Guest designing…

Good morning everyone!

Today I’m up over at Scrap The Boys as a guest designer! 😀

I was given a fun sketch by Laura Whitaker to follow and came up with this layout:

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I chose to do a Halloween themed layout because when I think of October, I think “Halloween”.

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I used Bella Blvd’s Sweet & Spooky collection for this layout and some older American Crafts black chipboard stickers.  I cut out some ghosts from a patterned paper to make my own perfect embellishments and added some enamel dots.

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For a little extra detail, I ripped a few edges

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So head on over to Scrap The Boys and see what the design team came up with.  I know for sure you’ll be inspired!

Happy scrapping!

Diana

 

Stepping down…

Hey everyone.

I have some news.

I’ll be stepping down from The Studio Challenges Design Team. 😦

It was a FUN 8 months, full of great challenges and the team was so great to work with.

But, I have a couple of big things coming up that will occupy most of my waking hours – a house renovation and starting up my own freelance business.

So thank you Anna for having me! It was truly a pleasure!

Diana

The Chevrons have it…

Hi everyone.

Today over at The Studio Challenges we’re on a Chevron kick!

We’re asking you to use Chevrons on your layout.  It’s one of MY absolute favourite shapes!

Here’s the layout I created:
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I found this old photo of Mathieu while I was packing and decided I would use it for the challenge.  I used Kaisercraft’s “Hide & Seek” collection.  This sweet collection worked perfectly with my sweet photo. 🥰

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The title words are from Jillibean Soup and the wooden Chevrons from Creative Embellishments.

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Looking now at the photo of my completed layout, if I were to do it again, I would change a few things. But overall, I like the randomness of it.  I learned long ago not every layout is going to be a favourite! Some days you’re on your game, and other days, not so much.  Today was a not so much day for me!! LOL!

Anyhow, we would LOVE you to join us over at The Studio Challenges.  If you do, please link up your layout.  You may be chosen to be our next guest designer!

Happy scrapping.

Diana

Exciting news…

Hi everyone!

I have some exciting news!

I’m so honoured to have not only one, but TWO of my layouts published in the 2019 Fall edition of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine!

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If you don’t have a subscription yet to this amazing magazine, just click HERE to get that going! 😀

Or are you only interested in purchasing a single issue of the magazine? You can do that too! Click HERE to order a single issue.

I won’t be doing a ton of scrapbooking in the next month because we are going to be moving at the end of September. But once we get settled, I’ll be right back at it!

Happy scrapping!

Diana

 

Monochromatic…

Hello everyone!

Today over at The Studio Challenges we’re asking you to create a monochromatic layout.

I had a picture of my husband and a couple of knives he forged that I wanted to scrapbook, so I decided to use varying shades of greys and blacks to keep the page masculine.DSCN9184These colours were also perfect for a challenge over at Scrap The Boys, so I played along there too!

I used a variety of manufacturers on this page as I was looking for only black and grey patterned papers and embellishments.DSCN9186DSCN9181So head on over to The Studio Challenges and check out what the rest of the Design Team came up with.

And if you decide to play along, we would love to see your work, so make sure you link up your layout! 😀

Happy scrapping!

Diana

 

Sketch challenge…

Hello everyone!

Today over at The Studio Challenges we have a sketch for you!

Here’s my take on it.

The sketch is all about layers and I’m not a huge layer-er (is that even a word? LOL!) but I did incorporate some layers onto my page and I was inspired by the stars on the sketch.

For this layout, I used a bunch of different manufacturers.

Believe it or not, the paper is from Bella Blvd.’s “Sweet & Spooky” collection (not a birthday collection even though it’s a birthday layout!), the flair is from “A Flair for Buttons”, stickers from the Pink Fresh “Boys Fort” collection and the foam words I used for the title and epoxy dots are Jillibean Soup.

So head on over to The Studio Challenges to see the sketch I used to create this page and have a look at what the rest of the DT came up with.

I’m sure you’ll be inspired!

Happy scrapping!

Diana

Got together with the girls…

Hey everyone!

Last weekend I got together with a couple of my scrapbooking sistas and did some pages!

I’m please with most of them and wanted to share a couple of my favourites with you!

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For this layout, I was inspired by a challenge going on over at The Studio Challenges.  The challenge is to use at least 2 fonts in your title and to journal.  I journaled about a birthday tradition we have for our son.

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I used papers from the Pink Fresh “Boys Fort” collection and some cute stickers from Photo Play Paper’s “Wild Love” collection.

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The letters in the title are from some really old Bella Blvd. collections. So glad I didn’t get rid of them! LOL!!!

For my next layout, I used Kaisercraft’s “Let’s Go” collection.

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The colours worked perfectly with the photo!

All of my supplies were purchased from Scrapbook Nerd.  They’re an on-line shop located in a little town in Ontario.  The service is wonderful and the delivery is super speedy.  If you haven’t checked them out yet, head on over when you get a minute!

Well, off to get some dinner started!

Hope you find some time this week to get scrappy!

Diana