Thursday, July 23, 2015

2 page layout

Pin It Hello, Donna here with a two page layout. It's been a while since I've done a two pager and I forgot how great they are to do. First of all you can use tons of pictures, I like it because it is good to group all those odd and ends (pictures) that you have leftover from an event, such as this one of my daughter and children camping.

Here are close ups of the pages. When I was done I kept looking at and knew it needed something. By just adding the green border on the top and bottom it really made the layout pop! I love the coordinating chipboard pieces, what a fun way to add some depth to the layout.
The title are wood pieces I got on sale at my local scrapbook store, they looked great just plain, but by adding some Quick Quotes Powderpuff ink helps bring in all the colors. 
Products Used:
Joy Ride 200
Other products: wood alphabets, Maya Rd Journaling card, brads
Thanks for stopping by today
Donna Coughlin

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hey Cupcake

Pin It This layout is done with a sketch from My Scraps and More Blog. I am really liking the sketches they have. They are always so usable. Sometimes I find sketches and they contain 1 or 2 tiny pictures on a big 12x12 layout. That just isn't my style. I like to use photos I can see!
Anyway here is my take on the sketch this week.

Here is the sketch.
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Monday, July 13, 2015


Pin It Hi Donna here today with a layout I did for Quick Quotes using Catalina Island papers. Aren't the colors in this fabulous? This layout was based off the sketch from Sketchabilities and is also for the challenge this month. Karan at Sketchabiities does a great job with her sketches, and I use the frequently.

The larger flower my first thought was to add Gesso to the Quick Quotes chipboard flower, and ink it with Quick Quotes Powderpuff Ink Blue Hawaaiin. I was going to put just one bling piece in the middle but I found this flower gems in my stash and added that on top. The Calypso Die Cut stickers are also from Quick Quotes, and I thought the sentiments were a perfect addition for a layout for my granddaughter.  
Here is the sketch from Sketchabilties, I hope you get a chance to use this sketch!
Products Used:
Other Products: Gesso, K & Co Chipboard alphabets, Making Memories Glitter Gem, Want2Scrap bling, Petaloo Fibers and Flowers.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Donna Coughlin

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Pin It Hi everyone,  I did these two layout of my granddaughter/ The first layout based off a sketch by My Scraps and More blog. I used Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic papers

I had to laugh when I saw her in this dress, it reminded me of something I would have worn when I was little! The background paper is Fab Scrap and the other paper is Daisy D's (remember them?) I kept that piece of scrap for years just because I loved it!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Summer Splash

Pin It Hi everyone, Donna here and I can't believe how fast the summer is going already! What is summer without some children playing in water, remember the good old fashion Slip and Slide! Here is a summer layout to inspire you to go out and take lots of summer pictures before it is gone. For this layout I cut out three skinny circles and then just cut some of the paper off to make a broken circle. Quick Quotes Catalina Island papers are perfect for all summer layouts. Be sure to check it out in the store.

The title I curved around the outer circle. Then layered some embellishments and stickers from my stash to complete the layout.
Products Used:
Other products: brads flowers enamel dots buttons ribbon
Thanks for stopping by today.
Donna Coughlin

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pin It I did this layout based off a sketch by My Scraps and More blog
It is of my granddaughters, the older one absolutely LOVES the baby! Found the papers in a stash of papers - must be old no makers name on the back.
I took a circle punch from the spare paper and elevated the circles with a foam sticker to give the layout a little depth.

Be sure to stop by My Scraps and More!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Adventure it's out there!

Pin It  Hi, Donna here with a layout I did using Quick Quotes Club Q Ultimate Combo kit. I just added some bling and I was able to create this cute layout of my granddaughter swinging on a rope. She is so adventureous and is such a tomboy, but at the same time can be very girly!
Not every scrapbook page has to be square, try cutting different shapes, circles are fun as well! I cut the large shape from a sheet of Gypsy Rose and the large corner pieces I used a Quikutz die.

Look at everything you get in this kit!

Here is a close-up of of the corner. The chipboard pieces are so much fun and are also included in the kit!

Products Used:
Other products; Want2 Scrap bling

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out Club Q!
Donna Coughlin

Friday, June 12, 2015

Disney layout

Pin It Hi, Donna here today with a Disney layout I did using products you can find at Inspiration Station!
Deb carries lots of products you can use for all your Disney layouts. I don't know about you, but when I scrap Disney, I use lots of white and black cardstock which you can buy in bulk at Inspiration Station. They carry American Craft cardstock in packs of 50, which is great because you save money and it is a good heavyweight cardstock!

For my layout I cut out 9 Mickey heads from the Silhouette Cameo on white cardstock and then hand stitched a border around it. Placing that on top of a sheet of black Cardstock and then laid it on the Patterned paper which is from Moxxie.

Then the fun part begins! I took a couple of the Queen & Co Woodie pieces and Simple Stories and Queen & Co embellishments and placed them around the layout. I just love how this turned out.

Here is a close-up of the title from Queen & Co, how perfect and  simple is that? If you look carefully I also took a black fine tip Sharpie and placed dots around each of the Mickey heads.
Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to visit Inspiration Station for all your scrapping and creative needs!
Donna Coughlin

Thursday, June 11, 2015

June Club Q

Pin It Hi, today I would like to show you a layout I created with the new Club Q from Quick Quotes.
Look at all you get in the Ultimate kit!

Here is a layout I created using items from each of the kits. The laser cut chipboard and papers are fabulous! I especially loved the round globe with the saying What a Wonderful World which I covered with the delicous Creamy Cocoa and White Coconut Powderpuff Ink.


Here is the chipboard luggage included with the kit. I inked it with the New Powderpuff ink called Creamy Cocoa and then with the scraps of the Gypsy Road 100 I cut from the postage stamp side little words and pictures and used ModPodge to adhere them. For the smaller piece of luggage I used the brads from the kit and wrapped two pieces of twine around them.

For the luggage tag I used the another scrap to cover it and then added a chipboard piece to it and inked the edges with Midnight Confessions ink.

Products Used
Other products: twine and Modpodge

Thanks for visiting today, and be sure to check out this month's Club Q!
Donna Coughlin

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sweet Stuff

Pin It My adorable sweet granddaughter eating what she loves best, sweets! I did this layout based off a sketch by My Scraps and More blog  
I used Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic
Kaisercraft Collectibles All that Glitter
Recollecitons brads
Pink Paislee enamel dots
Chipboard pieces
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Friday, June 5, 2015

Disney Album Cover

Pin It Hi Donna here with an album cover I did for Inspiration Station. Anyone who knows me knows my two loves (after my family of course!) are scrapbooking and Disney!

I bought this album (on sale of course) by American Crafts, it is one of those kinds you have to finish yourself to put my Disney trip from 2007 in this album thinking I would do the cover....8 years later I finally put my mind to it.

I used a combination of Simple Stories Magic, Queen & Co Magic and Moxie Magical Memories papers and embellishments.  I only use 3 ring binders and since I scrap so much, I use a lot albums! I try to get them on sale or discount whenever I can and since I am not picky about the albums I get whatever I can.

First thing I did was use acrylic paint the brown fabric part with red the rest of the album in black. Looks  Disney like already!

I made the "Disney" title and the Mickey head shape on my Silhouette. Anyone who wants these svg files, shoot me an email at and in the subject line put Disney SVG and I will be glad to share them with you!
I used ModPodge to apply everything.

Close up of the Queen and Co woodie pieces, they are so adorable. I just used some ink and the imagine sticker is from Simple Stories.

I always mark my album sides so when they are on the shelf I can identify what is in the album. I used a Simple Stories tag, a button and Queen ad Co stickers. After I was finished I applied another coat of Modpodge to help seal in the paint and to keep the paper secure, (except for the wood pieces I added them after)

Inside the album cover I made a pocket to put in all my Disney papers, maps, etc I saved because what else do you do with them? The Mickey head is another SVG I have.

Close up

Another close up of the pocket

I had so much fun doing this, I want to get more of these albums! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Inspiration Station for all your Disney needs!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fathers day layout

Pin It Hi Donna here for Quick Quotes with a layout I did for Fathers day. Here is my father-in-law
with his new car sometime in the 1960's, weren't the cars awesome back then? I love looking through old photos and imagine what it must have been like. The Quick Quotes new line Gypsy Road is perfect for heritage pages as well as travel pictures. I did a lot of hand sewing and distressing on this layout.
Here is a close up of a section of the layout. You can see the distressing and stitching. Around the circle I tried something new, I added brads and used hemp to criss -cross around each brad. I like the way it turned out and will use that idea again. The two tags were from the Gypsy Road Die Cut Stickers and I embellished them with some twine as well.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Kaisercraft Sparkle! line

Pin It Hi, Donna here today for Inspiration Stations and I would like to share a fews things with you! The new Kaisercraft All that Glitters! line, how to use those Project Life Journaling cards on layouts and how to use sequins on scrapbooking projects. Here is a layout I did using the Kaisercraft line which can be found at Inspiration Station.
The first thing I did was use some Tim Holtz Distress Spray in two corners, I used the Tattered Rose just to darken the pink a little and yellow to bring out the gold! Second I pulled out 7 journal cards and positioned them around the center of the page. This is so easy to do and you don't have to cut into a 12x12 sheet of paper. You know how gold and silver are all rage right now, I cut a circle for the picture using the Silhouette Cameo. Just a tip, I always cut speciality paper such as gold paper upside down, only because it seem to not rip the paper as much. If you look close enough the right hand corner of the frame did tear a bit, but that was OK because I could cover it up easily enough.

These cards are great! They match with the All That Glitters kit and no need to use up all your 12x12 cutting small pieces of paper!
Then I started adding lots of stickers from the kit and bits from the Die Cut Cardstock Pieces pack. To make it sparkle even more, I randomnly placed some sequins around the layout as well.
More sequin on the butterfly. Check out the tutorial video below to see how I add sequins in several different ways!

Sorry about my big clunky hands in my videos!
Products Used:
Kaisercraft All that Glitters collection and Die Cut Cardstock pieces, Shiny gold cardstock, Kaisercraft Sparkle Journal Cards, sequins, thread, Tim Holtz Distress Spray.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Altering Chipboard with Powderpuff inks

Pin It Hi, Donna here today with a layout I did for my Hometown Landmarks album I have been working on for the past couple of months. Here is Berks County, PA there is a lot of history and this Pagoda was built back in 1906 atop of Mt. Penn in Reading (pronounced redding). 


Now onto the altered chipboard! I took two different approaches. For the frame I covered it with Gesso and used the material to help give it some texture.

After it dried I added some Sunset Powderpuff ink, doesn't have to be uniform, actually better if not.

Dab some Mocha Mama ink.

And finally added sparsely some Midnight Confessions ink.

The finished project, I loved how it turned out!

For the swirl piece of chipboard, I simply added some Green Tea ink. Then took heavy embossing powder and heated it up, be careful not to torch the chipboard, mine started smoking (yikes!). My embossing ink pad is starting to dry out and I was going to put a second coat on to even it out, but I kind of like this look!

Products Used:
Other Products:
Chipboard, Creative Imaginations and 7 Gypsies brads, American Craft Foam Thickers
Thanks for stopping by today!

Donna Coughlin

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Football Picture

Pin It Hi, Today I did this layout using Kaisercraft's "Off the Wall" collection for Inspiration Station in Stafford. One tip I have for you is if you have alphabet stickers that just don't work for you, simply add some ink such as I did with the stickers that say Spartans. The stickers were blue and were in the kit but just didn't show up enough on this background, so I took my black ink pad and dabbed them a couple of times!


Here I did a couple of things in the corner. I used the Kaisercraft "Off the Wall stamp set" that is sold at Inspiration Station, really awesome stamps for a boy layout! The ticket at the bottom is two stickers I placed on top of each that is included in the paper set, I also used the word stickers on the stars at the top of the layout. And you know that little strip that you cut off from the paper at the bottom that has the name of the company and other information. Well Kaisercraft actually decorates the other and you can use them as strips on your layouts! Talk about not wasting any paper! You can see I used the star border strip!

Products Used"
Kaisercraft Off the Wall
Kaisercraft Off the Wall stamps
White cardstock
American Craft Thickers
Creative Imaginations Football sticker
Thanks for stopping by today!