You’re Not the Boss of Me: Victoria Marie Sketch Challenge

So the great thing about scrapbooking is that it fosters the most supportive and congenial  social network. I joined a Facebook group sponsored by a fellow scrapbooker Victoria Marie. Besides having one of the best sense of humors I have ever encountered, she is incredibly talented. Link to Victoria Marie Blog. As part of the Victoria Maria FB Group we are given weekly challenges. A few months ago, we were given a sketch challenge. And I decided to play along using paper from one of my fall 2015 Scraptastic Kits and additional supplies from the fall inspired Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice collection. I grabbed my favorite photo from my recent Ireland trip, traipsing around the Whitlock Mountains and came up with a fun layout.


VM FB Page Sketch

Layout: In order to work with my design story, I flipped the sketch 90 degrees counter clockwise. Other than that, I tried to stay close to the sketch but traipsed off the path when the inspiration hit me. Of course the floral paper in the Pumpkin Spice collection inspired me to pull out my floral stamps and die cut cuts that are used as embellishments in place of the circle detail in the sketch. My favorite part of the layout is the brown circle stitching underneath the floral embellishment clusters. It just added the perfect amount of texture and additional design element.

Love Now Cover

Love Now Detail 2

Love Now Detail 1

I hope you enjoyed checking it out as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Thanks for stopping by. More to Come, Celia!


Title: love now. Cardstock: American Crafts (Rust); Stampin Up (Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana); Neenah Classic Crest (Natural White).  Patterned Paper: Simple Stories-Pumpkin Spice (Pick of the Patch, Acorn, Crisp Air, 3×4 Journaling Cards, 4×6 Horizontal Journaling Card Elements, 6×6 paper pad); Echo Park-Dots & Stripes (Mustard). Stamps: Stampin Up (Beautiful Bunch, Petite Petals). Die Cut & Punches: Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Circles); Papertry Ink (Happiness in Bloom); American Crafts Knockouts (.375 Flower); Marvy Uchida (5/8 circle), Stampin Up (Fun Flower Punch, Petite Petals, Banner Triangle, Flower); Martha Stewart Crafts (3 in 1 Hydrangea), EK Success (Swiss Cheese Edger), Fiskars (Scallop Edge, 1 inch circle); McGill (Star Flower Perfect Petals). Embellishments Simple Stories-Pumpkin Spice (Expressions Cardstock Stickers, Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers); Studio Calico (Gold Leaves, Enamel Dots, Gold Frame); Twine & Ink (Gold Puffy heart Stickers); American Crafts Thickers (Amy Tan-Grace); Bella Blvd (Little Bits- Bell Pepper), Misc. (Gems). Inks: Stampin Up (Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana. Old Oliver). Picture: November 2015. Layout Completed: January 2016).




I’m In the Mood: Hip Kit Club October Mood Board

I am always in the mood to scrapbook. All the pretty paper and embellishments just puts me immediately in a happy place. I wanted to pop in and share with you all one of my layouts with the October 2015 Hip Kit inspired by the October Mood Board. I was immediately drawn to the leaves and butterfly images as well as the gold touches and woodgrain. With the jammed packed paper and embellishments in the Hip Kit along with some items from my stash , I was able to put together a layout that really captures the spirit of the Mood Board. Take a look and let me know what you think!

Mood Board:

Mood Board Hip Kit Oct 2015Layout:

Say Yes Cover

Say Yes Detail 2

Say Yes Detail 1


Title: SAY YES. Cardstock: American Crafts (Storm, Peach); Stampin Up (Coral Calypso); Neenah Classic Crest (Natural White, Dessert Storm).  Patterned Paper: Pebbles-Jen Hadfield- DIY Home (Blue Skies, Wood Floors, 6×6 paper pad); American Crafts-DIY Shop (Thick Gold Stripe on White Paper); Chickaniddy (Gold Foil). Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Linens). Die Cut & Punches: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Linens); Stampin Up (Itty Bitty Accents); Nicole (Leaf Punch): Fiskars (Scallop Punch); Studio G (Mini Flower Punch); Crate Paper-Maggie Holmes (Confetti-Flower Die); Memory Box (Arched Stems); Impression Obsession (Layered Floral Set); Silhouette Design Studio (Design ID# 78459-Rose Decoration). .Embellishments: Pebbles-Jen Hadfield- DIY Home (Printed Chipboard Shapes); American Crafts- Thickers (Amy Tangerine-Grace); Queen & Co (Pearls Sunflower Yellow). Inks and Color: Stampin Up (Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral); Versamark (Watermark); Simon Says Stamp-Embossing Powder (Ultra fine Gold).  Picture: September 2011. Layout Completed: October 2015. Kit-Hip Kit Club (October 2015).