Saturday, 26 May 2012

Punch Maintenance~

Every once in a while I find my well used punches get a little dull or gummed up. So just the other day I took the time to do some well needed maintenance on my favorite punches.

If you find that your punches seem to be sticking...try punching them through wax paper for a while.

If you find that your punches are dull and not cutting well...try punching them through tin foil to sharpen them.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

On Display~

These are just a couple of the mini projects that I created to go on display at Michaels here in Sydney. The layout is my Scrapbook Bio layout. The canvas is a simple 9x9 canvas that I painted and then add just a little scrapbook flair.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Family Love~

This is the last layout that I had to post from my weekend away. This one is of  Megan's beautiful family!!

Photo by Bumbleberry Photography

I used my 1.5" scalloped circle punch and my regular 1.25" circle punch for the border.
Patterned papers are from the Generations Collection by Simple Stories.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Out Takes Layout~

Here is another layout created from my weekend away in Pictou.
It isn't often that I do double page layouts anymore, but in this case I really wanted to include all of the girl's out take photos. This is how it turned out and I think it's pretty cute!

I started by trimming the 7 photos that are in the wave to 3" wide. Then I stuck them to some dud cardstock that I had in my stash. The wave shape I did with scissors and just went for it, a little scary at first, but it turned out just fine.

Here's a cute little idea, and you get to re-use something that you probably already have in your home. I used pop can tabs as ribbon charms, and TA DA!!

The patterned paper that I used is a line by Lori Whitlock called This & That, by Echo Park.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Back from Pictou~

Last night I got home from a wonderful weekend spent at Pictou Lodge. The Gadget Girls hosted a fun filled crop with the help of Shabby Shutters and their team. It was great to see old friends and meet lots of new ones! I loved cropping with these crazy fabulous women!

I was also fairly productive through the weekend. My first post this week is going to be of my favorite overall layout that I created. For a couple of reasons :)
1. I love the circa 1989 photo of Sean. This was when he was playing in the Ceremonial Guard Band in Ottawa.
2. I just loved how the layout turned out.

The red patterned paper was from Prima's December 25th Collection.
The diamond pattern is by Graphic 45.
I also used a gold foil paper to add shine.

Black Liquid Pearls were added around the red and onto the scrolls.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012


Just a little more Averie LOVE on the blog today! A fairly simple layout I created using blacks and whites...a little glitter and as always a layered flower.

Photo by Bumbleberry Photography