Monday, April 17, 2017


Happy Easter Monday everyone, I am one of the lucky ones and I have today off too. It has been a fabulous four day long weekend spent with family. Today I am able to get in some scrapping time. I probably should be outside working in my gardens, but I overdid it and my knees are telling me to just sit down for a bit.

Today I would like to share a layout with you which explains how I overdid it....

A few weeks ago while preparing to paint our dining room which is partially paneled in 1960's paneling, I thought I would peek behind the paneling and see what was underneath. Low and behold, the original outside wall of our house (the dining room was an addition sometime in the 60's). Beautiful shiplap boarding....what a fabulous 100+ year old treasure. I was very husband not so much. So we decided to tackle half of the room at a time as about 25 years ago we made our dining room larger by taking down a wall, which we had to leave an exposed beam across the center as it is a supporting wall.

My next job was to decide on a paint colour for the other walls. I went to our local hardware store and picked up a selection of grey paint chips....who knew there would be so many???

I added a bit of texture to the background with a crackle stencil and Ranger Texture Paste.

My paint chips were the perfect addition to my layout. I circled the colour that I choose and added the name for possible future reference. When all done I added some paint splatters....much like I was covered in while painting the ceiling.

Product List: AC Cardstock kraft paper, Cosmo Cricket alpha, Doodlebug Design Inc. alpha, Basic Grey alpha, and chipboard kraft alpha from Target. The few little paper scraps that I used are from my stash.

The challenge this month at Kraft+ - Swatch it Up!!!

So now you know how I overdid it. Working with knees that I have been told are 15+ years older than the rest of me...I'd say I did pretty good. Stay tuned for phase 2!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!


  1. Fantastic layout and love how you used these paint chips too :) Deciding seems to be the hardest part of the remolding. Yes the garden can wait at times :) Me I'm back to work tonight :)

  2. Great LO! Love the ink splatters and crackle stencil...perfect for a lo about fixing up the house! Yea for shiplap!

  3. I absolutely love this layout. I also love the shiplap. .it looks fabulous. You are so creative. Excellent job!!!!

  4. Well you are brave to tackle such a big project. I'm glad it worked out for you and I love your layout. My kitchen is a bit French Country, so you had me at the chickens.

  5. This looks wonderful.. I love the story behind your layout, love how you have punched the swatches.. thanks for joining in with Kraft+ this month!!

  6. Love the back story behind the photo and the fortuitous collection of pain swatches on hand for the challenge. Thanks for joining us at Kraft+ this month.