Sunday, August 28, 2016

Beautiful - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Today I have a special layout for you....the first of my Beautiful Daughter's Wedding layouts. The inspiration photo for the Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team reveal is just perfect for the first layout!

Here is the Lasing Memories inspiration photo which continues with the August theme of colours.

And here are some closeups of my layout....

I painted up the "Beautiful" title from Creative Embellishments with light pink acrylic paint and highlighted with metallic water colours.

I also painted up the Recollections paper icon heart the same way. I stamped the background with my favourite script stamp using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Photo. I also added some TH texture medium with my favourite script stencil and blotted on some TH Distress Ink in Vintage Linen when dry.

I painted up the Blue Fern Studios Bits of Honey with a two shades of Metallic water colours. Then I layered over my stamping with a flower cluster made from Recollection burlap flowers and Pink Paislee - Bella Rouge flower over Recollection lace stickers.

I also wanted to share with you how I popped up my photo and papers. I always save my chipboard punch out pieces which I used to attach to the back of the photo and papers to add some dimension.

Product List: Teresa Collins paper, Dove Craft - Floral Muse 6x6 paper pack.
Photo - Luxarte Studios

I used the  August Week 3 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy for my layout....

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Today I would like to share with you a layout from my Mom's 88th birthday celebration. Every year the family gets together to celebrate Mom's birthday!

Here she is ready to blow out her candles on her big cake!

Here are some closeups....

I layered up four different colours of AC Cardstock and punched them with one of my favourite Martha Stewart punches. Then I added strips of paper, stickers and washi tape under the photo.

Two large 8's for the title, one fussy cut from the paper and the other fussy cut from the sticker sheet.

Product List: Simple Stories - Let's Party paper & stickers, AC Cardstock, YNS Gumdrops, Merci tin pin, U Brands paper clip, Tim Holtz tiny attachers and washi tape and thread from my stash.

I used sketch number 214 from Sketches In Thyme for my starting point....

I was also inspired by Rochelle's This or That Challenge - Washi Tape

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Beautiful - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Happy Sunday is time for the newest Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team Reveal. We are continuing with the August Theme of Colour Me Happy and here is today's Inspiration Photo.....

I was inspired by the Sunset theme and the colours....Here is my layout....

I took this photo a few years ago on a cold snowy mid December evening. I just opened the back door and snapped the photo.

Here are some closeups....

I started my background with Tim Holtz texture paste and two different Tim Holtz stencils. And then added some splatters of water colours to match the colours in the photo.

Product List: My Mind's Eye papers, chipboard & buttons, Fancy Pants corrugated paper, Studio 112 journal tag, Farm House Paper Co chipboard, Recollections heart clip, Heidi Swapp title, Tim Holtz texture paste, distress inks and Tiny Attachers, Morex Organdy ribbon and the twine and brads are from my stash.

I used the August 15th Stuck Sketches sketch for inspiration.....

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Budding Photographers

Happy Friday everyone! I for one am very happy that the work week is over. This was my first full week of work since the first week of was a long one.

Today I would like to share a layout created of my grandsons and their first experience with cameras. Their Mom & Dad gave them a couple of old cameras and they were both natural born photographers. I think it is in their genes!!!

Here are some closeups...

Product List - Imaginisce - Perfect Vacation papers and die cuts, October Afternoon alphas, Tim Holtz stamp and distress ink, Recollection stickers, Love Nicole rhinestone star, Crate Paper - Boy's Rule die cuts.

I used the sketch from Stuck Sketches August 1 as my starting point....

Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderful weekend! Stay Crafty!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Happy Hump Day everyone! Today I would like to share a layout of my Hubby.

I took this photo at our trip to the Butterfly Conservatory on Canada Day. He is posing with a butterfly!

Here are some closeups....

I created the butterflies by layering up two different size of butterfly punches and then added rhinestones.

Product List: AC Cardstock, Echo Park - Photo Freedom paper & stickers, Me & My Big Ideas title and Recollection rhinestones.

I used the sketch from Me & Mine for my starting point...

I was also inspired by the challenge at Archi-scraps - butterflies.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Summer Lovin

I have another layout to share with you today....

I took this photo on Canada Day at the Butterfly Conservatory with the creative setting on my camera. It makes the photo appear like an oil painting. I love how the waterfall behind the boys shows up line by line.

Here are some closeups...

I used The Around My Heart  & Let's Do Summer cut files from The Cut Shoppe for my background and title.

I added some die cuts and layered up one of the hearts at the top for some dimension.

I layered up three different papers under my photo to make it pop off the page.

All of my papers and die cuts are from Jillibean Soup.

I used the sketch from Creative Scrappers as my starting point.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Monday, August 8, 2016


Good evening....I have a layout to share with you tonight. I attended a crop on Saturday and got a few pages completed. Here is one of those layouts....

I took these photos of the amazing word picture that Mason's teacher made for him. One of the photos is from the back with the teacher's note. What an awesome gift for a child.

Here are some closeups....

I used one of the die cut arrows, added a brad and covered the brad with a gear sticker.

Product List: Echo Park - All About a Boy and Little Boy paper and stickers , Imanginisce - Let's Roll - Let's Go paper, Doodle Bug star buttons, and Target washi tape.

I used the Memory Nest Make It Monday No 66 sketch for my starting point....

I was also inspired by the challenge at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog to Washi It Up.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Canada Day 2016 - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Happy Sunday everyone....the hot weather is still hanging on here in Southern Ontario. We got a bit of rain Friday night which was very nice to see!

Now it is time for the Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team reveal. The theme for August is Who is into the new hot Adult Coloring Trend??   All of August challenges have to do with COLOR or COLORING. Today's challenge is Black & White with one colour added.

Here is my layout....

I choose to use red as my other colour. My background paper is actually white but looks blue in my photos! These photos where taken on July 1, Canada Day this year.

Here are some closeups....

For this cluster I used a Teresa Collin's vellum clock that I fussy, a fun chipboard stop sign and a dollar store Canada pin.

My title is cut from Sizzix dies. I love this lettering.

I added some stamping to the background.

Product List - AC Cardstock, Teresa Collin's papers and vellum clocks, Fancy Pants corrugated paper.

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog to check out the rest of the design teams creations and then be sure to link up your creation by the end of the month for a chance at a wonderful prize.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!