Monday, November 20, 2017

Swirlydoos Sketch Challenge

I've been in a bit of a scrap layout funk lately so I decided to enter the Swirlydoos sketch challenge this month. Here is the sketch from Swirlydoos.
My take on the sketch was pretty simple. I used this photo taken of me when my girlfriend and I had gone on a little mini vacation down island to Victoria, BC back in September 2014. I've had the photo sitting in my "to scrap" basket for ages. I found some fencing in my stash and then used my honeycomb die to cut out my chippies which I painted to match my flowers. I added a doily behind the photo as well as part of a doily on the top left of the layout under the flowers. I also added some flower sticker die cuts just above and behind the fencing. To finish the layout off I added some small pearl flourishes and added some stamping around the layout. Here's the finished layout, thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Grad Formal

My granddaughter graduated this past June so of course I had to scrap this photo of her in her formal dress for the Grad Dance...what happened to that sweet little girl, she's all grown up now! I feel so old, lol.

I cut different sized rectangles and banners from the Kaisercraft "High Tea" paper collection. I used the "High Tea Afternoon Tea" paper for my background paper. I distressed and inked all of the papers. I made the pink flowers using my Heartfelt dies. I added a couple of tears in the paper with some flowers popping out. To finish off the layout I did some white paint drips & splats all over the layout, although they're kind of hard to see in the photo. For my chippie I covered it with white paint then sprayed it with some pink glimmer mist. Here's the finished layout, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Wedding Dress

Well I'm back to doing another wedding layout, this time to show off the wedding dress, which was just beautiful! For this layout I used Kaisercraft's "High Tea" collection. I used the "High Tea Tea Time" paper for my background paper. I cut 4 different sized papers from the collection to layer under the photos as shown. I took a duplicate piece of the "High Tea Tea Time" paper and fussy cut out the doily and roses from the bottom left corner of the paper and used some foam dots to pop it up over the same corner of the background paper. The top right side of this background paper has a piece of another doily  on the paper so I cut a piece of another doily and placed it over the doily on the paper and added a pink flower folded in half and  added two small roses on top of that. I added a few more roses and flowers to the layout along with my title and called it done. Here's the finished layout, I'd love to hear your comments and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Mini Album #3

I've been busy making another Mini Album. I had this beautiful Prima paper pad collection called "Zella Teal" that I just love. I was poking around the internet and came across this tutorial on You Tube by Rosa Kelly for Country Craft Creations and she had used the "Zella Teal" papers for the album. I loved the album with these papers so of course I had to lift it! Here is my lift of the album, below the photos I've added a video tour of the album and as usual I would love to hear your comments on my project!

Please click on the photo to see a larger view.

Here is the video tour of the album.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great week everyone!

Sunday, October 15, 2017


This layout that I've done from more of the wedding photos is about the speeches that were given. I had to do this one of my granddaughter giving her speech, which I have added to the layout. Mikayla's words to her Dad and Angela were just so heartfelt. By the time she finished there was not a dry eye in the room, especially from my son. It brings a tear to my eye just reading it now.

I have also done a little flip up of the other speeches. The first one that you can see is of my nephew, leaving his speech writting to the very last minute, lol. The next one after that is one of my grandson giving his speech to the happy couple and then one of my son giving his speech. Here's the layout, TFL!

October Round Robin

A quick post to show off my layout. I joined in on the RR over at Swirlydoos this month. Here is the layout, by Kim Heard that I had to lift.
Now here is my layout. Photo is of my son, daughter-in-law and grandson when they were out golfing one day. TFL

Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween Wall Hanging

I've had this little box in my stash for a couple of years. This came with some small wooden pieces, I believe from Prima, in it. I finally decided to use it this week to make a little Halloween wall hanging. I dragged out my basket with all my Halloween goodies and pulled out a bunch of pieces that I thought would work together. 

Thr first thing I did was to pull of one of the wooden strips so I had a bigger section for my skeleton. I then painted the thing with some black paint. I took a sheet of paper from a Halloween paper pack from Tim Holtz and cut some strips to go into each section. I started with the bottom section first. I added a little paper pumpkin to the bottom corner and then a spider. After that I glued my skeleton in I tucked some cheese cloth that I had pulled apart around and under the skeleton. 

For the middle section I took a couple of small corked bottles I had and filled them with some glitter glass and tiny beads to them. I fussy cut labels from the papers and added them to the bottles and glued them into place. I then added the small skeleton head, key and number piece to this section.

For my top section I added an oval tag with a black fence and raven on it  to the top left corner. I found this metal bottle in my stash and added it to this section. I added two small skeleton heads and a spider to this section. 

To finish off the project I added a small felt skull and cross bones to the side of the box and took out some letters from my stash to spell "BOO" and glued them to the top of the box. I then took some wire and twisted it up and added the small paper bat to the top of it and glued the other end to the box to make it look like it was flying. Here's the finished project, click on the photo to see a larger view.
 A few close ups.
I'd love to hear your comments, TFL!

Friday, October 6, 2017

October 2017 Card Challenge

Just a quick post of my entries for the October 2017 Card Challenge over at Swirlydoos

This month, the theme is “Boo!”. Make a card, tag or ATC using a Halloween theme. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Thoughts & Prayers

Nothing to do with scrapping today. I just have to pass on my thoughts & prayers to all of the victims and families of the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas. How does something like this happen? How does someone get to the point in their life that they would do something like this, especially to innocent people?

I do not like guns and although I do not live in the US I have always thought that their gun laws were not tough enough. You don't hear about mass shootings like this in Canada. It seems that anyone can get a gun these days in the US. I believe it was Michael Moore who wrote about how in one town in the US a bank was offering a free gun for opening up an account at their bank. Seriously?

The 64 yr old man responsible for this shooting apparently brought 10 suitcases with 23 guns. These weren't just hand guns, these were powerful automatic weapons that are designed to continuously fire ammunition with just one pull of the trigger. The victims of this shooting were like pigs waiting for slaughter as they were all fenced in for this open air concert when the man opened fire from his room at the Mandalay Bay hotel which was located diagonally across the street!

Yes so I know that in the US everyone has the right to bear arms for their personal protection. Having a hand gun for your protection is one thing but no one needs a AK47 for personal protection! The gun laws in the US need to change and it needs to be done now!

Please check out Jimmy Kimmel's remarks on this horrific shooting.

Sunday, October 1, 2017


I had to scrap these two photo's of my son & the groomsmen having a beer in between the photo's being taken before the wedding ceremony. I used the Kaisercraft "Lilac Whisper" papers again. For my background paper is used the "Jade" paper from the collection. I distressed and inked all of the papers for this layout. I cut different size rectangles and banners from the other papers in the collection and laid them out as shown in the photo. The butterfly, clock and hydrangea flower are from the ephemera pack in this paper collection. I added some flowers from my stash and called it done. I'd love to hear your comments! TFL!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Beautiful Moments

I just love these Kaisercraft "Rose Avenue" papers, as I use them on another wedding layout. For this layout I used the "Rose Window" paper for my background paper. I then tore two corner pieces of the "Terrace" paper which I added some lace to. I cut out the tag "Beautiful Moments" from the "Homestead" paper along with some different size pieces from the Terrace, Courtyard and Patio papers and layered them behind the photo which I popped up with some cardboard to give the layout some depth. I had this wooden flourish in my stash which I painted with some acrylic paint to match the blues in the paper, after it dried I covered it with some Liquitex Iridescent Medium to give it some sparkle.I distressed and inked all of my papers. The pink roses I made using my Cricut machine then added some small blue rose buds from my stash amongst the pink flowers and also in my peek-a-boo torn piece on the right side of the background paper. To finish it off I added some black paint drips to it. Here's the finished layout, I'd love to hear your comments! TFL