Sunday, February 19, 2017

'I will always love you'

Hello girls, I have another layout to share with you 
created with the January 'Be Mine' kit from Scraps of Elegance.

'I will always love you'

I was thinking when I created this layout that sometimes you don't always need the most expensive mediums to make a great page. I used a really cheap ($10) watercolor set that I bought at Michael's and I really love how it has a whole range of colors all right there in the same box. I went from oranges to reds to pinks to purples in my background feeling really inspired by the colors in my photo and I love how all these different shades blended together. I don't usually use that many colors on one page so I really like how it turned out :)

I used a lot from the main kit and floral addon, the pretty Blue Fern Studios papers,
the heart chipboard piece that I colored with my watercolors, the brass heart and keys,
the gold foil dollies, the little wood embellishments,
the tags with the twine and some Prima flowers.

You can purchase our kits here, and don't forget to post your projects
created with our kits into the facebook group here.

Thanks for looking!
Lisa xo

Monday, February 13, 2017

'Just the two of us'

Hello my crafty girls, I hope you're all doing well :)
It seems like life has been conspiring against me lately to not have any time to do what 
I love, which is play with my new kits! But I did finally get some time
this past weekend to start creating with the super pretty
kit called 'Be Mine' from Scraps of Elegance.

'Just the Two of Us'

This layout is dedicated to my husband, my 'rock' and my best friend. Here's to all the unsung heroes
of our lives, the ones that wake up at 4:30 every morning, drive insane miles, work stressful jobs,
and still come home with a smile and wanting hugs. We've been through good times and bad, and he's still the one I want share my life with. I'm so grateful to this guy, he's given me a fantastic life in this amazing country I love so much and a sweet boy that is my sun, moon and stars.
I call him my 'rock' and he calls me the 'glue'.... (so romantic right? lol)...
....he says without me he and the boy would fall apart ;)
The February kit is filled with such beautiful and romantic goodies that I'm sure you'll
be inspired to create something celebrating the love of your life...

Here is the kit:

To find out where to purchase our kits, please go here.
And don't forget to check out our blog here to get inspired 
by all the amazing designers on our team.

Here are a few close ups:

The title chipboard was so large that it just worked better for me to use it 
in building my layers under my photo, but I love the sentiment.

I had started splashing around some pink ink on my background when all 
of a sudden I realized it had started to look like a perfect :)

I used just about everything from the main kit, the papers, the tiny glittery hearts, 
the pink pearly drops, the ephemera pack, the gold clips, and the red twine.

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day my sweet friends!
See you soon,
Lisa xo

Friday, February 3, 2017

'Believe' a new layout for 13 arts

Hello my crafty friends, I hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying winter?
Sometimes it's so nice to have a great excuse for not going outside but to stay cozy,
put on some music and just let your mind and your hands wander and get messy :)
I am back today to share another layout with more violet colors, this time for my
favourite brand, 13 arts!


I started with the beautiful paper called 'Dreamland' from the 'Out of the Blue' collection,
then layered on some modeling paste through some 13 arts stencils, and then splashed on lots of
13 arts mediums, inks and paints in 'Violet' and 'Bordeaux'.

To find the products that I used here, please visit the 13 arts online store here.
And to check out our blog with lots of beautiful inspiration, please go here.

I love the sparkling glitter paints from 13 arts! Here I used the silver glitter paint and
some silver microspheres.

Thanks for looking!
Hugs, Lisa xo

Saturday, January 28, 2017

'Dream of Tomorrow'

Hello girls, I have some exciting news to share!
If you follow my blog at all, you'll already know that I am enamored with Russian scrappers,
and I love to enter a lot of Russian challenges too. I had the nicest invitation from the girls at
Mixed Media & Art, a brand new Russian challenge blog absolutely brimming
with some of the most beautiful projects I have ever seen!
It's such an honor to be on this team, and this is the first page I have created.

'Dream of Tomorrow'

When I saw the January moodboard, I fell in love with the deep rich plums and purples and wanted
these colors to be the star of my layout.

Please check out this challenge here,
there are so many drop dead gorgeous projects,
you're bound to feel inspired!

I added a few pieces of 2 Crafty Chipboard, 'Moroccan Bits' and 'Art Deco Heart'
that I painted white.

I used some super thick modeling paste through some stencils to create lots of texture,
and then while that was wet I added some 13 arts microbeads and holographic glitter
for some glamour :)

Thanks for looking!
I hope to see you join us this month...
Lisa xo

Friday, January 20, 2017

'Dreams Come True' a new layout for 13 arts

Hi my crafty ladies, I'm back to share a page I designed for 13 arts using a lovely
sketch designed by our fearless leader, Aida.
Did you know that 13 arts hosts a monthly sketch challenge? 
We'd love for you to join us and enter your layout for a chance to win an
amazing 13 arts prize pack! You can find the sketch and how to enter on the 
13 arts FaceBook page called 13 arts ARTelier, here.

'Dreams Come True'

How sweet is this title? Watching my boy grow into a young man is definitely my
best dream come true, he lights up my world like no one else and I feel so lucky to have him.
I started with a paper called 'Feeling Blue' from the 'Aura Rosa' collection, and then used some 13 arts inks in 'Cobalt Blue' and 'Chalk Yellow Amber' to light up my page with some rich colors.
Following the sketch, I created my background with a couple of stencils, one with hexagon shapes and one with a curly design, some modeling paste, then added lots of silver and glass microspheres for some texture.

Here is the sketch:

And here are some close ups:

I used a little 2 Crafty Chipboard circle as a frame around my photo that I painted white 
and then sprinkled with white glitter.

For a full list of 13 arts products I used, please visit my post here.

I hope you feel inspired to try your hand with this sketch :)
Lisa xo

Sunday, January 15, 2017

'Winter Wishes'

Good evening girls....I hope everyone is staying warm and cosy :) I've been playing with my
'Scraps of Elegance' 'Christmas Cheer' kit again and this is what I created last night.

'Winter Wishes'

How pretty is this Blue Fern Studio paper? I love the colors and the criss cross design. I used a lot from the kit, the 'Vintage Christmas' papers that I tore up to build up my layers, the 'Sweet Peppermint' journaling cards, Prima flowers from the Floral Add On, and the Prima 'Sweet Peppermint' stamp.

I think my shabby chic pages are my still my favourite, although I have to add lots 
of messy inks to every page, it's just my 'thing' :)

You can find our kits to purchase here,
and don't forget we have a fantastic Facebook group here,
where we love to see everyone's work with our kits.

Our new kits are shipping this week, so I'll be back soon with some more inspiration for you,
Big hugs,
Lisa xo

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Hello girls, I'm back to share another layout I created with the Scraps of Elegance kit
'Christmas Cheer' in green and gold.


Lots of beautiful Blue Fern Studios papers in this kit, I love how thick their papers are,
it can take a lot of mixed media and still hold up great. There are a lot of yummy layers to
this page with some ripped papers, chipboards that I embossed in gold
and some of the cotton lace that came in the kit.

To find out how to purchase our kits, please go here.
And don't forget to check out our blog here, to see how the designers create 
with each kit.

I would like to enter my page in a challenge called 'Silver & Gold'
on the blog 'Evolution Scrap'. I was inspired by all the gold glitter,
the festive wreath, and the wood pieces in the moodboard, so I added some pine cones,
a little piece of tree, and a few little pieces of moss.

More on this challenge here.

This is a 13 arts chipboard title that I covered in gold glitter. 
It's such a pity that I can't seem to get my photos to reflect how sparkly
this page is, there's a lot of shimmering gold ink, glitter, and little bits 
of some Christmas decorations all tucked in there.

I treated myself to some of those Prima Memory Hardware pearls that come in a tin in the prettiest colors, aren't they gorgeous? A perfect touch together with my favourite part of this kit, 
the tiny jingle bells.

Thanks for looking!
Stay warm,
Lisa xo

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