Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ScrapBerry's - Time Fies!

Hello Paper and ScrapBerry's friends!
Sharing with you a masculine card I made with the beautiful Words Live Forever collection. 
The card would work great for Father's Day, Birthday or any occasion you like.

I started out with a couple of layers on the card with Tonight on Broadway and Memos. I got out one of my dies and used it with the 7th Street Library paper to cut out a frame. I used plain white card stock with a doily die. Fuzzy cut some pieces from the Postcards for Pennies sheet. Together with the gear chipboard piece I have all my layers sorted. Time to put it all together.

Stacking all the layers on top of each other makes the card come together nicely. Under the clock face I placed the ScrapBerry's - Wings. Although they're silver, I coated them to give it a  rustic look making it fit the theme of the card. 
I hope you like the card! 

Thank you for looking!

Words Live Forever
Tonight on Broadway - SCB220609305
Memos - SCB220609307
7th Street Library - SCB220609302
Postcards For Pennies - SCB220609309

Metal Embellishments
Set of Wings - Silver - SCB31101

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Blue Fern Studios Projects for May!

Hello Paper and Blue Fern Studios friends! 

This month our new collection Happy Accident is a big favorite of mine. Love the designs and wonderful colors. To top it all off Blue Ferns Studios also created a Printed Chipboard sheet to compliment the papers. What's not to love. 
Let's check out my first layout!

Beauty in Chaos 

To show of these wonderful new Happy Accident Chipboard Pieces I created this layout. Whenever I create you should see my table. Yes you guessed it. Chaos. So I found this particular title perfect to make a layout with .

I started with the Halftone and London Chronicle stamps to create some interest on the Fate background page. Because the page already has circles on there I decided to keep up with that theme. 

The Circle Group Pieces I embossed with Ebony and the Mini Ring Things with the gorgeous new Plum color. Perfect fit with this new collection. Now it's time to create my layers and started stacking. Having all the interesting parts pop out. The beautiful light green Late Winter Lily matched perfectly. To fine tune the look I added some thread, lace, I die-cut some leaves and some sparkle with the new Pea Soup glitter, some mists, beads and bling. 
I hope you like it! 

Happy Accident : Fate
Circle Group
Mini Ring Things
Happy Accident : Printed Chipboard
BFS Embossing
Pea Soup
London Chronicle
Late Winter Lilies

Free Spirit

For my second layout I'm using an older collection, Paisley & Vine. Beautiful papers with gorgeous contrasting colors, details and even some abstract patterns. 
When we visited Las Vegas I took photos of this statue that I wanted to use. The Metal trees surrounding it in the red is what made the decision to use this collection the winner.

I layer the Splendor, Passion and Pathway papers so the red just shows a thin outline. 
With the Tattered News Print stamp I stamped randomly around the page. Now with one of my stencils I added some texture with paste.
The Bits of Honeycomb were embossed with Icicle, the Graduated Circle, leftover part from the Swirly Circle and Chesterville Doodle embossed with Speckled Mint with some Peacock Glitter sprinkled over it too. The leaves I've used on the layout are cut out Blooms & Stems stamp prints embossed with Fern.

Now that we have all the building blocks for our layout prepared we can put it together. For some layering under the photo I cut up pieces from the Playing Cards sheet. Using one of the cards as the title. Layering the chipboard pieces and placing the flowers including the Late Winter Lilies to finish of the layout. 

Paisley & Vine: Pathway, Playing Cards, Splendor 
Graduated Circles
Swirly Circle
Chesterville Doodle
Bits of Honeycomb
BFS Embossing Powder 
Speckled Mint
Tattered News Print
Blooms & Stems Stamp
Late Winter Lilies

These are my layouts for you this month!

Next month I hope to show you some fun layouts from my visit to Disney World.

Thank you so much for having a look!

Hugs, Lydia

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ScrapBerry's - Happy Times!

Hello Paper and ScrapBerry's Friends!

It's May and at ScrapBerry's we're having a new Challenge, it's a about Family for the next 2 months. 

Since we're celebrating family, I've decided to do a layout with a couple of pictures with my kids and their cousins. Boy, I remember this photo-shoot and having 4 little kids between one and four. It's quite hard to keep that in control, but so much fun. The end result was so great. 

The collection I've used is Words Live Forever.
For the background I've used a plain sheet of paper. I chose a doily stencil and paste to create some texture. After it dried I got out some of my mists and with the 3 chosen colors I created a colorful back splash.

I used one of the panels from the Archive & Abacus Sheet and started building my layout on there. Using lots of the fuzzy cuts form the Tonight on Broadway and Postcards for Pennies papers.

This collection gives a nice and classic feel to any layout you like to create. Perfect, seeing this particular photo-shoot was more then 20 years ago. How time flies.

All I added to all my layers was a ScrapBerry's - Metal Clock, a Chipboard piece and some die-cuts. Some final ink splatters and the layout is finished. 
I hope you like it. 

Thank you for having a look!

Have a great day!

Words Live Forever
Archive & Abacus - SCB220609304
Postcards for Pennies - SCB220609309
Tonight on Broadway - SCB220609305

Wind of Travel
Set of Clocks - SCB34001071

Here are all the details for the ScrapBerry's Challenge:

It's May and that means that it's time for a new challenge at ScrapBerry's.

In May and June many people will be celebrating Mother's Day and Father's Day. Therefore, we decided to celebrate the love for your mother, father or kids these two months. So the theme for our challenge is:


This theme means you can make anything about your mother or father or kids or create something to celebrate your own motherhood or fatherhood. There are many possibilities, so we encourage you to let your creative juices flow. The only rule is that you use at least 75% of ScrapBerry’s products on your project.

In this month's challenge, you have two ways to win!

Together with your craft friends at your favourite craft store. One winning shop will be chosen according to both the quality and the number of entries.
In addition, we will have individual winner that will be chosen by a draw.

There is up to 6 prize packs, each at value of 25 Euro. These prize packs will be awarded to the winning team. In case the winning team will have more than 6 participants, a draw will take place to determine which 6 participants will get the prize. 

Since the more entries the higher the chances to win, share this news with your crafty friends to increase your chances to win.

How can you play along?
In order to join, post your projects on your personal Facebook page and in the ScrapBerry's group on Facebook, then like and tag/mention ScrapBerry's page and your shop's page (type '@' and start writing the page you want to mention, i.e. @scrapberrys).

Also to help us trace your beautiful creations, please add two hashtags to your post:
1. #Family17ScrapberrysChallenge
2. #Family17ScrapberrysChallengeSHOPNAME (just add the shop's page name instead of 'SHOPNAME')

We can't wait to see what you will create.
Good luck and happy crafting!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Blue Fern Studios - Happy Accident - Free

Hello Paper and Blue Fern Studios friends. 

We're so happy with the new Happy Accident Collection and brand new introduction of the  Happy Accident Printed Chipboard Pieces that I'm sharing an extra post with you this month.

For this layout I'm using a photo of my niece's little boy visiting a WWII memorial with his Granddad, which is very fitting for this time of the year when many countries have their own remembrance days. It's so important to teach our children their history. 

- Free -

I'm using the Happy Accident - Incident sheet as the base. For my background I chose the Texture Circles Stamp and embossed some of the prints with Snow Embossing powder and others I did in black ink. Some extra stamping with the  London Chronicle Stamp. After that I got out a stencil and created some texture over the page with some paste.

The Abstract Wire Frame got embossed with Stormy Skies. A beautiful new metallic blue color embossing powder. The Rose Wreath chipboard  was cut in a couple of pieces and embossed with Rusty Rose. I sprinkled some of the Pea Soup Glitter over the leafy parts of the Rose Wreath and heat set it.

Having done all the preparation work I was now ready to start putting my layout together. All these chipboard pieces make for some wonderful layers.

Adding Chesterville Blooms and other flowers to decorate. Some final ink splatters and we're all done. I hope you will have fun with this collection!

Happy Accident : Accident
Printed Chipboard, Abstract Wire Frame, Rose Wreath
Embossing Powder 
Snow,  Rusty Rose, Stormy Skies
Pea Soup
London Chronicle, Texture Circles
Chesterville Blooms

Thank you so much for having a look!

Lydia Guijt

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sky, shine brightly!

Hello Paper and ScrapBerry's friends!
Today I'm sharing with you my latest project. 
A card using the Antique Shop collection.

For the card base I used the Depth of the Ocean sheet. Standard size 5-1/2"x8" scored in half. Cut some layers with the same sheet, Old Vessel and Blue Prints. I just love layers. I wrapped some string around some of the layers and stapled it. 

 To match the paper and title I got a chipboard balloon. I added some Enamel Brads to the balloon.  Continued decorating the card with the gorgeous Fairy Tale Polymer Flowers and some extra flowers on top.  A Crystal Sticker for a starry sky an extra title and we're all done!
I hope you like my creation.
Thank you so much for looking!

Below the list with ScrapBerry's Items:
Antique Shop
The Depth of the Ocean - SCB220606002
Old Vessel - SCB220606005
Blueprints - SCB220606007

Fairy Tale
Enamel Brads - Fairy Tale 2 - SCB340207
Polymer Items - SCB26002012

Vintage Circus
Crystal Stickers - SCB53000002

Cherry Blossoms
White & Blue - SCB300215

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Hello Paper friends!
Hope you're all having a great weekend.
I would love to share my latest project with you.
A layout made with 7Dots Studios - Writer's Block paper and a whole lot of Prima Marketing goodies. 

When I started this layout I knew I had to used Black and White and one other color. So I hope you like the color I chose. Copper/orange.
Dream was an easy way to use on a layout. When I married, not in my wildest dreams would I have imaged a life full of travel and moving from one continent to the next. I have to say it's been quite an adventure. Wouldn't change a thing.

Below a few close-ups.

7Dots Studio - Writer's Block - Inkwell
7 Dots - Studio - Cotton Candy Dreams - Word Stickers 6x12
UmWow - Writer's Block mask
UmWow - Circlet Mask
UmWow - Chipboard - Typewriter Key Alpha's
UmWow - Chipboard - Victorian Flourish
UmWow - Chipboard - Fortune Teller Mash
Prima - Resin Frame - Chantilly Royal - 992966
Prima - Texture Paste - Copper Crackle - 961534
Prima - Black Gesso - 961459
Prima - Light Paste - 961404
Prima - Acrylic Paint - Metallique Brass Hardware- 963095
Prima - Color Bloom - Empress Gold - 580315
Prima - Color Bloom - Precious Stone - 573812
Prima - Color Bloom 2 - Pot Marigold - 588755
Prima - Antique Brilliance - Red Amber - 964313
Prima - Del Mar - Quarter - 577575
Prima - Timeless Memories - Classical - 580902
Prima - Timeless Memories - Remembrance - 580834
13@rts - Splashinks - White, Black, Copper

Blue Fern Studio projects for April!

Hello Blue Fern Studios and Paper Friends.

This month I have 3 very different layouts for you.
Two of them are with the beautiful Spring Parade Collection and the third one is with one of my favorite collections Chesterville


When we took this tour through the Grand Canyon this Sunset was just amazing. I knew I had to scrapbook it!
I'm using the Market Place paper as my base. The Tattered News Print Stamp right now is one of my favorite stamps and for this layout and all the others I used it to create some background interest. I chose one of my stencils and used paste to add more background details.

I wanted to use some straws for this layout to create a dramatic black/white and green effect. The Turkish Bits pieces and Discover were embossed with Ebony embossing powder. 

The Layering Stems with Sea Mist embossing powder and topped with a layer of Caribbean Glitter. 

Behind my photo I put some smaller pieces from Spring Parade - Market Place and Sunday Best to create some layers. The straws already created some depth and helped with a nicely layered look. 

The beautiful Peony flower (Spring Peony and Berries) is quite big and is perfect to take apart and use in parts. Filling up the rest of the layout with some more flowers and embellishments.

Spring Parade : Market Place, Sunday Best
Turkish Bits, Layering Stems, Journey, Explore, Discover
Embossing Powder 
Sea Mist, Ebony
Tattered News Print
Spring Peony and Berries

For my second layout I'm going a little more classic. The base is Spring Parade - Sun Rise. Although in the corner it has an Easter theme. By covering it up. You can make it into whatever you chose it to be. I found the saying on Attic Charm - Calling Cards and went from there.

For the background I used the Tattered News Print Stamp to create interest around the page with Antique Gold Embossing Powder.

The Blooming Curls,  Whimsy Flourishes and Leafy Page Accents chipboard pieces all got embossed with Oatmeal embossing powder with the flowers on the Blooming Curls piece in Pink Dust.

I positioned all the pieces and started adding a variety of Blue Fern Studios flowers, Spring Florals, Soft Blossoms, Late Winter Lilies, together with some pieces of lace, ribbon and other embellishments. Some finishing touches with pearls, art stones and beads.

Spring Parade : Sun Rise 
Attic Charm : Calling Cards
Blooming Curls, Whimsy Flourishes, Leafy Page Accents
Embossing Powder 
Antique Gold, Pink Dust, Oatmeal
Tattered News Print
Spring Florals, Soft Blossoms, Late Winter Lilies


My third and last layout for this month is a more masculine layout using the Chesterville collection.
This collection is just perfect for layouts like this.

I used Chesterville - Keswick as the base and started preparing my page with clear gesso. Then used the Tattered News Print stamp around the page. Next I got out 2 stencils and a combination of pastes to create some interest. Since I'm going for a metallic look. I used gold, silver and graphite. Continuing with splatter inks. Now that the background is all done it's time to get the chipboard pieces prepared. 

Circuitry and Discovery are embossed in Sand and Sea with a sprinkle of  Antique Gold here and there. The Faucets in Black Sand. Putting it all together on the page creating some layers with Chesterville : Keswick, Chester pieces. Some flowers from the Chesterville Blooms, Harvest Lilies and other embellishments to complete the look. 

Chesterville : Keswick, Chester, 
Circuitry, Faucets, Journey, Explore, Discover
Embossing Powder 
Black Sand, Antique Gold, Sand and Sea
Tattered News Print
Chesterville Blooms, Harvest Lilies

I hope you liked the 3 completely different styles this month I created for you.
Looking forward to showing you more next month. 

Thank you for stopping by today!
Have a great day!