30 March, 2015

Happiness with Meg's Garden and my grandkids all together

Hello my dear crafty friends!
This is Irit here and today I am going to share my March layout made with Meg's Garden new delicious Butterfly Garden collection and my dear grandchidren's studio photos.
This layout is a perfect example for baby scrapbooking with totally non baby products. All you need for this kind of scrapbooking are good photos with great backgrounds and outfits and lovely delicious vintage paper collection (such as this Meg's Garden one).

 The background paper was punched around with a mix of border punches and then I added stencil work with a couple of stencils and a light yellow painted texture paste. I also inked the edges with this teal ink and then adhered the stencilled paper over the basic one.
A few cut out paper were added on the back of the photo as my matting; each was in a different size and inked with a couple of inks around the edges.  I misted over the  page again and then glued my photo over the paper rectangles.
Meg's Garden paper doily was added on the back of this paper cluster for the interest. I made a flower cluster with Mag's flowers, ribbon, metal trinkets and paper lace piece on the lower photo corner and added a chipboard title that was lightly misted  too.

 A few paper cut butterflies were added randomly over the page.
The overall feeling of this page is light vintage Mixed Media and it fits my photo and my scrappy mood during the scrapping process.

Products used:
Meg's Garden:
Other products:
Chipboard title- Sweet Stamps
Stencils- Tando Creative
Inks: Ranger
 Punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success

28 March, 2015

Lilac book with butterflies

Hello, everyone!
Veronika here to share with you my new book with the papers from Butterfly Garden Collection  from Meg's Garden.
I love all these amazing butterflies in this collection!
They are really give me inspiration! And I love silk surface of papers)). It is good for working with paints and mists. So I made a book with mix of butterflies and paints.


and the back side

  List of materials available from Meg's Garden
Butterfly Garden Collection
Please check out all the wonderful products on

Thanks for looking, Veronika

25 March, 2015

Beautiful by Dana Tatar - Forgotten Meadows Collection

Hi! Dana Tatar here today sharing a layout that I created with the stunning NEW Forgotten Meadows collection. I took this photo of my daughter last Easter and it is one of my favorites. It is hard to believe that she was only 5 years old when this photo was taken. She looks so grown up!

I love the hanging purple blooms that run along the top edge of the Wisteria Shade patterned paper. I laid the coordinating 4x12" strip along the bottom of the page to create a similar wisteria border along the bottom edge of the layout. I used a stencil with whipped spackle on the center of the page to help hide the seam.

I created a lace border for my photo by cutting the edge of a Paper Lace Doily and piecing it together to size. I attached Antique Champagne Tassels to the corners for some added flair. I cut images from the Forgotten Meadows Cut & Create patterned paper and layered them under and on top of my photo. I topped the die-cut flowers with an Aubergine and White Apple Blossom. I added a bit of bling to the photo, embellishing the strap of my daughter's dress (much to her delight), with a piece of Square Silver Diamante Trim.

I added more cuts from the Forgotten Meadows Cut & Create patterned paper on the right side of my photo. I filled in the flower cluster with some Velvet Leaves and Purple Metallic Ribbon.

 Thanks for stopping by today!

Meg's Gardens Supplies:
Forgotten Meadows Wisteria Shade
Forgotten Meadows Wisteria Shade 4x12 Strip
Forgotten Meadows Cut & Create
Paper Lace Doily
Antique Champagne Tassels
Aubergine and White Apple Blossom
Velvet Leaves
Square Silver Diamante Trim
Purple Metallic Ribbon

23 March, 2015

Forgotten Meadows Long Stitch Book

Hey all you create creatures out there reading my blog post today.

I got something new and oh so awesome for you. Well, I think it is awesome none-the-less. 

Now I have tried my hand at book making for a while and have done many coptic stitch and other binding methods before. This time I tried long stitch. I am so impressed with the outcome, I had to show you all. 
 There is a youtube clip at the end of the post that shows the whole process of making the book and it was a lot of fun.

I decided to use the Forgotten Meadows Collection and make a leather bound journal with the Long Stitch binding method. There are a few different tutorials out there, but I used this particular tutorial which seems simple and easy to do.

The two library card I put at each end of the book. Which I filled with tags and some of the journal cards that come in the kit.

I printed out three copies of the book pages from the kit. I used the line page to print of the back of all the pages too as I will use this book for notes while out and about.  

The book was the be for note taking while I was out so I didn't want to add any flowers or balky embellishing.  The book closes up nicely and will be very handy in the future. 

Remember to watch the video to see the making of the book and the final project.

Thank you so much for reading this post and I hope you like the project.

Please leave a comment or any questions.

21 March, 2015

Forgotten Meadows using an Accordion Book Kit

Hello Bloggers

An Accordion Book Kit is perfect for making a mini book & using one of the cardmaker/mini packs of papers. This one is using the Forgotten Meadows Collection mini pack designed by Kerry-Jean Watson & is made to stand as shown.

Front of book
details of front corner

page 1 & 2. stamps from Design Elements Collage Stamps
oops - pearl missing

pages 3 & 4 Vintage Ladies from ATC006 but you could easily use your own pics 

pages 5 & 6 + Cut & Create Forgotten Meadows

back of book is kept simple
 Hope you like it. Please remember when using an accordion book kit that you have to add the ribbon closure between the covers before you add paper & embellishments to the hard cover. Second thing to remember is to leave enough between the covers so that you can add embellishments inside the book.  Best way to accomplish both of these is to do the inside pages & finish them before adding ribbon closure & covers.  This one uses cream organza ribbon which does not show up well in the pics.

Bye for now

19 March, 2015

Cards of Forgotten Meadows

Hello crafters and thank you for visiting the Meg's Garden blog today. 

I have some step cards I have made with the new collection from Meg's Garden Forgotten Meadows that was released in February .

I really love the ephemera in this collection, which I really wanted to use for the cards. I am not big on the whole having "happy birthday" or " happy anniversary" on the front of the card, I like making generic cards where that information is written in on the inside to the recipient of the card. This gives me free reign to do whatever I want on the outside of the card.

For the first step card I used the Mini/card maker pack of Forgotten Meadows. I used the ephemera from the 12 inch Cut and Create page which has some wonderful ephemera.  I also used some of the Mini Rose Braid at the base of the card and the lovely paper flowers and rose buds.  The small bottles are also available as Meg's Garden and I love adding them to small cards as a bit of a feature. These two I filled with some of the ephemera rolled up. The inking around the edge of the paper is done with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink.

For this second card I have use those wonderful paper leaves and paper flowers again, there is however this time a small white fabric Heirloom flower.  I found a Filigree Oval metal embellishment, a Tim Holtz pen nib and Word Band in my stash which works well. The edges are inked with Pumice Stone to add some contrast but not drown out that lilac in the wisteria on the paper.

I hope you like these two cards and please leave a comment or questions. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

17 March, 2015

Forgotten Meadows Butterfly Clock

Forgotten Meadows Butterfly Clock

Hello everyone Miriam here with my March project for Meg's  Garden. I was so excited to receive my Forgotten Meadows Collection be Kerry-Jean Watson, I couldn't wait to get started creating. I had this clock I had been saving for something special, covered it with Gesso, then ripped the Wisteria paper into small pieces and glued them at random to the inside and outside of the clock. \all flowers are from Meg's Garden except for the lace and metal key. I did some stencil work on some of the paper and then swiped it with Dusty Concord distress stain, I felt it worked very well with the purple of the paper. I also punched out some butterfly's and just gave them just a touch of silver glitter.

Meg's Garden Products
Forgotten Meadows Collection
Dusty Attic Flowers.
Other products
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Lace from stash
Silver glitter
Dusty Concord distress stain.