Mixed Media Vintage Layout

I want to share a fun mixed media layout with you today, tons of details here. I totally loved the process this layout went through. This is a picture of Olivia and my Late Grandfathers 1934 Hudson at his funeral this last fall. It was a beautiful send off. One last ride.

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I loved the vintage look of the old car, the shadows from the sun, and just old school.  So I wanted to incorporate all of those in the layout.

Enjoy the close-ups.


As in the video. I added so much texture and details to the Brick Wall Chipboards. I also wanted to cover up the funeral home sign so I knew I had to place one strategically on the picture itself.


Using the Brick Stencil and texture paste,  I pulled more bricks out of the background paper.


I used added so much details to the background, using layers of crackle paste, I also added a mould, and added more crackle, all to age the look of the layout.


I love the look of this layout and it is so vintage. I hope you enjoyed the video process. Thank you for stopping by today.


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Creative Embellishments: Brick Stencil, Rope Frames, Brick Pieces, Half Tone Circle Stamp.

Riddersholm Design: Christmas Cosy Cosy Cutout, Barn Market Husked, Barn Market Remember.

Petals By Floracraft: Dahlias Tea-stained Cream, Mini Mix Tea-stained Cream Petites Yellow.

Generals Powdered Charcoal.

Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps Seth Apter Border Lines.

DecoArt Media: Tinting Base, Prussian Blue Hue, Quinacridone Gold, Burnt Umber, Paynes Grey, Titan Buff, Antiquing Cream White.

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Ground Expresso.

Prima: Texture Paste Graphite, Copper Crackle, Gold Crackle. Color Blooms 2 Golden Walnut, Fixative, Moulds.

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Spring Tag and Card

Hello today, I hope to finally say that Spring is here. Although weather in central US can be surprising. I was inspired to make a Spring tag and card set.


I made a little video to share my creative process.


After a fair number of layers of the beautiful Botanical Tea Collection I touched the card and tag off with some Textured Elements. The Rosettes are perfectly matched with this paper collection.


Soft subtle distressed edges offsets the pretty details of the paper, and the soft texture of the rosettes add beauty to the set.


Thank you for stopping by today. Happy Spring and enjoy the warming weather.


Petaloo By Flora Craft: Textured Elements Garden Rosettes Green 1212-214, Textured Elements Mini Garden Rosettes Pink 1213-211, Textured Elements Garden Rosettes Ant Red 1212-250, Push Pins

Graphic 45: Time To Flourish: 4×6 Journaling & Ephemera Cards, Botanical Tea Collection: Herbal Infusion, Botanical Tea, Sweet Camomile, Fields of Flowers.

Creative Embellishments: Small Sentiments.

Stampin’ Up: Flourish Thinlits.

Tattered Angels Chalkboard Strawberry Ice

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Shabby Chic Wedding

Shabby Chic Wedding Layout

Just a quick share today, I have been so busy trying to get ahead on things. And seeing spring is here, the gardens are calling my name. I just wanted to create something for me….kinda.

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I borrowed this picture from Laura, a sweet gal I work with, (not the first one I have borrowed  wink wink). She recently got married and the pictures are just so gorgeous. I wanted to scrap a little shabby chic.


I made a video tutorial along with it.

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I think out of all the different styles out there, Shabby Chic is the hardest for me, So I am always looking for something gorgeous to create.


This layout works perfectly for LemonCraft’s Challenge this Month. All about Roses. Between the beautiful roses in the bouquet, the paper roses in the flower clusters to the scrumptious paper. Perfect.


Thank you for stopping by today.



Lemon Craft: House of Roses, Labels 1, Labels 2, Music of the Soul, On the Porch.

Creative Embellishments: Pinecone Branch, Leafy Corner Flourish.

My Stash: Roses Paper Blooms, Seam Binding.

Prima: Tea Stain Bloom Spray, Lime Wedge Bloom Spray, Metallique Wax White Gold, Bronzed Age, Antique Brilliance Lucky Emerald, Concrete Paste, Wood Texture.

Mon Ami Gabby: Vintage Lave, Pearl Sprays, Flat Back Pearls.

Stampin’ Up Creative Elements Stamp.

Martha Steward Boarder Punch.

Distress Ink Walnut Stain.

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Vintage Mother’s Day Frame


Sharing another project with the collaboration with Creative Embellishments, If you missed my CE post, it’s a matching tag, here is the link to that post. Go check it out here.

I wanted to make a frame as a gift. I started with just a frame and it evolved to a vintage looking piece of work.

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Here is the video process the evolution of the tag.

So many fine details to the piece.


I used the Vintage Flourish Chipboard along with the Flourish Circle Frame, I tried to make them look aged with heat embossing, crackle glaze and antiquing cream.  I did use the Heart Scribble stencil on the background not knowing at the time how the piece would evolve.


One of my favorite flowers lately are the Rosettes. Perfectly shaped and go great with any project, and with some subtle dry brushing, they blend to help complete that vintage look I was desiring out of the piece.


I want to thank you for stopping by and Happy Mother’s Day to all, whether it’s to fur babies,  grand babies, or babies of your own, all ages.

Don’t for =get to stop by Creative Embellishments all week long too for your chance at this prize pack.





Woodbine Works Corporation: Just a Frame

Petaloo By FloraCraft: Darjeeling Anemone Cream 1490-105, Darjeeling Wild Mini Blossoms Pink 1481-130, Darjeeling Dahlias Red/Fushia 1467-404, Darjeeling Garden Rosette Spice 1491-108, Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosette Cream 1492-105, Darjeeling Petites Tea-stained Spice 1465-10

Creative Embellishments: Vintage Flourish, Flourish Circle Frame, Scribble Heart Stencil.

Relics & Artifacts®: Flaming Hearts Ex. I Votos.

DecoArt Media: Modeling Paste, Ultra-Matte Varnish, Matte Medium, Antiquing Cream Black, Antiquing Cream White, Carbon Black, Paynes Grey, Quinacridone Gold, Raw Umber, Quinacridone Red, Metallic Gold

Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Midnight Gold Embossing Powder.

Prima Marketing Inc: Heavy Gesso White

Stampendous Andy Skinner Stamps Industrial.

My Stash: Sisal, Vintage Norwegian Paper, Vintage Sheet Music.

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Giant Mother’s Tag


Hello all, I have some  awesome collaboration with Creative Embellsishments and Petaloo this coming week. I want to share a tag  I made to match the mother’s day gift, That project will be up on the Petaloo blog in the next couple of days so don’t forget to stop by the Petaloo blog all week long to see the inspiration that is shared there too.

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This is one of Tim Holtz Etcetera Small Tag, and to say it is the “small” one is an understatements. But they are so fun, a canvas it self to make such loveliness.

Here’s the creative process.


I wanted to make something vintage and elegant and with the title always and forever from the Always Word Set speak mother’s, motherhood, and all the great quality mothers share.


And Always and Forever is truly what mothers are. And the tag is perfectly accessorized with the beautiful Flourish 8, Rosettes, and Anemones from Petaloo.


Thank you for stopping by today, and don’t forget to stop by Petaloo all week long to see the inspiration there. And the fabulous prize pack up for grabs.





Creative Embellishments: Always Word Set, Flourish 8, Distressed Text Stamp.

Petaloo by FloraCraft: Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosette Cream 1492-105, Darjeeling Anemone Cream 1490-105, Darjeeling Garden Rosette Spice 1491-108, Darjeeling Petites Spice.

Tim Holtz Etcetera Small Tag.

Stampendous Stamps:  Andy Skinner Industrial.

Paper Whimsy: Fancy Heart Trio.

Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Starburst Mission Bells Brown, Starburst Dark Chocolate Truffle, Midnight Gold Embossing Powder.

DecoArt Media: Crackle Glaze, Ultra-Matte Varnish, Matte Medium, Antiquing Cream Black, Antiquing Cream White, Prussian Blue Hue, Metallic Gold, Quinacridone Gold, Titan Buff, Primary Magenta, Paynes Grey.







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Imperial Spring Eggs

With Easter fast approaching I was inspired by all the feastive eggs that I have seen all around the social media. Why not join in on the creativity. But spice it up with some Imperial Eggs from Relics & Artifacts®.

Relic Flower Egg

Relic Egg 2

Relic Egg 1


I knew I wanted something pretty and elegant yet uniquely different. I usually try different techniques to make each piece more unique from the one before.

RA Butterfly Egg


Because the Curious Ornate Egg Stand was slightly different in size, I did have to do some filling with the Apoxie Sculpt to make the pieces flow together seamlessly.  The end the result was pure perfection.IMG_3797



I hope this inspires some Majestic Imperial Eggs of your own to spice up your Easter decor.



Relics & Artifacts®: Dresden Trim Daisy Chain Large, Imperial Eggs, Boheimum Jewels Aquamarine, Boheimiun Jewels Ruby.

Apoxie Sculpt.

PaperWhimsy Curious Ornate Egg.

Retro Care Art College Print

Stampin Up: Creative Elements Stamp.

Ice Resin®: German Glass Glitter Shards, Crystal Opal, Iced Resin.

DecoArt Media: Matte Medium, Tinting Base, Titan Buff, , Carbon Black, Titanium White Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Metallic Silver, Paynes Grey, Pyrrole Red, Metallic Green, Metallic Brown.

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Altered Wood Canvas Frame

I always love the beginning of the month, so many great challenges and so much inspiration out there. So I just needed to get some creating done! IMG_3906

I decided it was time to play with this wood canvas I piked up. I even made a little video on how I did it.


Now for some close-ups for you







Thank you for stopping by today:


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7 Dots Studios:

More Than Words

7 Dots Studios: Cotton Candy Dreams Flair, Cotton Candy Dream Cloud Watching, Writers  Block Numbers Stencil, Home Grown Clear Stamp, Cotton Candy Dreams Clear Stamp,

UmWowStudio: Homegrown MASH, Cotton Candy Dreams MASH

Creative Embellishments: Dream Word Set

Petaloo by Flora Craft: Botanical Blooms Teal, Mixed Textured Blossoms Black, Textured Blossom Grey, Sugared Minis Teal, Sugared Berries Clusters Teal.


Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Starburst Time Travel Teal, Flat Fabio T-Bird Turquoise, Starbrust Black Orchid Silver, Starburst Gag Me With a Spoon Grey.

Prima Chalkboard Paint, Light Paste

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Indigo Dream

Hello there, I here today with Swirlydoo’s  to share a video tutorial with the new Indigo Dream Kit. This kit features amazing papers from Scrapberry’s and all kinds of other goodies to boot!

Enjoy the tutorial.


Here are a few close up, so enjoy.
So many beautiful details with the flower cluster.
Photo Credit: Katie DeRosa


I hope you Saturday is enjoyable band thank you for sharing some of it with me and Swirlydoos.

If you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at http://www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Heather) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

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April Spring Layout

Hi all, Where is the time going? Spring already? Just want to share a happy warm layout with featuring my most important garden tools. Wink Wink.

CE April Challenge Heather Thompson

This is my inspiration for the Challenge mood board at Creative Embellishments. The twist is to use a flower somewhere on the piece. Now how hard can that be……



I love spring and the mood board is perfect for this layout and who doesn’t like flowers. I started out with some background work using the Distressed Chicken Wire Stamp and the Distressed Corner Stamp.


I did some simple alteration on the Grass Board Chipboard and Flourish 27 with some Lindy’s Spray. And I toped it off with the Months of the Year and some more stamping with the Distress Circle Stamp.

IMG_3637So enjoy the warming weather and all the new blooms peaking their heads out. I will be out there getting my hands dirty with my favorite tools.



Spring Layout Supplies:

Creative Embellishments: Distress Chicken Wire Stamp, Distress Circle Stamp, Distressed Corner Stamp, Grass Boarder, Flourish 27, Months of the Year.

Craft & You Easter Greetings 02, 03, 04.

Petaloo By FloraCraft: Darjeeling Mini Mix Yellow, Darjeeling Hydrangeas Spice, Darjeeling Garden Rosette Green, Botanical Bloomer, Yellow.

Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Starburst Green with Envy Green Starburst Ponderosa Pines Olive, Starburst Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Starburst Cotton Candy Pink.

DecoArt Media: Gesso White.

13@rts: Falling Dots 2.

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Swirlydoos March Indigo Dream Debut

Our March scrapbook kit has just hit the pavement, and we know you’re gonna LOVE IT!

We’re proud to present:

“Indigo Dream”

See how you can win this kit below!


Love it, right? Why not get one of your own? Let us 
“Inspire Your Obsession!”

become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you’ll also pay less for gorgeous, perfectly coordinated monthly scrapbook kits!

*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

Each designer will post their complete reveal on the Swirlydoos Blog in the days immediately following our reveal.


We have a great lineup of video tutorials, as well as stepbystep photo tutorials for you this month!

If you haven’t already, (stern look) be sure you’re connected with us on all our various social media outlets so you never miss a (free) learning opportunity.

Swirlydoos Facebook page

Swirlydoos Gallery






March sketch, created by DT Member Kim Heard

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our March sketch challenge runs until April 30th, and is open to EVERYONE!

Upload your layout into the “Sketch” section of the Swirlydoos Facebook Gallery and you will be entered to win a fantastic prize from Swirlydoos!

Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see how others were inspired by this same sketch.



This month we decided to change things up a bit, see if you’re still paying attention 😉 You’re still going to get to see what our FABULOUS designers have in store for you, but you’re also going to get the chance to win THIS MONTH’S KIT!
*gasp… yes!*


(Don’t worry subscribers!! We gotcha covered! If a current subscriber wins the contest, we will substitute this prize for your choice of either a CS, FLW, PP, MED, or DIE add on next month!) **limited to availability**

This promotion will run until midnight, eastern time, April ??. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Facebook Page and on our Blog.  Here’s all you have to do…

1. Like/Follow our Facebook page, and SHARE THE CONTEST POST! (must like/share to be entered at all) = 1 entry

2. Tag your scrappy friends in the contest post = 1 additional entry
3. Make any purchase in the swirlydoos store = 5 additional entries
4. Become a monthly subscriber = 10 additional entries
5. Refer a friend during the contest = 10 additional entries (if they subscribe).



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