Friday, February 5, 2016

Sweet On You
(Blue Fern Studios February Sketch)

February is the month of LOVE and I have a shabby chic 
Valentine-themed layout to share with you today
featuring the pretty Blush collection from Blue Fern Studios.

The inspiration for this layout was this lovely sketch from the
Blue Fern Studios February Sketch Challenge.
Click HERE to learn all about the challenge and to see my fellow DT members' creations!

I did some stamping on my background with the Essential Textures set.

On all my chipboard pieces (title Sweet On You and Bits Of Honey) I put white gesso,
then added some distress stain and added some Imagine Ink glitter, Carribean.
I then dabbed on some more white gesso to soften them up.

There are so many gorgeous images on the Blush collection papers
so I fussy cut a few of them, including those cute little butterflies from the title strips,
and popped them up with foam squares to add dimension to my page.

I have scrapbooked this picture of Yves and I several times before,
but I had another copy and I thought it would go great with these romantic papers!

I will be revealing some more creations with Blue Fern Studios goodness on the 11th!

Blue Fern Studios products used:



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

(White with 1 February DT Reveal "Chocolate")

Who doesn't love chocolate?!

Well, you might like this layout then that all about white.. and chocolate brown!

This is my February DT reveal for White With 1.

Click HERE for all the details (rules, sponsors, deadline) as well as
fabulous inspiration from all my fellow DT members.

I went digging far into my old stash to create this layout... from old scraps of paper to Dollarstore flowers and stickers to newer stash like this beautiful Bo Bunny tag seen below.

This awesome photo is of a magical Summer sunset at our local seashore boardwalk!

I hope I've inspired you today!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Be Happy
(Scraps of Elegance 'Adore' Kit)

I have been playing again with the January 'Adore' Scraps of Elegance on the weekend!

The background was created by using a mix of distress stain, silks, gesso
as well as mica powder and microbeads, both from the SOE Color Add-On.

I've added a lot of gorgeous flowers on this layout, all from the kit and Floral Add-On.

The picture shows my niece Daphne during a trip to Butterfly World!
Needless to say, she's as pretty as a butterfly!

After creating 4 layouts, one of them a double-page, I had lots of the Scraps of Elegance
kit left over to delve into a bit of card making... 2 very romantic love-themed cards!

The Blue Fern Studios 'Blush' collection papers is perfect for Valentine,
especially combined with all the pretty flowers and heart elements also included in the kit.

Here is my 2nd card showcasing lots of the Prima in the kit!

This tiny metal key is one of my favorite parts of the kit!

Well, that is it for my projects using the 'Adore' kit!

To learn all about the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance kits,
you can click HERE.  You will also see lots of inspiration from all the DT!

January Scraps of Elegance 'Adore' kit

Elements Add-On

Floral Add-On

Color Add-On

Monday, February 1, 2016

Winter Wonderland
(More Than Words February DT Reveal)

I could barely wait to share this layout with you all!
I think it is my favorite Winter page that I've done in a long time.

And of course today is the reveal day of the February challenge
at More Than Words which was the inspiration for my page.

Word Inspiration - WONDERFUL
Creative Challenge - SPARKLE

The More Than Words challenge concept is to be inspired by the word
(either add it on your project or be inspired by it) and incorporate the creative challenge.

Click HERE for all the details on the February challenge!

I absolutely had to create a Winter layout for this challenge. 

Being Canadian, I have experienced all sides of Winter, and usually the bad outweighs the good by a long shot! I personally don't care for Winter much!  But I have to admit that one of the best parts of this season is being able to take pictures of WONDERFUL scenery just as snow-covered tree in all its shimmery glory.

I have added a lot of Winter Wonderland SPARKLE to my layout using glitter (on the stickers, flowers, snowflakes), shimmer paint (chipboard title), silver metal trinkets (snowflakes and stars) and several very shiny rhinestones.

I hope that you will play along with More Than Words this month!
Deadline to link up is February 29th.  There are amazing prizes up for grabs!!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Just Plain Cute
(SOE & SOS layout)

I spent another couple hours tonight playing with
the January 'Adore' kit from Scraps of Elegance!

I went a little off the trail with the kit with this one,
going a bit more fun and funky rather than romantic and elegant.

I was inspired by this darling sketch challenge over at Scrap Our Stash:

Scrap Our Stash have come up with a new fun challenge concept.
The Sketch +3 Challenge is to use the sketch as inspiration and incorporate one item
from each of the 3 lists unto your page.  These are the elements I chose:

List 1 - American Crafts (foam sticker title)
List 2 - Basic Grey (very vintage BG rub-ons)
List 3 - Chipboard (Blue Fern Studios)

You can see here that I used the Bo Bunny foil transfers from the SOE kit
and Ranger Distress Spray Stain (from the Color Add-on) to create a bright and shiny background.

In my flower cluster is a combination of Prima, 
Blue Fern Studios and stained wooden hearts.

Here you can see some of the Basic Grey rub-ons and AC Thickers
 (not included in the SOE kit) that I added to participate in the SOS challenge.
I thought they made the perfect match with the kit to create this very shabby chic layout.

These are some of my favorite pictures of my niece Daphne when she was a baby!

I hope you liked my page.

I will be back over the weekend with some more Scraps of Elegance inspiration!