Masquerade Mask

Masquerade Mask

With Halloween coming up and Olivia needing an outfit. She wanted the mask to match her black dress she is going to wear.


I made this mask from one I picked up at the dollar store. It was a shiny gold gaudy thing with holes all over. Yep I tweeted it just a little bit.

I applied layers and layers of Tim Holtz Tissue paper with some matte medium. After that was dry, I stenciled and  I added some stable colour and glitter with some Tattered Angels. I didn’t want to change the colour too much.


I used some Beetle Black Spray to change the colour of the flower. It was a horrid reddish purple.


I added a variety of goodies to give it some bling and fancy vintage trim around the edges.


Happy Halloween I hope you all have a ghoulish time.


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Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist Beetle Black, Glimmer Mist Pineapple, Glitter Paint Golden Goddess, Mercure Glass, Glimmer Glaze.

13@rts: Semi Transparent Ayeeda Powder 3D.

My Stash: Vintage Lace. Feathers, Vintage Jewelry.

Tim Holtz ideo-ology Tissue Wrap Melange.

Prima Marketing Inc: Art Basics Light Paste, Damask Stencil.

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Rustic Snowfall

Rustic Snowfall

As the seasons change and fall is finally here. We start to dread (at least me) the falling of the snow.


Although I find it so pretty,  just hate the cold. This picture was taken last year after a big frost. I have garden decor lining my fence and it just captured the ice so uniquely.


The paper is from Fab Scraps, featuring some barns board. I took from the paper and continue on with the board look. .


I added tons of texture on the background with crackle pastes, sprays and inking.


I also shaded the chipboard by painting Lindy’s spray on in varying colours.


I used some Prima Snowflake paste in a baggie to pipe the snow on the layout and snowflakes.


 After everything was done, I splattered white paint all over the layout focusing more on the top and working my way down, to make the illusion of falling snow.

I hope you enjoy the always changing weather.


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Fab Scraps Paint Tl Chic 2 C67 006

Creative Embellishments: Snowflake Page Corner, Christmas Snowflakes.

7 gypsies: Journal Hinge Screwiest-Creme

Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Starburst Cowabunga Copper, Starburst Dark Chocolate Truffle, Starburst Steampunk Sepia.

Prima Marketing Inc: Art Basics Light Paste, Art Basic Heavy Gesso White, Art Extravagance Snowflake Paste, Art Extravagance Texture Paste White Crackle, Stone Wall 2 Stencil, Bamboo Stencil.

Any Skinner Industrial Elements.

13@rts Ayeeda Ink White.

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Magical Moments

Magical Moments

This is a layout I did for a publication for Creative Magazine Issue #13 October 2016. This us oñe if my favorite pictures of my Olivia.  And this layout is just fun layout.


This was Olivia last Halloween . I had to do her makeup quick after work before school, she was so worried about it, I got it done and Got the cat to school right on time. I didsome subtle   background work with some stamping and inking.

I sprayed the chippies from UmWow and the used some clear crackle to give it that freakish look. And layers And Layers of twine.

And yet another layout without  flowers.

Texture and some more texture

 Thank you for stopping by today.


Inspiration: Creative Magazine Issue #13 October 2016


Prima: Bloomer Spray Empress Gold, Worn Leather, Moulds

7 Dots Studio: Nature Walk Songbird, Cloudy, Nature Walk 6×6 Paper Pack, Elemental Stickers, Thoughts Keeper Word Stickers, Lost & Found Paper Pack, Lost & Found Chipboard, Clear Stamps.

UmWowStudios: Chevron Strips, Tick Marks Stencil, Sutures Stencil.

Maya Road Crafting Jute Cording Natural.

StazOn: Spiced Chai, Ganache.

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Screaming’ Banshee Black.

13@rts: Ayeeda Black Gesso.

Ranger Distress Ink Stained Walnut.

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Simply Beautiful

 Simply Beautiful

Today I am sharing another layout made with the Flying Unicorn October Kit. This is more of a simple layout, simply beautiful.


This picture was taken by my Aunt Jane up at the 80’s where we used to camp. There was always interesting pieces of nature all around. simply-beautiful

For this layout I actually got out some left overs from another 49 and Market collection to add some details.


Some background texture with a wood grain stencil and some clear crackle paste, and subtle stamping.


Using the spray from the kit I simply enraged the wood embellishments and th canvas and added some more stamping over the top.


Some fine micro beads for a little extra texture…….Just simply beautiful.


Thank you for stopping by today. Enjoy the simple little things in life they bring so much delight andwonder.


Photo credit: Jane Marsh

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Amazing Treasure

“Amazing Treasure”

A friend of mine recently went on holiday and road tripped all over the lower eastern US. One of her stops along the way was in Georgia and the famous Wormsloe Plantation. A few movies have been filed here in this enchanted area such as the famous “Run Forest Run”.


I thumbed through a ton of papers looking for the right paper, I came across the Pion collection and thought I could make this work.


I pulled the music notes in from the paper and used a stencil to add more music notes.


I had fun with this background. I actually sponged on some Lindy’s spray to keep the color controlled on the paper.


“Oak Avenue” is an amazing treasure to our history, to mother nature and for all who get to see and experience this natural wonder.


Photo Credit: Daric Johnson/Baylee Kennedy

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Prima Marketing Inc: Magnolia Trims, Clear Stamps Lace & Doily, Cling Stamps, Almanac, Art Alchemy Metallique Black Berry, Art Basics Light Paste, Color Blooms Iris, Color Blooms Emerald, Color Blooms 2 Sugar Plum, Color Blooms 2 Golden Oregano.

Petaloo by FloraCraft: Mini Daisy Petites Soft Lavender, Dahlias Tea-stained Purple, Burlap Birds nest Flower Lavender.

13@rts: Always the Music Stencil, Ayeeda White Ink.

Crafty Chipboard : Mini Word Set 1.

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dusty Concord.

Versfine Onyx Black.

Stampin’ Up: Pretty Pines Thinlits.

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Harvest Time

Harvest Time

As Halloween fast approaches. I find myself wanting to get these halloween projects done. Once it’s over, it’s over until next year.


And I must confess, I have never worked with G45……ok I have a boat loads of it, but never really played around with it. So I dug down and bit my lip and started to just cut and see where it would take me.


I decided a long time ago I am not a fan of fussy cutting, so I chose the big patterns and pictures to cut out, in hopes to piece together some type of composition that actually looked and made some sense.


I used a clock stencil to work with the “Harvest Time” title, and did some subtle background stamping.


I altered the chipboard with some embossing medium and then powder, I used a paint brush to paint on the medium for better control when I applied the powder in different colours.


Add a little bit of flowers and cheesecloth and some shadowing of Lindy’s around the edges for some more details.


So with my first G45 under my belt, I may have to play some more with the company, It was fun and came together easier than I thought. So be safe and have fun this Halloween.


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Graphic 45 Hallowe’en In Wonderland: Hallowe’en In Wonderland, Square Hare, Jabverwakey.

Creative Embellishemnts: Squares, Months of the Year, Out of This World.

Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Starburst  Canna Lily Burnt Orange, Flat Fabio Flying Monkey Midnight, Cleopatra;s Copper Embossing Powder, Midnight Velvet Embossing Powder.

Petaloo By FloraCraft: Darjeeling Mini Mix Tea-Stained Purple, Darjeeling Mini Mix Tea-stained Red.

Prima Marketing Inc.: Clear Stamp Bubbles, Clear Stamp Checkered, Art Basics Light Paste.

Stampin’ Up: Ghoulish Grundge, Spooky Fun.

TCW: Time Travel 201 Stencil.

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs.

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CSI 215

The Creative Team at Flying Unicorn was asked to guest design at CSI this month.

CSI is a weekly challenge designed to inspire scrapbookers to tell their stories and to create beautiful, meaningful pages based on a color scheme and an inspiration image.

My take on Case #215


This is one of my favorite pictures of us three girls. Taken so many moons ago. This does look like trouble. And boy could we get into our fair share.



Here is the case file this month.


As Evident I used Flowers, Leaves, Feathers (as leaves), circles on the background, and Vellum.




Thanks for checking out my take on CSI.



Marion Smith Designs LLC. POSH Finer Things, Never Grow Up SleepOver, Treasure Map, Wild & Free.

Prima: Meadowlark Chipboards, Stencil Royal Menagerie, Hello Pastel Flowers, Life Time Fabric Flowers Green.

Stampin’ Up : Botanical Gardens Vellum Stack, Touches of Texture Stamp, Certainly Celery Ink, Almost Amethyst Ink.

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Accept Changes

Accept Changes

Today I am featuring a layout of some fall flowers. And this goes perfect with this time of year where the seasons are changing along with the everyday changes of the world around us.


When people stop and visit at the house they then realize why I love my sanctuary. It’s my home, my little piece of heaven here on earth.But I always know that when these flowers bloom, the frigid cold is right around the corner and another changing of the seasons has begun.ombre-effect-close-up

I started this layout with a page of 12×12 water color paper, I used some twinkling H20 to produce an ombre effect, I first wet the paper to help the colour spread easier.


I used my stabile pencil to add more detail to the background and some texture with a pencil and paste.


I painted the chippie with gesso and I used the same colours on the chippie as I did own the background.


Thank for taking a weak today enjoy the rest of your day.


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Watercolor Paper.

Prima: Art Basics Light Paste.

7 Dots Studios: Illuminations 6×12 Word Stickers.

13 @rts Mental Vacation Tattered Grid

Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil.

The Dusty Attic Floral Heart

CTMH Sparkels Assortment Round, Black & Grey.

Twinkling H2O:  Hunter Grey, Mango Freeze.

UniBall Signo White, Aquarellable Stabile

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Metal Water Fall- Creative Magazine

This is a layout I made for the digital publication Creative Magazine. This is a home-made water fall made out of an old farm plow. Very creative and such a pretty display. And very fun to scrap especially this time of year when the leaves are changing.


This is found at the old Ruflet farm house up the road from my house. Called the Rustic Elegance They converted their barn into a venue to host weddings and get-togethers.


I would love it, if I could get Adam to make me something like this in the front yard……..yep might have to keep wishing for that one.


So back to the layout, I used the Bella Rouge collection to pull some of the colours out of the picture. I added loops of twine to symbolize leaves.


The corrugated paper added to that rustic look, I used Finn’s Rust Pastes on the clicps.


Some simple heat embossing to add some colour to the chippie, a rustic layout complete.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Inspiration: Creative Magazine Issue #13 October 2016


Maja Design Ska Ví Ta En Fika? Kaffetåren Den Bästa Är, Havrerutor, Vintage Summer BAsics 6×6 Paper Pack.

Prima: Oil Pastels, Rust Paste Red Rust, Gold Rust, Brown Rust, Art Basics Heavy Gesso White, Bella Rouge Rosselin, Basket Weave Stencil, Bella Rouge Tags and Tickets, Finnabair Cling Stamps Old Town.

Maya Road Paper Twine Cording Earth, Wood Buttons.

2 Crafty Chipboard: Boarder Flourish 2, Beautiful Word Chipboard.

Distress Ink Walnut Stain.

StazOn Ganache.

Stampendous Pearlustre Peridot Opaque Embossing Powder, Ranger Embossing Dabber.




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Autumn Splendor


Autumn Splendor

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year here in my neck of the woods. So many things changing between the flowers, birds and the trees. Every year we take a tractor right around the “neighborhood”. Living out in the sticks, the neighborhood can be quiet big. It usually takes a couple hours to make the big loop.


One of the roads we take are deep in the woods and the canopy of the trees is gorgeous. At some points completely covering the sky.


For this layout I used some background texture and spray as the base. I wanted to incorporate the squares and dots from the paper so I used the chipped to give it more dimension.


I added shading around the center point to to make it stand out a bit more from the background paper.


I used the Stabile pencil to add some shading to the leave chippies. To give it the look of changing colours.


Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the ever changing colours of the season.

Ok and please don’t judge. wink wink…… Riding in style and comfort. 1509222_10206134480540007_3462336257792001529_n


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October Challenge: Autumn 


October Challenge: Forest






Prima: Clear Stamps Off Set Dots, Clear Stamp Jagged Lines, Cubes Stencil, Art Basics Heavy Gesso White, Art Basics Light Paste.

Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Starburst Opal Sea Oats, Starburst Canna Lily Burnt Orange, Starburst Black Orchid Silver, Embossing Powder Obviously Black.

7 Dots Studio: Illumination Chipboards, Domestic Goddess Raspberry Pudding, Proudly Handcrafted, Tags.

May Arts Ribbon Mesh.

Stabile Aquarellable Pencil.

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