Thursday, June 22, 2017

SWEET BUTTERFLY KISSES - Single Page Layout
(Scraps of Elegance DT - 'Mix'd Media' Kit + Berry71bleu June Challenge)


It's time to reveal my 3rd layout created with the
Scraps of Elegance 'Mix'd Media' kit for the month of May.


I was inspired to create this very sweet and Summer-y layout
by the June challenge at Berry71bleu that you can find right HERE.


I was inspired by the sky blue and the sand beige from the beach images
and the overall theme of Summer, flowers... and of course,
where's there's flowers, there's butterflies!

And there are so many butterflies in the SOE Elements add-on kit,
in the Tim Holtz Ephemera package.  I just had to find a way to use 
as many of them as possible on a page.  This was it!


I decorated my page with a Prima metal trinket bow with dangling pearls
that's included in the main kit.  I thought it was just the sweetest touch
to a sweet layout.  The flowers are all from Prima.


I added some texture on my background by scraping
some DecoArt Texture Sand Paste.  I then sprayed different shades of blue 
and did a bit of stamping using the BFS set from the Elements Add-On.


This is my youngest niece, Daphne, during a visit
to Butterfly World, definitely a must-go place for the Summer!


Here are once again more detailed pics of the 'Mix'd Media' kit and its add-ons:


Elements Add-On

Floral Add-On

I'll be back in a couple days with more Scraps of Elegance inspiration!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

LOVE THIS GIRL - Single Page Layout
(Scraps of Elegance DT - 'Mix'd Media' Kit
+ Words & Paintery June Challenge & Sketchabilities #149)


Over the next few days I have a few more projects to share with you
that I created with the Scraps of Elegance May kit called 'Mix'd Media'.


In the making of this fairly soft pastel layout, I was inspired
by the June challenge at Words & Paintery that you can find HERE.


I was also inspired by this fabulous sketch from Sketchabilities!
No, the challenge blog is not back up and running, but the owner,
Karan Gerber, is skirting around the idea, and has offered us sketch #149
to play along with this month.  Find out more details HERE
I would so love to see Sketchabilities and Cardabilities come back 
as Karan's sketches are absolutely fantastic and so inspiring to me!


The Blue Fern Studios Happy Accident collection papers are so gorgeous
that I have had a hard time choosing which one to cut into for every layout
created with this kit.  For this page, you can see a pale pink background
layered with some blue and just a touch of yellowy beige.
The Elements Add-On kit comes with a pack of arrow words chipboard
also from Blue Fern Studios and so I used this one to create my title.


Like all SOE kits, there are tons of gorgeous flowers in the Main kit and 
the Floral Add-On. I opted for several pink blooms for this page.  I slipped some flower 
die cuts from the Tim Holtz Ephemera pack behind my flower clusters 
and added a Cuts2luv flair button from my own stash.


Below you see one of many Tim Holtz Ephemera butterflies die cuts
from the Elements Add-On.  Simply beautiful!


And of course, the star of my layout, my beautiful niece Ella.
The photo dates back a few years and, to date, is still a favorite of mine.
I have scrapbooked it before in the past, and will probably scrapbook it
again in the future.  It just makes my heart melt!


And that's it for today! I will be back tomorrow with some more!

Visit Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance's BLOG & WEBSITE
to find out all you need to know about their kits and see inspiration from their DT,
including yours truly. :)


Elements Add-On

Floral Add-On


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

BONHEUR - Single Page Layout
(Cuts2luv June Challenge)



Oooh, here in Eastern Canada, Summer is not officially here yet...
we still have a few days to go, and to be honest, it's still a bit chilly.
But the flipflops and tank tops are out and life just seems lighter overall!

I LOVE this season!

Especially since it makes for so many beautiful crafty projects too!


I made this layout super sunny and bright as I was inspired by the Cuts2luv 
June challenge for which you can see the board below!


If you have Cuts2luv flair or chipboard in your stash, you will want to click HERE 
to find out how to play along (English version is available).  
And if you don't yet own their products, then what are you waiting for!?  
Click HERE to see all their fabulous designs!

The challenge is to pick a minimum of 2 elements in the board
to incorporate in your layout, so I went ahead and picked them all!

I based my design on the sketch and stuck to the colour palette. 
I chose the Cuts2luv chipboard word 'Bonheur' for my title (which means 
happiness/joy, thus, 'plaisir').  My page is obviously about Summer 
for which I chose the also Cuts2luv flair piece 'Vive l'été' (Happy Summer).  
And finally, I added polkadots to my background with molding paste 
and a stencil and I hand-stitched some circles with string (fil).


Apart from the Cuts2luv flair and chipboard, I used mostly Prima products
from papers from the Editorial Dept and Sun Kiss collections and many elements
from the Free Spirit line as well as of course plenty of Prima flowers.
The complete list can be found below.


I sprayed some orange, yellow and white mists on my background
to add on to the sunny effect.  It makes for a very nice contrast I find
with the blue flowers and that beautiful Cuts2luv ombre Summer flair.


And look at this sweet little face basking in the sunshine!
This page makes me super happy just looking at it!


Thank you so much for dropping by!!

Cuts2luv products used:

Chipboard make Follies   3 badges 1 "Vive summer

Prima products used:
12 x 12 Patterned Papers:
Sun Kiss collection - Various
Flowers:
Embellishments:
Say It in Studs - Crystal Centers (531010)


Sunday, June 18, 2017

LIFE IS GOOD - Single Page Layout
(Make It Prima June Challenge)


I haven't had the chance to play along with the Prima monthly challenges
in a while, but this month, I just knew I had to when I saw the board.
Summer colours, fun bright designs, nautical theme...  
this is the layout that it inspired me to create!


To find out more about the June Make It Prima challenge, click HERE.


 I am sad to say that my Prima stock is very limited (as I don't get to order online too often
and local stores do not often have it on their shelves), but I certainly make do with what I own.
Fortunately, I have loads and loads of flowers, some quite recent, many more
from years past, because I am quite obviously obsessed and addicted! 
Needless to say, Prima has always been top of my favorite manufacturers.

For this page, I used paper from the Timeless Memories as my background
that reminded me of beach sand.  I misted it with some blue, white and yellow.
I then went through all my Prima flower packs and took out the yellows, tans, rust,
blues, whites and created a flower cluster to match the board palette.


I decorated my page with a brad from the Free Spirit collection, 
a beautiful flair button from Jodie Lee as well as a variety of wood 
embellishments and wood icons, some gems and vintage Say It in Crystals.


The chipboard title was covered with white embossing powder.


On the left of the photo, you see a large resin window shutter also from Prima.

The beautiful picture was taken by my friend Christine,
the globe trotter, while on a trip to Greece/Turkey in September 2015.
I thought it was perfect for this challenge and I'm so happy
that Christine let me scrapbook it, as I am thrilled how it all turned out!
Thank you Prima for the inspiration!


As my layout states... Life is good!  Hope you enjoy! :)

Prima Marketing Inc. products used:
Patterned Papers:
Sun Kiss collection - Various
Flowers:
Embellishments:
Wood Icons - Flowers


Saturday, June 17, 2017

YOU-NIQUE - Single Page Layout
(Scraps of Elegance DT - 'Mix'd Media' Kit)


I've been busy creating with the new May kit from Scraps of Elegance lately.
This kit is called 'Mix'd Media', but don't let the name fool you.
Although it is perfect for mixed media projects, it's meant to satisfy
every scrapbooker's needs, be they into the clean cut pages or the messier art.

I think I fall right along the middle. hehe

This is my first layout created with this fabulous versatile kit!


The patterned papers included in the kit are all from the Blue Fern 
Studios' "Happy Accident' collection.  This line is absolutely 
gorgeous.  For at least an hour, I marveled at each paper, not wanting 
to cut into any of them and wondering where to start.  For this page, I finally 
opted for a blue and green distresses background and added 
yellows and pinks in my layers.


The Elements Add-On comes with a Tim Holtz' ephemera pack full of flowery 
designs and gorgeous butterflies. Oh, the butterflies!! Expect to see more
 butterflies on my upcoming SOE projects. 


The yellow metal flower from the Prima set was perfect in my flower cluster 
along with other Prima paper flowers.


When I saw the quote 'You were born an original. Don't be a copy.' quote from
the BFS chipboard set, I knew I wanted to use it with a picture of my nieces.
Here they are posing with their cousin on a trip to Toronto city.
These girls are so full of life, spunk and personality. They are certainly unique 
and it shows in this fun photo, thus the title chosen for my page.


To learn more about Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance kits, click HERE!

And make sure to come back and visit soon to see more SOE creations!



The Scraps of Elegance 'Mix'd Media' kit includes:
Blue Fern Studios - Happy Accident 12 x 12 patterned papers
(Blessing, Chance, Fate, Fluke, Fortuity, Incident,
Layering Cards, Lucky, Quirk, Windfall)
Prima - Love Clippings Forever & Always Flowers
Blue Fern Studios - Happy Accident Adhesive Printed Chipboard
Kaisercraft - Mini Designer Template Foliage
DecoArt - Media Texture Sand Paste
Ranger - Craft Squeegee
Prima - Timeless Memories Recollection Metal Trinkets
May Arts - Ivory Wrinkled Ribbon


The Elements Add-On includes:
Blue Fern Studios - Clear Stamps Halftones
Blue Fern Studios - Laser Cut Chipboard Arrow Words
Tim Holtz - Idea-Ology Ephemera Botanical
7 Gypsies - Architextures Short Base Embellishments Doilies


The Floral Add-On includes:
Prima - Love Clippings Sweet Kisses Flowers
Prima - Love Clippings Together Flowers
Prima - Haley Flowers
Prima - Waverly Flowers