Thursday, 28 May 2015

New ColorWays Word Embellishment Packs!

Here are the new Paper House Rub-Ons which are packed full of phrases and sentiments that make it easy to use on any layout, pocket scrapbook page, card, or home dec√≥r.  I especially love the Puffy Word Stickers that add a subtle dimension and lots of detail.   They offer a nice mix of sentiments and icons. All of the embellishments have sparkly metallic accents, too!

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Welcome Baby!!! (OFP)

The ColorWays scrapbook paper comes in an amazing selection of patterns. I was inspired to use a modest diagonal stripe with a subtle delicate flourished edge to feature my sister's forthcoming bundle of joy.  By using black & white photos with only a pop of color, I was able to focus the layout on the photos. The ColorWays Sapphire Accent Pack perfectly compliments the blossoming family and they even have silver foil highlights.
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A Sneak Peek:
                          Checkout the Sapphire Blue ColorWays Collection from Paper House!

1. Select three photos, one 3x4" accent card, and Sapphire Dahlia for the background.

2. Cut a matte for two of the photos in coordinating blue cardstock.  Emboss a piece of transparency with a flourish edge design and mount it over the main photo. Add accent dots over the transparency. Then double matte the main photo with vellum. 

3. Next, adhere the photos to the layout.  Then assemble an embellishment cluster and attach it to a crochet doilie. Create a matching mini cluster for the lower right corner.

4. Finally, embellish the layout with a puffy word accent sticker, flair, stars, gems, ribbon, transparency, & rub-on transfers.

Paper House Supplies:  Sapphire Dahlia 12" ColorWays Scrapbook Paper, Sapphire Accent Pack, Today Happens Rub-On Transfers, Happy Moment Rub-On Transfers, Seek Beauty Rub-On Transfers, Explore Puffy Sticker, Enjoy Puffy Sticker, Believe Puffy Sticker, Vintage Romance Snapshot Sticker Embellishments, Scroll Flourish embossing folder (Darice), transparency

Other Supplies: crochet doilie 4in, flair, gems, ribbon, transparency, paper doilie

(TIP:  If a large area of pretty background paper is covered by a photo, mark where the four corners of the photo are with a pencil. Use a craft knife and carefully cut out this section 1/4 inch smaller than what you marked. Rescue this bit of pretty paper and put it back in your stash for another project.)

                     Visit Paper House to see their whole wonderful ColorWays collections.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Linnie Blooms & Stampendous Blog Hop!

Glad you're here. Linnie Blooms and Stampendous Rubber Stamps have partnered up to sponsor this Blog Hop. Both Design Teams swapped products for this Hop so you won't want to miss a single stop because we have some fantastic projects to share.  Of course, there are super giveaways!  So that you can be entered to win some great prizes, make sure you leave a comment!

You can find the whole BLOG HOP list: HERE

            Oriental Fan Thank You Card:

Products I used:
Linnie Blooms Canvas Tree
Stampendous Products

1. Stamp Image: Stamp the fan onto the tree using Ranger Archival black ink.  Stamp the cherry blossom flowers onto the center of the fan.  Cut off the trunk of the tree and stamp some additional cherry blossoms onto the canvas.

2. Paint & Glitter: Using a water brush, paint the cherry blossoms with watercolor paints. Add glue to a smattering of spots and sprinkle Stampendous copper glitter over the image.  Shake off the excess glitter and return it to the bottle.

3. Background:  Tear the edge of a strip of patterned paper and apply pink chalk to the torn edge.  Attach the patterned paper to the card base. Add glue to the centers of the flowers and add Stampendous glitter sand.  Shake off the excess glitter sand and return it to the bottle.

4. Embellish Fan: Fold the fan in a concertina style pressing firmly with your fingers to crease the canvas. Use some basting stitches to secure the folds at the base.  Embellish the handle of the fan with a charm and strips of tulle. Glue gems to the center of the blossoms and adhere the fan to the card.

5. Embellishments & Sentiment: Attach mini flowers, pearls, & a dragon fly accent to the background.  Stamp a sentiment in the lower right corner of the card. Cut out the canvas blossoms you stamped on the tree trunk canvas and adhere them near the sentiment.

A Closer Look:

Linnie Blooms Supplies: canvas tree
Stampendous Supplies: Asian Umbrella Jumbo Cling stamp set (CRS5065), Thoughtful Wishes clear stamp set (SSC1158), Vintage Encrusted Embossing Powders & Elements, clear mounting block
Other Supplies: card base, pattern paper, chalk, gems, charm, pearls, flowers, tulle, watercolor paints, Kuretake Zig H2O Brush Pen, Ranger Archival black ink, glue, needle, thread
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                  Visit Stampendous Here

Here are the links to the Linnie Blooms Designers:   
Ann Strecko Koeman

Gail Green

Noelia Iglesias Gonzalez

Mayoori Jain

Dawn Mattson

Here are the links to the Stampendous Designers:


Visit Linnie Blooms to see more of her canvas products and stop by the BLOG for great inspiration from the Design Team.  Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Blog Hop Begins - May 25

I just love Stampendous Rubber Stamps and they have teamed up with Linnie Blooms to host a fabulous blog hop. Join us starting May 25.

Here is a peak of the stamps I used on my card. 

Stampendous: Asian Umbrella Jumbo Cling Stamp Set

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Take a Peek.......ColorWays!

Here are the new Paper House ColorWays collections. Because they’re all color-based instead of theme based, you’re able to do so much with them. Their usual collections are heavily themed but they have created something more universal, usable, and stunning. Colorways has combined gorgeous, saturated photography with trendy patterns to make these papers a fundamental for any crafters' stash.  The borders papers and trim cards make great embellishments too.  Let me introduce ColorWays!!!

ColorWays - Emerald Green Collection

ColorWays - Sapphire Blue Collection

ColorWays - Noir Black Collection
More ColorWays Collections to be released in July 2015!

Friday, 22 May 2015


For the next 2 weeks Paper House is featuring their ColorWays™ range of products! so there will be lots of beautiful projects, great giveaways, huge discounts, and super secret sneak peeks! Follow them on Facebook and enter for a chance to win a full collection of ColorWays™ in your choice of three colors! Also, don't miss out on their big sale; 40% off your ColorWays™ order of $25 or more on the website!

Thursday, 21 May 2015

CREATE Magazine - May 2015

CREATE Magazine - May 2015 edition is now out.  It is free to download at  Paper House is the featured manufacturer and you're not going to want to miss all the wonderful projects using their new ColorWays line of papers & embellishments.  Here is a sneak peek of one of my projects.

Monday, 18 May 2015

CREATE Magazine (Issue 14)

Scrapbook Generation CREATE is a free online magazine with lots of amazing scrapbooking & papercraft inspiration. This month Paper House is being featured, in particular their new ColorWays range of products. I have a scrapbook page featured on pages 86-87 and a card on page 109.  Be sure to checkout all the amazing projects that PH Design Team has contributed. 
Enjoy the latest issue of Scrapbook Generation CREATE Magazine and it's all FREE!  The latest edition has 319 pages of beautiful papercraft inspirations. Just click on the "magazine" tab on the SG home page

To celebrate this collaboration, are offering
10% off all Paper House products until May 22.
No coupon code is necessary because the discount will show up at checkout.

Here are the sketches we were challenged to use.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

New Paper House Line!

Coming Soon!!! ColorWays

The Paper House Design Team has been given the privilege of working with their latest addition to the paper crafting industry. Their new line is called ColorWays and it is a bright blast of coordinating papers & embellishments that are non-themed based.  There are 12 gorgeous double-sided papers.  Each sheet is a perfect combination of beautiful photography, paired with an artfully designed pattern on the reverse.  All are printed on a heavy cardstock with vibrant photography and really usable patterns.

I find ColorWays papers can be the core of your scrapbooking stash as they are the foundation to all sorts of projects.  ColorWays projects will be featured on the blog for the next two weeks. You will see, this new line is extremely versatile and you are not going to want to miss a single post.

Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Altered Clipboard

I wanted to create something beyond my usual paper crafting and thanks to a conversation with my sister, Janet, the embellished clipboard was born.  She needed a quick thank you gift for her breast feeding consultant who helped her with her newborn. The finished clipboard is pretty and feminine, as well as, a useful & practical gift.

Before:                                                           After:

A Closer Look:
Linnie Blooms Canvas Bookmark, Linnie Blooms Hand-dyed Trim, fabric scraps, watercolor paints, water brush, Stickles glitter glue, K&Co wooden embellishment, tulle, twine, ribbon, clipboard

1. Paint the canvas bookmark with watercolor paints stopping just at the edge of the stitching.  Then iron the bookmark between two sheets of copy paper to speed up the drying time and help it to lay flat.  Apply a thin layer of glitter glue over the paint to give it a subtle twinkle. When dry, paint the wooden embellishment and adhere it to the canvas bookmark.

2. To assemble a fabric Yo Yo, cut a circle of fabric 4 inch in diameter. Hand sew a row of basting stitches along the edge of the circle.  Next, tighten the thread to gather the fabric forming a little pouch and flatten.  Secure stitches by knotting off and clipping the threads.

3.  Attach a ribbon rose to the center of the Yo Yo.  Lastly, cut four 3 inch circles of tulle fabric.  Fold each circle in half twice and baste them together to form a layered  circle.  Glue the folded tulle layers under the Yo Yo flower to give it more texture and dimension.

4. Next, attach the canvas bookmark along the top metal clip and embellish with a ribbon bow.  Finally, glue the finished flower to the top of the clipboard.  If desired, use a piece of jute or twine 18 inches long to secure a pen to the clipboard.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Family Portrait

Today I am sharing a unique way to use background paper to create embellishments for my layout. Take a look at how I used various size circles to add great movement and dimension to the page. The muted colors in the Generations scrapbook pad are more commonly seen with vintage/heritage photos but I was able to incorporate the old fashioned paper line with a modern family photo.  I think you will agree, the layout is full of fun and energy while being grounded in a natural color palette.  This was a fantastic double page spread to create and everything used was a Paper House product. I really love those pre-glittered and foiled papers.

A Closer Look...

1. Choose two identical papers and one coordinating paper to use as the background for this double page layout. Add a strip of paper down the side to match the background of the first page. Cut a matte for your central photo and double matte it with wood grain paper.

2. Fussy cut the old fashioned camera and attach it to lower left corner. Cut 2 complimentary paper strips, make a diagonal tear along the edge of one end of both strips, and place horizontally along the lower edge going across both pages to bring cohesion to the layout. I was able to use a portion of paper with a phrase to became my title.

3. Next, use various size circle punches to cut circles from the meadow landscape paper. Position circles on the layout so that blue ones are in the upper 1/3 to mimic the sky, the green ones in the lower 1/3 to mimic the grass, and place the multi-colored circles in the middle 1/3 of the page to mimic their natural counterparts. To build depth and texture, remember to place some circle embellishments under photos and some overlapping photos.
(Tip: To add interest, be sure to include some circles going off the page.)

4. Finally, embellish the layout with mini gems, chipboard flourishes, as well as, cork & mini snapshot embellishments

Paper House Supplies: 12x12 scrapbook paper - Generations
Cork'd Sticker Embellishments
Snapshots Sticker Embellishments
Canvas Sticker Embellishments Visit Paper House to see their whole range of fun papers & embellishments.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Zulily offers Linnie Blooms!

Check out the new home decor kits from Linnie Blooms. Oh my, they are sooooo pretty!
Stop by Zulily for some great offers.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

      Check out Paper House for a great SALE!    (May 2nd & 3rd)