Friday, July 1, 2016

Lets Scrap SUMMER fun Blog Hop

to all the ladies who took part in the BLOG HOP.

Congrats to my winner, drawn with


Your kit is on its way to you !  Enjoy
Hugs, Mich


Although it is freezing cold WINTER in South Africa, we want to warm you up and welcome you to the Let’s Scrap Sketches Summer Fun Blog Hop… this hop runs from July 1st to July 7th midnight so make sure you join in all the fun!!

If you are joining the blog hop here instead of the beginning go HERE to start at Let’s Scrap Sketches and follow the instructions for the Blog Hop to get in for a chance on all the prizes!!

Be sure to comment on this blog and follow me for more great inspiring creations… you need to do both of these things to get in on the RAK for this blog.

Then, please go on to the amazing Rebecca's Blog NEXT BLOG   for more fun and chances to win prizes!!

If you want to go back, please go to the PREVIOUS BLOG by Lisa Marie. 

Here is the fun sketch that we had to use for our BLOG HOP:

Using the fantastic Coffee Range of paper by a local South African Company Celebr8,  I created a fun layout celebrating good friends having coffee.
(click on image to view larger)


1. Apply a thin layer of Modge Podge onto your Hessian / Burlap.
2. Let Dry Completely in the Sun
3. Once dry, run through your Die Cutting Machine (Cuttlebug and Tim Holtz dies work best) or handcut Butterfly shapes

4. Spray some Gauze with a Brown Ink / Spray (or stain with coffee)
5. Color your stamens brown, either with Fantastix and All Purpose Ink (or your Copic / Permanent Markers)

 6. Adhere stamen to the bigger Butterfly
7.  Adhere a small piece of gauze
8. Now stick your smaller butterfly on top

9. Color your brad to match your stamen
10. Adhere to top of butterfly
11. Use your All Purpose Ink and color edges of butterfly (or use Glitz or Glitter Glue)


1.   Measure your size of your frame and cut out the middle.  
2.  I used a JUMBO photo so used a 13cm x 18cm FRAME and cut a 2cm border all the way around and cut out the middle neatly. 
3.  Using your Craft Knive, gently cut diagonally across each corner.  ONLY CUT the top layer of paper, NOT RIGHT THROUGH.
4.  Gently crack open the paper to reveal a Mitred corner.
5.  Ink the corner to define the edge
6.  Lay flat again and mat on a contrast cardstock color.  Remember to show cardstock all the way around the inner and outer area of frame.  
7.  Add photo behind the frame.
8.  Raise frame with foam to add dimension..  

1. To create the cute knotted roses, just tie knots into your JUTE and wind around and adhere with glue at the end when done.


Leave a comment that you were here.  
JOIN my blog (up top right side.. just add your email addy).
I will do a drawing for a RAK and choose a winner from the Comments below.


FREE Silhoutte Cutting File to you ALL ! 
If you want the title, please email me at and I will forward to you with pleasure.

RAK to ONE lucky winner.
A Double page SCRAPBOOKING kit 
Includes full instructions and ALL items needed to complete layout
(so remember to comment and blog hop)

Thank you for visiting my BLOG HOP, remember to HOP ON OVER to REBECCAs Blog so you can win more prizes and see more amazing layouts and tutorials !


  1. WOOOOW an amazing sketch you created for the hop Michelle and your take is just stunning. Thank you for all the little how too's here. You are always so sharing and caring.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    1. Thanks so much.. You are so sweet.. Had fun doing the tutorials.

  2. You are one AMAZING lady!! I love your sketches, I love your work as well as your generous heart ... always sharing great techniques and tips with everyone! Your TRUE PASSION for this hobby shines through everything you do!! Thank you for making it fun for all of us! Sending hugs you way!!

    1. Aww Roulien, you are so sweet.. thank you so much.. My big pleasure.. I love sharing..

  3. Oh Michelle! This is so lovely... when I grow up I want to scrap just like you!

    1. Thanks so much.. I am so honored.. LOL.. you scrap beautifully just the way you do !

  4. how this is incredible!!! love all your layering and elements you've made yourself. You are definitely someone I aspire to be!!!

    1. Aw thanks so much Rebecca.. you are too kind. I appreciate the kind words.

  5. Really love your layouts Mich. This one is really lovely, as always!!!

  6. Wow, that is an amazing layout. Love everything about it!

  7. I love the layout! I am most definitely going to give the hessian butterflies a go. Thank you for sharing Michelle!

  8. Thanks for sharing all the details on the making of your LO. It gorgeous.

  9. Awesome layout! I love seeing how you made your embellishments! That is so cool! :)

  10. This is one of my favourites so far. Just love the look and feel of it - coffee is always good but yes even better with a friend. Thanks for sharing how you made some of the embelishments too! My shared blog is Scrapbook Socialites - check us out

  11. What a beautiful layout and the title is awesome and oh so true. I wish i had the ability to cut it but still use the oldest cricut version. Love the color palette you used for your coffee themed layout, the flowers are perfect on it.
    I'm a new follower and thanks so much for the chance to win a great prize.

  12. Stunning layout Michelle! Love all the tutorials....definitely going to give them a try!

  13. Oh my goodness!! Sooooo much eye-candy here! LOVE your LO Mich! Thanks so much for your generous tutorials and RAK's you are offering!

    1. Forgot to add my blog addy!

  14. Love these papers and what you have done with them... Such cool tutorials too... the buttie one is my fave... never thought of putting podge on it first to make it stiff :D :P good ideas you have ...
    I would love that cut file...
    Thanks for always inspiring <3

  15. Awesome Michelle - thanks so much. Going to enjoy trying this layout and making hessian thing-a-ma-jigs. You always share the most amazing layouts, ideas and clearly labelled "how to..." make something instructions.