Fun In The Sun


The photos I used for this page are of my daughter McKayla at the beach in Fort Myers Beach. In the largest photo McKayla is holding up a seashell she found on the beach.

I loved using mixed media on this page.

I used a gift card to spread blue and gold acrylic paint on a sheet of white 12″ x 12″ cardstock.

After the acrylic paint dried I added modeling paste to the page by using a gift card and spreading the past through a journaling stencil. I chose the stencil because of the wavy lines.

The modeling paste had a some height to it when it dried and I wanted my photos to overlap a little of the modeling paste lines so I added foam to the back of the phote cluster to adjust for the height difference.

I used a scrap of patterned paper and a beach sign stamp to make the tag to the left of the photo.

I used two  beach themed Fiskars stamp sets for this page.  In addition to the beach sign tag I also stamped seagulls, seashells and a part of a sun  onto the page.

I had so much fun working with stamps and mixed media on this layout and I love how the page turned out!


Below is a process video for my “Fun in the Sun” scrapbook page.


Lucky Lady

Emma was huge hit at the St. Patrick’s Day parade with her gorgeous red hair and fair skin, she got lots of beads and candy.

When Emma was about two and half years old her Aunt Patty took her to the St. Patrick’s Day parade downtown in St. Louis.  I was unable to attend the parade with them, but Patty gave me this picture and told me about how all the people commented on Emma’s beautiful red hair.

Emma is older now and although she has lost those cute curls, she still has that awesome red hair.


Below is a process video for the “Lucky Lady” page.



Back to School Scrapbook page – sketch Challenge

The weekly challenge in the Victoria Marie FB Group this week is a sketch challenge this based on the sketch below by Laura Whitaker.


For this challenge I made a page of Emma & McKayla’s first days back to school and I love how it turned out.


The papers are from Shimelle True Stories 12″ x 12″ paper pad by American Crafts and a sheet of black card stock.  I used a stamp by Tattered Angels Screen Prints called Notes From The Garden and some black ink to add the swirls to the background paper.  I also added glossy accents to all the black dots on the background paper to add another texture to the finished page.  The coffee cup on the bottom left of the center piece was fussy cut from one of the pages from the paper pad.  I added the title using Tim Holtz idea-ology Label Letters.





Balloon Races Scrapbook page 1

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race is an annual event my family and I love attending.  We arrive early and spend the whole day hanging out, enjoying the festivities and waiting for the balloon launch.

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Sand & Castles Scrapbook Page

This is a page of my girls playing in the sand during our vacation to Fort Myers Beach Florida a few years ago.

I used Shimelle True Stories 12 x 12 paper pad from American Crafts for the polka dot papers. The two flags were also from a page of the pad  filled with phrase that I cut apart.

The pink flag on the top picture says “feeling inspired” and the teal flag on the bottom picture says “here’s my interpretation”

The stickers came from Dollar Tree.

I spelled sandcastle as two words on the title so I added the pink & sticker and I really like how it turned out.

I wanted to give the paper more of a sandy feel so I sprayed it with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine Bronzer.

I touched the bronzer on the bottom of the page before it was dry and ended up smearing it so I added the seashell stickers across the bottom to hide the mistake.

I also stamped a rope stamp around the edge of the paper to add to the nautical theme.