The Lizzie Brooch – Using Monograms

Hi everyone,

Todays layout is about a family treasure, even though not worth lots in terms of money. Many of the women in my family have had the name Elizabeth and the Lizzie Brooch has been passed down through the generations.  I wanted to make a layout about the Lizzie Brooch and one of my creative team assignments for Get It Scrapped was to use a monogram so this was just the prompt I needed to make the layout!  There are lots of different ideas for using monograms on your scrapbook pages on the Get It Scrapped blog.

I wanted to make a replica of the Lizzie Brooch to go on my layout so I photographed it, then printed it in a large size so the details wouldn’t be lost and so it could be one of the main elements on my page.  Then I fussy cut the brooch from the photograph and dipped it in UTEE.  I wasn’t sure how the UTEE would interact with the photo ink before I started but it worked out fine.  I like it when that happens 🙂  I heated the UTEE further with my heat gun to let the excess drip off.  TIP: Sometimes when you use UTEE like this it can crack but if that happens don’t worry you just need to reheat it to melt it back together.

The end result is a glossy, smooth, dimensional element that is a great representation of the brooch.  I added a cream doily die cut behind the brooch so that the details would stand out against the background.  The layout was created out of out mostly Prima products to give it a soft, pretty, vintage look that reminds me of my grandmother and the photograph is my daughter wearing the Lizzie Brooch.  If you have any questions just leave me a comment or you can find my email address on the About Me page.

I’ll be back on Friday with a card made out of Vintage Bliss by Simple Stories.

Thanks for stopping by,



The Lizzie Brooch by Kristy T | Supplies: Cardstock: Artee; Patterned Paper: Prima; Chipboard: Dusty Attic; Flowers: Prima; Journalling Notecard Set: Prima; Punches: Martha Stewart; Alphas: Websters Pages, Simple Stories; Pearls: Kaisercraft; Dies: Spellbinders; Paint: Distress Paint by Tim Holtz/Ranger(Black Soot, Brushed Pewter, Antique Linen); Distress Stickles: Ranger (Stardust); Paperclip: Prima; Flutterbits: Prima; Liquid Pearls: Ranger (petal pink);Lace; Ribbon.

Tea Thyme Many Thanks Card

Hi Everyone,

I promise this will be the last thank you card for a while ! This card uses some more of the Tea Thyme Patterned papers and one of the notecards. The edges of the patterned paper were distressed and the paper was then added to a white card base.   I have used a canvas bird also by Prima, a pearl flourish, some flowers and some natural twine.  I have also lighted misted the card with Mister Huey’s Mist – Calico Shine. The sentiment was stamped in Archival Jet black ink and is from the Hero Arts Set.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Bye for now,



Supplies: White card, Prima Tea Thyme 6×6 paper pad, Prima Canvas Bird, Twine, Archival Jet Black Ink, Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set – Sending Smiles, Pearl Flourish, Dusty Attic Fabric Leaves, Couture Creations Flower,Prima Flower

Watercan Marci and Tea Thyme

Hi Everyone,

If you read my last post you will have seen that I have started experimenting with making youtube videos.  I started colouring this super sweet Watercan Marci in one of my practise videos.  I continued on colouring her and matched the colours to the Prima Tea Thyme patterned papers so that I could make this card.  I loved this paper and wanted to make use of all the detailed border so kept it to just one piece of paper and the card stock base.  I had laid everything out and was ready to stick the card together, when I accidentally smudged a little of the black ink on the paper.  I didn’t really want to waste the paper or have to re-stamp it so I just modified the design a bit and luckily that Sweet Tag from the Dear Lizzie Collection worked perfectly to cover it :).  In the end I was really happy with how it worked out.

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.


Supplies: Lace, Rose Ribbon, Twine, Cream Card, Patterned Paper – Tea Thyme Collection by Prima, Archival Ink – Jet Black, Prima Crystals, Stamp – Hero Arts, Stamp – Watercan Marci by La La Land Crafts, Sweet Tag – Dear Lizzie Collection by American Crafts, Heart – Dusty Attic, Copic Markers – E000, E00, E01, R20, R000, R00, R02, E40, E41, E43, Hair – E71, E77, E79

Tea Thyme – Thinking of You Card

Hi everyone,

Today’s card features the gorgeous new Tea Thyme Collection by Prima.  It is pretty and soft with gorgeous vintage patterns.  I have given the card a bit of shabby chic style and this is a little outside my comfort zone, although I love what other people make in this style.  I think I will have to just keep experimenting.  I have used one of the pieces from the Journaling/Notecard set and made this the main panel of my card.  The sentiment was stamped using jet black archival ink.  The edges of all the paper pieces and the card base have been inked with Hero Arts Snow Chalk Ink to give everything a soft look.  I misted some Calico Shine over the note card, being careful not to cover too much of the sentiment.  I cut a slit on both sides of the journaling card on the inside of the printed frame and then threaded the seam binding through.  A bow and  a prima flower finished up the top section of the card a resin fairy from the Prima Shabby Chic Treasures balanced out the flower on the lower corner.  The lace behind the notecard just adds a little more detail without overwhelming the card.

Hope you have a good weekend.  Mine is going to be filled with birthday party madness (we are having my middle son’s birthday party in our backyard on the weekend).

Thanks for stopping by.


Supplies: Prima Tea Thyme 6×6 paper pad, Tea Thyme Notecards, Prima Shabby Treasures, Prima Flower, Mister Huey’s Mists – Calico Shine, Jet Black Archival Ink, Hero Arts Find Joy Clear Stamp Set, Hero Arts Chalk Ink – Snow, seam binding,