24 November, 2014

My dream garden with French Garden collection

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here again  and this time, after a few months of altered art made with Meg's Garden gorgeous products, I am back to scrapbooking. This is my second project made with this delicious collection, but again, this is my " Hello,  Mixed Media scrapbooking" post in Meg's garden blog.

The new French  Garden collection is the most perfect one to make dreamy, shabby and colorful layouts and this is the first one of this kind.
I used the patterned paper as my background paper, without any cardstock and added a few  cut pieces from another papers from this collection.  Lucky me had those delicious  peonies photos  that are the perfect fit for the paper. I added background texture paste masking with  light and dark green pastes and surrounded my photos with Die- Versions die cuts of background, fence and bird cages, all made of the same patterned paper.

My photos were actually embedded into the background as I added  some pieces under, over and in between photos.

Transparency butterflies from More Butterflies set were hand cut and glued randomly over the page.
I added some vintage metal findings from Meg's Garden shop over the piece paper and embellished them with pearls. Some trims  and ribbons were added too. As the last touch I added 3 big flowers, some doily trims and a big chipboard heat embossed title.

All the page was misted with a mix of light yellow and pink mists.

 Meg's Garden products  used:
 French  Garden collection
More Butterflies transparency
Vintage metal trinkets
Paper flowers
Doily lace

19 November, 2014

Sherlock Book Card Set by Nicole Doiron

Hello Meg's Gardeners!

It's Nicole and it's my turn once again to share with you a project designed for Meg's Garden.

Last month, I created a Vintage Mini-Album using the Sherlock Book Kit.  Well, this time around, I decided that I would use more papers and trinkets from the Sherlock Book Kit to create a multi-card set.

As you can see, I created 5 cards, all complementing one another in their design, patterns and colours.

I tried to use several paper patterns from the Sherlock Book kit in order to showcase it all.
Most metal accents were included in the embellishment kit that I received with the kit.
Look at the end of this post for the complete list of products used 
that came from the Meg's Garden shop.

Card 1

I decided to use french sentiments on my cards as I'm participating in a craft show in December in my hometown which is mostly French and am hoping that a client will want to give this card set a new home.

Card 2

The Sherlock Book kit papers offer many vintage images that are perfect to add to cards.

Card 3

 All the beautiful and colorful paper butterflies used were fussy cut 
from the Butterflies ATC paper available at Meg's Garden.

Card 4

 I added some handmade stitching to my cards to give them a bit more dimension.
Another way to add dimension is to pop up some parts of the card with 3-D foam dots, 
like in this case, the sentiment tag and the fussy cut pocket watch.

Card 5

My favorite part of the Sherlock papers are the tags.
I used 3 of this card and added metal eyelets that matched the Vintage Brass piece.

This was a fairly short post, but I wanted show you how versatile the Sherlock Book Kit is 
and let the pictures do the talking.

I hope you've enjoyed my cards
and that you will visit my blog HERE to see more of my creations.

List of products used from Meg's Garden Store:

17 November, 2014

Mini Christmas Book

Hello Bloggers
This is a great gift idea for Christmas.
Plenty of space for pics, notes, comments from guests as well as the menu
There is no fancy binding. The front & back cover use chip that is 6.25"; the pages are vanilla cardstock 6"square; the distress ink is frayed burlap

Front cover uses a piece from S116 - The Musical Christmas Collection
 Since the mini packs papers are 145mm square they are perfect for 6" pages. The note to Dear Santa is foam mounted; the list for Santa is rolled & attached at the side; half of a Christmas vine is tucked under the Dear Santa note & a key hung from the vintage trinket knob. 

Inside the front cover & page 1
 The mini book uses the Correspondence Collection mini pack for its base papers.  The coloured Santas are from Vintage Christmas Santas ATC047 & are the perfect size for this book. The other half of the Christmas vine is used here along with 2 vintage filigree trinkets. Plenty of room on the left for tags & pics

pages 2 & 3
 There are pockets on both pages.  The collage images used here are from Old Fashioned Christmas on Green #3293.  I added a red organdy ribbon here to allow a bow on the front for decoration & also to highlight the hanging embellishment - 2 jingle bells & a message bottle containing a secret note to Santa.

pages 3 & 4
 More pockets again - page 3  used the Correspondence Collection with a tag inside the torn paper.  The right hand side has a pocket using a paper from the Musical Christmas Collection mini pack

page 5

This page has a magnet closure & opens up using the lock

inside page 5
 Open up the left side & across the inside of page 5 are 3 pages with pockets:  These 2 pages are made from a 12x6" cardstock


This 3rd page is added with a tab

Inside the back cover

Back cover
Products used:

Hope this mini book gives you lots of ideas for Christmas Gifts

Bye for now 

15 November, 2014

Skater Boys: A Layout featuring the Sherock Book Kit

Hello fellow scrappers! Cathi here with another project using the gorgeous The Sherlock Book Kit by Watson I decided to make a layout with mine using the book pages and amazing ephemera provided in the kit!  

For the background 12 x 12 inch page I used the The Gentlemen Collection: Gentleman paper. To me, in the Sherlock Book Kit there was a lot of masculine ephemera, many using new inventions for the turn of the century and one even looking like a globe...which reminded me of the Worlds Fair... I tucked that into the layout here and decided to use this amazing photo I have in my family collection of my Great Great Uncle Leo at the St. Louis World's Fair in the early 20th Century. Roller skating was being demonstrated there as a possible entry into the Olympics. Leo and his buddies looks so cool posed here!!

Above you can see several layers of ephemera cut out and layered under my photo. I have also made some gorgeous flowers using the Bitty Blossoms die I have in my stash and papers from the book kit.

I have twirled and tucked in the gorgeous Brown Dodo Vine Wire for some cool detail and added a Vintage Trinket: Cog.

I added a fun ticket cut out from the kit, and here you can see the masking misting and stamping I have added to my background. I thought the title "Skater Boys" worked well for this!!

Tucked in behind the photo cluster I have one of the tag cut outs from the kit and have added some journalling information. I attached the Filigree Oval Vintage Trinket to the tag to help pull it out and to add some gorgeous detail to the layout.

I had a great time putting this together and I hope that you enjoyed it!!

Supplies from Meg's Garden:

Supplies from Stash:
Bitty Blossoms Donna Salazar Die
Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil
Prima Stamp

13 November, 2014

Sherlock's Travel Journal

Hi everyone, Patti here sharing my latest journal using The Sherlock Book kit desinged exclusively for Meg's Garden by Kerry-Jean Watson.  I decided this time I'd like to try stitching the spine once again and opted for a book to house travel photos and notes in.

This journal consists of six pages which are double thickness.  I glue two pages together to create this stronger page and stitched them down the middles to the spine of the cover. I'm finding I really like stitching the signatures (pages) to the spine to create the binding. This stitch technique is called Daisy Chain.

I followed tutorials from Pocket Full of  Vintage and Sea Lemon on YouTube to learn how to do this type of book binding.  I'll link below to both tutorials.  The cover is two layers of decorative paper with two layers of Tyvek and then bound with cardstock strips that I colored with Distress ink and coated with Collage Podge for strength.

Each two page spread give lots of opportunity to add photos and journaling recording memories for years to come.

I really like adding interactive elements like the accordion fold out above.  Don't you just love that ribbon?  It's available in the Meg's Garden store as well (links to all products are below).

Here's another interactive element, a flip out on the page so that you can journal on the back of the small flip out and place a large 5"x 7" photo on the page beneath.

There's so much to share with you, I hope you'll join me on the video for the walk through of each page.  I'll also explain in more detail how I designed the book and follow up with lots more photos to inspire you to create your own Sherlock Book.

Supplies from Meg's Garden

Thanks for sharing your time with me, I hope you'll stop by my and visit on  

Tutorials for Binding:
Pocket Full of Vintage - Daisy Stitch  

11 November, 2014

Vintage book by Veronika Galenko

Hello, everyone!

Veronika here to share with you another my project with the papers from Mini Book Kit from Meg's Garden, this kit is called The Sherlock book by Watson, which was created by talented Kerry-Jean Watson (all papers you can find in printed or download version).
It is my vintage vision of this collection.
 And be sure it is very easy to create something vintage using the Mini Book Kit from Meg's Garden!

I created a mystery book, using also different embellishments from Meg's Garden.
My book can be used for a notes.
be careful..below you can find a lot of photo

10 November, 2014

My Vintage art album with French Garden

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Meg's Garden post.
This time I made this standing mini album using the new collection from Meg's Garden called French Garden Book kit.

I folded this stand to be my album base and this is how it looks from the side, just to show you how easy this fold is. I used a good chipboard piece 6*12'' long and scored it to 6-3-6 '' to make this fold.

This is a title side here again:

Most of the products are from Meg's Garden shop, but I added this ART sticker from PHP company, some bling and a word Vintage. All piece was inked with Rusty Hinge distress ink from Ranger.
Some embossing with brass, green  and gold were added over the chipboards.

And this is how it looks from the album side:

 The whole mini album has 8 pages and as much as I wanted to add more, it became very bulky and impossible to  close.

And now for the inside pages:

I used French Garden papers and vintage women pieces  and cut outs on each page and added a word that describes this page.
And the next page here:

And more of the pages:

And the  back cover with just a few trims on the bottom:

The whole construction was binded with a spiral and  this is like those calendars we all see around, but hand made one.
Hope you got some inspiration from my vintage album and you sure can do yours with a similar technique.
 Meg's Garden products used :