She Sparkles!

My daughter turned 16 this year, and I’ve been making a few layouts to commemorate this special time in her life.

I used the new Kaisercraft “Remember Me” collection….a beautiful palette of red and black and tan.

The design is based on the Kaisercraft May Saturday Sketch #1 Challenge.  

On the Crafty Power Blog, I shared the simple technique of how to “wear  your adhesive on the outside” by using black glitter with my Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Tape to create a sparkly border along my stamped lace edges.

It’s hard to see the sparkle, but it looks so pretty in real life!

Click HERE to visit the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog to see my step-by-step photo tutorial on how I made this glittery border.

I created this layout during a beautiful weekend away on a Scrapbooking retreat, nestled in the Rockie Mountains, at the wonderful Bull River Guest Ranch.


This is the main lodge where we scrapped and ate the most amazing gourmet meals.
There is a hobby farm too….and this strange smiling goat.
These lovelies helped embellish my layout with their pretty feathers.

No, I didn’t pluck them fresh off the birds….I found the feathers while walking around the grounds one sunny afternoon and added them to my layout.

The “S” is glittered too with Craft&Glitz black glitter.

All of the pretty wood embellishments are Kaisercraft also, and I punched those scallop circles with an EK Success punch. 

The heart pin is Maya Road (kindly given to me from Connie Nichol who was scrapping across the table).

In reality, I said, “Hey Connie, your Diamond Glaze bottle is plugged…so she gave me a pin to clear the tip….and never got the pin back because I popped it onto my layout!”  Ha ha! Thank you Connie for all the wood embellies too 🙂

When I saw the Kaisercraft Saturday sketch, I thought I’d give my daughter some advice in terms of journaling and found the PERFECT Kaisercraft Rub-ons from the “In the Attic” collection.  I LOVE these quotations!

The ‘Remember’ arrow is a Technique Tuesday stamp…..and there is a funny story behind that too! Another friend from Canadian Scrapbooker magazine, Katharina Doyle, was sitting nearby, and I cannot even remember why I went to talk with her…but I ended up pulling some stamped arrows out of her trash bin! Yep, dumpster diving for layout embellishments! 

I might as well admit that the rest of the Canadian Scrapbooker team helped me out too:  Jackie Ludlage gave me the Crafty Power Tape and black glitter. Oh, and Cathie Allan let me borrow her stamping block. Oops…the scallop punches weren’t mine either (I forget whose!)

I guess this layout is truly a group effort! Don’t you just love scrapbook retreats and crops??


19 responses to “She Sparkles!”

  1. mow180 Avatar

    This looks so complete now you added the pictures – I just love it! It didn’t photograph as spectacular as it is in real life.
    You look great with feathers in your hair LOL

  2. mow180 Avatar

    Thanks for sharing the photos.

  3. Connie Nichol Avatar

    LOL. Guess that’s what happens when you pack light for a weekend crop. Surround yourself by others who bring their whole scrapbook room. 🙂 The layout turned out beautifully – that patterned paper is so very beautiful and the guinea fowl feathers are just perfect!

  4. Sandi Smith Avatar

    Gorgeous as always Kelly and your daughter is stunning!!!

  5. Shona Avatar

    Kelly she is just stunning! Gorgeous layout…and what a wonderful retreat too!

  6. Cindy Gay Avatar

    Beautiful layout and daughter! Love the black, red and white elements. Love her hair. Love the pin and feather (good job scarfing the pin!) Happy Mother’s Day Kelly!

  7. Lynn Avatar

    I absolutely love this layout Kelly! All the details and the gorgeous photos just equal perfection!!! Looks like you had a fabulous time at the retreat!

  8. Sharon Fritchman Avatar

    Hi Kelly! It looks like you had a marvelous time at the ranch! The photos you took are spectacular! And the layout that you created there is absolutely wonderful in every single way! I love the photos, how you converted them to b&w and the sparkle on your page. I really feel the love here! And I also want to wish you a happy belated Mother’s Day!!!! I hope it was a great one for you! HUGS!!!!!

  9. carlies Avatar

    Hey Kelly wow what a beautiful Ranch fabulous design!!!

    having a great day here is it a rainy day

    hugs Carla

  10. Sandra D Avatar

    Kelly, this is another gorgeous layout! Love the words of wisdom and how the glitter adds another dimension of texture to the page. Sometimes it takes a village (and a ranch) to create a layout.

  11. Sandi Cl~ Avatar

    What a fab page .. along with some help from a few scrappy friends and a few feathered friends! That Ranch looks so inviting!

  12. Izzy Anderson Avatar

    I would look at that sketch and not have a clue what to do! Wow, you really pulled this off. Love all the quotes in the middle with the pretty photos on the side. As always, you have some fun techniques. Your stories made me smile! Baby of the Family is sure growing up!

  13. bohemiannie! art Avatar

    I DO love retreats! Yours is in such a magnificent setting. Love that layout…and that it’s a ‘group’ project. I’ve done the SaMe thing…digging in the trash around the room…and have unearthed countless treasures!


    What a fun weekend you must have had Kelly! I am SO envious…..I admit it 🙂 Beautiful LO of your gorgeous daughter!

  15. Tiff Avatar

    Your daughter is so pretty! Gotta love that crafty power tape! Oh and I’m smitten with your pictures 🙂

  16. Renee Avatar

    What a fun post Kelly!! That retreat location looks so idyllic. The smiling goat is so funny!!! His teeth – didn’t know they looked so human-like! I thought the same thing about the turkeys – did she walk up and pull a feather out?? Of course she didn’t LOL 😉 Dumpster diving for embellies is hilarious too ;0)

  17. Alia Avatar

    Love your use of the quotes! xox

  18. Chantal Vandenberg Avatar

    Lovely layout! And those photos look great! Love the retreat lodge… wow! Lol at the cute funny smiling goat! 😀

  19. Adriana B Avatar

    great page, love the photos too 🙂

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