Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Hello Winter

Hey everyone. I have a layout to share based on Scrap Our Stash's first Golden Globe Stash Challenge. The photos are of my grandson seeing snow for the first time. For the challenge I created a winter themed layout and used winter in the title. For the background I applied gesso first and then using the packaging technique applied some distress ink. I then added some red and green splatters.

The vellum snowflakes were made with a Sizzix die. I then placed glittery clear enamel dots from Your Next Stamp in the center.

I used pattern papers, ephemera and stickers from Simple Stories 'Sub-Zero' collection. To finish things off, I watered down some white acrylic paint, and splattered it around the layout.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for SOS' next new challenge.



Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Hey everyone. Happy New Year !!! Here's my take on the December sketch at The Studio Challenges. I used Fancy Pants' 'Spellbound' collection for this layout of my grandson's first Halloween. The spiderweb cut file was from Just Nick and the glittery enamel dots were from Doodlebug Design. Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, 30 December 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

Hey everyone. Got a layout for you based on three different challenges. At Scrap the Boys, the challenge was to use a picture of a multi-colored Christmas tree as inspiration. At The Studio Challenges, you were to use things that sparkled and shined. I also used the December 15th sketch at Stuck?!Sketches. From the picture I decided to go with a Christmas theme and to use a tree as a focal point on my page, which fit in perfectly with the sketch. For the sparkle and shine, I used tinsel color shine and strips of pattern paper that had a bit of glitter on it. I used an older collection from My Mind's Eye called 'Joyous'. I had several rolls of washi tape belonging to this line, so I decided to create a tree with them. It turned out quite well I think. I fussy cut the Santa and bluish snowflakes, as well as the small strips of paper with a glittery border. The photo is of my grandson getting his first look at a Christmas tree. Pretty sweet!! Below are some close ups and the assorted challenges. Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Bundle Up

Hey everyone. Merry Christmas !!! It's hard to believe that this is the last challenge of the year. I have really enjoyed being on the Scrap Our Stash design team and look forward to the new challenges coming next year. The pattern paper, enamel dots, ephemera and stickers used, were all from Echo Park Paper's 'A Perfect Winter'. For the word portion of this challenge I used the following items from my stash:

P : pattern paper
E : embossing powder (snowflakes)
A : acrylic paint (splatters)
C : circle punch
E : enamel dots, ephemera, element stickers

Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by and and stay tuned for some interesting challenges coming in the New Year.


Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Love at First Sight

Hey everyone. I can’t believe we have come to the December challenges at Scrap Our Stash!! My how time flies!!! For this month’s tic tac toe challenge I picked the bottom row: frame, the color green and sequin. I used Maggie Holmes' 'Carousel' collection from Crate Paper.  I absolutely love this photo of my niece and grandson, when he was just one day old. Definitely love at first sight!! Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, 27 November 2017

be happy

Hey everyone. I'm back with this month's sketch/word challenge at Scrap Our Stash. I'm absolutely loving the word part of these challenges as it makes me use up parts of my stash that I have forgotten about. I used Kaiser Craft's beautiful 'Wildflower' line for this layout. The flair button was from Cuts2Luv. The photo is of my niece. Our little Mouse is growing up way too fast!!! I used the following for the word part of the challenge:

T : thread
H : half pearls
A : amethyst coloured cardstock
N : Nestabilities ( hexagons )
K : Kaiser Craft
S : Seedless Preserves distress ink

Make sure to check out the SOS blog for lots of inspiration. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, 19 November 2017

Dad & Me

Hey everyone. Got a layout for you based on Cuts2Luv's and Scrap the Boys' November challenges. Scrap the Boys is a new challenge site for me. I haven't scrapped alot of masculine layouts in the past, but now that I have an adorable little grandson, that's going to change!! Lots of texture on this page with corrugated cardboard, staples, wood veneer stars, stitching, puffy stickers and filmstrips. For the Cuts2Luv challenge I followed the sketch and used the pattern stripes. The Scrap the Boys challenge was to follow a moodboard of green, black, orange and kraft. The first thing I thought of when I saw the moodboard, was the 'Good Fellows' collection of Fancy Pants which fit perfectly. Below are some close ups and the challenges. Thanks for stopping by.