Thanks for taking the time to have a read of my Heart & Soul blog. You are welcome to leave a comment & any tips about scrapbooking or anything at all really!
Happy Scrapping from Susan.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

I hope everyone is having a happy & safe Easter. We haven't indulged in too much chocolate but I do love the marshmallow bunnies that found their way into my pantry! For the above layout I cut out a partial egg shape from cardboard & covered it in strips of paper & ribbon. The smaller eggs were cut out from oval templates & then decorated with ink,paper & ribbon.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Few To View

Here are a few double page layouts. They are good for scrapbooking multiple photos and still having space to add embellishments etc. I handmade a jigsaw template to fit the size pieces that I wanted. The cut out pieces were distressed & inked. The chipboard title was painted using Tim Holtz distress paint.
 This layout was made quick & easy by cutting out squares with rounded corners for the background.Ready made embellishments finished this layout.
 Layers of different patterned paper created depth on this double Christmas layout.
 The banner on this layout was stamped with a banner stamp & letter stamps then adhered to a piece of ribbon. A pocket on the right hand page holds memorablia from the Indy car race weekend. Some of the photos were printed out small & adhered together on bookmark like strips to mimic photo booth photos. The edges of the pages were inked in black to take the starkness off the pages.
 The chipboard title was painted with black crackle paint then dabbed over with olive distress stickles. The cog gears were diecut using plain card, metallic card & corrugated card. The shield shape was hand cut, cut in half then inked. The camoflauge paper was dry embossed then inked over the top.
I hope this gives you some inspiration to scrapbook multiple photos in a double page format. Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I'm a bit behind in my sketch layouts-real life takes over occassionally!
Anyway here is another one from Pencil Lines and my interpretation of it.

 The window was made with the cricut machine and the October 31st cartridge.The butterflies were made using plain card in a butterfly embossing folder & then cut out & inked.Time consuming but worth it!
 This easel card was made for a card swap at Sketches4all. We had to include a little gift so I made a pocket to put in the goodies as well as act as the edge for the top of the card to stand up against. The top of the card is layered with a small paper doilley that was inked, then a silk flower and a stamped scallop circle was attached with a brad. The 2 small paper doiley shapes on the pocket were punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

Here is the open card with a couple of treats in the pocket.