Sunday, 28 February 2021

Love you

 Hi there! It's been awhile. I've been sort of in the dulldrums lately. I think that being house bound is starting to take it's toll on me and I am praying that the vaccine gets to our area soon! In the meantime I have a new layout today.

This is my adorable grandson Hudson on his first Birthday. I always seem to struggle with boy pages. I have become so used to scrapping my daughters and granddaughters that when it came to boys I would put it off. Fortunately I find it so much easier when I am following a sketch and the papers from 49 & Market are so versatile it was easy!

This was the sketch I used.
I used the die cut sheet from Vintage Artistry Everyday collection and used the orange flowers as part of my embellishments. I also used the leaves from the Blue Raspberry Sugar Petals to add some more dimension.
For my title I used a piece of Blue Fern chipboard (love) and embossed it with orange. I then used a rubon from the Everyday collection for the word you. You can also see here how I took some Art Stones from Prima and sprayed them with some Afternoon Denim Delight from Lindys Stamp Gang for more texture.
I did the same in the opposite corner of the page. For my background I primed my page with clear gesso. I then used my Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink pad and added color to the background then stamped over it with black archival ink.
I made my own frames and hand stitched them in different colors to match my color scheme of blue and orange.
Another close-up of my little cutie.
My last close-up. I also used a few of the little bead die cuts from the die cut sheet from the Wedgewood collection for fun. The blooms are also from 49 & Market.

I really enjoyed doing this layout and now have to catch up on years of photos for all three of my grandsons!

In the meantime stay safe!

All the best! :)

Monday, 18 January 2021

Live for these moments

 I am back today with another 49 & Market layout! I love all their new lines!

This is my take on the sketch for this month's challenge.
This is the sketch. I tilted the sketch on it's side and decided to scrap it that way.

   I used Whale Watch Blue mist from Lindy's Stamp Gang to add the splatter effect on my page.
I used the Wedgewood Rubos as the leaf element on the page.
Love, love, love layering! I used some pieces from the Layered Embellishments and several pieces from the Die Cut package.
I used a piece from the Die Cut sheet as my title.
I used all 49 & Market Flowers for this layout in Salmon, Blue Raspberry, Wildflowers in Sky.

And that's it for today!

Hope you are well and staying safe!

All the best! :)

Thursday, 14 January 2021


Hi there. Welcome to my blog. I have been working away but have slacked off with the blogging. Today I have a layout done with the Vintage Artistry collection in Sky and Sage.
This is the namesake to my blog. This is Lillybean my oldest grandchild when she was just a toddler, she is now 13! Where does the time go? Lilly is the reason I started scrapbooking.
   On my background I did some stenciling then used some Whale Watch Blue to add some color.
I made a couple of blooms from the same paper and used a few from the Blue Raspberry package from 49& Market.
With these papers I was all about the layers! I didn't have the opportunity to buy the Die Cut pack (lost my job to Covid) so I made my own hand stitched frames and other pieces. I used just two small chipboard flourishes and embossed them with Pearl embossing powder from Blue Fern Studios.   I used a stamp to make a little banner and wrote in my title Lillybean.

And that's a wrap! 
Please stay safe, socially distance and wear a mask. I am petrified about how this Pandemic is playing out and the fact that some people still don't believe that it is real. We will never overcome this unless we work together!

All the best! :)


Saturday, 26 December 2020

Happy Holidays-My Creative Scrapbook Sketch Challenge

Hi there and welcome to my blog. Today I decided to try something different. I decided to take part in the sketch challenge over at My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club. This is my entry.
   I used the papers from the December Limited Edition Kit. The papers are from 49 & Market and Authentique. This is my adorable grandson a few years back (I am still catching up on scrapping that photo shoot).
This is the sketch that I had to work with.
I wanted to have some dimension on the page so I decided to make a star out of chipboard. I colored it and then went over it with a Prima stencil and Prima Paper Paste. 
I used the stencil from the kit and some Gel Paste with gold from Fabirka Deocru.
I used some chipboard to add the deer element to my page. I colored the deer and the pine branches with embossing powder from Blue Fern Studios. I also added a flair for some extra fun.

I enjoyed doing this project. Sometimes it's just nice to follow along with a sketch instead of trying to come up with a design. I hope you like the layout. 

Hoping everyone had a very Merry and safe Christmas. Wishing you all the very best in the coming New Year and pray that we will all get a reprieve from this virus that has held us hostage.
Take Care!

Christmas Cards with Vintage Christas

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have my last post for Blue Fern Studios. I decided to make a couple of Christmas cards using the Vintage Christmas 1 & 2 papers.
I love working with these papers which sadly are no longer available. 
I colored some cheesecloth and put it at the base of my card for some fun texture. I built the card up with various papers and then colored the chipboard frame with Sage, Avocado and Lucky embossing powders. I cut the Merry Christmas from the All Spruced Up chipboard and used Ginger embossing powder to color it. A couple of Prima flowers finish it off.
I used lace on this card for added texture. Again some Prima flowers for added interest.

Just a short post today. I want to thank Blue Fern Studios for giving me the opportunity to work with their wonderful products. I will miss being here but look forward to moving on to new things.

I wish you all the very best!

Saturday, 12 December 2020

Joy and Cheer

 Welcome back to my blog. I have a layout today done with Prima's gorgeous Christmas papers from the Sugar Cookie Christmas collection. I got these papers in my kit from My Creative Scrapbook. These kits are full of amazing products, papers, blooms, chipboard, ephemera, etc. . .   I made a mistake on this layout but chose to post it anyways. When I prepared my background I didn't apply white gesso behind my snowflake paste like I usually do (gapping due to a horrible case of pneumonia). Consequently you can barely see it on my page :(     I used a variety of papers to back my photo, I love layers! I used the chipboard from the kit (steampunk pieces) and colored the heart with light pink. You can see some of the Snowflake paste to the right.    I used some of the ephemera that came in the kit including this little box full of holly. I also added these cute little pink embellishments from my stash.

I also used some of the printed chipboard that came with the kit. It's the most wonderful time of the year seemed an appropriate embellishment for the page. I used the Prima flowers that came with the kit also from the Sugar Cookie collection.
This cute little tag came with the ephemera pack. I used a little baker's twine to finish it off.

The last photo is of another piece of chipboard from the kit and a little snowman embellishment. I love working with winter/christmas papers and embellishments. Sadly there will be no Christmas this year for us this year. I have never been so bummed out but the harsh reality of Covid is better to stay safe than be sorry. So while I should be visiting my grandkids instead I will be scrapping (or probably moping).

Take care!

All the best! :)

Wednesday, 9 December 2020


 Hello! Hope today's post finds you well. I used the Vintage Christmas papers for this layout.

I wanted to do a more simplistic layout, so I chose to go with three basic colors, green, blue and white.

I did the usual background that I love, some stenciling and coloring with Whale Watch Blue mist. I heat embossed some drywall tape, with embossing powder, cut it into pieces and placed them around my photo. I also embossed some Fern Leaves with Sage, Avocado and Lucky embossing powders and placed them with my flowers from 49 & Market blooms in Sky and Blueberry.

The opposite flower cluster.

I used a few snowflakes from the Sparkle Snowflake pack and heat embossed them with some pearl and tinsel embossing powder.


I used the Ornate Wreath to frame my photo. I spent awhile preparing it. I used Sage, Avocado, Lucky, Taupe, Stormy Skies and Hot Cocoa embossing powders. I then applied some snowflake paste around my leaf to imitate snow.

Another snowflake.

I used the title from the Sparkle Snowflake package and cut it down to just Sparkle. I heat embossed it with Stormy Skies. 

And that is the low down on my latest project. 

All the best! :)

Products Used


Vintage Christmas

Embossing Powder

Sage, Avocado, Lucky, Stormy Skies, Taupe, Hot Cocoa, Pearl


Ornate Wreath, Fern Leaves, Sparkle Snowflake