June 1, 2018

Canal Days Circus

Hi there!

It's been a while.  I took a small break from scrapping.  Life was pretty busy and I just wasn't feeling it. But, I'm back at it and what better way to start scrapping than to make a layout with parade photos!

When I saw the release of the Crate Paper Carousel collection last year, I knew it would be perfect for my parade photos from 2017.  I bought a few patterned papers and some embellishments and stashed them until now.  I think it was the perfect collection for these photos.

The big top paper was fussy cut from the original paper and I backed the "tops" with some of the pink paper. I coloured the flags with my Prisma coloured pencil to match the layout. Then I mounted it onto a piece of cardstock that was misted with Mr. Huey's mist sprayed through a cloud stencil. It's difficult to see, but in real life it gives a bit of texture to the page.

The "picture frames" for the second page were also fussy cut from a piece of paper from the Bloom collection.  The page was then decorated with diecuts and stickers from Carousel and enamel dots from Echo Park.

I just love these pages. And the photos.  And the girls in the photos.
Happy Canal Days!


May 7, 2018

International Scrapbooking Day 2018!

Hi there!

Happy International Scrapbooking Day!  Or weekend! Or even week!

I love participating in all the online challenges that websites and stores come up with for this weekend. This year, I used challenges from Paper Issues and Shimelle Laine's Facebook pages. 

The first challenge is a combined one using Paper Issues' "Tools of the Trade" and Shimelle's "Use words over a floral".

The supplies for this page are from Pink Paislee Pick Me Up.  The cut file is from Paige Evans and I backed it with strips from the papers. Then, I used my sewing machine to add some stitching along some of the cut lines.
I wanted the egg to have a place to sit, so using my fringe scissors, I cut some "basket" grass and using the smooshing technique, I distressed the paper with Distress Oxides and gesso. The embellishments are also from the Pick Me Up collection, and the word "love" is from One Canoe Two.

For my second layout, I used the Paper Issues challenge of "S.P.R.I.N.G.". That is to use something from each of the letters in the word spring.

For the challenge I used a Stencil, a Paper clip, Ribbon, Ink, Nuvo Drops and Gold accents.

This is also made using the Pick Me Up collection.  I love how this collection can be made to look differently by how you use it!

If you are a scrapbooker, I hope you had a chance to celebrate International Scrapbooking Day.  But, it's never too late to play along with the challenges.  It's a fantastic way to be inspired.  Thanks Paper Issues and Shimelle!

Thanks for looking!

April 27, 2018

Scrapshotz April Kit - Project share #2

Hi there!

I'm excited to be sharing my second set of projects made with the Scrapshotz April Kit featuring 1 Canoe 2 Twilight.

This month the Design Team is using the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine April Sketch for inspiration.  Here is my take on the sketch.

I changed it up a bit by using five photos instead of three, but other than that, I stuck pretty closely to the sketch.  The large flower die cut really balances out the five photos and draws your attention to the title. All the other embellishments are from the kit, except the word stickers which are from Pink Paislee Pick Me Up.

The kit includes the matching stamp set from the Twilight collection and for my second project, I wanted to make a one layer card with it.

I started with a piece of 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock and my Distress Oxide inks in various colours. I stamped the flowers and leaves in a random pattern, then used my diecutter and a stitched rectangle die to cut it down.  I then mounted it on a piece of pink cardstock and then on a white card base. The sentiment was stamped with an Altenew phrase stamp and some rose gold embossing powder.  To finish it all off, I sprinkled it with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Be sure to check out the complete April kit in the store.

Thanks for looking!