Two Layouts to Share!


I have two new layouts to share with you today. I did the first one for the November Sketchy Challenge over at
Canadian Scrapbooker using this sketch.

While we were in Cuba last winter, we had the chance to interact with dolphins on one of our excursions. I fell in love with them! Their kisses and snuggles were so soft! I hope to get the chance to swim with dolphins one day!

My second layout is about saying goodbye to my 18 year old kitty last winter. I did it for a challenge about "Connections" over at
Scrapbooking From the Inside Out. I had so much to say that it wouldn't all fit if I wrote it by hand, so for the first time I actually printed out my journaling! The page is based on a sketch by Cherie Averill from the Sassy Lil' Sketches ebook.


Another Layout to Share!


Got a bit more scrapping done yesterday and did this layout for a challenge about "Connection", the theme for this month, at
Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. It's based on a sketch by Cherie Averill in the Sassy Lil' Sketches e-book. The title means: Different but on the Same Wave Length! My boyfriend and I are very different on certain points (he loves it when it's hot, I love the cold; he likes modern, I love antiques; he's calm, I tend to stress out... you get the picture!) But we tend to think alike and agree on most subjects. So much so that we often think exactly the same thing at the same time! We always get a kick out of that!

The page came together quickly. I sprayed the kraft background with glimmer mists. I grabbed a few leftover strips of paper that I keep on my desk in a container, glued the pictures on a big circle, added some old Basic Grey letters and outlined them with a black pen, added the butterflies, and that was it!

I guess I can share this page too now. I did it a little while ago for the
Sassy Lil' Sketches e-book (but it seems it's not available for purchase anymore! hope you got your copy, it's a great ressource!) This is Mike and I during our biplane flight in Seattle during our trip there in the summer of 2010. It was so much fun!! What an experience to feel the wind on your face as you're flying high!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy scrapping!


I've been scrapping!


I have a few more layouts to share. I did these for challenges at
WeScrap. The first one is a companion page to one I've done before for Sassy Lil' Sketches. It's about the beautiful Conservatory at Volunteer Park in Seattle. There were so many gorgeous flowers! Everything was so lush! Here's the new page (the purple one, for a "Colours of Fall" challenge) along with the first one I did.

The other two pages I did were for a double layout, for a
sketch and a fabric challenge. It's based on this sketch by Sue Sykes.

I used a twisted fabric strip to make the flower at the bottom right of the second page. (Sorry, you'll have to imagine them side by side... it won't post that way!) It's about all the smiling faces that we met during our trip to Cuba last winter.

There's still time if you want to participate in the November
WeScrap challenges. You have the chance to win a WeScrap kit of your choice!

Happy scrapping!


SYC's Challenge #59: Mist Away!

It's here! Scrap Your Crap's first new reveal and challenge of 2011! The challenge this month is to use at least three colors of mists. If you don't have mists, you can use paints.

Here's my layout. It's for the cover page of my Maine album from our trip this summer. Instead of misting, I painted with the mists. I stamped the lighthouse image with StazOn on white cardstock then painted it using some Adirondack Color Wash, Shimmerz Spritz, Glimmer Glaze and several Glimmer Mists. I machine stitched on a layout for the first time on this page! (This LO has been done for a while, so I did it before the one in the previous post.) I also used up some old stash on this one (title alphas, woodgrain paper), which always feels good! The strips were paper scraps, and the burlap is cut from a jute bag I got at the dollar store!

Make sure to visit the
blog to see all the wonderful inspiration provided by the rest of the team!

Happy scrapping!


A Couple of New Layouts!

Hi there!

It feels great to be scrapping again! This weekend I played along with an online crop at
Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. It's a site that promotes personal journaling on layouts. I completed two challenges.

This is my first page, for the "Free Your Heart" challenge. We had to journal about something that holds us back. I came up with this {Letting Go} layout, with a recent picture and one of me when I was 6 years old. I have misconceptions about myself that I made when I was little and that I still hold true. They hold me back so I need to let go of them! As a design twist, we had to do some misting. I used "Tattered Leather" Glimmer Mist with a butterfly mask, then stamped the butterfly in black over it. I misted the heart with "Candy Apple" Glimmer Mist, then added Diamond Glaze to give it that glazed look. You can't tell from the picture, but I added Perfect Pearls to the chipboard bird for a bit of shine. The layout is based on one-page sketch #11 by
Sketch Support.

My second page was done for the "What Matters Most" challenge. It might seem strange that I chose to do it "on being a cat mom", but my kitties truly are important in my life. It is also one of the only aspects of my life where I feel absolutely happy, accomplished and confident in. The design twist was to add some stitching, so I got out my new sewing machine and stitched the pieces of papers on the background page. I like the look! (And I'm amazed that a "non-sewer" like myself actually started to sew on her layouts! Yay!) I kept the embellishments to a minimum. I loved those gorgeous papers from My Mind's Eye, and felt they didn't need much added to them.

The page is based on this sketch from
Scrapbooking From the Inside Out.

You should go check out their
site. It's very unique and interesting! You can also participate in the online crop until Wednesday November 16th. And if you stop by their blog here, you'll find one of my layouts featured, along with amazing layouts by other members!

Stop by again tomorrow for the first reveal of
Scrap Your Crap! It's going to be good!

Happy scrapping!


Two Layouts and a Giveaway!


I've got two new layouts to share today. The first one is based on a sketch from
WeScrap and was made for a recipe challenge over there. It's the companion page for the "Beach Girl?" page I made not long ago. I layered, inked and clustered. I distressed the letters because the blue ones were much too bright, so I had to tone them down. The little fishy was a last minute addition!

My second layout is about the beautiful flowers growing at our hotel in Cuba last winter. I couldn't believe the hedges of bougainvillea! I had problems here keeping a tiny one alive for a year! For the base of my layout, I misted an embossed cardstock, then sanded it to make the pattern show through the mist colors. The butterfly was stamped and colored with Copics. I've just started playing with those! I had wanted to stay away from them because I didn't need another addiction (lol!), but I finally gave in!

And now for the giveaway! Head out to
Purple Pumpkin for a chance to win one of FOUR vouchers for some really cute embellies!

Happy scrapping!

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