Friday, September 20, 2019

You, Me and the Sea - White Rose Crafts

Good morning!
I am back with my second project for my guest design spot with the wonderful White Rose Crafts!

I am also continuing to use the awesome Graphic 45 Sunkissed Collection (which is on sale BTW at White Rose)

I took this photo of my hubby and youngest while they were skipping stones one day at the beach.... 

I used a die I have for the banner and used some glitter to highlight it.  In the collection kit is a pack of stickers that I used on each side of the banner.  I like dimension so I used pop dots to add a little height.

I also used some shells I had bought at our local dollar store.

I made the rosettes from some of the scraps after I created the layout and then used the sticker buttons as toppers.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

You are Adorable - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning! 
I am happy to show you a layout I created for Els of her grandson –– he is adorable!

To create this layout:
I used various papers: ModaScrap's Wood Effect Paper for the background and Blue Cotton Candy for the accent pieces and title piece.

Step 1 - Using your accent papers Die cut - 2 stitched circles - your choice of size and cut one in half, a stitched fishtail with accent paper  and one using the card paper of the blue cotton candy to create your title, kaleidoscope background, the tag part of the planner essentials 11, the largest die in Planner Essentials 8, the heart from Love Struck, a border from Valentines Edges,  the circle and tree from the Love Life Tag  and two stitched rectangles.

Step 2 - apply a double sided adhesive sheet to a piece of Soft Finish cardstock and die cut the following - 2 edges from the Valentines Edges, a circle from the Love Life Tag, and a banner set from the celebration flags.  Peel off one backing and apply midnight blue silk microfine glitter from the Beach Palette set. Rub the pieces with your fingers to bring out the sparkle

Step 3 - Assemble as shown

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Live in The Moment - Creative Embellishments!

Good morning!

I love this color combo of browns and teals!  I misted the doilies from my stash with coordinating colors.

For the Stars in My Universe frame, I inked it a light teal then added some silk microfine glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs glitter!

I then painted the Stitched Border, I painted it in a darker teal to add more contrast

I also inked and glittered the dragonfly.

I heat embossed part of the title piece, then painted the other part with dark teal paint like the stitched border.

I am entering this in the Scrap The Boys September Challenge of adding flowers to boys pages!

Thanks so much for stopping by, 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Spooky Halloween - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
Elizabeth Craft Designs has some AWESOME Halloween dies!

It was fun to create this layout using a few of their new dies 


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Sunkissed - White Rose Crafts

Good morning!
I am excited and thrilled to be gust designing for White Rose Crafts this month! 

The first project I am going to share is made using the fabulous  

I absolutely love the colors in this collection and seeing how the beach is my happy place it was perfect!

I fussy cut the flower image with the title, turtles, sand dollars and starfish from some of the papers.  I also lightly misted a doily I had in my stash orange to highlight the photo of our youngest!

I love dimension so for the turtles, starfish and sand dollars I used my large ball stylus to 'puff' parts of the animals!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, September 6, 2019

Grad - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
I am happy to share my next layout using the awesome chippies from Creative Embellishments

I started by tearing and layering the 7 Dots papers (its Christmas paper lol) I then added three strings of hemp and double matted my photo.

 I usually cover my chipboard with some clear gesso but
 for the gears, I did not want them as a solid color, I wanted more of a wash.  So I opted to paint the chippies with a mist alone.

I painted on red Dylusions mist on the washi tape clusters and Washi tape shape clusters, then a bit of dark grey mist.

 I did want the title and the steampunk clock to be solid so I inked and embossed them in black.
I altered the title piece because I only want the title grad - so I simply cut of the rest of the word!

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, September 1, 2019

9th Grade - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
I am excited to share my school inspired layout created with Creative Embellishments chipboard!

I started by layering my 7Dots papers after I inked all the edges

I then painted the Book bag, and number panel in bone, then washed over with a grey mist and then inked with black...with the
 book set 1, I added a teal wash mist!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Good morning!
Our youngest recently graduated from high school and we are so proud of the young man he has become.
I decided to use LOTS of Creative Embellishments chipboard with this layout!

I really love to layer and with this projects I layered all the wonderful chippies!

I painted all the chippies with gesso then navy blue paint, then I a bit of distress stain and finally a little more gesso around the edges
I started with the Lace Border 4,
then added the Flourish set 15,  the Flourish Corner 5, and finally the Rectangle Flourish Frame

The title piece is from the Small Handsome Border Words
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Oma & Me - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning! I was honored to be asked by Els to create a layout of her granddaughter and her. I will admit, I was slightly nervous to create something for someone else but the photo she provided was so wonderful that it helped design the layout.

To create this layout you will need 2 full sheets of paper (I used ModaScrap Wood Effect paper (the top one) and ModaScap Relax in the Garden. I also used lots of bits and pieces and 1/2 sheets of the relaxing the garden papers. You will also need an edge distresser, brown ink, a few pearls for inside your flowers and of course your wonderful ECD dies.
Step 1 - Trim your top sheet to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 then using a pair of sharp scissors trim a bit of the top sheet in little bit so the bottom sheet will show more then using your distressing tool shred the edges a bit on both papers

Step 3 - Using the smallest shape in the fitted hexagons die set, cut 23 - 25 hexagons. Ink then distress the edges.
Step 4 - Using the Planner Essentials 8 cut one of the large tag and the title and ink and die and ink and distress
Step 5 - Using the stitched circles die cut the second largest circle the ink and distress the edges
Step 6 - Using planner essentials 11 cut one of the tags and 4 of the strips then ink and distress the edges 

Step 7 - Cut the top layer of the butterfly flourish and ink the edges


Step 8 - Using the backside of one of the relaxing in garden papers or a piece of off white cardstock die cut 2 leafy branches, then trim them in half so you will now have 4 pieces and ink the edges


Step 9 - Using your left over pieces of paper and your favorite flower dies die cut your flowers - I used, bunch of flowers 3, large flower set, and small flower set. I cut three of each flower and layered each one but you can also just die cut one and leave your flowers flat.
Step 10 - Assemble and enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by

Monday, August 12, 2019

Summertime - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
I love summer - hanging out at the beach, no phones, no devices just the beach and my family

I love this photo of Cody and really wanted it to remain the focal point of the layout and gorgeous Relax in the Garden Papers from ModaScrap available at ECD were perfect!

Banners are an excellent embellishment and the tropical floral was perfect for this layout.

I love the simple design of the Summertime title piece from Creative Embellishments 

and to finish off the layout I die cut a silhouette circle using the stitched circles

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Love - Elizabeth Craft Designs and Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
I have been busy working on my niece's scrapbook for her upcoming wedding!

I created so many flowers I lost count how many there actually are!
I used the small flower set,  large flower set, and bunch of flowers3 to create the clusters.  I die cut the leaves using the trio of leaves die

I LOVE the small butterfly die from ECD.  I used the double sided adhesive and the sand dunes silk microfine glitter from the beach pallete

I wanted the Brick pieces to be distressed so I started by painting them with Gesso, then adding some pink mist then painting on some grey mist and finally adding a bit of the glitter 

For the 'Love' title from the Love artist trading coins I painted it with white gesso, added the mists and the glitter but I want it to remain slightly distressed so I removed some of the glitter in spots!

I am also entering this in the CSI Case file 291- I was inspired by the colours, flowers and the gold in the image