Saturday, 24 August 2013

Emma & Aly - Father's Day Antics

here are a couple layouts I did the other day and couldn't post as the internet wouldn't co-operate. One is for Emma and the other for Aly.  They were playing in the water on Father's Day having a great time

Sunday, 18 August 2013

CCG196 - Flashback - 2011 - Here Comes The Bride & Cowgirl Bride

Just completed two layouts for the 2011 Flashback Challenge over at ColorCombos Galore

here is the color palette

and here are my two layouts I did today.  The theme of the challenge is summer love and what could suit that more than playing dress up with your mom's wedding dress at the beach on a beautiful sunny day.

 Allison at the beach in her mom's wedding dress

Samantha with a cowboy hat and boots and the wedding dress

Saturday, 17 August 2013

CCG233 - Flashback - Future Bride

here's another layout I just finished for the 2013 Flashback over at ColorCombos Galore at

here is the colour pallete and inspirations


Samantha in her mom's wedding dress and boots - black and white, a touch of color and full color.

Inspiration photo 1 - Focus on Accents - used pearl and rhinestone flourishes, a metal accent with brown beads inside.
Inspiration photo 4 - Focus on journaling - used real doilies and a crepe paper border.

CCG237 - Flashback - Allison - Birds of a Feather

Here's another layout I did for the 2013 Flashback Challenge over at ColorCombos Galore at This time I chose one with my fav colours.  Here is the color palette.
here is the layout I did of Allison and one of her chickens

hope you are having a great weekend.  weather here is is great.   

Thursday, 15 August 2013

CCG234 - Flashback - Mom's Wedding Dress- Allison

here is the second layout but of Allison in her mom's wedding dress.

the same color challenge over at Color Combos Galore

CCG234 - Flashback - Mom's Wedding Dress - Samantha

I've just spent the afternoon doing another Flashback Challenge for ColorCombos Galore.  This time I chose CCG234 for my photo.

here is the color chart and the inspiration board

here is my take on the challenge.  It's a photo taken by Debbie Mumm of Flutterby Photography of her niece Samantha wearing her mom's wedding dress.

Inspiration Photo 2 - Focus on Product: framed photo with pearls and scattered dark brown pearls throught page.

in the photo there is what looks like a smudge mark to the left of the photo but it must be some of the blue grey mist I used from the top right corner downward. It really isn't noticeable in person.

paper is Theresa Collins Timeless, Webster's laces. Also used the main color of the photo to pick up the blue grey in the sky.

Inspiration Photo 3 - Focus on Patterns: used with netting misted with blue gray - idea: nautical fish netting and circle embellishment - idea: compass.

Inspiration Photo 1 - Focus on Medium - used circle embellishment and two half circle doilies with rhinestones.

thanks for looking.  Will be doing another layout similar to this one of her sister in the same dress.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

CCG241 - Flashback - Frog Tamer James

Hi there again,  here is another flashback page I've done for 2013 Color Combos Galore at

this time I used challenge 241 and here is the color combos
here is my layout for the flashback.

Photos of a friend's son James and summer fun with some frogs
Inspiration Photo 2 - Focus on Pattern - Repetition - used sequence of photos, circled hearts, layered banners, 2 photos layered.
Inspiration photo 1 - Focus on Trend - closespin - used word labels in banners
Inspiration photo 4 - Focus on Photograph - main photo has blurred background, used hearts, scattered word stamps.

CCG249 Flashback - My Favourite Things

I was doing some layouts today then realized when I was finished that one happened to match the colours of this challenge over at Color Combos Galore.  It's called Good Day  Sunshine.

here is my layout of my friend's granddaughter Emma

Inspiration Photo 2 – Focus on Composition – Horizontal/Linear – idea: stacked layers of horizontal mats behind photo.
Inspiration Photo 1 - Focus on Journaling –Idea: stack of books
Inspiration Photo 3 – Focus on Texture –Fabric – Idea: chevron pattern on clouds

thanks for looking and have a great day

Friday, 9 August 2013

CCG240-Flashback-Young Fashionista Aly

I decided to do another flashback challenge and chose CCG240 - Boudoir Fantasies over at ColorCombos Galore

here is the challenge palette

here is my entry - a picture of a friend's granddaughter and her pretty dress and hat.  Paper and embellies are Pink Paislee Dress Shop.

I took inspiration from the photos:

Insplration photo 2 – Focus on Trend – layered doilies, flowers,pp and then bling on top, framed my photo with embellishments

Insplration photo 3 – Focus on Pattern – added lots of pearls and pearl brads

Insplration photo 4 – Focus on Accents – used silver starburst. 

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

ColorCombos Galore Revisiting CCG230 - Aly's Happy Life

This week over at Color Combos Galore Janet has decided to revisit any challenge from 2013.  Interesting to go back to one of your favourites and have another go at it.

I decided to revisit CCG230 – which is the first challenge I ever did at Color Combos Galore.  I’d been lurking for almost 3 years and then took the plunge.  Looking back seems a bit comical that the photo is of the same little girl, my friend’s granddaughter Aly.
here are the challenge colours - the challenge is called 50 Shades of Grey

and here is my new take on the colours

Inspiration photo  4  -  Focus on Technique – used a doily theme with white doilies and circular ones.  I took inspiration from the circular part of the photo and the starburst reminded me of some starbust gems I had in my stash.
Inspiration photo  3 -  Focus on Texture – used hearts and capital letters for part of my title.
Inspiration photo  2  -  Focus on  Product    - used pennants and pearls
Inspiration photo  1 -   Focus on Word – used the word love in pearls.  Also used the idea of the groves in the wood behind the word LOVE reflected in the lines on my rulers.
head on over to Color Combos and see which challenge everyone else has decided to re-visit.  Should be very interesting to see what everyone comes up with.

thanks for looking and have a great week!









Inspiration Photo 4:

Focus on Technique: DOUBLE STAMPING

Create a shadow effect with your stamps!

(Watch video at end of post)

More Inspiration:
circles, doily patterns, alphabet stamps, typewriter fonts