Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Hello everyone and welcome to my July DT layout!!  Today I have a patriotic layout for you in keeping with our theme this month.  But, I am from Canada so it's all about the maple leaf and the red and white here.  July 1st is Canada Day and it also happens to be my youngest son's birthday.  So I knew I had the perfect photo to scrap in keeping with this theme.  His first birthday!

Yes, this photo is from 2005 and I have never scrapped in our family album before.  I did up a first year book but our family albums from 2003-2007 are pretty sparse.  As I was very busy with 2 boys under the age of 5 at the time.  So I am thrilled to get this scrapped.

I used my Silhouette to cut out this giant maple leaf and then kept the layout predominantly red and white with some touches of navy and gold.  I hope you enjoy.  See my process video below.

Supply List:
Cardstock: American Crafts.
Patterned paper: Webster's Pages and Carta Bella.
Alpha stickers: Gold - Studio Calico, Black - unknown.
Embellishments: Layered stickers - Carta Bella, Wood veneer - Shimelle for American Crafts, sequin stars, puffy hearts - American Crafts and Crate Paper; glassine envelope - unknown.
Mist: Color Shine - Heidi Swapp.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Hello everyone!  When my son had came to me and told me that he was ready to join the military, I was shocked at first.  I asked him why and he said because he wanted to serve his country.  So naturally I went through asking a list of questions that he answered and then I told him okay, if that is what you want to do then go ahead.  Being a mother I also informed him of some of the not so glorious times that he might experience and I said no matter what happens remember what I have told you and what your father and I have taught you, of course my husband was all happy with his decision.

In this photo is my son and my daughter who thought it would be cool to pose with her brother in his pre military training uniform (the army).  He had to prepare for 4 months prior to going to basic training.  He did really well and I was a proud mom for my son to be serving our country.

Do you have a member of your family that is in the military?  If so be proud and stand proud for them for serving our country.  I am proud of my son and I always will be for him serving our country.  I hope you enjoy the video!

I used some items from my stash and I sketched out this layout, wanted to preserve the United States pattern on the paper.  

Pattern Paper: Doodle Bug; Patriotic Parade
Pattern Paper: Simple Stories, Stars and Stripes
Colored Cardstock: Bazzill
Acetate: Webster's Pages
Silver Stars: Freckled Fawn
Red, White, and Blue stars: Doodle Bug, star jewels
Enamel Dots: Doodle Bug
Thickers: Dear Lizzy foam
Mr Huey's White Calico

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


I think out of all our memories from this summer, this one is by far my most favorite.
I really loved the photo I took and the impact it had on me in black and white, so I wanted my layout colors to be not so bright and let the picture shine.  Because to me the picture is what tells me the story, that brings me right back to that moment in the pool.  

Now let me ask you this, have you ever created a layout without patterned papers?  I did for this layout.  I was looking through my stash of stuff and thought I would look through my cards I have on hand for pocket scrapbooking.  I found the quote one and instantly knew I wanted this to be right next to my picture on the layout.  Well as I was looking through the rest of the cards, I came across the polka dot ones and the chevron ones.  They matched since they were from the same collection.
The best part is that they are pre cut down to a small size and I don't have to fuss with any trimming.  A win win in my book anyday.

So I lined up the patterned cards on the bottom of a white sheet of cardstock and attached the large quote card to the left side above that.
When I was going through my ever growing stash of tags, I did happen to find this little piece of turquoise scraps that was cut like a flag, so I trimmed it down to add a little more color to the layout.
I then added my photo that I printed at home in a 5x7 size and added a piece of that scrap I cut off from the flag on the right side of the photo.  This added a little pop of color on the right side of the layout as well. 
I found my little frames, and decided to add a few color photos from the same visit to the pool.  I thought these in color would add more to the layout than in black and white.  In color they actually matched the layout quite well, and then to me it makes the large black and white photo pop so much more. 

After I added my photos, I added the tags to the top of the quote card.  

Then I added my hand written journaling on a card and attached that to the bottom side of the quote card.  Want to know something fun, the little saying card at the top that says "this is pure happiness", well it was a large card, but I only wanted the top saying to show, so I trimmed most of it off and the journaling is actually on the bottom part of that card.  I would rather be able to use the bottom half instead of just lost underneath something anyways.  Great way to get the most out of your supplies. 

The last and final thing I do on all my layouts once the main elements are down and in place, is add some fun little extra details.  I added the enamel dots, and all the grouping of matching stickers on the bottom right side of the layout under my photo.  Then I added the tiny little paper clips to the quote card and the word stickers to the small photo frames.  I think all the last extra detail elements sometimes help finish off the layout.  All I do for this is take out my bucket of "extra" stuff, and see what I have that matches or goes with the theme of my layout and add as I go along.  

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my layout. 

What is your favorite memory this summer?

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Hello everyone!  Here in the states, we are celebrating our Independence this month.  I have decided to use some of our military pictures to represent our patriotic pride. Being a military family, we have plenty of pictures to scrap!  These are some photos I took at an air show that we attended last year.  Please check out the video to see my process and please leave any questions you might have for me!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'd love for you to come check out my blog as well: www.thescrapangel.blogspot.com  Have a great week!