Saturday 28 April 2018


Hey everyone. I have a layout based on Scrap the Boys' April challenge to use geometric shapes. I used lots of triangles as well as squares, rectangles and circles. I used Jillibean Soup's 'Hardy Hodgepodge' for this page of my grandson and his Daddy. Love the colors in this line. For the background I used a combination of distress ink and oxides. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.


You Are My Sunshine

Hey everyone. Here's my take on one of The Studio Challenges' April challenges. They are joining up with Stick It Down and using their April single page sketch, as well as challenging you to use a song title or lyrics on your layout. I used the song 'You Are My Sunshine' which was very fitting for a page of my grandson. I used Vicki Boutin's older paper line as well as some frames from the collection. I used her acrylic paints for the background, applying them with the packaging technique and with bubble wrap as a stamp. The butterflies were fussy cut from pattern paper, layered and then stitched together. The flair button was from Cuts2Luv.  Further inspiration came from sketch #144 from Sketchabilities.  Below is the sketch and some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.


Exciting News

Hey everyone. I have some exciting to share. I am on the new Sketchabilities design team !! I have always loved Karan's sketches and am super excited to be on her team.  Karan has been on hiatus the last couple years but is now back and will be doing a monthly sketch. You can check out the announcement here. The reveals will be on the 15th of each month with the first being in June. Stay tuned for some upcoming inspiration !!!

Thursday 12 April 2018

Love This

Hey everyone. Here’s my take on this month’s Golden Globe stash challenge at Scrap Our Stash. Instead of the balloons on the movie poster I was inspired to use kites, which I fussy cut. I really enjoy how these challenges make me think outside the box. The cloud outlines were from a Just Nick cut file. The ephemera and pattern paper were from the Carousel collection from Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper.  For the background I used acrylic paint from Vicki Boutin and American Crafts. At first I applied some paint with a brush and then added water to make the drips. After that I used a piece of packaging to move the color around. Once that was dry I used a small piece of bubble wrap and a styrofoam cup as stamps. I also added splatters of each color and to finish things off added more splatters of gold color shine. I was also inspired by sketch #129 at Sketchabilities. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Make sure to check out the SOS blog for lots of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!!