Be Sparkly!

Sparkly-closedI am so excited to share with you a new layout I created this last week with the new Vintage Collector collection from DCWV (available now at Michaels even up here in Canada- I know, I checked! :)) This is a fun new collection of embellishments and a variety of paper stacks (including fabric papers and matt stacks) that all coordinate with the awesome Vintage Collector stack.  I have actually used this stack before for projects (including this fun card), and it is one of my favourites!  The addition of all the other prudcts to this collection has just made it that much more fun to work with!

The layout I am featuring today is a picture of my oldest little gal when she received her first big girl ring (made by her dad who happens to be an awesome goldsmith – I think every girls should have a dad who is a goldsmith, don’t you?) I thought the “Be Sparkly” tag was a perfect title for this layouts theme – and pretty darn cute as well!  I simply cut it out of the Vintage Collector stack.

I actually wanted to add a few extra pictures and some hidden journaling to the layout (you know I love my interactive layout) so I actually tried something a bit new for me.  Instead of just folding up some paper for the flap, I actually just used one of the coordinating card bases for the collection as the matt for the pictures.


This is the “open” view!  With a little paper tab that I added, it just flips open like a card would to show off a few extra elements.

Speaking of extra elements, you know that I am a bit of a braddict, so I was tickled to see some beautiful brads and rhinestones to add to my projects in a variety of sizes!



I also love the bottle cap embellishments (this one is just fussy cut from the paper stack, but there are adhesive 3D versions available as part of the collection), and there are some really fun stamps as part of the collection too.  I used one behind the layers of paper to add just a bit more interest on the paper.

Sparkly-angledI will have a number of other projects to show you with this collection in the new couple of weeks.  I really haven’t been able to put it down, so I have lots to share!

In the meantime, if you are in an area of bad weather today over on the east coast of Canada and the US, or in the UK, stay warm and stay safe!  Thanks for stopping by!


So, I took a little break from blogging the last week and a bit to enjoy the holidays with my family!  And while there was not a scrappy thing under the tree for me, I cannot say that I am unhappy as I sit here sipping my Chi tea latte courtesy of my new Tassimo brewing system.  YUM!!!

Speaking of something sweet and spicy, I thought I would share a layout I just finished this afternoon using one of the great stacks from DCWV called Sweet Tangerine.  This stack is filled with all sorts of bright, earth colours, and fun banner shapes, flowers and journaling tags.  Although the stack would be awesome for anything spring, I actually decided to team it up with a fall-themed picture!  Take a look:

Together-fullThis is actually a picture of my two gals hanging out in a very large wooden chair at a pumpkin farm just outside of the city.  This was a layout that took just under an hour to put together start to finish.  Usually, I have a sketch in mind before I begin, but for this layout, I actually let the paper do most of the work for me.  I fussy cut a few patterns that I really loved, and then used the many banner-themed pieces in the stack to inspire the rest. I then spent some time layering the pieces in different ways until I liked the dimension.


The patterns in this stack really are cute, but also refined!  And I am not sure that these pictures do justice to the colours!!

Together-dateI think my favourite part is the journaling across the top and the date in the arrow tabs.  This whole section was just fussy cut from one of the pieces of paper.  You could actually get the same effect with less cutting simply by using the whole piece as the base for your layout.  I tend to like a few more layers, but this could really be a 30 minute layout just by eliminating that one step!

I hope your holiday was as fun as mine!  I’ll be back tomorrow with another little spicy number from this fun stack – a little card to ring in the new year! In the meantime, pop by the DCWV blog to check out a few project using this stack! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Baking with Oma

Remember last week I told you that I really need to get caught up on my Christmas scrapbooking?  Well, I am still working on it, so I have another project to show you today!


Baking layout-embellishment-2This 12×12 layout was created with a stack called “Christmas Memories” from DCWV – kind of appropriate, don’t you think? The pictures were all from Christmas baking last year with my mom (the girls’ Oma), and I was inspired by one of the pieces of patterned paper in the stack that looks like a bunch of receipes stacked one on top of the other.  I couldn’t narrow down my photo choices (what else is new), so I decided to create a pocket by fussy cutting one of the recipe card shapes from the paper, and then simply sealing it up on the sides and at the bottom.

The tag that is also inside the pocket will eventually hold the recipe for the cookies that my mom was making with the girls that day.  I haven’t written it out yet because I am hoping maybe my mom will write it out so it can be in her handwriting too!

Baking layout-embellishment-1


There is a great set of numbers in this stack too, and although they would be perfect for a Christmas Countdown layout or project, I also thought it would be fun to use it for my page title – 3 Dozen.  I simply cut out the number and then added a few small adhesive pearls and adhered it with foam squares for a bit more dimension.

Well, that’s it for me!  I am actually going to go and see if I can get a few more pages finished off before the little gals wake up.  Thanks for stopping by!



Getting caught up…

It seems that as the months pass, I not only look in wonder as my kids grow up so fast, but I also wonder how it possible to be this far behind in my scrapbooking when the girls as still so little!  :)   So, this month, I am at least going to try to get caught up with Christmas layouts – starting today!

Paper-Princess-FullThese were some pictures of my youngest two years ago!  She was so intent on ripping every piece of wrapping paper into the smallest bits she could.  Even with everything else going on, she was totally focused on this task!  And she was good at it too!

This 12×12 layout was one I created with Doodlebug‘s Home for the Holidays collection.  You know I love Doodlebug – the bold, bright colours and clean, crisp patterns are so easy to work with.  All the shapes were either cut with a paper cutter or with my trusty scissors.  There are a lot of fun shapes to fussy cut in the paper line, so I was in heaven as I cut out those snowflakes.  And the holly at the top was just drawn freehand and cut out –  with a few super cute Doodlebug Mini Pearls for a fun pop!

Oh, and it really wouldn’t be a finished ScrappyCanuck layout without a little hidden something!  :) Take a look:

Paper-Princess-openOne of the photos lifts up to reveal some hidden journaling!  I love this technique because it is easy to create (if you ca fold a card, you can handle this too), and it leave a little something hidden for the girls to find when they get older – something for their eyes only (well, and all of yours! ;))

Well, that’sit for me today! Thanks for stopping by!