Monday, 19 November 2018

Christmas Day

I've never been one to scrap Christmas photos. It's not that I don't want to it's just that I get overwhelmed with all the gorgeous options to choose from. I usually pull everything out then end up putting it back because I can't decide. Well it's long past time to get over my indecisiveness!! So here is my first Christmas project of this season (might be the only one lol).
My gorgeous daughter Jessie and grandson Jaxon. Although the photo is a few years old I absolutely love it and knew this was one of the first I needed to scrap! For this project I used Blue Fern's  Vintage Christmas 1 & 2. It breaks my heart that Leslie had to sell Blue Fern. I have been a fan of theirs since they first came out. I hope and pray that this brings her the well deserved reprieve she so deserves! Good luck Leslie and Kev! You are in my heart always!
I wanted this photo to look like an ornament so I used this frame also Blue Fern. I cut it in half to maximize it's use. I heat embossed it with Ginger embossing Powder from Blue Fern. It is definitely a Blue Fern project.
The bottom half of the frame along with some blooms from 49 & Market.
Sadly this doesn't glitter at all but in real life it is full of sparkle. I heat embossed some drywall tape as well as did some stenciling and stamping around the photo.
I dry brushed some gesso on my blooms and other embellishments to imitate a snowy look.
Another little flower cluster.
I used some Perfect Pearls to add some glitter to this fussy cut tree.
My babies :)

I am working on another seasonal layout as I impatiently wait for my kit from My Creative Scrapbook to arrive. Thanks Canada Post for being such exemplary dickheads right before the Christmas season. Grr better not start.

See you soon!
All the best! :)

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Live in the Moment

Back again with another layout for you! I just got some photos from my daughter of my two eldest grandchildren and I had to scrap them! A few days ago I scrapped a photo of Lilly my oldest grandchild as a wee baby. Here she is now at 11 yrs old with her sister Emily.
Once again I turned to my trusty kit from My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club. This time I used the August Limited Edition Kit featuring 49 and Market papers and flowers. I am working backwards thru my kits lol. I was in a bit of a slump creatively and everything else in my life was chaotic as well. My lung was collapsing, issues with kids etc. . . I didn't have it in me to do a page. I am so glad to be back on track! I hope!!
I used the bottom of the paper (that you usually cut off and throw away) as my title. Live in the moment seemed appropriate for this photo of these two gems goofing about on the beach.
I used diecut pieces from 49 & Market Sweet Reflections laser cuts. These are awesome pre-cut pieces that match the papers perfectly. The blooms are from Prima and 49 & Market.

I used a Heidi Swapp stencil on my background (this also came in the kit) and then went over the pattern with Shimmery Goodness from TCW. Unfortunately you can't see the shine from this angle but it does look amazing up close.I also used a 3-D embellishment from 49 & Market  with the birdcage. Also some of the flowers came from the Wings & Things layered die-cut embellishments.
I fussy cut some flowers to mat around my photo. Aren't they gorgeous?!
Another close-up of the background work. I also used Perfect Pearls in Lilac to add some dimension to my page. And a little stamping of course!
Flower cluster and  Prills from the Scrapbook Diaries. I absolutely love the worn shabby look of these papers and found this page so easy to put together! It makes such a difference when you have co-ordinating elements to work with!!

Well that's another day done! I have to decide what to work on next. Hopefully I will see you soon! Thanks for dropping by.
All the best! :)