Sunday, 30 December 2018

Believe in the magic

I am here today with a winter layout done with the December Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbooking Kit Club. This kit featured the beautiful Jolly & Merry Christmas papers designed by Frank Garcia from Prima Marketing.
 This is one of my favorite photos of my oldest granddaughter Lilly taken over ten years ago. These papers were the perfect match to finally scrap this photo.
 I used two different stencils on the background. One from Prima that came in the kit and the other from Heidi Swapp that came in last months kit. I used some Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays in Merci Beacoup Mint and Cotton Candy to add color to the background. I also heat embossed some drywall tape with matching colors for added texture. The smaller circles were done with Snowflake Paste from Finnibar.
 I also added some Seedlings from Blue Fern Studios called Tickle on my white flowers and random spots on the page. The white flowers are from 49 & Market and also came in one of my kits.
I used several printed chipboard pieces from the kit as well as the matching diecuts to add layers to my page. The snowflake chippies are from Blue Fern studios and I simply embossed them in white then Tinsel for added sparkle.
Another close-up.
I loved the little boots chippie in the kit it matched my theme of playing outside in the snow perfectly. Also adore that little banner. It is a joy to embellish a page when you have all the matching elements. The gorgeous pink bloom is from the Merry & Jolly Collection as well.
I used one of the sayings from the diecuts as my title for the page.
Last close-up giving you a better view of the snowflake chippies. The green blooms are also from Prima. I hoped you enjoyed today's layout. I plan on spending the rest of the day relaxing and scrapping seeing as it is freezing outside! I hope to see you soon!
 I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy New Year! May it bring you all that you long for and good luck with those New Year's Resolutions! All the best! :)


  Between all the Christmas preparations and full time baking I was able to pull off a couple of layouts! This layout was done using the absolutely stunning November Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbooking Kit Club!It featured the Georgia Blues Collection from Prima! I loved this kit so much I ordered 2! 
 My beautiful girls Lilly and Emily posing on the beach. Getting these two in a photo is challenging enough but to have them both smiling is nothing short of a miracle!
I kept this layout really simple. I did a little background work with the Heidi Swapp stencil that was in the kit and some heat embossing.
This kit came with matching chipboard, emphera and flowers so it was easy peasy to embellish!
I used one sheet of paper and cut it up to layer my background behind the photo.
I always like to do a close-up of the photo so you can see it better. There was no great challenge to this page. It was easy to do and because I had so much on my plate this month I went for simple! I will most definitely be doing more layouts with this kit so stay tuned! I hope you enjoyed!
All the best! :)

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Home for the holidays

Hello everyone! I am here today to bring you a wintery layout to help inspire you (more like myself) to get into the holiday season!
  I was inspired by the uber talented Tartine Peluche when I did this layout. I love how she creates layer upon layer it looks so amazing! And while I will never have her talent I really enjoyed putting this one together. I plan to put it in a shadow box and hang it for the holidays! I used mostly Blue Fern products. The papers are Vintage Christmas and Vintage Christmas 2. 
 Top left corner we have an adorable reindeer flair from Cuts2luv (they have so many adorable flairs for every occasion). The white flowers are both from Blue Fern collections and the red and green are from 49 & Market.
 I used some chipboard on this layout all from Blue Fern. The berries are called berry stems and I backed my photo with the snowflake frame. I heat embossed them with a glitter embossing powder then used Perfect Pearls in red and Stickles in red to give the berries more texture. You can also see a piece of printed chipboard frame peeking out here.

 For my background I did some heat embossing with stamps to give the page more glitter as well as used Blue Fern stamps with black archival ink to give it more depth. I then went over it all with a stencil and some snow paste. The snowflake also Blue Fern from the Shabby flakes pack. A gem in the middle was the perfect finishing touch. I also heat embossed drywall tape to match my papers. This was another great trick I learned from Tartine Peluche!
 Another close-up different vantage point. You can also see another piece of printed chipboard beside my photo. These pieces make great embellishments!
 My title. Here you can also see that I used seedlings in Flaming Red as well as some Art Stones from Prima Marketing. 
 More blooms 
Last close-up the flower cluster on the bottom right. Again a mix of flowers and another adorable flair from Cuts2luv. I added the lacey teal bloom from Petaloo to bring more color to the cluster as well as a berry from my stash. I'll be honest I am not a fan of winter but I so enjoyed doing this wintery layout. 

That's it for now. Hope to see you soon!
All the best! :)