Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lucky Stars
(Kraft + May Challenge)

I so love working with kraft colored products, including paper, so any chance I get to play along with the Kraft+ challenges, I am totally happy!  

This is my layout inspired by the May challenge!

This is the wild, fun and colorful image that inspired my creation!
Click HERE for all the details on this Kraft+ challenge!

Needless to say, the first thing that screamed out at me when looking at this image was the cool hip blue convertible.  I knew I had the perfect picture for it, of my nieces posing in this stage vintage car at Walt Disney World.  I fussy cut the car from the picture and made it pop out of my page.

I was also inspired by the bright colours which I thought looked awesome against the kraft background and some black and gold accents.  I wanted my layout to be a celebration of life!

I covered the chipboard stars with Imagine Ink 14karat embossing powder.

Look at these happy little super stars!

I have to admit, I chucked 2 first attempt at this layout in the garbage - I just couldn't get the background to my satisfaction.  They say "Third time's a charm", well, it certainly turned out to be true for me.  I love how my 3rd attempt turned out!

Thank you Kraft+ for the inspiration!!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Time Tag
(More Than Words Mini Challenge

It's time for another Mini Challenge over at More Than Words...

And I created this tag just for it!

 The word this month is: TIME

Check out the More Than Words blog right HERE for more DT inspiration!

You have to include the word TIME on a card, tag or ATC and share it on the More Than Words Facebook page by the end of the month to be eligible to win!

I chose to use the word on my tag as part of this inspirational quote.

The base of my tag was treated with various mediums, like distress stains, embossing powders, mists and shimmery paints. I added a clock face badge to emphasize the whole time theme.

Here's to hoping that you will take the TIME this week to play along!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Memory Of A Beautiful Life
(Stuck?! Sketches DT Reveal)

I'm back again this mid-month for another DT reveal for Stuck?! Sketches.

This time I've created a very shabby chic layout using the very elegant Soiree collection from BoBunny.

Take a look at this wonderful sketch designed by Laura Whitaker:

To see more DT inspiration using this sketch 
and learn all about Stuck?! Sketches, click HERE.

This page is choc full of BoBunny, from the papers to the noteworthy die-cuts, layered chipboard,  buttons, tag and title as well as doily.

Layer upon layer of pastel colors, pretty flowery designs and chic elements!

The picture dates back quite a few years.  It is of me and my best friend Denise from childhood.
We've had so many good times throughout the years, especially during our teenage years!
Although we don't see or talk to each other as much now, she will always hold a very special place in my heart and my memories.

Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Capture The Moment
(Blue Fern Studios DT Reveal 1)

Today is my reveal day on the Blue Fern Studios blog.

I've already shared with you 2 of my creations using the new Tranquility collection.
You can find out more about these layouts right HERE on the BFS page today!


Below is a new layout created with older BFS papers, a combination of Sanctuary and Autumn Anthology collections as well as the pretty blue packaging cardstock that comes with all your Blue Fern Studios products.

This layout is my 2nd layout this month inspired by the 

Below you can see the Capture the Moment title covered with Breeze Imagine Ink embossing powder.  I find it looks so nice against the rich burgundy background paper.

A favorite chipboard piece of mine is this one called Deja Vu Atelier.  I love the combination of floral and steampunk with fancy paneling.  I covered it with Garnet embossing powder.

On the upper right corner of my layout is a little cluster of embellishments, including an Ironwork Accent and Leafy Page Accent.

You can see a glimpse here of my stamping work on the bottom layer of paper using the Serendipity stamp and Blue Sky embossing powder.

I am so grateful to Blue Fern Studios for all these amazing products!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Papers: Sanctuary (Botanical Garden, Calling Cards)
Autumn Anthology (Parfumerie)


Chipboard: DejaVu Atelier, Capture the Moment, Ironwork Accents, Leafy Page Accents



Stamp: Serendipity Medley

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: Garnet, Breeze, Blue Sky


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

(Blue Fern Studios May Sketch)

It's time for the May sketch reveal from Blue Fern Studios
and this is my layout using the brand new Tranquility collection.

This is the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios sketch for May.
Click HERE to see what my fellow DT members have created.

To coincide with the Tranquility collection, BFS has released a few sets of chipboard words that match the name of each paper in the collection.  I chose the word Jubilation for my layout in order to represent the blooming of nature that makes most everyone happy during this time of year... Springtime in the northern hemisphere!

I used a brand new Imagine Ink Embossing Powder color on my title and the Scalloped Border which is simply called Ruby, and I can tell that it will be a favorite of mine!

On the Spring Trinkets, I used Tangerine.  And on my background, I embossed a stamp pattern using the Wallflower stamp and Chili Powder embossing powder.

As you may well know, Blue Fern Studios are making flowers now, and when I saw these orange pretties from the Tranquil Blooms set, I knew I had to use them right away.  They were the main inspiration, along with the sketch, for my entire page.

Thank you for visiting!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies

Paper: Tranquility (Hushed, Peaceful, Serenity, Calling Cards)

Chipboard: Jubilation, Spring Trinkets, Scalloped Border


Flowers: Tranquil Blooms

Stamp: Wallflower

Imagine Ink Embossing Powders: Ruby, Tangerine, Chili Powder