Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Lovin' the Blues

How's everyone doing during this Covid-19 pandemic. I hope everyone is staying home and staying safe during this crazy time. We've been lucky that our spring time has finally showed up with warm temperatures and not much rain so we've been able to get out into the yard getting it cleaned up, getting some of our vegetable garden and hanging baskets planted. Still waiting on getting more plants for our baskets and vegetable garden though.

In the meantime I've been doing some more scrapping. I absolutely love Ciao Bella's "Broccato Estense" paper collection with all of the beautiful blue colors. I thought this collection would be perfect for this cute photo of our youngest grandson Henry. I did so many other layouts for Henry's first year album but of course that album went to our daughter and family. So I figured I better make some layouts for ourselves. I did some layering with the different papers and some tags I cut out of the collection. I cut one of the metal flowers I had in my stash in half and attached them to the matted photo which I had popped up with some cardboard. I then made some light blue and navy blue flowers using a set of dies that I had. the small light blue and navy blue rosebuds were from my stash. I also cut out a hexagon die chipboard that I cut apart and added those to the layers. I had these small glass flowers in my stash for ages and I used those to dot around the layout. To finish the layout off I added the small chipboard frame onto the photo. I was quite happy with how the layout turned out. Here's the finished layout, I'd love to hear your comments!
 #scrapbooking #scraplayout #grandson #family #CiaoBellaBroccatoEstense #ciaobella #broccatoestense

Sunday, April 12, 2020

New Year New Post...finally!

Wow I haven't posted on my blog since the end of December 2019! Who knew back in December that right now we would be in the middle of a world wide pandemic with "Covid-19". It's a pretty scary world out there right now. I hope that everyone is doing their best to "stay home to stay safe". I feel really bad for all of the people who have lost their jobs because of this pandemic. We are lucky that my husband is a truck driver so he is still able to work and I'm retired now so I have my retirement monies coming in. But there is so many families who don't have that luxury of having monies still coming into the household. It's the small business owners who have had to lay off their workers and may not be able to recover from this and have to close their businesses down that I feel really bad for, so we try to shop and support these businesses. I also hope that the people who can afford it will still be able to help by purchasing from crafters on-line like myself  who don't have the opportunity to go to craft markets that have been shut down because of this pandemic. I would just like to say a huge thank you to all of the nurses/doctors, and first responders who are putting their own health at risk to hep everyone else!

Luckily being a crafter I am able to keep myself occupied doing my scrapbooking/card making. I have also got into making t-shirts and mugs etc which I hope to get listed on my website www.scrappers-heaven.com soon and hope that you will check it out. For now I am just going to post the layouts that I have been making.





















Sunday, December 29, 2019

Christmas Mini Album

Welcome to my blog. I hope everyone has been having a great holiday season! I'm finally getting around to posting my first "Christmas" mini album. I used Prima's "Christmas in the Country" paper collection. I just love this paper collection, it's so pretty with an old fashion feel to it.The album is 6"x 6" with a 2" spine. It has a red ribbon closure with a "Memories" chipboard title on the front which I painted red. I also made a poinsettia flower for the front using one of my dies. On the spine I made a little dangle with Santa's face on a flattened bottle cap with some little Christmas bells hanging from it. Here are some photo's of the album:

I have also made a video of the mini album:
 
 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Adore

I hadn't made a layout for awhile since I was working on my "Crafty Companion". I've had this photo of  my daughter sitting in my box of "photos to scrap" for about a year. My daughter's friend took this photo of my daughter back in October 2018 just before she had surgery for breast cancer, almost 20 years to the day since I had my surgery for breast cancer. Now a year has gone by and she's finished all of her chemo and radiation and we can now say she's is cancer free! I am so proud of her and how strong she was going through this whole ordeal. I love you Caitlynn!

For this layout I made it pretty simple as I wanted the photo to get all of the attention. I used Prima's "Tales of You & Me" paper collection. I think the colors went perfectly with my daughters dress. I did some fussy cutting of the flowers from a duplicate of the background paper and used some foam pop dots to pop them up for a 3D look. I also found a small metal tag in my stash that says "courage", which was a perfect finishing touch to the layout! Here's the finished layout. TFL!
 #daughter #daughterlove #courage #cancerfight #prima #primatalesofyou&me #love

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Crafty Companion

I purchased the templates for making this project from "JenofEve" Designs through her Etsy shop which you can find here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/search?explicit=1&q=jenofeve+designs&ref=hp_suggested_search-1 and you can find her You Tube chanel  where she has the step by step tutorials on putting her projects together here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Jenofevedesigns.  

It took quite awhile to finish the project but most of that was waiting for the papers that I ordered off Amazon to arrive. It's not perfect but I'm still happy with the finished project. Now to get it all filled up with my crafting goodies and hope I'll have a bit more organized work station in my craft room! Here's the finished project
Thanks for stopping by! 

#craftycompanion #craftytrays #craftycubbies #jenofevedesigns #craftroomorganization #craftstorage #Ciaobella #ciaobellaboccatoestense #scrappersheaven #scrappers-heaven #scrapbooking #handmade


 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

New Wall Hangings

I'm still in love with the Ciao Bella "Time for Home" paper collection but now I've found the Ciao Bella "Sound of Winter" paper collection which I've fallen in love with too! So I decided to make a heart wall hanging using both collections. I've done lots of fussy cutting of both collections and layered them on the wooden hearts that I picked up at my local dollar store. I'm quite happy at how both of them turned out. Here's the finished projects, I'd love to hear your comments!

#ciaobella #ciaobellapapers #ciaobellatimeforhome #ciaobellathesoundofwinter #scrapbooking #papercrafts #crafts #scrappers-heaven #handmadepapercrafts #wallhangings #scrapping #homedecor
 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Winter Canvas


Well I have totally fallen in love with Ciao Bella's "Time for Home" paper collection. The beautiful blues and whites of this winter collection are so perfect for any winter layout, or cards, or other projects. I made this canvas with a lot of inspiration from other projects I saw on the internet. I did a lot of fussy cutting of the different elements from this paper collection and layered them on the canvas. I added a lot of puffy paint to the different elements puffing them out with my heat tool, along with some silver glitter flakes. I was quite happy with how the canvas turned out. I would love to hear your comments on my canvas!
 #ciaobella #ciaobellapapers #scrapbooking #papercrafts #crafts #scrappers-heaven #handmadepapercrafts #wallhangings #scrapping #homedecor

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Stamperia Sealand Paper Collection

Since we live a few blocks from the ocean as soon as I see paper collections that involve beach/ocean themes I have to buy them and Stamperia's "Sea Land" collection was no exception. I fell in love with it and it went perfect with my grandson's pictures from his Grade 12 "Grad Boat Cruise" photo's! 

I distressed all of my papers with my Prima distress tool but instead of inking with "Vintage Photo" distress ink I used "Tumbled Glass" distress ink on all of the papers and I really like how it turned out. Here's the finished layout and I'd love to hear your comments.
#scrapbooklayout #scrapbooking #scrapbookingfamily #family #grandson #family #love #scrapping #scrappingfamily #stamperiasealandpapercollection #stamperia 
 

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Layout using Ciao Bella Broccato Estense Paper Collection

I just love the different paper collections from Ciao Bella and this "Broccato Estense" papers are soooo pretty! In this photo of my grandson he is wearing a blue hoodie so this paper collection was perfect for my layout. I distressed all of my papers but instead of using Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" distress ink I used the "Faded Jeans" distress ink which I think looked great with these papers. I only cut 4 different size papers from the collection along with one of the tags with this sweet little bird on it. I took a duplicate tag and fussy cut the bird out of it then popped it up with foam pop dots on the original tag to give it a 3D look. I added some soft blue rose flowers from Prima and then some small navy blue rose buds from my stash as well as taking one of the rose buds and tearing the top edge of the paper which I rolled back and placed the rose bud after adding some other paper for backing. I added the wooden die cut "Family" title to the layout and called it done. I was really pleased at how the layout turned out. Here's the finished layout, I'd love to hear your comments on it, TFL!

#scrapbooklayout #scrapbooking #scrapbookingfamily #family #grandson #family #love #scrapping #scrappingfamily #ciaobellabroccatoestense #ciaobellapapers ##ciaobellapapercollection

Friday, October 4, 2019

Henry's "First Year" Scrapbook Album

For the past while I have been working on our latest grandson's "1st Year" scrapbook album. I've been a bit slow getting this one done since he turned one on July 20th this summer, lol. So here are the layouts I've done for Henry's album.



























 I hope you like the layouts and I'd love to hear your comments! TFL!

#babys1styear #babysfirstyear #babyalbum #newborn #babyalbum #babyscrapbookalbum #babyscrapbook