Perfect Memory Layout

Hi everyone,

I think after this I am all caught up with posts of layouts created for Get It Scrapped.  Today’s layout shows some ideas for using tulle on your scrapbook layouts.

For my page I used a piece of red tulle in the same way that I would layer paper on my page and I also die cut some black tulle to make part of my flower embellishment. I also added some paint and ink to the tulle and papers to give it a more cohesive look.  When you are die-cutting tulle it is best to put a piece of paper under the tulle to ensure there is enough pressure to die cut the tulle.  The die I used was the Tattered Flowers die by Sizzix/Tim Holtz and these type of dies always give a good result with die cutting.  If you like this technique you could also experiment with some of the more intricate dies.

For more ideas and great layouts using tulle head on over to the Get It Scrapped blog article here.

I will be back soon with something new to share.

Thanks for stopping by,


perfect memory

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.

A Bit Like You are the Queen

Hi everyone,

I am back with a layout created for Get It Scrapped for the blog article about ‘capturing voice’ on your layout.  I tend to be the organiser in my family.  One day, my daughter made this comment when we were outside eating a BBQ dinner.  She said “Sometimes Mummy it is a bit like you are the Queen and Daddy is your servant.”  We all laughed and it has become a bit of a running joke in our family and comes up from time to time.  Lucky my husband has a good sense of humour and is well able to stand up for himself if I got too bossy!

To keep the focus on my daughter’s comment and her ‘voice’ I created a long title using different fonts and substituted a stamped image instead of a photo.  The image was coloured by painting with distress paints.

If you want more ideas for capturing other people’s voices on your pages, check out the Get It Scrapped article here.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: Paper: Crate Paper; Alphas: October Afternoon, American Crafts; Stamps: Prima, Elle’s Studio; Paint: Ranger Adirondack; Flowers: Petaloo, Prima, Kaisercraft, Making Memories; Buttons: Making Memories, Portacraft; Flower Pin: Crate Paper; Gem pin: Maya Road, Sticker: Simple Stories; Paper Clip: Tim Holz; Washi Tape: Crate Paper, Glitz Designs, My Minds Eye; Thread: We R Memory Keepers

Scrapbook layout using Copic Markers for Get It Scrapped

Hi Everyone,

Well time has got away from me a little in the last week or so but I had a great time teaching at Stef’s Papercrafts Weekend Workshop.  Loads of washing and tidying to do this week.  Now onto more fun topics – being creative! If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that I love my copic markers.  My layout shows some examples of using Copic Markers on Scrapbook pages and was created for the Get It Scrapped article on the blog today.  There are some great ideas for scrapbooking layouts using copic markers in different ways on your pages.

I love the Gorjuss stamp of the girl with the paper dolls and it just reminds me of my daughter and her love of creating things out of paper so I created this layout and coloured the stamp to match my other supplies plus made it look a little like her.  It was the perfect embellishment for my page.  I also used my copic markers to colour some Heidi Swapp Banners in colours that coordinated with the Simple Stories Papers and added a little colour to my wood veneer camera.

The elements are arranged like they are hanging because it reminds me of displaying kids artwork.  I chose the chalkboard background as it fitted really well with my subject and also allowed the colours, photo and embellishments to stand out.  The stitching just framed it all and adds just a little more texture to the page.

If you have any questions just leave me a comment.  If you want more information about how I colour with copic markers you could check out the Copic Marker Cards Category on the sidebar.  I have a posts on Getting Started with Copic Markers and the First 10 markers I would buy, as well as some favourite colour combinations and lots of cards using Copic markers.  Michelle Houghton who is a certified copic instructor has lots of great tips on using copic markers on her blog.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: Paper: Simple Stories – Vintage Bliss and I heart Summer; Stickers: Simple Stories – Vintage Bliss; Stamp: Gorjuss – I found my family in a book; Pens: Copic Markers – E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E18, R20, R22, RV21, YR23, BG70,  BG10, BG72, Atyou Spica – Clear, Pilot – White Gel Pen ; Twine: Maya Road; Flower: Prima; Alphas: Simple Stories; Pearls: Prima; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Butterfly: Prima

Ninja turtles – Inspired by Comics

Hi everyone,

Today’s layout was created for Get It Scrapped for the topic ‘Inspired by Superheroes and Comics’.  This was a really fun assignment and ended up being a different and interesting way to scrapbook about my five year old’s love of ninja turtles as well as my kid’s interest in playing ‘storytelling’ games.  Check out the rest of the Creative Team’s layouts here.

My kids had fun acting out a story complete with some hand crafted costumes by my daughter in addition to the store bought ninja turtle outfit.  I made sure I captured a bunch of photos as they played and then arranged them into a sequence.  To figure out the placement of my photos I added them into a Word Document and adjusted the photo sizes til I was happy with the look.  Then I printed them onto A4 photo paper and trimmed them apart.

I created a grungy, messy style background onto my black card and used distress paints to colour some black AC thickers.  I took inspiration from the ninja turtle books that my son has for my title work and to choose the colours in my background.  There is purple, blue, red and orange splatters for each of the colours of ninja turtle and of course some green paint used with stencils too.

I added in some speech bubbles to add to the comic book look and kept my other embellishments really simple.

Thanks for stopping by,




Supplies: Card: Bazzill; Alphas: Simple Stories, American Crafts; Stamps: Hero Arts, Kaisercraft; Template: Kasiercraft; Paints: Jenni Bowlin, Ranger Distress Paint, Ranger Adirondack; Sticker: Echo Park; Tape: My Minds Eye, Unknown; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Pen: Ranger; Gems: Mark Richards