Miss Caroline – April Guest at Let’s Capture Our Memories

I’m super thrilled to be visiting Let’s Capture Our Memories as an April Marketing Team member! Thanks again to Tanya and Nicole for inviting me.  I got to play with Miss Caroline from My Mind’s Eye. This line is absolutely gorgeous, even prettier in person than in the photos.

Here is my first project. I decided to scrap a picture of my oldest daughter when she was a baby. The photo is by Canadian Baby Photographers. I have scrapped some of these pictures before, but I decided to redo the layout because my style has changed a lot since I first scrapped them.


Lately, I have real thing for doilies. I uesed a doily stamp by Stampin’ Up from my stash and stamped onto the Miss Caroline paper. I heat embossed the doilies with white embossing powder and then cut around the shape of the doilies.  The butterfiles are all cut out of one piece of paper from the Miss Caroline line. I added the pearls to the butterflies for a little more interest.

Beauty Close Up 2

The ribbons are from my stash.The white one with the bling on it is from Harmonie. I’m not entirely sure who manufactured the pink one, I think that it’s from Making Memories. I have been hanging onto it for a long time. The cream doily is cut out of another 12X12 Miss Caroline paper and the pink one is a sticker from the same line. I added some Miss Caroline rubons over top.

Beauty Close Up

Here is a complete list of supplies:

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April 1 Card Challenge at The Paper Variety

Our challenge is to create a card and also create a coordinating envelope. The envelope should include 2 different elements (stamps, twine, stickers, gems, patterned paper, etc.) that compliments your card nicely. To find out more, and to enter the challenge, visit The Paper Variety.

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For this challenge, I used the ‘Song in My Heart‘ stamp set generously provided by Paper and Such. First, I just want to thank Paper and Such for the gorgeous stamp set. These stamps are really beautiful and they are fantastic quality! The images come out clean and sharp and true to the preview on the package. They really stick to your block as well. I love to collect all kinds of stamps and I find that this type of quality is rare. I plan on buying more of these soon (don’t tell my husband!).

Here is a view of what the whole set looks like.

I decided to use paper piecing for the birds. To do this, first you stamp your image on the background, and then you stamp it again on a patterned or coloured paper. Then, you cut out the important bits – in this case it was the birds, and adhere the pieces directly over top of the background stamped image. My birds were stamped onto yellow paper by Authentique which I had enhanced with Pearlex Powder and All Purpose Medium. I wanted the birds to be very shiny and sparkly. I did the same technique on the envelope, but with less embellishments. I stamped the word ‘Friend’, also from this stamp set under the birds. I love how this came out and I’m sure that I’m going to use this set again and again.

A Friend Knows Card and Envelope set

Papers by Authentique
Stamps by Paper and Such
Button by Dress It Up
Pin and ribbon by Maya Road
Twine by May Arts
Adhesives by Scotch and Scrapbook Adhesives
Ink by Stampin’ Up
Pearls by Prima
Markers by Copic
All Purpose Medium by Luminarte
Irridescent Powder by Pearlex

We are also doing a new theme over at Paper Issues right now. I would love for you to check it out. It’s ‘Show Me Your Chevron’! Visit the Paper Issues Blog and click on ‘Current Issue’ on the right. Some of the girls will also be doing a Blog hop and I hear that there will be some great prizes, so make sure that you visit! Also, if you happen to hop on over to the Paper Issues store on Etsy, you can get an extra 20% off by using my discount code! The code is SCRAPSATION

Anyway, here is my chevron project! I hope you like it.

Inner Beauty

Here is a closeup of the stitching on the transparency, the rubons, alcohol ink splaters and the fussy cut bird.

Inner Beauty Close Up

Here are some more ink splatters, rubons, flowers and a pop dotted sticker.

Inner Beauty Close Up 2

Patterned papers and stickers by Glitz
Cardstock by Bazzill
Rubons and overlay by Hambly
Flowers by Recollections/Michael’s
Alphabet stickers by American Crafts
Twine by May Arts
Button by Foo Fa La
Pen by Staedler
Alcolhol inks by Ranger
Other: thread

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March Scrapbook Queens Reveal

Well, March is just about gone and it’s that time again… to reveal what I created this month for Scrapbook Queens. This month I got to play with BoBunny’s Enchanted line, some papers from Pebbles and the Little Boy line from Echo Park! I had a lot of fun creating with these papers. I found the BoBunny to be a bit challenging for me because it’s more of a wedding line and I don’t have any weddings to scrap – so I went in a completely different direction. Here’s what I created. I hope that you like it.

I made the BoBunny background paper more girly by misting it with pink glimmer mist and then stamping on top of it with a punchinella stamp from Christy Tomlinson. I heat embossed the stamped images with pink embossing powder from Stampin’ Up.

Enchanted Evening

I cut the castle with my Silhouette Cameo. The papers are by American Crafts and Bazzill Basics. I added sparkle to the castle by running it through a large Xyron sticker maker upside down and carefully peeling the castle off of the backing. Then I added Cool Highlight (transparent) glitter by Glitter Ritz on top. You can get this stuff at Scrapbook Queens. A note of caution: this stuff is addictive to bling lovers! LOL!


I used the same technique as above on my title and I tried to match the font as best that I could to the ‘Enchanted’ word that is on the BoBunny paper.


Other supplies on this project include feathers from Scrapbook Queens, key embellishment by Tattered Angels, Candi from Craftwork Cards (the silver doohickeys),  black ribbon from Maya Road, black and white ribbon from May Arts, white ribbon with bling from Harmonie (available at Scrapbook Queens), black twine from May Arts, white pearl pen from Viva Decor, white cardstock from Stampin’ Up.

This next layout is also for the March reveal for Scrapbook Queens. The bulk of this layout was created with the Little Boy line by Echo Park. The title is actually fussy cut from one piece of paper – that’s the best value you can get for an alphabet. I pop dotted it to give it a bit more prominence on the page. I also used a lot of acrylic paints on the page, the paints are from Golden and Liquitex. I did the splatters with Golden’s Liquid Acrylics, they are a very high pigment liquid acrylic and they are excellent for splatter. Jackson Pollock would love these paints! The hand prints were done by my son. He loved being involved in the process.

Mr Messy

All of the papers are from Scrapbook Queens, they are from Echo Park and Pebbles. I also used twine from The Twinery, my iTop brad maker from Imaginisce, a button from scrapbook Queens, a Sassafras die cut from my stash, burlap ribbon and a wood button from scrapbook queens, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, thread and my sewing machine, stamps from My Mind’s Eye and the monkey button is from Purple Pumpkin.

Mr Messy close up

Thanks for letting me share with you.

Cardmaking with Microfine Glitter

Microfine glitter and a bit of high tack adhesive tape can add a lot of bang to a tiny little card. I created this cute little thank you card with microfine glitter by Glitter Ritz and Be Creative double sided adhesive tape, both Canadian products! I get my Glitter Ritz (available in what seems like a gazillion colours) and my Be Creative tape at Scrapbook Queens. Be Creative tape comes in a lot of different sizes, from large flat sheets, to rolls of really wide to really thin tape.

Thank You Card

How to Create Masks with Be Creative Tape and Glitter Ritz

1. Start off with a card base and a piece of Be Creative tape the same size as your card front.


2. Carefully remove one side of the protective paper on the tape and adhere the tape to your card base. Be careful not to touch it. If you get your fingerprints on it, you will be able to see the prints through the glitter. Keep the protective paper, you will need it for the next step.


3. Choose a die – any die will do. I chose a Sizzix die that’s sold exclusively through Stampin’ Up!


4. Keep both pieces of the die cut, the positive and the negative. You never know when you might want to use them again.


5. Carefully place the die cut paper on top of the adhesive. Smooth it down carefully without letting your fingers touch the adhesive. I like to use my bone folder or a pair of tweezers for this.


6. Place a piece of clean paper underneath the card base. Once your die cut is smoothed down, add one of your glitters liberally on top of the card. Make sure that you cover the whole thing. Brush off the excess with a clean dry brush onto the paper underneath. You can return the excess glitter to the jar.


7. Next, carefully rub the glittered areas in with your finger tip using a circular motion. This step burnishes the glitter and makes it super shiny.


8. Carefully remove the die cut mask. Add more glitter in a different colour and repeat steps 6 and 7 with this second layer of glitter. And, that’s all there is to it!

Thanks for joining me! I hope that you try this technique, it’s really fun and easy. As well, if you have to make a lot of cards in a hurry, this technique adds a lot of punch without taking a lot of time.


New Kit at Dixie Pieces

I feel very honoured to be this month’s Guest Designer over at Dixie Pieces Kit Club. This month’s kit features tons of Authentique and Echo Park goodness. Here’s a pic of the kit. The stamp that you see in this picture is my favourite part. It’s a script stamp from Kaiser Kraft. I have used it A LOT since I got it.

Dixie Pieces Scrapbook Kit Club

Here are a couple of the projects that I have made with this kit. I will share more later on this month.

Birthday Card

Niagara Falls

Thanks for looking!

Let’s Play Tic-Tac-Toe with The Paper Variety

Please be sure to mention in your description which “3 in a row” you used for your project. Visit The Paper Variety to find out more details about entering the challenge.


Crop Chocolate

For the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge I did the following combination – Include stitching, Create a layout, Include a die-cut.

I used the February Kit from My Scrapbook Nook, which features papers from October Afternoon’s Sasparilla Line. I also used some stamps from My Mind’s Eye’s Follow Your Heart line. These stamps are so versatile! They go with everything. The ‘take note’ stamp is from Jillibean Soup. I also used a lot of Gesso to mute the dark blue background, and I painted my Thickers navy blue. They were originally green, and although they coordinated very well with this paper, I didn’t want to draw out the green in this particular layout. Once the navy paint was dry, I applied Glossy Accents to the Thickers to bring the sheen back.


Pony Express

I cut a piece of the denim paper by October Afternoon to create a ‘jean’ journalling pocket. I stitched around the edge of the pocket with yellow floss to make the pocket look even more like a pocket off a pair of old jeans. The ‘Wild Adventures’ card pulls out to show the journalling. I accented the pocket with more stamps, heat embossed in white, die cuts by October Afternoon and Maya Road, ribbon by Jillibean Soup, a Tim Holtz paper clip and my favourite new embellishment, the star epoxy shape from Epiphany Crafts.

Pony Express 3

I accented the large yellow star die cut below by applying Glossy Accents to it. It acts as a mirror to the Epiphany Crafts star on the opposite side of the page.

Pony Express 2

Thanks for allowing me to share my project with you.