Transform your Backgrounds

Hello all, sorry for being away so long… I want to say I’ve been busy but I am so sick of that word! Let’s go with … it’s been an active time since my last posting and I have not managed to celebrate some free time by creating a layout! It feels good to be back!

This page was inspired by the Happy Place stamp by Ms. Tangerine (given to me by my sister)!


I created another LO using different layers of ink to transform my background paper. I started with a subtle patterned yellow paper (from a random paper pack I grabbed from Micheal’s some time ago). Mr. Holtz’s distress inks, some water, some of Ms. Swapp’s mist, a little Whisper White from Stampin’ Up! and a peekaboo of some background stamps gave it a whole new look. I made sure to take a pic of the LO against the original paper, to show the effect this can have on pictures and on your background!


Basically, anything goes! A little or a lot, one layer or two! The pictures in my LO are so fun and colourful, I left off the matting, embellished a wee bit, using Tim’s hangers and Close to my Heart cork embellishments, which are the BOMB!



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Sketchtorian IV

Are you ready for a new sketch?! This one is artsy, doodley and a lot of fun.

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Stuck on Stuck? Sketches!


Okay, I have had some serious stuck issues lately – starting pages, only to put them aside half finished, staring at paper and pictures for way too long and giving up, organizing and re-organizing my scrapbook room instead of scrapping. We have all had these days and even weeks. Well, time to get unstuck! Not […]

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Let’s Tag Team this One …


You may or may not have noticed my lack of scrapping since the April retreat. I noticed! I spent a lot of time wanting to create, thinking about what I would create, but no time actually creating. Sometimes, after periods like that, the first layout back is loaded with expectations. Over the weekend, I decided stop […]

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1 to 3 Challenge with Scrap Shotz


The 1 to 3 Challenge is a scrapbook kit review. A member of the Scrapstorian design team trials one scrapbook kit by applying it to three different sketch challenges in a month. We then document our experience for you – providing our thoughts on the kit company, the kit contents and how versatile it was […]

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Let’s Capture Our Memories – Sketch 68


Let’s Capture Our Scotland Memories Hmm, what do I like most about the Let’s Capture Our Memories Sketch #68 Reveal most? The clustering of the embellishments? The opportunity for 3 photos on a layout? The lack of perfect symmetry and yet great overall page balance? Okay fine, it is all of these reasons and more! […]

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Adding Texture to Your Projects


Do you ever wonder how scrapbookers and paper crafters add texture to their projects? I do, all the time. I often find myself zooming in on images on websites, Pinterest and blogs to try and see which stencil or product they used to get their texture. Then of course, like any of us addicted scrapbookers; […]

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Sketchtorian III – Goodbye Winter


Loving this sketch! (Do I say that every time?) The swirly bits to each corner over the small squares made me instantly happy and I had the paper and embellishments in mind right away. I have been hoarding a huge collection of the Bo Bunny Snow Day line, released in 2011, waiting for that perfect Christmas […]

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