Saturday, August 20, 2016

Summer Love

As you can see in this photo of my son and his fiance that they have water behind them. Although this is not the ocean, it's a lake on the mainland called Harrison Lake I still decided to use the Couture Creations "Sea Breeze" collection. I just kept out any ocean type things on the paper not on the layout. 

For the background paper I used one of the pieces that  looked like wood strips. I distressed and inked the paper. I then took one of the pieces that was a light blue color and tore a large corner piece and added that to the background paper after I distressed and inked it. I then used 4 of the bottom strips off of the papers, distressed and inked them and laid them from top to bottom of the background paper. I then cut two pieces of the paper from the collection, one approximately 2" x 9" and one 1¾" x 9" and cut them both like a banner at either end. I distressed and inked both pieces and laid them from left to right on the layout. 

I matted the photo with one of the dark blue papers from the collection and then added a piece of cardboard to the back of the photo to pop it up on the layout. I added some Prima flowers from my stash along with a small metal bird in a bird cage and then added the sparkly chipboard title "Love" to the layout. Here's the finished layout.

Friday, August 19, 2016


I love this photo of my granddaughter, soon to be DIL and myself that my son took of us in Hawaii while we were sitting waiting for the grandson's to catch up with us. I also love this paper line from Prima, "Tales of You and Me". So of course I had to use this paper line for this photo, all the colors were perfect!

For the background paper I used the "Notre Amour" paper from the Tales of You and Me collection. I distressed and inked the paper along with using a heart punch on the top edge and again on the right hand side. I cut out pieces from three of the other papers as well as two of the tags from one of the other papers. I distressed and inked all of these papers and layered them on the background paper. I matted the photo with some pink card stock and then used some cardboard on the back of the photo to pop it up.

Now I just had to add the embellishments to the layout. I used some pink Prima flowers from my stash. I had one white flower that I inked the petal edges with some pink ink. To the flower cluster on the bottom right corner of the paper I added one of my own handmade stick pins. I added a little resin fairy from my stash along with a couple of other ephemera pieces from my stash. Here's the finished layout and I'd love to hear your comments on it!

Baby Blues

Okay, so I may be a bit prejudice but have you ever seen a cuter little guy before! This is our newest grand baby born Dec 2nd, 2015. He just turned 8 months on August 2nd. We've decided he's going to be a real lady killer when he's older. Who am I kidding, he already is, lol!

I've had this Scenic Route "Metropolis Idea Kit" in my stash like forever. As I was digging through my stash to find papers to go with the photo I cam across the kit and knew it would be perfect for this photo! I kept the layout very clean and simple. I layered a few of the different papers from the kit and fussy cut out a few of the stars from the paper and I used one of the arrows to point to Liam's eyes. I dug through my stash of chipboard  letters for the title. For the "Blues" part of the title I had the letters but not in the same color so I just painted them...that's the advantage of scrapbooking, there are no rules, lol! Anyway I hope you like the layout and I'd love to hear your comments!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Island Time

I hope everyone is having a great weak as well as beautiful weather. Here in Campbell River, BC (on the East coast of Vancouver Island) we are in a major heat wave. We broke a temperature record here when it reached 33 Celsius today. Thank goodness we live by the ocean and many lakes, the beaches were pretty busy today, that's for sure!

I decided on scrapping this photo of my son and grandson fishing last year when my dh took them fishing. The layout is a fairly simple one but I like the way it turned out. I basically used Kaisercraft's "Coastal Escapes" paper collection for this layout, along with one other piece of paper from my stash, the ones with the fish, they went perfectly with these papers. 

 Lately I seem to be into cutting papers in a banner shape and this layout was no exception. I distressed and inked all of the papers in this layout. I also used some Prima flowers from my stash along with shells from our beaches here and a bow using some seam binding that I hand dyed with blue ink from my stash. Here's the finished layout, TFL!


So this is a scrap layout of another one of my vacation photos from our Hawaii trip back in January of this year. I used the Coutour Creations "Sea Breeze" paper collection on this layout also.  This is a lift of Bec from Swirlydoos Saturday tutorial which you can find here:  

I distressed and inked all of the papers on the layout. All of the shells etc. are from our beaches here in Campbell River, BC. The scallop shell is from a fisherman friend of ours and the star fish I picked up at one of our local gift shops. The bow that I have tucked in amongst the flowers and shells is some seam binding that I hand dyed with some blue ink from my stash. The corner embellishments are also from my stash.

So this is my layout, I hope you like it and leave a comment. Also check out Bec's tutorial along with other tutorials on Swirlydoos You Tube channel, they have lots of great tutorials! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fish On

Seems I've been on a roll and managing to do a number of layouts, I guess I'm making up for the no mojo patch I had earlier this year. Now I just have to play catch up and get all of these layouts posted on my blog, lol. This layout is a photo of my grandson fishing when my husband took my son & grandson fishing last summer when they were up visiting. I used papers from Couture Creations "Sea Breeze" paper collection. 

I really like the way some of the scrapbook companies on the strip at the bottom of the double sided paper where they have the company name and collection name on the other side they have one of the other papers in the collection on that strip. So for this layout other than the background paper and the paper behind the photo all of the other papers were the strips from the bottom of the papers in the collection. This makes for a very cheap way of making a layout. I added a small doily that I inked up with some light blue ink. I cut one of the tags out of one of the other papers as well as one of the fish that I popped up with pop dots. From a duplicate piece of paper I fussy cut out the anchor and shells and popped them up with pop dots over the other one on the paper giving it a 3D look. I also distressed and inked all of the papers on this layout.
I hope you like this layout and I would love to hear your comments, good or bad.