Friday, January 31, 2014

"Create" a layout for Once Upon a Sketch


Hey girls! Sharing my layout called "Create" that I made for the Guest Design spot at 
Once Upon a Sketch....find Nadia's blog this challenge site, so many beautiful creations..
The journaling theme for February's challenge is "Totally addicted to....." 
and of course the first thing I thought of was my scrap addiction.....:) I get so happy when I get a package full of scrap goodies in the mail. My journaling on the back reads " I am totally addicted to paint and paper, I love to think of an idea for a layout and then sit down and let go of all the stress of daily life and enjoy the process of creating (while enjoying my other addiction.....COFFEE! LOL)." I used some 7 Dots Studio papers, Prima flowers and mechanicals, and some Blue Fern Studios chipboard called "Widgetworks" which I colored with mist and then stamped with a Prima Vintage Vanity stamp....

Hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs, Lisa xo

Saturday, January 25, 2014

No. 7

Hello! Back again to share a layout I created for the January Build a Page over at Prima's blog here...
I LOVE Prima products, and I especially love the ledger paper pad and the Finnabair Vintage Vanity paper. I used all Prima except for a small film strip and different mediums ...... So I have used the following Prima products:

Prima Ledger pad
Vintage Vanity A4 Paper Pad
Prima Engraver Vine
Prima Epoxy Stickers
Prima Vintage Sunrise Sunset Trinkets 
Prima Natural Bark Butterflies
Prima Vintage Trinkets Washers
Prima Chantelle White Flowers
Prima Say it In Crystals
Prima Mini Charme Roses 

Here is the Build a Page Challenge, you can find it here:

I love using bits of vintage ephemera from my collection in my layouts, here is a close up of a ladies face that I found in an old magazine....

Have a great weekend....see you soon! 
Lisa xo

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My turn to share on Blue Fern Studios Blog!

Hello girls! It's my turn to share my January projects on the Blue Fern Studios blog! I am really looking forward to working with this amazing company this year, there are some lovely new designs out so please check out their blog here....

So first up is a layout about my grandma....

Here I have used a Quatrefoil panel and a piece from the Bohemian Flowers and I have embossed in white and then misted and stamped. Here is a close up...

Next is a wintery page I created inspired by an old photo I found of me visiting my family in Toronto....

Here I have used the Shabby Flakes and Tattered Diamond Bits which I embossed in white, misted and sprinkled with white glitter...looks frosty!

Did you know that Blue Fern Studios just released their first line of paper? I just received some in the mail today....and the wheels keep turning....(wink wink)....

Until next time....
Lisa xo

Saturday, January 18, 2014


Hello! Well we are still feeling the the chill of winter and I saw 7 Dots had a challenge using snowflakes..... Perfect as I have been working with Blue Fern Studios Shabby Flakes this past week and so I created a page about what happens when you reach the back of the wardrobe.....


The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is one of my all-time favourites and I love the movies they made as well. So I have used 7 Dots 9th Wave paper, some blue and purple mists, some Prima flowers and some old cotton lace that I have ripped up and used under the photo. I embossed the BFS Shabby Flakes and in white and silver. I love this paper so much there is so much texture here with the prints of lace and the colors are so beautiful.  Please visit the 7 Dots blog here, you can enter the challenge posted on the right hand side.
I really cannot wait to get some of the new Cold County papers that have these same icy blues and purples, I think Anna has really outdone herself with her new collection. 

Some close ups....

And finally.....

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,
At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,
When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”
― C.S. LewisThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Stay warm! 

Lisa XO

Monday, January 13, 2014

he still believes

Hello! I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend? Dropping in here to share my last Christmas layout....This past Christmas was very special to me as I think this might be last one my little man will believe in Santa Claus (there were quite a few pointed questions asked this year LOL)..... but he was so sweet the way he wanted to prepare, the cookies and milk, the letter to Santa, I saw him get so excited to sit on Santa's knee and he whispered in his ear what he wanted for Christmas. So I wanted to scrap this photo to remember that he even though he is getting older and he is seven, he still believed....I am entering this in a challenge blog I just found called Scrapfriends, which I love! They have some short but really enjoyable tutorials, technique shares, and lots of inspiration.
They have several challenges going on at the same time, this one is Color Challenge # 20 you can find it here.

Yummy Scrap #20 - Colour Palette Challenge December 2013

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the last Colour Challenge for 2013.
For December we have a traditional Christmas colour combination, but feel free to use for a non festive layout.
I used some Prima and Petaloo flowers and I can't get enough of the Turkish Bits chippies from Blue Fern Studios which I embossed in white and then cut them up, love them to "bits"! 
Have a wonderful week everyone! 

Lisa XO

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Hello girls! I hope everyone is having a good week and staying warm! We have not had any snow yet but some below freezing temps....I recently discovered the Russian blog scrap-tea, which has a challenge called Shadows of Winter - find it here - and after seeing all the beautiful work done for this challenge, I wanted to play along with something very snowy and winter themed. I was inspired by the colors dark navy blue brown and white, the snowflakes - I used a vintage crocheted snowflake star - and the photos of animals, the nature theme, and the silver and brown, which I incorporated using the small brown flowers...I found this adorable little bird and then found some feathers in my stash...... I wish the light had caught the sparkles on this page, it really glitters....I am loving Stampendous vintage glitter sooooo much it's making it's way onto each page lately ;) I also used a Blue Fern Studios circle piece (which ended up being mostly covered up), and a small birdcage piece which I gessoed lightly and then added silver white glitter.....I was looking around at some of the girls blogs that had entered and just fell IN LOVE with this Russian has a very "old world" feel to it, lots of rich textures of old book pages, bits of lace and ribbon and little trinkets, keys, dried flowers.....just pure vintage loveliness.....

Here is the challenge.....

Sixteenth job "Shadows of winter"

Hey, girls!
Today we have a new job, and, of course, we could not forget the New Year's theme: all these pleasant cooking - otkrytochku and gifts for the most loved ones, holiday decor, sparkling shop windows ... So much inspiration in everything!
For a new job, "Shadows of winter" - "Shadows of Winter" - we found a wonderful picture, we loved the colors and the elements)
1. Any work in the New Year and Christmas theme 
2. Palette: black, gray, white - the colors are basic brown and ink blue - the colors more, you can also use metallics (gold, silver, bronze)
3. using any of the three elements from the image and be sure to write a post with the work that used

And here is a picture alone, it was convenient to consider.

Some close ups.....

Something a little different for me, but loved the inspiration, how about you, are you ready for a little snow?

Hugs, Lisa XO

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Blue Fern Studios January Challenge

"All is calm"

Hello friends, I would like to introduce to you the fabulous January Sketch challenge brought to us by Blue Fern Studios! This is my very first project as a 2014 Design Team Member! Very excited to be part of this company, they are constantly bringing out new and amazing designs please check out their blog here. Here is the January sketch designed by the talented Michele Singh:

And we have a brand NEW batch of goodies for you too- including some of our NEWEST designs, hot off the press! Take a look at what one lucky randomly drawn winning participant will win from this month's sketch challenge:

In addition to our prize winner, we will also select a Top 3 to feature in our winner post!
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:
1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! **Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please- a layout, card, tag, canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.**

2.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard- but you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch! You can find the store nearest you HERE{Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}

3.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool by midnight EST on January 31st, 2014.

Here are some close ups of my layout "All is calm":

Here I have embossed the chipboard dangle pieces in gold and then added diamond Stickles and some gold glitter and gold microbeads.....

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Winter Page Dangles
Veranda Cage Set

I hope to see you join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by,

Lisa XO
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