Friday, December 28, 2018

Top 10 of 2018

Hello and thanks for stopping by

I thought that seeing as 2018 is fast coming to an end I would have a look back over the last year and share with you my favourite layouts from the year.

Its been a wonderful year full of creativity.  I have enjoyed teaching many classes and making new friends. 

Next year is looking at being another terrific year as I start my design team work for the wonderful Dusty Attic.  I must say I am super excited but also a little nervous.  Its been a little while since I have been on a DT!

Ok so here are my favourites 10 layouts for 2018

Mintay papers - oh so pretty!  I did tend to go a little overboard with this but I just loved how it all came together and I love the pic of my kids with their cousin.  Was just a special time.

A little mixed media!  Who would of thought.  This one I taught as a class and I just had the best time using different mediums.  Kinda proved to myself that while I am very much a clean scrapper I can dabble in mixed media.

Ahhh beautiful Celeb8 papers.  I think its the pop of blue on this page that makes the whole thing just come together.

Perfectly match photos make this page and all those pretty flowers and bows. 

Cocoa Vanilla - Always put out a great boy range.  I loved working with this collection and teamed with a little Dusty Attic Chipboard and it all just works!

Another layout with Cocoa Vanilla. 

This one was a mix of bits and pieces.  I used my cameo to cut my stars and then just picked up a bunch of left over stuff laying around on my table.  Love how this turned out.

Another using a cut file.  I have really enjoyed using my cameo.  Still don't know half of what it can do but I love what I do know!  Hoping to teach this as a class early next year.


Love the super soft colour palette of this layout.  Lilac Whispers from Kaisercraft again teamed with some Dusty Attic chippy.

And last but by no means least as I think this may be my absolute fav of 2018.  Another with Celebr8 product.  I love how this one turned out.

So that's it for another year.  Can't wait to see what the new year has in store for me.

Wishing you and all your loved ones a wonderful New Year!

Until next time

Monday, December 3, 2018

Family - Layout

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Today I am sharing a layout I created using just bits and pieces I had laying around.

The chipboard gates, bird cage and doily as well as the title are all by Couture Creations.  The chipboard script is from Dusty Attic. 

I teamed it up with some pretty papers from Stamperia and some flowers from Green Tara.

The little cogs are diecut from the new foil and cut for the Go Press n Foil machine.  I really need to pull that machine out and use it a little more!

Here is a closer look

To make my birdcage look a little aged, I added some gold foil to it.  This is super easy to do.  All I did was add little bits of glue to the chippy and then let it get tacky.  Don't let it dry too much it still needs to be able to grab the foil.  I then used the Couture Creations foil and pressed the silver side into the glue and then gently pulled it off.  It leaves some of the gold foiling behind and creates a fantastic look.

Here is another look from a different angle.

Thanks again for stopping by.

Until next time