20 February 2017

Stuck?! twice

This layout was inspired by the February 1st sketch at Stuck?! Sketches:


Materials
Webster's Pages Hello World - Little Moments patterned paper
Bo Bunny Lil Monster - Tough Guy patterned paper
Simple Stories Daily Grind - Journalling Cards Elements card
Basic Grey Sublime - Raspberry patterned paper
Vintage book paper
Polka dot washi tape
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Entrance patterned paper
Alphabet cutting dies (unknown brand)

I substituted a camera for the large star element, and used a single photograph instead of three.

I'm sharing this layout at Simon Says Monday for the Use Your Favourite Tool theme... once again using my guillotine to cut the patterned paper pieces, and my scissors to fussy cut the camera.  Also used my sewing machine for this one... I also LOVE adding stitching to my layouts.

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This layout was inspired by the February 15th sketch at Stuck?! Sketches:


Materials
Prima product packaging
Crate Paper Crush - Bands Tags & Frames die cut shape
Creative Imaginations Winter Garden - Winter Vine patterned paper
May Arts 1.5" Parrot Green net ribbon
Anerican Crafts Monograms - Sarah Script White alphabet stickers
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Yellow Wood patterned paper
Baker's twine

I'm sharing this layout at SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenge.  I hope it's okay ~ the layout is very clean and simple, but the theme is about a steampunk find by my Doctor Who-obsessed daughter.  I raided my "green scraps" ziplock bag for this layout, and I was pretty stoked to use up lots of different "forgotten stash" bits and pieces... stash-busting SCORE!

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19 February 2017

Sunday scrapping (1)

Clearing up some packets of photos and some offcuts from my scrap desk... and very happy with how this page came together:


Materials
Webster's Pages Hello World - Little Moments patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Yellow Grid/Yellow Wood patterned paper
Crate Paper Toybox - Explore patterned paper
Basic Grey Lime Rickey - Howdy Doody patterned paper (bird motifs)
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Tiny Stars wood veneers

This layout is based on the February sketch challenge at Scrap the Girls. It's my second take on this sketch {the first one is HERE} and this time I took a much more linear approach, with a photo montage.


The colours were inspired by the February mood board at Scrapbook Boutique:


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Next, a little more pocket page scrapping to catch up some 2012 photographs.  {Clickety-click for a closer look:}


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page inserts
Simple Stories Daily Grind - Journalling Elements card
Alphabet cutting dies (unknown brand)
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Entrance patterned paper
Polka dot washi tape
Twinings foil packaging
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die
Basic Grey Lime Rickey - Howdy Doody patterned paper (fussy cut birds)
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Swingin' patterned paper

I'm submitting this one at:
* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ One Little Word cyber crop.  My word is BIRDS.
* Simon Says Monday ~ My Favourite Tool.  My guillotine, to cut the photos to size for pocket scrapping.  And also my scissors, fussy cutting the bird motifs from patterned paper.

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More pages for my Woodford album

This page was inspired by the February mood board at Scrapping Clearly:



Materials
Kraft cardstock
Collage Press Scrooge & Marley - December 24th patterned paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Yellow Grid patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Earth Love - Borders patterned paper
Words or Whatever Love You Today Pack chipboard title
Vintage book paper
My Memories Heart - Small punch
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Kaisercraft Yellow Deep Gold rhinestones
Provo Craft Cuttlebug - Flowers cutting die
Pewter floral trim

I found this colour combo very tricky, but I"m pleased with how it turned out.

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This page is brought to you by the letter N, inspired by the Random Word challenge at Soul Scrappers:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
Collage Press Grayson Hall - Postmark patterned paper
Fiskars The Wedge alphabet stickers
Bronze leaf metal embellishments
Pewter floral trim

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17 February 2017

Rise and shine...

Looking forward to some scrapping time this weekend... and the "One Little Word" cyber crop at Mystical Scrapbooks.

This layout is my take on the first challenge, with the theme of LIGHT.  For me, the most beautiful light in the world is the sunrise:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Pink Paislee C'est La Vie - Paper #10 patterned paper
Simple Stories Carpe Diem - Bits & Pieces die cut pieces

I'm also sharing my layout at:
* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Patterned paper.  Pink Paislee is one of my favourites!
* Country View Challenges ~ Under 30 minutes.  This was a very quick layout to put together - one piece of patterned paper and a large format photo... pretty much letting the photo do all the work on this page!  I also love how quick and easy it is to embellish with die cut ephemera.

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This page is based on the second cyber crop challenge with the theme of MOVE.  Train ride, anyone?


Materials
Kraft cardstock
Collage Press Scrooge & Marley - December 24th patterned paper
Maya Road Signature - Red ribbon
Metal star washers (from the hardware store)
Wood veneer heart
Black paperclip

I'm sharing this page at:
* Ribbon Girl ~ Anything Goes.  I've used Maya Road ribbon.
* The Paper Girls ~ With Heart.  I've used a wood veneer button heart.

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16 February 2017

Revisiting Rockhampton

Another page for my Rockhampton album:



Materials
Want2Scrap Labels Eleven chipboard album (used as page template)
My Mind's Eye Dreamy - Daydream - Funky Flowers patterned paper
Pink Paislee Pop Fashion - Bell Bottoms patterned paper
Bo Bunny Vicki B - Buh-Bye patterned paper
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Portacraft hot pink paper flower
Green Tara 2.5cm Petals - Hot Pink paper flower
Kaisercraft Red pearls
Kaisercraft Vines die cut
Cherry Arte Floral chipboard negative
Washi tape

I'm entering my page at:
* Dies R Us ~ Think Spring.  I used lots of flowers on this page, with the leaf spray made with Kaisercraft Vines die.
* Clique Kits ~ Anything Goes
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Fantastic Florals.  Floral patterned paper, paper flower embellishments, punched daisies, flower chipboard negative...

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15 February 2017

Off to camp

This layout is based on the February sketch challenge at Rochelle's Scrappy Friends:


Materials
Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe - Fabrics patterned paper
Cherry Arte Alphabet 1 chipboard (negative)
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - Wondrous patterned paper
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - Superb patterned paper
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - This Way patterned paper
Green Tara 7cm Petals - Green paper flower
Flourish with a Bling Elise - Green flowers
Baker's twine
Technique Tuesday Hometown - Lowercase alphabet dies
Creative Embellishments Curly Heart chipboard
Therm O Web Deco Foil - Gold foil transfer

I'm also submitting at:
* Scrap Boutique ~ Back to School.  This layout is about the J-girl going to school camp (2012).
* Deep Ocean ~ Hearts.  I used a chipboard heart, which I embellished with Deco Foil, and some heart-motif patterned paper.

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This layout is based on the February sketch at Scrap the Girls:



Materials
Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe - Fabrics patterned paper
Crate Paper Toy Box - Explore patterned paper
Cherry Arte Alphabet 1 chipboard (negative)
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - Superb patterned paper
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - This Way patterned paper
Bo Bunny Vicki B - Florilicious patterned paper
Simple Stories Life Documented - Bits & Pieces date tab
Technique Tuesday Hometown - Lowercase alphabet dies
Kaisercraft Enchanted Garden - Entrance patterned paper
Petaloo Flora Doodles - Crinkled Rose layered flower

I'm sharing my layout at Simon Says Monday for the Favourite Tool theme.  I love my GUILLOTINE - I've had it well over a decade and it's still going strong!  So fabulous for fast trimming of papers, cardstock and photographs.  It even cuts through chipboard easily, as it did for the alphabet negative sheet that I used on this layout.

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14 February 2017

A grateful heart

There's a new PhiloSOULphy challenge happening at Soul Scrappers, and I used the quote inspiration to create another double page for my Girraween mini album:


Materials
Pink Paislee Cottage Farms - Wheelbarrow patterned paper
Glitter washi tape
Blue paper clip

The quote this month is:  Live each day with a grateful heart.

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13 February 2017

Scrapping the boy...

I'm joining in at Scrap the Boys this month, where the theme is SOMETHING NEW:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Stencil Girl Square Dancing stencil
Imagine Crafts Creative Medium - Metallic Silver texture paste
Heidi Swapp Rhyme Upper - Ghost Alphabets acrylic letters
Kaisercolour Red acrylic paint
Star washers (from the hardware store)

Not a lot of product on this page, but I'm happy with how the stencilling turned out, and very happy with my stash-busting efforts too.  I'd totally forgotten about my ghost alphas, and now they are on my desk to use up in upcoming projects.



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This one is based on the February sketch challenge at Scrapping Clearly:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Swingin' patterned paper
Creative Imaginations Mistletoe - Mistletoe Song patterned paper
Prima Essentials cream paper flowers
Green paper flowers, unknown brand
My Memories Medium Heart punch
Dymo tape
Painted wooden flower buttons
Buttons from my habby stash

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12 February 2017

More weekend cybercropping

I've done a bit of everything this weekend!

A quick look at my blog will tell anyone that I don't 'do' OTP projects.  So... one of the challenges at The Scrap Suite cyber crop has taken me out of my comfort zone this time.  The criteria was to create an off-the-page project featuring flowers.  This is what I came up with:



Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Vintage book paper
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Caribbean Mist watercolour paint
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Summer Breeze watercolour paint
Washi tape x2
Buttons from my habby stash

Here's a closer shot of the front panel

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Back to the pile of 2012 photos... and another pocket page... click to enlarge:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page inserts
Simple Stories Life Documented - Bits & Pieces die cut number
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Remarkable decorative tape
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Blue Oasis cardstock

This one was inspired by another cyber crop challenge at The Scrap Suite to "Create a project that features a grid style design." Nothing says "grid style" like a pocket page...

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11 February 2017

Point Cartwright

It's taken me a while to embrace pocket scrapping, but I'm getting there... every now and then I get a little burst of energy and do a few more pages.  I don't find it as relaxing as traditional scrapping because I need to plan ahead and print the right combination of photographs in the right size and orientation to match the inserts. For me, that removes some of the spontaneity and fun.  But, once I've got that part out of the way I do enjoy choosing the bits and pieces to embellish the pages.

This is a page that I made today:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p Insta-page insert
Simple Stories Sn@p Studio - Everyday filler card
Blue lace trim
Washi tape

I added the digital title to my photograph before printing, using Kimberly Geswein's gorgeous You Are Loved font.

I'm sharing this page at:

* Really Reasonable Ribbon ~ Hearts theme
I love the heart-themed map marker card, and I customised it with some scalloped trim:


* Clique Kits ~ Anything Goes
* The Paper Girls ~ With Heart
* Simon Says Monday ~ Young at Heart

Did I mention how much I love the heart-themed map marker?

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This is the next page in the album, a double page spread.  Click to enlarge:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p Insta-page inserts
Simple Stories Sn@p Studio - Everyday filler card
Creative Embellishments Lighthouse chipboard
Crate Paper Toybox - Alpha Labels letter stickers
Micador Collected & Co - Text Type Black letter stickers
Washi tape

I'm submitting this layout to the D-lish Scraps/Scrap Suite cyber crop for the LYRICS challenge. I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside - I thought this tune was from the 1930's or 1940's, but a little research told me it was written in 1907!

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10 February 2017

Cyber cropping

Another layout from our visit to Coalcliff, this one inspired by the colour challenge at The Scrap Suite cyber crop:


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Perfect patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Swingin' patterned paper
Flourish with a Bling Jasmine - Gold laser flourish
Arctic Frog Alphabet Avenue - Garden Alpha letter stickers
Webster's Pages Make a Wish alphabet stickers

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A flashback to 2012... {And I suspect these are the last photos from our day at GOMA.. yay for the photo-busting!}


Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Grenadine cardstock
Kaisercraft Quarters stencil
Imagine Crafts Creative Medium - Metallic Silver texture paste
Alphabet stencil from my stationery supplies

The challenge criterion: Use three or more stencils.  I used a patterned stencil for my background, and an alphabet stencil (which I then fussy-cut) for my title.   It looks pretty cool and 'industrial' in real life; this photograph just doesn't do it justice!

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09 February 2017

Woodford, again

I added another page to my Woodford mini album ~ making some steady progress!


Materials
Kraft cardstock
Collage Press Scrooge & Marley - December 24th patterned paper
Vintage book page
Baker's twine
Metal star washers (from the hardware store)
Fabric tag - RAK from Yvonne Yam @ LESSology

I'm sharing my page at:

* SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenge ~ New Stash / Forgotten Stash
This is the first time I've joined in this challenge; I don't really do very much that fits into the steampunk genre.  I hope that this project fits the category - a vintage steam train ride and some metal cogs from the hardware store.  A short time ago I was sent a package of goodies which included the awesome fabric tag that I used on this page.  It's something new for me that I haven't used before.

* Creative Artiste ~ Mixed Media 
A very clean mixed media page, with papers, metal, and fabric

* Clique Kits ~ Anything Goes

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08 February 2017

Coalcliff Rock Pools (1)

I love creating monochromatic layouts, so I wanted to try the current challenge at 7 Dots Studio:


This is my layout, using aqua/teal tones:


Materials
7 Dots Studio 9th Wave - Sea Foam patterned paper
7 Dots Studio 9th Wave - Deep Water patterned paper
Prima Lady Bird flowers
Buttons from my habby stash
Vintage book paper
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Caribbean Mist watercolour paint
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Summer Breeze watercolour paint
Stencil Girl Striped Circles 6x6 stencil
Fiskars 1.5" Circle punch

I used the January sketch from My Creative Sketches and I'm entering my layout in the following challenges:

* Stamplorations ~ Mixed Media


I used a Stencil Girl stencil, molding paste, and Twinkling H2Os:



* Scrap Boutique ~ Summer mood board:


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07 February 2017

Pink Cupcakes

This will be the opening page in my Rockhampton mini album, featuring a snippet of the flight:


Materials
Rouge de Garance Aile ou Fleur - Dream Diary patterned paper
Echo Park Kate - Lowercase alphabet dies
Washi tape
My Mind's Eye Dreamy - Daydream -Funky Flowers patterned paper
Collage Press Margot - Cherry Blossoms patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Vintage Pink cardstock
Pink paperclip
Airline baggage tag

I'm sharing my page at:

* Die Cut Divas ~ Use red or pink
A 'pink' theme; I used my Cuttlebug to make the title using Echo Park alphabet dies.

* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Use patterned paper
More stash-busting... Rouge de Garance and some old MME.

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06 February 2017

A page for Jess

Time to scrap another Jess page:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Blue Oasis cardstock
October Afternoon Sasparilla - Stage Coach patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High flair button
Martha Stewart Lattice Arch decorative edge punch
Prima Esprit - Blue fabric flowers
Green Tara 5cm Petals - Midnight Blue paper flower
Green Tara 7cm Petals - Midnight Blue paper flower
Buttons

The colour was inspired by the February challenge at White... with 1:


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05 February 2017

With brave wings...

I've been wanting to create a layout in memory of my scrapbooking friend Debi Clark, who passed away in December.   I also wanted to include lots of RED (Debi's favourite colour) and BLING, which she also loved.

Flashback...
Back in 2015 a group of Debi's friends contributed to a friendship mosaic,  each of us making a 2" square tile in black/ white/ red.  This was mine:


Today, over at Off the Rails Scrapbooking, I came across the February mood board challenge:


... and I knew exactly how I was going to scrap my tribute layout.  This is what I made:


Photo credit: Photograph taken in April 2016 by Debi's family

Materials
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
My Memories Medium Heart punch
My Memories Small Heart punch
Cosmo Cricket Material Girl - Tailor Made patterned paper
Lots and lots of paper scraps!
Prima Say it in Crystals - Wings and Keywords bling
Value Craft Metallic Gold ribbon

I'd also like to share my layout at:
* Really Reasonable Ribbon ~ Hearts with ribbon or trim
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ The Colour of Love



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04 February 2017

Two more sketch layouts

Part of my stash-busting mission this year is to "photo-bust" too - actually scrap the backlog of photographs that I've already printed. I took these photographs almost a year ago now, and I printed them up when I was putting together my February day tripping album... but I've been a bit stumped as to how to scrap them.

I used the sketch at Scrapbookit to get me started, and this is what I came up with:


Materials
Pebbles Homemade - 1905 Pine patterned paper
Webster's Pages Hello World - Little Moments patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Swingin' patterned paper
Sullivans Gold glitter cardstock
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Tiny Stars wood veneers
Yellow chevron washi tape
Simple Stories Life Documented - Bits & Pieces die cuts

The additional criteria for this challenge are:
* A touch of gold ~ I added some strips of glitter cardstock
* Washi tape ~ Yep, it's a lovely yellow zig-zaggy pattern
* A song title ~ Madonna's Graffiti Heart



I'd also like to share my layout at:
* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Use patterned paper
* The Paper Girls ~ Challenge 120.  How funny that the challenge this fortnight is also to use patterned paper!  I have a seeming endless supply of papers and offcuts, and I love to mix and match collections. I'm really happy with how these ones came together.

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This layout was inspired by the February sketch and Coastal Chic colour palette at Kraft Plus:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
Webster's Pages Hello World - Little Moments patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Swingin' patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Studio Calico Classic Calico 2 - Tiny Stars wood veneers
Basic Grey Beckham - White Chocolate Chip chipboard alphabets

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03 February 2017

So happy together

This layout started out as a few leftover bits and pieces on my scrap desk - some paper offcuts, and a mop-up piece of tissue paper from another project.  I played around with some "not-so-good-probably-won't-scrap-these" photographs... and ended up with something I wasn't too unhappy with!

Over at More Than Words, this is the February challenge:


The Insta-square ampersand was the perfect design element for this collage-y page, and I also found the title in the same packet.  I did a bit of fussy-cutting to fit them to the page, and went over everything with my sewing machine.  Then I just kept adding a bit of this and that, hopefully stopping just short of chaotic!  A significant departure from my usual style, but it was SO FUN!


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Garden Girl patterned paper
Simple Stories Homespun - Insta-squares filler cards
Simple Stories Homespun - Insta-squares title card
Green Tara 38mm Mesh - Orange ribbon
Paper clips
Ranger Dylusions - Lemon Zest ink spray
American Crafts Thickers - Lullaby foam alphabets
Yellow chevron washi tape
Painted wooden flower buttons

My favourite part is the big, fat ampersand!



I'm also sharing my layout at:

* Scrap Our Stash ~ Tic Tac Toe 
I used the diagonal row: RED + HEARTS + MIXED ALPHA TITLE

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Colour of Love
Is this colourful enough?

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02 February 2017

Sketch fun

I'm creating with some fun sketches to kickstart my February scrapping.  My stash-busting continues, and this month I'm making an effort to use up my old rub-ons.

My layout using the sketch at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu - Burlap patterned paper
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
WRMK Precious Metal - Coppered Out Flowers rub-ons
WRMK Precious Metal - Coppered Out Swirls rub-ons
Zva Creative Basic Lines - Orange crystals
Zva Creative Basic Lines - Champagne crystals
Paper doiley
Purple Pumpkin covered button
Prima E-line - White paper flowers
Crafty Fox Mini Flowers - White paper flowers
Ranger Dylusions - Lemon Zest spray ink
Vintage book page
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Bronze gems
Buttons
Paper clip
Basic Grey Lucille chipboard alphabets

I don't have any yellow flowers left in my stash, so I made my own, and inked up a few white ones too. Here's a little close-up of the rub-ons and my handmade flower:


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My layout using the sketch at Show Us Your Stuff:


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Perfect patterned paper
Webster's Pages Hello World - Little Moments patterned paper
WRMK Precious Metal - Coppered Out Flowers rub-ons
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Bronze gems
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Silver gems
Vintage sheet music
EK Success Retro Flower - Medium punch
LuminArte Twinkling H2Os - Mediterranean Blue watercolour paint
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Prima Zephryr textured canvas alphabet stickers

My flowers are made from vintage sheet music {painted, punched and layered} ~ handmade, simple and sweet:


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