Saturday, January 30, 2010


I recently discovered these papers from Fancy Pants Designs in my stash, and decided to do this layout of my younger DD. I like the quote: "To live happily is an inward power of the soul", and I titled the layout "Happiness".

I used Martha Stewart's Edge Punch on some of the edges of the papers, and also used the backing of a Prima packaging to provide a contrast to the floral papers as well as to stick the title onto.

I mixed the flowers from Prima with three that I made using the same Fancy Pants papers, and further embellished the layout with Prima pearls and crystals.

I also framed my DD's face with Making Memories' Glitter Frame, for more added bling.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Fancy Pants Designs - Delight Collection - Potpourri, Bunches, Delight Strips
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Flowers - Prima - Windsor Roses, Windsor Roses 'Hampton', Baroque Blooms 'Deep Pink'
Leaves - Prima - Jewel Box Leaves 'Faberge', Heirloom Paper Leaves 'Pecan'
Flourishes - Prima - Say It In Pearls 'Swirls White', Say It In Pearls 'Swirls Cream', Say It In Crystals
Frame - Making Memories - Glitter Bling Pink Square Frame
Title Alphas - Making Memories - Tiny Alphas 'Brown Ledger'
Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts - Doily Lace Edge Punch
Others - Ribbon, Prima Package Backing

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Be Unique

Using up my Primas so I have an excuse to buy the new collection! Lol!

I printed the photo in sepia as the layout is already so full of colour.

I sprayed a couple of the flowers with glimmer mists in similar shades as the other flowers in the layout, and I inked and applied crackle paint on top of the glimmer mist to the Alabaster flower for some added shades and texture.

I then added lace to simulate a "frame" peaking from behind the torn portions on the upper left of the layout.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Prima - Indeed Collection - Daydream, Raspberry Pastures
Cardstock - Basic Grey
Flowers - Prima - Camelot Roses Vanessa, Camelot Roses Burton, Gypsy Petals Soho, Gallery Roses Quillen, Alabaster Flowers Alissa, Trellis Roses Purple Mist, Gossamer Wings Orchid, Belle Fleur, Essentials 6, Flutter Vines Fuchsia
Leaves - Prima - Velvet Heirloom Rose Leaves Vineyard, Jewel Box Leaves Faberge
Butterfly - Prima - Gossamer Wings Orchid
Laces - Prima
Flower Centres - Prima - Sultan Gems Flower Centers
Flourishes - Prima - Say It In Pearls, Say It In Crystals
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Iridescent Gold, Pashmina, Honey Dew Mist
Title - Prima - Donna Downey Fabric Words "Be", Prima Pebbles "Definitions"
Others - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, and Broken China; Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy; EK Success 3D Foam Dots

Thursday, January 21, 2010

LOTW Again

My layout 'Cousins' is one of the Layouts Of The Week this week on the Made With Love blog. Super!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


I did this layout for Custom Crops, using Prima's Sew Cute stitched paper, embellishments, and fabric letters. I chose the title "Joy" as this photo of my older DD was taken at her school's year-end award ceremony, immediately after she received a merit award for being top girl in her class last year. So it was a happy moment given how hard it had been for her to get where she is now.

With the exception of the blings and the cardstock I used to matt the photo, everything else in this layout is from Prima.

For a step-by-step how-to and full list of materials used, check out my article at Custom Crops.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Here's a slightly older photo I found of my two girls and their cousins, taken during one of our many family get-togethers.

I used papers from DCWV's gorgeous Mariposa collection, and embellished with flowers, blings and lace from Prima, and chipboard shapes from the Mariposa collection as well.

I also sprayed a mix of Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mist in Honey Dew Mist and Jazz Blue on the background paper, to give it a blueish-greenish tone.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - DCWV - Mariposa Collection
Chipboards - DCWV - Mariposa Chipboard Embellishments
Flowers - Prima - Alabaster Flowers Alissa, Homespun Elegance Vintage, Parlor Petals Verne
Vines - Prima - Cherry Blossom Branches in Blue, and White
Leaves - Prima - Velvet Heirloom Rose Leaves - Blueice
Flourishes - Prima - Say It In Crystals
Lace - Prima
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Honey Dew Mist, and Jazz Blue
Title Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Nutmeg Glossy Letter Stickers in White
Others - 3D Foam Dots, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China