Thursday, March 22, 2018


Here I am again with another layout using Prima's "Rose Quartz" paper collection. I thought it would go really well with this photo of me when I was 2years old. According to my Mum I was having a temper tantrum, which she was ignoring. It suddenly got quiet and when she turned around there I was asleep on the floor, lol. 

I picked out one of the lighter papers for my background. My first layering I took the black paper with the roses on it and tore it across on about a 45 degree angle and added it to the background paper. I then took some different papers in the collection to use for my other layers, one at 3½" x 7¼", one at 3½" x 3½" and the last one at 3¾" x 6". I distressed and inked all of  my papers and then laid them out different ways until I was happy with the design. Before I attached all the layers I added some pretty lace I had in my stash to one side of the paper as shown. I also added a small doily under the paper on the bottom right side, I had inked this all up with some pink ink I had in my stash. Before I added my flowers I matted my photo with some pink card stock from my stash and then added some cardboard to the back of the photo to pop it up. I added some flowers from the same paper collection, along with a few from my stash. I fussy cut out some of the feathers from one of the papers in the collection. I slit the feathers down each side to give them a bit more of a feather look and then tucked them under the flowers on the bottom left of the photo. I added this small chipboard fountain I had in my stash which I covered in white paint and then inked it up with some pink ink from my stash and added a couple of tiny flowers from Prima. I added my wooden title and to finish it all off I added some black paint splatters to the layout. 

I'm quite happy with how the layout turned out and I'd love to hear your comments on it! Thanks for stopping by, here's the finished layout (click on the photo to see a larger size)....

Sunday, March 18, 2018

First Day, First Job

Well I think my layout mojo came back from vacation and I've actually made another layout. This photo of my granddaughter has been in my "photos to scrap" basket for ages. Just so you can see what I mean is, the photo was taken back in June 2015 and my granddaughter just graduated last June, lol.

I used the Prima "Rose Quartz" paper collection for this layout. I popped up all the paper layers & the photo with cardboard. I distressed and inked all the papers. I did some fussy cutting of some of the flowers and feathers from the different papers. For the feathers I took my scissors and cut slits on both sides just to give it  more of a feather look. The paper roses are from the same paper collection by Prima. The little wooden clock and the metal key are from my stash. I was very pleased how the layout turned out, here's the finished layout... Click on the photo to see a larger view.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Life is Lovely

I haven't made a layout in a while because I've been busy making mini albums. I finally got a photo of my daughter & fiance and I just had to scrap it. I used the Prima "Zella Teal" paper collection for this layout. For the paper layers I used a number of the 3" x 4" note cards that I distressed and inked. I also cut the different sayings out of one of the papers, as well as did some fussy cutting of the flowers and vines from the papers. I used Prima flowers from the same paper collection and also the small round resin window from Prima's Shabby Chic Treasures. I was quite happy how the layout turned out. I'd love to hear your comments on it. TFL!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Life's a Beach Mini Album

Well it's been a couple of weeks since my last post but I've been busy working on a new mini album. I made this one using Graphic 45's "Sun Kissed" paper collection. I have to tell you I am soooo in love with this paper collection! As soon as I saw it I knew it would be awesome for this project. I live just a few blocks from the ocean here in Campbell River, BC. My grand kids come up here every summer since they were just a few years old so I've always had tons of photos to scrap of them at the beach and at one of the many lakes we have. Just like me I know there are other parents and grandparents out there who have lots of photos like this and this would be the perfect album for them. There are over 60 spots for photos, along with many spots for journaling and adding memorabilia.

The album measures 6"h x 7"w with a 2" spine.  I've used one of the tag's from the collection for the front cover of the album. I added some white Prima flowers which I sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst spray in Cape Cod Coral to match up with the colors in the papers. I tucked a couple of small sea shells in with the flowers and added a wooden anchor and seaweed from Kaisercraft. On the spine I added a little bottle cap dangle that I made (I sell these on my website here:Scrappers Heaven). I hope to get a video up of the whole album sometime this week.
 Here are more photo's of the inside of the album.


Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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
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....