Category Archives: Scrap Booking

“Glacier Bay”

With so many memorable moments on our holiday choosing the best is difficult, but if I could only choose one day it would be the day we cruised into Glacier Bay National Park. Awesome doesn’t even begin to describe the experience.
I used a piece of blue ombré 12×12 patterned paper for my background which picks up the colours in the photograph. The layout came together quite easily.
I die cut the title and added some white glitter along the tops of the letters, plus added some hearts and a die cut pair of binoculars. (Cheery Lynn)
I added die cut and printed words as details, and an Alaskan journaling card. We saw loads of sea otters in the water so this little sea otter embellishmentswill remind me of those marvellous creatures.
I hand cut and glittered the ice bergs. We were fortunate to see two large glacier calving’s whilst in Glacier Bay, and although it was very, very cold the sun  was shining. Truly an amazing day!


I’m rather pleased with this scraplift of my previous layout. The photo was taken on beach one at Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada. Not a beach as we know it, or the pacific ocean which is behind me as I have imagined it! We spent a lovely day exploring the park and walked 14 miles.
I thought the packaging from the Kaisercraft papers was too nice to throw away so die cut the patterns with this small stitched scalloped square. Not much wasted.
I created a border to frame my photo with a selection of stamps and dies. I have added some colour to the shells with promarkers. Journaling can be added to a tag behind the photo.

Supplies used: Scalloped square die from the Karen Burniston Spinner Square die set, crab is also a Karen Burniston die. Shells and Coral are by Stampendous. Quote next to the title and the anchor from  Woodware stamp sets. I also used some old travel stamps for the circular elements.

My original layout I have scraplifted:

“Relaxed & Retired”

I made this layout just before leaving for the airport! I have die cut thirteen scalloped squares from some DCWV packaging and arranged them around my photo. I love the foiled accents on the papers. The card stock weight patterns are still acid free and show a smaller version of the larger 12×12 papers in the pack. A couple of scalloped borders top and bottom plus the title and the page is almost finished.
I added a floral embellishment using Cheery Lynn dies, a sprinkling of pearls, and added some gold lines for my journaling. Done!
Supplies used: scalloped square from the Karen Burniston Spinner Square die set, scalloped borders lawn fawn die, Cheery Lynn fern, build a flower and baby’s breath dies.

“First Selfie”

My latest layout. Capturing my first attempts at taking a selfie with my new phone with hilarious results!
I dry brushed white gesso onto patterned paper, then swooshed on some pink distress inks using the packaging technique. Photos matted and layered with some fussy cut flowers from another patterned paper. Added some stamped words to the background. Title stamped and die cut. Journaling written directly onto the page.
Supplies used: Little by Little by Shimelle American Crafts 12×12 paper pad, Title a combination of  Stampendous Brush Alphabet stamps and selfie die cut with Cricut, small words: Click Photo Sentiments stamp set by Marion Emberson.

“A Stunning Dress”

As I had lots of beautiful photos of my niece getting ready for her wedding I have made another double layout.

I have used the same floral cut file I used on my previous double layout but cut in pink and glued directly to the background. I added tiny stamped flowers. 
Here I have used pieces of the floral cut file and backed it with patterned papers.  I used a large decorative edge punch down the side backed with plain white card. The pink stamped flowers and pink pearls link the two pages together.
Such a stunning wedding dress and my niece Gemma looked radiant and so happy.

Almost Ready – double layout

I have turned my “Almost Ready” page into a double layout.
I continued with the floral theme and used the same scraps of patterned papers to back my cut files. I have used the same ink colours and stencil for the background and again added some stamped words.
The bridesmaid’s dresses were a very, very pale pink so I have used that for my colour inspiration. This is a lovely theme for an album and I am finding it very relaxing to work on!

“Almost Ready”

I have scraplifted “My Wonderful Gift”  layout and recreated it as a wedding page for my niece’s wedding album.
I have added colour to the background with worn lipstick and picked raspberry distress inks, a small heart stencil and word stamps. I used a selection of patterned paper scraps to back the cut file.
You can see more about my first layout that I have scraplifted by clicking here.

“Fabulous Craft Addict Friends”

A quick and easy layout but I’m pleased with the finished page! I used a selection of patterned paper scraps to coordinate with the colours in the photo and cut them into rectangles. I die cut a square from two of the rectangles to make a polaroid frame shape.
I made a “torn” notebook page ready for my journaling:
Supplies used – Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies, Presscut Square die, Die-versions Notebook edge die, Sweet Dixie Stylised Daisy die set. Assorted alphabet and word dies used for title.

“My Wonderful Gift”

I cropped with friends today and amid a LOT of chatting I managed to create another layout!

I coloured the background with faded jeans and peeled paint distress ink and then stencilled a hydrangea on top, plus added some Happy Retirement words. The white floral cut file has been backed with scraps of patterned paper. I just added a die cut title and some journaling and I think that was enough.

The beautiful hydrangea that my team kindly gave me is now planted and looking wonderful in the garden!

Hello Scout

I met with friends last night to scrapbook and created my first layout since closing the business. I am really pleased with how it turned out, although I had to remember to take everything with me that I was going to need which amused everyone else!
I started with a piece of white 12×12 cardstock and painted stripes across it in a rainbow pattern of colours using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints. Whilst the paint was drying I punched a variety of decorative strips plus flowers in the same rainbow colours.
I die cut some black foliage (Cheery Lyn dies) and arranged everything around my three photos. I have left white space at the bottom of the page for some journaling.
I used Lawn Fawn and Marianne dies to create the title, and the tiny cute cat embellishments are made with a Karen Burniston die set that also features a dog, plus accessories. I finished the flower centres with some black gems.
This was great fun to make and could easily be adapted to other themes. How about stripes of blue, aqua and green for a nautically themed page, replacing the flowers with shells and seaweed? Or how about yellows and oranges for a tropical holiday page?  If you scraplift this design do send me a photo. I would love to see what other scrapbookers create with the design!