Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Hi everyone, Nancy here today.  Do you ever have scraps of paper you really want to use, but just don't have quite enough to really make the page work?  How about a few techniques to fill in those blank spaces.

Supplies Used:

  • Glitz Designs Patterened Papers, Chipboard, Overlay, Stickers
  • Prima Marketing Flowers, resin
Step 1:  I had quite a few photos from this day at the beach so I began by plaing them in an eye pleasing arrangement.  I love making multi-photo pages as they really can set a mood for the event.

Step 2:  Knowing I needed to make this a two page layout I began cutting my scrap papers to stretch across the two pages.  Since the second page had fewer large photos, I started with it.  It is easiest to hide the missing pieces of paper when you have large photos to cover.
Step 3:  As you can see, I didn't have quite enough of the "wave" paper to go all the way across the first page.  I added a bit of stripe along the right side, but that still left a hole on the left.
Step 4:  I used one of the large stickers from the collection to hide the missing paper and added my photos.  Since you can't see under the stickers, you can't tell there isn't paper underneath.
Step 5:  After mounting one of my stickers onto additional patterned paper, I attached my other photos, a few stickers and a piece of an overlay to the second page and my layout was complete.
Had I not said anything, no one would have ever guessed that I pieced this page together with odd bits of leftover paper scraps.

My scraps are often some of my favorite papers and I love using each and every piece.


What's not to love about hexagons....I admit, I'm rather addicted to them and any excuse to use them I will !!!
So for this month's layout I grabbed my chance !!!
Keeping the background in plain Bazzill, I used the Sizzix Hexagon thinlits and the KaiserCraft 75 Cents Collection 'Penny'. This is where double sided card stock comes into its own....
I cut the background ones in all the same size. Note to self. when sticking down the hexagons, it's always a good idea to wear glasses !!!
 I then cut the next size down and mounted these over the top of some of them with foam pads.
 I added a bit of 'flickage' using the Heidi Swapp Color Shine in White, embellished my photo and adhered that to the page.
Then just added a few tiny gold sequins.
Thanks for looking
Marion xxx

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Hi everyone!  Show of hands, who loves flair badges?  Mine is raised high!  I love those things.  They give a great detail to any page and there are so many to choose from.  For my layout this week, I decided to try my hand at creating my own flair.  By no means is it "professional," but it worked great!  You'll see in my video how I create them and use them on a page.  

Supplies used:
White and coral cardstock
Patterned Paper: Adrienne Looman for Webster's Pages
Gelato (raspberry purple)
Homemade flair
Thickers: Fanstastic
Ink: Colorbox - Grape Slushy
Enamel dots: Studio Calico
Randoms: stars, scalloped circles, flowers

I'd love to see you over on my blog!  The Scrap Angel

Please feel free to ask any questions you might have!  Enjoy and have a great week!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


A couple of years ago I got these awesome Pantone Paint Chips from the local Lowe's, from their Pantone Universe Collection. The color of the year was a green color called "Emerald":

Last year's was "Radiant Orchid" and this year we have "Marsala", a deep wine color. I grabbed the Emerald chips and some other complimentary ones and knew they would be perfect for scrapbooking. 

Not only would they be on trend but they didn't look as much like paint chips as panels or maybe even Project Life blocks! They were made for a colorblock style scrapbook page:

The lively colors and graphic feel of the cards are perfect for a sports page, like this one. Here's how to make it:


  • Pantone Universe Paint Chips - Lowe's Hardware Stores
  • Patterned Paper, Stamps - Glitz Design
  • ColorBox Surfacez Solvent Ink - Clearsnap
  • Ephmera - ICE Resin Susan Lenart Kazmer
  • Stickers - Webster's Pages
  • Stamps, Punched Stars, Punched Rolodex Card, Soccer Sticker - Various
  • Journaling Strips - Zink hAppy Printer

Look outside of the craft store for supplies like these paint chips that you can use to give your pages and unique look.

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