Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"Love" Mini Album

I made a new mini album after selling most of my mini's just before Valentines along with a number of my Valentine cards.For this album I used a tutorial from Paper Dream Designs again. I just love this little mini album. This time I used Prima's "Zella Teal" paper collection for the mini. Here's the front cover and photo's of the other pages.







I just think this mini is so cute. Be sure to check out Paper Dream Designs You Tube Video here: Paper Dream Designs Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Christmas 2017

For this layout of my son's family at Christmas I decided to use the same layout, with a few changes, as I did for one of my pre-made Christmas layouts that I sell on my website www.scrappers-heaven.com/premade.html
Here is the pre-made one that I have up on my website
I'm sorry I can't remember who's paper line these are from but you could basically use papers from any companies Christmas line. The punch I used for the red card stock strip is from Martha Stewart and the die cut tree is from Tim Holtz.  Here is my finished layout, remember I always love to hear your comments!
 

Family Holiday

Another photo from our 2003 family holiday to Hawaii with my Dad. My Dad really liked the girls doing the dancing at the Luau we went to so he was pretty happy to get his photo taken with the girls, lol. 

For this layout I used the Prima "Rose Quartz" paper collection again. I absolutely love this paper collection, so many things that you can fussy cut out of the different papers. As you can see I did just that by fussy cutting feathers and roses out of the papers. I cut some different size rectangles from the papers and played around with the placement of them until I was happy with it. I distressed and inked all of the papers for the layout. I added some cardboard to the back of the photo to pop it up from the papers, this way you can tuck things underneath the photo which is what I did with the fussy cut feathers. I popped the fussy cut roses up with foam pop dots. The flowers and rose buds on the top left corner of the photo I made myself so that I could get the right shade of pink to match the pink in the papers. I inked the wood "Family" piece a bit darker pink. I haven't quite decided on the "holiday" word underneath the Family, I think I'm going to take it off and maybe do it a bit different. So here's the finished layout, I'd love to hear your comments....
 

Saturday, February 3, 2018

2003 Hawaiian Holiday

This layout is of a photo taken on a holiday to Hawaii back in 2003. My Dad had wanted to go on a holiday to Hawaii one more time before he died, so we did just that in May 2003. We had a great vacation and  my Dad was so happy that we all went with him. He died the following February. This photo is of my cousin on the left, then me in the middle and my Dad on the right at a Luau we went to.

I used the Prima "Zella Teal" paper collection for this layout. I just love this collection, the colors and designs are so beautiful!  As I mentioned in my previous layout post this Prima paper collection also has the top strip of each paper that you usually cut off printed with one of  each of the paper designs from the collection.I took six of the top strips and cut them in half and laid them beside each other vertically towards the top right of the background paper and then towards the bottom left. I cut two other strips approximately 9" x 2" and cut them into banners and laid them horizontal on the page over the vertical pieces. I fussy cut one of the roses from the papers and popped it up with foam pop dots. The other flowers were from the same paper collection as well as a couple of stickers. The butterfly was one I printed out on card stock then cut out and added glossy accents to it. Once that was dry I added the wire antenna's that I had made. I also distressed all of the papers for the layout. I was quite happy with how the layout turned out, here's the finished layout....

Friday, February 2, 2018

Me in Grade 12

I found this photo taken of me in Grade 12 in old photos of my Mum & Dads. I can't believe this was 47 years ago, how the heck did I get so old, lol. I used Prima's "Rose Quartz" paper collection for this layout. For the background paper I used the black side of one of the papers. I used one of my flower stencils and used my modeling paste to stencil flowers on different areas of the background paper. I then took some white paint that I had watered down and did all sorts of paint splats onto the background paper and then heat set everything.
 One of the cool thing about this Prima paper collection is that the top strip of each paper that you usually cut off is printed with one of  each of the paper designs from the collection. I took a number of these strips and tore a little bit off of one side of each strip and then took those and laid them beside each other vertically towards the top of the background paper as shown below.
I then cut out different size rectangles from the different papers from this collection and laid them out until I liked the design. I distressed all of the papers for the layout. On the top edge of the background paper I made a small tear and rolled the edges back. I added another piece of the paper and added it to the back of the tear and then added a small rosebud in the tear. I fussy cut some roses and feathers from the different papers and added them to the layout. I popped the roses up with foam dots. I added some cardboard to the back of the photo and added that to the layout. After I added the photo I added some pink Prima flowers and leaves from my stash. I added two stick pins that I made (and sell on my website and/or Facebook page).
Here's the finished layout, I'd love to hear your comments!


 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

"Fun" Layout

I've had this photo of my grandson and I in my box of photos to scrap for  quite sometime so I finally got around to doing just that the other night. My grandson & I were entertaining ourselves in the Halloween aisle at the $ Store, lol. I used the Making Memories SimplyFab Multi Pack "Meg" paper collection, which I have also had in my stash forever. I distressed all the papers on the layout. The flower's are from Prima. The butterflies I printed out on photo paper and fussy cut them out then added the wire antennas I made. Here's the finished layout...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Two More Mini's

I think I'm getting addicted to doing Mini Albums, they're a lot of fun. This first one is made using a tutorial from You Tube by Scrapqueen which you can find here: Scrap Queen. This book is a 4" x 6", for my album I used the Heartfelt "Under the Sea" paper collection. I really like these papers for this mini album, they just seem to be "happy" papers to scrap a fun time with family and/or friends at the beach! Here's the first mini...

This next mini album I found in my stash, it came with the chipboard front cover and back cover and then just card stock pages and is 5" x 5". I used Couture Creations "Sea Breeze" paper collection for this mini. I'm quite happy with how it turned out. Here's the finished product...
Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear your comments!
 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

New Mini Album

Just a quick post to show off my most recent mini album. This can be an insert for a bigger mini album or just as a small mini album to pop in to your purse or whatever as a "Brag Book". I made this from a tutorial by PaperDream Design on You Tube which you can find here: PaperDream Design Mini Album

 I used the "Rose Quartz" paper collection from Prima, this is such a pretty paper line! I hope to do a video of the whole album this week and will post it here on my blog. You can click on the photo to see a larger picture. TFL!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Precious Girl

I had this photo of my daughter and I in a frame in my living room and decided I should scrap it. Where did the time go, my daughter's only 5 in this photo, she's now 26!  I'm feeling old, lol.

I used the Kaisercraft "Rose Avenue" paper collection for this layout. I used a bit of multi medium with one of my stencils on this along with using some Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst spray. I used a piece of pink cardstock for my background paper which then allowed me to use the different left over paper pieces from other layouts I'd done using this paper collection. I cut and layered the different pieces until I was happy with the design. I then distressed and inked all of the papers and glued them down. I backed the photo with some blue cardstock from my stash and added some cardboard to the back of the photo to lift it up from the other papers. I die cut some leaf flourish's and added them to the layout and then added all my flowers. I found some metal tags in my stash, one that said "Precious" and one that said "Girl" and a metal heart and added them to the layout. I was quite pleased at how my layout turned out. Here's the finished layout...
 I'd love to hear any comments you may have on this layout. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Summer in December

So I came across this photo of my grandson from back in 2009 when we were camping with friends and I loved the expression on his face and of course I had to scrap it, lol. I was also thinking I can't wait for summer, I hate being cold, so I thought this might make me feel warmer. 

I used the Heartfelt Creations "Under the Sea" paper collection. I did some fussy cutting of some fish and a seahorse from the papers and popped them up with foam pop dots. All of the shells in the left bottom corner are all real (I live just a few blocks from the beach). The only thing that's not real is the small starfish. I was quite happy at how the layout turned out. Here's the finished layout.
I have also made a quick card, just trying to use up some scraps in my stash.
Thanks for looking and remember I love to read your comments on my projects!
 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Graduation Day

I'm finally getting around to doing this layout of my granddaughter's graduation ceremony this past June. I know I'm a little slow, lol. For this layout I used a sketch from "Citrus Twist Kits". Here  is the sketch:
For this layout I used the Kaisercraft "Rose Avenue" paper collection again. I remembered to save the ticket from the grad ceremony so I was able to add that to the layout. I also printed out the grad cap & diploma from my "Graduation" digital scrapbook kit that I designed and drew in my Paint Shop Pro graphics program. I sell my kits on my website Scrappers Heaven which you can find here Scrappers Heaven Digital Kits I popped the cap and diploma up with pop dots for a 3D look. Here's the finished layout using a photo of my granddaughter & I.