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Monday, July 15, 2019

Sea Seeker - CSI289 - Lady Pattern Paper

Hello there friends.  It is mid month reveal over at Color Story Inspiration.  This case file is absolutely gorgeous and I really loved creating this page.  I think it may just be my favourite layout for this year.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Lady Pattern (Ahoy Boy), Authentique (Seaside); Chipboard:  Celebr8; Wood veneer:  My Minds Eye; Brads:  My Minds Eye; Flair:  My Minds Eye; Enamel dots:  My Minds Eye; Die cuts:  My Minds Eye, Autentique (Seaside); Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Paint:  White Acrylic Paint; Other mediums:  Embossing powder by Lindy's Gang (Midnight Teal); Other:  Silhouette Cameo.

The Case file:
Isn't this just too beautiful.  I used it in the traditional way.

The Scheme:  All colours used.

Evidence:  Paper with a watercolor look, dots, stripes, ocean-themed elements, string, banners/flags, birds, lighthouse, wet medium.

Testimony: I documented a picnic spent on the beach on Mothers day.  I captured these lovely photos of my granddaughter picking up pretty stones on the beach.

Some close ups:
 I love it when I can combine some older stash with newer papers.  It is wonderful how well different manufacturer's collections can work together. My main patterned papers are all from Lady Pattern Paper.  The strips I cut for embellishing are by Authentique (Seaside collection) and they bring the perfect pop of red into the mix.
 I painted all the chipboard elements with white acrylic paint.  I then decided that a banner would look cool if strung between the two posts that the seagulls are sitting on.

 I stitched around the edges of my page as well as around the circle in the middle of the page.  The chipboard title was heat embossed.

 I love how this turned out.  I love the way the painted chipboard seagulls in flight look flying across the page.

 The photos were matted on dark patterned paper and the main photo was nestled behind the circle.

 It feels so good to see some older stash on a page.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Faith - Lady Pattern Paper (Alice in Vintage)

Hello there.  I guess I had a lot on my plate last year.  I forgot to post this page when Lady Pattern Paper launched the "Alice in Vintage" collection.  I am honest if I say that I struggle with vintage and shabby chic papers.  I guess it is because I am drawn to bright colourful pages.  These papers were perfect to scrap a photo of my husband and two sons taken during the Mighty Men conference in 2017.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Alice in Vintage); Cardstock:  Lady Pattern Paper Kraft; Chipboard:  Dusty Attic, Celebr8;  Flowers:  Celebr8; Flair: Feed Your Craft; Mediums:  Finnabair rust paste, Finnabair white crackle paste;  Ribbons and burlap:  Stash; Stencil:  Celebr8.

Some close ups:
 I tore the edges of the paper in the bottom layer.  I then used a Celebr8 stencil and applied some crackle texture paste to this layer.

 I cut my paper layers and distressed the edges.  All the chipboard pieces were dressed with Finnabair rust paste.  I then tucked them between the layers.

 The Feed your Craft flair was the perfect colour for this page.

 I am so glad that I now have this photo documented.

 This is probably my most favourite flowers by Celebr8.  Perfect for masculine pages.

I am happy with the end result.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today♥♥


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Gather - Carta Bella Flower Garden - Scrapbook Studio Event

Hello dear friends.  Today I am sharing a page that was the Bonus page at the Scrapbook Studio Event in June.  This page was inspired by a page that was created by the talented Mari Clarke in Canada.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Carta Bella (Flower Garden); Carta Bella (Flower Garden) digital embellishment kit.  Title:  Cut on Silhouette Cameo; Digital embellishments printed on watercolour paper; Pearls:  FabScraps; Ink: Distress Ink (peacock feathers), Stencil:  Prima; Border punch:  Martha Stewart.

Some close ups:
 A lot of fussy cutting was done from the patterned papers as well as from the printed digital files.  I popped the fussy cut elements onto pop dots for dimension.

 The digital "gather"title was cut on a Silhouette Cameo.

This is such a stunning collection, I really loved working with it.

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

Friday, July 5, 2019

Yum - CSI288 - National Ice Cream Month

Hallo there friends.  I am a few days late in posting my page for the Color Story Inspiration case file 288 that went live on 1 July 2019.  I was inspired by the ice cream colours of the scheme and found some older photos of Stefan taken in 2015.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Hip Kit Exclusives, Paige Evans, Teresa Collins, Cardstock:  American Craft; Wood veneer: Hip Kit Exclusives; Chipboard:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Stickers:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Wood button:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Brads:  Simple Stories; Sequins:  Teresa Collins; Enamel dots, hearts, stars:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Embroidery Thread:  DMC; Border Punch: Fiskars

I used this page map for inspiration.

The case file:
I used the case file in the traditional way:

The Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  Patterned paper with wonky dots, stripes, ice cream themed elements, circular elements, stars, a sprinkling of sequins.

Testimony:  I documented a favorite summer ritual and my journaling reads:  "Stefan loves ice cream.  When he heard the bell ring he decided to go and fetch the ice cream vendor and bring him home.  He then picked at his leisure."

                            Some close ups:
I really loved digging into my older stash for this page.  I knew I had the perfect ice cream embellishments from an old July 2017 Hip Kit.  I stitched around the circle and layered my photos.

I found some Cocoa Vanilla border stickers and layered them below my photo.


 The wonky dot paper is one of the first Paige Evans collections.

A sprinkling of sequins.


I love stitching on my pages...and I have now started to add sequins to my stitching and adore the effect they give.  I also added a sprinkling of enamel stars and dots along the stitched sequins.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

It's a Boy Thing - Lady Pattern Paper - Monsters in Space

Hello there friends.  Today I am sharing another page that I created with the super new Lady Pattern Paper, Monsters in Space collection.  This is a super cute collection to scrap those little monsters in your life.

I love to combine new collection with Basic Essentials. With this page, I knew that I wanted to add more solid patterns to compliment the beautiful patterned papers.

I cut a Star from the Monsters in Space – Gaspod and Friends (stars side). I then cut blocks of the following papers: Monsters in Space – PEW PEWMonsters in Space – Happy Skulls (stripes side)Monsters in Space – PEW PEW (diagonal stripes). I layered the star and each of the blocks onto Macho Camo Dazzling Blue, I also punched a border from the Betty Brick Dazzling Blue (b side) to add to my layers.


I then cut strips from Moroccan Trellis Green Chartreuse and Flourish Red Pop. I cut two of the trips into banners to add behind the star and photo. I completed the page by adding strips of the same paper to form a cluster at the bottom.

The It’s a boy thing chipboard title was heat embossed in black and I finished the page by adding black enamel dots.

I fussy cut “monsters” from the Monsters in Space – Gaspod and Friends. After layering my patterned papers the way I wanted it, I added the fussy cut monsters around my page as embellishments. I used the star stencil and Distress Ink in Faded Jeans for added texture on the white background.

Be sure to get your Monsters in Space collection from your local scrapbook store.