Friday, May 10, 2019

Never Stop Dreaming . . .

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a layout that I made using the newest and very "dreamy" Scrap FX products!

Since Mother's Day is right around the corner, I decided to scrap a beautiful photo that I have of Katie when she was 6 years old.  She just turned 25 this past April . . . where has the time gone?!

Here is my completed page:

I used the following chipboard pieces that I heat embossed with white and turquoise embossing powder:

Graphic Arrow:

Moon Dreamcatcher, large:

Never Stop Dreaming Wordlet:

Dreamcatcher Dangles, Feathers:

And I used this stencil with Ranger texture paste for my background:

At Deco Stencil:

I added a phrase from this transparency:

Art Words Transparency:

And incorporated the brand new, and beautiful Index Tabs by using my heart punches:

Index Tab Life Kit:


Here are some close-ups:


And different views:


For more details and a step by step tutorial, please visit my blog post at the Scrap FX blog.

If you'd like to find out how to purchase these amazing products, please check out the Scrap FX store!

Thank you very much for visiting my blog today!  I can't tell you how much I appreciate your visits!

Have a happy Mother's Day weekend!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Happy May!

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful month of May so far.  Mother's Day is right around the corner, and things with my mom seem to be stabilizing at the new unit she is in.  We are planning on taking her out for dinner this weekend to celebrate Mother's Day!  Thank you all once again for your wonderful words of encouragement.

Next, I have a couple of exciting things (three to be exact!) that I would like to share with
you today . . .

1.  First of all, it's time for new May challenge at Challenge YOUrself:

This challenge blog is all about creating pages using photos with YOU in the frame!  This month's theme is Life Goals.

Here is my completed page:

A close-up:

and a different view:

I used the Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Midnight collection and a photo that my daughter took of me on Mother's Day a few years ago!



2.  Secondly, I made another page about my life goals that I am entering into this month's Art Journal Journey challenge:

This month's hostess is Erika and her theme is "In the sky/In the Air."

Here is my page:


Once again, I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio's beautiful Midnight collection!  My life goals are typed on the paper doll next to the photo of me!  And I used a cloud and balloon to depict the sky above the little city I created.

Here is a close up:


And a different view:


Thanks AJJ for inspiring me to make this scrapbook page!  I LOVE your blog!

3.  And  . . . last but not least, I would like to tell you about a wonderful opportunity.  Marit Barentsen from "Marit's Paper World" asked me to guest blog for her "Quirky Dutch Summer" blog series this summer, which runs from June 10 to August 12!  To learn more about Marit and what her Quirky Dutch Summer blog series is all about please visit here!


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you get a chance to check out all of the above!  HUGS to all of you!!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

# The Best!

Hi everyone!  Happy 1st day of May!  I want to thank you all so  much for your wonderful comments and expression of concern for my mom.  Things are getting somewhat better and she seems to have settled in to her new environment!!!

So today I am sharing a layout that I made for the newest Scrap the Boys challenge:
This month is all about being a mom!  We are celebrating mothers and sons this month, and are allowed to add girls to our photos just for this month.

I decided to scrap a photo that includes my sister, Patty, and her son, my nephew, Logan.  It also features me, my other sister, Karen, and my 2 daughters the day we went to see the play Wicked the summer of 2016!


It was such a special day and the play was so fabulous, that I just had to scrap this photo!

Here is my completed page:

I used my Cocoa Vanilla Studio "Boys Rule" collection and featured the large die cut and backing kit.  It was so much fun and very easy to make!!!  

Here are some different views and close-ups:





Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you get a chance to check out Scrap the Boys this month!  And I really appreciate your visits and each and every comment!  HUGS!!!

Have a great May!!!

Friday, April 26, 2019

2 New "Scrap FX Australia" Scrapbook Pages!

Hi everyone!

I want to apologize to all of you because I have not been able to visit and comment on your beautiful blog posts in quite some time.  Between the loss of our dog after a long illness and my mom's dementia progressing, I haven't had any time.  My mom was recently moved to a "memory unit" and has finally settled in.  She has her good days and bad, but the good ones seem to be outweighing the bad now.  I cannot thank you enough for your continued support!  

Now on to my scrappy blog post . . .

I am very excited to share 2 new scrapbook pages that I made with Scrap FX products.  I know that I have said this before, but it is so easy and FUN to make scrapbook layouts when you have the right products at your fingertips!!!  To find these fabulous items, you can check out Scrap FX you can even ask your favorite store to order some of the products mentioned here!!


For my first page, I used a photo of my daughter, Anne taken back in February of 2015.  I think that the Space-themed products are just perfect for this photo!

Here is my completed page:

I used the following Scrap FX products:
"Outta this World" wordlet

Molecules chipboard

Space Embellishments chipboard

Orb Stamp

Here is a close-up:

And a different view:

And for my second page, I used a favorite photo that I took on our New England vacation in August of 2015:


Here is my completed page:


And here are the Scrap FX products that I used:

Chevron background stamp

Antiquities Transparency:

Field of Flowers Black silhouette

"Life is the Greatest Adventure" chipboard wordlet

Dreamer Frame


Compass chipboard

And last but not least Chipboard Circle alphabet

I actually cut the letters out (I used letters that I probably will never use like J and Q!) and just used the chipboard circles.

Here is a close-up:

And a different view:

I hope you enjoyed seeing my pages as much as I enjoyed making them.  Please take a moment to check out my Scrap FX blog post here!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I will see you next month!

Happy Scrapping!!!