Patchwork Background

Hi there!

I participated in a challenge at
True XOXO Scrapbooking where you needed to create a layout inspired by one of the DT members. I decided to scraplift Christa Uttley's beautiful page. I absolutely loved the patchwork background she created for her page, inspired by Pinterest. I replicated the idea for a page about my dad as a young boy. I cut and glued lots of triangles from a My Mind's Eye collection in a random pattern on a black paper background, and sewed some of them. Then I misted with Chalkboard Glimmer Mist to give a bit more depth to the page. I matted my photos on green Basic Grey paper so they would stand out from the busy background. I embellished minimally, since I thought that the patchwork background was enough embellishment on its own. I stamped the title on paper, then adhered it to chipboard and cut out asymetrical tiles for the title letters.

That's it for today! Hope you have a creative rest of the week!


Featured on the Basic Grey Blog!!!

It's true!! I had the complete and shocking surprise to find out that one of my layouts is featured on the Basic Grey blog today!!! It was scraplifted by two of their designers. My original page was inspired by a sketch by Becky Fleck and was done for a challenge over at Let's Capture Our Memories. I used BG's Nook & Pantry collection.

So please go visit the
Basic Grey post and check out the two other layouts created by the BG designers and inspired from my page!

Have a scrappy day!


challenge #4 at Let's Get Sketchy!

Today's a new reveal at Let's Get Sketchy! This is the new fun sketch!

I made a few modifications on my version, including adding a second picture.

Go check out the rest of the team's creations and link up your layout before next Friday for a chance to win our monthly prize!

Have a scrappy week!


St. Patty's Online Crop!

There was an online crop last Saturday at Love Is in the Details for St. Patrick's Day. We have a week to upload our creations (until Sunday March 25th). Here's one that a made for a "green" challenge, of course! It's based on a combination of sketches from Pencil Lines (sketch #47) and Sketch Savvy (sketch #48).

Here's my version, where I used the overall design from Sketch Savvy, but the photo placement from Pencil Lines. It's a layout about the beautiful Minter Gardens in Chilliwack, BC. I kept the embellishments simple. I made a title cluster and used a bunch of punched butterflies!

That's it for now! I hope you check out the fun at
Love Is in the Details! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy scrapping!


500$ Giveaway at Webster's Pages!!

I had to blog about that one! All you have to do for a chance to win is to share the news that Webster's Pages are shipping out their new collections and they're having a huge giveaway to celebrate!!

Good luck!!


Scrapping with the Stars Contest!

Let's Capture Our Memories is having a "Scrapping with the Stars" contest! It started just last night, so if you want to join in, you still have time! Each week, there will be a star chosen (this week it's me!) who will set a challenge for everyone else. The star gets her own challenge from one of the other players. Then people will vote on the layouts.

My challenge to the others, as the "star" of the week, is to do a multi-photo layout (3 or more pictures), with pattern paper only (no cardstock, but embellies, alphas are allowed) and handwritten journaling. I was challenged with a color inspiration photo, couldn't use cardstock or flowers, and had to incorporate two different types of materials.

Here's the layout I came up with, based on sketch #84 from Creative Scrappers. It's a picture of my brother and me in 1974. I used burlap as my second material to mat the journaling spot and a couple of buttons.

I hope you can join in the fun!

Have a creative weekend!


Challenge #63 at Scrap Your Crap... Washi Tape!

Hi there!

This month's challenge at
Scrap Your Crap is all about masking/washi tape! It's become increasingly popular, and comes in all colors and patterns! There are so many ways you can use washi tape... to adhere photos, use as journaling strips, frame photos, make flowers, etc. In my layout, I used washi tape and toothpicks to make little flags as embellies.

It's a layout about the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses, near Boothbay Harbor, in Maine. It's a small but beautiful garden, and is arranged in such a way as to stimulate the five senses. I used the Lemonade collection by Basic Grey.

I hope you go visit the blog
here to see what the rest of the team did with tape! There's lots of inspiration to be had! Thanks for stopping by!


My first reveal at Let's Get Sketchy!

Today is the second official reveal at Let's Get Sketchy, and my first! This is the sketch we had to work with.

And this is my version. It's the Grove of Patriarchs, a small island in Rainier National Park, in Washington, with huge old trees. I misted a tree with a mask, then stamped one with a corresponding stamp. I distressed the papers and used burlap for some texture.

Go visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT has come up with. You have until Friday at 8PM Mountain Time (10PM Eastern) to link your layout for a chance to win a prize at the end of the month. Hope to see your creation!

Have a good scrappy week!


Challenges at Let's Capture Our Memories!


I've been working on several challenges taking place in March at
Let's Capture Our Memories. The first two were scraplifts of two different people. I use sketches all the time, but I find that scraplifting is more challenging, for some reason or other. This one was scraplifted from Nicole Nowosad. It's a layout about the best kitties ever, Sable and Chipper. They're both gone now, but they will always be the best kitties I've ever had! On her layout, Nicole had sewn columns of circles. I decided to swap those for hearts, which was fitting for my page.

This second one was lifted from
Wendy Sommers. It was a beautiful layout with lots of colors and layering. Although the colors are different, I used vibrant colors also. It's the gorgeous Italian Garden at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, B.C.

Finally, this last one was from the sketch blog,
Let's Capture These Sketches. It's about the carriage ride we took on our last day in Acadia National Park, in Maine last summer. The horses made me think of the country, so I wanted lots of texture on my page. I used some burlap (which came from a nursery, believe it or not! (to cover outdoor plants in the winter) and some leftover denim scraps from my mom's stash of old fabrics!

That's it for now! I'm working on my next project for
Scrap Your Crap (for April) and it's a real challenge! It's going to be a fun one! Don't forget to drop by Let's Get Sketchy for some fun challenges too! There's also a blog hop that will take place at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out on March 9th. You should check it out!

Have a creative rest of the week!


Let's Get Sketchy!

Today is the official launch of Let's Get Sketchy with the first sketch reveal! But the fun has already started with games, different challenges and extra prizes for the month of March! You should go check it out!

Here's the first sketch that you can play along with.

To see all the inspiration from the DT, go check out the blog
here. There will be a new sketch every Monday. My first reveal will be next week. Hope to see you there!

Have a scrappy week!


March Layouts

March 1st was to have been my first reveal over at Scrap Gal. But sadly, the store has closed. I was so looking forward to working with this great team!

So I can now show you the three layouts I had done for the month, made with products provided by the Scrap Gal Store. March was going to be "All About Mists" at Scrap Gal, so my three projects incorporate mists in one form or another.

The first layout is for my parents' 50th anniversary album. It's a page about their young dating years. The paper is
Basic Grey's Wisteria collection. All the brads (including the butterfly brads) are from the 7 Gypsies Victoria collection. The small green flowers are from Making Memories, and the larger green one is from Prima. They were all originally white, but I misted them with Tim Holtz's Lettuce Color Wash. The purple flower at the bottom was also white, then misted with purple Glimmer Mist. To alter the flowers even more, I then stamped them with brown ink with a "dictionary definition" stamp. I used a brown American Crafts Slick Writer pen to write on the photos. The alpha stickers are from Fancy Pants.

The second layout is also for my parents' album. It's about them being grandparents to their only grandchild, Sophie, my niece. For this layout, I misted the background cardstock with four different colors of
Glimmer Mists, light green, yellow, pink and aqua. I then used papers from the Nook & Pantry collection from Basic Grey to mat all the pictures. The four glazed brads are from the 7 Gypsies Victoria collection. The flowers are from Making Memories (this time I didn't alter them) and the leaf is from Bazzill.

My last page is about my boyfriend, and all that he does for me (the title means "This Man"). It's based on a sketch by
Sketch Support. In this layout, instead of misting, I painted with the the color wash. I painted directly on the grungeboard star and heart, as well as the chipboard stars. The ghost stars were colored with alcohol inks. The papers and journaling tag are from the Basic Grey Origins collection.

That's all I have for today. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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