‘Noel’ Scrapbook Layout

It’s almost Christmas time – how exciting! Today I have a scrapbook layout to share with you with Sketch N Scrap layout sketch.

The sketch was designed by Mandy on Sketch N Scrap:dec-15th-sns

Here is my layout:

Noel Scrapbook Layout

The beauty of winter is quite memorable! I just scrap a single 4×6 landscape photo instead of 3 photos. I wanted my title and embellishment in silver so I made my own since I didn’t have anything silver in my stash. I diecut the title and some stars with my Cameo and heat embossed them with silver embossing powder. Then I added some silver splatters with silver metallic watercolors.


There is it a simple holiday-themed layout. Hop over Sketch N Scrap and check out what the other team members had created and hope you would join us with our challenges! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Fall Scrapbook Layout

Hello! Today I want to share a fall-themed scrapbook layout inspired by Sketch N Scrap. On a fall hike, I took pictures of these railroad bridges. I love these bridges – I think they are called trestle bridges. The frames just look really pretty and also absolutely gorgeous with the pretty colors of fall leaves!

Here is my layout:fall scrapbook layout


This is the lovely sketch designed by Lisa on Sketch N Scrap:


Hop over to Sketch N Scrap to check out more inspiration from the design team members! I hope you would join us in our challenges – we would love to see your creations! Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Scrapbooking with autumn colours

Hello! Today I have some pretty exciting news to share – I had the opportunity to be the guest artist on Shimelle’s blog.

I created a scrapbook layout with the third challenge 03: Scrapbook with autumnal colours.

Here is a sneak close up shots where I actually included real leaves I collected.

Let's Wander about the golden path Scrapbook Layout

It was a really fun page to make and loved how it turned out. To check out the full layout, head over to Shimelle’s blog for more details. Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

‘The Yellow Door’ Scrapbook Layout

Hello! It’s November already. I have a scrapbook layout to share today inspired by a layout sketch. The sketch was designed by Lisa on Sketch  N Scrap.


For my layout, I flipped the sketch and was inspired by the ‘longish title’ for my photo.

"Yellow Door" long title diecut scrapbook layout

It was a photo taken at the ‘yellow door’ at the lavender farm which was a hot spot for photos. On the header, there was a lovely quote “Walk through the door, your worries behind you, your joys are ahead”. So I diecut the quote with my Cameo with different fonts. I backed it with pink striped paper and went over it with a black pen to highlight the title better.

"Yellow Door" long title diecut scrapbook layout

After I layered the photo with patterned papers, I added some yellow paint splatters. I wanted to add some black since I went over the title with the black pen, so I stamped with a splatter stamp with black ink. Then I added a subtitle below the photo with different alphabet stickersand also the big yellow puffy alphabet stickers to emphasize the door. I also added some fun embellishments with adventure/travel theme from Shimelle Go Now Go collection.

"Yellow Door" long title diecut scrapbook layout

I added the acetate pieces with gold staples for more fun.

"Yellow Door" long title diecut scrapbook layout

It was a fun sketch for my fun layout! Hop over to the Sketch N Scrap blog for more inspiration and play along with our sketches! We would love to see your creations.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

“Photo ready” Scrapbook Layout

Hello! Today I want to share a scrapbook layout inspired by the layout sketch on Sketch N Scrap. The sketch is designed  by Mandy –


I created the layout with a black and white photo with really colourful patterned papers.

photo ready scrapbook layout

I coloured the fabric thickers with gelatos to create an ombre effect by mixing peach & mango colours together. I chose those colours that would match my floral patterned paper from Dear Lizzy. I did add white paint to the floral paper as a base for thickers to pop up more.

DIY colored fabric thickers with gelatos

DIY colored fabric thickers with gelatos

The fabric thickers came frayed slightly but I think it adds character and texture. But I love that I can coloured it to any colours that I want to match my layouts.

Hop over to Sketch N Sketch and check out more inspiration. Hop you will join us this month with our sketches. We would love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!



A simple life – scrapbook layout

Hello! I realised I didn’t get to blog about some of the layouts I created. Sometimes I managed to share in my Instagram or Facebook. But I try.. anyways..

Today I wanted to share a layout using some diecuts and stitching inspired by a sketch on Stuck?! Sketches. It’s the September 1st 2016 sketch –

Stuck Sketches September 1st 2016

I created this fun colorful ‘mixed media layout’ – well  maybe not mixed media if you consider splatters lol

mixed media scrapbook layout - the simple life

I managed to add some stamping to the background (Heidi Swapp Script background stamp). I always feel some sense of accomplishment if I use a stamp on a layout. Really.

splatters and stamps on scrapbook layout

After the patterned papers were adhered, I machine stitched the borders for interest.  Then I diecut the wreath from Clique Kits (it was a free cutfile) and it’s so pretty! I backed the leaves with some scraps from Dear Lizzy Documentary collection that was in the olive green color. So I mixed up some olive green splatters from my acrylic inks and splatter away.  Then I found diecuts from Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills had some pretty fun diecuts and puffy stickers that matched my color scheme pretty well. I also added the puffy hearts from Shimelle collection.

pinkfresh studio diecuts and shimelle puffy stickers

tim holtz stickers

I didn’t add any journaling, so I added the Tim Holtz stickers to express some of my emotions. The small talk sticker book from Tim Holtz is really fun and has a lot of sayings I want to convey in my layouts.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!


Sketch N Scrap Layout Sketch #113

Hello! Today I have another layout to share on Sketch N Scrap. My layout was inspired by this fun sketch designed by Lisa on Sketch N Scrap.

sept 15th SNS

I created this layout with lots of diecut words instead of journaling. spelunking scrapbook layoutCave exploration is indeed a super fun adventure. We went to Warsaw Caves and it was truly an experience. My tip is don’t forget the headlamps! We used flashlights but really it would be better to have your hands free holding the walls as you climb the caves or as you crawl through tiny passageways.

Anyways, for my layout, I diecut the words with my Cameo like captions for my experience.

spelunking scrapbook layout

sewn banner spelunking scrapbook layout

A closeup of the cute little banners which I added some hand stitching for fun.

Hop over to Sketch N Scrap for more inspiration! We hope you would join us in playing with some of the sketches. Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Sketch N Scrap #112 Layout Sketch

Hello! It’s already September! Hope everyone is doing well!

Today I would like to share a layout inspired by a beautiful sketch designed by Lisa on Sketch N Scrap:

sept 1 sns

Perfect sketch to kickstart your inspiration to scrap some fall photos maybe or any photos really. For my layout, I started with layering some of the patterned papers and love how it turned out.

Better Together Scrapbook Layout

Then I added some leftover diecuts I previously cut before with my Cameo and some stickers.

Better Together Scrapbook Layout1-IMG_5133

A short post today – remember to hop over to Sketch N Scrap and check out what the other design team members inspiration! We would love for you to join us this month! Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Members Blog Hop

Hello everyone! It’s time for August Counterfeit Kit Challenge (CKC) Members Blog Hop. You must have arrived from Leslie’s blog!

Every month they have challenges to inspire you to create your projects. The challenges this month are:

For today’s post, I want to share the layouts and cards I created with my August kit. I created a coordinating page about my puppy which I previously created (you can check it out here) with my forgery paper. I found another photo of him taken on the same day which is clearer actually.

Today was fun Scrapbook layout

I used versamark ink with the same plus sign stencil I used on my previous layout. I just wanted the subtle marks on the background of the cardstock. I added some alphabet stickers and some diecuts I cut out with my Cameo. I also used some numbers thickers to document the date of the photos were taken.


I just love using my border punches. Love the look and I figured I must use it more on my layouts to get my investment worth 😉


I made some cards too with my kit. IMG_1186

The patterned paper was one the top corner of a 12×12 which I found it hard to use on a layout, so I just trim it down and put it on a card front and stamped a sentiment on it.


The next card, I used the leftover forgery paper I made and made a card with it. I layered some papers and added my stamped sentiment.

Then I also used some bits of paper and a cut apart card from my never ending scrap pile and leftover bits of one patterned paper from the kit as mats to create a simple layout inspired by Challenge #3 – Sounds Foreign to Me.

Delighted Challenge #3 CKC Scrapbook LayoutDelighted Challenge #3 CKC Scrapbook LayoutDelighted Challenge #3 CKC Scrapbook Layout

I scrapbook a photo of a B&B place I stayed in when I was visiting Montreal. I am not even sure how to pronounce it.  It was such a lovely place. I included a brochure of the place too since it had all the information and pictures in it. I used my sewing machine to add some stitching for some interest.

It has been a small kit this month, so I took some bits and pieces from my scrap pile for the projects.  And it’s great because the aim is to use up the stash build up right 🙂

As you all probably already know, I am the guest designer for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge for August. It’s been really exciting and fun. I can’t thank them enough for the wonderful welcome and support that they have given me. Thanks so much CKC!

Hop over to Tara’s blog next and enjoy the rest of the hop! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Here’s the complete order for the Blog Hop in case you got lost:
CKCB    http://www.counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com 
Lisa       http://lisahausmann.blogspot.de
Julie      http://jsquaredscrapspot.wordpress.com
Leslie    http://lcsmithsaved-outofthemire.blogspot.com
Karen    (you are here)
Tara      http://kryptonite72-rambles.blogspot.com
Margie   http://scrappinmargie.blogspot.com
Tina       http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com
Salla      http://pistojapiiri.blogspot.com
Jemma  http://just-jimjams.blogspot.co.uk




Scrapping more instax photos

Hello! Today I want to share a layout with more instax photos. My layout was inspired by Sketch 495 on Scrapbook Challenges.

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch 495 Aug 22

This sketch is very fun because it inspired me to use my sewing machine and use some bits and pieces of my scraps for this layout.

Scrapping more Instax photos (scrapbook layout)

It was a very sunny day as we were walking the Waterfront Trail. Even with the ‘Clear’ setting on the Instax camera, the photos came out pretty bright. But it was still fun, it was as though it had filters on it. I added some gold thickers and gold splatters since the instax film had the cute cartoons on it had the shiny gold too.

*tip: for better instax photos – I found that if you are in the shade on sunny days with the Clear setting, the photos will come out pretty good*

More close ups:

So sunny instax photos scrapbook layout close upSo sunny instax photos scrapbook layout close up

And previously I also created a layout inspired by a Sizzlin Summer sketch on Scrapbook Challenges last week as well, I thought I put it on this post as well. I used the same Shimelle True Stories collection.

SS06 Aug 10

Kindred Spirits Scrapbook layoutI ‘ombre-fied’ the fabric thickers with gelatos.Kindred Spirits Scrapbook layoutI diecut the balloons and added hand stitching for the strings. I also added some stamping to the balloons for some interest. diecuts balloons docrafts Kindred Spirits Scrapbook layout

I hope you have some fun with the sketches. Hop over to Scrapbook Challenges for more inspiration from the design team members! Lots of fun for Sizzlin Summer 2016.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!