Sunday, September 25, 2011


This was Kata and my birthday weekend many years ago. this was the first time I met Redd's wonderful ladies. The layout is based on the Swirlydoo sketch from July 2011. I made this for the progressive challenge that I host each month for the last weekend.

Close up of the title, faux bling bird, stitching, and flowers.

I must thank Lisa AKA Featherss for the fantastic Morris code journlaing idea. I also made two different types of aster flowers and I tried Passion Daisies using the types of punches I had.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


This is a page I completed for the progressive challenge at; it is also for the scraplift the person before you challenge. I lifted Sassy Suzi's page called "Our Hostess". This will be added to a co-workers paper bag album.

banner title close-up

accordion fold for more photos

torn flower and bow close up

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Baby- Pages in Time Sketch

I used the Pages in Time sketch of the week for the inspiration for this page.

This is for my friend's baby album. I have one more page to make and the cover before I can get shipped out to her. And a big congrats to my dear friend on the arrival of her little princess.

I used princess gift wrap and other matching gift wrap to make this album. That gorgeous flower was one I received in a swap from Cassondra Bennett. I'm loving my new EK layered butterfly punch.

I created a waterfall. The idea has been done on cards and I couldn't see why i couldn't use it on a layout with pictures. It took me forever to figure it out, but now that I have you can expected to see this often. I love interactive features on pages.

Here's a close up of the continued Love You Forever story by Robert Munsch. Plus you can check out that gorgeous flower a little better in this shot and see the space where my friend will soon get to journal about her lil princess.

This is the cover to my friend's new addition. I based this on GabriellaP's "Natural Beauty". In place of the chippies I went with the shadowbox effect. This is my first with this technique and I love it. I also coated everything in modge podge to help keep it protected since it is the cover. Another reason for the modge podge is that my friend and I went through a phase together where we cover everything in modge podge.

Edge work around the shadow box.

Let me not forget the profound thank you to my dear friend Amy AKA "Crafty Mom of 5" for the incredible blue flowers and butterflies. You must check out her amazing work at her ESTY shop.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

This week at Pages in Time Sept 12

As always here's a lot going on around Pages in Time.

First we have this week's question of the week.

How did you get into scrap booking?

I would love to hear your how you got started here.

This week we have two layouts of the week to grace our screens as layout of the week.

Also we have a wonderful sketch for you to play with in the sketches forum. And check out Karen's blog Thursday for our newest sketch.

If you need ideas on how to create something, you can always check out our muse of the month Gabriella P. Her blog is showered with stunning pages and awesome tutorials so check her out. I hope to soon add her to the scraplift the muse challenge, but in the mean time you can still have time to enter in last month's muse (Gabriella P) of the month scraplift details are here
scrap lift the muse challenge.

There are plenty of other groups to spark and engage your interest like:
all about cards
mini album makers
portraits from the past
and the ever popular altered and mix art artisans

And for more fun and motivation come play in the available challenges this month like: going in circles, paint challenge, Darnest things kids say, and purple & gold.

A little standing ovation to August's challenge winners:
Kelly - distress challenge

April - stamp challenge

Levesque- ribbon challenge

And be sure to keep your calendar clear the first week in October for
Croptober Fest
an on-line crop hosted by your Pages in Time design team.

Now I'd like to spot light a few of my favorite pages added to the Pages in Time gallery.

This shabby shadowbox card was a contribution by, one of the amazing design team members at pages in time, Annar posted here. I just compled my fist shadow box layout and it was super fun just as i imagine this cad was to make.

"A day We Never Forget"By Solveig Martenssonaka "mammasol" posted here. Her layering and masking is amazing but what she did with that vase of flowers is unreal.

"Happy Minutes" is an awesome contribution by Yulia Kayer posed here. I love the background paper she used on the layout. She showed amazing skill at creating a page with multiple photos.

Everyone knows I love trying new things so here's an awesome tutorial I'd like to share.

Andrea's country time flowers.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sept. 12 Layout of the Week for Pages in Time - it's a DoubleHeader

This week you will get two layouts of the week.So help us honor both layouts by stopping by and leaving extra love in their galleries.

Karen selected former PIT design team member Karen Z's "morning coffee" layout. Karen says: I LOVE all the different techniques Karen uses on every one of her pages! On this particular one she has used, stamping, punching, masking to name a few. I just love looking at her pages, I can stare at them for hours and keep finding more goodies, the longer I look! I completely agree Karen's page are eye candy meant for looking at and re-looking at. Thank you Karen for your amazing contributions.

And here's a link to the original post:

And her blog is a great blog to follow so check it out at:

Speaking of eye candy and another amazing contributor, Cindy selected the very talented Gerry van Gent's layout "Boy". Don't you just adore the shadow box style layouts? Gerry spiced this one up with an edge punch that looks like shutters and lots of chippies and other amazing details. She is brilliant with the fussy cutting techniques.

And here's a link to the original post:

And here's another blog you will not regret following:

Monday, September 5, 2011

Pocket Full of Sunshine

Here's two more pages for another baby girl mini I'm working on. These were made using my August Counterfeit kit.

"A Pocket Full of Sunshine"
This is a pocket to store more photos or memorabilia in. The fussy cut flowers are from gift wrap. The poke-a-dot papers are Miss Elizabeth and the stripes are ColorBok "Party Animal Edition."

The sun is just some stands of quilled paper inked for emphasis.

"For the Girls" More colorbok and Miss Elizabeth papers.

Stamped title close up. I stamped, hand cut, and attached these stamps to foam dots. I also covered the dots in some glossy accents.

Here's a close up of some of the fussy cut. I used my Tattered Angle mist on the background paper to leave a permanent ring even when the other circle are moved. Under three of the circle I created pink and blue photo mats.

Here's another photo mat made round to hide under the above circle when it is closed.

Hidden under the circles: bird stamp and journaling spot. On top of the circles I attached a butterfly cut with my favorite Martha Stewart Punch.

This is what the page looks like when all the circle as spread apart.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sept 5 Pages in Time layout of the week

This week Jesdica picked this stunning heritage page "Lola & Audrey" by Shelia Walton as Layout of the Week. Jesdica says there is a great deal of depth and elegance to this wonderfully arranged and embellished pages that really makes it a winner in my books. I must agree. I was drawn in by that vibrant shade of blue and the amazing way it contrasted the heritage picture.

And here's a link to the original post: