Thursday, June 15, 2017

New Design Team!

I am so excited to share that I will be joining the Creative Embellishments Design Team!
They have spectacular chipboard and more!
You can see all their amazing products here 

You can read about all the other super talented ladies also on the team here

I am a happy girl right now!

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A two page baby layout using 7Gypsies

Hi everyone!
I am excited to show you my next layout using the Scraps Of Darkness 'Attic Finds' kit!


This wonderful paper does not scream 'baby girl' layout but I could picture it.  I know I don't normally create  two page albums but since this is for my great niece's baby album I thought it would go well!  This little cutie and her daddy are such a sweet pair!



I fussy cut the banner from one of the papers and used it to tie the two pages together. I also cut out one of the doors as an accent on the first page!  The title is also a cut out! I sprayed the doilies with Tim Holtz Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain from the color add on.  




I used flowers from the main kit, floral add on and previous kits!

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, June 12, 2017

My young man...

Hi everyone!
Today I am excited to share a layout featuring a photo of our youngest and  the 'Attic Finds' kit from Scraps of Darkness!


This photo is from Ty's grade 8 grad!  He is really such a great kid...always willing to help and is a really loving kid with a kind heart! 
For this layout I used the awesome Authentique rugged papers from the main kit and paper add on


I added some metal from previous kits and the title piece is from the paper tab you trim off!  It is perfect for a boy becoming a young man!


The books - appropriate for a grad photo - are textured stickers from 7Gypsies and  are really cool!

I am excited to enter this into the June Authentique challenge which challenges you to create something to celebrate either the Fathers or Sons in your lives!

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

Friday, June 2, 2017

Me at 45....

Good morning!
I want to share my final projects using the 'Blue Skies and Sunshine' Scraps Of Darkness kit.
My family recently had our photos done - we try to this every year - by my niece Jill at Breaultography and this was one of the photos.
I dont do a lot of pages about me, it is usually me and the boy or me and my hubby but I am really trying to create more projects about me so my grandchildren and future generations will know a bit about me.


 I created this one using the Bo Bunny Petal Lane papers!


I placed the wonderful Blue Fern frame on my photo and traced it so I could trim my photo to fit.  I simply embossed the frame with black embossing powder



I used flowers from the kit, floral add on and from previous kits


I did a small title I think fits!

Thanks for stopping by!
 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Another Beach layout using Kaisercraft from Scraps Of Darkness!

Good morning!
I am back to share another layout I created using the Scraps of Darkness 'Blue Skies and Sunshine' kit!


I used the Kaisercraft Indigo skies for this layout.  I started by distressing the edges of my paper and then layering them



I painted the Blue Fern Chipboard circle with the Prima Alchemy paint then add the Ice Resin in spots.  Then I added the die cut title!



I created the flower cluster with flowers from the floral add on, and previous kit flowers and my stash.  I also added some gems from a previous kit and some shells from my stash. 

I am also entering this in the Kaisercraft monthly challenge!
I used the letters F - flowers, B - Blue, brown, G - Gems, S - Shells

Thanks for stopping by! 


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Multi photo Beach layout using Kaisercraft from the 'Blue Skies and Sunshine' kit!

Good morning!
When I received the awesome  'Blue Skies & Sunshine' kit I knew that it would be perfect for a beach layout!


I love the motion of the kaisercraft background paper and the blues are fabulous!


I used some Kaisercraft die cuts for accents and the title!


 Our boys were so little there....I decided to change the photos to black and white to add more visual interest and contrast!  I also used one of the Kaisercraft stickers on the side


In the kit is this awesome circle chipboard that I embossed with Lindy's stamp gang embossing powder from a previous kit and then added the blue shards of glitter glass from this kit.  I tucked in some die cuts, flowers from the floral add on and previous kits and a seashell from my stash.

I am entering this is the really cool May challenge at Kaisercraft
Choose 3 boxes and create any papercraft project you like featuring things starting with the first letter of your chosen boxes.
So I chose M - multi photo, B - beach layout, blue F - flowers, 
D - die cuts, C - chipboard I know you had to choose only 3 but I overdid it lol!

Thanks for stopping by





Tuesday, May 23, 2017

using even not so great photos!

Good morning!
A few years ago we went to Niagara Falls and my hubby took this photo of our boys and I.  Unfortunately Ty had his eyes closed.  I still scrapbooked the photo because it was an important memory and I wanted to document it.


I used the awesome Scraps of Darkness 'Blue Skies and Sunshine' kit which fit perfectly for this layout . 

I did some layering of the Bo Bunny Petal Lane papers and added doilies!


I love the patterns on the papers and the flowers are super cute!


Thats all for now!  I hope I have inspired you to use those not so great photos so you can still document the memory!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Distressed masculine layout 'Boys Will Be Boys'

Good morning!
The Scraps Of Darkness kits are packed full of stuff...so much that you can create many projects.  I always get the coordinating paper and paper add on each month so I have a lot more to create with! 

I really loved the Chesterville collection and created my 5th layout using the amazing 'Boys Will Be Boys' kit


I did a lot of layering with the wonderful papers


This awesome photo was taken by my niece Jill at Breautography...he boys didn't even realize their photo was being taken. It ended up being one of my favorite photos....


I inked the Blue Fern Chipboard title with Stayz on ink from a previous kit then added two different embossing powders for a distressed and grungy look.


I created this cluster with flowers from the floral add on, and previous kits.  I also added some gears that I embossed that were from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Playing with color and Bo Bunny

Good morning!

I have another layout to share today from the 'Boys will be Boys' kit from Scraps Of Darkness using the Bo Bunny Life In Color collection


Our niece Jill from Breaultography took this wonderful photo of Cody which was perfect for these papers

I started by using the Lindy's color shakers from the main kit and color add on onto the background paper that I had covered in clear gesso.  I spritzed with water until I liked what I saw!  I then used a stencil from a previous kit and some embossing paste!


I fussy cut these images from the papers and used the tape from the elements add on


I also fussy cut the title out of the paper,


and the hot air balloon.  I also added some of the microbeads from the elements add on!

The really awesome arrow I inked with orange stazon ink then added the green embossing powder and some of the blue microbeads! 

I used a wonderful sketch from Stuck? Sketches

  
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Colorful fun with Bo Bunny from The 'Boys Will Be Boys' kit

Good morning!
I am really enjoying working with the Scraps Of Darkness 'Boys Will Be Boys' kit.  
For this layout I decided to use the Bo Bunny Life In Color collection...
 
 
I started bylayering then inking all the papers with stayz on ink from a previous kit.
 
 
I added some of the clear stickers from the elements add on...they are cool!
 
 
I fussy cut that really cool octopus out of one of the papers from the coordinating paper add on.  He rocks!
 
 
I also added the Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Boy Words Decorative Tape from the elements add on.
 
Thanks for stopping by
~Laura
 
 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mood Board challenge!

Good morning!

Here is the layout I created being inspired by this moodboard and using the Scraps Of Darkness 'Boys Will Be Boys' kit

Every month I host a challenge over at Scraps Of Darkness Facebook Community
This month I decided to have a mood board challenge!

I was inspired by the textures, colors and quote so I created a layout using the browns and blues, lots of texture and that quite had to be the title for the layout with this photo (by Breaultography)
I love the Cody marches to his own drummer and does things his own way.  He is such a fabulous kid and I really wanted to celebrate it!
I started by layering the awesome Chesterville papers by Blue Fern Studios and inking and distressing the edges


*create any layout or altered art using This mood board for inspiration
*must be new and created for this challenge and uploaded before April 30th midnight est
*paper only please (no digital)
*please upload your layout for this challenge into this album
*if you create a layout using any of our kits you will receive an extra ballot
*Melinda will be providing a Gift certificate for the randomly drawn winning entry!




I created the cluster using the flowers from the main kit, floral add on and from previous kits


The denim stars are fabulous!  They are part of main kit...I added the denim button from elements add on.


The arrow is also part of the elements add on, I inked it and added blue embossing powder from a previous kit.
I LOVE this quote.  I think everyone she embrace their individuality and be as awesome as possible!

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Grungy mixed media layout!

Hey everyone!
I am excited to share my first layout with the awesome Scraps Of Darkness 'Boys will be Boys' kit!   
It is jammed pack full of awesome stuff that is perfect for the photos of my guys taken by my niece at Breautography!



The Blue Fern papers are perfect for this layout I wanted to create using a Stuck? sketch! I started by tearing the papers, then added a bit of texture by using a stencil and texture paste, and misting with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Sandra Dee Sepia Flat Fabios Mist from the color add on


in a previous kit was this wonderful Blue Fern Studios chipboard piece...I inked it and then added some Blue Fern Studios Sage Embossing Powder from the color add on.


I added the Papermania Denim Blue Metal Buttons from the elements add on along with some gears from a previous kit, the sequins from the main kit and some beads from my stash



 I added a heart doily from my stash that I misted and inked with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Sandra Dee Sepia Flat Fabios Mist from the color add on and some black mist from a previous kit.  I did the same technique to the arrow that I did the other blue fern chipboard.  I added my title and a chipboard heart from February's kit.




To create the bricks I covered a sheet of cardstock with texture paste, then red paint, then black mist.

here is the sketch I used



Thanks for stopping by
Laura