27 February 2021

A little magic

The Be Inspired By challenge at Soul Scrappers inspired me to play in my art journal. I used the quote provided in the challenge sample ~ Sometimes we need a little magic.

Crate Paper Toy Box - Alpha Labels letter stickers
White gesso
PortaCraft Silver Stars gems
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Gold ink spray
Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters stamps
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Speckled Egg
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Ripe Persimmon
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Bundled Sage

I created this page at the 2021 Scrap Boutique craft retreat. I don't usually do much stamping so it was fun to borrow some supplies from my scrappy friends - the new Heidi Swapp stamp set, and some different distress ink combinations.  And for good measure,  a sprintz of Colour Shine over the top!

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26 February 2021

Christmas tree

Bazzill Basics Fawn cardstock
Christmas packaging
Memory Box Alphabet Soup cutting dies Unbranded leaf cutting dies
Unbranded satin flowers
Prima Royal Menagerie - Decor #1 stencil

Inspired by Mystical Scrapbooks February cybercrop challenge - Use hearts or flowers on a Christmas layout.

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25 February 2021

Mount Mitchell

Today I scrapped some more photos from our Mt Mitchell hike:

Rose Moka Mec - Charmant patterned paper
Elle's Studio Serendipity - Tidbits journal spot
Echo Park For the Record 2 - Journal Cards patterned paper
Simple Stories product packaging
Unbranded Skeleton Leaf cutting dies
Cre8ive Metallic Gold foil paper
Craft Stall green pearls

This page was inspired by:

* Archi-Scraps ~ Papers/photos layered at angles

* Simon Says Monday ~ Anything but a card

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Rose Moka Mec - Charmant patterned paper
Kaisercraft Spring Bloom stamp
Stazon Timber Brown ink
Basic Grey Motifica patterned paper
Basic Grey Origins - Hot Stone patterned paper
Basic Grey Wisteria patterned paper
Unbranded Skeleton Leaf cutting dies
Cre8ive Metallic Gold foil paper
Chic Tags product packaging
Unbranded layered bling flowers
Bazzill Wings Bitty Blossoms - Arroyo flower

I'm sharing this page at:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Must use: 3 flowers, 2 bling, 1 stamp

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes

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22 February 2021

Maré, continued

Heidi Swapp Dreamy - Choose Happy patterned paper
KikkiK planner page
Unbranded alphabet cutting dies
Recollections Tropical Flamingo cutting dies
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Island Lagoon gems

I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the ONE WORD TITLE challenge using a MULTICOLOUR title.

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21 February 2021

White with 1 - Summer Cybercrop

White with 1 is having a SUMMER CYBERCROP this weekend. I've been so motivated to get scrapping, and these are the layouts I created:

Challenge 1 - Summer word board:

Authentique Journey - Stroll patterned paper
Daisy Bucket All Wound Up patterned paper
Kaisercraft DIY Cuts - Texture Netting cutting die
Alexandra Renke Tiny Crab, Shell, Jellyfish cutting dies
American Crafts Thickers - Lax glitter alphabets

We always called beach wading birds 'sand pipers' but to be accurate, these ones are actually pied oystercatchers.  Here's a close-up of the tiny sea creatures I made with cutting dies:

I'm sharing this layout at:

* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Favourite Technique.  
This layout combines two of my favourite techniques - monochromatic palettes and machine stitching! 

* Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes 

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Challenge 3 - Summer water activities:

Ranger Dylusions - London Blue ink spray
The Crafter's Workshop Rebekah Meier - Mini Specimens stencil
Little Birdie Mixed Media modelling paste
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Remarkable decorative tape
Seagull cutting dies
Bubbles cutting die

The criteria for this one was to use wet media on the layout. I used spray ink, and stencilled texture paste.  I love the effect of the ink reactivating when texture paste is added over the top:

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18 February 2021

Game Girl

I made a double page layout for the Lights, Camera, Action challenge at Soul Scrappers:

Stencil Girl Stars Inspired by Matisse stencil
Ranger/Tim Holtz Mustard Seed distress ink
Echo Park For the Record - Apron Strings patterned paper
Basic Grey Aged & Confused - Sublime patterned paper
Washi tape
Unbranded alphabet cutting dies

I used four out of the five criteria to build my page:
1. Close up of a person
2. Add silver
3. Gold or yellow page title
4. Use black

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17 February 2021

Scrap the boys - sketch

Lots of sketch challenges around the traps this month... here's one hosted by Scrap the Boys:

And my take on the sketch:

Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Blackberry Swirl cardstock
Crafter's Choice Rustic Christmas patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Sky High patterned paper
Daisy Bucket All Wound Up patterned paper
Pink Paislee Hello Sunshine ephemera words
October Afternoon Fly a Kite - Front Porch patterned paper
Blue paper clip
PortaCraft Glitter Foam stars

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08 February 2021

2020 Road tripping

2020 Girls' Road Trip journal...

I'm sharing this at Soul Scrappers for the Tic Tac Toe challenge:

I used the middle row - 2 tags, hearts, 3 patterned papers.

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This one is a double page spread:

I'm sharing at:

Scrap Challenge YOUrself: Celebrate Love
The way my daughter and I celebrate love is making memories together. We choose places or experiences that are new or special to us, and go out and enjoy them together. Donuts and bakery treats are our "thing".

* CSI Challenge ~ Case File #347

The scene:  Pink & brown, lots of hearts
Product clues:  Older patterned papers
Design clues:  Fussy cut birds from old papers, repeated shape (hearts)

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07 February 2021

Pretty in pink

Flashback to 2012!

This page was inspired by:

* Scrap the Girls:

I chose the Jasmine icon (my daughter's name!) but that was a little too obvious, so I also threw in a touch of Anna with some hearts and the LOVE title.

* Creative Embellishments ~ Create a project using black and white plus 1 other colour of choice.
I also used a Creative Embellishments chipboard word on my layout:

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04 February 2021

Trial Bay

Travel layouts... I can never keep up!!

Bazzill Basics Stonehenge cardstock
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Unforgettable - Firsts New patterned paper
Washi tape
Vintage book paper
Buttons from my habby stash
Francheville Pave - Champagne adhesive rhinestones
Seth Apter IZink - Royal Gold pigment ink
Unbranded layered flowers cutting dies

This layout was inspired by these challenges:

* My Creative Scrapbook ~ January sketch:

* Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Hearts & Flowers
I made my own concertina flowers with book paper, and some layered daisies with cutting dies. Here's a close-up:

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03 February 2021

Travel journal pages

Maré, continued!

Vicki Boutin Let's Wander die cut title
Prima Fairy Flora journalling note card
Unbranded buttercup paper flowers

I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the PICK 3 challenge.


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And another - 

Memento Tulip patterned paper
Bazzill Basics Lagoon cardstock
Lasting Impressions Sunshine journal card
My Memories Butterfly punch
YuXian Green Set washi tape
Unbranded buttercup paper flowers
Vellum die cut butterfly {RAK}

I'm sharing this page at Soul Scrappers for the February Mood Board challenge. I built my page around the idea of the envelope, and I added some flowers and handwriting:)  Here's a detail of my handmade envelope:

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02 February 2021

Exciting news...

I've joined the creative team at  White with 1 challenges, and I'm so thrilled to be working with a new team of fabulous designers!

The colour for February is PIGGY PINK and there's also a sketch requirement:

This is my take on the challenge:

DCWV Peri & Peach patterned papers
Bentoto House Romantic Sakura washi tape
Charm's Creations Heavenly Heart felt embellishment
Heidi Swapp Ghost Alphabet - Rhyme Lower acetate letters

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01 February 2021

ARTastic in 2021

I've joined the creative team at  ARTastic Challenge for another year, and there are some fabulous challenges lined up! I totally love the featured artwork this month - Sarah Beetson's Purple Flamingos:

The challenge criteria is - Use the colours AND add birds.

I made a double page spread for my travel journal.  I struggle using purple, so I added pops of purple with die cut flowers.

DCWV Watercolor Garden patterned paper
Li'l Davis Crillon - Rose chipboard alphabets
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Carl Medium Daisy punch
Punch Bunch Ash Leaf - Medium punch
Kaisercraft Green Pearls

I'm sharing my page at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

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