Sunday, 31 December 2017


Happy New Year!! Welcome to 2018 may it be the year that sees your dreams come true! This month at More Than Words we have another great challenge for you. It involves tags and birthdays! This is my interpretation.
My grandson on his fourth birthday awaiting the arrival of his guests. Such a pensive look for such a little guy. I used Maja Design Denim and Friends papers for this layout.
This is our Mood board for the month. 
This sweet face is often the focal point of many of my pages. I used a chippie from Blue Fern Studios to frame the photo.
All my blooms are from 49 & Market. I wasn't really happy with my background but I ran out of time so I had to go with it. I did some masking with a 7Dots Studio stencil then misted with Whale Watch Blue from Lindy's Stamp Gang. I did some stamping then tried giving my stars some depth by going around them with a distress ink marker.
A symbol of my love :)
Here you can see two of my tags. The biggest one backs my photo. I hope you join us this month and try your hand at this challenge. We have some awesome prizes for you! That's it for now. I will be back soon with a little fun news!
All the best.

Friday, 8 December 2017

You make me smile

I have been waiting to play with these papers forever it seems. Unfortunately other obligations are cutting into my fun time these days. Happily I squeezed some time in yesterday and today to catch up on some things. This is my first layout playing with the Cottage Life papers from 49 & Market.
 My beautiful daughter Jessie and handsome grandson Jaxon. I am totally biased! We were attending an event at my other daughters home out of town. This has to be my favorite picture this year of these two! :) I did some masking on the background with some Gesso then sprinkled glitter all over it. 
 I used a Prima die for the red doilies in each corner. The chippie is from Dusty Attic. I added a gloss to it as I really wanted it to stand out from the flowers surrounding it. I cut the chippie so that I wouldn't lose that last little bit at the bottom when I tucked it behind the photo.
 I love these 3D embellishments from 49 & Market! They just pop!
 Just a teeny flower cluster.
 My title is from a 7Dots Studio sticker sheet. It seemed appropriate. And more blooms. I love these flowers!!!!
 More 3D pop ups.
Better shot of the left side.

 I fussy cut the two banners from the extra embellishment sheet you get with this paper pack.
 And even more blooms! lol
 My beautiful babies!!
 Just tucked the leftover piece from the chipboard here at the bottom.

Final close-up I promise! :)
I want to thank Janene from Scrapbook Diaries for making this fun project possible!! You rock Janene!!

Off to more creating before duty calls again. Have a great weekend!!
All the best! :)

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Giveaway Winner!

Sorry it has taken me so long to get this up but it has been a crazy month.
So without further ado the winner of my Flower Giveaway is:
I used Random Number Generator (still have to learn how to move it to my page)

Drum roll please

Kareen Dion!

Congrats Kareen please forward you address to me at

I will get this out to you ASAP.

Keep your eyes out for another Giveaway coming this month!!
All the best! And thank-you to  everyone who participated.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Party of 5

 As this year comes close to an end, the holidays fast approaching what better time to celebrate the blessings of having a family. December's challenge board is all about family and numbers and this is my creative take on it.
Our challenge board.
One of my favorite photos ever! My beautiful grandchildren and I. From the left Isla Skye, Jaxon James, me, Lilly Katelyn and Emily Monika. I felt this photo was the perfect fit to celebrating family. There is a saying," We think we know love until we have grandchildren.
I used one of Prima's older lines Garden Fables to do this layout as it was a perfect match! I used matching blooms from the line to embellish this page. I also used their chipboard (just love the colorful houses bright and cheerful! Perfect place for a family to live!)
I used this beautiful chippie from Blue Fern Studios and colored it with a variety of embossing powders, again trying to match the colors of the photo and the papers.
I stenciled my background with the lace stencil from Tim Holtz and some molding paste from Dusty Attic. I love the smoothness of their paste! I misted it lightly with Salt Water Taffy from Lindy's Stamp gang trying not to drown out the photo. I then went over the raised elements of the stencil work with some Shimmery Goodness from TCW. After that I did some stamping and added some pretty pink Prills. 
My title was done with American Crafts DIY Thickers which I misted with Sea Mint Green also from Lindy's. I thought the title "Party of 5" was a cute take on the challenge of using numbers. It also reminded me of the old T.V. series Party of Five a show all about family! 
I hope you like the project,I know I loved finally scrapping this photo!
We'll see you soon!
All the best! :)