Welcome to March's Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop. I am Nature, a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Ontario, Canada. I am excited and honored to be the featured guest designer for this month! When asked to pick a theme, I, of course, wanted to choose something fun.... and a little different... so I chose....

Mixed Media!

I was really stoked to get this project underway and am excited see all the layouts that the other participants have created!

For my layout I opted to play with Stampin' Up!'s Geared Up Garage Suite.

I started off by creating my page background. I knew I wanted something metallic and oily/gasoline looking with a bit of a grunge feel. I chose to go with a sheet of copper foil and get messy with ink refills, embossing powder and embossing paste.

Mixed Media


My process was as follows:

Wet copper foil and drop ink refill over page. I chose to use colours that coordinated with Stampin' Up!'s Classic Garage Designer Series Paper (Tranquil Tide, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry)

Spread ink out, adding water as needed.

Mixed Media

Dry with heat tool

Post initial drying. Please note: ink will still be wet to the touch but water will have evaporated.

Sprinkle clear embossing powder over page and heat with heat tool. This does use a fair amount of embossing powder as it is a 12 x 12 sheet.

Post heat embossing

For the second part of my mixed media background I added the same colour ink refills to shimmery embossing paste then used the brick stencil to make a gradient wall. I moved the stencil and repeated this a second time.

Here is how the page looks held up to the light. I love all the shimmer and colour nuances,

Mixed Media


For the layers, I cut 3 x 3 pieces of Classic Garage Designer Series Paper and arranged them on top of my background. I used Stampin' Up!'s corrugated embossing folder to add texture to the solid colour pieces. NOTE: Be sure to spritz the DSP with water before putting it in the folder or the DSP will break when embossed.

For embellishments I fussy cut some keys from the DSP and punched out wheels and dials with various circle punches. I also cut out two sets of gears using the Garage Gears Dies, one from black foil and one from the DSP.

The car (from the Geared Up Garage stamp set) I stamped on Wood Textures DSP then watercoloured using Stampin' Up!'s watercolour pencils. I used Wink of Stella to add shimmer to the rims and grill.

I finished off with die cutting a stamped heart from
Stampin' Up!'s Be Mine Stitched Framelits, adding a silver key from the classic garage elements, some black cord (which I frayed) and fussy cutting out "classic".

This picture is "classic" Mr. P... all about the accessories; this day he chose an oversize toque and sunglasses.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Be sure to hop along and check out all the other mixed media layouts! Next up is Jenn Charles from the U.S.A.

You can also visit and join the Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! Facebook group for daily inspiration.

Happy Stamping!

You can purchase all of the supplies used in this project through my online store.

Welcome back for another Inspire. Create stamping challenge! This week's challenge is a theme challenge... Pets!

I considered doing a scrapbook layout tribute to my son's first pets, Zoe and Dot - adopted rats (whom are now deceased) but alas Stampin' Up! does not have a cute rat stamp and punch! Why not?? Hahaha

So... I decided to finally get into Stampin' Up!'s new Nine Lives stamp set and make a Cat's Meow card. This card is a fun any occasion card.

I also used the Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating dies along with a piece of window sheet to make the fish bowl. Loving the "gravel"!!

On the cat, I added extra colour using stampin write markers.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other design team projects and submit a creation of your own!

If you have any questions about how to make this card please drop me a question in the comments below.

Happy Stamping!

You can purchase all the supplies need to make this hand stamped card through my online store.

Okay, so I know it has been a while since I have gotten a project up to share with you all but I have been creating in between the busyness of having two tiny humans. I have so many projects to share with you but so little time so.... In an effort to get caught up I will be posting projects without detailed instructions or extensive product links but.... if you need to know "how to?" or "what product is that?" please leave me a comment and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you have!

This post I started a while back so it has more information than others will have.

Okay here we go....

I created this layout for a first day of school page for my son who started preschool in the fall. This is not your typical back to school layout but the sunflowers hold special meaning for him which is why I chose this set.

After playing around with this for a bit I realized that you can make realistic 3D flowers by simply snipping between petals and curving them with your bone folder. I love how they turned out!

I used papers from Stampin Up!'s wood textures DSP and the Twinkle Twinkle DSP. I used the corner round punch on the envelope punch board to create tabs.

The title was made using Stampin Up!'s layered alphabet stamp and die bundle and the memento black ink and pool party stampin blends combo.

For the background I used Stampin' Up!'s artisan textures stamp set and the hardwood background stamp.

Happy Stamping!

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