Monday, January 23, 2017

ScrapBerry's - Love Heart Decoration - Forever

Hello  ScrapBerry's and paper friends. Lydia here today sharing a fun project for the upcoming Valentine's Day. Some of us like to go all out and decorate our house or want to make something extra special for the one we love.

 I got a wooden heart from the craft-store and painted it in purple and pink and dry-brushed it with white gesso. Once dry I went around the outline with the Happy Days stamp. I just inked part of the stamp and could manipulate the stamp enough to folow the heart shape. I did this on both sides. On the back you can write a sentiment or stamp something special. 

On the front I started layering with papers from the Juliet collection, Polymer items that I had colored in, doilies, flowers to create a multi-dimensional heart. To finish it of I went around with some white gesso for extra accents. 

 I hope you enjoyed the project. Thank you so much for looking!

List of used items:

Juliet - Grace - SCB220608405
Juliet - Mademoiselle - SCB22060806
Juliet - Elegance - SCB22060813
Set of Stamps - Elegy - Precious Memories - SCB4904020b
Set of Stamps - Happy Days - SCB4907084
A Furry little Story - Set of Embellishments - SCB340001090
Polymer Items - Colorful Dreams - SCB26001031
Polymer Items - French Journey 1 - SCB26001009
Crystal Sticker Decoration - Floral Embroidery - SCB53000007
Mulberry Flower Set - Gardenia - Mix Pink - SCB300107
Stemmed Lily - Purple 2-tone - Purple inside - SCB290404
Stemmed Lily - White - SCB29040

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Blue Fern Studios January Projects!

Hello Paper and Blue Fern Studio Fans!
I'm so proud and happy to be part of this company and Design team!

Before I go any further let's introduce myself.
My name is : Lydia Guijt

I'm married to my best friend Peter for 25 years, a Mom to 2 adult children and our fur-baby Wesson. Being Dutch with an Australian passport living in Houston, Texas makes for some interesting conversations. My whole life I've been into crafts but after a special vacation in 2007 the pictures just deserved that little something more. So started my addiction to Scrapbooking. 
I hope I can inspire you a little on this journey.

You can find me on social media here:

Lets get started with my layouts. The first one is :

It's a holly jolly Christmas

Once a year my kids will pose for me for the Christmas picture. The rest of the year I have to be sneaky. So these pictures are extra special.

For the  Snow Medley chipboard piece I first stamped it with white ink and then used the Icicle Embossing Powder giving it a wonderful sparkle. For the It's a holly jolly Christmas I started of stamping again and then embossed it with Verdant Embossing Powder, while still warm I went over it with Fire Engine Glitter. Heat setting is on top. To temper the brightness of the color I went over it with a white stamp. 

For my background I did lots of fuzzy cutting from the Vintage Christmas - Magical and Wonderland papers. So many beautiful details.

I created an inside mat with the same Vintage - Noel paper that is also used for the background. Layering my fuzzy cut pieces, chipboard and extra paper cutouts to give it some depth. Using the beautiful Christmas Blooms to finish off my page. 

Vintage Christmas : Noel - Wonderland - Magical
It's a holly jolly Christmas
Snow Medley
Embossing Powder 
Fire Engine
Christmas Blooms

Just the 2 of Us

For Thanksgiving we had a trip to Las Vegas, we love to walk around the casino's there, look at the decorations and have a great time. You'll be seeing a lot more layouts with "Just the 2 of Us"!

For the background I used the Heartland - Love Blooms paper. To create some interest I misted and splattered it with some inks and sprays using the same colors found in this gorgeous paper.

The Crackle Bits and Heartland - Just the 2 of Us chipboard pieces I first prepped with ink and then embossed with Sea Mist Embossing Powder. While the title chippie was still warm I sprinkled it with the Peacock Glitter. Heat setting to stay in place for that extra sparkle.

The layers behind between the Crackle Bits are cut from the Heartland - Love Notes paper, with the love heart cut from the Love Song Serenade paper. Once all is assembled, time for the flowers. I used quite the collection. Some final splatters and we're all done!

Heartland : Love Blooms - Love Notes - Love Song Serenade
Heartland - Just the 2 of Us
Crackle Bits
Embossing Powder 
Sea Mist
Heartland : Blossoms - Roses and Blooms
Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Spring Lilies


Time for my third and last layout for this month. These colors make me think about Spring already. Heartland is the perfect collection to pick your favorite colors, it has it all.

For my background I used a stencil with paste and once dry I went over it with mists. I also used some of the Pearl Embossing Powder and the Texture 1 stamps for some extra details.

The chipboard pieces Love, Shabby Brick Bits & Spirit of Heartland I first pre-inked before embossing with the Verdant Embossing Powder with some detailing in Oatmeal Embossing Powder. 

Behind the picture I layered Heartland - Kiss Kiss and Love song Serenade paper details with lace and other embellishments.  I used a variety of  beautiful Blue Fern Studios flowers to add to the layout. Adding some micro beads and sequins around the page for that extra sparkle. 

Heartland :  Red Rose Ball - Kiss Kiss - Love Song Serenade
Textures 1
Heartland - Spirit of Heartland
Shabby Brick Bits
Love, Cherish, Adore
Embossing Powder 
Courtship Roses
Soft Blossoms
Late Winter Lilies

Thank you for looking!

See you next month!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

ScrapBerry's - Valentinesday card - Love!

Hello ScrapBerry's and paper friends! Lydia here sharing a card made for that special someone in your life. We are heading towards Valentines day so we still have some time to create.

For this card I chose to use the very romantic Juliet collection. The colors, the flowers it's just perfect. I started with fuzzy-cutting some pieces I knew I wanted to use on the card. From there I started adding my layers, filling up my card space.

I just love the ScrapBerry's Polymer embellishments. There are so many to choose from and they add such a wonderful texture to any project you work on. The wedding collection had exactly what I was looking for. To make them pop a little I added some ink and glitter.

For the final details of course the beautiful flowers and we have a card you want to share with the one you Love! Thank you for looking !

ScrapBerry's Items List :

Juliet - Fairytale - SCB220608404
Juliet - Grace - SCB220608405
Juliet - Mademoiselle - SCB220608406
Juliet - Elegance - SCB220608413
For Wedding - Polymer Items - Wedding 3 - SCB26001020
Holiday Romance - Embellishments - SCB2000106b
Mulberry Paper Flower set - Gardenia - SCB300107
Stemmed Lily - Purple 2-tone - SCB290404

Sunday, January 1, 2017

ScrapBerry's - Dream Life!

Happy New Year paper friends! 
I wish you all a wonderful 2017. How exciting this new year is starting with ScrapBerry's new theme.
 Were going full steam ahead and have our focus on Valentines Day - Love. 

For my first project of the year I chose to do a layout using the Juliet collection. For the background I used a collection of stamps and once done spread some gesso and used 2 stencils with paste around the page. 

I used a die cut with 2 different papers from the same collection to make doilies. 

Around the ScrapBerry's flower arrangements I placed chipboard pieces and some other embellishments. 

To finsish the layout some splatter ink and it's all done. 

As in the past ScrapBerry's is having a Challenge so here goes: 

Christmas is over and the new year has just begun. Let’s celebrate love! In honour of Valentine’s Day, we decided to come up with a new challenge. 

In this month 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.

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

Our big Lover challenge
Our big Lover challenge will run until February 28th and is open to everyone from all over the world. The theme for this challenge, as you already guessed, us:


We challenge you to create a project with a love theme to it. Why not create a wedding album? Or how about a Valentine’s Day card or a lovely lay-out to document your beloved one(s). It is all up to you.
The only rule is that you use at least 75% of ScrapBerry’s products on your project.

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. #Love17ScrapberrysChallenge
2. #Love17ScrapberrysChallengeSHOPNAME (just add the shop's page name instead of 'SHOPNAME')

We are looking forward to seeing your beautiful love projects.
Good luck and happy crafting!

* In case the winning team will have more than 6 participants, a draw will take place to determine who are the 6 who will get the prize. 


Thank you so much for checking out my blog! I hope you want to start to follow me. Just click the button on the top of my blog. That would we awesome!

Below the list of used items:

Juliet Papers:
Victoria (SCB2206084030)
Pastoral (SCB220608412)

Vintage Circus Polymer Items (SCB26002010)
For Wedding Metal Charms (SCB250001056)
Happy Days Set of Stamps (SCB4907084)
Fairy Tale Set of Stamps (SCB4904025)
In Bloom Embellishments (SCB340001094)
Paper Flowers Gardenia Set 3 (SCB290203)
Paper Flowers Gardenia Set 11 (SCB29011)
Paper Flowers (SCB280605)