Saturday, January 30, 2016


Hello lovelies...I'm back to share my latest creation for 2 Crafty Chipboard.


Here I used 'Tahnya's Border' and 'Diamond Panel' that I covered in brown ink and then lightly embossed.
There are so many beautiful projects with 'how to's' and tutorials on the 
2 Crafty Chipboard blog here.

Thanks for the visit, see you soon, Lisa xo

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Hello are you? One of my favourite days of the month is the day that
I receive my box of goodies from Scraps of Elegance. This month's kit called 'Adore' 
is just full of beautiful and romantic papers and flowers, perfect for a girly pink page.


This photo dates back to when I was pregnant with my son. I laugh now at how big I was, 
but I was carrying a 10.5 pound baby in there! I sat down with these papers and flowers and just wanted to do something very dramatic with a lot of textures and colors. I started with some gel medium through a couple of different stencils and then added inks, stamping and lots of beads.
Anyway, this kit is gorgeous, and they sell out fast!

To find out how to purchase our kits, please go here.
And for loads of inspiration and ideas on what to create with our kits, please go here.

We also have a beautiful mood board every month and there is prize to be won too :)
 you can find it in our Scraps of Darkness Face Book community right here.

Here are a few close ups...

I would like to enter my layout in a challenge I found on 'Paper Story' all 
about pink and hearts.....

Please find this challenge here....

From the main kit and the floral add-on, I used the following: 

Blue Fern Studios paper 'Reminisce'
Prima flowers
Silver heart buttons
Prima pink Micro beads
KaiserCraft 'Ma Cherie' sticker sheet
Prima white lace trim

I also used two different pieces of 2 Crafty Chipboard, 'Sammi's Swirls' and 'Mini Branches' 
that I painted black and then lightly embossed in silver. 

See you soon,
Lisa xo

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


'...was when I was a child."

Hello girls! I was so pleased to be invited as a Guest Designer over on the blog 'Scrap Kafe International',
where they have a new challenge that's very interesting....
using white and the word 'happiness',
which really had me thinking about how to scrap these two elements.

For more details about this challenge please go here.

Here are a few close ups...

For me, my inspiration starting point is always the photograph I choose to scrap. From there I pull the theme, the colors and the mood I'm trying to create. I found this one in the box I keep handy of photos I've printed for my pages and for some reason it reminded me of growing up in Ontario.
Even though we lived in the city, I have so many memories of the outdoors...camping, hiking, the raw beauty of nature....and this photo reminded me of happy times as a kid playing in the snow :)

I found a challenge that asked what do we want most this winter?
And my answer is....snow!!! I would love to see everything sparkling white for a few days...
and my 9 year old boy has only seen snow a handful of times in his whole life!
I found it on a blog called 'Memuaris'.

For more details on this challenge, please go here.

I used a lot of watercolors and stamping in my background and then added some 
twigs and some moss from the craft store.

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you feel some inspiration and reflect on some happiness in your life :)
Lisa xo

Saturday, January 16, 2016

January Challenge at Words & Painterly

Hello crafty friends! It's been a bit quiet on my blog, but lots of things going on behind the scenes :)
Today I'm happy to show you an art journal spread that I created for the new
January challenge at Words & Painterly!

Looking for some inspiration this time, I found a BoBunny ephemera pack in my stash
(read:hoard) that had some vintage circus images that were the perfect colors.
To be honest, the colors were a bit hard for me this month, I started with the brown and blue 
easily, and then added some pops of red, voila! I really hope you'll give it a go this month!

To red more about the challenge and check out the prize pack, please go here.
Here are a few details...

The 2 Crafty Chipboard piece called "Glenda's Swirl" added some vintage flair.

That's all for me today, hugs! Lisa xo

Sunday, January 3, 2016


Hello girls! Happy New Year to all my crafty friends!
I hope 2016 is a wonderful year for all of us :)
I have been playing around with my December kit from Scraps of Elegance.


The Graphic 45 Christmas collection in this months kit had a beautiful vintage feel to it so I just went with that feeling....I used a lot of those papers under my photo and then layered on lots of Prima flowers from the Floral Add On. 

To find out where to purchase our kits, please visit the online store here.
Also, the Design teams for both Scraps of Elegance and Scraps of Darkness
have been announced, so you can check out the new designers that have joined the team here.
So honoured to be staying on! 

Here are a few details...

I incorporated a few 2 Crafty Chipboard pieces here too. I used a piece called
'Elements' and also some of the 'Turkish Panel' that I painted gold.

Speaking of chipboard, I thought I'd share a pair of Christmas tags I designed for 2 Crafty.

For more details, please visit the 2 Crafty Chipboard blog here. 
My favourite part of these tags is the chipboard called 'Sweet Corner Holly' that I painted 
with red and green watercolors.

I know Christmas is over...but we were late in putting up our tree this year, so I've decided to leave it up until Epiphany....I am still loving the lights and the sweet smell of pine.
Thanks for dropping by...
Lisa xo

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