Free Flow Wednesday

Hello everyone, it’s Helen here albeit a bit late for my post as I’ve been having internet issues but thankfully I’m finally back on the web. For this week’s layout I pulled out my Pebbles Girl Squad supplies and there were 2 pieces of patterned paper that I had chopped the corners off and they gave me the inspiration for my layout.


This layout came together rather quickly and it was fun to create, of course I had to add a bit of mixed media to the background.

Free Flow Wednesday – #Happy Girls

Happy crafting!


Sketch it Out Thursday

Hey there Crafty Mavens!  Today I am sharing a double page layout that I created using a free sketch.  You can find this specific sketch in the October 2014 issue of Create magazine.  The magazine is no longer being published, but there are a lot of issues still available online to download as well as all the free sketches.

Here is a look at the entire layout:


I enjoy pulling random supplies from stash.  Today it was papers from My Mind’s Eye and October Afternoon.   I then used some My Mind’s Eye stickers, Maya Road pins, Cheeky Studio die cuts and even made some of my own with My Favorite Things stamps and dies.

Here is the process video to see how it all came together:

Catch you guys later! ~ Nicole B.

Scraplift Saturday: Grace (Kelly Oblak)

Hi everybody, it’s Kelly Oblak with this weeks’s Scraplift Saturday.

I lifted a layout from the Elle’s Studio blog by Scrap with Suzy. My layout is on the left and Suzy’s is on the right. I liked the three square photos all in a line on Suzy’s layout and I also liked how she matted one photo to call attention to it.

I did use the inspiration board, but it was quite a journey and it might be hard to find it in my final layout. There were nature elements on the board, so I went looking for outdoor photos. When I saw the sunset photos the gold in them also reminded me of the gold in the inspiration board. I started out by using gold paper as a background to pull another element from the board, but in the end that didn’t work out.

I hope you enjoy watching my process.


In Your Pocket Tuesday – Dec. Daily: Day 23 (froggie251)

Hello everyone.  Hope you enjoyed the holidays and have recovered from all of the busyness.  Today I wanted to share a layout I did in my December Daily album.  I was inspired by the colors and the snowy picture from the inspiration piece.

I used a 5×7 photo and a pocket pages with 2×2 squares. IMG_1030I used an off-cut from a 3×4 I cut down to make one of the 2×2 squares, cut a fishtail end and used it as a layering piece for the “loved THIS” stamped image.  The messy circle along with the sketched die-cuts I used, I got from the Inkie Quill Patreon page.  I love all fo the goodies she gives out each month. If you have not checked it out, you definitely should. The “loved THIS” stamp is from Ali Edwards.

IMG_1031For the number is used a circle sticker that I got from a number sheet that I picked up from the Target Dollar spot.  To embellish it a bit, I added a few wood veneer stars.

IMG_1032The “GATHER” stamp is also form Ali Edwards.  This was from a Thanksgiving stamp set.

I also added a wood veneer star and label from the Inkie Quill cut-a-part sheet.

IMG_1033IMG_1034I made shaker pockets in two of the squares. Both the stars and the glitter was from my stash.

IMG_1035Hope you will stop by to see how I made this page.  Just click here to get to the video.

Have a great day.


Scraplift Saturday

Once again I forgot to look at the new January inspiration board before beginning my layout, however, I was pleasantly surprised when I realised that the main colour I had chosen was on the mood board. Lucky me! I also used a layout by Kelly Barron to scrap lift this week.

Here in my layout: IMG_1864.jpg

This is Kelly’s layout I scrap lifted.

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Scraplift Saturday – Angel Joy

Happy New Year 2018


It’s Hannah here and I wanted to stop in and say hello!! I want to thank you all for following The Crafty Maven Getaway!! We love inspiring you and creating content that helps you want to create, craft and share what you are working on.

This year you are going to see a few new changes especially as the year goes on. I hope you are as excited as we are about these changes.

Change 1, we are switching to only have a monthly Inspiration Piece. As much as I love making these pieces, or sharing ones the team has made. It really makes more sense to have one a month. This will give you more changes to see the team use a piece in many different ways.

Change 2, We are adding more tutorial and organizing type videos to the channel. We would love to do product reviews, and other videos that can help you in your crafting. If you have ideas or things you would love to see us talk about in the videos add it to the comments or in our FaceBook group.

Change 3, We are bringing back For The Love Of Homemade Kits!!!! I hope you are excited for this one. Khristina is going to be making her own kit from the inspiration piece and using it all month and sharing videos on Sundays. Many of the other team members will be joining in with the homemade kits too. I really hope you play along with us and share your kits and layouts with the hashtag #ForTheLoveOf HomemadeKits or share it in our Facebook Group!!

Change 4, You are going to see more of me. I am planning on doing a weekly FB Live or YT live video. I really want to encourage you all to create the things you love and love what you are creating. This month I am working out the best days to share with you all. But I promise you will see plenty of me. I will also be bringing on some of the group with me to talk about scrapbooking topics in the facebook group.

Change 5, something you may have noticed already, the design team will be sharing their layouts and videos on the blog as well. I want you to really get to know them. They work so hard to share with you. This blog is a great place to start to build that relationship. Help encourage them by leaving them lots of love and comments on either their youtube posts or their blog posts.

Change 6, We will be having 2 online crops next year. I am also hoping to do a few more youtube hops throughout the year for your viewing pleasure.

Change 7, this year I am working on highlighting scrapbooking companies that we enjoy and want to share with you. I am hoping to get product in my teams hands to help inspire you. Last year we highlighted Cheeky Studio by my lovely friend Tuesdae who is a veteran Youtube Scrapbooker and such an inspiration. I would love to highlight more scrapbookers who have worked hard to follow their dreams. So look forward to seeing some cool things from us, and maybe even some giveaways.

As we start another scrappy new year I really look forward to getting to know you and giving you inspiration that you want to see. That is my highest priority. I can’t wait to bring you some great stuff this year!!

I look forward to more chit chats and more inspiration!! Until next time stay inspired!! Untitled-1



Here is a look at the inspiration piece for January!


January Mood Board Homemade Stash Kit

Hi! Khristina here with a super exciting new addition to The Crafty Maven Getaway in 2018. Each month, we are going to have a mood board to work with throughout the month. Hannah and I were talking and thought that it might be fun to share with you a homemade stash kit that coordinates the mood board and talk a bit about how and why each piece was selected. Then, on Sundays throughout the month, I am going to be back with process videos showing you what I create with that month’s kit. It gives you an extra special sneak peek into how my brain works to put together kits like those that you might have seen from The Secret Not Secret Kit Club.

Here is our January mood board and the source of the inspiration for this kit.


Using that piece as the inspiration, I pulled together several different patterned papers from my stash. If you want to see how and why I chose the ones that I did, please check out the process video! There is an amazing cut file from Just Nick that matches the geometric pattern in this mood board perfectly and you can find that by clicking here.


After the paper selection, I chose alphabets as well as some stamps and all of my embellishments for the kit. I wanted to make sure that I included enough different colors and elements that I wouldn’t get bored with my kit throughout the month.


Overall, I am super excited to work with this kit and I truly hope that you will put together your own stash kit inspired by this month’s mood board. I would love to have you play along with me! Please make sure to stop by and check out the video for lots of detailed information about how I pulled this kit together.


Here’s the video with all of the really good stuff!



Art Party Friday – Star Power

Hi everyone, Helen here with my layout for Art Party Friday. IMG_1803.jpg

I created my background by using two different stencils from The Crafters Workshop and some Distress Oxides and the Deep Water colour paste from Colour Blast. I also used a small script stamp from Prima and some Archival Ink in the colour Watering Can. Plus, to finish it off who can resist some Heidi Swapp Gold Colour Shine? Not me!

Click here to watch my video.

Happy scrapbooking,


Art Party Friday: Chill (Felicia Young) Dec 22

Today’s Art Party Friday video is by Felicia Young, who will be creating a mixed media layout or art journal page.


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