Monday, 16 November 2020

Tags-with Passages Collection

Welcome back. I have something different today. I decided to make some tags for a change. I often use tags as bookmarks and I have worn them out so it was time to make some new ones!
I used the Passages Collection to make these.
This line comes with an 8 by 8 paper pack as well as journaling cards which make doing smaller projects easier. (And you don't waste paper!). I made the backgrounds on both tags the same. I used old papers from a thesaurus and a music book and tore strips for my base. I also used tissue paper to give it more texture. I then went over it with a stencil and some molding paste then colored it. I popped up the balloon with some cardboard and added some flowers.
I did the exact same with this tag. I added different chipboard centers and some blooms from Blue Fern. The bird image came from the Glory in the Garden line. :)
A few close-ups.
I used Blue Fern and Prima flowers.
I used some Seedlings in Meadow for more texture.
More Blue Fern blooms.

That is it for today. I hope all is going well for you and that you stay safe and healthy during these difficult times. All the best! :)

Products Used

8 by 8 Passages paper pack

Happy Blossoms

Embossing Powder

Unknown Blue Fern Lace


Sunday, 8 November 2020


Hello, hello! Just me again with another layout using 49 & Market papers.
This is not my typical layout but I really enjoyed doing it. I used the September  Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club using the Serendipitous Collection from 49 & Market.
I used a variety of pieces of chipboard. I heat embossed them in various colors. I used the swirl  to help extend my layout horizontally and then embellished it with flowers and Seedlings in Lilac from Blue Fern Studios. I also made some stars with my Prima mold and painted them various colors as well.
I cut out my photo, backed it with chipboard and popped it up then embellished all around it. It sort of reminds me of a jungle!
Another close-up of all the embellishments.
The last shot is of my title taken from a Dusty Attic word pack. I embossed it with Lindy's embossing powder. I also did some stamping and stenciling work on my background.

That's it for today I hope you like the layout! take care and stay safe! All the best! :)

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Live Your Life

Good Day! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend! I have a layout today done with papers I got from Mother's Day. I've been wanting to work with them but shortly after receiving them I got sick and ended up in hospital. It took me awhile to get back on my feet but here I am and here we go!
This is the absolutely gorgeous Vintage Artistry line called Sky from 49 & Market.
I did a bit of stenciling on my page with a brick stencil and some molding paste. (Of course I primed the page with clear gesso first). I lightly colored the brick with some Walnut Stain distress ink from Tim Holtz to match the browns in the girls boots in the photo. This is one of two flower clusters using 49 & Market Blooms Wildflowers in Sky and Blue Raspberry.
The second flower cluster. I also colored some cheesecloth to tuck behind my clusters for added texture. I also did some stamping using a 49 & Market stamp.
I used the tabs along the bottom of the pages and added them to my design. These are often so pretty they are a shame to waste them. I backed the photo with several different pieces of paper and the newsprint from the cut out sheet. I used a tiny piece of chipboard from Dusty Attic. I primed them with white gesso and then colored it with Weathered Wood from Tim Holtz. A few Art Stones and voila added texture.
I used a die to cut out a doily from white cardstock to help bring out the blues on the page. I also used a few pieces from the push out sheet.
I used another push out piece as my title. Live your life to the best. Simple but it works.
Full length shot of the flower cluster and papers from the left. Added more Art Stones across the page.
My last close-up is off the photo with all it's layers. I love this color palette it's so pretty and delicate. I also love the fact that this lines comes in various colors. It is so easy to work with and l find creating layouts just flows when using 49 & Market papers.

I hope you enjoyed looking and I will be back soon with another layout from 49 & Market. Take care and stay safe! All the best! :)


Sunday, 1 November 2020


 Hello! I am back with you today with a layout using the gorgeous new Blue Fern Studios line Passages.

This is an adorable line that focuses on travel but is very versatile for any photos!

I used the paper Junket for my background. I love the soft pink color and the adorable design on it. To frame my photo I used the Frilly Frame chipboard. I always prepare my chipboard by covering it in white gesso so that the color holds better and comes out brighter. I then went over it with pink paint and then highlighted areas with some Salt Water Taffy glimmer mist from Lindy's.

I wanted to bring out the pattern on the paper a bit more so I used a stencil that had a very similar design and added molding paste. I colored the design with the same colors that I used on the chipboard frame, Salt Water Taffy, Cosmopolitan Pink, Cotton Candy and Gold/ I added a little pink pearl in the middle of each design to help bring it out more.

I made some flourishes with my Prima mould and colored them again with the same colors I used on my background. The flowers are from Prima and Blue Fern.

I used the camera chipboard from the Picture This package. Trying to stay true to my color scheme I used Ebony, Glistening Sand and It's A Girl embossing powders to color it.

My second flower cluster, again using Prima and Blue Fern flowers. I also added the adorable little Eiffel Tower charm from the World Tour package.

To maximize my chipboard I cut the camera in half placing half on either side of the photo. I also randomly added some Seedlings in Sweet Pea around my layout for added texture.

I used a piece from the Ephemera pack as my title. I also did a little stamping using the Wandering Soul stamp on my background.

I hope everything is well in your world and that you are staying safe and sane!
All the best! :)

Products Used

Homeward Bound
Bucket List

Frilly Frame
Picture This

Embossing Powder
Glistening Sands
It's A Girl

Sweet Pea

Apricot Blooms

Black Lace

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Crazy Cousins

Hi there! I have another layout today which took me a little outside of my comfort zone. I went with a bunch of colors for this zany photo I took of my grandkids a few years ago.
I used the Happy Accident 2 line from Blue Fern Studios.
I used the large Circle Panel chipboard and cut a strip of circles from it. I used a variety of embossing powders and heat embossed them on then followed it with some random stamping with the Tattered Newsprint stamp. I used some seedlings in Meadow  and Pink Topaz inside the circles to add more fun to the page.
I used some of the Printed chipboard that came with this line. Amusing was the perfect word to describe the photo. I also used a frame from the printed chipboard and used it behind my photo.
I used 49 & Market blooms in Tutti Frutti which were the perfect match for the embossing colors I used.
The chipboard title Crazy Cousins was absolutely perfect for this photo which showcases the crazy cousins in our family.
I used the Scripted Medley stamp to add some extra interest on my background.
A closeup of the photo I used.
You can see the printed chipboard frame here as well as some extra texture on my background achieved by using tissue paper, drywall tape and a stencil to add extra texture to my background. 

Have an awesome day!

Products Used


Large Circle Panel
Crazy Cousins title

Embossing Powder
Chili Powder
Cotton Candy

Pink Topaz

Printed Chipboard

Scripted Medley
Tattered Newsprint


Saturday, 5 September 2020

Bouquet of Dreams

Hi there! Welcome to my blog. It is hard to believe that we are already at the Labor Day long weekend! Where did the summer go? I have another project for you today done with the Glory of the Garden collection.
 I've mixed two collections on this layout. Radiance and Glory of the Garden.
I did some background work with a stencil some molding paste and mists. I also added some gold beads and some wishing bubbles from 49 & Market.

 I used the paper Glory of the Garden for my background and then tore along all sides of the paper Effervescence from the Radiance collection and added it on top. I then tore two sheets My Sanctuary(Glory of the Garden) and a sheet from the Frolic collection into strips and placed them across the middle. I tucked some lace in between the layers for added texture. 
 I used the chipboard package called Bouquet of Dreams and heat embossed the top and bottom flourishes with Raspberry, Sage, Green Ivory, Avocado and Glistening Sand embossing powder.
I used the same technique on both. 
Tucked in among the flowers is another piece of chipboard done in the same color scheme. I used a combination of Prima and 49 & Market flowers. I also added some gold beads to the white flower to give it more character. You can also see a silver charm from the Chitter Chatter pack and some Art Stones from Prima.
I tried to balance the page out with similar flowers and another charm on the left side of the page.
My title also comes from the chipboard pack Bouquet of Dreams. I used Glistening Sand and Raspberry Embossing powder to decorate this.

And that is the end! I really like these papers in this collection! It is also fun to mix and match different collections. In fact I think my next layout will include several collection! A challenge if you will. I hope to see you then!
All the best! :)

Products Used

Glory of the Garden
My Sanctuary
Flower Market
Work of Heart

Embossing Powder
Glistening Sand
Green Ivory

Sweet Pea

Bouquet of Dreams-package

Unknown Blue Fern lace

Scripted Medley

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Making Memories

Hello! I am back today with a new layout using the Glory of the Garden Collection from Blue Fern Studios.
 For this layout I decided to go with the teal, blue and gold colors.
I prepared my background with clear Gesso then added some stencil work with a Tim Holtz stencil, Harlequin, and some Tiffany Lou mist. I then added some Seedlings in Aquamarine.
 I used two blooms from the Blooming Beauties chipboard pack. I used honey, Sage and Chili Powder embossing powders to color these.
 The second bloom.
 I used two butterflies from the Butterfly Garden chipboard pack. This one I embossed with Teal, Ebony and Buttercup embossing powders. I went over the yellow with Melted Butter Glitter.
 I used a diecut doily to add an extra layer to my page and the packaging from the Emphemera pack to help back my photo. I used the  frame from the Butterfly Garden chipboard pack and embossed it in blue. I also added a few Art Stones for added texture.
 For my title I used the Growing Memories from the Butterfly Garden pack as well and embossed it with teal.
 A close-up of the frame.
 For this layout I added just a few flowers from the Radiant Bloom pack and the Happy Bloom pack. The butterfly also ca,e from the Butterfly Garden chipboard pack. I love that you can get so many pieces in one package!

And that's a wrap! All the best! :)

Products Used

An Evening Hour
Flower Clippings
Work of Heart

Embossing Powder
Chili Powder

Butterfly Garden
Blooming Beauties

Radiant Blooms
Happy Blooms


Melted Butter