CP Merry Days: Season of Joy

Hey Everyone!! In case you missed me, check out the blog over on SpiegelMom Scraps where I have been a guest sparkler for the month of February. Today on my blog I am sharing a layout I created awhile ago using the fun Crate Paper Merry Days collection!

I fussy cut the branches and greenery from two different papers in the collection. Originally planning to make a “wreath” design with my photo in the bottom left I pulled out some watercolour and mixed media go back where I wanted my photo. As it turned out I was not overly happy with my mixed media results and decided to use all my fussy cut things to cover it up and make a large branch design using the small branches.

Next matted my photo with a couple of the 6×6 papers and starting just building up my branch layers and adding some pops of the green ones here and there where to bring the design together. I used fun foam to add some dimension so nothing fell flat on the page. For some more texture I randomly added some messy thread in a few spots. Lastly I added some Heidi shine splatters in gold, a title from the sticker/chipboard sheets and a couple of the gold star stickers.

I am practicing to be more comfortable creating pages that have lots of white space and simple clean embellishing. This one fell right in the middle, and I am in love with the results. These papers worked so well together.

See you again soon

-Amber B (crafty.bambi)

Christmas tags

I love creating a layout with tags! I fell in love with these ones from the Merry Days collection and thought all the different patterns looked great layered together.

I cut my photo into a circle thinking it would look neat if it mimicked a tree ornament.

Basically just the layers, some hand stitching finished with some paint splatters completes this layout! Super quick and simple but I love it!

The hardest part was deciding between a B&W photo or coloured! Thanks for reading.


Naughty or Nice??

Merry Christmas!! I haven’t posted in awhile- balancing mom life and work has been hectic, but excited to see what is in store for 2019!!

This layout I created for a challenge over on Scrap the Girls challenge blog. Using inspiration from one of the dresses for this months challenge.


I had fun with this one- I am in love with the new crate paper Merry Days line. Also was my first time cutting out the photo like that! Which is something that always both intrigued and intimated me! I love the result though and will be playing with this technique more!!


Hope everyone is having a safe happy holiday! Thanks for stopping by- see you in 2019!!!

Floral Wreath

I am loving how this layout turned out!! I played along with The Pink and Paper shop monthly challenge to create a fussy cut floral wreath!

Cut my florals from a paper in the Echo Park Once upon a Time collection, and also a paper in my scrap bin from the Night Night collection by Pebbles.

Used some Pink Paislee ephemera, popped up some of my fussy cut flowers onto fun foam and tucked in some thread for extra texture.

I will definitely be doing something like this again soon! Hope you enjoy

Little Princess

I can’t remember the last time I scrapped a photo from my childhood but it is definitely something I will do more often.

I wanted a “cleaner” look for this layout, so I went with a white on white look. Lots of layering around my photo and I attempted to do a little stamping, something I need to practice!

I belong to the Rediscover your Stash group over on Facebook and this month we are focusing on stamping. One of my favourite scrappers Victoria Marie is hosting a challenge and the prize is a spot in her awesome “Stamping Like a Boss” class.

I hope you enjoy! Have a great day everyone.

Precious Pinks!

Playing along with the exclusive August sketch from our Secret scrap party for The Secret not Secret Kit Club I created this layout using some kit goodies, stash and papers/ephemera from Prima Marketing Heaven Sent collection

Scrapping with pink is so easy for me! It’s my favourite colour and I seem to always gravitate to pink tones.

I created 2 clusters around my photo and a mini one at the bottom left of the page. Going for a bit of a diagonal look down the page.

It’s hard to tell in the photos but there is so much lovely dimension on this page using lots of fun foam.

Thanks for stopping by!

Far Out…

I adore the look of simple and elegant layouts but I must admit my style tends to be quite the opposite usually. This layout is documenting just a fun adventure hike I took a few years ago with my boy Winston. It was the perfect way to spend a cloudy Saturday and it was my first time hiking alone, something that usually would terrify me.

I used my April Secret not Secret Kit and created a busy layout using some papers from Websters Pages. I am always happy when I am able to use multiple photos on a layout! Sometimes it takes more than one to tell your story. Also added some random bits of ephemera from my stash, trying to use up my supplies so I won’t feel guilty buying new stuff!

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know in the comments below what you love about your “style”