Sunday, January 15, 2017

Vintage Memories (Kraft+ January Challenge)

I took a little hiatus from blogging for 2 weeks it seems, but I am back again today to share this fun vintage layout featuring a beautiful photo of my mom as a young girl riding her bike!

If you're familiar with the most prominent challenge blogs out there (and a lover of kraft!), you probably have guessed which challenge inspired this layout.  This month, Kraft+ is taking us on a creative ride and is asking for projects featuring a bike.  Click HERE for all the details!

I really love this challenge and couldn't pass it up, especially since I had the perfect photo for it!

I used some very bright and fun patterned papers from Simple Stories' Carpe Diem collection as well as this cute wooden bike from Kaisercraft.

I did some stamping, misting and stenciling on the kraft background.

Look at those side mirrors on my mom's bike!  Now that is an impressive ride!

Thank you for dropping by!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Celebration of Us
(More Than Words DT Reveal)


Here's to hoping that 2017 brings us all love, peace and happiness, and LOTS of creativity!!

This is my layout inspired by a brand new challenge at More Than Words!
Word Inspiration - CELEBRATE
Creative Challenge - BLING

You can view more details on this challenge right HERE on the More Than Words blog
and at the same time see loads of beautiful DT inspiration and amazing prizes up for grabs.

These pictures date back a few years, but were taken at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. We had, and still have this year, a lot to CELEBRATE, especially our happy life together.  

The BLING creative challenge was so much fun!  

As you can see, I have gone a little overboard with the rhinestones and the jewels.  But the instructions did say to 'Bling it On!' and that's what I did!

I also added a load of copper microbeads which bring a bit more sparkle to the mix.

Here's to us and to all of you for a fabulous 2017!!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas Cheer Card Set
(Scraps of Elegance 'Christmas Cheer' Kit)

I am sharing with you today my last project with the Scraps of Elegance "Christmas Cheer" kit, which is this set of 3 Christmas cards, all using the Vintage Christmas 2 papers from Blue Fern Studios included in the main kit as well as different embellishments from the Elements and Floral Add-Ons.

I used a gold marker to color the metal accents from the kit to give them a tint of gold to go along with the papers and my ribbons.

I absolutely wanted to make a card in these non-traditional colours found on the sticker sheet from the kit.  I really love how my card turned out in pastel hues.

And my last card is all decked in gold and beige dabbed with white paint.

To learn more about Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance kits, click HERE.

I am thrilled to announce that I will be staying on as DT member for the Scraps of Elegance kits in 2017!  I cannot wait to start creating with the January kit coming soon!!

Until then, here's a last look at the "Christmas Cheer" kit and its add-ons:

Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas Cheer
(Scraps of Elegance "Christmas Cheer" kit & SIWAS)

Happy Boxing Day!!

I really hope that you had a wonderful Christmas full of happiness and cheer with your loved ones!!

I am sharing with you another Holiday-themed layout created with the Scraps of Elegance "Christmas Cheer" kit.

For the 2nd time this month, I am playing with the Scrap It With A Song December challenges.

This time I opted for their Christmas music option, We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
I think the inspiration is pretty obvious and need no more explanation. hehe

The SOE kit comes with a beautiful Christmas stencil which I used to trace some holly on my background.  I then colored it in and stitched the contours.

The photo documents a beautiful Christmas morning memory of my nieces with their Memere and Pepere (my mother and her partner).  What a happy family!

Learn more about the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance kits right HERE.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Joy Card
(More Than Words MINI Challenge)

Here we are... at the final More Than Words Mini Challenge of the year!

In 2 days, it will be Christmas and in a little more than a week, we'll be bidding farewell to 2016!
I can hardly believe it!  Time has gone by way too fast.

In the spirit of Christmas, here is my card inspired by this month's mini word:

And you probably have guessed... the mini word for December is JOY.

You can check out more DT inspiration on the More Than Words blog right HERE.
To play along, don't forget that you have to include the word on a card, tag or ATC and share it on the More Than Words Facebook page by the end of the month to be eligible to win!

Here are some close-ups of my card:

Thank you for visiting!

And, because I may not be around again until after the 25th, I wish you all
a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!  Love, peace, happiness with family and friends!!