Monday, January 25, 2021

Photoplay Oh Canada 2

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing a layout and a few cards created with the Photoplay "Oh Canada 2" by Becky Moore that is available in the Scrapshotz store here: Oh Canada 2

I used the flip side of the "Ice Rink patterned paper for the background. On top of that I glued a piece of Simple Stories cardstock. My photos are matted on a couple of pieces of other papers from the collection - also the B sides of "Toques" and "I Love Canada." I used a strip of the woodgrain to create a banner across the page. I used pieces of the sticker strip from the collection stickers to embellish the banner, only putting the sticker where it was visable as I only had one 12 strip and I wanted it top and bottom. It didn't go under the photo mats.

My title was created with "Letterman" flocked thickers, Doodlebug "Loopy Lou" alpha stickers and wooden letters, all from my stash. I colored the wooden letters were colored with Metallic Gilding Polish. I accented the page with bits of ephemera and stickers. Most were popped up with foam squares. The main photo was also popped up for a bit of dimension, too!

I love to spend time in the evenings coloring images. Sitting in the living room in front of the tv, I colored some of the images from the Moose and Bear stamp set from this collection. Here are a few cards that I made with them. How cute is this ice fishing bear? 

 And the moose with the syrup bottle?  Those curling rocks!!!! ❤❤❤
I loved the curling rocks so much I wanted to give them a card of their own. To create the ice surface, I covered a sheet of cardstock with a thin layer of glaze, giving it a shine with a bit of a "pebbled" texture. I die cut a set of rings with my circle dies and die cut the "you" from an older die set. Then I used thickers for "rock." So much fun!
Have a look at the Scrapshotz website for more from Photoplay and this collection. There's a cute little beaver hockey player stamp set that may find it's way to my scrap room! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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Originally published on the Scrapshotz blog January 25, 2021


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Simple Stories Great Escape Flipbook - July 2020 Fishing Trip

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a mini book made with the Simple Stories Great Escape Flipbook kit available from Scrapshotz. As soon as I saw the great colors and images, I knew it would be perfect for this project. 

The instructions were excellent, and I was very impressed with the way that the kit uses all the bits and pieces of the elements included, with very little left over. 

Here is a video walk through of the album.

This Simple Stories Flipbook is very versatile and can be made to suit many occasions and events.
This mini was a big hit with my grandson, and will be a great keepsake for him. Thanks for stopping by! Stay safe and well.

 Originally published on the Scrapshotz blog August 2020.

Paper Rose Paper, Stencils and The Stamping Village

Hello! Welcome to autumn! It's definitely harvest season around here, with the hum of combines running late into the night and the nip in the air even when it's sunny.

I have some cards to share with you today, using a collection of patterned paper from Paper Rose. This line is called Happy Days and is in a very convenient A5 size. The quality of this paper is amazing. It is very smooth without being glossy and is a nice weight for stamping and creating cards with. I also used a couple of Paper Rose stencils for these cards. They are both in the Scrapshotz store and are called Bamboo and Hexagon Scroll

The die cut sentiment on the first card uses the Altenew - Hello and Hugs Die Set and I have to say, these dies cut like butter! I cut the hello from the holographic card base, then used the base to mat the watercolor panel with the bamboo stencil. I used gold watercolor paint with the stencil and was really happy with the result. I found that you have to be patient and not get in a rush to watercolor through a stencil, but it's worth it. The second card using the Hexagon Scroll is stenciled directly onto the patterned paper with Distress Oxide. The sentiment is from The Stamping Village - Collaborative Stamp Set 4 We Stand With You. This stamp set has some great sentiments and is a collection of stamps from 12 different companies. Net proceeds from the sale of this stamp has been pledged to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, standing up for racial justice. The third card has patterned paper with the bambo stencil using Distress Oxide inks. The final touch on these last 2 cards is the triangle of Nuvo drops.

These next cards use The Stamping Village - Collaborative Stamp Set 4 We Stand With You
stamped right on the patterned paper. More Nuvo drops complete the cards. Quick and easy! 

The last 3 cards use the paper from the collection and all have images cut out of a sheet of the pattern. The first card's butterflies got a bit of Star Dust stickle treatment and a sentiment from the Stamping Village - Collaborative Stamp Set Birthday The bloom on the second card has a glossy accent centre and the butterflies on the third card had a light sprinkling of Dina Wakley Gloss Spray - Carnation.

 Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!


Originally published on the Scrapshotz blog September 24, 2020.


Monday, May 18, 2020

Photoplay - Tulla & Norbert's Excellent Adventure Pt.2

Hi everyone! How's your May long weekend going? It's been a strange one with the current events. I have been busy in my craft room, playing with this fun Photoplay collection from
This layout uses a lot of ephemera and stickers from the kit, along with some brads and ribbon from my stash. I love brads! This simple photo is so reminiscent of summer days at the lake. The best of memories.
The next layout was based on the Creative Scrapbooker's May Sketchy Challenge. Here is what it looks like.
I look forward to using their sketch every month. Sometimes it's just what I need to create something different than my usual style.

I moved a few things around to suit my photos, but kept the general idea of the sketch. I matted some of the stickers on white cardstock, which makes a sticker into more of an embellishment. 😎
I hadn't worked with Picket Fences Paper Glaze before. It is so creamy and lovely to work with! It comes in a lot of beautiful colors and are available at Scrapshotz. I will do more with it in the coming days, but started off with a simple background for my gnome Happy Birthday card. I also made some simple cards using the ephemera and stickers. These are such fun images in such happy colors!
The Polaroid frame is a Mama Elephant die, and the dots are Nuvo Glossy Crystal Drops in Caribbean Ocean. I love these drops. Perfect embellishments and they are available in so many colors and textures! Here's a link to find the assortment at Scrapshotz.
Thanks for stopping by.

Be sure to have a look at this collection for all your summer photos!

Stay safe and well. 

Tulla & Norbert's Excellent Adventure - Photoplay

Hello! I've been dreaming of sunshine and summer days, working with the Photoplay "Tulla *& Norbert's Excellent Adventure" collection by Becky Moore. Such bright, fun colors and of course, the sweet gnomes that are both trendy and timeless, wearing flip flops and swimming trunks. Really, how can you resist?

My first layout has a typical summer photo on it. Girls in sun hats drinking cool drinks. I used lots of stickers, including the title and flip flop banner, as well as pieces of the cardstock ephemera. I stamped and colored the watermelon and fish images, then used some Nuvo drops on the watermelon treats for dimension. Lots of foam squares give layers of texture to the layout.

This layout had water photos, but they were really dark and I thought that I needed to tone down the bright colors to suit them. To do that, I matted all of my layers on black cardstock.

The center photo was popped up for interest. The surfboard was stamped, colored and covered with Glossy Accents for shine. To make "summer" stand out from the patterned paper, it was mounted on black cardstock too. Even with all the black on it, this layout still screams summer fun!

I'll be back next week with another layout from this collection and a couple of summer cards. Have a great long weekend! Stay safe and well!

Originally published May 15, 2020 on the Scrapshotz blog.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

March Scrapshotz Kit - Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Story - Take 2

Pastel rainbows and blooms! This pretty line of paper makes you long for spring! On this layout I used the rainbow to write my journaling. Under the matted photo, I put a trio of the lovely tags and at the bottom is a bit of popped up ephemera. A few enamel dots spread over the page and it was complete. 
For my second layout, I found this older photo of my granddaughter and had to laugh! Since we are social-distancing and self-isolating, the world is worried about having enough toilet paper. This toilet paper pile is pure gold right now! I used a couple of frames to do my journaling in, and popped one on top of the other.
There is a cascade of blooms mixed with chipboard circles down the diagonal of the page and I used plenty of pop dots to give it dimension.
And finally, the cards from the scraps! I love using left over bits of ephemera and scraps of leftover patterned paper to create cards for my stash.
This one is just a tag embellished with a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops.
This happy card was created by stamping the sentiment from the Stamping Village Happy Birthday set (available here!) right on a leftover tag, then adding a bow of binding tape and some enamel dots. I colored the hearts with a watercolor pen.
These cards used leftover paper blooms from the kit with a frame on one and the other highlighted with Nuvo drop centers. These cards will work for any event.
This card used another pretty frame and I used a greeting from the Taylored Expressions - Simple Strips Stamp Set Birthday.  These sentiments, along with the dies and the backer dies, are made in advance and stored for quick card making! Taylored Expressions has a few different sets that are cut with the same dies. Love them!!! 

Thanks for stopping by for a look at my kit projects. Be well and safe, everyone!

Originally published on the Scrapshotz blog, March 31, 2020.

Monday, March 30, 2020

March Scrapshotz Kit - Pinkfresh Studio My Favorite Story

Hello! I sincerely hope this finds you all well and busy at home during this time of social distancing. I manage to keep busy in my craft space. Thank goodness for our hobby! Today I am sharing a couple of layouts created with the March Scrapshotz kit - Pinkfresh Studio's "My Favorite Story."

This simple layout has an Emerson quote that I thought was appropriate not only for the photo, but for this uncertain time. I used the new Lawn Fawn Oliver's Stitched ABC's Die Set. (I noticed that at present, this set is out of stock, but I'm sure if you let Sandy know, she can get you one!) I used a Zig marker for the handwriting in the quote.

The photo is nature at her finest and is highlighted with a Studio Katia stencil called Light Ray, using Vicki Boutin Wildflower & Honey Colour Wheel Pigment Ink gold. This metallic ink is solid and awesome, and it's hard to photograph how pretty it is.
I finished it off with a banner from the ephemera pack that I popped up on foam squares. I was planning to write a bit about this crazy time we're living through right now, but decided that I would like to put my thoughts in a note, put it in an envelope and put it behind the layout.
My second layout today used the Creative Scrapbooker challenge sketch for March 2020, shown here.
This color-blocked patterned paper from the My Favorite Story line needed nothing added. I loved this quote and knew that it definitely applied to my granddaughter, so used the beautiful white Thickers included in this months kit to put it on a black cardstock panel. The white printing is done with a Gelly Roll pen.

The blooms were fussy cut from another sheet of the patterned paper, then some were popped up with foam. The flower centers were embellished with drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black. I love how they give the blooms some added life. I also embellished the page with some of the enamel dot stickers included in the kit.

Thanks for stopping by. Keep yourself and your families safe and well.

Originally published on the Scrapshotz blog, March 23, 2020.