Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Sweet Smiles

Just a quick little post today to share another layout, This is a very old photo of my oldest granddaughter Lilly (who is now 11!) As my first grandchild she holds a very special place in my heart. She brought light back into my life in a very dark time and I will always be grateful for that gift. This is one of my all time favourite photos.
 I used the September Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club featuring Prima's Misty Rose collection.
 Just a few close-ups. 
The chipboard frame is from Dusty Attic. The blooms are also from Prima.
A few butterflies for effect.
A close-up of my favorite photo.

That's it for today. Thanks for dropping by!
All the best! :)

Saturday, 27 October 2018


 Hello hello I am back today with another layout for you! I always struggle doing boy layouts. I have been scrapping my granddaughters for years so this is relatively new. How do you embellish a boy page? Ugh. Well this is what I came up with! Meet my sweetie pie Hudson. The youngest of my grandchildren. This pic was taken on his 1st Birthday.
 To scrap this photo I turned to my absolutely fabulous kit from My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club. This is the October Limited Edition Kit.
Isn't it gorgeous? Pam puts together the most amazing kits including papers, blooms (usually 3 packs!), stickers, chipboard, stamp and often stencils!! I mean what more do you need?
These papers matched my photo perfectly. So for some close-ups
I actually stamped and colored a few flowers initially to use alone on the page. But in the end I decided to use both mine and those that came with the kit. I also added some cog chipboard pieces (it' a boy thing right?). The blooms and papers are from the Flirty Fleur Collection. Love teal and black together!!
My title. A simple chipboard title from Dusty Attic heat embossed in black. You can see I did a bit of stamping with the stamp that came with the kit!
Another view of my flowers. I love the emphera packs that come with the kits. That little "CUTE" tag was perfect for the corner of the photo. Emphera is also perfect for adding layers to your photo cluster.
I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops to add some dimension around my photo. You can also see a bit of my background. I whited out the area I wanted to work in with Gesso then added some dimension with the stencil that came in the kit and some colored molding paste. I then stamped all the around the area with the stamp that came in the kit. I am building up quite a collection of stamps and stencils with my kit membership! 

Well that's it for today. Hope you enjoyed and I'll see you soon!
All the best! :)

Featured in a Magazine!!! Pumpkin Love

I know it has been forever since I've been here. Took a month long trip down East and upon my return everything else fell apart, almost as if I were being punished for taking me time. I won't bore you with the details. Just know that I am back and hoping to rebuild myself and my scrappy hobby! With that being said, I GOT PUBLISHED!!!!! Yes it's true when I got back I received some awesome happy mail from My Creative Scrapbook Magazine. This is the layout that was featured::
I absolutely love Frank Garcia's Amber Moon papers. I received these last year in a kit from My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club. I quickly bought more! I've had this photo for years and was waiting for the right papers to scrap it. Amber Moon was the perfect line.

 This is the layout as it looks in the magazine. I was so thrilled to see my name in print! Is that goofy?
 And this is the issue it is published in. Now for a few close-ups.
 I absolutely love how everything in this line is so well co-ordinated. I think it has to be my all time favourite fall collection! Thank-you Prima! Thank-you Frank!! These adorable chipboard pieces are from the line. 
My background was my usual primered paper with a stencil molding paste and mists. I also heat embossed some leaves across the page. The colors are all from Lindy's Stamp Gang. The chipboard pumpkins are from Blue Fern Studios. (Did you hear Blue Fern is being sold?!!) The gorgeous bloom as are also from the line. I really had fun doing this one.

Well that' it for today! I will definitely be back as I actually have more layouts done! It's true! Have a great weekend! See you soon!