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Flutter Layout – You & Me


I scrapbooked again, I scrapbooked again!! I took some time out of my busy schedule and I went in to my friend Renee’s two Saturdays ago and spent the day with her and our friend Tina scrapbooking in her living room. It was great fun. I managed to get three one page layouts done that day. This is one of them. I just LOVE the colours in this paper pack I used, Flutter by Fancy Pants Designs. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. I picked it up at My Stamping Studio in Windsor, Nova Scotia, a wonderful little paper craft shop if you ever get the chance to go.


For inspiration, I totally used this (below) wonderful layout by my friend and fabulous scrapbooker Tracy McLennon. You can check out all her scrappy creations here. The blog post that features this layout and others can be found here: http://scrappychick101.blogspot.ca/2015/05/my-creative-scrapbook-may-reveal-day-2.html. Believe me you’ll be glad you looked her up. She’s amazing, and often a source of inspiration for me. Here’s her layout:


In addition to the elements in the Flutter pack I bought, I used coordinating cardstock, a green doily from Michael’s (LOVE doilies right now), some enamel dots, some tickets (also LOVE them right now!!) , a strip of pink ribbon and some foam dots to pop up the title, all from my stash. Here’s how it looks:


DSC_0708  I had fun scrapping these fun, bright summer pics from last summer. Maria and I were at Dollar Lake hanging out on a summer’s day with friends. What we do best!! Thanks for looking and have a great spring day!!DSC_0705 DSC_0704



Bo Bunny Altitude Layout


Today I’m back on the blog with another wintery layout to share. This one is using the pretty collection called Altitude by Bo Bunny. I picked this collection up at The Cutting Garden on the weekend. Since purple isn’t really my boys’ thing, I had to use some pictures I took of the girls I keep for this layout. Here’s what I came up with:


In addition to the papers from Bo Bunny, I embellished this page with a silver snowflake from Michael’s, a silver snowflake from May Arts Ribbon, some gems and pearls from my stash, some purple and ice blue cardstock and a few foam dots. It was fun working with such pretty papers and elements!

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Emma made a pretty nice subject don’t you think! What do you think of her pretty lipstick?? Goes nice with her snowsuit don’t you think? Thanks for looking and see you again soon!

Together is my Favorite Place to Be



Good morning! Today I’m stopping by the blog to post a bright and cheerful one page, one photo layout I did this past January at a weekend crop. It’s of Maria, one of the little girls I keep. It’s using MME products from the fall of 2014, the Jubilee collection I believe. I picked it all up at My Stamping Studio In Windsor.

Here’s a look at it:




The patterned papers are all MME like I said. I also used some cardstock, pop up foam dots to add dimension to the photo, brown ink around all my edges, some enamel dots from my stash, and the flower and ribbon are from Michael’s. The girlie colours were fun for me to work with for a change! Thanks for looking! Have a great week!

So Happy Together


Today I was going through my most recent album, and came across a few layouts that I had not blogged about yet. Here is one. It’s from the past summer, featuring a great little picture of the girls I keep Maria and Emma, and my nieces, Hayden and Scarlett. I used a bright and cheery and feminine paper collection called So Happy Together by Echo Park, from 2012. I picked it up at The Cutting Garden, in Halifax. Here is what I made:


Here’s a closer look at a few of the embellishments:


The green doily was a great match, it came from Michael’s, as well as the flowers. The wooden hearts were from The Cutting Garden, a great little shop in Halifax.

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The buttons, brads, and pearls were from my stash, as were the coordinating sheets of cardstock I used. What a cheery little layout on such a grey winter day, don’t you agree? Thanks for dropping by the blog today!

Memories of Summer


Well I’d like to be able to say it is a beautiful winter wonderland outside as we start to prepare for Christmas here in Nova Scotia, but I just can’t. Today it is wet, and grey and rainy and muddy. The end. Disgusting discouraging and yucky weather in Nova Scotia!! So rather than complain any further, I ‘ll reminisce about summer instead on the blog today!

Here is a pretty layout to remind you of the joys of sunshine and warmth and heat and beaches! This layout features the two  little girls I babysit, Maria and Emma (sisters). The paper collection I used was called Solstice and it’s by Pink Paisley. I picked it up this summer at My Stamping Studio in Windsor. This is not a company I regularly create with, but the pretty soft colours caught my eye in a magazine actually so I when I saw it in Kelly’s shop I decided to pick it up, having no real idea what I’d do with the pink themed paper. But I knew I’d eventually put it to good use. Here’s what I created:


Doesn’t it just make you smile, thinking back on the fond memories of summer!!??


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To complete this layout I used a variety of patterned paper, foam dots to raise up the journaling, a couple brads from my stash, brown ink and coordinating cardstock. Life is a journey as they say, enjoy it!

Remembering Scarlett



This morning I am stopping by the blog to share a double page, multi photo layout featuring my very special niece Scarlett, from Ottawa. I used the paper collection called Adorbs (very fitting don’t you think), from the Cut and Paste line created by My Mind’s Eye. This line is from 2013, but I still had lots of it laying around so I used it to go with Scarlett’s pretty pink dress. Not only do I love these pictures of Scarlett, but I love the colours in this paper line, and love having the opportunity to use them every once in a while (I have all boys). As you may recall from previous posts, MME is probably my all time favorite scrapbooking company. Followed closely by Echo Park and Simple Stories.

So here’s what I created:


To embellish the page I used some coordinating cardstock, brown ink on all my edges, and I added a few buttons also by MME, two ribbon clips in bright pink from Michael’s, some white liquid pearls, a large circle punch (a great way to use various patterned papers in your layouts) and some foam dots to raise a few elements up to add depth and dimension. Now for a closer look:






Thanks for looking and have a great Fall day.


Beautiful Hayden



Today I am stopping by the blog to share a layout of my niece, Hayden Hutchinson, my only brother’s oldest daughter. Hayden lives in Ottawa, Canada so I don’t get to see her often….so when I do it is truly a treasure. Not to mention I snap many, many pictures of her and her sister while they are visiting Nova Scotia. This photo in particular I took at our cousin’s wedding this past August. I just couldn’t wait to scrap it!

The paper collection I decided to use for this layout is called Life Emporium by Teresa Collins. The subdued, muted colours went very nicely with the simple colour scheme and feel of the photograph. I don’t always like what Teresa Collins designs only because I am normally drawn towards bright bold vibrant primary colours and jewel tones….and she often uses pastels, or feminine and muted colours. But this time it was just what I needed. I picked this paper collection up at My Stamping Studio in Windsor, NS.


Whenever I go to any Micheal’s, any dollar store, yard sale, nickel and dime store, or any other place for that matter I am always on the look out for cheap, or shall I say inexpensive, and unique items to embellish scrapbook pages with! I had a lot of fun embellishing and assembling this layout with just those types of things, miscellaneous items I picked up here and there. I used using light pink stick on pearls from Michael’s, a small delicate wooden veneer frame also from Michael’s, a white doily from the dollar store, a grey doily from Michael’s, a kraft paper frame Michael’s, some brown ink of course, some pop up foam dots of course for added depth and dimension, and a piece of cream cardstock.



Also, I want to mention, as per usual, the layout of this page was inspired by the style of a friend of mine, Tracy McLennon. You can check out all her amazing work here. Thanks for stopping by today, have a great day!