Sunday, 15 February 2015

"Let's put a smile on their faces..." for the Abstract Art challenge at

Hi Everyone, I've completed another layout for a challenge that I heard about on the following blog:  You can find the details for their challenge here.

I absolutely loved this challenge.  I don't tend to lean toward the abstract so this was definitely out of my comfort zone and I so enjoyed doing this layout and was really happy with the way it turned out.
I loved the photo - it is of my son and my daughter-in-law dressed up for a Halloween party as the Joker and Harley Quinn.  I think my daughter-in-law did such a great job on their costumes and make-up!

The products that I used
Texture paste
Ceramcoat Colonial Blue and Empire Gold Arcylic Paints
Folk Art Tapioca Arcylic Paint
Gleams - metallic paint - Kim Gold
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Pink Rose and Black Velvet
Dylusions Spray ink in After Midnight
Glimmer Mist in Forest Green
Kaisercraft "Rocks" stamp
Argyle Trim
Crochet Cotton
Black Archival Ink
Crafter's Workshop Dots all around template and Mini Ledger stencil
i-stencils #09-00037 stencil
Geometric rounded squares chipboard
printed words on acetate

Friday, 13 February 2015

"Love" Tags for February Swap on Aussie Crafters Facebook Group

These tags were made for a Shabby Chic "Love" themed tag swap for a group I belong to on Facebook called Aussie Crafters.
The products used:
Tag #1:
Vintage Photo, Fired Brick & Antique Linen distress Ink
Versamark and clear embossing powder
StazOn Timber Brown Ink
Tim Holtz Tag and Label Die
Sizzix Cupid & Heart Dies
Hero Arts Long writing Background Stamp
Lettering Delights Heart & Balloon SVG and Be Mine Words SVG

Tag #2:
Victorian Velvet and Vintage Photo Distress inks
Clear Magic Stamps "Inspirational Verses JGCL569"
Sullivan's Butterfly Punch
Hero Arts Butterflies & Wildflowers Stamp Set
Diamond Stickles
Hero Arts Graceful leaves Stamp
Stamp Antics Floral Wreath Stamp Set
Versamark ink - clear embossing powder and Diamond Dust
Spellbinders Cherry Blossoms Die
Papermania Bunting Stamp Set
Clear Acrylic tags
Glossy Accents

Tag #3:
Chipboard tag
Watch Parts
metal & plastic embellishments
texture paste
Heidi Swapp Charteuse Color Shine
Tattered Angels Vintage Pink, Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mists
Satin Ribbon, Beads, Charms and jewelry findings

"Give Thanks"

Another Layout completed for the Challenge at csicolorstoriesinspiration.ning you can find here - Case File #154.  I loved the color combination for this and love the CSI theme of their website and challenges.  I used all of the colors from their challenge and then chose Polka Dots and metal/leather from the evidence elements and I used mixed up Alphabet from the Testimony elements and my inspirational words were "Give Thanks".

The products used for this layout are:
Die Cuts with a View Paper Pad "The Timeless Type Stack"
Kaisercraft 75cents Collection
Black window screening
Plaroid SVG from
metal gear
silver love charm
Metal Thanks brad
Homemade washi tape
Spellbinders Edge Dies
Checkerboard Stencil
Black Soot Ink
Drywall tape

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

"Geishas" Mixed Media Layout for entry into the February Challenge at Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Hi everyone,

Another Mixed Media layout completed.  This one is for the February Challenge at Off the Rails Scrapbooking which you can find here.  I found this one a little challenging for me.  I found the color combination a little outside my comfort zone, LOL!  Once I mixed the colors together though, it did seem to work!

Here is my entry that I titled "Geishas".  It is a photo of my granddaughter's Gabby and Suri wearing Kimono's that my husband and I got them while we were in Japan.  They love to dress up in pretty things.  Such girly girls!

This is the color board that was our inspiration:

Here are the products used to create this page:

Prima Mask #560935
Crafter's Workshop Template TCW94 Doodle Flower
Texture Paste
Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Metallic Rub ons
Tim Holtz Inside Out Alphabet Strip die
Heidi Swapp Primrose and Chartreuse Color Shine
Homemade Purple Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels Vintage Pink and Haunted Shadow Glimmer Mist
Petaloo Darjeeling Flower
Various metal and plastic findings, flowers, buttons and brads
Prima Sculpture flower
Chipboard Diamonds
Crochet Yarn

Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

"Bubbles" Mixed Media Layout for the Sketch #132 Challenge on the Sketchabilities Blog

Hi Everyone,

Back again with another completed layout.  This layout is for the Sketch#132 challenge on the Sketchabilities blog here.

I love the sketch.  I followed it pretty literally when completing my layout.  Here is my interpretation of the Sketch with my Completed Layout titled "Bubbles"

Here is Sketch #132 that was our inspiration for this challenge:

The products used:
Dylusions Melted Chocolate and  After Midnight Ink Sprays (ghost images then created with water and stencils)
Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals and Foliage 2 dies
Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies Small #2 dies
Film Strip Stamp & Acetate (Not sure where this is from)
Large Letter/Number stencil
Mini "Art Is" Stencil
Handmade "Circle/Dot" Stencil
Texture Paste
Gold Gel Pen

Saturday, 7 February 2015

"The Little Things" Mixed Media Layout for Entry in Kraft Plus Feb 2015 Challenge

Hi Everyone,

This layout is my entry into the challenge "Mango Breeze" that is being sponsored by Kraft Plus and you can find the details here.  The requirements for their challenge was that the layout should be on a base of Kraft cardstock and that you should incorporate some or all of the colors from their mood board.  Here is my entry:

The Mango Breeze Mood Board for this challenge was this:

I absolutely loved the colors against the Kraft background and was very please with how the layout turned out.  I have listed the products that I used below:
My Minds Eye - Kraft Fun Day Papers
My Minds Eye - Celebration Tracker Paper Pack
Recollections - Love Letters Paper Pack
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in Turquoise Blue, Mustard Seed, Vintage Pink
Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Sweet Cherry and Georgia Peach
Faber Castell Gelatos in Squid Ink, Blood Orange, Aqua Dolce
Glossy Accents 
Homemade Paper Fluff
Checkerboard Dollar Store Stencil
Ruler Washi Tape
Sizzix Ticket Die
We R Memory Keepers Tab Punch
Cotton Crochet Twine

This was a really fun page to do!  Thank you for looking!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

"Vintage 1956 - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" February Scrap It With Attitude Layout Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Another layout completed! Yay!  This was one I completed for entry into the "Vintage" layout challenge with Scrap It with Attitude on Facebook.

I think mine is really more "Vintage" in the age of the Photograph verses the "vintage" look of the layout itself?

Anyway - this is my entry:

The products used for the layout:

Kaisercraft Magnolia Grove Collection Papers
Gray Satin Ribbon
Maya Road Mask
Weathered Wood distress ink
istencil 05-00031 R SC
Roseberry Acrylic paint by Accent
Tattered Angels glimmer mists Mustard Seed, Vintage Pink and Forest Green
Sizzix mini envelope die
Scrapmatts chipboard
Lace Flower
EK Success Circle tab punch
Printed Acetate Title
Metal Phrase
Handmade wire tag holder

Thank your for looking!

"They Lift Him Up" Mixed Media Layout for entry into the Feb 2015 challenge at Scrap Around The World

This is my latest layout that I completed.  I am entering it into the Feb 2015 Scrap Around the World Challenge here.

The Mood board that they provided to give you inspiration is below:

The first thing that inspired me from this mood board was the sentiment.  It reminded me of a conversation I had with my son a short time ago.  He told me that never did he imagine that he would have four children (he was an only child).  But more than that, he never imagined how much love he would feel for each and every one of them.  He said it overwhelms him sometimes.  The second thing about the mood board that called to me was the color green.  I tend to shy away from the color green so I decided to challenge myself and use a shade of green in this layout.

The following is my layout and the products that I used:

Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
Drywall Tape
Balloon SVG from Lettering Delights (cut on my cricut)
Arrows also cut on the cricut
Prima Romance Novel Stamp Set
Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous) Remnants Stamp Set
Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous) Curiosities Stamp Set
Hot Off the Press "Bike" stamp set
Kaisercraft "36" clear stamp
Vicki Boutin's In so Many Words Stamp Set
Kaisercraft "Rocks" Stamp
Prima "Welcome to Paris" Stamp Set
Hero Arts "Joy Ride" Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Wild Honey and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks
Heidi Swapp Color Shine "Chartreuse"
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists "Mustard Seed" and "Vintage Pink"
Texture Paste
Cotton Crochet yarn
Old book papers
Memento London Fog Ink
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Mod Podge

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Birthday Card for my Grandson

Hi All, Another card completed for my grandson for his 2nd Birthday in January.  The product list:
Lynn Pratt Template for the Car @
Paper Xtra #45810 Stamp Set
Dragonfly punch
Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Thank you for looking!