Love – wedding card

Hello! Yesterday I created a “Love” floral themed scrapbook layout. I used my floral stamps and of course I stamped extra to make cards. So today I want to share a card using a technique I saw on a  Youtube  video a while back by Yana Smakula. She shared this “perfect cardmaking formula” for CAS cards. I have been wanting to try it and finally did it. Sometimes I feel that I have so many ideas I want to try that I see on social media but just so little time!

The card I created is for a wedding, but I think it can be used for whatever occasion and for  the loved ones.

Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set for wedding cards

I diecut the crisscross background from Paper Issues with my Cameo. (They have so many awesome cutfiles for free) I wanted to have a textured background for extra interest but yet subtle, so I cut it in white.

Then I diecut and emboss the frame with a Spellbinders die with a piece of gold cardstock.  The flower is with Altenew Beautiful Day stamp and the smaller ones are from Garden Treasure stamp set. I colored in the smaller flowers with my Prismacolors.

Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set for wedding cards

I will definitely make more of these CAS cards. I love this “perfect cardmaking formula for CAS”! Next time I probably will try diecutting some frames with the Cameo or even trying it with some similar stamps and heat embossed it with gold. And maybe I should also make my cards by gauging the size of frames with the size of flowers. In this card, the flower seems a little too big for my little frame lol but it still turned out well I think.

Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set for wedding cards

I am playing along with Altenew May Inspiration Challenge:


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Sketch N Scrap: Scenic Trail Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone! It’s another sketch layout day with Sketch N Scrap. Today I am sharing another outdoor scrapbook layout inspired by the sketch Heather designed on the blog today!

May 15th SNS

I loved the interest of the sketch that it is offset to an angle so in my layout, the placement can be a little wonky and offset. I do loved how the layout turned out.

Scenic Trail Scrapbook Layout

I decided to use a cutfile for my background. It is called ‘Going in circles’ (it’s a free cutfile from Paper Issues) which I thought was fitting for our outdoor trip although we did not go in circles that much – maybe just a little! I diecut it with a piece of patterned paper from Crate Paper Hello Love. I wanted to adhere it to a white cardstock but thought it was too plain, so I added some watercolors with some Distress Inks. After I adhered the die cut, I adhered my photo, and decided to embellish it with fussy cut flowers from a floral patterned paper from Dear Lizzy Documentary.  I may have gone overboard with the florals (lol) Then I finished my layout with my title that I cut with my Cameo.

Hop over to Sketch N Scrap and check out more inspiration from the design team members. I hope you will join us this month with our sketches and I do hope you are joining our Facebook event for Sketch N Scrap 5th Birthday Bash crop! We would love to see your creations!

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‘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.

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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.

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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!

Photobooth photos Crazy Fun Scrapbook Layout

Hello! Today I have another scrapbook layout to share with you using photobooth photos. In my previous post here, I created a layout of the photobooth photos with a bunch of friends but I still have some photobooth photos as a couple too. It just shows that we never stop taking photobooth photos at the wedding.

My layout was inspired by this lovely sketch by Mandy on Sketch N Scrap:

SNS August 15th

My layout:

Crazy Fun Photobooth Scrapbook layout

I chose a black cardstock for my background like my other layouts whenever I find my photos are darker. Somehow it has a better contrast and I can choose bright coloured patterned papers ie PINK. I chose pink because in the photos I had this really bright fuschia pink boa on.

I did some ink smooshing on the black cardstock. I added a lot of water to my gold paint so it left more of a metallic silver color instead with some gold in it which I found it cool. I used an old packaging that previously stored some pearls so it had the bubble wrap texture in it when I smooshed onto the cardstock. So that was a nice suprise and fun!

Instead of a circle, I used an offset cutfile I made for another project and I never used it. That’s why it’s more of like a funky doily shaped.

Crazy Fun Photobooth Scrapbook layout

Most of the patterned papers are from Dear Lizzy Serendipity collection. I used some of the words strips that I cut from Shimelle True Stories patterned paper and added some punched hearts.

Crazy Fun Photobooth Scrapbook layout

I added the ‘today on arrow’ cutfile just to highlight and draw attention to my photos and title. It was a fun layout to make and hope you are inspired for your project.

Hop over to Sketch N Scrap  for more design team inspiration. Hope you will join us in our sketch challenges – we would love to see your creations! Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

Scrapbooking with a big bow

Hello everyone! I cannot believe it’s the end of June. It has been a quiet month for me in terms of crafting – too much going on in life and it had been a teeny more stressful. Those aren’t fun!

But what’s fun today, is I want to share a fun layout I created :

The gift of presence (scrapping with a bow)

This layout is inspired by Sketch 488 on Scrapbook Challenges:

june 27th

The different patterned paper and stitching looks so fun so I pull out my scraps and my sewing machine. I wanted it to be more fun, so I ruff up the edges and teared it up slightly

Then I felt like adding in some ink smooshing in my layout. I haven’t done that in some time and fits in my fun theme.

The gift of presence (scrapping with a bow)

I picked the Aqua color of my gelato and rub it onto some packaging and spritz some water onto it. The color turned out too light so I added another darker color (Snow Cone) and mixed it in. Then added some leftover splatters.The gift of presence (scrapping with a bow)

Here is my layout again:

The gift of presence (scrapping with a bow)

I scrapped these photos from my wedding. I was just overwhelmed with the love – friends and family really took the time to travel and made my day extra special. So to me, it was truly the gift of presence.

I added the bow because it’s so cute and pretty. I wanted it to be the focal embellishment so I added silver sequins to the centre.   I cut it with my Cameo.  I also cut my title with my Cameo from my own fonts. I chose the blue and silver because it’s my wedding colors. I did add two more blue strips just to balance it out and added more stitching. Then I finished it with some silver hearts.

Some close ups:

The gift of presence (scrapping with a bow)

The gift of presence (scrapping with a bow)

The gift of presence (scrapping with a bow)

I really did like how it turned out. And I showed it to my husband, he said, “Oh that’s nice” (like he ALWAYS say) , “but oh, how come you got some ink smudges on it” – and it was funny because I told it was intentional and it was meant for added interest. I think he didn’t get it. But that added even more fun to my layout 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today! Hop over to Scrapbook Challenges for more inspiration!  Happy crafting!

Super bling card – Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch #75

Hello everyone! Today I have a card to share – I made this super bling card to welcome summer! 🙂

Hello Summer Card

I am sure by now, you know that I don’t throw away the negatives of my diecuts. I save them and usually make something out of it. So I took the negative and used it to make a background and main focal point of my card.

For my card, I adhered all sorts of bright colorful gems stickers and sequins in the space of the flourish line after the “r” in summer. (not sure what to call that space lol) I chose pink and purple for my card. I am trying to dig into my purple stash.


Supplies: Cardstock: Recollections     Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzy Serendipty      Cutfile: Kerri Bradford Studio      Bling: Sequins (fabric store), Gems (Dollarama)

I added foam dots behind the whole piece of the negative panel. Check out the dimension! This card is almost like a faux shaker card. I am sure some of you are uncomfortable with the amount of bling on this card – but I thought it was fun and cute. One should never be afraid to bling it up! Bling overload to welcome the fun in the summer! :p

My card was inspired by this lovely sketch designed by Mandy on Sketch N Scrap:

June 5th Card #75.jpg

I was inspired by the “Large Sentiment” and hence created my card with the whole background piece as the sentiment.

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Scrapping a collage photo – Sketch N Scrap #106 Layout Sketch

Hello everyone! Is it the first of June already? As we are approaching mid-year, we should remember to hang in there in our lives and keep our smile! That’s the title of my scrapbook layout today!

I created a simple layout:

Smile scrapbook layout

I printed a collage photo – where the photos are 2″x2″ so you actually have six photos in a regular 4×6 photo. I just use 4 of those photos and adhered it onto a photo mat and included it in my layout. I felt I need to remember to smile and hang in there as life tends to sometimes gets difficult and stressful.

Recently I am scrapbooking about myself a lot and I think it’s important. Being able to document the phase I am currently in, life experiences and what’s going on at the moment since I mostly scrapbook for myself anyway. It would be like a journal, just in the form of 12×12 scrapbook layouts.

I kept the background of the layout clean and white. Just as I felt the need some clear space in my life, reflected onto my layout to have that white space. I embellished my layout with those beautiful “print&cut” butterflies and flourishes from the May/spring collection from Wilna on iheartstudio.

Smile scrapbook layout

I like to overlap these alphabet stickers for a more fun look. I added foam dots to the butterflies and flourishes and my photo mat for more a more raised dimensional look.

Smile scrapbook layout

I also added some gem stickers for extra bling on my layout.

Smile scrapbook layout

Supplies Cardstock: American Crafts Texture white       Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Flea Market, Dear Lizzy Serendipity, My Mind’s Eye My Girl           Stickers: October Afternoon Mini Market, Sticky Keys

My layout was inspired by the lovely sketch designed by Heather on Sketch N Scrap:

Sketch N Scrap #106 June 1st

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