Good morning stampers. Nicole here with a fun mixed media layout I created using the Happy Mail Stamp Set and New Day Stamp Set. For this layout, I decided to use bright, happy colors to make the photos pop a little bit. Because these photos were taken in a dark room, the photos were a bit grainy, but I still wanted to use them to share this special memory! Back in February, my sister took Edward to a local pottery place for his birthday. Rather than buy him something he didn't need, she wanted to do something special with him and they had a blast!

To begin, I sprayed the background using a lime green and blue spray inks. Then, I used a lime green and bright blue ink to decorate the background using the splattered circles.


These little splatters are fun. Initially, I was only going to use a few, but then I decided to add a variety, diagonally across the layout.


The little sentiment box is the cutest! I just love it. :)


I used a few stickers, tags and other embellishments to decorate the layout. I really like the pink with the lime blue and green. It adds the perfect touch!




Thanks so much for visiting today!


Hi friends. I'm back with another art journal spread I created for Bad Girls Couture. My sister posted these maternity photos on FaceBook and I fell in love!! Of course, I had to scrap them...

To begin, I mixed some Last Sin and Broken Doll acrylic paint with some Molding Paste to give the paint more texture. Then I used the Rose Swirl 6"x9" Stencil from Art Anthology to create a pretty background for my spread.

Once the background was completely dry, I used some Pink Paislee embellishments to decorate the layout. The tiny tag is from Jillibean Soup.

I kept this spread pretty simple with the main focus on the adorable photos of my pregnant sister and her dog!

I've included a quick video so you can see how quickly this layout came together.

Thanks for visiting today!


Hi everyone. I'm so excited to share this fun, mixed media layout I created! I totally had fun with this layout. I started the layout a few months ago. At that time, it was very paint or stamps. I decided to go back to the layout and doctor it up a bit and I'm so glad I did. I just love this sooooo much.

I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut a large flower from white cardstock. Then I backed up the cardstock using patterned paper.  I used a few strips of patterned paper and stickers to create fun borders around the layout. I added a scribble from the Happy Art Stamp Set at the bottom of the photo to make it a bit messy. I used the following ink pads from the shop- Charming PinkWarm BreezeNocturn.


After I was done placing everything down, I covered the photo with a few pieces of scraps and splashed acrylic paint and turquoise mist all over the layout. Then I used the circles from the New Day Stamp Set to create fun bubbles all over the layout. To help the circles blend in with the layout, I used a black pen to trace the circles.


To fill in the white space at the bottom, I used the "smile sparkle shine..." stamp. Love it!




Thanks for visiting today! What do you think? Are you ready to try using a variety of inks on your next project? 


Good morning! Nicole here with a pretty mixed media layout I created using the Flity stencil and the Patina Texture set. I love this texture set. It looks sooooo pretty on paper! The colors look perfect against the photos!

I covered the veneer flowers using the Patina Seafoam. Then I brushed the Sedona Colorations Spray along the edges using a paint brush. I colored the butterfly using the Sedona Colorations and added a Clear Coat (Linen) to make it shimmer a bit.

I have a feeling I'll be using the Flity stencil again. I just love it!

I used some papers, chipboard and stickers from Pink Paislee to embellish the layout.

Here is a process video for you to see how easy it is to work with the texture sets along with the stencil and Coloration Spray! Fun stuff!

Supplies Used:
Stencil: Flity
Patina Texture Set
Coloration Spray: Sedona
Clear Coat: Linen

I hope I have inspired you to experiment with the Flity stencil with the Patina Texture set. The texture set is perfect for distressing wood veneer embellishments!



Happy Sunday everyone. I had a lazy day today... I have been scrapbooking all day just for fun... No DT assignments, just fun stuff.

I saw Pinkfresh Studio's challenge for August and thought I'd play along. The color palette is gorgeous and I definitely challenged myself on this layout... I included some hand-stitching!

To begin, I used We R Memory Keeper's stitching tool to create several stitched lines. Then I used a variety of gorgeous Colorations Sprays (Granny Smith, Timeless, Salmon and Ink Spot) from Art Anthology to add lots of color on a 8 1/2"x11" white cardstock.

I used a heat gun to speed up the drying time. Then I punched several 2" circles using a circle punch.

After I punched all of my circles out, I hand-stitched each circle using pink, yellow and blue thread. This took some time...:)

I used recycled packaging to smear the Colorations Sprays on another piece of cardstock to create a colorful background so that the circles would blend in nicely.

I used a heat gun in between the colors so the colors would not become muddy.

Here are some close-ups of the final project. TOTALLY love this... it's so pretty and colorful...such a happy layout. I used bits and pieces of embellishments from different collections for this layout...

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a wonderful week!