Monday, 21 April 2014

Scrap Around the World

We came home with hundreds of photos from our 8 days in the sun.  I've spent the last three weeks organizing photos, planning layouts and journaling. My goal now is to complete a layout every day or two till I have my vacation album finished. 

The first group of photos I scrapped are of my rappelling for my first time.  I wasn't nervous watching my family go over the edge, or even while I got geared up, but when I had to fall back over the edge the fear set in.  I wouldn't call it fun and probably wouldn't do it again. 

Scrap Around the World is a South African challenge site I check out now and again.  This is my first time playing.  I was inspired by the quote "don't overthink, just let go" (minus the 'it'). I used it for my title.  I also love the turquoise colour, butterflies(who'd of guessed) and the texture.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Prima sketch

I used Prima's February sketch for this layout. And Prima papers, rub-ons, felt alpha, stamps, rose mask, flower and leaves, and even a piece of Prima packaging.   

Love using up my stash!
Check out all the great layouts on the Prima blog!

Thursday, 13 February 2014


I played along at White with 1 this month.  The challenge was white with grape.  Photos changed my colours somewhat; this is a very purple layout.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Scrap Friends colour challenge ~ BE MERRY

I had the perfect photo for the Scrap Friends colour challenge this month. The photo is of Butchart Gardens last winter.  We always visit their 12 Days of Christmas display at night when the coloured lights are glowing magically. 

Here is the Colour Challenge. Gorgeous pinks, grey and yellow.
 I used my number stencil and white texture paste.  Then I painted it with pink Maya Roads glimmer mist.  I swiped yellow Making Memories paint across my background and splashed droplets of darker pink Glimmer Mist.  I got pretty messy with it.
I added random pieces of text Washi Tape, lots of bling and some black rub-ons from my stash.

The title is underlined with a couple of 6" bling strips.  Unforgettable Memories has all different colours of these bling strips. Very pretty!

 The yellow and pinky/purple paper strips are plain glossy paper I've covered with alcohol inks. The stickers are from the Echo Park sticker sheet I used on my last layout.  It was still on my desk and some of the designs were grey and black which worked with my colour scheme.

Monday, 18 November 2013

3 kids ROAR

My scarey little Halloween monsters.  The photos are from 1999.

This layout is for the Scrapfriends challenge. It's a colour challenge ~ yellow and shades of black/grey. Check out their blog to see what their DT has done with the challenge.

Drippy paint and ink along with netting and Halloween stickers embellish my layout.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Blue Halloween

I played along at White with 1. Novembers challenge is blueberry.

Blue is not a typical Halloween colour, but I love how this page turned out. 

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Halloween sketch challenge

My kids weren't really into Halloween this year so I found some older photos.  My 18 yr-old when he was in kindergarten.  What a cutie he is.

The patterned papers are Carta Bella.  The stickers are Echo Park. I also used some paints, Glimmer mist, cheesecloth and Prima flowers (black, of course).

The layout is for sketchabilities challenge this month.