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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Fabulous Times Together - Lady Pattern Paper - Sketchabilities

Hi my crafty friends.  This single page layout is based on a sketch for Sketchabilities. It was also a layout that I made Lady Pattern Paper's latest So Buff collection.  I wanted to use a lot of layers behind my photo as the sketch called for this, and these papers were a perfect match!

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper; Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard title:  Celebr8; Flowers:  Celebr8,  Prima; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (Honey Gold); Twine: WeR Memory Keepers; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Faded Jeans, Walnut Stain; Embossing Powder:  Lindy's Gang (Midnight Teal); Die: Bosscut;  Punch: WeR Memory Keepers Reinforcer Punch.

Karan's sketch:

From the So Buff Version 2 Paper Pack, I chose the Twinkle Toes Baby Hearts So Buff paper for my background and trimmed it down to frame it with the Lucy Lace Dazzling Blue Paper(B side).


I then took off cuts from Basic Essentials Script Dazzling Blue as well as Candy Stripe So Buff, Flirty Flutterbug So Buff, Rambling Rose So Buff, Dainty Damask (all Basic Essentials So Buff colours) and for the blue layers, I used the hello CARDS V2 Dazzling Blue.
For the finishing touches, I added tons of flowers, the title and a few Nuvo Crystal Drops. The stitching around the page adds further texture.

The So Buff layout is very simple and the layering of these basic patterned papers behind the photo is extremely effective.


Be sure to get your Lady Pattern Paper at your local scrapbook store and we would love it if you played along with the Sketchabilities sketch challenge. ♥♥

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 ♥♥