Saturday, 22 September 2012

You Are So Beautiful

This is another scrapbook page of my granddaughter Suri taken on her 2nd birthday.  The paper collection I used was from Kaisercraft the Dancing Jewel Collection - this paper is double sided called Quartz.  I used both sides.  I love the colours in this paper.  I started out on the background paper by using a 12X12 template (stencil) by The Crafter's workshop called Flutterby.  I used texture paste to put the butterfly design on the right side of the paper.  The texture paste is somewhat transparent when it dries so you can still see the paper design through the butterflies.  I then used a free svg cut file called "Gothic Gate" that I got from and I painted the base of it plum and after that dried I painted crackle medium on it and let dry, then painted cream on top and you can slightly see the plum colour through the cracks in the paint.  I designed the svg cut files for my fuchsia flowers and the svg cut of my granddaughter Suri.  I put the paper doll behind the wheelbarrow to make it look like she is sitting in the wheelbarrow.  The wheelbarrow was stamped with "Stamps Happen, Inc." stamp #60024 wheelbarrow and then I cut it out and added some handmade flowers to it.  The "You are Beautiful" label is from a die cut and stamp set by Die-namics called Polka Dot Greetings.  I really love the De-namics sets because you get several mix and match stamps that can be used on the die cut made from the die that comes with the stamps.

Friday, 14 September 2012

My Best Friend and My #1 Inspiration

This is a scrapbook layout of Tim Holtz and my best friend.  Tim Holtz had come to Australia in June and had attended the Scrapbook and Paper Expo doing demonstrations and promoting new products.  He is my #1 inspiration and I was able to talk to him and get his autograph on my craft apron.  When he left Australia, one of his stops was Severn, MD and my best friend volunteered to work the night he was there.  She told him that I had met him in Brisbane and that I said HI! so he took this photo with her and the sign says "Hey Debbie, remember me?  I love it!  It was a scrapbook layout waiting to happen!
Cratepaper Random Collection Vintage for the fussy cut flowers.  
Grace Taylor Vintage Elegance Paper Pack for the base page  
AG124paper by Anna Griffin 
RMSCB306 Rosebud by Abby Simone Designs  
Tim Holtz Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, and Fired Brick.  
EK Success Corner Punch
Tim Holtz Como15 Paris Stamp
Tim Holtz Como 23 Optimist
Hero Arts Stamp Set AC007 - Past Times
Texture paste for the chicken wire design top left
Glossy Accents by Ranger
Beads and bead findings
Cricut cut file for Tag
Bird, birdcage SVG cut file from

Thanks for Looking!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

This is a scrapbook layout of my son at his graduation from college.  I used My minds Eye Hazel "Fancy" lots of dots paper (using the design by Ali Dosdall that I saw at the following link for the chevron design:
She made the most beautiful card with the chevron design and she shares how she made it.  I used  Crate Paper Random Collection "Modern", "Graphic" and "Denim" papers.  I used Tim Holtz rosette die cut for the rosettes.  I used sizzix die for the book, and "Graphically Speaking" Cricut cartridge for the rolodex card that I used as a photo "Frame".  You can see a video on my youtube channel: