Thursday, 9 November 2017

song bird

For my Flower Giveaway please click Here
I am slowly making my way back to scrapping. It has been a challenging year and  I've often felt blocked, my creative mojo vanquished. But I've been sitting in my room slowly looking through things and thought that I might start out with things or people who inspire me. On that note I decided to scrap a photo of my favorite singer Pink! I love this woman and her awesome voice. She sings from the heart and her songs are often related to everyday life, things that we can relate to. I admire her for her social conscience, out spoken manner and wicked sense of humor! She is truly a gifted artist! On that note I give you the layout song bird. . .
I decided to use a paper line I love for its gorgeous color, Zella Teal from Prima Marketing.
I enjoy fussy cutting (it's therapuetic, lets me think quietly) and just had to fussy cut some of the gorgeous blooms from one of the pages. I inked all my elements with Tim Holtz's distress ink in ground expresso. I also used a new stencil from 13@rts for my background.
Lindy's Stamp Gang mists are usually my go to for color and for this I used Jack in the Pulpit Teal, Ces't La Vie Cerise and Dark Chocolate Truffle. I also stamped my background with a music stamp from Prima and a text stamp from Bo Bunny.
This collection has beautiful elements in their chipboard and stickers. The whole line is amazing. I found  perfect stickers to describe Pink- Fearless and the one in black which is hard to read that says" we are dreamers".
The flowers in this line are oh so pretty!! 
I used some feathers from Duty Attic and heat embossed them in various colors to match my papers. I also added Prills in teal and silver sequins that come with the chipboard.
I also used some Marth Stewart Glitter and mixed it with Gel Medium going around the edges just lightly to add more glitter and sparkle to the layout.
I used American Craft DIY Thickers and sprayed them with Lindy's Stamp gang  Mist in Raven black. Once dried I added black glitter to them then sprayed them with hairspray to keep it all in place.

That's it for now. It feels nice to be back. I hope you liked it. I'll see you again soon. All the best! :)

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Cherished Moments

Flower Giveaway is Here

This Month at More Than Words we have an interesting challenge for you. The creative element is woodgrain and the word is Outdoors. So with that in mind I came up with this
My sweet granddaughter Emily enjoying a romp in the fall leaves. My background is a woodgrain paper which covers the creative element and the photo touches on being outdoors. My grandchildren and I share a love for the outdoors so it's never hard to find a photo of them in any weather!
This is the Mpodboard for November.
Now for some close-ups
Prima doily diecuts helped back my photo. I also used cheesecloth sprayed in Grab a Guy Gold from Lindy's Stamp gang and tucked it in various places around the photo to help pick up the color of those gorgeous yellow leaves. The chippies are from 2Crafty Chipboard.
I used Frank Garcia's gorgeous Amber Moon Collection from Prima that came in the Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club. The gorgeous flowers in this line are stunning! Also used a little ephemera heart. 
The kit included the chipboard elements and I couldn't help but use them. I used Prills to fill in some of the curves in the chipboard. 
More 2Crafty Chipboard heat embossed with Lindy's embossing powder. I did some stamping around the  photo with various Prima stamps. I used the following mist from Lindy's Stamp Gang for the background: Mission Bells Brown, Cowabanga Copper, Tangerine, Greased Lightening Green and Dark Chocolate Truffle. The cheesecloth was done with Grab a Guy Gold.
2Crafty Chipboard  embossed with Midnight Copper embossing powder from Lindy''s. You can also sea the masking work on the background. 
My adorable Emmy! It is so very hard when your grandchildren live far away! Every time you see them they have grown by feet! That is why every moment together is Cherished! I also used some Autumn glitter from Blue Fern Studios randomly to make it pop a bit more. 

I hope you give this challenge a try! Can't wait to see what you come up with. 
All the best! :)

Sunday, 29 October 2017


The time has finally come where I can no longer avoid the mess that has become my scraproom. I will be undertaking a new project that requires some order to my room so therefore I am forced to PURGE!! The great thing is that I've decided to host several giveaways! Each give away will be something different. Today we have flowers!
 That's right I am giving away flowers!!
In fact I am giving away 40 packages of never opened flowers!!
Yep you heard me right 40!!!

To have a chance at winning these beauties I ask that you please do the following:

1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Share this post on facebook. 

For an extra entry share this giveaway on Instagram.

That's it that's all.
I will choose a winner on November 30th! I will let my grandson pick a winner as it's his birthday!

Sunday, 1 October 2017


 This month's challenge at More Than Words was Delicate fabrics. The word inspiration is delicate and the artistic challenge is Fabrics. As you can see I went with lace. 
 I choose this photo of my oldest daughter Ashley with my newest grandson Hudson. This was taken shortly after his birth. To me there is nothing more delicate and fragile than a new life. And this cutie is so photogenic you will be seeing much more of him on my blog! 
This is the Moodboard on our blog at More Than Words.

I choose to add lace to this layout because it is also so soft and delicate. I ran some generic lace along the bottom and top of the page. I used Maja Design's Vintage Baby papers for this layout. They are perfect for boys and girls. 
I added Prima's lace with bling to the side of the photo. I did a bit of hand stitching along some of the sides of the papers. 
For added interest I did some stenciling with a stencil from 13@rts and snowflake paste. A small Tim Holtz gumdrop finished off perfectly.
The frame and title are of course from Dusty Attic. I tried to distress the frame to make it look old. I used some Lindy's mists on it then went over it with their white chalk mist. When it dried I added some Prima Clear crackle texture paste in order to make it peel and obtain that vintage look. 
I fussy cut around the frame so that I could add my layers of papers underneath. The flowers are old ones from my stash.
I hope you enjoyed this quick peek and hope you join our challenge this month!! We have so many awesome goodies up for grabs!!! 
In the meantime I must start getting to my East Coast holiday pic!!
See you soon!
All the best! :)

Saturday, 2 September 2017

The Road Back . . .

I have been notably absent from my blog as of late and I feel that I owe my followers an explanation. In the past few years I have lost so many people. Both of my parents to cancer, my nephew in a helicopter crash, my brother-in-law to cancer, my best friend only a year and a half ago. This loss still profoundly affects me everyday and now the unthinkable my beautiful step-daughter Leah.
Leah Jamie Quigley Greene
passed away July 26th, 2017

Leah was an army veteran and had the most outgoing personality. She was fun, outgoing, 

bold, wild and loving. Her sudden death has left myself and her sisters reeling.

 Nothing makes sense for us right now. I haven't felt the urge to create and can only sit at my desk and think if I only. . .

We will miss you so much baby girl! The only comfort I have is knowing you are with your dad now (He passed away in 1999 at the age of 42 of cancer).

I will think of you everyday for the rest of my life and make sure that your family is well taken care of.

Rest in peace honey.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Find Your Own Path- More Than Words July Challenge

 This month at More Than Words we have another fun challenge for you. This month is about exploring and arrows! This is my interpretation.
When I think of the word explore I immediately think of children and their innate need to explore everything in their environment. They love to see and try new things which is why this photo worked for me. A young child exploring the world of painting/Art.
This is the Challenge Board. Explore is the theme and somewhere on your project you must have arrows!
 I even have arrows in my title.  Can't remember who made this chippie but I do remember that I bought it at the Scrapbook Diaries. 
 I used 49 & Market's new papers from their Scents of Nature line. Here is another tiny arrow pointing out the frame with a bloom also from 49 & Market and some prills! All from the Scrapbook Diaries. 
 A close-up of my flower cluster and my masking work using Gabrielle's new Stencil Tile Mania. I also used a Prima die to cut the doilies on the background.
 Another arrow (small arrows are from Dusty Attic). I used some embossing powder from Recollections that worked perfectly with my color scheme! I also did a bit of fussy cutting as you can see around the clock. These papers are perfect for fussy cutting with their beautiful graphics!
Last close-up. I stamped and heat embossed some small flowers. I colored them with some Lindy's and randomnly placed them about the page. That's it for today I hoped you enjoyed! I can't wait to see this month's entries on the blog! Give it a try!
All the best! :)

Friday, 23 June 2017

Mini Challenge More Than Words : He

The mini challenge this month at More Than Words involves making a tag, ATC or card using the word He.
This is my tag for the challenge. I enjoyed playing with the Prima Patina Pastes! 

I enjoy using these tags as book markers! They are durable and distinctive. Hope you joined in this month for fun!

All the best!)