Water Slide Fun

Hi Everyone,

Today’s post features a scrapbook layout created for the Get It Scrapped article about using woodland creatures in your scrapbook pages.  This was a little different for me as there are not heaps of traditional woodland creatures here in Australia and I also took inspiration from one of the pieces on Debbie’s pinterest board.  You can check out the inspiration by hopping over to the Get it Scrapped article.  This layout is about the fun my kids had playing with a double water slide in the garden at their grandparents house.  This garden is frequently visited by birds and even a rabbit whilst we were there.

To create my layout I used the Dylusions Spray Ink Fresh Lime as a watercolour to paint my background.  I diluted the colour using additional water.  When this had dried I inked around the edges of the layout using distress ink to create a vignette effect, leaving the lightest area in the middle of the page.  I then sponged pine needle distress ink through the leaf stencil around the edges of the page.  The trees were hand drawn and inked with gathered twigs distress ink to create a frame around the page.

The photograph, title and embellishments were centred in page with the woodland creatures and other embellishments framing the photograph.  The woodland creatures were positioned so they were looking towards the photograph.  The layers in the background and all the elements on the page serve to draw the eye directly to my photograph.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: Card: Artee, Spray Inks: Dylusions Fresh Lime; Inks: Ranger- Distress Inks – Shabby Shutters, Pine Needles, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs; Pen: Pilot; Collectables: Kaisercraft; Alphas: Simple Stories; Hearts: Prima; Flowers: Prima; Template: Dylusions.

‘Fizzer’ Scrapbook Layout

Hi everyone,

This layout tells the story of the slight disappointment I felt after buying some sparklers  for my kids for New Years Eve.  In the end they were a little bit frightened of them so it was all a bit of a fizzer.  I didn’t even get any photos.  The ones of this page were from my daughter’s camera.  The page was created for the Get It Scrapped blog article featuring different ideas for using the constellation motif on scrapbook pages.  I love some of the pages the other creative team members created so think it is well worth a look.  My favourite is Christy Strickler’s page so if you want to check it out head over to the article here.

For my page I got my middle son to help me out with a bit of crayon scratch art but in the end he lost a bit of interest so perhaps that is also fitting with the title of my page!  I chose to create the Southern Cross since I am in Australia so it is one of the more well known constellations here.  The stars are also very visible down south away from the city lights.  To create the crayon art, you just colour with a yellow crayon and then over it with a dark crayon i.e. black or blue.  I used the round tip of my paper piercer to create the round circles and then the pointed end to gently scratch away the lines.  Just be careful not to press too hard or you could tear the paper.

I created the night sky background paper by flicking Mister Huey’s Calico Shine over the page and letting it dry but I think you could also create a constellation effect by dripping the Calico Shine where you wanted it and then drawing in lines with a white or pearl pen.

If you have any questions just leave me a comment or you can find my email address on the About me page.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil, Artee; Alphas: American Crafts, Kaisercraft; Paints: Koh-I-Noor Watercolour paint, Adirondack; Journalling Card: We R Memory Keepers; Sticker: Simple Stories; Clear Journalling Card: Simple Stories; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Paperclip: Unknown; Crayons: Strand; Template: Heidi Swapp; Pen: Pilot.

Pastel + Fluorescent Layout for Get It Scrapped

Hi everyone,

This is the last of my catch up posts for Get It Scrapped and then I am all up to date.  I have been busy making a few cards so will have some cards to share. It has been mostly scrapbook pages over here lately!  For this layout I chose to show off some cute photos of my youngest boy sleeping.  He is at the age where he doesn’t sleep that much during the day anymore but on this day he fell asleep with his head on the table as he was eating his lunch so I carefully moved him to the couch where it was more comfortable and took some photos.  I know he won’t always be this small.

The colour combination of the the pastel blues/greens remind me of little boys and softness.  The brighter green is also a colour I associate with boys and I feel is a more energetic colour.  These colours together are a good representation of him right now.  I chose to make the pastel colours the predominate colour in the page as they fitted better with the photos and I just used a bit of the brighter green so it didn’t take over everything else.  I also used the colour to create a visual triangle.

I used the brick template and a couple of mists to create the background.  When this had dried I used a paint dabber and the star stencil to create another layer.  I then used a gelato with the checker stencil to add another layer on my page.  The washi tape created a border and keep the eye looking at the main elements of my page – the journalling, photos and title.  A scattering of stars adds a little bit of whimsy and a bit of a trail across the page.  If you want more ideas for using pastel colours and fluorescent colours together you can check out the Get It Scrapped article over on the blog here.  If you are new to the idea of scrapbooking Debbie has a great article to give you some ideas of where to get started.

As always, if you have any questions just leave me a comment.  Thanks for stopping by,




Supplies: Card: Bazzill; Alphas: American Crafts; Paints: Jenni Bowlin, Ranger Distress Paint Dabber; Mists: Dylusions, Glimmermist, Studio Calico; Templates: The Crafters Workshop, Kaisercraft, Prima-Finnabair; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Roller Date Stamp: American Crafts; Washi tape: My Minds Eye; Corrugated Shape: Jillibean Soup, Crepe Ruffle: American Crafts, Gelato: Faber-castell; Ink: Ranger Archival; Marker: Ranger Distress Marker.

Hybrid Scrapbooking Challenge for Get It Scrapped

Hi everyone,

My kids go back to school tomorrow and I feel a mixture of excitement (at not having to referee arguments) and sadness (they can be pretty cute and funny sometimes).  I have enjoyed more lazy summer mornings but am ready to get back into a bit more of a routine.  But enough about that for now, onto todays post.  A few of the ‘paper’ scrapbookers from the Get It Scrapped Creative Team participated in a challenge to have a go at hybrid scrapbooking.  Peppermint Granberg from One Little Bird Designs kindly donated the Crazy for You digital papers and elements for the challenge.

I had fun with this challenge and used the word brush ‘Once in a Lifetime’ over my photograph as the title of my layout.  My husband jokingly complains that I don’t scrapbook about him enough and the word brush prompted the idea for this layout about how much he means to me.  I used the colour burn mode in Photoshop Elements to make sure the title was bold against the photo background and lowered the opacity of my journalling so it didn’t compete with the title.  I also used one of the digital frames around the photo before printing.

I created a background using Gelatos and then printed the papers and assorted digital elements onto paper to use on my layout.  If you want to see more ideas for hybrid scrapbooking, head over to the article on the Get It Scrapped Blog.

Thanks for stopping by.  I look forward to posting more regularly now the summer holidays are done.


Supplies: Digital Papers and Elements from One Little Bird – Crazy For You kit, Gelatos, Card, Studio Calico- Wooden arrow, Twine – Maya Road, Pens – Atyou Spica, Pilot.