Thursday, February 16, 2017

Scrapbooking Top 50 challenge

At Scrapbooking Top 50, there is an awesome sketch to have a play with for the February challenge:
I knew immediately with this sketch, that I had to scrap this gorgeous newborn photo of my great-nephew. I wanted to keep it soft and subtle, to tie in with the newborn photo, such innocence in those eyes. 
On my layout, I have used one of Charms Creations heavenly heart, made with glitter and blue fabrics. I have had these for a little while now, and have been desperately wanting to use them, the right layout hadn't appeared until now. This heart just topped off my layout. 
Thanks for looking at my layout, and for any comments you may leave.
Baby Boy


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Stuck?!Sketches! February 15 DT layout

Hi everyone, back with the second of my Stuck?!Sketches! February DT layouts. Here is the February 15 sketch:
I decided to keep this layout fairly traditional style scrapbooking, incorporating some memorabilia onto the layout. I have added the program from my daughters nursing graduation in place of the star on the sketch. I felt it important to add this to the layout, to tell some of the story. 
I added a script stencil to the background, to represent the hours of writing she did during her studies. 
For embellishment in place of the stars, I added some chipboard and the tassel. 
This wasn't the easiest photo to scrap, but it is done, and will be added to her album. 
New Graduate


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Funky Flairs Studio creative team share #1 February

Hi everyone, today I share my 1st February creative team layout for Funky Flair Studio.
This layout is using a photo of my very cute great nephew, Rome. This photo taken back in October last year. He doesn't look like this anymore, they grow too quickly.
I started to create a mixed media background on some patterned paper, and it just looked terrible, I didn't want to throw it out, as some parts of it looked great. So I decided to cut out 9 squares from what I had created, mount that on paper and use it as a background for the photo. I love how that worked. I then added some stamping and of course the flairs.
Cherish this boy
Unfortunately, the flairs I have used, are no longer available from the shop, but there will be something similar released soon with the next collection release. I loved the rustic, yet summery feel about these flairs. They made me think of the beach, and this photo was taken in a park near the beach, on a lovely sunny day. Isn't it funny how something so small can give you that feel. Here are the flairs. 





Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Stuck?!Sketches! February 1 DT layout

Hi everyone, this is my share for Stuck?!Sketches!  February 1 challenge. Here is the sketch:
I loved this sketch for the ability to add a few photos and tell a bit of a story. I chose some photos from our holiday in Hawaii last year. My husband was trying to take photos of me on the beach, the sun was very glarey, so it was hard to have a photo without squinting or covering my eyes. So these photos are quite candid really. 
I wanted a tropical feel to the layout, so used pink and yellow in my colours with the blue. I added a large chipboard flower, thanks to my old stash, which is in place of the star. I even added some old ricrac. It's a bit of fun to see what is in the old stash and use some of it. 

The sun in my eyes
Hope you join us for the challenge.



White With 1 February Creative Team layout

Hi everyone, I am back with my creative team share for February for White With 1. I think you are going to like this colour:

The challenge is also teamed with this sketch:
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So what do you think you could do with this combination?
I chose a photo of my kids, from just a few years ago, 1999, lol. I loved how the denim in their photo matched the colour for this month. 
I created my background using some plasterers tape, and coloured texture paste, which I spread through the tape. I added lots of sttamping and washi tape. You can see an interpretation of the sketch in my layout, somewhat, lol. 
I added a Charms Creations denim heavenly heart, a perfect addition to the layout. 
Brother and Sister
I hope we get to see your creation for this challenge. 

Show Us Your Stuff February DT layout

Hi everyone, February already, are you ready for a new challenge from Show Us Your Stuff?
This month we have an awesome sketch to play with:
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I really love this sketch, it is pretty versatile. 
I chose a photo of my niece and her partner. Given that February is the month for love, I thought this layout appropriate. I kept the layout reasonably simple, and allowed the photo to really star with the blues and browns. 
My handmade items are a Charms Creations Heavenly Heart, and a Funky Flairs Studio flair

I hope we see you play along with this challenge, and don't forget your handmade item. 
Love

Scrap the Girls February DT layout

Hi everyone, I am pleased to announce, I have been selected to join the design team at Scrap The Girls. It's very exciting, as I have been wanting to join this team for a long time.
So for the February challenge, there is an awesome sketch to play along with:
How cool is this sketch? For those of you who love multiple photos, then this is up your alley. For those of you who struggle with multiple photos, give it a go, you will be surprised. 
I chose photos of a friends daughter and granddaughter, they were pulling faces in their selfie photos - great mother and daughter bonding, lol. 
I loved getting creative with this layout, even used purple, which is the colour I hate to use the most!.
I sprayed with glimmermist and stamped around the border, also added texture paste. My layout features a spotty heavenly heart from Charms Creations.
I even dug into my old stash and found some transparency flowers that I think worked.

I hope you join in the fun of this challenge. 
Funny Faces