Author Archives: Diana Poirier

Colour challenge…

There’s a new challenge going on over at The Studio Challenges.

Create a project using the 2019 Pantone colour of the year – coral!

Here’s the layout I created:

I really had to look for something in my stash that was coral! LOL! I had recently created a layout using up all my coral papers, so I was really happy to find ONE piece of coral paper in the Photo Play “Stuck On You” collection I just received.

I only used this one piece of paper for the layout. The embellishments I used are from a number of different manufacturers – Simple Stories, Kaisercraft, Bella Blvd., Creative Embellishments and American Crafts just to name a few.

So head on over to The Studio Challenges and check out what the rest of the Design Team came up with!

Happy scrapping!



What do you do when your upcoming DT challenge is to use the colour “coral” and you only have ONE piece of paper in your whole entire stash that’s that colour?

Well, you use it! LOL!

Here’s a sneak peek of what I came up with.

Stay tuned for the full reveal on Sunday!

Happy scrapping!


Only 1…

This week got away from me and I was only able to complete 1 challenge for NSD.

I played along with a challenge over at Scrapbook Nerd ~ Friends Group. It was a “patterned paper” challenge. You had to use as many different patterned papers as you could on one layout. I managed to fit 7 different papers on this page!

Even with using 7 patterned papers on my layout, I still managed to make the photos stand out by having the patterned papers only peek out slightly from behind the photos. Also, I used a paper with a very small pattern for my background paper.

I used papers and stickers from the “Let’s Go” collection by Kaisercraft and then added a few yellow enamel dots and a taxi button from an older Shimelle collection to finish it off.

Because I used multiple photos and so many patterned papers, I didn’t want to add too many more elements.

Well, it’s Mother’s Day today, so Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

I hope you get spoiled!!


Scrapbook Nerd happy mail…

Hello everyone!

There’s nothing better than coming home and checking your mailbox to find a box of scrapbooking goodies waiting for you! 😀

Here’s my most recent on-line purchase from Scrapbook Nerd.


I can’t wait to dig in!

If you haven’t checked out their on-line store yet, why don’t you head over now?

Happy shopping!


The power of 3…

Hello everyone!

There’s a new challenge today over at The Studio Challenges  – “The Power of Three“!

For this challenge, whatever you use on your page, you have to use 3 of.  For example, if you use patterned paper, you have to use 3 different papers, for your embellishments, you have to use 3, use 3 photos on your page, and so on.  I’m sure you get the idea! 😉

Here’s my layout for the challenge:



I used 3 photos, a 3 word title, 3 stars, 3 patterned papers, 3 yellow enamel dots, 3 green enamel dots, 3 words stickers, 3 element stickers, and 3 pennants in the corner under the year.


This layout is a little simpler than I wanted it to be, but I was challenged to work with groups of 3 and didn’t want to clutter up my layout with too many different elements.

So, head on over to the blog and check out what the rest of the design team came up with for this challenge.

And if you play along, please share your work with us! We love seeing your interpretations!

Happy scrapping!


National Scrapbook Day…

Hey everyone!

Saturday May 4th is National Scrapbook Day!!NSD-2017-1500x1500 (1)What are you up to?

I’m going to head over to the Scrapbook Nerd ~ Friends Group (if you’re not a member, you can ask to join!) and join in some of the challenges. You have until Saturday May 11th to finish the challenges AND there are prizes!!!!! 😀

So, head on over and check out the challenges and let the scrapbooking begin!!!

Happy scrapping!



I won…

I’m so excited! 😀

Today I won a gift certificate for Scrapbook Nerd simply by participating in a sketch challenge over on their Scrapbook Nerd ~ Friends Group Facebook page.

If you’re not a member yet, head on over and join and then check out their store! PLENTY of items, great prices and really fast shipping! It doesn’t get better than that!!

Off to do some shopping!

Happy scrapping!