Hello everyone! It's been awhile since I've shared some layouts here. This is a rather long post, I have more to share than I thought!  I am loving the collections from Blue Fern Studios.  The quality of their paper is amazing and the colours are so nice.  The papers used with this layout are from their Deja' Vu collection.

The Floral Medley chipboard frame is also from Blue Fern and I just used Stampendous Chunky White and Shabby White embossing enamel to cover it.  To get a thicker coat, I apply it a couple of times.  The teacup is a Sizzix Tim Holtz die (660234) and the Wave (lattice looking) die is 660027.  I used the Tattered Lace Sun Gem bird die(d741) which I also embossed, this time with Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powders.  This bird die is beautiful, it comes in three parts so you can choose if you want the long tail feathers and extra wing part.  My flowers are from Petaloo, their velvet collection.  As I'm looking at this layout, I forgot that I tried something different with my Tim Holtz block Friendship Word die (660213), the word "moments".  I hopefully can remember what it was!  I used one of his Embossing Diffusers and placed it so the top half of my word wouldn't cut out on the patterned paper.  I then cut out the word on the dark purple shimmer cardstock and used the piece with the negative space.  I then placed the light purple die-cut piece into the negative space and trimmed the edges.  Hopefully that made sense to you!  A few hand cut paper pieces finished off my layout.
This photo is of my grandmother when she was a young mother, not sure who took it, my grandfather maybe?  I love this photo, I wonder what she was thinking or if she was aware her photo was being taken.

Want to see more layouts?  I haven't shared my Urban Scrapbook Monthly Challenge layouts for awhile, longer than I thought!

This one was from my March kit, featuring Authentique's collection, Classique Beauty.  Loved this yellow and dark grey combination.  There was a Sizzix Tim Holtz bee die-cut in the kit which I embossed with Wendy Vecchi's Buttercup embossing powder.  I put some Prima Micro Beads on it while still hot and then reheat it again.  I also used Tim Holtz Scribbles & Splats (660222) Thinlits die (also embossed and micro beads), Handwritten Thinlits die (the word, Beautiful) and the Limitations Framelits die w/stamp (660189) butterfly set.  I stamped the butterfly with Ranger's Glacier White Pigment ink on vellum, embossed it with clear embossing powder, then coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  My cup rings and splatters (THS009 Splatters stencil) was also embossed with the Wendy Vecchi Buttercup powder.  The rhinestone flourish was painted with yellow paint.
This layout is of my daughter; loved this instagram selfie she took.

This is my future daughter-in-law.  Hint, hint, son of mine!!  This was my April kit, featuring Kaisercraft's "All That Glitters" collection.  I machine stitched different shapes on my background paper, before I applied gesso, then different mediums.  I think I used gelatos and Distress sprays here.
The doily is a Tim Holtz (660244) embossing folder which, after embossing I cut out and applied IndigoBlu Megaflakes (gilding flakes), sorry not sure which colour. I also used the Tim Holtz (659573) Spring Greenery Decorative Strip die with my Prima and hand cut flowers.

Here's my other daughter, my sweet little Roxy.  No, I did not torture the poor thing, dressing her up.  I haven't done it in awhile, but she loves dressing up.  One time she went into the closet and found her Halloween spider costume that was in a box, and brought it to me.  She whined until I put it on her and she pranced around the house for the longest time.  Did I mention, she doesn't think she's a dog.  This was her in a fairy costume, perfect for May's kit, which was full of Prima's Butterfly collection.
I used Prima's Clear Texture Paste that was lightly tinted with mica powder and a coffee ring stencil (THS009 Splatters).  While the paste was still wet, I applied Prima sequins, Prills, and Prima Mica flakes.   Embossing powder (Lindy's Stamp Gang) and sequins were applied to the ends of the feathers (part of the Prima embellishment Pack).  My flowers were die-cut from the Tim Holtz Decorative Tattered Flower Garland die(657824) and patterned paper.  My "fairy time" word was die-cut using Tim Holtz Handwritten Thinlits dies (Journey 660217 and Love 660218).  These words were created by cutting apart word dies that had those letters, and making my own words.

My last layout I'm sharing is from Urban's June kit:

This one was the chosen layout for the June kit and sold with full instructions.  Sorry, you had to buy the kit to get them!!  Marion Smith had some amazing collections this spring, and this "Timekeeper" one was one of my favourites.  The lightbulbs and rings are chipboard pieces from Blue Fern Studios which were embossed with Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powders.  I used Tim Holtz's Mixed Media  Thinlits die 660220 for the pieces with holes and his Core'dinations Metallic Kraft Cardstock.  I also embossed some metallic papers with his Globes (660241) texture fade folder and embossed the edge.

If you have a chance, check out the rest of Urban Scrapbook's Design team monthly layouts, they are a very talented group of ladies!  All of our layouts are also on Urban's Pinterest board too.

I really was behind in sharing, wasn't I? It's that two week holiday I took, that put me so far behind.  It's always great to get away, but then there always seems to be so much to do when you get back. Lots of things going on at the end of the month and next month for me, so I better catch up!

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting!


Card Inspiration

Hi everyone!  Hope you visit me today on the Sizzix blog for some card inspiration!

Sizzix designer,Stephanie Barnard has done it again, creating some new 3-d Drop In Card inserts for quick and easy cards.  Check out the Sizzix blog to see the 3-d inside!

Have a great day,



Today I have a tutorial up on the Sizzix blog featuring this layout:

Two of my favourite things, birds and hydrangeas!  Love this Tim Holtz Bird Bigz die.  Hope you join me over at Sizzix!

Have a great day,

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