03 December 2013

Featured Layouts and a prize from Sarah's Cards Ltd

   I felt the need to brag a little so I decided to write this post about some of my projects that were more successful than the others. Since I don't have much time for scrapbooking I only enter challenges from time to time but not all of my projects are very successful.

   I have two of my layouts featured on the Blue Fern Studios Blog. The first one was made for the June Sketch Challenge and the second for the July Sketch Challenge; I love the sketches at BFS and their chipboard products are amazing.

   I won the first prize at Sarah's Cards Ltd for their October Sketch Challenge. Thank you ladies for choosing me as the winner. Your sketches are always a pleasure to work with.

   My layout: 

hello fall

30 November 2013

November Sketch Challenge at Blue Fern Studios

   This is my layout for the November sketch challenge at BFS. I decided to make a Christmas layout because the sketch and the piece of chipboard featured in the sketch (the branch) were just perfect for the page that I had in mind for a while. I didn't follow the sketch exactly as it is. I had to make some changes.

   Here's the sketch:

   The layout:

Magical Moments

  I used papers from several Webster's Pages Christmas collections, some Prima flowers, WP perfect accents, a Prima shabby chic resin, other scrapbooking products and of course the Blue Fern Studios piece of chipboard - 'Twiggy Branch':

Twiggy branch

   I put some texture paste and white acrylic paint on the chipboard to make it look like there's snow on the branch. Then I added stickles to make it sparkle and glued the little white pieces that look like flower buds (I don't know what they are called). I used the white paint on the flowers and the fussycut elements, too. The red flower is handmade.
   The photo is of my son when he was one and a half years old. I like it a lot because he looks so sweet and as if he's holding a little bird in his hands.

   Some close-ups:

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

29 October 2013

October Sketch Challenge at Sarah's Cards Ltd

   This is my take on the October Sketch Challenge at Sarah's Cards Ltd. I used the Harvest Lane collection from Simple Stories. I love the rich colours in this collection. I didn't follow the sketch exactly as it is but made some changes. I used only one photo, and replaced the other photo with a journalling card. I also used the stickers from the same collection.

'Hello Fall'

   Thanks for your visit!

27 July 2013

My layout for the Blue Fern Studios July Sketch Challenge

   Hello, everyone! Today I'm posting the layout I made for the BFS July Sketch Challenge. It's made with the New Beginnings collection from Webster's Pages. It's a beautiful collection and also versatile. I had to make some small changes to the sketch. I also used different chipboard pieces than the ones featured on the sketch. I used the two smaller butterflies from the "Brigitte Butterfly Set" because they went so well with the rest of the page.

   Here's the sketch:

   And here's the layout:

Live, Laugh, Love

   I did some fussy cutting (the small butterflies, the leaves and some flowers). I used flowers from Prima Marketing, some small wooden flowers and some rhinestones and Prima pearls. I added some lace that I had in my scrapbook stash.  

   The chipboard pieces I used are from the "Brigitte Butterfly Set". I just sprayed them with some glimmer mist and glued down one single pearl in the center because I thought they were beautiful just the way they were.

"Brigitte Butterfly Set" from Blue Fern Studios

   Some close-ups:

   Hope you like it! Bye for now!

   Products I used:
   Webster's Pages New Beginnings Paper
   Webster's Pages New Beginnings Stickers
   Prima Flowers - Charlotte - Nectar
   Prima Flowers - Love Letter Roses Lilac
   Diamond Stickles from Ranger
   Paper Doilies
   Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels
   Kars Wooden Ornaments - Floral Fine

13 July 2013

My take on the My Creative Sketches June Sketch Contest

   This is the page I made for the MCS June Sketch Challenge. I used the Girl Land paper. I've had this collection paper from Webster's Pages in my stash for a while and I wanted to use it. I had to make changes in the sketch a little bit because of the photo (I mirrored the sketch so everything is on the opposite side). I also put one of the flower clusters at the top of the photo instead at the bottom. Here's the sketch:

    I did a lot of fussy cutting and layering. I also used the mini messages stickers from the Girl Land collection. The pink and the purple flower are the Princess Petals from the same collection.

'Always my girl'

   Here are some close-ups:

   I added some sparkle to my project with Stickles glitter glue from Ranger. 

   Thanks for your visit! 
   Bye for now!

30 June 2013

My layout for the Blue Fern Studios June Sketch Challenge

   This is my take on the BFS June sketch challenge. I used the 'Seasonal Wildflowers' piece of chipboard which I painted with acrylic paints and decorated with rhinestones. I used the Websters Pages 'Sunday Picnic' collection of paper. I had to alter the sketch a little bit because I didn't have the exact piece of chipboard featured on the sketch. Here's the sketch:

Here's the layout:

It's a happy kind of day!

   And the piece of chipboard by Blue Fern Studios I used on the layout:

Seasonal Wildflowers

Some close-ups of the layout:

Hope you like it! Bye for now!

Sweet Spring layout

   I created this layout for the June sketch challenge at Sarah's Cards Ltd. I used Echo Park Springtime collection. Here's the sketch:

   And here's my layout:

Sweet Spring

   Hope you like it! Thanks for your visit!

04 June 2013

Harvest Lane layout - PageMaps On the border challenge

   This is my take on the sketch for the PageMaps challenge "On the border". I used Simple Stories "Harvest Lane" collection, which I love very much because of the rich colors. I used one photo instead of two and a flash card for journaling. I did my journaling with a pencil because I don't like my handwriting very much so I can make corrections later if there is a need for that. I cut the border pieces from different papers that are in the same collection. The photo is of my nine-year-old daughter, taken in November 2012.
   Here's the sketch:

and here is my take on the sketch:

"I love fall"

Hope you like it! Bye for now!

13 February 2013

Webster's Pages Let's Celebrate Mini Album

     I'm often asked how I make my mini albums or layouts. I'm not sure if this will help but I'm going to try and give a short explanation for those of you who are interested. I'm working on a birthday album for my daughter right now. It's not finished yet but I have some pages done so I'll use them for my brief explanation.
The paper collection I'm using is Webster's Pages Let's Celebrate.

    Често се случува мои пријатели или познаници да ми поставуваат прашања за тоа како ги правам моите мини албуми. Не сум сигурна дали ова ќе помогне, но јас ќе се обидам да дадам кратко објаснување за оние од вас кои се заинтересирани. Моментално работам на еден роденденски албум за мојата ќерка. Се уште не е завршен, но ја имам направено насловната и првата страница така што ќе ги искористам за моето кратко објаснување. Ја користам колекцијата  Let's Celebrate од компанијата Webster's Pages.

"Let's Celebrate" collection kit

6 double sided patterned papers

Let's Celebrate trims

    What I first do is decide what paper I'm going to use on the cover. Here I chose the paper "Garden Party". I used it on the cover and the first page.
    Прво избирам која хартија ќе ја искористам за насловната страна. Овде ја имам употребено "Garden Party". Долниот дел од хартијата е употребен на насловната, а горната половина од хартијата на првата страна од албумот.

"Garden Party"

 front cover

page 1

   I also used another paper called "You're invited". I cut out some pieces which I then glued on the cover and the first page. I put a piece of the yellow trim on the edge of the page.

   Исто така имам искористено и друга хартија која го носи името "You're invited". Имам исечено некои мотиви од хартијата и ги имам залепено на насловната и првата страна од албумот.  

"You're invited"

  The second page of the album is made with the same paper. I cut out the green rectangular piece saying "JOIN US in celebrating ...." and glued it on the page. I added some fussy cut elements like the balloons, some flowers etc. I finished the second page with some trims - the hot pink put under the journaling element and the purple trim glued on the edge of the page. The final touch was the pink flower from the mini Princess Petals.

page 2

  Page three of the album.

page 3

  Page four of the album is made with the paper called "Wrapping paper".

  Страна четири од албумот е направена од хартијата "Wrapping paper".

page 4

"Wrapping paper"

  For page five I used the paper "Party Blooms", Webster's Pages bloomers (pink) glued on the edge of the page, a heart pin and some fussy cut pieces from the paper and the journaling cards.

  За страна пет ја имам искористено хартијата "Party Blooms", розовата цветна трака која е залепена на работ од страната, исечени делчиња од хартијата (горниот дел на хартијата) или од картичките за пишување и сл.

page 5

Party Blooms

  Page six is made with the same paper and the pink bloomer glued on the edge. There are some fussy cut elements tucked behind the photo and the pink cake, a butterfly pin, a piece of a journaling card etc.

page 6

back cover

   I hope this was helpful. Thank you for visiting my blog. Bye for now!