Monday, September 30, 2013

All Occasion Card

Cards are such a great way to use up left over papers and embellishments.  I always try to have a little stash of cards on hand in the cupboard and generally make them so they suit potentially any occasion.  Today I'd like to share with you a card I made from leftovers of the gorgeous Scarlet printable range by Marion Smith Designs.

The cut out clocks are just so handy - have you notice them appearing on all my work lately??!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Love You - Kim Price

Today I would like to share a layout I created using some of the gorgeous printables available from Marion Smith Designs. I just adore the mini file folders and these were my starting point for this page. There are so many ways to use these - everything from mini albums to cards, mixed media projects to ATC's and of course scrapbooking layouts like the one I have created above. 

My page started out as a simple 12x12 chipboard sheet which I painted with gesso adding some subtle color using a combination of Distress Paints and inks. I've then added texture with stamps and stencils allowing the whole thing to dry completely before adding lots of gorgeous layers from the Scarlet collection along with other MSD printable elements - there are just so many amazing designs and they all work together beautifully! A title and some coordinating flowers are the perfect finishing touches.

Thanks for dropping by today, hope you find some inspiration. 

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

You are Beautiful

Hi again,

I'm inspiring for Marion Smith Designs two days in a row :)
Lucky me!

I used these fantastic papers from NIRVANA'S collection for this project:

And the card:

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Have a nice day!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Sweet Like Candy


It's Aneta here:)

Do you like candy?
I hope you do because todays project is all about sweetness.

 I used these digi papers from the Scarlet Collection:

Please be sure to come back tomorrow because 
I have more inspirations waiting for you :)

Thank you and have a nice day.
xoxo Aneta

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

MIxed Media Scrapbooking Volume 2 Blog hop

Hello everyone!

I have a fun little share with you today! I was recently asked to participate in Creating Keepsakes special issue, Mixed Media Scrapbooking vol. 2. You will absolutely love this issue, so many amazing projects from unique artists like the ones in the below blog roll. Please make sure to stop by their blogs for loads of inspiration! 

I thought I would share a peek at my feature in the issue without giving away too much! In the feature you'll learn how to make these very unique leaves and also how to make a layout from common household items. 

Also make sure to flip to one of my favorite projects in the issue by Candy Rosenburg! You'll love all the creative techniques she shares!
Thank you for stopping in and I hope you stop by again!

Creating Keepsakes has generously offered to give away one copy of Mixed Media, vol. 2 on my blog, follow these steps for a chance to win. 

1) Make sure you visit the Creating Keepsakes Blog leave a comment there too, to enter the Contest.

2) Just leave a comment on this blog post. I will choose a random winner on Friday!

 Make sure to stop the blog tomorrow as well!

Noel Culbertson:
Angela Magnuson:
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer:

Ashley Harris:

Thursday Posts:

Thursday September 26th 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's Fall Y'all!

Hey there! It's Sarah here, and I wanted to share a Fall card with you! I am so excited that it is fall, it is one of my favorite seasons! The colors are just so beautiful, especially on the leaves. I wanted to create that same color effect, so I took some of the "Up & Away" paper from Marion Smith Design's new Nirvana collection, and a piece of an aged looking paper with text on it from the Scarlet printables collection. I die cut the papers into a large leaf and a small leaf and used water colors right on the die cut leaves to create the pretty fall colors!

Also, I printed out the Tattered Rolled Roses Spring Mix Printable flowers, and used some Walnut Distress Ink to grunge them up.

Add a grungy tag, burlap, and some brown glittery berries and you have yourself a beautiful fall card for someone special!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have an amazing day!
Love, Sarah

A layout by Nadia using Nirvana!!

Hi everyone!

It's Nadia here with you today sharing a layout I created with the Nirvana collection. 

"Bright Eyes" by Nadia Cannizzo

As we are still awaiting the printed collection, I had fun creating a 12x12 background by overlapping the printouts from my A4 printer. I used some Gesso, stamps and mists to "hide" the joints in the background. 

I also really liked the blue in this collection and decided to use that as my main colour to contrast against the purple in the photo. But when I came back to look at the images of the collection on my computer, the blue looked a little more like a teal .. LOL My printer must have changed the colours slightly as it printed them out. Oh well ! Still looks OK I think :)

Here are the papers I used from the Nirvana collection

Oh the possibilities are endless and I have so many ideas in my head for the next project. Keep an eye out for this collection shipping now. It is available at and some other retails for pre order , however the first couple of batches have sold out so please check with your retailer if they will stock this. 

Thank you so much for having a look today. 

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For more of my work please see my blog HERE

Bye for now :) 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Nirvana Pumpkin "Fall" Card

 With the nip of crisp fall breeze...the picking of apples and pumpkins filling up the stores...I couldn't resist to create a cute little pumpkin "fall" card with the Nirvana paper collection...and I think it turned out adorable!!
I cut the pumpkin and leaves out of the Cricut Artbooking cartridge...
in different papers from the line.
Inked the edges in Pumpice Stone Distress Ink
and popped them up to give depth.
Also created some textured on the card background with stucco
and gesso with a crinkle mask...splatted some sprays of glimmer colors!
Added more colors with the flower and gems in the same tones.
Created a little paper banner "fall" using stamps and cutting little
banner shapes from the paper line...
sewing them together...
laid it accross the pumpking and perfect embellishment!
Thanks for stopping by today,
"happy fall"

Peggy Lee


Marion Smith Designs-Nirvana
Ranger-Distress Ink Pumpice Stone
Ranger-Perfect Pearls Mists-Heirloom Gold
and Blue Patina
Pumpice Stone homemade spray
CTMH-Chocolate Ink
Cricut/CTMH-Artbooking Cartridge
Prima-Crinkle Mask

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Paperscape Layout featuring Scarlett by Marion Smith Designs

One of my favourite ways to scrapbook is to create paperscapes.   This involves creating a scene using papers and embellishments, and usually incorporates lots of layers and fussy cutting!  In this layout I used a photo of my daughter when she was still a kindergartner!  I love the shot of her, but alas there was another child in the background - most unfortunately exploring her nostril with her finger!!!  I really had no choice but to cut her out and silhouette the remaining image!


Once I had committed to doing this, the theme of the layout just started to evolve.  The look of wonder on my daughter Meg's face lent itself to creating something magical.  The Scarlet range of papers that Marion has in her printables range was perfect for this.  And no magical layout is quite complete with a wee spinkling of fairies is it?!!

To soften the look of the cream Bazzill background I used Viva Modelling Cream in Pearl with a damask stencil.  Not too overbearing but just enough to soften the look.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Handmade Flowers

Hello everyone!

We absolutely love using flowers in our projects, so we thought we would share some of our handmade florals with you today! We hope you like and try them!

By: Marion Smith

Start with white Crepe paper and mist it to the desired color.
fold the paper several times and cut out a petal shape
all at once from the folded crepe paper

Pinch the pointed end

Punch out a circle and glue the tips of your petal to the edge and smash down.

Start a second layer, placing the petal further into the center of your circle.
Position your second layer petals in between your bottom layer petals.

Roll up some crepe paper misted yellow.

Cut slits into the rolled paper, be careful not to cut at an angle.

Cut the excess end off.

Pinch and roll the end.

Spread the strips out and smash down the center.

Glue to the center of your flower.

Roll out a crepe paper ball.

Mist the color of choice and cover the ball with a piece of crepe paper.

Pinch and roll the end and cut off excess.

Glue to the center of your flower.

Fold a piece of green misted crepe several times.

Cut out leaf shapes and pinch the pointed end.

Glue leaves behind your bloom and you are all set!!

Flower 2 By: Marion Smith

This carnation flower is super simple, my Mom taught me this when I was a little girl, and you can bet these flowers were made for party decorations all the time in our house! 

Start with a folded piece of crepe paper, it can be as long as you like because you can cut the excess of later and keep using the same roll.

Freehand cut a scallop edge.

Gather your crepe paper on the straight edged side pinching tightly. 

Keep pinching and gathering around until you have a nice size pom pom.

pinch the back real tight and glue some leaves to the back.

By: Sarah Bargo

By: Maggie Armstrong


By: Ana Paula Leal

By: Angela Butler

By: Tonya Gibbs

Such great flowers from all the design team members. 

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