Thursday, September 19, 2013

DT layout for Meg's Garden

Hi everyone, here's a quick layout I did using the “Ode to a Summer's Day Collection” designed by Denise Ann for Meg’s Garden. I used the “Buds of May” paper for my background which I distressed using my distress tool and distress ink in Vintage Photo. I also tore the top of the paper down a bit and added a small piece of light green cardstock behind the tear and placed one of my small handmade rosebuds between the tear. To start my layers off I caught off one of the lace corners of the Bond 25 square white doilies. I then cut a strip 8¾” x 1½” from the “Summers Day” paper. The other long strip is actually two small strips of paper cut from the “Summer Bouquet” paper and placed behind the 6¾” x 3” piece of the bottom left corner of the “Summer Beauty” paper to give the illusion of being one long strip. I distressed all of the layers (except the doily) using my distress tool and distress ink.
Here's a close up of the flowers.

I love fussy cutting the flowers from the “Summer Bouquet” papers which I did for this layout and popped them up with pop dots. I then added the white Azalea flower and the two pink roses between the fussy cut flowers. I used one of the butterflies from the “Elements” butterfly sheet and glued it to the layout only down the middle so I could bend the wings up. I cut the “Love” title using my Cricut machine and I was all done!

Materials Used from Meg’s Garden
Paper - P6333 A Summers Day
            P6336 A Summers Bouquet
            P6334 Summer Beauty
            P6335 Buds of May 
Bond 25 Square White Doily
Rose pink open paper roses
Butterflies TR015
 Other Items Used 
Light & dark green cardsrock
Small handmade green rosebud
Vintage Photo distress ink
Distress tool

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend! 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Websters Papers

Don't you love Websters papers? I don't think they've come out with any collection that I don't like. I've bought a number of Websters kits and even though I've made numerous layouts and cards with the kits I still have lots of each collection left in my stash. A few months ago I decided I'm going to try and stop buying more papers until I use up more of what I have got in my stash. So I decided to start with my Webster's collections and for this layout below I used the Websters Yacht Club collection. 

The photo is of my daughter and her boyfriend at the inner harbor in Victoria, BC where they live while they're going to University. The background die cut paper was so pretty I really didn't want to cover it up to much. I popped up the photo, lighthouse and a few of the other embellishments with pop dots to give them that 3D look. The starfish and shells were cut with my Big Shot and Spellbinders die. It's a very simple layout but I really like how it turned out. I hope you like it and don't forget that I love to hear your comments! Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Meg's Vintage Challenge

Hello Bloggers
Just a reminder about  Meg's Garden
"Vintage Challenge" this  month and we'd love you all to play along with us! It's so easy!!

All you have to do is create a layout, project or card using any Meg's Garden images or papers in a "Vintage" style.

Challenge Rules

1. Join Meg's Garden Blog
2. Join and "Like" Meg's Garden Facebook page

3. Please upload your Vintage entry to any online gallery
 of your choice, or in a blog post.Once done link your project entry into the comments section at Meg's Garden blog
 below the post for this challenge. It's that Easy!!

Entries close at midnight September 30th, 2013
(AEST Australia Time)

Entries are open to everyone.

The Design Team will then vote and there will be 3 prizes!

1st Prize
A $50.00 coupon (shipping free) to spend at

2nd Prize
A $30.00 coupon (shipping free) to spend at

3rd Prize
A $15.00 coupon (shipping free) to spend at   

We can't wait to see what you come up with...
Have fun!!

Sketch Challenge

Well I don't know where the rest of August went to so fast. All the poor kids will be whining that it went by to fast too since they all go back to school tomorrow. But there will probably be a lot of Moms doing a happy dance, lol!

Enough about that. Here is my latest creation which I did for the Swirlydoos Sketch Challenge for August. These are my grandchildren taken when they were up visiting back in July. This actually shows why you shouldn't throw away all of your smaller scraps of paper. Other than the background piece of paper all of the other bits are scraps, even the pretty teal trim down the right side of the paper, the trim wasn't long enough to go down the whole side of the photo but that was okay because the flowers cover it up and then no one is the wiser, lol!
Here's the sketch, and you can find the challenge here
 Have a great day everyone!