Monday, 27 April 2015

Seize the day

Decided to do a "man" page as hubby was getting jealous of all the layouts being done of the girls, grand kids but none of him :( Muffin :(
Well here is my first attempt at a masculine page. My husband John on one of his favorite toys. Actually it is one of my favorites as well I just don't let him know that! I was somewhat inspired by Dusty Attic's Mood Board.
The blues stood out for me and the words Awakening and Enchanted. For me when we go out on the bike down all the back roads of Muskoka you are surrounded by beauty. It's like stepping into another world where often you are alone with nature. Watching a sunset or often following the sunset is amazing! This is why I love to ride!
I used Maja Designs Vintage Autum papers for the most part I think there is some Coffee in the Arbour as well. Okay even some Vintage Summer. I used my trusty brick mask and put up a wall. Then I added a brick or two from Dusty Attic and a piece of the empty frame to add texture to the wall. I also used Dusty Attic's new Heart Frames for this layout.
The background was inked with a cobalt blue mister from 13@rts and then stamped. Love the chains from Dusty Attic as well.
I used the actual zipper out of a pair of John's jeans to add the little cluster of interest at the top left. Again another mask and some moulding paste. I went over the hearts with Lindy's Stamp Gang mist in Delight Denim. The chains were misted, dried then embossed with some Lindy's embossing powder in slate blue.
The title was done first with gesso, then painted with Delight Denim mist a few times! I let it dry then went over it again with the mist. I dried it. then I applied some crackling medium over it and let it dry over night. The next day I went over the title with a chalker from Prima Old Road and then used a moist baby wipe to wipe the ink off so that it only stayed in the cracks.
So that's my first man page but definitely not my last bike page as well you see
My hubby has an addiction!! These are his babies (summer ones)! When I ask him how many bikes does a person need he says to me "How many days in the week are there or the month?" Smart#@*(!
He still owns the two on the right as well as the Ultraglide so we get out often! Welcome to my life! I am happy to say he is finally going to sell these two!! Anyone want to buy a bike? :)
All the best!

Saturday, 18 April 2015


I was unable to attend our family Easter dinner this year. Knowing that I was down and out about it my daughter and granddaughters Lilly & Emily sent me some selfies to cheer me up. I loved the pics so much I decided to scrap them using my new kit from My Creative Scrapbook! The LE kit had the gorgeous Blue Fern papers from their Love Story line perfect for these pics! 
 I decided to play around with some mixed media mediums on this round. I seem to be in the mood to make messes lately! I gessoed the background then added some texture with a Prima doily stencil and some moulding paste.
I added some drywall tape and the new Heart Attack chippie from Dusty Attic. I then went around with a few other stencils and added some more moulding paste. Then the misting began!
I used a bunch of colors. Salt Water Taffy from Lindy's Stamp gang was the predominant color then came Tattered Angels in Mel's Diner, Rum Punch, Candy Apple Red and Starfish. I also went around the page and did some stamping with small stamps from 7Dots Studio.
Another close-up of the masking and misting. Love this new chippie from Dusty!
To break it up at bit I misted the smaller chippies from various Prima lines with Prima's Gold Foil Color Bloom Mist as well as Tattered Angels Fern for the leaves. The bigger flowers are from Petaloo (I love their Botanica line!) and the smaller ones from Prima.
That's it for me today. So much to do and so little time! Have a great weekend! All the best! :)

Thursday, 16 April 2015

live, love, laugh

 This month at Scrap Around the World we had an amazing Mood Board to work with designed by the talented Hera Sugitani. This is my interpretation of it. A vintage photo of my parents (mom was only eighteen at the time!) at the beach.
And this is the Mood Board
Gorgeous isn't it?
Love the whole ocean theme and the colors so I naturally turned to Prima's Seashore Collection. I used alot of mixed media product on this layout for texture as well as some new Dusty Attic.
I stenciled the background, then inked it. Then I added some Dusty Attic Grass Clusters to match the stamping. I also used a small piece from Wildflowers #1 from Dusty Attic. My favourite piece is the new crooked fence from Dusty!
Another vantage point.
You can see here the moulding paste and stencil I used. I believe it's from Prima (since I did canvas' with my granddaughters I can't find half of my stencil covers!).
A seashell and flower cluster. All the blooms are from Prima's Seashore line.
You can find the contest here:  Scrap Around the World and you have plenty of time to submit an entry! Please remember to read our rules carefully!! And check out the awesome prizes we have this month from our wonderful sponsors!




$50 worth of product from 13@rts
{Image below is a random selection of their products
& not indicative of exactly what you will receive}

13arts is a Polish manufacturer specializing in scrapbook papers, 
embellishments & artistic mediums. See our store HERE where
we ship worldwide!  Our blog HERE is full of inspiration & we
 have a monthly challenge where all our welcome!

Follow us on Instagram HERE, Twitter HERE & Facebook
 HERE & remember to follow us on Pinterest HERE too!!



$40 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments!

Creative Embellishments is a family owned company created by
Michael & Nicolle Kramer, a husband & wife team who design
& manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood, rubber stamps
& flair products. We have been in operation since September 2013.

It is our mission to offer fun & inspiring products that can be added to
any project to bring out your inner creativity! In the near future we will
be expanding into other mediums such as acrylic & stencil embellishments.

We also custom cut for individual orders & have a wholesale store for 
retailers, kit clubs & classes. Do your shopping HERE! If you own a
store register for our wholesale section HERE. Be inspired by our blog
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$30 worth of CHIPBOARD from 2Crafty Chipboard
{not necessarily exactly what is shown below but a GREAT selection!}

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 
of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been
 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.
We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 
market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small. Visit our website HERE.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a 
customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog HERE!



OVER $25 worth of product from 7 Dots Studio!


7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high 
quality scrapbooking products – paper, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboard.

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness
 of our papers, which makes them perfect for all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will also find clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists all around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from our design team
please visit our blog HERE, our Facebook  page HERE & follow us on
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$20 worth of product from UmWowStudio
{Image below is a random selection of their products}

UmWowStudio is an innovative embellishment company located in
 Las Vegas, Nevada.  With chipboard, flair & stencils currently in
 their product line (& more fun things on the way!) they span across
 all bits of paper crafting, including memory saving, card making,
 tags, stamping, mixed media, art journaling & more!

Shop with us HERE, follow our blog HERE & LIKE us on Facebook
HERE!  Follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & Youtube HERE!!


17.50 Euros worth of products from Danafix, France. 
{Choose your set of 5 + 1 copics HERE!} is an online store 100% dedicated to all 
Copic products. All Copic products made & assembled by the European
 importer are available in stock & we offer fast, international delivery!



$15 worth of product from Studio75

Studio75 is a  Polish manufacturer of scrapbooking papers & items 
such as chipboard albums, notebooks, spiral bindings & magnetic sheets.  
We have our own online store HERE, a bustling Facebook page HERE
 & a highly inspirational blog HERE - come & visit us - let's connect!



15 Euros worth of product from Scrap-Unlimited
{you will receive a surprise selection of BEAUTIFUL goodies!}

Scrap-Unlimited is a craft supplies manufacturer from The Netherlands,
creating  & selling the most amazing selection of embellishments for the
crafting industry.  We offer shabby chic, vintage & steampunk inspired 
embellishments, ribbon, flowers, metals, mini-books & mini novelty items.  

Check out our online store HERE for SO MUCH MORE!  
LIKE us on Facebook HERE & follow our highly
 inspirational blog HERE & our Pinterest board HERE.



15 euro gift voucher from Mixed Media Place

Mixed Media Place is a treasure chest of different media for creative minds,

carrying a wide variety of embellishments & tools to get your projects going. 

The world of mixed media is a place of limitless possibilities - we are here
 to help you to spread your wings & fly! Find our blog HERE, LIKE us on
Facebook HERE, follow our boards on Pinterest HERE & do your shopping HERE!


Over $40 worth of product courtesy of our design team

member & Instagram Manager Jelissa Mei!

Ooooh I see a great selection of flowers, a lovely big stamp 
set & a couple of sets of chipboard stickers - nice!!



Random Winner will always receive the previous month's kit
from Scraps of Elegance, valued at a whopping $36.95!!

Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs
 that cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other 
kit clubs offer.  Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking
 to a level beyond.  We strive to include the latest & greatest items on the market
 that will enable you  to create not "just a layout", but a work of art. 

Visit our blog HERE,our Store HERE & sign up for our kits HERE & HERE!
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We would LOVE to connect with you!!!

I know these posts are long but well worth the look! Check back with me over the  weekend as I have another layout for you! It has been slow going I am sorry it seems that there is always something setting me back. I just lost my beloved dog Storm and am devastated. I hope to be able to do a page for her ! As soon as I am able to look at her picture without sobbing :( 
Wishing you all the best!