September 2, 2016

Hello Sunshine

Hi there!

I'm up today with a layout that has been published in the fall edition of the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine featuring layouts about pets.This is a pretty simple page of my husband, daughter and I taking our golden retriever on a hike along Columbia Lake at Easter.

Paper: Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, Bazzill Basics; Embellishments:
Pink Paislee, Crate Paper, Heidi Swapp, Tiny Attacher unknown camera
rubber stamp; Mixed Media: Mr Huey's mist, clear gesso,

I wanted to add some mixed media to the background, so I used clear gesso to prep the cardstock.  It was great that the Crate Paper Journey embellishments matched the Pink Paislee Atlas papers. The "happy trails" words and arrow were on a piece of vellum shaped like a road sign which didn't really match the theme of my page.  But, I thought the words were perfect for a hiking page, so I just cut them out and used them in a different way.

Unfortunately, because I used the clear gesso on the background, it made the paper kind of gritty and difficult to write on.  If I would have known, I would have done the journaling differently.  Oh well. Once I started, I was committed.

Since I have a subscription to CSM, I do have an extra copy of the magazine to give away.  Just leave me a comment on this blog post telling us your favourite place to walk or hike and I will do a random draw and the lucky winner will win my extra copy! (Open only to Canadian or US postal addresses, please). Draw closes September 9th at 12:00pm MT. Good luck! 

Creative Scrapbooker is a great magazine and it's always an honour to be published by them. They are having a difficult time right now as one of their team members has passed away.  You can check them out at Creative Scrapbooker Magazine and give them some love.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Beautiful layout. I've done that with clear gesso also ;). I love walking on the beach.

  2. Lovely layout. I love that you combined several paper line together and have such a cohesive look without being all matchy matchy. I am lucky enough to live close to the white mountains and love to go hiking there.

    1. Thanks for commenting, fluffsmom. You are the lucky winner! Please send me your mailing address to scrapbookdiva @ and I will send out the magazine as soon as possible.