Monday, May 25, 2015

"June" Calendar Class

Good morning, everyone. I spent some time this past weekend working on the next layout for the Calendar class and kept thinking about how quickly the month of May has gone. For the "June" class, I used these papers from the Jillibean "Summer Red Raspberry Soup" Collection as well as the Lawn Fawn "Lemon Polka" paper. Sheila just brought in a selection from Lawn Fawn that are great papers for backgrounds in your layouts. Here is some of the product that I used:

I also got out my Tim Holtz sprayer to mist the doilies and used some of the new Lindy's Pearl Embossing Powder. Here is the layout:

Have a great week, everyone!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Skywriting and Branching Out

Good Morning Everyone,

Kim here, reporting from the beautiful Oakwood Inn in Grand Bend. Another great weekend with SGD. Want to share with you my card for this up coming Wonderful Wednesday. I used one of the new stamp set from Memory Box called Skywriting. Along with the stamp I used  the Branching Out die which is also from Memory Box.

This is a technique that I have not used for a long time. I punched out a circle from a post it note and placed on my card stock before I stamp with Versafine onyx black . Then I take my Punice Stone distress ink and distress all over the stamp area. When you lift of the circle, Voila you have a moon. I added the branches and the birds. The birds are from IO.

Thanks for looking and have a great day. 


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fun with the Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool

Andrea here with a FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC video using the Photo Fuse tool. A huge thank you to Stephanie at the blog 'Stephanie makes' for letting us show it on our blog. For those of you who are project lifers like me her blog is chock full of information and inspiration. 

Want a Fuse tool of your own?

Before I go I just want to wish a happy crafting weekend to all those at SGD's Spring retreat!

Happy Crafting, 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pop pop poppy.......

Happy Friday!! So in love with this Penny Black stamp, pop pop poppy!! I inked it up with some distress markers, sprayed the stamp with water and  stamped. Then I took a small paint brush and sprayed some water on my craft mat and went back in with a wet brush, to soften the lines. I also put on some speckles with the paint brush and sponged on some barn door distress ink in the corners. The whole panel is put on a white card base with pop up dots.
A lot of people are going on SGD' s retreat in the Oakwood Inn, they will have a fabulous time!!!
For those of you who are not going.....(me included), I hope you get some time to be crafty at home.
                                                Till next time, Anja

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Making my own backgrounds ....

Hello my friends a short post today. Sharing a layout I created with my Prima Color Bloom, Lindy's Stamp Gang and my Gelato's! I love creating my own backgounds. 

Love the bright color of the Peony Spray. 

Mix a little gelato and have some fun!

A little shine from the Lindy's Stamp Gang

I am thrilled with how this turned out! 
Looking forward to the SGD retreat! 

Don't forget to about the special on Tim going on at the store right now! See here for details. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Check out this adorable camping/outdoor-themed 12x12 Scrapbooking Kit by Scrappin' Sheila! Ideal for your fun camping/outdoor photos! We think Bella Blvd is rockin' it this year with their adorable new lines! This kit is suitable for all levels of crafters, aged 15+! You will be working with fun Invisibles! You will receive materials, photograph & easy to follow instructions. (Not included: brown ink) Limited number available - once sold out, they are gone!

This is scrapbooking the fun & easy way!! Let our amazing kits help you get those albums done!

Monday, May 18, 2015

"The Story of Us" Kit

Happy Monday, everyone. I hope that you are enjoying this last day of the long weekend. Today, I wanted to show you a kit that I have been working on entitled "The Story of Us" using the paper collection of the same name from Simple Stories. I love anything with Black and White and when you throw in a bit of gold, it is even better. I also used some Tim Holtz Spray and Ink in Antique Linen and I loved the Crystal Flourishes from Zva Creations. What I enjoyed most was working with the 12 x 12 Resist Canvas from Prima. I hope you like the kit.

Here is some of the product that I used:

Have a great week!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dylusions Paints

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is one of my projects that I have been working on this weekend. Had so much fun doing this page. I was so excited to use my Dylusions paints. They are so nice to use. You can watch Dyna Reaveleys video here to see how she applies her paints. I got the idea from Nika in Wonderland, this is her you tube video for her page. I loved working along with Nika to make my page. Along with the paints I also used Dyan"s Shattered stencil. I  used some embossing paste with the stencil, along with the paints to give it some dimensions.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


Saturday, May 16, 2015


Sorry to be a couple of days late but we now have some BLOG CANDY WINNERS to announce!!!  Thanks to everyone who left comments on our post!  It looks like Summer Vibe is the line most are looking forward to arriving!  Now on to the winners!!! 

The winner of the Simple Stories SO RAD Collection Pack: 

It's hard to pick because they are all are so great, but I think I have to go with So Rad, as the colours look like boy pages to me and I really need to get some boy scrapbooking done!


The winner of the Simple Stories SO FANCY Collection Pack:

Tough to pick a favourite since I love them all! I think I will go with So Fancy though since I have so many fabulous girls in my life!!

The winner of the Simple Stories SUMMER VIBES Collection Pack:

I have had my eye on Summer Vibes since it's reveal. Fingers crossed. Thanks so much for the blog candy!

Barb N.


CONGRATULATIONS Barb, Tracey & Jacqui!!!!!  Please contact Sheila at to arrange for collecting your candy!!!!!  Thanks again everyone!!!  Keep an eye on the blog this week for your chance to win again!!!!  Have a great holiday weekend!!!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Prima stamps and flowers

Happy Friday! Today I made a card with the coffee stain stamps from Prima, and left over flowers from Prima, I had different sizes and colours and I mixed them all together. So for the background I stamped the medium stamp from the set all over a cream piece of cardstock, I put bronze gelato on the stamp and misted it with water and started stamping without putting more ink on, some memento brown on the edges of the card. Some green leaves were added after I layed out my flowers and of course a few pearls, lol!
The sentiment ( die from Dee Distinctiveley) was cut from creme paper and I sponged on some brown. The card base is kraft. Hope you like it, time for me to stock up on some more flowers!
                                                           Till  next time, Anja