Journey Layout with Junque!

Hello, everyone!

Today I am sharing a layout I made using the January scrapbook kit. This was the last project that I made with the kit, so it was the perfect time to come up with some junque to use because I had already used so much of the kit. I had already used the flowers from the kit, but those flowers really got me thinking about how I had some old artificial flowers that I had planned on tossing because they were falling apart, but I pulled them out to see what I could do with them, and they became the “junque” that I used on this layout.

Even though I pulled out these white leaves, I did not use them. The berry stems I did use however, after I painted them with some Bad Girls Couture gesso, which I also added to the photo, mat, and the rest of the layout to mimic snow.

I also added a broken resin frame from my stash, which was also “junque”! 🙂

In this closeup, you can see that I used some of the pink Tattered Angels Glitter Glam on some chipboard. I also used it on the white handmade roses.

I love how the Hambly Screen Prints Vellum paper looks over the 7 Dots paper! I also added some snowflake stenciling to complete the look.


Thanks for stopping by the blog today to check out my layout that’s “All Junqued Up” with artificial flowers. If you aren’t already a subscriber, go to the shoppes and grab yourself a kit!



We Love This

Happy New Year!!! It’s hard to believe that another year has flown by. What the heck happened to 2017? It seems like I blinked and now it’s 2018. Today, I have a colorful layout to share with you using an image I found on Pinterest as inspiration.

I was inspired to use lots of blues and pink on my layout! Oh, and I LOVE that butterfly pillow. GORGEOUS. I wonder if I can find that pillow somewhere. For the background of my layout, I sprayed white cardstock with light blue mist. Once it was dry, I used a stencil and a darker blue to create a fun Damask background.

I love ribbon! I used the green and blue ribbon to add a little funk to this layout. LOVE how it looks. I used a mini stapler to staple the ribbon on to the bottom of the card. I stapled one end, then pulled back the ribbon to cover the staple, stapled randomly a little to the left of the ribbon, then pulled the ribbon right and repeated the process again to create the ripples.

Here are a few close-ups. This layout is so pretty. Well, at least, I think so. It’s so different from what I am used to creating… Every now and then, I like to mix it up a bit. I layered the felt flower with a purple flower from the September kit.

I didn’t like how the end of the blue ribbon looked without the button. It looked too plain so I pulled a blue button from my stash and some pink ribbon and hand sew the button on to the ribbon. It turned out just how I saw it in my mind… Love when that happens.

I hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by.

Repurposed Tin Tile using GLITTER!

Hello, crafters!

It’s Rae with you today, sharing a repurposed tin ceiling (or backsplash) tile. I’ve had this tile for a while in my box of treasures to repurpose or alter. I didn’t know what I was going to do with it when I first got it, but when the December kit came in the mail, I knew this tin tile would be perfect to showcase the colors and glitter collection!

To get started, I pulled out some of my stuff from past Bad Girls Couture kits: the Prima Metallique Wax, and the Bad Girls Couture brand of Matte Gel Medium- OH MY WORD- this is high-quality stuff! I used this matte gel medium for a photo transfer about a month ago, and it works like a charm! It’s a very versatile medium, and in my opinion, one of the best ways to apply to glitter to your projects where it will REALLY STICK!

My first step was to give the dimension some shading using the Prima Metallique wax. I used a small amount with my finger to create this look:

The next step is quite simple, and I didn’t take any pictures, but I simply traced the lines of the patterns using a small brush and matte gel medium, and poured glitter over the matte gel medium. I focused on small sections, using one color at a time. I was fine if some of the glitter came off- I wanted this project to have a faded look to it.

Below is a close up that shows the impact of the Prima Metallique Wax on the whitewashed tile.

The glitter on the white/silver tile needed some added pops of color, and I really wanted to capture the essence of this bold kit, so I used some black glitter from my stash to the Thickers title, “Life is Beautiful” which was gold, but after applying the Thickers, I felt it needed more of a contrast.

I added purple butterflies from the Hambly Screen Prints transparency, which really made the purple colors of glitter used pop.

I added a Prima velvet flower from my stash to balance the “Life is Beautiful” and also because it matched perfectly with one of the blue glitter tubes.

Thanks for checking out the blog today! I hope this gives some ideas on how simple it is to use glitter on projects!


Make the Most of It!

I love using every single last bit of my supplies! And, it’s a great way to repurpose too. For this layout, I used the packaging that the Prima Stencil came in. I mean, really… it was too pretty not to!

It was so easy to do a bit of fussy cutting… for both the script word, “cherish,” and that awesome key…

I also cut out bits of the lacy black border. Once I had those pretties, and all of my pattern paper bits, I simply lined them up at the top of my page, and stitched across it all with black thread. Easy peasy!

Some messy gesso, applied with a palette knife and some watercolors really set off all the fun patterns. Oh, and the gorgeous foam embellishments from the Thickers included in this month’s kit are the perfect touch too!

I also added the cute pink flower from the kit, as well as some enamel dots, sequins and buttons from my stash.

Yes! This layout was capital FUN to put together!

I just love using up every last bit, even if it’s just packaging. I hope this has encouraged you to find some use in things you have lying around and to do some repurposing of your own too!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. See you soon!

Archie Comic Mini Book!

Happy Friday ladies!! Our December Bad Girls Couture kit reveal is TODAY and I just love the 42nd. St. Soda Shoppe kit. I love using bright colors on my layouts/projects. They make me so happy, but what made me even happier this month was receiving the adorable mini album that Wendy made by hand using Archie comic books!! AH, IT IS SO AWESOME. I wanted to hoard mine, but Wendy made me use it. 🙂 I am not sure what she used to glue the pages to the chipboard pieces, but it’s nice and sturdy. Nice job Wendy on making such  a one of a kind piece for this month’s kit.

I decided to use the gold thickers throughout the mini. The gold looks so pretty against the album pages. And I am not a big gold person…but it looks pretty… and masculine. For this album, I decided to focus on the silly, happy photos of my son. He is ALWAYS happy… he’s such a happy kid.

For the inside, I used some cut-apart labels and word stickers from my stash to help tell my story. I wanted to keep this mini simple, focusing on the photos. ;0

I love these crazy pictures of Edward. He asked me to do a photo shoot before his soccer game and I captured his personality PERFECTLY.

That smile…I can’t get enough of it. Yes, there’s pink in this album. Who says you can’t use pink, flowers and butterflies in a boy’s mini book? It’s perfectly OK.

What do you think? Are you ready to try making one of these? I just love how this turned out. This little mini is going into a baggie then into Edward’s baby box.


Good morning and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Before, I head out to moms to enjoy my Thanksgiving dinner, I would like to share a layout with you. I did not realize how much of the November Kit I had left… I was in the mood to scrap so I pulled out my scraps and just started scrapping; for me… for fun! Edward was in school and I had off. It was wonderful! LOL He wanted to play hookie and stay home with mommy, I told him, “no, you got to GO!”

I love teal and yellow together… I know it’s a weird combination, but for the longest time, my scrap room included these colors. Anyway, here’s my layout. I wanted to make it a little funky so I added the Hambly Screen Print from the October kit! I save my scraps to re-use because you just never know when you’re gonna need them! Hence, don’t throw away your scraps.

I used different scraps of patterned paper to add to the funkiness of this layout. Then I fussy cut the flowers from the Prima Paper to use as part of my frame. Also, I tore a piece of cardboard from the flower pack to help save some trees!

Here is a closer look at my journaling at the bottom of the layout.

So, where are you eating today? Who’s cooking? Try not to stuff yourselves… LOL… I know, it’s very hard to do. Thanks for visiting today! Be safe!

Colour Splash with Rich Colors

Hi friends!


It’s Rae with you today to share a layout with rich fall colors from the October kit. I pulled out all of the deep colors from the kit to create this layout. Of course all of these darker colors needed to be balanced, and the pinkish Prima Marketing paper with the watercolor-like roses was perfect for it as it had the red and green tones already.


I started by cutting up the papers for the layers at the top of the layout. I used a couple of border punches on some of the paper strips, and distressed the others. I also wanted to incorporate the black and gold accents I used, so I added some black lace from my stash, and then used the Prima Marketing mould and paper clay to create a border. Before the border dried, I cut along the ovals in the mould design to created an interesting edge. Once dry, I painted it with the gold Tattered Angels Glitter Glam, and then rubbed on some dark metallic wax for a vintage feel.

With the top of the layout done, I moved on to the rest of the layout, starting with the Hambly Screen Prints transparency- I cut the oval frame out to use for the base of cluster/layers  under the photo, and one of the frames that looks like it’s for a label as the base for my title.

This is one of the many pictures my daughter takes on Snapchat with that funky flower crown filter that I covered with some small handmade roses, and a die cut from the green Hambly paper for some twigs and leaves to create a crown that would work for these papers!


I added some of the red paper, distressed for the photo mats, and added some of the strings I pulled out of the upholstery fabric that came in the kit into the layers.

Here in this picture, you can see some of the fabric that I cut out- some branches with leaves, and the red and gold flower under the green rolled rose. I also added some more handmade roses and more of the green die cut leaves/swirls that I added to the crown on the picture.

Here, I added a title that I cut from my Cameo from heavy cardstock, and then painted with the Tattered Angels Glitter Glam, and then outlined with a black Sharpie. I added a couple more handmade roses, as well some of the tiny fabric leaves I cut out from the fabric.

I finished off the layout by adding some black splatters of India Ink.

Here’s another look at the layout.

Thanks for checking out my “Colour Splash” layout today!


Ready to break some rules?

SOOOO Excited to share this with y’all!!  Today we are breaking rules and getting crazy!  And on this layout I had to do a two page spread, I know, kicking’ old school!  LOL  But lets be real, we need to be working on double page spreads for out books with multiple pictures because we take tons of pictures.  And for me, I have two boys that are both artsy and the theme of this page includes them both but I wanted them to each have their own dedicated space and feel for the page so I did a double page spread.

I used lots of my favorite Hambly that Wendy included in the kit (THANK YOU WENDY!!) and paired with with the Melissa Francis and 7 Gypsies papers.  Since Zane’s drawing was very architectural and almost blueprintish and I printed it with a little bit of a sepia filter it really set the tone.  But I needed a title and I wanted something bold and big but not too bright to distract too much from the large picture of the drawing.  So I wen to last month’s kit and pulled out the big chipboard letters and just rubbed some gesso over them with my finger to give them a white washed weathered look and added some letter stickers from my stash for a little pop of color.  I also smeared some of that gesso and some aqua paint randomly over the page for some color and interest before attaching some Hambly overlay bits I was carefully rationing!  LOL!

For the facing page I pretty much did the same thing, layered the papers, smeared the gesso and teal paint and layered the Hambly overlay piece before placing the pictures in an interesting cluster.  Then added my title in a variety of different alpha stickers for additional interest.  I really felt like I was free to just have fun on this layout.  The letters I used for “Raising” were letters from the hardware store that I loved.  And the teal letters are letters I use in my bible journaling so I just pulled from everywhere.  Lastly, you guessed it, I just inked everything and stapled the last of my Hambly scraps

So go grab some unconventional supplies or do some techniques you have been scared to try and break some rules!


Happy Friday bad girls! Are you ready for the weekend? I have am sharing a vintage layout today using one of my favorite photos from my birthday celebration in September. My husband surprised me with a party with all of our neighborhood friends! It was a lot of fun… he even bought me a tag, hat and some other fun birthday goodies that said 21. Haha, it was a joke… I just turned 39. He did good… He even got me a Chocolate Truffle Bomb cake and it was da bomb! Seriously… so good.

Enough about my birthday party… Here’s a layout I created of my friend Angel and I at the party. I altered the photo using PicMonkey to make the photo look more vintage looking so it would blend nicely with the papers.

I used a stamp to stamp my title at the top of the photo. Also, I cut a piece of the Tin Foil stickers in half to use as photo corners for the photo. Oh, and what did you think of the Hambly screen print? OMG, I was so excited… yet, sad that they are no longer in business. I hope Wendy has some more of their screen prints somewhere… maybe she’s hoarding them, I don’t know, but I am not greedy and I will gladly take a few more sheets. LOL In the mean time, I think I’ll hold on to my scraps. 🙂

I cut the frame from the 7gypsies paper to use as a frame for the photo.

I cut the spades and date strip from the Prima Paper to use as embellishments for this layout. Since none of dates on the date print had September, I used my stamp to add September at the bottom. It was bothering me… teehee
Thanks so much for visiting today!

Playing with Screen Prints

Hi everyone. I am back with another layout using the fabulous October Bad Girls Couture Kit. When I first saw the Hambly Screen Print, my eyes immediately went towards the big oval frame. So, naturally, I thought of something to use it for… a frame of course! I simply used scissors to cut out the image then used my tape runner to add some adhesives to the corners behind the black. You can staple transparency to the layout as well… that is what I usually do.

I added a few sheets of the tin foil to decorate the base of my layout. Then I added a strip of patterned paper and transparency. I hand-cut the postal image to use as a die cut for my layout. The “Good Times” banner was created using a roller stamp and an image cut from the Prima paper. I used a marker to color it lime green to pull the green from the leaf of the flower.
I hand-cut the cupids from the Prima paper then used a pink marker to color in the heart. Then I used a foam square to pop the image off the page. I added the gold heart to the center of the heart from my stash. I tucked one of the antique tags at the top right-side of the photo mat.
I used a few stamps at the bottom to help tell my story as well as my own hand-writing.
I painted the “Happy” laser die cut (by Creative Memories) with the Gold Glimmer Glam paint and Twinkling H20’s.
Thanks so much for visiting today!