Saturday, December 26, 2020

Scrapbook Layout Flip Through End of 2020

Hello everyone! We are getting so close to the end of the year. I cannot believe how quickly it went and so happy it did in a sense. But in another way I'm sorry that it did fly by. This year, I found my creative vein again and the blood was pumping through it quite a bit. I got back to scrapbooking, mixed media off the page projects, and art journaling. I hope you'll enjoy this flip through of the last few months.

Friday, November 20, 2020

For the Love of Crafting and Sharing: Blessed, grateful

Hi everyone. I'm so glad to be here to share my latest process video with you. I had to pull out all my Fall SCT Samplers and get some of them used up. They all worked together to create a gorgeous layout full of gratitude. I hope you enjoy it! To see it full screen, use the link below. Have a great weekend!

Scrapbooking Layout Process For the Love of Crafting and Sharing: Blessed, grateful

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

For the Love of Crafting and Sharing - using the Storyteller collection

 Hi everyone. I'm here today with a scrapbook layout process video that I've done in collaboration with the talented ladies at For the Love of Crafting and Sharing. 

For this particular layout, I used Vicki Boutin's Storyteller papers, and ephemera, especially the dies, because that's this month's theme. And I also added some Creative Embellishment small silver acrylic stars. I love the shine they give the layout. I started with a sketch that you'll see in the video and used it as inspiration.

I hope you enjoy the video and check out the ladies' links in the description box.

Until next time, stay safe and happy!

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Happy Together - CTMH Brushed Collection

It's been hot, and that's reminded me to continue scrapbooking our cruise photos from last year. I had this beautiful collection from Close to My Heart called Brushed. It's a Bring-Back-My-Pack collection so it's only available for a short time. I decided to get scrapping with it and selected a few flowers I had on hand as well as some CTMH acrylic hearts and Julep accessories. I hope you like it. I'll have a process video linked below. You can purchase the collection from my website here until July 31, 2020:

Monday, July 20, 2020

Winning kit! Tiptoe through the tulips!

Hello everyone! It's been a busy month for me, with family illness, and work but I'm so glad to be back here. I've been busy keeping in the craft room as well.

I have so much older stash, collections from many years ago that I kept when we moved, and I needed the motivation to use them. So I put it to my YouTube lovelies and Facebook scrapbook community to vote on which kit to use.

Here's the first layout video using the winning kit. I hope you enjoy it. If you want to see what kits were up for the vote, look for the information box at the beginning of the video to link you to that video first.

Happy scrapping and have a great week!

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

New layout for Scrap the Boys challenge

Hi everyone. I've been having fun in the craft room and I finished a layout using some lovely items from Creative Embellishments that I won. The gorgeous acrylic mirror stars are the perfect addition to this layout. This month's challenge at Scrap the Boys is a colour challenge/mood board.

So I got to work with an older kit I had from Glitz Design and pulled this together:

I started off with a mixed media background using sprays and inks, as well as roller stamps to give lots of texture. Then I used the papers from the 6X6 pad I had, torn the edges for an edgy vibe, inked them up with distress ink in Faded Jeans, and went to work on placement of the embellishments. I love how it turned out. And the giant pebbles from Glitz Design are perfect too!

I hope you enjoy this layout!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

New SCT Sampler layout - What fun!

I said it before on my video unboxing the SCT Sampler for June... I really didn't think I needed Vicki Boutin's Let's Wander collection, until I got the sampler. What fun papers! What fun embellishments! I had so much fun playing with it. I did a layout today and got out my Caran d'Ache watercolour crayons to create a background, and then chopped up one of the papers and did some stitching. Then I fussycut (Yes I said FUSSY CUT!!) the flowers out from one of the papers. This was so much fun to create. I also followed along with a Creative Embellishment challenge for June. Here's their mood board this month:

I loved the vine with cherry blossoms. I didn't have any chipboard for that exactly, but the chipboard that I used, and sprayed with Citron Color Shine spray added just the right touch to the layout I think.

I needed a bright pop of green to match one of the papers, and it did the job! Enjoy some of the closeups.