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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.

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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.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

You make me Happy - Carta Bella (Flower garden) - Scrapbook Studio Event

Hallo there.  I am sharing the class page for The Event at Scrapbook Studio last weekend.  I used the beautiful Carta Bella Flower Garden collection.  All the elements were digital and had to be fussy cut.  The photos of my beautiful grandchildren were perfect for this collection.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Carta Bella (Flower Garden); Cardstock:  American Craft;  Die cuts:  Carta Bella (Flower Carden); Pearls:  FabScraps; Flowers:  Celebr8; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Twine:  WeR Memory Keepers; Other Mediums:  Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste; Stencil:  Kaisercraft; Border Punch:  Fiskars.

Some close ups:
 I love the Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste....it is so thick and dimensional.

 The little banners echo the colours of the patterned papers.

 I printed the digital embellishments on water colour paper and then fussy cut it.

 The hand stitching adds awesome texture.  All the little flowers were fussy cut from one of the patterned papers.

I added some paper flowers from Celebr8 to the fussy cut flowers and finished it off with a sprinkling of pearls.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you are inspired to create something pretty ♥♥

Monday, June 17, 2019

Vacation - CSI285 - Crate Paper (Oasis)

Hello there.  It is the mid month reveal over at Color Story Inspiration.  It is a real cute case file again and has a tropical feel.  I decided to scrap a photo taken during our summer vacation in 2018 at Hole-in-the-Wall.  I dug into some of my old Hip Kit club kits and used mainly Crate Paper (Oasis) and Amy Tan (On a Whim) goodies.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Crate Paper (Oasis), Amy Tan (On a Whim); Cardstock:  American Craft; Title sticker:  Crate Paper (Oasis); Chipboard Camera:  Pink Fresh Studio, Chipboard Flamingo and hearts:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Buttons:  Crate Paper (Oasis); Stickers:  Crate Paper (Oasis); Sequins: Maggie Holmes; Die cuts:  Crate Paper (Oasis); Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Other Mediums: Little Birdie Texture Paste; Other:  Cut file by Handipaper.

The case file:

I like to use the case file in the traditional way:

The Scheme:  All the colours were used.

Evidence: Pattern with leaves, stripes, flowers, flamingos, wet medium, camera, summer accents, buttons.

Testimony:  I documented something about a summer vacation and used "Vacation"as my title.

Some close ups:
 I first added texture paste to my woodgrain background and set it aside to dry.  I then backed my Handipaper cut file with patterned papers in the colours of the Scene.

 I added some foam to the back of the cut file to add dimension to my page.  I matted my photo on blue patterned paper and then added my title to the top of the photo.

 I dug into my stash to collect all the evidence for the case.  Who knew I will ever use a flamingo on a page?

 I added some stickers, buttons and tucked leaf die cuts and a fussy cut flower behind my photo.

 Pineapples are summer accents...yes?  Well they also made it onto the page.

I added stitching with a few gold sequins around the border of my page.  I just love how colourful this page is and I now wish I was on vacation again.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

To infinity and beyond - Lady Pattern Paper - Monsters in Space

Do you have little boys in your life?  I am blessed with 5 grandsons.  When the new Lady Pattern Paper Monsters in Space collection arrived I actually remembered photos of my grandson Lukas taken on this 4th birthday party.  The theme was Toy Story and he wore a Buzz Lightyear costume.  The photo was perfect for the collection.

Supply list: Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Monsters in Space); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers: Pink Fresh Studio; Embroidery Thread:  DMC;  Mixed Media:  Stickles in various colours; Other:  Sequins from my stash.

Some close ups:
I used two sheets of Monsters in Space – Space Party papers. The one I used as the background and the other I fussy cut the monsters and the “Let’s Party”.

I then drew a circle roughly in the middle of the background paper and pierced holes to do some hand stitching.

I added some aqua and green sequins to my stitching.

 When that was complete I added the fussy cut elements to the background with foam circles.

  I added Stickles to the fussy cut elements.

 I then cut some planets and space ships from the Monsters In Space – Orion’s Pod paper.

I then adhered the elements along the stitching lines to orbit around my photo. I used a square 5×5 inch photo and some puffy alphas to add “To Infinity and Beyond”.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope you were inspired and that you will get your "Monsters in Space" collection from your local scrapbook store.

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