Wednesday, September 30, 2009


This is a picture of the daughter of my brother-in-law from an earlier marriage. What does that make me? Her step aunt??? LOL I'm still trying to make a dent in my stash, so this LO is totally made of scraps, except for the white background cardstock. The borders are rub-ons, which I already have forever.
The LO is a lift of Stephanie Garbett's LO "Spooky Scary" (link: and I made it for 2 challenges over at  TFL

Monday, September 28, 2009

Let's Get Shabby Challenge #4

Here is my take on the challenge of the Let's Get Shabby. This month's challenge is to use someting vintage, either photo or embellies. These are pictures of my parent's wedding in 1953. This weekend I got the new Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon, so I just HAD to use it (LOL)! The heart with the flower is a little project from Wendi Vecchi's new book "Make Art, Studio 490 Style". The bottom flowers are made from grungepaper. Thanks for taking a peek and have a great week! xoxo  Bonnie

Friday, September 25, 2009

Our Little Princess

I made this LO for a friend of mine. She asked me to scrap her little dog, Pixie. I used mainly Websters Pages paper Magical Wishes Collection. TFL

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Just Us

Today I was inspired by my sister, Nike, who posted a LO made of "forgotten" papers. You kwim, those papers that you have in your stash forever, and that you always skip because there are newer, more exciting papers to use. So I made this LO with papers that are at least two years old. The photo is of my nephew, his girlfriend and me made this summer. I stamped the background paper with Studio 490 stamps, and I doodled some faux stitching and stickle swirls. TFL Bonnie

White with 1

Wohoo... Finally I can share with you that I've been chosen to be in the creative team of White with 1! How cool is that? Their CT members are so talented and the entries to the challenges are amazing. Did you ever try their monthly challenges? You should, so much fun to do! It is always white plus 1 other color and 1 other requirement. Be sure to check out their blog

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Serious Business

The basis for this LO is a sketch from Beggahuna (link:, which is included in the Swirlydoos Bejeweled kit. The flourish is cut from white cardstock and then colored with Glimmer Mist, which I didn't spray this time, but applied with a fine brush. The butterfly is made from grunge paper and TH stuff according instructions in Wendy Vecchi's book "Make Art, Studio 490 Style". The flowers are from Prima. The picture is me at the age of four.

Coloring with Glimmer Mist and a fine brush

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Did you know I can also do a simple page? Although, I must admit, that is a challenge by itself. I sometimes have the feeling that if my LO isn't full of layers, embellies and techniques, it isn't worthy of uploading and showing. But hey ... here it is. Just a nice memory of my first visit to Arizona. I did some masking and stitching and the cactus is hand cut from a scrap of grungeboard. TFL and have a great weekend! Bonnie

Friday, September 18, 2009


The love for crafting is of all times. This picture of my MIL's sewing machine must be at least 40 years old, maybe even older. I made this LO for the september challenge of Let's get Shabby - white and/or cream with a touch of another color.
These are the steps:
1) Use a piece of white cardstock as a basis
2) Cut a piece of cream paper in three and tear the edges
3) Glue on cream paper on white cardstoch and stitch together with big cross stitches
4) For the layers I arranged a doily, a piece of newspaper. magic mesh and a crochet piece
5) Paint the clock and alpha's with Rock Candy Distress Paint and let dry
6) When dry, rub some Old Paper distress ink in the cracks
7) Embellish with flowers, ribons, and other yummy goodies
That's it!
Thanks for looking

Thursday, September 17, 2009


The challenge for this LO is white, pink and no flowers. The picture is of DN's girlfriend taken this summer. When I completely finished the LO, I noticed that she has a flower in her hair. Let's hope I can still enter the challenge. (LOL)
This is how I did it:
1) The transparancy with the words I had in my stash forever; don't know the brand
2) The tag is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then inked with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
3) The white paper is stamped with a Studio490 stamp and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
4) The chipboard letters are inked with Worn Lipstick, then stamped with white pigment ink and then covered with Rock Candy distress stickles
5) The grungeboard crown is painted with metallic pearl paint dabber
6) The bling is from ZVA
7) Finish with some cross stitches here and there and a ribbon on the right side

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Today I wanted to scrap with a color I hardly ever use, hence the yellow. I stamped my own background papers again with the same technique as my previous LO, but different stamps and color. I will show below how they looked like before I scrapped them. I embellished with a doily, some Prima flowers, bling, a "Catz" heart and the flourished and title are cut with my Cricut. I'm not even gonna tell you who is on the picture (LOL). ;D

Summer Love

A picture of DSS and girlfriend. They make such a cute couple and gave me a lot of pictures to scrap. The LO is based on an amazing sketch from Scrapperlicious. For the sketch and the LO she made from it follow this link:, or check out her blog. I made the background paper from scratch: white cardstock, ink, masks and a stamp. Pretty cool, huh???

Here is how I made the background paper.

1) I used a piece of white cardstock as the base
2) Using white pigment ink stamp the fern as shown. You won't really see it now, but it will work as a resist once you apply color
3) Heat set to dry
4) Place the mask(s) as desired and spray with Glimmer Mist (I used Apple Red)
5) Dab with paper towel to remove excess Mist and heat set to dry
6) Ink lightly the entire background using Old Paper Distress Ink, add enough ink to make the ferns pop
7) Using Distress Ink (I used Fired Brick) stamp the fern again
8) Ink the edges with your favorite brown ink

That's it!! Have fun!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mini Album

Last month I went to Arizona to the Creative Escape weekend. This was such an inspiring event with some of the most talented scrapbook teachers. The main reason I went there was because Tim Holtz was teaching there. He is my idol!!! His work is so inspiring! But one of the surprises for me were Paula Cheney and Deb Crouse of 7Gypsies. Wow these girls are talented; their trunkshow was amazing and their class project is one of the few I have actually displayed in my scraproom and is the only one that I showed on my gallery. So now I am totally into 7Gypsies!!! The 7G papers and embellies are so yummie, but I could not find them at my LSS. Luckily HL had some mini album covers, ephemera and the Binderie punch. So I now could satisfy my new obsession and make a mini album, unfortunately not with their papers, but heavily inspired by 7G. Thanks for taking a peek! Bonnie

Monday, September 14, 2009

My first post

For months now I'm thinking of starting a blog, but didn't know how and when to start. Do I wait for the New Year, or start with a special event in my life, or what? So today I thought "let's just start". Try to create a post and take it from there.

This is a lift from a canvas that Carol Wingert showed on her trunkshow during the Creative Escape weekend last month. Another inspiration during that weekend were Paula Cheney and Deb Crouse of 7Gypsies. Their slogan is "She knew that with right amount of junk she could create a masterpiece". I can so relate to that. This LO is made of scraps, family pictures and junk and was so much fun to make. It showcases all the persons that are dear to me and is the perfect representation of the title of this blog. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week! Bonnie
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