Yay Yummy Dessert – Scraplift Saturday

Hello all,

Cynthia from NB Pretty Papers here today with this colourful page for Scraplift Saturday. I used a my stash and pulled from a lot different designer.

Here is the link if you would like to see how this page came together – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87NbAG8HHIg&feature=youtu.be






I pulled the colours pink and blue and the candy and ice cream feel from the inspiration piece.


I choose to lifted this gorgeous page from Cassie Box of Paper issues. I liked the block cross the middle of the page and the colourful layers behind the photo.


Sketch in out Thursday – Lovely Family Moment

Hello all,

Cynthia here today with a Sketch in out Thursday layout created using mainly the Cocoa Vanilla Studio, More Than Words collection.




As always there is a process video showing how this page came together. I hope you enjoy it and thanks for watching. xx

Stash It Monday: Super Fun (Kelly Oblak)

The colors in the inspiration board made me think of these photos of my grandson on vacation. I used the orange and aquas from the board to bring the focus of the layout to him. I also used a sketch from the 4×6 Photo Blog.

I hope that you can find inspiration from something in my layout to make your own and I’d love to see it when you do.51CD91ED-B9E9-4EA8-B580-E522F6EE73DA


Scraplift Saturday With Sara Scraps

Hello Hello Crafty Mavens! I have your Scraplift Saturday post for you today! First, lets take a peek at our mood board for this month-


I chose a layout from Jennifer Gallagher to lift this week and I pulled out Maggie Holmes Carousel collection to play with since it was such a great match for the mood board!


Here is my layout with close-ups-

IMG_9701IMG_9702IMG_9707 And my video with all the details-

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara Scraps

Our Hero – Free Flow Wednesday

Hello all, Cynthia here from NB Pretty Papers back today with a Free Flow Wednesday layout. As always the inspiration piece is gorgeous and there is so much one can pull from it. For this layout I went for a black and white layout with lots of stamping.

I hope you enjoy the process.









Stash It Monday: The Wonders of Winter (Kelly Oblak)

The pastel colors of this month’s inspiration board made me think of Crate Paper’s Snow and Cocoa Line so I went looking for photographs that I could use with it. Even though it’s spring as I am writing this on Sunday, I am snowed in in the upper Midwest. Snowy photographs seemed like the perfect thing to scrap.

The plaid paper and multi-colored die cut that I used reminded me of the multi-colored carnival ride in one of the bottom corners of the inspiration board, so I made sure to get those on the page.

I hope this beautiful inspiration board gets you digging into your stash to get some of  your unused supplies onto a page.






Scraplift Saturday With Sara Scraps

Hello Hello Crafty Mavens!

I have a new layout and video to share today….and while the mood board didnt feature much on the layout, never fear. I used it to inspire my photo choice. The marbled geode in the mood board reminded me I hadnt scrapped these photos of my youngest with a pottery he created.


Here is the link to the video! Thank you so much for joining me at The Crafty Maven!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara Scraps

Sketch It Out Thursday – Good Friends (Kelly Oblak)



Today I was once again inspired by the colors of this month’s board. I loved the shades of green and hot pink which I used to scrapbook these photos of a friend and me on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Adding just a few touches of black embellishment helped tone down the bright green and pink.

I used a sketch from the 4x6photosketch blog, but I turned it 90 degrees and then flipped it horizontally. I originally started out with two photos with two different orientations, but when I cropped out all the background junk they endeded up the same.

I hope my video today inspires you to create something and I’d love to see your take on the sketch.

Stash It Monday – Sidney

Happy Monday.  Hope you are doing well.  Today I am digging way, way back into my paper stash.  All of the papers I used today have to be at least 2-3 years old and I think at least one of them is around 10 years old (by the way, where has the time gone??).

Here is what the overall layout looks like.


For the background I used a smooth cardstock and primed it with Dina Wakley gesso.  I used some Mr. Huey’s and Heidi Swapp Color Shine.  Most of the color was put down with the packaging technique.  I added a few black splatters to top it off.IMG_0218The chipboard came from a My Mind’s Eye 12×12 chipboard sheet.  I really like the colors and the paper I used for the layers went well.IMG_0219I added a bit of journaling and my title and the layout is done.  IMG_0220

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Make sure you check out the Facebook page and Instagram for more inspiration.

Have a great day.

In Your Pocket Tuesday – Week 36 (2017)

Hello everyone.  Is it Spring where you are yet?  I don’t think the weather knows what it is where I am.  Yesterday it was snowing and Thursday is it supposed to be in the 60s.  Go figure. A nyway, I am here to share with you a Fall layout with some Spring flair.

I thought most of the cards I used kind of had a Spring or Summer feel to them. Especially this title card.  Makes me so happy.


Here is what the overall 1st page looks like.

IMG_1618I used quite a bit from my stash for this layout.  This wood veneer “1” came from a Scraptastic kit.IMG_1620

I love this little metal bike embellishment.  I believe I got this and several others from my friend.  They are from Making Memories.IMG_1621

I had quite a few phots this week. Many were taken of my daughter and her friends on a camping trip.IMG_1623

The banner is one that came from a die-cut pack.  The texture is a plastic feel and it is for use with your fuse tool, but I just use it as a regular die-cut.IMG_1624

Not this is a blast from the past.  The primitive heart came from Michaels many, many moons ago and the star is from a very old Studio Calico kit.  IMG_1625

I used several of these Katlin Shaefer labels.  I also had a cute burlap bow from my stash.  IMG_1626IMG_1627

I grabbed some pink thread to make a few nests around the page.  IMG_1628IMG_1629IMG_1630IMG_1631

I topped everything off with a few enamel shapes.IMG_1632

Thanks for stopping by.