With You

I love this photograph that I took on the Metro (like the Underground) of my mother Grace and my grandson Jacob.  My mother will readily admit that it’s not often nowadays that she take a good photograph so I was ‘over the moon’ with this photograph of them both and love the colour tone of it as well

To put this layout together I used sketch 107  from Creative Scrappers as inspiration, I also used challenge 17 from Scrap it with a Song to help with the  layout title – using lyrics from the song: With You by Jessica Simpson.

To put this layout together I used:

Label Holder -Making Memories – Rectangle – Honeydew

Journaling Block – Making Memories – Noteworthy-Delaney

Scalloped Border – Papermania – Hampstead Glitter Transfers

Green Patterned Paper – BoBunny – Kiwi Double Dot

Star Brads (velvet) – Animal Crackers – Jack

Alphas – Thickers Foam  – Cream Soda – White

Patterned Paper – Flair Designs – Precious Grandkids

Ribbon from a local haberdashery

Fibres (free with an order)


I really enjoyed creating this layout and I think it must be my favourite so far.

I hope you like it.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine!


Cousins Layout-Sketch

This is another layout where I have used a sketch.  This one came from Scrap Tiffany’s Blog -see the post for Monday, August 02, 2010 (Week #31 Challenge, Part 1).

I have  been sorting throught some old photos recently and found this one taken a few years ago.  The photo is of my cousin Steven and me at my other cousins (Kevins) wedding.  I think it is a lovely photograph of us both and I thought it definately deserved to scrapped.

I really enjoyed putting this layout together and using the sketch.

Layout created using:

BoBunny Chunky Charms – Swirls and Brackets

American Crafts Medium Jewel Brads – Aqua & Mulberry

12 x12 CK Margo Vintage Vine Glitter Paper

BoBunny My Darling Cut Out (Circle)

K & Company Wedding Tag Pad

Papermania Adhesive Pearls – Red

Anyway I hope you like my layout.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine!


Hair-raising – Sketch 110 from Creative Scrappers

This is a layout about myself (for a change) and the flat top haircut I decided to have (somewhat unwisely) when I was about 17 years old.  Unfortunatly the quality of the photograph isnt very good, but I still wanted to scrap it.

I think the photograph was taken on Tynemouth Longsands but I am not 100% sure.

I used sketch 110 from Creative Scrappers which was my main inspiration.

I used:

Bazzill Basics in two different colours (sorry I don’t know which)

Patterned Paper by Kaisercraft – Sweets – Raspberry Cream & Creme Caramel

2 paper strips from Simply Cards and Papercrafts – Free Kit – The Never Not Collection.

A journalling block from a free paper pad from Cardmaking and Papercraft – MME – Quite Contrary.

Chipboard flowers.

Thickers in Rainboots – Colour Powder.

Kaisercraft Rhinestones – Amber coloured.

Liquid Pearls in Mint Green.

Ooh, I nearly forgot – I Cosmic Shimmers on the chipboard flowers after embossing each of them with different pattern using my Cuttlebug.

I had fun scrapping this photograph as it brought back memories long forgotten.  I was going out with this lovely guy at the time and he had a ‘flat top’ haircut and I remember thinking ‘I should have my hair like that’.  Well I don’t really think it was the best style for me.

Hope you like it.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine.


Boys Rule Scrapbook Layout

I have had these photos for a while and have wanted to scrap them but never found the right paper.  I bought these squares of  Cosmo Cricket cardstock as part of a pack which had been cut up and put together as a mix and match bag.

I just seemed to throw this layout together (I didn’t use a sketch) and it didnt take me long at all.

Besides the Cosmo Cricket papers I also used:

  • 12×12 Plain Papermania cardstock
  • Patterned paper (dots) not sure which brand, sorry.
  • American Craft felt photo corners
  • Felt dragonflies (unsure of brand)
  • Creative Imaginations tags
  • Ribbon (bloom)
  • Fishy brads (part of a mixed bag)
  • Papermania brads (green)
  • Papermania stamps (ant and flying bug)

I drew around BoBunny letters for the title.  The red tags secured by the green brads came from a box holding a toy bus, these secured the bus to the box along with wire tags.

Hope you like it.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine!


My Baby Layout

I put this layout together using a sketch from Scrap Tiffany (May 30th Post) by using it as inspiration. See below for sketch.

I used plain Papermania cardstock as a base and added green Bazzill Bling cardstock along with Sassafras Lass papers and journalling stickers.

I also used a tag from a top I bought to mat my photo onto and used some new Making Memories stamps I had just bought that day for the small stars in the corners and the splat/blob in the left hand corner.  All in all I am quite happy with the outcome.

Hope you like it.

A day without scrapping is like a day without sunshine.


Paul – 18 Months

This is the 1st layout I have done since I have been on holiday.  I am trying to catch up with some sketches I liked before I went away.  I used this sketch from Creative Scrappers (#106) by July Gaceta.   Thanks JulyxXx

The photo is of my husband Paul at 18 months old.

I used a standard 12 x 12 cardstock and added an embossed peice of turquiose Core’dinaitons cardstock and sanded this to to reveal the paler core.

I cut a wavy piece from Sassafras Lass paper and added flocked stickers by MME – Bloom and Grow range.  I used a star stamp I got free from Craft Stamper and stamped this on a scrap piece of cream card and used a metal ring to frame it.

I used a scrap left over from cutting the wavy paper and stamped on top of this and in the other corner with a dotty corner stamp.  I finally added a journaling block, a few flocked star brads and a tag from a t-shirt I bought when I was away.

Hope you like it.

A day without scrap-booking is like a day without sunshine.


ScrapTiffany Blog Hop

Feel Amazing – Recycled Project – Scrapbook Layout

I put this layout together specifically for Scrap Tiffany’s Blog Hop.

If you want to take part in the blog hop – please start at the beginning of the hop by clicking HERE!!

It is called ‘Feel Amazing’ as this is how my grandson (pictured with me) makes me feel when my husband & I have him for the weekend.

For this layout I used:

Recycled items:

A piece of  card that came in the packing of a scrapbook album I bought.

An old piece of Christmas decoration (gold leaves)

A tag from a dress my daughter in law threw away that says ‘Feel Amazing’

Shapes (red and green) die cut using my Cuttlebug from photo paper which I had picked up the left over Cosmic Shimmer/Glimmer Mist (by rubbing the paper on top of it)

Thin white-ish foam which came with the shirt my husband ordered, from which I die cut shapes from – again using my Cuttlebug.

Scraps of gold netting left over from a previous project.

An old doily I forgot I had (and then rediscovered) which I sprayed over the top of to get that gorgeous pattern.

And finally a scrap left over from the extra bit you get at the bottom of Sassafras Lass papers.

Non recycled items:

Rubber stamps (corner and journaling)

Cosmic Shimmer mist

and of course the photograph.

Of course at the end of the project I still have the doily that I sprayed over that top of which looks gorgeous and I cannot wait to use it on another project. (see below)

I hope you enjoyed my recycled project and it has inspired you to recycle on your scrapbook layouts.

Please carry on with the blog hop by clicking on the following link to Tiffany Haller’s blog – BLOG HOP

If this link does not work please copy and past the following into your address bar (sorry I seem to be having problems)


Please leave a comment – for the chance to win a little freebie. Thanks for taking the time to hop by!!!!

Enjoy the hop!!

Pool Boy

Some more great pics of my son that I couldn’t resist scrapping.  This was one of my early’ish attempts at scrapbooking so I didnt note down who made the papers, etc. (but I could find out if anyone needs me to)

I was trying to recreate a summer/beach/outdoorsy theme, which I hope I achieved.  I added little blue gems on the layout to represent water splashes and added fish brads and stickers to make it fun.

Hope you like it

A day without scrapbooking is like a day without sunshine!


Birthday Boy

The picture is of my son and his girlfriend (now fiance) on his 21st birthday when we visited our local pizza place.

The shaped paper and acetate overlay (around photograph) are by Brenda Pinnick.  I also used core’dinations cardstock (yellow) and Bazzill bling (blue) cardstock and a little bit of glittered cardstock for matting onto. xxx

I used sketch #105 to put this layout together from Creative Scrappers.

Here are some close ups on the details.

Hope you like it.

A day with scrapbook is like a day without sunshine!


Which WAY?

I don’t know how clear it is in the photograph, but I am stood in front of a sign which says Pennine Way on both sides.  I have played on the word WAY as part of a double meaning, if you get what I mean?

I used a kit from Gauche Alchemy called Pitching a Tent. I think I have made 3 layouts using this kit and still have loads left.

Hope you like it.

A day without scrapbooking is like a day without sunshine!


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