Wood Grain Paper & Embossing

Some scrappy things just make me happy and wood grain products are one of them! This photo is of our horse Woody & his new buddy Casey.  We recently moved Woody to be closer to us. He is at a boarding facility, and Julie (the owner) thought that he & Casey would get along well.  She was right...they do!  And we are so glad that he now has a new friend to keep him company!
When I began to scrap this layout, the colors of Woody's coat spoke to me when I was choosing the colors of papers I wanted to work with.  The wooden fence inspired the use of the wood grain paper.
I also knew I wanted to use the new Cricut Wood grain Embossing folder! Perfect combination if you ask me! I have been hoarding these Authentique papers for quite some time and I am so glad to have been able to find a happy home for them. The yellow and damask papers are scraps from a previous project and they worked well as a mat for the photo.  (After I embossed them of course! LOL!!!)  I added a few buttons and washi tape to embellish it a bit.  I love how the yellow thread looks on the buttons.  Do you like to thread your buttons or do you leave them plain? 

Patterned Paper:Authentique, Lilly Bee
Buttons:We R Memory Keepers
Washi Tape: Tim Holtz
Letter Stickers: Authentique, American Crafts

Well, that's it for today. My next post is going to be about MONOGRAMS! I have a couple projects using these that were quite fun to put together. 
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  1. This is absolutely GORGEOUS Juliana!! I love love love that photo, the wood grain and the colors are just FABULOUS!!! And I love wood grain too!! My fave is Creative Imaginations real wood paper! YUM!!!!!

  2. I love wood grain too...and especially when it is a colored wood grain!! Love the great design of your page and the pop of red against the yellow!!

  3. Love the LO the wood grain I agree is awesome

  4. So glad Woody found a new friend in Casey!! Love this photo of the two of them and the layout is fabulous with the wood grain and buttons. I do usually thread my button. I guess that comes from also doing some sewing. LOL ~ Blessings, Tracey


  5. I love wood grain, too! I noticed your comment about the Jillibean DT call and got so excited that you might go out for the team again!


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