Thursday, December 31, 2009

Memories Of You

Here's my final layout for this year. It's a photo of my younger DD taken just last month. As the year comes to a close, I look back at how much she's grown this past year, both physically and in maturity!

I used Basic Grey's beautiful Origins Collection for this layout, and tried out my Martha Stewart punches on the patterned papers. I then embellished the layout with Prima flowers (and butterfly) and Basic Grey embellishments (also from their Origins Collection).

The stamp I used for the title is also from Basic Grey. Isn't it lovely? I mixed black and brown inks to get this deeper brown colour.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Basic Grey - Origins Collection - Paraffin, Revitalize, Brown Sugar Scrub, Henna
Embellishments - Basic Grey - Origins Collection - Epoxy Stickers, Canvas Tags, Decorative Paper Clips
Title Stamp - Basic Grey Clear Stamps - Tranquil
Flowers and Vines - Prima - Homespun Elegance in Knox Gold, Alabaster Flowers - Alissa, Trellis Roses in Ivory, Prima Damsels, Holiday Lights Glitter Sprays - Crystal
Leaves - Prima - Heirloom Paper Leaves in Copper, and in Gold Dust
Butterfly - Prima Jewel Box Butterflies - Maya
Punches - Martha Stewart Crafts - Floral Vine Deep Edge Punch, Arch Lattice Edge Punch
Inks - Versa Fine - Vintage Sepia, Onyx Black

Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful 2010!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Brand New Prima Product Picks

Look at this month's Product Picks from Prima! Okay, I'm a little late in posting this, seeing as it's the end of the month, but then again these products are not only meant to be used for Christmas projects. This month's picks include lots of festive flowers and vines from their Holiday Lights line, which would look fabulous on your holiday projects, but which can also be used on other non-festive projects!

Here's how I've used some of these items in the past:

It's A Beautiful Life using the Flutter Vines Apple .....

...and Sweet Memories using the Holiday Lights Glitter Spray Silver.

Just love this selection from Prima!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

LOTW #58

Well, I've been busy getting all the Christmas prezzies done, so I'm afraid I don't have much to update on this week. One of my layouts, Winter's Music, did, however, get selected as one of the featured layouts at Made With Love this week - so yay!

Here's a close-up of that layout again.

Merry Christmas one and all! :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I'm Guest DT at Twisted Sketches this week, for their Sketch #027! It's a lovely sketch by the super talented Anam Stubbington, and the twist this week is "Ephemera". Check it out here, and do join in the fun and play along!

The photos for my layout are of my younger DD's first violin concert. The title "Twinkle" is the piece she was playing in the photo, and the ephemera is the ticket stub at the top left of the layout. I did lots of inking and distressing for this layout, for a "vintagey" feel.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Making Memories - Vintage Findings Collection - Music Edges, Floral Fabric, Postcards
Cardstock - Coredinations - Starry Night
Flowers, Leaves and Vines - Prima
Alphas - Pink Paislee Expressions Glitter Alphabets in Licorice
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Here's a layout I did for Custom Crops, using Prima's Sew Cute stitched papers and embellishments. The photo is of my two girls on a holiday at Club Med Bintan. It's a very simple layout which can be finished in a couple of hours, as you only need a few embellishments to complement the lovely stitching, and except for the pearls and alphas, almost everything else in this layout is from Prima. For a step-by-step how-to and full list of materials used, check out my article at Custom Crops.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Winter's Music

Love, love, love these Bo Bunny papers! So I just had to do another winter layout just for the chance to use them, lol!

I also used lots of embellishments from Prima for this layout, right down to the backing for their Say It In Crystals packaging! Too pretty to waste, that.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Bo Bunny Limited Edition Glitter Series - Snowy Serenade Collection - Winter Night; Lily Bee - Audrey Collection - Delightful
Die Cut Paper - Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade Collection - Prelude Die Cut
Journal Sticker - Bo Bunny Cardstock Stickers - Magical Winter
Gem - Making Memories Wedding Collection - 'I Do' Gem and Pearl Stickers
Flowers - Prima - Fleur Danseur Swan Lake, Fleur Danseur Releve
Flower Centres - Prima Say It In Studs - Studs and Crystal Center
Leaves - Prima - Velvet Heirloom Rose Leaves Blueice
Lace - Melissa Frances
Flourishes - Prima Say It In Pearls - Swirls Blue
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Weathered Wood