12 April, 2021

Stick It Down April DT Layout (Single Page Team)

Hello Lovelies

It's Stick It Down time once again and can I just say how much I really REALLY loved this month's single page sketch!!  

My first thought was to use a cut file.  Pretty sure there are several out there which have flowers already built into a heart.  I decided instead to roughly machine stitch a heart and fussy cut flowers.
The sketch reminded me of a wedding or anniversary layout so I opted to scrap our 20th wedding anniversary, which was a case of Murphy's Law at work if ever I saw one!   Read the journaling! 😂
Seriously - you just can't make this stuff up!  And I'm often in these situations so I just laugh about them now.


I used the Hello Today and Quarantined collections both by Simple Stories.  Great colours and a vintage vibe which reminded me of our wedding and played beautifully with three different papers by October Afternoon which I fussy cut and used to create the cluster along with some stickers of the "Rona" bug, some chipboard shapes and brads.  The plastic bow is an old Dear Lizzy one!

Can you believe only the mint green mat behind the photo is the only paper that was a single 12 x 12 pattern on both sides?  All the others were either cut apart cards or the B-Side of a cut apart sheet.  I punched the individual "Ronas" from the back of a card I didn't think I was going to use.
I chopped and re glued the month card and circled the date which is a sort of a nod to our wedding album where I'd try use the numbers 7 and 10 on each page.



I deliberately chose the ledger paper which was the B side to one of the Hello Today cut apart sheets.  Perfect for writing and reminded me of a hospital chart.  The inside of the heart gave me plenty of room for a longer story.


I used a card from one of the cut apart sheets as the title and a subtitle with small stickers from the sticker book on a clipboard from the chipboard sheet.

This is Real Life! 20 in 2020

Please be sure to check out what all the other Design Team girls did with this sketch and go ahead and submit a layout or card of your own!

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Love, and Stick it Down!

15 March, 2021

Stick It Down Layout for March

Hello Lovelies
It's Stick It Down time again and the sketch this month is by Antonia.  Head on over to the Stick It Down Blog to add your own project!
I loved the diagonal details on the sketch, but my style is pretty heavy on paper!  

Sara Scraps came to my rescue when she shared this layout of her son and I thought I could apply the general idea to the sketch.  She even dared me to keep it clean and simple! 😂😂😂
Now I'm not a girl to resist a dare, but even I know when something is a lost cause! 🙈🙈🙈

I started by going though my camera roll for a pair of photos and a story.  Facebook memories helped by reminding me it's been 3 years since this even for JDM car enthusiasts and while the story probably is more recent, it doesn't make a huge difference to album chronology.  

Having figured out my story, I had to include black and a very specific shade of blue.  I ended up pulling mostly papers from Shimelle's Sparkle City collection with a background from Glitter Girl.  the black paper with neon signs had me thinking of drifting so the one from the paper pad with the holographic was a great place to start!  The ombre background paper reminded me of the duochrome paint finish on some cars.
It was going to be a bit busy so I toned it down with gesso and added paint and mist splatters.  I even had some prehistoric Flutterbies from American Crafts.  Hands up who still has those?  Bunting kind of goes with an even like this and the one I used which was meant to co-ordinate with Dear Lizzy's 5th and Frolic collection is a great colour match for the black neon sign paper!

I also used some Simple Stories Bro and Co for the stamp set, stickers and die cuts.


Chipboard and foam thickers for the title - Micro Glue Dots make the chipboard ones a breeze to adhere! (Thanks Columbus Trading❤️)


In addition to some stamps for the diagonal embellies, I also used some clear and cardstock stickers and random car themed die cuts and stickers.



Black and Blue

Please see what the other girls on the Design Team have made and also check out Sara's YouTube channel!
The products I used (or similar) are listed below: 
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Love and Stick It Down! 

02 March, 2021

Scrapbook Page for "Inspired By" series and Memory Lane YouTube Hop


Hi Lovelies
Fashionably late (again), but  I got there in the end!

It's the fourth week of the month so it's Shimelle week at Moira's "Inspired by Scrapbooking Classes" series and I jumped in at the very last minute for Kristin's Memory Lane hop.

Inspired by Online Scrapbooking Classes
Moira’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mooreilly/ 
Memory Lane Hop 
Kristin Crafts: https://youtu.be/mfaI7_F5NUs 
Alex: https://youtube.com/user/PinkCraftyMa... ⬅️ you are here! 

Process Video

This time as I explained in my video I left the journaling area blank to be added later after this layout goes up on socials.  Was a tough call for me and not something I will be doing often, but sometimes it's necessary.  It goes on the lined paper next to the photos.
Here are the pics as promised:


 Gather Together...Separately!

Till next time, 

Love and memorable, inspired scrapbooking!

16 February, 2021

Stick It Down February DT Layout (Single Page Team)

Hello Lovelies!
It's Stick It Down time again and this is the sketch single page team is working with this month.
I had ideas for this layout for a while while. but this sketch brought it all together.  
The clouds on the patterned paper background combined with the cut files I cut with both patterned paper and vellum layered over it.  
Stitching sequins down isn't as easy as it looks!








  Cat on a Hot Tiled Roof

Love and Stick It Down!

08 February, 2021

Inspired by Online Classes - February Week 1

Hello Lovelies!

I finally got my act together (albeit late!) and have my first video for my collab with Moria and Carina.

The first Saturday of the month is a Redefined Kreative class.  I've only taken Layout Palooza 3 so I'll be working through that til it's finished.

This is one of the extra layouts Khristina added for the benefit of those who hadn't got their kits yet.

I pretty much had my supplies picked and put aside and knew which story I wanted to tell.  The fold out booklet for journaling is perfect for a longer story.

Process Video






Moira’s Channel
Moria’s Instagram

Carina’s Instagram

Redefined Kreative

Didn't Die


That's all for now!  See you next week with some Altenew cardmaking!

Love and be inspired!

30 January, 2021

Sara Scraps' 5 Year YouTubaversary hop

Hello Lovelies!


I'm bringing you something suuuuper fun and special today!  My main girl Sara is celebrating her 5th anniversary as a YouTuber and asked a bunch of us to make this an event to remember!

She is having giveaways on her channel then kicks off a Video Hop with some amazing talent along the way!  (I'll paste the line up at the end of this post!)

So lets bust out the confetti and anything that makes noise and celebrate with Sara!


Meanwhile here is my video and still pics...

YouTube Process Video


As I mentioned in my video, I made my background based on a video Sara shared on YouTube promoting her Mixed Media Backgrounds Vol 1


I hope the title doesn't offend anyone!  It's not like I go around making that gesture (and Fitz doesn't usually either!!)




Flipping The Bird

Full Video Hop Line Up 

Christy’s Beautiful Life-https://youtu.be/ubNCoIgPRMw 
Pink Crafty Mama- https://youtu.be/QENnmWrDdCE (you are here!!) 
Love, and Happy YouTubaversary Sara!