doily Lace

Spellbinders - Rose Creations

Spellbinders - Grand Calibur
Zutter - Distrezz-It-All

Zutter - Corrugated Board
Paper Doily, Lace Trim, Tulle
Basic Grey Chipboard Stickers
Prima Trinket, Manilla Tag


  1. Omgosh! This is fabulous Mistra, and yes I have to agree with you Tash is an awesome woman and scrapper.

  2. Very wonderful tribute to a good friend

  3. wow have seen this amazing awesome beautiful layout at tash's blog so stunning done love it. hugs magi aka ozmagi