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

Thursday, September 12, 2019

New Cards

Wow I haven't posted on my blog here since March! Been having a few health problems myself as well as my daughter but we're both doing a lot better. 

I wanted to post a few new cards that I've made. These first two cards I made using Stamperia's "Blue Land" paper collection.
For this next card I used Stamperia's "Lilac Flowers" paper collection.
These next two cards I made using Prima's "Rose Quartz" paper collection.

 Thanks for stopping by and I'd love to hear your comments!
 
 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Cool in the Pool

Finally getting to a few of my old photos that I've been wanting to scrap. This one is from 2001 of my granddaughter when she was about 1½ on one of the blowup water toys in our pool at our old house, she's now almost 20 (April 4th) so yeah this photo's old, lol. I can't tell with her face if she's happy or nervous on the orca, either way I just love the photo!

I used the Stamperia "Blue Land" paper collection for this layout. This paper collection can be used for a winter/snow layout, as I did on an earlier layout, to this summertime/pool layout. I went through all the papers and picked out the pieces I wanted for layering along with some tags. I distressed the background paper and all of the paper for the layers. I played around with the papers until I got the design I wanted and then started taping everything down. I took the photo and popped it up with some cardboard. I have this drawer in my craft room that is full of different colored Thickers letters. I had some blue ones that would have been a perfect color for this layout but....of course when I'm pulling out the letters I didn't have enough of them for my title! That's okay though I just painted them all white, which actually worked out because there is so much blue the white looked a lot better. I added my own handmade larger flowers then some white and navy blue rose buds. I added some white paint splatters and called it done. Here's the finished layout.
I'd love to hear your comments! TFL!

#scrapbooking #scrapbook #scrapbooklayout #layout #handmade #handmadeflowers #summer #swimming #swimmingpool #pool

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Aging

So I have this app on my phone called FaceApp, my grandson downloaded it for me. It will take a photo of you and age you backwards. So I had a selfie that I took on Christmas Eve and ran it through the app. Now if only in real life it was that easy! So since I'm always saying to my friends how shocked I am every morning when I look in the mirror and I wonder where that old person came from because I'm sure I'm only in my 40's, I decided I should do a layout with the young photo and the actual photo. 

I used Prima's "Zella Teal" paper for this layout. I took some different sized pieces (which I distressed) of the papers and played around with them until I liked the design. I matted the photos with some light blue cardstock and added cardboard to the back of the photos to pop them up. I used the arrows from the ephemera pack to point from the label "What I think I still look like" to the app photo and then from the label "What I really look like" to the actual photo. I added some flowers that I fussy cut from the paper, along with some from the ephemera pack and flowers from my stash. I finished off the layout with some white and some black paint splatters. I'm quite happy at how the layout turned out. Here's the finished layout:

I'd love to hear your comments! Thanks for stopping by!
#scrapbooking #scrapbooklayout #layout #Prima #primazellateal #scrappersheaven #aging #gettingolder
 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Four New Layouts

For my "Winter" layout I used Stamperia's "Blue Land" paper collection. I just love this paper collection, it's so pretty I almost hate to cut it apart, lol. I wanted to scrap a few photos of different snowfalls we had here in Campbell River (BC, Canada). The larger photo in the middle was taken in February of 2018. The two smaller photos were of a huge snowfall we had back in 2014. I made the flowers using  one of my Heartfelt flower dies. I was quite happy at how the layout turned out. Here's the finished layout:
For my next layout "Sea Breeze". I used Couture Creations "Sea Breeze" paper collection to scrap this photo of my son and grandson taken back in 2015 when they had gone fishing with my husband when they were up visiting. I did a lot of fussy cutting for the layout of the lighthouse, pelican and boat wheel and shells which I popped up with foam pop dots. I even added a few real shells into the fussy cut ones. Here's the finished layout.
I've had this photo of my grandson chopping up the fire wood we had picked up at the beach in the afternoon in my baskets of photos to scrap for quite awhile. I just didn't have the right papers. I wanted the layout to be fairly simple so when I got these papers from Carta Bella "Spring Market" collection I thought they'd work great for this layout. Here's the finished layout.
I've had this photo of myself with my son and grandchildren in my basket of photo's to scrap for awhile also. I used the Carta Bella "Spring Market" collection also. The photo was taken back in 2010 in my sisters backyard and she is quite the gardener, although you can't really see the gardens in the photo, to me the papers were perfect for the layout. Here's the finished layout.
I hope you like the layouts and I'd love to hear your comments.
#scrapbooking #scrapbooklayouts #layouts #layoutsoffamily #family #familylove