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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Fandom Birthday Card


Today I thought I'd share a birthday card that I made for my dad.            
He is a prolific reader, so I thought this quote from the Fandom collection was perfect for his card!

The front of the card was created very simply, using Fandom ephemera and a piece from the paper collection.

I popped up some of the ephemera pieces with foam tape.

I made use of more of the ephemera pieces on the inside of the card.

Cardmaking doesn't need to be hard when you've got patterned paper and ephemera pieces!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Edmonton Summer Rock Cirkus 1979 - Wild Whisper "Feel the Beat"

Hi everyone!
Boy I had fun with this layout!  What a trip down memory lane!!

On August 23, 1979 Edmonton hosted the first outdoor concert in Alberta, at the brand new Commonwealth Stadium.  There was a lot of worry among stadium officials about having this concert in the new building, and the promoters weren't sure just how it would go over with Albertans. 
Well.... it was a stunning success with over 50,000 music lovers showing up to rock & roll... and my husband and I were two of them!!!  Peter Frampton & Heart were the headliners, but it was the Canadian band, Trooper, that stole the show.  Their version of the "Summertime Blues" had the whole audience on their feet.

Tickets were... wait for this... $20!  Oh yeah... things were good back in the 70's!  

To start with, I used this piece of paper from "Feel the Beat", and covered it with Glass Bead Gel through a 12"x12" star stencil.

Here's a close up of the gel... I love its grainy texture.

After gluing down the focal piece that I made at this Wild Whisper post, I splattered the background with watered down gesso.  I was very liberal with it and was going for big splashes.  The brush I used was this one by Tim Holtz.
Continuing on, I used the July sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine to lay out my photos.

I liked the inner border shown on the sketch, so I drew a freehand one with a black marker and added musical notes all around.  
All embellishments for the layout came from the "Feel the Beat" Ephemera pack.

Creating a layout like this is why I love scrapbooking so much.  I was literally transported while I worked on it, to a very hot, sunny, August day in 1979, when Edmonton came alive to the beat of Rock & Roll and I was there!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Wild Whisper "Feel the Beat"

Hi everyone! 
There is going to be a whole lot of wonderful showing up on Wild Whisper's blog over the next little while, as 5 new Wild Whisper collections are launching on July 13th and they are ALL gorgeous!
Today I thought I'd share a sneak peek at Feel the Beat.  
I have made this 4.25"x5.5" card topper using a couple of the pages from Feel the Beat.  I haven't put it on a card yet, as I'm still trying to decide whether or not to make a card with it or use it on a layout... stay tuned!  ;)
I made the distressed portion of the card by inking up a piece of cardstock using Distress Oxides:  Vintage Photo, Hickory Smoke, Wilted Violet, and Aged Mahogany.  The Wilted Violet was a little bright, but I found that a little Hickory Smoke brushed over the top, brought it to the right shade for the patterned paper.
Sprinkled some water over top and blotted it off with a paper towel.
Next I dry embossed it with an embossing folder and then heated Rugged Red embossing powder on the ridges.
I also used the Rugged Red embossing powder on the edge of the focal pieces.  The die used to cut the main focal piece is one by Gina Marie Designs called the Big and Little Pierced Chain Round Rectangles die set.
What's a Wild Whisper collection without Spiegelmom Scraps sequins???  Always LOVE the sequins!
There is so much in this collection to love... you are going to be totally delighted!  Set your alarms for July 13th!
Happy crafting!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Not a Quitter

Hi there! 
Today I decided to make a birthday card out of the City Lights collection, that includes a gift card holder.

I used a stamp by Picket Fence Studios called BFF Girl Shop Hard.  I thought she was a perfect fit for the City Lights paper... sassy and modern!

Copic colours used to color her:  Shirt - B52, Skirt - R24, Accessories - Y19, Skin - E50 and E51.

You can see here that I popped her up with some foam dots to give another layer of dimension to the card.

To start, I cut a sheet of this paper 10" x 7" and folded it in half to have a 5x7" card base.

This graffiti piece was cut 5x7" and the yellow transit card was cut out of the sheet of die cuts and glued on top.

The yellow piece was die cut using Spellbinders "Venice Lace" and glued on top of a piece of light blue glitter paper.

The final layer for the front of the card, is another die cut piece and our Picket Fence "shopper".  This piece was then glued to the front of the card base.
This was the SVG file I purchased to put inside the card.

I altered this diecut and glued it on top of the gift card holder.

I added a little note to the bow that says "Pull up", just so the recipient knows to look further!

And lastly, the back of the card... it's just as pretty as the front!
If you haven't picked up any City Lights paper yet, I encourage you to do so... it has been a lot of fun working with it and it is so modern and colourful... just right for the teens and twenty-somethings in your life! 
Don't forget to use my discount code when you order:  DTLinda
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

I'm a Calgary Girl

Hi everyone!
I have been very nostalgic this past week, and as I was going through some old photos from my childhood, I found one of myself shortly after I was born.  Since I was born in Calgary, I started to think about how I could use this photo with the City Lights collection.
I decided to start a mini family album about my childhood and thought my birth would be a good beginning!
This page measures 6" wide x 8" tall.  I find that making smaller pages like this are a good way to use up scraps!
This sketch from Page Maps, was the starting point that I used for my page.
I duplicated the basic shapes on Cricut Design Space, in order to know what dimensions to cut my mats at.
To add some texture and softness in the background, I cut a doily die cut in half, inked it with Antique Linen distress ink, and placed it in the diagonal top and bottom corners of the page.  The paper I used for the doily, as well as the ribbons and other embellishments, were just bits and pieces that I found in my stash that I felt went well with the City Lights paper.
The flair button worked well for the circular image that was shown on the Page Maps sketch.  All paper edges were inked with Antique Linen distress ink, except for the brick wall piece.  On that one I used Rusty Hinge distress ink.
In the photo above, underneath the ruffled ribbon, I placed a strip of paper that I cut from the packaging from City Lights, seen below.  It worked well because the images were smaller versions of the paper collection and are printed on paper that is the same quality. 
In this corner I couldn't resist using some very old pearl bling that I had in my stash.  It is very satisfying to use pieces that you have been hoarding for awhile!
I cut the word "Calgary" from one of the papers in the City Lights collection.  This is a photo of the Calgary skyline in 1957 that I found with a google search. 
I was also able to find out the weather on the day I was born, by going to Weather Underground and entering the date I was searching for.  It was sunny and 77 degrees F!  (25 degrees C for you metric people!)
Thanks for following me on this journey down memory lane!  Do check back on Friday, when Katelyn will be here to share one of her amazing projects with you!

Sunday, June 16, 2019


Hi everyone!  Welcome back!

I made a farewell album this month for a friend who is moving away, and discovered that the CTMH paper collection The World is Yours was perfect for it. This paper was a promotion pack in May and is no longer available, but if you bought some and still have it on hand, then here is some inspiration for you!

A bonus when you're using CTMH collections, is that many of them coordinate with each other. I was able to embellish many pages with Complements pieces from Into the Wild and Sweet Girl paper collections. The natural elements looked perfect with The World is Yours.

Since my friend was a member of my local scrapbooking group, I asked some of the other members to contribute pocket pages of their own, to the album as well. I put in photos of all the people that she scrapbooks with in our group, photos that she had taken of the lake outside her back door, and photos of our town.

I was very happy with the album when it was done! I hope she feels happy as well, when she looks at it!

This is the cover of the album.  I used one of the black Everyday Life albums which is a Faux leather album - size: 9 ⅜" × 8¼" × 1½";  and a 1" 3-ring binder type.  I found it to be a really nice size to hold and look at.  I had a beautiful piece of birch bark looking ribbon which looked really pretty so I used it one the cover.  The title was made from a sticker package that came with the paper collection.

Inside the cover is a photo that my friend took from her back yard.  I know she loves the view so I put one on the front cover...

and one on the back!

I used pieces from the sticker page in the collection to decorate the cover page for the album.

More stickers from the collection were used above, plus I added a couple of embellishments from Kaisercraft's Greenhouse collection because the colours coordinated so beautifully with The World is Yours.

These pages were made using 3"x4" Everyday Life Memory Protectors.  Very easy... just tuck your photos in and you're done!    

Face blurring on the photos that I didn't have permission to post, was done with free software from https://www.facepixelizer.com/ It was very easy to use.

My friend was the devoted scout leader for many years, so I also included her scout troup. (Love Facebook for getting photos!) The boys' faces are all blurred, but the photo needs to be close-up for you to see it.

The next community she moves to will be so lucky to get her as a Scout Leader!

These are photos from around our community.  I loved the vellum paper pieces that were included in the paper collection.  They stood out so nicely against the kraft cardstock and made a lovely frame for the photo.

A fun thing that our town has started this year... this piano sits out on the street downtown for anyone to play.  (It has a cover for rainy days.)  This group decided to have an impromptu concert!

On the next page I included a stamp set for my friend because she creates the most incredible cards and I was sure she would love these little "scouts" for her collection of stamps.

For the next few pages of the album I cut up bits and pieces from the collection and tucked them into 6"x8" Everyday Life Memory Protectors  for my friend to add her own photos to the album.

On the right hand side of the photo above, is a pocket page, that one of the other members of our scrapbooking group created.  She tucked in all kinds of cute things to be used when cardmaking or scrapbooking!

More pages from other group members.  

Everyone was so thoughtful with their quotes and stories of friendship.

I've lived in a lot of places, and have friends and family scattered all over the place, so I really love this quote about friendship.  A fitting place in the album to end with!

Thanks for stopping in and seeing what I've been up to!