Good To be Unique – Art party

Hello one and all,

I do enjoy playing in my art journal for my Crafty Maven Getaway posts. I always find something in the inspiration piece to get me going.

you can watch the process video here

This moth it was the colours, the paint swatches and the painting that looked like confetti .fb_img_1545573489684

I started off by add the soft yellows, greens and pinks layers to the back ground using Gelatos.

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During this stage I noticed a shape that looked like a tree truck, so I went with it. I used torn strips of paper as they reminded me of the paint swatches.

Once I relised there was going to be a tree on the page I knew the leaves would be small hearts made to look like confetti.

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All in all I love how this page turned out.



As always thank you for reading. – Cynthia x


Multi Photo Love With Sara Scraps

Hello Crafty Mavens! I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend! I have a fun Multi-Photo Love layout to share with you today!


I loved putting all this silly photos of my so together and telling the story of how he has discovered photo filters!

Be sure to head over to the You Tube channel for all the info. and my process-


Have A Lovely Day!

Sara Scraps

Stash It With Sara Scraps

Hello Hello Crafty Maven! I am here with a Stash It video today. Im sharing how I use bits and pieces from multiple collections and how I make them cohesive and work together! I hope you’ll stop by the You Tube channel today and check it out!


Have A Lovely Day!

Sara Scraps


Wonderfully 50!

Hi Crafty Mavens!  It is Tuesdae Hubbard with a layout using my Cheeky Studio stash for the Stash It challenge!  I am excited how colorful and fun this layout turned out.  I started with a base of cream cardstock and the rest is mainly Cheeky!  Here is a peek of some of the paper from the Autumn Beauty Collection.  I love how the floral clusters are so soft, not distracting from the photo.


I also fussy cut a ton of the flowers from one of the Cat Martin, Norwegian Wood papers to cluster with.  What I could not fussy cut, I pulled from the ephemera pack.img_20190107_180732

You can also see in the picture above that I cut some of the labels from the cut aparts from the Wild Flowers Cut Aparts and the Sweet Succulents Cut Aparts to add some labels for embellishments.  All of these collections went so well together. img_20190107_180737

I even used on the the Wild Flower Circle Cut Aparts and punched it out with a one inch punch and placed an epoxy dot over it to make a large enamel dot.  How cute is that??!!

I was wonderful to be surrounded by my family and friends for my 50th birthday.  It seemed to be a celebration an entire week long.  I am not complaining!  LOL!  My step mom was the culprit in dressing me up like this for the photo.  She has always gone overboard on special occasions and this day was no different.  I couldn’t ask for a better mother figure.

Here is the final result.  I just love it and I hope you do too!  You can watch the video with the complete process on the Crafty Maven Getaway Youtube Channel here: or my personal Youtube Channel here:


Happy Scrapping to you!




Hello Friends!  Happy New Year!  I can’t believe it is 2019, it feels like 2018 just started!  Well anyways, I thought I would I start out the new year with little Art Party in my Coffee Travelers Notebook.  Truly using little inks and splatters still give you that achievement of making it an Art Party.

I started out with my Hannah Collection from Felcity Jane.  This collection really called to me when I first saw it.  A lot of the elements in there along with how this spread came together was because of my personality!  I decided that my title was gonna be this element called Journey.  Your life is always journey, it truly has its ups and downs; you have learn and grow from your experiences each and every day!

I took Close To My Heart Stamp Set called Letter Board and started to ink it with Pewter Ink Pad.  I had to ink and stamp this good couple of times on my TN because of how thick it is.  Truly I didn’t mind the Distress looked it left because I knew it would be covered with elements from the Hanna Collection.


While I was finding the little elements bits to put on the Big Letter Board, I started working on my mixed media.  Again, you don’t have to have much to have an Art Party.  I used two different types of splatters; Vibez, Quit Yer Wine-n and Spritz, Walkin’aTight Heliostrope and just splattered away.  I wanted to finish my mixed media out with some stamping with the stamp set from Hannah.  The two colors that worked beautifully with this spread is Distress Oxide, Stormy Sky and Victorian Velvet!  I used these two to place down different types of sayings from the stamp set.


This journey I am about to embrace in 2019, is only the beginning and I hope it will be  great one for your too.  Check out the final layout and click on the video for pull process video.


Full Process Video and make sure you check out their facebook group, The Crafty Maven Getaway!

Full Process Video

Keep getting inspired and keep crafting:
Miranda Webber
Owner, #myscrappylife

Art Party: Awesome Choice (Crystal Barrett)

Hello I have a super fun and fast layout for you today. It is time to get messy, ok not really I used a pallet knife.  I used the inspiration piece with 2 of the pictures.


The Paint stripes were the first thing. I did Paint stripes on this Mexico 8 1/2 x 11 layout. I am a big fan of Art Anthrology’s paints. I used 4 colors: Patina Seafoam Stone Effects, Patina Teal Velvet, Metal Effects Gold, Sorbet Coral. They provided not only color but different textures and bling to the page. To add an additional element I splattered the following mists: Tattered Angels Frozen lake, Heidi Swapp (gold, patina and salmon).

I am using white cardstock from Joanns and it is so thick. It doesn’t buckle. I will warn you that if you are using this cardstock to cut cutfiles on a cricut that you need to put it on the poster board setting.

The next thing that I pulled from the inspiration piece is the section that looks like folded paper. I use 4 pieces of paper. I folded them in half and stapled ends together. Layered and glued them under my photo. This photo is of Harry’s (amazing restaurant we ate at in Mexico) This is how you order your steak. Crazy!!!20190103_151907

There is minimal embellishing because I didn’t want to detract from the paint. I decided the best thing would be color blocking with the embellishments. The embellishments that I chose were some puffy stickers from Paper House Production and stickers from Pink Paislee’s Summer lights.


Please head over to the Crafty Maven Getaway YouTube Channel to watch the whole process.

Remember To Wear Your Crown!

Crystal (Pineapple Papers)

Sketch It: OMG (Crystal Barrett)

Happy New Year!!!! I couldn’t think of a better way to start the New Year than with some scrapping! Today I am up on the Crafty Maven Getaway YouTube Channel and I am using this awesome sketch that I found on the Hip Kit Club Facebook page made by Michelle Wedertz.

This is a 12 x 12 sketch but I felt that it was very easy to adapt to a 8 1/2 x 11 page, which is the size that I am doing for our anniversary trip to Mexico. Today I am scrapping 2  photos 3 x 4 each on one 4 x 6 print. They are of the Cenote that we swam in. It was so cool. I added some crape paper for texture. The black and white paper is from Crate Paper Wild Heart collection as will as the chipboard and thickers. 20181230_142517

My favorite part of this layout is the shaker pocket that I make with SpiegelMom Scraps sequins in Sweet Pea. All I did was fill an empty sequin ziplock bag with sequins and adhere the ziplock part under the photo. Poof quick shaker pocket.


I hope this inspires you to use some sketches in 2019. Tag me I would love to see what you make.

Remember to wear your crown.


MultiPhoto Love: OMG (Crystal Barrett)

Hello. It’s Crystal and I am up today with a 8 1/2 x 11 multiphoto layout. Lets talk about multiphoto layouts. When I first started scrapbooking I mainly did collages. I would take a whole month of pictures from my son, cut them with decorate scissors, and glue them on a piece of pattern paper. Please tell me that I was not the only one! Fast forward over 14 years and I tend to put just one photo on each page. There are times that I cannot tell a story with one picture (or just don’t want to), but don’t want 12 pages for one day either…

I use a collage app on my phone to combine 2-3 pictures on one 4 x 6 photo. This time I printed 4 pictures on a 5 x 7 photo.

I like doing this. I will leave that in a 4 x 6 size which is my comfort zone or cut them up to be individual photos.

I am working on our anniversary trip to Mexico and decided to do it in 8 1/2 x 11 format. It is much easier for me to have smaller pictures on a smaller page. I am using the Crate Paper Wild Heart as well as Here and There. I added texture with crepe paper.


I have containers on my desk of left embellishments separated by color. So after I have looked thru the emphema that comes with the collection that I am working with I will go thru my left overs. I feel like this is such a good way to use up stash.


If you would like to see my process. Jump on over to the Crafty Maven Getaway YouTube Channel.

Remember to wear you Crown.


AKA  Pineapple Papers