Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ready or not....

Hi all, it's been ages I know, but there are some serious changes happening at home.. Good changes:-) So crafting time has been rather low. I did make a few layouts here and there but they have not been photographed yet, so till then, no sharing:-(

However, here are some very new creations of mine, the layout that I just completed and a card I made a few days ago.

I have been waiting for the perfect card to use this sentiment. Love this set by Hero arts...

A couple of scraps of patterned paper and some pretty butterflies later.... my card was done!

The polka dots and the teal stripe paper is from my current favourite paper pad by Echo Park. The Dots and Stripes 6x6 pad. There are some great Polka dot and stripe patterns in there. I see myself making some Christmas cards with it too!

Next up, my puppy layout!

As usual, I was going to make full use of my scraps. everything on here are scraps leftover from other projects. The grey paper was a leftover bit from the card you just saw. And the little scrap of yellow flowers paper I tucked behind the photograph (by October Afternoon) was also a scrap! yes, I even save those tiny bits!

This blue butterfly is a leftover from an older project, and notice the pink little frame of a butterfly I layered it on? That's me trimming around the negative of a punched butterfly I used for my card:-) Cute huh? I love how it adds a bit of punch to the photograph.

I also used some vellum to layer under the photograph before I added the pink matting.

The main focus of the layout was going to be my punched pink matting. It was a piece that I tested out my new Martha Stewart punch on. I picked it up in Singapore last week. I also added a bit of paint splattering, this is by October Afternoon. I absolutely love Grey. So this was definitely a great addition to my collection of spray inks. And it will take the heat off my White Mr Huey ink for a while! he he

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Echo Park - Dots and Stripes Metropolitan paper pad.
Hero Arts - Thoughtful Messages clear stamps.
Martha Stewart - Butterfly punch and Border punch.
October Afternoon - Paper, Spray paint, Kraft letter stickers.
We are Memory Keepers - Typewriter stamps set
American Craft - Thickers ( light blue and the 'or')
Basic Grey - White chip board letters


  1. Oh, what a fabulous card AND layout! I thank you so much for walking through your process of creating with scraps. And now I'm convinced I need either the white or gray spray mists!

  2. So nice to hear from you, Michelle - been missing you! Love that layout!! Adorable photo of the puppies and I love all your beautiful layers of bits and pieces! Your card is wonderful too - lovely design and colors! Sending hugs. . . :)

  3. Your card and layout are so beautiful! Who does not love pink and grey! Love your little butterflies and all the bits and pieces on your layout! The puppies do steal the show though!

  4. I LOVE these two. As stated on Instagram. I just generally follow you around. :)
    Can't wait to hear about all the changes in your life too. x

  5. Absolutely love the grey and pink on combo...changes in your life..hmmm...dying to know..please share soon!!