”Happiness is This”


Posted by Mary Tzalla

2 October, 2016 - ,

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Hello my friends!

It’s Mary here with you, today, and I have a new layout to share with you. I made a romantic page, again, using papers from the ”Vintage Spring Basics” collection.

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The main paper on the background is the ”2nd of May”. I tore the ”8th of March” paper into three pieces and then I glued down the top piece on the top edge of the main paper. The lower torn piece of paper was glued on the bottom of the main paper, leaving the middle spot empty.

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When accembled the papers, I gave them a coat of clear gesso. I added texture by using modeling paste and a stencil. When everything dried, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists, ”Cotton Candy Pink”, ”Salt Water Taffy” and ”Cattail Copper Brown” to color my page.

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I decided to make a simple cluster for my photo… only a doily, a little cheesecloth and some lace. And, at this point, I want to give all the proper gredits to the photographer of the photo, which I found on Pinterest.

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The chipboards are all 2Crafty and I painted them with Finnabair Acrylic Paints. For the title and the heart frame I used the ”Vintage Rose” and for the leaves I used two shades of green, the ”Lime Peel” and the ”Green Olive”. All flowers and embellishments are Prima Marketing.

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As a final touch I added some pearls and some microbeads and made some splatters with white gesso.

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Well, that’s all for today…

…see you again in two weeks!

Thank you for your time!


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An Altered Diary ….By Di Garling


Posted by Di Garling

17 March, 2016 - ,

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Diary #9

Hi there , thanks for stopping by. Today I have a diary that I have covered using some lovely Maja Design papers. They are from the “Vintage Spring Basics” collection & they are just so beautiful.

Diary #12

Firstly I covered the diary with the “5th of March” paper & then I cut some strips of the “7th of March”, “8th March” as well as some strips from the back of the “5th of March” that I had used to cover it with. I simply stuck the strips on to the front of the diary . I inked around the edges of the book with some distress ink.

Diary #13

I then proceeded to decorate it with some lovely 2Crafty chipboards, lots of flowers, a little string bow as well as lots of aqua micro beads for added texture. I also  scattered a few pearls around too as well as cutting out two tiny butterflies from the paper to stick in the bottom right hand corner.


Well thats all from me today. Until next time.

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Di Garling

Hi my name is Di Garling. I am married to a very patient man, I have two grown up sons, two grandchildren & a little dog. I owned & operated a Scrapbook shop for eight years here in Australia until I recently sold it & retired. I think retirement is the best kept secret. I love it, it gives me lots of time to enjoy my craft. I still teach scrapbooking & cardmaking once or twice a week, so all in all I am as busy as ever & wouldn't have it any other way.