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.


Pastel Christmas Layout for Get It Scrapped

Hi everyone,

Here is another catch up post for a layout created for the Get It Scrapped article about using pastel colours for Christmas layouts. The layout I created shows off a bunch of photographs of my children spreading ‘reindeer food’ on Christmas eve.  The first step in creating my layout was to apply texture paste to my paper and then sprinkle some rock candy distress glitter over the top.  When this had dried I applied some different pastel watercolour paints (some twinkling H2os and gelatos mixed on my craft sheet).  I also created the ‘presents’ using watercolour paper and the same colours.  I arranged my photographs in a bit of a grid and used the principles of approximate symmetry to arrange the embellishments and other elements to frame the photographs.  You can learn more about design principles like approximate symmetry with a membership at Masterful Design which includes the Scrapbook Coach video series (if you are interested you can find more details at Get It Scrapped).

If you have any question just let me know 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,




And I thought I would include a closer photo of one of the pages so you can see some of the details on the page.



Supplies : Card: Artee; Watercolour Paper; Gelatos: Fabercastell; Paints: Twinking H20s, Adirondack; Glitter paint: Viva Decor; Alphas: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Ribbons: Unknown; Lace: Unknown; Flowers: Prima; Leaves: Prima, Green Tara; Metal Embellishments: Making Memories, Tim Holtz; Beaded Tree and Branch: Green Tara; Chipboard: Dusty Attic; Pen: Atyou Spica; Ink: Archival, Versacolour; Template: Prima; Glitter: Ranger; Texture Paste: Jo Sonjas; Embossing Folders: Sizzix; Stamp: Amy Tangerine; Stickers: Unknown

Designing with Circles for Get It Scrapped

Hi everyone,

I am squeezing in a couple of posts sharing some scrapbook layouts created for Get It Scrapped in the next couple of days.  This first double page layout was created for the topic – Ideas for Designing with Circles.  You can see the pages of the rest of the creative team over on the Get It Scrapped Blog here.

For my page I took inspiration from one of Debbie Hodge’s pinterest pages here  and created this layout with colourful circle frames around my photographs.  I chose to highlight some of the things that we do together as a family and converted the photographs to black and white.  I cut the circles out using my cricut expression and gypsy to create the design.  I then used gelatos around the edges (but you could use watercolour crayons for this technique also)  I used additional die cut circles that I loosely outlined with a black pen and arranged them to create a flow around my page.  I kept the embellishments pretty simple on this page and draw a frame around the layout using a craft nib and black paint.  If you have any questions just leave me a comment and I will be sure to reply.

I’ll be back tomorrow with  Pastel Christmas Layout.

Hope you are enjoying your December and thanks for stopping by.



Supplies: White card, Gelatos, Cricut Cartridge – Plantin Schoolbook, Black Pen, Prima Wooden Shapes, Craft Nib, Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabber – Fountain Pen