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Scrappy Sunday – DIY Washi Tape

This week I went ultra creative and made my own DIY Washi Tape.

I wanted to scrapbook Amelia’s pictures in her little knit hat she came home from the hospital in.  It is purple with a little grey felt flower.  I was struggling with finding supplies to match.  So, off I went to CaFabrik in Aylmer to see if anything jumped out at me.  I found some beautiful full page size die cuts from Making Memories.  I also picked up some beautiful sculpture peonies in a few different purples from Donna Downey’s line with Prima.  What I really wanted was washi tape but couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for.  Not even in the same colour scheme.  So, I thought, why not try and make some myself.

I gathered my supplies, masking tape, silver and purple ink and a couple stamps I thought would go well with the paper….

I took a length of masking tape and stuck it to my paper cutter as I knew it could be easily peeled off.  I then took my round stamp into the silver ink and applied it evenly spaced across the tape.  I wiped off the stamp overage with a baby wipe. (Always handy to keep those nearby)

I then took a smaller stamp in my purple ink and applied it in between the circles.  It is kind of hard to see as the lighting wasn’t great and the colours were pretty subtle.  I just wanted a little something to cut up the circles and provide a background to my trim.

I then removed it from my paper trimmer and applied it directly to the paper, voila, DIY Washi Tape.

I matted the pictures in silver card stock.

Even in the close-ups it is hard to see.  Next time I experiment with it I will try brighter colours.

I love the wood grain purple tag.  I can’t even remember where I got it.  Just found it in my stash.

Next week I might try and get a layout done from our camping trip this weekend.  We had such a great time and even saw a deer pretty close-up.  Very cool.

Bird Layout for Scrappy Sunday

This week I decided to do a bird layout for Scrappy Sunday.  Amelia is totally into birds (as was her big sister Milah at her age) and I thought I should do a layout about it so when I am old and grey and can’t remember the details of when she was a baby, I wouldn’t need to.

I started with the sketch challenge from Jen over at the Scrapbox.

The pictures are from the our visit to the Biodome in Montreal.  She was absolutely loving all of the birds there, especially the penguins.  One of them was following her through the glass.

I used an old time card to journal on.

As you can see it isn’t exactly as the sketch, I just used it for inspiration.

The “giggle” title is from Me & My Big Ideas.

Aren’t all the little birdies cute?  They are from Micheal’s Recollection, along with the layered flower that I stuck a bird on.

All done and I had some of the gorgeous polka dot paper left so I must go make a piece with it for the show on Saturday.  Stay tuned…

 

Girly Scrappy Sunday

This week’s layout is all about me, hence the “Girly Scrappy Sunday”  Webster’s Pages put out a challenge on their blog asking…

and of course, (besides having my girls) the answer is hands down…

There are so many amazing ones out there to choose from, not to mention accessories always fit :)  Here is the entire page.

Almost everything in the layout is from the Ladies & Gents collection at Webster’s Pages.  The beautiful cameos and hearts are ‘perfect accents’, love them!!

The black flower is a ‘princess petal’.  The pictures are of my favourite Tiffany braclet and a button ring I just bought at the New Art Festival today.  More on the festival soon.

What is your favourite thing about being a girl???

Scrappy Sunday where have you been???

The last couple of Sundays have been action packed so Scrappy Sunday has gone by the wayside.  Until today.  I managed to get a layout done for the family album of our first trip to the Bio Dome in Montreal as a family.

I used Jen’s layout of the month (from the Scrapbox) for inspiration.

It is not very often all three girls are excited about the same thing, due to their ages, so this was quite the treat.

I decided to go with blues for this as I spotted the blue and white canvas flowers at Micheals in their Recollection section.

The felt buttons were from the same collection.  The rick rack ribbon is felt as well.  I just LOVE it, felt that is.  Not sure why, maybe the tactileness (that’s a word right?) of it.

I thought the blue craxy coil brads from Karen Foster Design were pretty cool too.  I had to add some of those as well.

I am off to bed, hope everyone is having a great long weekend!!

Sunny Scrappy Sunday!

The sun is back, WOOO!  So it is a Sunny Scrappy Sunday.  I didn’t have a lot of time to scrapbook today as it was Milah’s birthday party with her friends.  I had to cart a van full of hyper girls to Laser Quest and luckily my friend Steph saved my butt and took the rest of the crew.  I don’t know if kids are getting louder or I am just getting old but holy man it was noisy in there.

So, on my very lengthy to do list is “get my studio space sorted”.  When I do, I want to be surrounded by things that inspire me.  I pulled out a picture I took of the Eiffel Tower at night and decided to do a mini 8×8 page so I could have it out to look at it.  I didn’t want to over think it, as I have yet to do my Paris scrapbook and have been doing just that.  I believe I took the trip 4 years ago and yet all my pictures still sit on my Mac.  I attempted to start it a couple years ago but abandoned it for fear the pages weren’t special enough.  That trip meant so much to me, I just didn’t feel like I was doing it justice.  It was a trip I dreamed of doing since I was a little girl and my first trip out of the country since becoming a mom.

I am loving orange lately and the lights look orange so the background paper was a no-brainer.  I took my black ink pad to the corners to give it a bit of a distressed look.

What is Paris without bling so I added some to the center of all of the flowers.  Done, and in about 20 minutes flat.  That wasn’t too bad, but I will likely think of a million better things I could have done with it tomorrow, haha.

Scrappy Sunday – A Nice Spring Walk

This layout started with a nice spring walk.  This week is also loosely based on the same layout template as my previous one.  I had this gorgeous flower diecut from Webster’s Pages that was the same shape as the center piece I wanted to use.

Here is the double page layout of us taking a walk after dinner when we went to Peterborough for Easter.

One page at a time…

The “family” tag and journaling card are from Stampin Up!

The bird and swirlies are from Prima and are paper backed canvas pieces called “mistables”.  Here is a video with a few different types of mistables and what you can do with them.  They are pretty cool as they help bring my love of mixed media into my scrapbooking.  I used a Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist to spray them with but you could use ink in a spray bottle and just dilute it a little with water.

Some come with a pattern that resists the ink when you spray them.  Just like this bird piece.  I added a little pearl for his eye.

I am going to leave you with a link to a video with different mistables and some great ideas for other scrapbook layouts.

Scrappy Easter Sunday

Time for Scrappy Easter Sunday.  So, what are these paint chips for you ask? A few weeks ago my friend Brittany asked me to go to Rona with her to get paint for their new house which they are renovating.  I found these great large paint chips and knew there was something I could do with them.  I used them as background papers for Amelia’s 6 month layout.

The background paper with the stitched tree and house is from K & Company, isn’t it lovely??

The birds were made from my Stampin Up! paper punch.  One of them I punched from a multi-striped paint chip.

I rounded the corners of my background papers and my pictures because the paint chip corners were rounded.  I used an old Creative Memories Corner Maker that I have had for over a decade.  Still works like a charm.

The gorgeous flower is from Webster’s Pages.  I think I need to try making some of those on my own.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend and you get some time to yourself to create!!

Scrappy Sunday – It’s Almost Easter!!

This one is a little late as I had a day of shopping in Montreal, so awesome!!! Car full of girls, some great clothing stores and sushi for lunch.  What more could you ask for?

Today’s Scrappy Sunday layout was loosely based on the second sketch for March from the Scrapbox.

Since it is almost Easter I thought I should scrapbook last year’s celebration.  Instead of using circular shapes for the centre and right, I chose squares.

 One page at a time…

It is always a good idea to ground your photos with a solid coloured border when you have patterned papers in your layout.

The cut out flowers and eggs were from a digital download on itkupilli’s shop.  She has some adorable Easter stuff.

This layout has gotten me excited for this weekend and the kid’s big Easter egg hunt.  Have a great short week everyone!

It’s that time again – Scrappy Sunday – School Layout

For this Scrappy Sunday post I am still working on Milah’s school pictures.  This layout was done of her grade 3 picture.  I couldn’t find the one of her class but I had a few pictures of her with the Earth Care Club.  That was a huge part of her year and consumed alot of her recesses so I figured it was just as important to get in there.

 

I added some interest and texture by taking a strip of paper and folding it accordian style…

and I used a pearl for the period in Gr. 3…

 I was trying to use up stuff I had around the house so I can’t even tell you where any of the supplies are from.  I do know that the little trees are a two step stamping set from Stampin Up!  Happy scrapping everyone!

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Scrappy Sunday Layout

For today’s Scrappy Sunday layout I took my inspiration from Jen at The Scrapbox.  Every month she puts out an inspiration challenge in her newsletter then asks people to drop them by the store for all to see.  At the end of the month she does a draw for free stuff I believe, then you get your layouts and/or cards back.  Great idea!!!  Here is the one page layout that I used for this week…

This is what mine looked like…

I never do one page layouts so I turned it into a two page layout.

I thought I would continue to work on Milah’s school pictures.

A few close-ups of the embellishments…

The title and paper cut outs were done with my Cricut, such a handy machine!

Another layout done, WOOOO!!!