Tuesday, December 31, 2013

winter baby

Hello girls! Last day of the year! I created this layout for the December Maja Design challenge using their paper called Vintage Summer Basics 1899, I LOVE their papers, so soft, feminine and beautiful. I found this photo of my niece Lily, and just knew I had to scrap a wintery pink page. I used some vintage crocheted Christmas ornaments that I found at a tag sale, so I whitewashed them and thought they looked like falling snowflakes.....please visit the Maja Design blog here and their shop here.....they have the most lovely inspiring mood boards at the beginning of each month.....
I also saw that the December challenge over at Inkido's blog was all about stars and snowflakes, today is the last day to enter......there is always some gorgeous inspiration to be found there as well, Helen has a stunning layout posted today with pretty snowflakes here.....
I hope everyone has a joyous New Year's Eve! Hugs, Lisa OXO

Sunday, December 29, 2013


Hello friends! Well with such a wonderful break from work these past couple of weeks I have so enjoyed some extra time in my tiny studio doing what I love, getting inky and messy! I won the December kit from Scraps of Elegance and it was full of beautiful Christmas papers and embellishments. I loved how the flowers were not red, but a more unusual color combo of greens and ochre, just lovely......I have used the Petaloo flowers that came in the kit and also a beautiful Blue Fern Studios ornate frame piece which I gessoed and then covered in Stampendous Vintage glitter, love how it sparkles......I wanted to do a page about how my son and I always get our portrait taken at Christmas, it's fun to see how much he changes and grows from year to year....I hope everyone is relaxing and enjoying the last of the holidays....hugs, Lisa XO

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Hello scrappy friends...I hope this evening finds everyone well and happy....This layout has sat on my desk half finished for days and days and I realized that I could make it look wintery and icy, and enter it into Once Upon a Sketch challenge which is all about our favorite month....mine is December for sure, I love wearing chunky sweaters and boots, drinking hot cocoa, baking yummy treats, the cold days, and of course preparing for Christmas, my all time absolute favorite holiday! My journaling on the back reads: "December is my favorite time of year, I adore Christmas and all the preparations, the presents, the baking and the magic of  believing in good will toward men. I have always loved winter and snowy days, I guess that's the Canadian in me coming out! " I used some 13 Arts products, silver micro beads, silver holographic glitter, and a pretty white stem, you can find these products at the 13 Arts store here, and also visit their challenge in their 13 Arts fan club here. I also was so happy that I finally figured out how to emboss! What took me so long? I embossed two Blue Fern Studios chipboard pieces, a large scroll and a birdcage with silver embossing powder, you really can't see it too well in the photo, but I was so amazed by how silvery and shiny they turned out, really love the metallic effect, will be trying that more often for sure! 

You can find the Once Upon a Sketch challenge here.....

Journalling Theme: "My favorite month"

You are free to interpret our theme any way you like but please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes some journalling (hidden journalling is fine)

I also took some inspiration from Scrap Around the World December challenge, as always, I was totally in love with their mood board it looked very snowy and wintery to me, I loved the photo of the white washed frames with a hint of blue, and the photo of the ring. I used some gorgeous rhinestone snowflakes to give it a look of jewels, and I loved the sketch as well ....there's still time to enter this one, you have until the 31st! Find the challenge here....

We all know how busy the month of December is SO we are changing our rules FOR THIS MONTH ONLY - we are allowing TAGS and ATC's!!  And there is NO LIMIT on the size of your layouts, canvases or art journal spreads!!  You can even do a single art journal page!!  We understand that this month is about spending time with your families, creating memories to be scrapped in the future, so we are trying to help you save time & still get the chance to be creative, just in a shorter time frame if necessary!!

Feel free to interpret Zanka's mood board in any way you like, using one image, several of them, all of them 
or even just one aspect of an image, using ANY COLOURS! Our sketch is OPTIONAL!! 

 Please let us know HOW YOU WERE INSPIRED!! 
{we suggest you read our 10 GOLDEN RULES before you begin}

To be eligible for judging please include in your blog post:-

1)  Our mood board image.

 2)  Our name "Scrap Around The World" & a LINK BACK to this current challenge.

Please link to YOUR BLOG POST NOT your entire blog & please turn off word-verification 
if you would like some of our Design Team members to comment on your entry.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! 
Hugs, Lisa X

Monday, December 23, 2013


Hello everyone! 
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week, getting ready for the big day! I am sharing my latest mixed media kit designed exclusively for The Scrapbook Diaries called 1896, and I just realized it will be my last kit of the year!  I found these gorgeous vintage photos at an estate sale over the summer and saved them for the perfect project. I thought the aged colors go perfectly with these lovely papers in this kit. As you probably know by now, I adore vintage photographs and love to collect them. They are just so mysterious and intriguing, who are these ladies? What were their lives like? What were their struggles, their achievements, their joys? Their lives are a secret lost to time, but their hauntingly beautiful faces remain......As usual the kit is filled with beautiful Prima papers, great mediums and many pretty flowers, I just loved the rich golds, silver and grays. For more info on the kit please visit The Scrapbook Diaries blog here. And don't forget to check out The Scrapbook Diaries shop here, Janene carries some of the most beautiful and hard to find scrap book products in the industry, and designer kits from some of the most popular designers out there.....

Thanks so much for taking the time to look! 

Best wishes, Lisa XOXO

Sunday, December 15, 2013


Hello friends.... Well the countdown to Christmas is on! I created this layout as an ode to my my love for Prima (and my sweet baby boy)....I am following along with their December PPP challenge, which you can find here.

2013 December PPP

 I loved the color combo and I wanted to use some of the gorgeous Holiday Jubilee collection. I have used the following Prima products:

Christmas Morning paper
Holiday Memories paper
Christmas White Resin Embellishments
Christmas Flowers - Silver
Interlude Red Roses
White Chantelle Heirloom Roses
Bel Canto Red Flowers
Flourish Stencil
White Abbey Flowers
White Pearl Say it in Crystals
Finnabair Musical Notes Stamp
Engraver Alphas

The only product that isn't Prima is some silver micro beads, and some white glitter. This was last year's Christmas portrait, still haven't done one for this year, but there's still time! LOL! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week, see you soon, thanks for dropping by....
Hugs, Lisa 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Mixed Media kit for The Scrapbook Diaries!

Hello friends, dropping in to share with you another Mixed Media kit I designed for the Scrapbook Diaries....'Smile'.

I love the soft pinks and purples in this kit, so romantic! This is a vintage photograph of my grandparents, they look so happy together...So this kit is loaded with some gorgeous Prima flowers,  7 Dots chipboard pieces and some beautiful Bo Bunny papers. I have created a shabby background here with using some old book pages and a pretty Prima stencil. For more info about the kit, please visit here. And as always, don't miss checking out The Scrapbook Diaries store here, they are always bringing us some of the most beautiful international products! 

Hope everyone is having a lovely week so far....hugs, Lisa 
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...