Smile

There are some color combinations in paper crafting that just appeal to me so much; one of those is robin’s egg blue, soft yellow and kraft.  The Jen Hadfield Simple Life collection has this color combo and was the inspiration for the colors I chose for my layout “Smile”.

I wanted to scrap this photo of Jordan that we had taken by a professional photographer when he graduated high school in 2010.  The photos turned out so nice and I especially love the ones with the violin.  Jordan is such a special person with so many neat qualities.  One of those is his love for expressing himself through music.  He plays violin, guitar and trumpet; pretty cool!  Here are some photos of my layout and a link to the process video.

Sushi Date

The MFT Sushi Date stamp and die set is part of the March release this month. I really love the MFT products; they are a favorite for me.  When I saw the Sushi Date set, I couldn’t resist.  I have a sushi lover in the family, so he will be getting many sushi themed cards and tags in the future, lol.

I did some simple coloring with Copic markers on the card; I also used a little bit of Distress Ink in the background.  I am glad I bought the dies with this set since so many of the elements are tiny little parts.  I also used some of the new black and white 6×6 papers from MFT.  This paper pad will be very versatile in my card making process.

Here are some photos and the link to the process video:

Choose Crazy

I made an impromptu visit to the city on the weekend to help out my number one son; he is getting ready to move to another province in a few months and I gave him some help with a few things.  We also took some time to visit and take this Snapchat picture!  I was bugging him that he would have to get the App before he moves so that we can use Snapchat to communicate once he has moved.  I am not looking forward to this move; my kids have always lived near by and I don’t think I am going to handle this very well.  There will be lots of trips to Ontario in the future!

I created this layout using the Dear Lizzy collection, Lovely Day.  I have quite a bit of the collection still and wanted to use more of it up.  The fox paper is so adorable and I love the colors.  I just thought the fox theme went well with the Snapchat filter, so I went with it.  I am also using a cool sketch that I pinned from Pinterest.  Here are some photos and the video process link.

Favorite

I love this photo I used for this layout…a shot of my mom with B when B was around four years old.  They both look like they are just played right out and need a break from the fun of camping.  We used to have so much fun on our family camping trips.  I miss that and I know my kids do too.

I used my inexpensive watercolor palette from Michael’s for this project as well as some stamps from my stash.  I like the result and I hope it inspires you to try something like this on a project.  It is a super easy way to add something a little different.  You do not need many supplies to create a layout like this.  Here are some photos of the layout and a link to the video.

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So Lovely

I love to use mixed media on my scrap book pages, especially with a subtle patterned paper.  This Maggie Holmes paper from Chasing Dreams is just sublime, and perfect for adding a little gesso and some Inklingz from Shimmerz.  I added the mixed media and some sewing with gold thread, a few die cuts that I made with my Big Shot and a few other little bits and pieces and voila!  I like how this turned out.  Documenting a moment from Bailey’s nursing grad when my two favorite girls posed for the camera.  Love it!

Here is a link to the process:

 

Glimmer and Shine

There are so many new and fun products coming out all of the time…it’s super hard on my bank account, lol.  Nuvo has been introducing a bunch of cool new stuff over the last year or so.  One such product is the Glimmer Paste.  It has some properties I really love; the first is the sparkle and the second is that it dries very fast.  When creating a project, it’s nice to work with a paste that doesn’t take forever to set up.

I created a card this weekend using the Moonstone Glimmer Paste as a background element.  I used a stencil to apply the paste with a plastic spatula.  I really like the detail it added to my card.  Here are some photos and a link to the process video.

Scrap the Challenge #30: London Kit Challenge

This week Kelly Barron and I created layouts with the Felicity Jane London Kit as our challenge for episode #30 of Scrap the Challenge.  We started this collaboration in March of 2016…crazy that we have done 30 challenges in that time!  It has been a lot of fun, not just scrap booking, but fostering a new friendship with someone thousands of kilometers away.  Just another positive thing about technology 🙂

Here is my layout for this week and a link to the process video.  Thanks for stopping by!

Leaving Home

I finally got back to art journaling last weekend…you know what? …it was so awesome 🙂

It’s been waaaay too long!  The process of art journaling is just so very therapeutic for me.  I had some things I needed to just work out and I always find that art journaling helps me to do that.

I do really love to just get into my products and go for it.  I don’t always know where the process is going, but I find a way to work  through my supplies to create something fun.  I felt like using some watercolors on this project, so I chose a watercolor field book in large format as a base for the journal entry.  The paper in this book is 140 lb. cold press; it has a nice tooth to it and takes the watercolors like a champ, lol.  I hope you are inspired to get out your mixed media products and get messy!

 

Here is the link to the process video over on YouTube:

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Always You

I had a chance to do a complete layout using the Oh My Heart collection this week…this is such a beautiful collection designed by Paige Taylor Evans for Pink Paislee. I chose a sketch from Pinterest (PageMaps) as inspiration for the sketch and a cut file from the Silhouette Design Store.

I printed the photo at 4×6, but then cut it down slightly to fit the photo area.  I matted the photo on white card and some patterned papers from both Fancy Free and Oh My Heart.

I love this photo of the kids; it captures the moment nicely and expresses a lovely sentiment!

 

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Link to sketch on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/466122630167756492/

 

Here is the link to the video:

 

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Anniversary Give Away

In celebration of two years on YouTube, I am having a give away over on my YouTube channel!  I am giving away a little package of goodies from Soul Paper.  Click on the video below to get more details about this give away!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!

Mari