Sunday, 21 August 2016

12 Tags of 2016 Remix - August

welcome to my August layout for Tim Holtz' 12 tags of 2016 remix
I started with an adorable picture I found on the web. I decided to do a monochromatic layout using scraps of blue paper and my trellis framelits die.

thanks for taking a look, see you next time...

Friday, 19 August 2016

Abandoned Dresser

Back in June, I should have been packing for the move. You can see the chaos in the background, but no, I got sidetracked with a project.
A big shout out to Jan at Urban Scrapbook for telling me about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. (or maybe a good natured curse or two)hahaha
This paint is AHHMAZING! No priming necessary. Gotta love that.
When the man moved out in May, he left this old dresser in the basement. I loved the waterfall top and it reminded me of an old trunk. I had a vision, the challenge was to put what was in my head, onto the dresser.
first stage...
second stage...
third and fourth stage...
I panicked a little because the patterned paper on the bottom two drawers was bubbling, but once it dried it went totally flat. (thanks to a great adhesive "Sculpture Medium" from Prima)
finished with leather accents and hardware. I bought a bag of leather scraps at Michaels.
The buckles at latches were designed by me on my silhouette machine - yes they are made out of paper!
what do you think? I am really over the moon happy with the way it turned out. Not bad for a dresser that was abandoned in the basement.
Do yourself a favor and search Annie Sloan Chalk paint on Pinterest. You will be amazed at the beautiful pieces people have painted.
Bye for now.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - August

Hi everyone,
I realized that I hadn't posted this month's kit from Urban Scrapbook yet. (OOPS)
Bo Bunny is one of my favorite paper companies. Bright colors, fun patterns are featured in this month's kit, as well as an adorable stamp from Santoro. Be sure to check out the other pages this month over at Urban's blogspot
photo credit: from Pinterest

see you soon with the 12 tags of 2016 remix.

Monday, 25 July 2016

12 Tags of 2016 Remix - July

Welcome to the July tag remix featured on Tim Holtz' blog each month here
As in the last 6 months, I've continued on with my 8x8 layouts

I started with an 8x8 design on my Silhouette Studio software. This was great because I didn't have to worry about the paper fitting in my big shot machine.
Here it is cut out on the cardstock.
I did the watercolor resist on the background paper, and added some stamped and water colored images on top.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Abandoned Phone Booth

Hello? I think we have a bad connection. In fact, I don't think this phone works at all.

Check out my abandoned phone booth. This project is from the "Travel the World" kit over at As soon as I saw the kit, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

I constructed a phone out of cardstock and mounted it inside the booth. I love the grungy feel of this project.
thanks for taking a look, be back soon.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - July

Soooo far behind on posting stuff. I've moved and am trying to get organized. I have been in the new house for almost 3 weeks. It's coming along slowly. I have managed to do a couple projects in between unpacking and working. 

I realized that I forgot to post my layout for July. The kits are available at Urban Scrapbook.

Lots of fun layers and the chipboard pieces are part of the kit!
My photo I found on Pinterest. I pulled the amber color in the photo onto my background paper using a dot stamp and fossilized amber distress ink ( both from Tim Holtz)

Thanks for checking out my layout, be sure and head over to to see the other great layouts from the team. See you next time...

Sunday, 26 June 2016

12 Tags of 2016 - June Remix

Hi everyone 
Here is my 8x8 layout based on Tim Holtz' 12 tags remix.
You can check out the tag here