Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Twisted Sketches Layout #121

Today is the reveal of the Twisted Sketches Layout #121 on the Twisted Sketches blog.   Why don't you play along with us?  You can find the sketch here.

I loved doing this layout as I used Teresa Collins On The Edge Collection papers, brads and trims and also Maya Road Chipboard Letters, Corrugated Shapes and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.  The border punch is actually the Dahlia shaped flower punch by EK Success.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Coffee Filters and Dryer Sheets?

Yes, that's right.  In this layout I had some fun with coffee filters and used fabric softener dryer sheets.  They make great embellishments for layouts and the nice thing is that you can customize them to whatever color you want for your layouts.  Don't forget to spray them with archival mists afterwards!

On this layout of my daughter and her husband on their wedding day, I made the ruffles and the tiny rosebuds from coffee filters sprayed with Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist in Polka Dot Pink and the larger pink flowers were made out of used fabric softener sheets, sprayed with Polka Dot Pink Glimmer Mist and outlined with Pink Stickles.  All other embellishments are Prima.

This layout was so much fun to create.  So go ahead and have fun experimenting with everyday items.  Have a scrap happy day!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Twisted Sketches Layout #119

I love designing layouts from Anam Stubbington's sketches.  Here is one I created of my daughter Shannon with Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante collection.

Come play along with the sketches.  You will find the sketches here.

Have a great day!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Flower Punches

Have you seen the new dimensional flower punches that are making their way into the papercraft stores?  I absolutely love the new punches by EK Success.  I bought the Dahlia shaped one yesterday and thought I would try it on a beachy layout.  I thought it could double as the sun.

I used 12X12 sheets of cardstock and punch a strip of both orange and yellow cardstock to make this one.  So fun!  I can't wait to try the other three punches too.  Oh the crafting possibilities!  Check out this video:

The entire layout was made from the Echo Park Splash collection.  Have a great day and thanks for popping  by!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Twelve Years Ago I Married My Best Friend...

Twelve years ago I married my best friend.  He means the world to me and he has shown me what true happiness is.

Lee-Anne and Rick - September 5, 1999

I look forward to many more wonderful years with my bestie.

To celebrate our twelve years together, I made a layout of our wedding day:

I know it is quite girly, but I wanted to portray a garden layout with all the flowers and butterflies.  I wanted the layout to have lots of dimension:

Now I will have to decide how to frame it and where to display it in our home.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Love Le Cirque

Graphic 45 is my latest obsession and I am loving the vintage look right now.  This layout of my daughter was created with the Le Cirque collection.

I distressed and inked the edges with Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz Distress Ink).  I layered the photo and inked the edges of three doilies (Little Yellow Bicycle).  I then used some vintage buttons (Jenni Bowlin) and adhered some black pearls (Prima) and finished the layout with a black flower (Petaloo) and some paper roses (Prima).

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Twisted Sketches Layout #117

The Twisted Sketches Layout #117 is posted on  Here was my submission this week for the sketch:

The twist for the layout was "long".  My take was that I am looking forward to having a long and happy life together.  I used Cosmo Cricket's Circa 38 Collection, Prima Flower, Kaisercraft Doily, Fiskars Scalloped Border Punch, Kaisercraft Pearls, Jenni Bowlin Vintage Buttons, Distress Inks Black Soot (Ranger) and Bazzill Cardstock.

Please check out Twisted Sketches and play along with us.  Have a great day!

First Day Of Junior High School

Well my youngest son went back to school on August 29.  It was his first day of junior high school and first day being in grade seven.  Where does the time go?

He really had the jitters, but it turned out to be a great day.  It was really great that his dad was home to take him to school.