Thursday, September 30, 2010



This week I started on a Family Ancestry Scrapbook. Another hobby of mine is genealogy and even though I have available many pictures & records: they sit in a box. How many of us can remember an adult trying to tell us about our family history? I didn’t pay a lot of attention back then, but wish I had now. This project can’t be done in a day, but one page or layout a month will soon get it finished. What a great gift to pass on to your children!

 The frames in my layout are from the Framette Florette Design CD. I used the BK Scroll Border #0360D. From my border, I have border and corner accents! I used the BK Leaves #0698D to accent my border pieces. To give the leaves an antique look, cut with gold paper and then chalk with brown. This type of layout is great for using some of your trinket items you been waiting to use. Happy Crafting! Judy

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


 Halloween is in 6 weeks and it's time to start making some crafts for my Grandchildren.  This trick or treat bag is so easy to do. You could precut the pieces and have your children/grandchildren make it with you.  I love the holidays and scrapbooking fast and be done projects!

I made this Trick or Treat bag starting with a premade white bag. I then cut the background pieces to cover the front of my bag. The ghost and pumpkin used is the BossKut design # 0498D – GhostPumpkin. You can adjust the sizes accordingly to the size of the bag you are using. Since this bag is for my granddaughter; I had to have a flower or glitz on it!

The Halloween flower is very easy to make using the thick Mulberry black paper. I cut the flowers on my Gazelle using the same settings as you would for light weight chipboard. Be sure to use a clean slightly sticky mat and just wash your mat in warm water after cutting. The flower pattern is the #0504d-large fifties flower which I use often for gift bags, layouts and cards. The pumpkin and flourish added are plastic stickers I added to the flower. Add a bow and some glitter and your done!


Monday, September 13, 2010

French Fancy Layout

  Hello everyone!  I wanted to keep this layout simple but fancy and not take away from my subject photographs. You always want your embellishments to accent your subject, not overpower it.

Since this beautiful girl has curly hair and the iron work in photo was swirly, I just added swirly accents such as the frame and embellishments. 

I hope you enjoyed looking at my layout and it inspires you to scrap away! Check out our embellishments and frames at

 A very special THANK YOU to the parents of this beautiful girl and Tesla Photography, Lake Mary, Fl  for permission to use their photo's. 

Judy Stark