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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Happy 5 - Teresa Collins (Urban Market) - Stash busting #2

Hello there crafty friends.  I am sharing another stash busting page.  I adored the Teresa Collins collections and I bought them ALL.  The result is that I have a huge stash of this pretty papers and it needs to find a home.  Today I am scrapping a page of photos taken with my youngest grandson, Juan, on his 5th birthday.  Here is the page:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Teresa Collins (Urban Market); Cardstock:  American Craft; Wood Veneer: Teresa Collins, Flagstick:  Dear Lizzy; Bling: Crystal stickers; Enamel shapes: Teresa Collins; Die cuts/stickers: Teresa Collins; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Scattered Straw); Stencil: Crafters Workshop; Stamp: Prima; Dies: Quickutz; Compass: Silhouette Studio.

Here is the sketch that I used from Pagemaps:

Some close ups:
 I used a patterned paper as a background...something I seldom do...and I stenciled and stamped on it to create some texture  I also ruffled up the edges of my layers...something I don't normally do.

 I cut the compass with my Silhouette Cameo.

 The "Happy" was fussy cut from a cut apart sheet and the wood veneer were all heat embossed.

 ....stitching to finish the look.

The ruffling of the layers creates amazing dimension.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you are inspired to dig into your older neglected stash and play with it.  I feel so much better knowing that I am not just letting it gather dust.♥♥

Monday, October 1, 2018

Love this Life - Secret Scrapbook Event 2018

Hello there Crafty friends.  I am sharing the bonus page for my class at the Secret Scrapbook Event.  I usually do a feminine and a masculine page.  So this year the bonus page is the masculine page.


Some close ups:
 I cut the woodgrain paper into planks and distressed and inked them before adding them to kraft paper in a staggered way.  I love adding corrugated board to my pages...it gives it so much texture.

 I used brads to nail the planks to the background.  I then applied some texture paste through a stencil.  The gears were foiled using the Couture Creation Go Press and Foil machine.

 I build my paper stack using some of the papers from the collection and adding the gears between the layers.  

 When the texture paste was dry the photo stack was added to the center of the page.

 I used the 'LOVE" word from the sticker sheet and added this life cut from one of the cards on the cut apart sheet.

The white texture paste makes the title pop on the page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Summer Sun - Art from the Heart

Hello there my crafty friends.  I was so honoured when Tracy Schimper, owner from Art from the Heart sent me a parcel of her latest papers to play with.  We are using it for the Scrapbook Studio Retreat next week, but I decided to make another page to share now.  I actually scraplifted a layout that I did a while back and documented photos taken on the last day of 2017 when we visited the beach to watch the sun set on 2017.  Here is my page:

Supplies used:  Patterned papers:  Art from the Heart (Harmony Collection); Cardstock:  American Crafts; Chipboard title:  Celebr8; Chipboard umbrella etc:  Scrapkits; Chipboard seaweed:  Dusty Attic; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal Drops ( Honey Gold); Ink:  Salty Ocean Distress Oxide; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Sequins: Celebr8; Embossing powder:  WOW (Long Island Teal); Die cut:  Prima Doily; Border Punch:  Fiskars, EK Success; Mediums:  Finnabair soft matt gel, Finnabair Art Stones.

Some close ups:
 I heat embossed the chipboard title.

 I love this soft palette for the beach theme.  The Finnabair Art Stones were added with soft matt gel and mimics the sand.


The Dusty Attic seaweed chipboard was heat embossed and the sequins were added for extra interest.

Do you sometimes scraplift yourself?  
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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Do I have to Adult today? - Secret Scrapbook Event 2018

Hello my Crafty friends.  I want to share the layout that I taught at the recent Secret Scrapbook Event.  We worked with the gorgeous Simple Stories Domestic Bliss collection and the possibilities with this collection is endless.  Here is the class page:


Some close ups:
 The leaves are stamped with a floral Heidi Swapp stamp and fussy cut.  It was then combined with sisal and the flowers to form clusters.

 I stenciled some distress ink to break the white background.  The chipboard and frame was foiled with Couture Creation's Go Press and Foil machine.

 This page has a load of layers and one of the 3x4 cards are used as the title.

 The little houses were a perfect accent to this page.

 I love the bright and happy colours in this collection.

 The page was embellished with stickers from the sticker sheet, the foiled chipboard and some bling.

A reminder that all work and no play is not good for us.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Favorite Memories - Sketchabilities #153 - Elle's Studio

Hallo there to all my crafty friends.  It is the time of the month to reveal the September Sketchabilities sketch and the design team's inspiration.  I love the inspiration sketches gives and it takes all the heavy lifting out of a design.  I used a few older photos of two of my grandsons.


Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Elle's Studio (Noteworthy); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter stickers: Elle's Studio; Chipboard:  Dusty Attic, Celebr8; Puffy stickers:  Elle's Studio; Wood veneer: Elle's Studio; Epoxy Stickers:  Elle's Studio; Brads: Making Memories;  Ink:  Distress Ink (Tea Dye); Mixed media:  Finnabair Rust pastes; Stencil:  Celebr8; Circle nesting dies:  Quikutz, Sizzix':  Leaf die: Kaisercraft.

The lovely sketch by Karan:

Some close ups:
 I cut my patterned papers and stuck it down on card stock.  I then prepared my chipboard embellishment by adding Finnabair Rust pastes to it.

 I then stenciled distress ink onto the background. 

 I find these "lollipop" flowers perfect to use on boy pages. I added epoxy stickers to it's centers.

 The "favorite" and "moments" puffy stickers is part of the Noteworthy collection.

Some more rusted stars and a pretty vine die cut was added to complete the page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Please consider playing along with us this month at Sketchabilities.

♥♥

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Breathe - Lady Pattern Paper - Rainbow Party

Hello there Crafty friends.  I am sharing another page made with this beautiful new collection by Lady  Pattern Paper.  This time I wanted to use the collection to scrap a sunset photo.  I am forever chasing sunsets and I capture them often.
Supply list:  Patterned Paper:  Lady Pattern Paper; Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard title:  Dusty Attic, Crafty Arts; Bling: Crystal Stickers; Pearls: W&M; Flowers: Pima; Embroidery Floss:  DMC;  Embossing Powder:  WOW; Border punch: Martha Stewart.

I used this sketch by Laura Whitaker as inspiration:

 Some close ups:
 I cut a quarter inch of the edges of the beautiful Boogie Woogie paper and backed it on solid blue cardstock.  I pierced holes around the edges to handstitch.

I layered a strip of Bubbly (plaid side),You Sparkle  and Boogie Woogie (stripe).  I matted my photo onto Macho Camo Dazzling Blue and cut some flags from Sparkle (stripes) and Brush Marx & Co Canvas to add to the side of the photo cluster.  I cut the live, love, dream strip from the cut apart sheet to add next to the photo.

I adhered my layers and punched a border from the Macho Camo Dazzling Blue paper to add below the patterned papers. 

I added some Novu Crystal Drops to the clusters and finished my page by adding the journaling.

Be sure to check out this delightful new collection at your local scrapbook store.  Thank you for visiting my blog today♥

Friday, August 31, 2018

Amazing Love - WeR Memory Keepers (Wildflower)

Hello my crafty friends.   I spent Woman's Day at Scrapbook Studio simply because I needed a change of scenery and I needed to be surrounded by my kind of people.  I spent the morning there and only fussy cut a sheet of flowers.  I was in immense pain at the time and it was therapy to be in a happy space and it was an achievement to sit and chat and actually walk away with something I could use when I felt better.  I recently shared the second page I made with the fussy cut flowers.  Interestingly enough both pages have a photo that was taken in a Botanical Garden.  On this page I am using a photo of my youngest sister, Ansie and me taken at the Kirstenbosch gardens in 2014.


Supply list:  Patterned paper:  WeR Memory Keepers (Wildflower), Paige Evans (Turn the Page); Cardstock:  American Craft;  Chipboard title: Penelope Dee; Alpha Stickers: Maggie Holmes (Shine); Stickers:  WeR Memory Keepers (Wildflower); Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Distress Oxide (fossilized amber); Stencil: Prima; Border punch: Ek Success; Nuvo Crystal Drops (Bright Gold).


Some close ups:
 I adhered a strip of paper down the page and layered clusters of fussy cut flowers under the right side of it.

 The tsukineko gold embossing powder and the Maggie Holmes alpha stickers were a perfect match...as were the Nuvo Crystal Drops.

 I clustered more fussy cut flowers around the left side of the photo, using a lot of foam dots to create dimension.

 I embellished the flower centers with black Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I love how this page came together.  I adore all the fussy cut flowers...totally worth the time I spent cutting it.

Thank you for visiting my blog today...I hope that you found inspiration here♥

Friday, August 24, 2018

Magical - Lady Pattern Paper - Rainbow Party

Hello my Crafty friends.  Today I am sharing a page made with the brand new Lady Pattern Paper release "Rainbow Party".    When I received the beautiful new Rainbow Party collection and opened it, I immediately fell in love with the stunning Boogie Woogie paper with its rainbow colours and ‘scripty’ pattern. I knew that I wanted to use this paper as a base for my first page.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Rainbow Party); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  Elle's Studio; Flowers: Prima; Enamel dots and hearts:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Twine; WeR Memory Keepers; Stamp:  Felicity Jane; Other: sisal fibers.

I used this sketch as inspiration:

 Some close ups:
 I had a photo of my granddaughter Leane and her friend that was taken at the Unicorn Café in June and it was perfect for this collection. I cut the Boogie Woogie paper so that I could still have some white space around it. I then distressed the edges of my paper and adhered it to the white cardstock. I pierced holes around the edges to frame the paper.


 I then cut a piece of paper from Good Vibes to place behind my photo. I cut a strip of You Sparkle (stripes side) and punched it with a border punch. There is a lot of pink in my photo and to create some contrast I first matted my photo on dark grey cardstock before backing it with Twinkle Toes Starry Night Intense Teal (check side). I love how it brings in the blues.

I added some sisal fibers in little nests under the flower clusters.  I love the added texture it gives.



I fussy cut the little unicorn from Good Vibes (cut-out side) and used the rest of the card to make the little tag and a spot above the photo to add the title. I then embellished my layout and made the unicorn part of the lower cluster.


The beautiful photo at Unicorn Café is absolutely perfect for this playful, magical and fun range.

I loved working with this fresh new collection.  Be sure to check it out at your local scrapbook store.