Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Hi everyone!  Here is my layout for the month of June.  I live on an island (albeit a very large one) and the part that I LOVE the most about that is having such easy access to the beach and the ocean at anytime I want.  I find visiting the ocean to be the most relaxing and stress-relieving thing in the world and whenever life gets to me... that is where I go.

This photo is from earlier in the spring but the message is how we all love the beach and that the weather has now improved so we can go again.  Don't get me wrong... we go year round here (and are grateful for that) but being able to go and be warm and not worry about layers is awesome. As is walking in the surf or day-dreaming on a log.

Here is my layout:

I wanted to keep this layout fairly simple although I will confess I had planned to use a heart stencil and modeling paste to add a few hearts or some texture behind my layers.  Oh well! I did however want to tone down my background paper so I applied a fairly liberal coat of gesso to it (thus the curly edges, sorry!).  I used a scraper to put it on and as it dries pretty quick I layered it on as I went just working from top corner to bottom corner and once I went back up to the top it was dry enough to add a bit more. I think I added it about 3 times to get to this level of opacity.

I also, as you can see in the video, used my very old Heidi Swapp distress tool on the edges of the top and bottom strips. I just didn't want them to be too flat.

And a few close ups:

And a video!!

Supplies List:
Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages Ocean Melody
Cardstock: Michael's
Vellum Frames and Tags: Webster's Pages Ocean Melody
Embellishments: Stickers -Webster's Pages; Puffy Stickers - Evalicious; Wood veneer - Evalicious; Burlap hearts - Simple Stories; Fabric hearts - Amy Tangerine; Enamel hearts - Lilibee Design; Arrows - Crate Paper.
Alphabet: Thickers - Alyx.
Pen: Project Life.
Date Stamp: Heidi Swapp.
Mist, Ink and Paint: Color Shine - Gold; Ranger - Pumice Stone distress ink; Ranger - Cracked Pistachio distress pain; Making Memories - Banana, acrylic paint.
Tool: Heidi Swapp - Edge Distressor.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Highlighting a male figure in your life is our post for this month, so I decided to do a layout of my husband.  This man has been an awesome father and husband to our family.  He is the hardest working man and I have never known anyone who works as hard as this man does in my life.  He has gone through some health challenges and has prevailed leaving no excuses for any of us to use.  He is the hero in my life and has proven it over and over again.  His major health challenge was that he needed a liver due to some serious challenges with his own and unfortunately his liver challenges were passed down through family heritage.

Today, he is doing absolutely wonderful and is back to him self and we are all thankful for that.  I can honestly say that he is the true hero in my life and deserves to be honored every day.

In this video I use a sketch and I tried not to make too feminine so I used masculine colored pattern paper.

Who is your hero in your life?  Is it a father, husband, or brother?  Try creating a layout featuring your hero or father figure in your life.  Highlight what makes them your hero and let them know how much you love them everyday.  Be sure to visit my blog for more inspiration.

Take Care!

Supply List:
Pattern Paper: Graphic 45; A Proper Gentleman
Cardstock: Blue, black, and white: Stash
Die cuts: Simple Stories
White circle die cuts: Silhouette cut file
Enamal dots: Teresa Collins Urban Market
Enamel arrows: My Mind’s Eye
Spray mist: Studio Calico Mister Hueys calico white
Thickers: Dear Lizzy

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Sometimes when I have so many events or things I want to scrapbook I feel overwhelmed with the thought of being so far "behind" and trying to play catch up, while still living life and continually making more memories.
So when I was sitting at my desk trying to think of what layout I wanted to do next, I thought what better way to tackle many events at once, and put them all on one layout.  So now instead of a layout for all 20 of these things, I have one .

I combined all my photos from all our fun summer events and made this collage in photoshop.  I printed it on one piece of paper.  When I trimmed it down I left a little white border around all entire thing. I just like the look, to me it gives it a little more finished detail look.  

 I started with the photo collage and built the rest of the layout around that.  I cut the photo grid apart and added the turquoise banner strip, which spread the photos across the page higher, Seperating the photos with the banner in there, gives a more cohesive look.  It groups all the sides and elements together in some way.
I used my favorite font sweet pea for the word summer and cut that and 2014 out of pink patterned paper and white cardstock.  I used the white cardstock as a mat for the title, to make it stand out just a bit more.  

I wrote out my journaling in my microsoft word program and printed it on kraft cardstock, then turned it sideways and added it right next to the photos.  I used tiny number stickers I had on hand to number each photo, and in my journaling I used those numbers to tell what each picture is. 

I added some tickets to the side of the journaling, which add a fun little element to that side of the page.  I used a little washi tape in a few places and some enamel dots for a few pops of added color on the left side of the page. Lately I don't think I know how to make anything without washi tape and enamel dots.  But they are so fun, so go with it I say.  I found in my stash the cute little wood veneer bike and since I had a photo of the kids on their bike I just had to use it.  

Something I have really been embracing over the years is using papers and embelishments from different manufactures on a page.  I used to "think" I could only use the same line of stickers, and papers and embellishments together, like I was breaking some kind of unspoken rule if I used one from a different company mixed with another on a layout.  Well I don't know why I was like that, but now I am completely embrassing using whatever works together.   So now I shop my stash for whatever color, or look I am going for and let me tell you it is amazing the things I find right in my own stuff.  That is how I found the good times this way sticker (that was in a set of back to school stuff), and the days of the week were in a fall themed kit.  See just look in your stuff you would be surprised how things work with other things that you may not have thought of.  

Do you use collages to combine multiple events on a scrapbook layout or do you prefer to just scrapbook one event per layout?  

Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout.
When I am not here , you can find me over on my blog at RANDOM RAMBLINGS .  If you stop by make sure to say hello.  :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Hi everyone!  In June, we celebrate Father's Day!  I wanted to take this opportunity to scrap some pictures of my husband with our daughters.  I found these pictures of my husband snuggling in bed with my girls when they were babies and my heart just instantly melted!  I love making pages about my girls with the same type of picture from when they were around the same age.  Just seeing the difference in their looks and personality is so cool to witness!  My girls are about 3.5 years apart, so seeing them at the same age is so interesting for me.  I challenge you to find two pictures that were taken at different times and put them together on a page.  Please check out my video to see the process.  Enjoy!


  • Patterned Paper: Glitz (background), Bo Bunny (blue dots), Crate Paper (font), Echo Park (cut apart)
  • Stickers: Crate Paper Notes & Things
  • Alphas: Thickers - Bree, Teresa Collins
  • Glassine bag

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'd love for you to head over to my blog as well: www.thescrapangel.blogspot.com

Have a great week!