Beautiful Self

I started out by cutting Simple Flower Background (Design ID #228026) from 8.5×11 white card stock.  Once I peeled off the background I realized I would have all these gorgeous little flowers left over!  Out came the pop dots!!  I chose to back the card stock with Paper 18 from the 12×12 Paper Pad. The gold foil glimmers on the pretty blue were too hard to resist!  I stitched (crookedly) in a diamond pattern in between the flowers and then popped up the white flowers over the open space.  To add a bit more color I cut down the white sheet and added it onto Paper 21, I love how the colorful and gold bits stick out around the edge of the layout.

To embellish my photo I used the gold journal card from the Journaling Spots Pak, a floral die cut, sweet little flower puffy stickers and a word sticker.  The Be Your Beautiful Self Chipboard Tag from the Chipboard sheet became my title, I added a little Hello Puffy banner for a finishing touch!  I kept the photo cluster pretty simple to reflect the simple pretty background!

The dimension created by using 4,675 pop dots (kidding) is so pretty.  The watermelon background peeks out just enough to add sparkle and color!

Capture Life

I sat down with my gelli plate and made a big fun mess! I used my new Vicki Boutin Color Pop paints and a few other mixed media items like gesso, stencils, Heidi Swapp Gold Modeling Paste and Gold Colorshine.  I used green & blue Color Pop for one set of pages and purple, pink and mint for another set.

I had no intention for the pages but I knew a greenish one would make nice leaves and I can always use leaves!  Here are the papers I ended up making.

I had a large purple flower from the Vicki Boutin All The Good Things die cut pak that I had  been wanting to use, so I decided to make flowers and leaves from the papers using some Sizzix dies.  I pieced papers onto the sides of 8.5×11 cardstock to carry the mixed media fell onto the background! Here you can see the big purple flower clustered under the photo!


I love the black and white circles from the die cut pak and I used small flowers from the sticker book as centers for the flowers!


Hello Friends!!  Today I have a layout about my December album!  It was my first year making a DD album and I loved the experience and wanted to scrap about it!  For a fun change I made an 8.5×11 layout!  As soon as I saw the December journal card I chose everything else to coordinate with it!  The super cute On the Edge embellishment by Vicki Boutin from the December 2017 Project Life Hip Kit was the perfect spot to add the daily word using the sweet Pinkfresh Studio The Mix 2 Puffy Aqua Alpha also found in the PL kit!  A few Pinkfresh tags and the awesome puffy sticker “goals” from Crate Paper in the December 2017 Main Hip Kit finish off the page!



You, Me and Happy

I have always loved this photo of my Dad and my daughter, even though it is very dark and not the best quality.  For me scrapbooking is definitely about the memory or the feeling the photos represent!  I layered elements and added paint and gesso for a fun artsy feel!

This layout is a remake of the original that appeared in Canadian Scrapbooker.  I changed the size from 12×12 down to 8.5×11 to fit in my new album.  I find the 8.5×11 so much easier to scrap with and the album is not so huge!


Good Morning Sunshine

Recently I have been more focused on the storytelling part of my scrap booking/memory keeping.   In digital it is so easy to journal and the options seem endless for style and of course fonts.  One of the big drawbacks I have found with paper scrapping is that you really do need to have a good idea of how the page will flow and look before you print out the words.  In order to get a bit of a rhythm going I have done some scrap lifting of layouts I see on Pinterest so that I can get the printed type part down, without making an epic mess  and changing my mind after I print!


For this layout I was inspired by a layout on Pinterest and for the life of me I cannot track it down again for proper credit.  When I find it I will be sure to edit the information here.  Anyway I thought the design and simplicity of the layout was super cute so I took my jumping off point from it.  The two shipping tags I made in Photoshop that closely resemble the ones on the scrap lift layout.  I printed out the tags and cut them as well as printing my type on the scrapbook paper and on the little blue label.  I also decided to add the stamped star and good morning sunshine to my photo in Photoshop before printing it out. Once the printing and cutting were done the fun part started with layers and paper bits and paint!

I love how it turned out and it was well worth all the fussing around to make the page!