Friday, September 12, 2014

Simple Stories, Bo Bunny...

I used a real mix of products on this page.  Papers are from a couple of different lines. Some pink vellum layered in there too.

And some close-ups...

Title is canvas letters by Making Memories

I'm still finding places for the adorable wood frames.  There are quite a few in the package. Some say FUN and some say LOVE.  I think every one of my Mexican holiday layouts so far have one!

The flowers are Prima. Stickers are Simple Stories.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Turtle Beach ~ mixed media

I went to town on a sheet of tan cardstock with various products. I love the shimmer and shine which doesn't show well in the photograph but is gorgeous IRL.

The papers I used to mat the photo  are BoBunny. The chipboard palm tree is Fancy Pants. Prima flower misted with turquoise mist.

  1. I started with a Tim Holtz dot stencil and texture paste.
  2. Once the paste was dry I used my large scroll mask and turquoise mist.
  3. When that was dry I sprayed a couple different blues and held up the paper to let the ink run.
  4. I spread some blue MM paint and sprinkled some glitter on while it was still wet.
  5. I stamped seashells randomly with turquoise ink.
  6. Then used my text and zig zag lines stamps with black ink.
  7. Finally I used my Tim Holtz chevron stencil and white ink.
My title uses the mini square stickers(yes that's an upside down f for a T. I was out of Ts) and a chipboard piece with the word BEACH on it.  The Prima flower is sprayed with Maya Mist and sprinkled with glitter.

I used the border sticker from the BoBunny 'Modern Miss' sheet. It looks like waves so was perfect. A Kaiser strip of bling went on top of that.  I pained the LOVE frame with turquoise mist and added an 'adventure' word sticker from the travel sheet.

Loved this chipboard palm tree. It's grounded with a patterned paper strip on top of my dotty texture and glitter.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tropical Evenings with Bo Bunny's "Modern Miss" line

The BoBunny 'Modern Miss' line was the perfect colours for my photos.  The minute I spotted the pinks and peaches I thought of the pictures of our Mexican vacation evening entertainment.
I started with black cardstock.  Using pink and white paints I created my background using a paint brush and a round lid to create the circles. I matted with the BoBunny patterned paper and some pink and lime green vellum.
I embellished with vellum punched leaves, pink thread, giant Bazzill heart brads, Kaiser bling in clear and pink and some other random brads from my stash.

I picked up the butterfly border punch from Unforgettable Memories a bit ago.  So pretty.  The Prima flower has a large cloth BoBunny brad in the center.

The title stickers are from the BoBunny 'Modern Miss' sticker sheet.

If you have girly photos to scrap this line is perfect.  Check it out the next time you are in the store.

~ Heather

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


I started off with a couple sheets of Bazzill cardstock, I think it's called oatmeal ~ a light brown colour. I swiped a terra cotta coloured Making Memories acrylic paint in a big rectangle across the two papers, then sprayed coffee coloured Maya Mist over my Tim Holtz mask.  That gave me the vine scrolls.

I used some green ink mist to make the big 'sploosh' in the bottom left corner. I used a straw to blow the mist outward. The purple mist was sprayed along the center of the pages then I held the papers up so it ran downward and upward. 
I used one of my Kaiser texture stamps around the edges with 'pine cone' tsuniko ink.

 The cheese cloth is sprayed lightly with brown spray so it's not so white.  The flowers are Bo Bunny, Prima and 7Gypsies. I used some Making Memories fibres and Bo Bunny chipboard from my stash to embellish.

Another bingo card from the Simple Stories paper line and some of their stickers finished off my page.

Another layout for my Mexico album.  I'm so glad I have emails and journal entries so I can do the journaling. I was hoping to have this album completed by now. Don't forget to write down those memories. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Adventure with Simple Stories

We didn't just do Rappelling on our Mexican vacation.  We also did some zip lining.  Having teenagers makes you adventurous!

I love the Urban Traveler line by Simple Stories! 
I started off with plain green cardstock.  I sprayed my 12 x 12 leaf mask with green ink and then added some drips of bronze paint.  I stamped some dragonflies with the paint as well as some with white and black ink. I finished my background with some black glitter and brown glimmer mist.

The patterned papers are all Simple Stories as are the stickers.  Washi tape helped hold down the patterned paper.

I always find a place for vellum on my page. Here I punched leaves out of vellum and grouped them with a brown flower, Kaiser brad in the center, Kaiser wood camera and a sticker.

I just love these little frames.  Perfect for accenting a photo.

I used Kaiser jewels on the stamped dragonflies.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Simple Stories 'Urban Traveller'

We all took a turn at rappelling down the cliff.  This is a layout for my son's album.
I started off with a brown paper. It has kind of a wood grain or distressed background.  I sprayed white mist over my leaf mask and then dripped green MM paint down from the top.  The patterned papers are from Simple Stories 'Urban Traveler' line as are the stickers. I've also used some Prima packaging (I've punched butterflies out)
I used all 3 of the alpha stickers from the Simple Stories sticker sheet on my title. Also some Kaiser bling, thread and a Prima flower.

I just love the old fashioned camera.  I've grouped a stamp, leaf punch, a word sticker, bling and the chipboard camera. I like groups of five!

Love these chipboard arrows. And did you notice the 'face' I've inked in.  There are five 'faces' on my layout to find.

Instead of framing a part of my photo with this 'fun' frame I've used it to accent a couple of stickers.  There are lots of these in a pack so you can use them in all kinds of different ways.

The next time you're in Unforgettable Memories check out the great selection of chipboard and wood cut designs.  There is a chipboard wall where most of the designs are located, but keep your eyes open as you're wondering through the aisles because there is more.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Reminisce vacation

So first I showed you the scaredy cat rappeller (me) and now I'm scrapping my adrenaline junkie who loved the rappelling and he'd do it again, unlike myself. Once was enough!

The background paper is a Reminisce design.  Loved the title on the bottom left.  And if you don't want the same title on the other page just flip it over.  It is the same pattern minus the title. I backed my layout with navy cardstock because I wanted to add some mixed media and the Reminisce paper is a lighter weight.  It would have totally wrinkled and buckled with the paste and sprays on it.

The 'GO. SEE. DO.' paper is a Simple Stories page, as is the Explore piece.

I found a feather floating around my scrap room so I glued it down along with some punched leaves, Prima flowers and thread held down with random brads.

I always find a spot on my layout for vellum.  I punched some leaves out of the white vellum and glued it down with some green cardstock leaves.

Used some journaling bits from my stash.  Love the 7Gypsies tissue paper.
Thread seems too be a big trend in scrapbooking at the moment.  I see it everywhere. With all the vines and ropes hanging in my photos I thought the thread could be kind of symbolic.  Not sure that I'll use a lot of thread in my layouts, but I like it here.

 I searched through my brad box to find a selection of brads that would work with my colours and I used them to attach my thread to the page.

Check out the Vacation section the next time you are in Unforgettable Memories.  There are some great lines no matter where you went or what you did for holidays.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Vacation photos

We were lucky enough to escape the Fort St John winter for a couple weeks this Spring Break.  We came home with hundreds of photos and so many memories to document. 

I spent the first week home going through my photos and selecting the ones I wanted to scrap.  I uploaded them to Unforgettable Memories photofinishing and picked them up the next morning.  While I was in the store I selected papers and embellishments for my layouts.

Next I spent some time going through the photos grouping them. Over the past couple of weeks I've been putting together papers and embellishment to go with each group of paper and writing up the journaling. 

Now I'm ready to scrap my photos.  My first layout is below.

The right page is from a Fancy Pants line called "summer's end" and is from their fall line, but I loved the frames down the side where I put my journaling and one of my photos.  I used my exacto knife to cut around part of the frame and tucked my photo through the slits. 
The back side of the Fancy Pants paper is a pretty yellow pattern which went so well with what I was wearing that day, so I've used it for matting and a border on the left edge.

I found my inspiration at a South African challenge board ~ Scrap Around the World. Love the turquoise and, of course, the butterflies. I also used the words in the top left corner (minus the 'it').  My title is 'Don't overthink, just let go' which is pretty much how I felt as I was dropping over the edge.  I wasn't nervous watching my family go over, but when it was my turn I started freaking about the time I had to fall backwards over the cliff.

I've used Simple Stories "Urban Traveller" line for matting and stickers.

Check out the travel words I've used above and below the three photos of me dropping into the jungle. There are lots more of these words on the sticker sheet by Simple Stories.  On the same sheet are four different alphas, two of which I used for my title.  

Love my butterfly punch.  It is like a border punch but cuts out both sides so you end up with a lacey strip of butterflies.  Check out the punch section for more neat designs.

Here I've used a little texture paste and one of my Tim Holtz stencils. I drizzled turquoise paint and sprayed some gold mist through the stencil after the paste had dried.  I love the rough texture against the delicate vellum leaves I punched.  I also love that wood camera

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fun with paint

I started out with plain cardstock.  Layered striped paper on the top half and glued down strips of the black/grey BoBunny patterned paper.

I splashed some shimmery turquoise Making Memories paint across the page and spread it with an old credit card.
I use vellum a lot on my pages. For this layout I punched leaves out of a strip of white vellum. Some of those leaves I tucked back in.

The remaining punched leaves I used to accent my title. I also used a little wood camera (Kaiser) some stamping (isn't that owl adorable?) and a Prima bloom.

I've added washi tape in strips beneath my photo matting. Stamped bird, wood camera and Prima bloom.  I like to group my embellishments.

The dots are rub-on. An old rub-on so they didn't go on evenly, but I don't mind the random look. I stamped another little bird beneath the Prima hydrangea. Kaiser jewels in the center of the flower.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

The games we play

The patterned paper I used for the background is a Carta Bella design.
I used a panel mask on this page.  After rubbing texture paste across the mask I sprayed those three panels with gold Maya mist. You can see more detail in the close-ups below.

The stickers (chipboard and paper) are Echo Park.

I've used the red border stickers under punched strips of gold vellum.  The border punch I used alternately embellishes and punches out snowflake shapes.  I've torn pieces of the musical washi tape and layered it on top of the gold vellum.

The poinsettia and leaves are Prima.

A close-up of the texture panel sprayed with gold mist.