Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's a Fancy Christmas

It's my turn back on the blog and I hope that you have been enjoying all of the talented ladies and their projects on the blog this month.

To get you in the holiday mood, I thought it was time for a holiday layout. I had a ton of fun making this layout as it took me back to the first large display I have ever done in my professional career. Once again the chipboard is amazing and is all available at Southern Ridge Trading Company.

Here are all of the elements together on my layout. 
Products used: SEA-165, and Bo Bunny: Altitude, Candy Cane Lane, Double Dot, and Double Dot Jewels.

View of SEA-165 which I added Tim Holtz Distress Glitter to, along with a pink jewel to give it some extra bling.
Products used: SEA-165, Double Dot Jewels, and Tim Holtz Distress Glitter: Pumice Stone.

Snowflakes from SRTC with some added bling.
Products used: Snowflakes from SRTC and Bo Bunny Double Dot Jewels.

Hopefully this has inspired you to get out your past holiday photos out to scrapbook them and add in some amazing chipboard from Southern Ridge Trading Company!

Until Next Time

- Katelyn

Friday, November 21, 2014

To the North Pole

Can you smell the cookies baking?
Mrs. Claus has a fresh batch all ready for you...and her feathered little friends.


I just love this chipboard set.
When I colored Mrs. Claus up, I knew this was what would become of them.
AND...I've got more pieces of the set to make more designs :D

I've painted the SRTC chipboard pieces  GAR 281 using acrylic paints.
The snow is created using snow writer pen.
Sky is sprayed on using punched clouds as a mask.
Image is Make it Crafty Mrs Claus
Copics Used:
R59, 29, 27, 24, 22
G28, 17, 07
C04, 02, 00
E35, 30

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

O Christmas Tree

For this card I used one of the gorgeous trees from the four pack : XMAS-154, coupled with the northern lights sponging technique for the sky : 
The tree is painted with acrylic paint in green and gold and a sprinkling of glitter added. The tree is backed by a piece of glitter paper. I loved how the gold glitter shines through :
For more info on the techniques, please visit my blog, thanks for stopping by, Nikki x

Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas TAG | Using Wood Stars (wood-191)

Hello Everyone, the weekend is already over, ....time flies .... 
in six and a half weeks we are already in the new year!!! 
Okay, just kiddingThe Advent and Christmas season is much 
too good  that we should skip it, right? I love the time :)
Today is my DT day here at Souther Ridge Company's Blog and
made a TAG for you. On the rosette I have placed this star
Normally it is made of wood and wood colored.   First, I added a 
lot of white gesso, after that i embossed it with a white  embossing 
powder puff and finally wiped the edges with walnut stain ink pad
So it gets a shabby touch.

For the background I also used an embossing powder that Frantag√©  
Chunky White from Stampenduos

Thanks a lot for stopping by today. 
Hope you'll have a fantastic week,

best wishes for you and Hugs from Germany

Friday, November 14, 2014


Hey there bloggers! Sarah here today to share a fun layout I made using the Wel-039 set! I love welded chipboard words! They really add to the dimension on your layouts!

 I have taken to using a hot glue gun to add a lot of my titles too because if you don't press it super firmly, it acts like a pop dot and gives it some nice dimension too! 

 I painted the chipboard title with some red paint, then I went over it with some white, not really caring if it went on perfectly or not to give it that painterly effect. I love the way it turned out. It adds so much texture to the letters!

here's what you get in the set that I used. I thought the Soar piece would be perfect for this layout!

thanks for stopping by! 


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gear Mini Album

Happy Remembrance Day to all of our Canadian followers and Happy Memorial Day to all of our American followers on the blog!

I finally got to play with ALB-309 last weekend and I love the mini album. The gears on the front are amazing and full of opportunity. I will warn you, below it is top heavy in photos, so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy my gear mini album.

Front Cover: Inka Gold - Gold and Gold Brown.

Inside Cover: Inka Gold - Gold and Gold Brown. Page 1: Bo Bunny - "Somewhere In Time", Bazzill Cardstock.

Page 2: Bo Bunny - "Somewhere In Time", Bazzill Cardstock, Gears from SRTC. I inked the gears using Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Page 3: Bo Bunny -"Somewhere In Time", Bazzill Cardstock, and flowers from SRTC. I inked my flowers using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and put the Sakura clear gel pen over the centers of the flowers. 

Page 4 & 5: Bo Bunny - "Somewhere In Time", Bazzill Cardstock, SRTC - HHP-282, Flowers and leaves from SRTC and Melt Art - Gold Uttee. 

I used the Gold Uttee on the key holes and embossed them. On the flowers I inked them with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and then added the clear Sakura Gel pen over top. 

Page 6 & 7: Bo Bunny - "Somewhere In Time", and Bazzill Cardstock. I Glossy Accented the clocks in the bottom left and right hand corners. 

Page 8 & 9: Bo Bunny - "Somewhere In Time" , Bazzill Cardstock, and Flowers from SRTC. I added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the flowers to give them an older look.

Page 10 & 11: Bo Bunny - "Somewhere In Time", Bazzill Cardstock, and BAN-284 from SRTC.

On the banners I added Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Page 12 & 13: Bo Bunny - "Somewhere In Time" , Bazzill Cardstock, TAG-044 from SRTC, and Melt Art - Gold Uttee.

On the TAG-044 I used Gold Uttee and embossed, but didn't emboss it all the way so I could leave the bubbles. 

Page 14 & 15: Bo Bunny - "Somewhere In Time", and Bazzill Cardstock. 

Page 16 & 17: Bo Bunny - "Somewhere In Time", Bazzill Cardstock, HHP282 from SRTC, Flowers and Leaves from SRTC, and Melt Art - Gold Uttee.

Back Cover: Bo Bunny - "Somewhere In Time"

Hope you have a great Tuesday! Stop by our Southern Ridge Trading Company Facebook page to check out more wonderful designs from our designers.

Until Next Time

- Katelyn

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Pimped up Stocking

So a few posts ago I said I would be here to share another stocking from Southern Ridge Trading Company and here is mine.  For starters I distressed the whole stocking with my Distrezz-It-All, (freakin' love that thing!) then distressed with Momento cocoa ink and added Gesso over top off EVERYTHING!  I too used Maja Designs "Vintage Frost Basics" for my stocking as Simone did.

Sometimes embellishments come in the cheapest forms.  My piece of corrugated cardboard layer was FREE!  You can't beat that huh?  The gorgeous lace is from LLC as well as that pearl center.  The resin stars are Melissa Frances and flowers from Wild Orchid. 

Love this Tim Holtz poinsettia.  I layered using the Maja papers but one of my layers is vellum, which I adhered double sided tape to, peeled off and dipped into Glitter Ritz glitter to show a shimmery frosted leave layer.  The center was from LLC that I had in my stash and finally got a chance to use it.  

I did the same thing with the wings.  Applied double-sided Sookwang tape to the vellum, cut the vellum with Magnolia doohickey wings, peeled off the double-sided tape and dipped in Glitter-Ritz.  LOVE this technique! 

This is one of my favorite sentiment chipboard pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company but you get 3 in the package so that's a bonus - Noel, Joy and Peace - XMAS-160.  I covered it with TH distress paint, let it dry and then added Martha Stewart texture over top. 

More chipboard from SRTC, some Wild Orchid flowers and the nice big grey flower is Prima.

I luuuuuv my resin pieces but these angels are really super cute.  The rolled flowers are from LLC and same with the white Kort and Godt chrysanthemum.  

This old vintage photo came from LLC too but I can't seem to find this one anymore.  However, there are still tons to choose from. 

And there we have it!!  The 2nd stocking.  Thanks for popping by!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Winter Card | using BOR-143

Hello everyone, glad to see you here again! :) Today it's my turn to show you another inspiration with the pretty Southern Ridge stuff.  I've made a winter card to show you today.  I distressed all the edges of the papers and the pictures and added a lot of embellishments.

I've used some dies and the gorgeous chipboard (BOR-143) from Southern Ridge and added Gesso and the Embossing Enamel Shabby White. I love sparkle, specially on my Christmas - and winter creations, do you also like the sparkle? :)

Thanks a lot for stopping by today. Hope to see you soon.
If you have any questions, feel free to write a comment :)

Have a fantastic day everyone, Hugs from Germany
xoxo Dunja

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Spring is in the air...

 Not really. Fall is here but I've already thoughts of Spring.
So I played around with this gorgeous chipboard piece by SRTC.
the trellis is piece GAR-284
and image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps "Stolen Kiss"
Michele R Designs paper in Rose Cottage Charms 8
Colored in Copics
V99, 09, 06, 04, 01
E15, Y38, Y35
T9, 7, 5,3
B01. 000
Using Acrylic paint, I've painted up the chipboard. I got a bit messy and
used some copics to help out.
 I then created a box so that the image sits inside,
The trellis surrounds; creating a nice frame for the image.
 I've sprayed a white beaded lace with my Copic Airbrush to match and glued it around the edge.

 Have a beautiful day and keep happy warm thoughts.

Monday, November 3, 2014


Such lovely evenings here at the moment, cool and clear, its very dark with a beautiful moon. As a long time Van Morrison fan the song 'Moondance' sprung to mind and an idea came to life. 

You know the first few lines of Moondance : 
"Well, its a marvelous night for a Moondance, 
with the stars up above in your eyes. 
A fantabulous night to make romance, 
'neath the cover of October skies".

I hope I did it justice :) I wanted to create dark, romantic and magical for this canvas.
I used this adorable flourish, BOR-345 from Southern Ridge Trading Company. I colored it with inca gold. Each letter was stamped individually and cut out. I love how the letters seem to dance and follow the curve of the   flourish. Can you see the music tissue paper behind the flourish too :)
Thank you for stopping by x