Lisa Saunders's Blog Posts

I decided to document the Christmas gift that my husband and myself have treated ourselves to this year. A new coffee machine. We've been having problems with ours for so long now and as we both work from home, we do like to make decent coffee. So this little story need to be documented this Christmas.

I used the 'Sub Zero' collection to tell this story. The Wintery elements are just so perfect. I love a Winter line that isn't overly Christmassy. So this is perfect for me.
I really like the contrast here between the white card that I used and the creamy colours in this collection. For me it represents the snow in Winter along with the coziness that you feel at the same time.
I used one of the 6x4 and a 4x3 Element. These 12x12 Element sheets are great to cut up and use. I've layered them up here to home my photo and my journaling.

I really liked the idea originally of lots of white space, but once I'd created the middle section, the page just didn't look finished to me. So I continued on and used the coordinating Washi from the collection and some of the die cuts from the Bits and Pieces pack. It was just what I needed to finish the page.
 I have a short video here of this page being created.
I love this paper collection so much and I love that I can use it on all my Winter stories and not just for those over Christmas.  I have so many more ideas now.


Hello!!  It's Lisa, I'm here today to show you just how much fun I've been having with the 'Sub Zero' collection. I created this 12x12 here using some Disney photos of our's taken in the Summer at the Winter Summerland Mini Golf, which is Christmas themed. I love that you get to play golf in the 90's sunshine and listen to Christmas music. There's even fake snow!!    
I do love a white background, but I also love to create a frame for my pages. I just feel it finishes them off. My photos really needed those thick white borders. The colours are so similar to this paper line that they would have been lost on this page otherwise. It really helps them to stand out.
I used one of the stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet and added some printed strips to create the title. I really enjoy doing this.I alternated sticking the sticker and die cut snow flakes with tape and 3d foam dots to add extra depth.
And this 'Snow Much Fun' was cut from one of the 3x4 Element sheets. It's what pulled this whole page together for me. Thinking of the fun that we had on that day and using the lime green which I continued throughout the page in the form of paper strips and snowflakes to bring it all together. This is the favourite part of this layout for me.
I do have a video here where I show everything from this collection that I have received and you can also watch this page being made by myself. I hope you enjoy.
This page just makes me smile. I love all the bright colours and jolly elements. It's just perfect for the fun time that we had and just goes to prove that you can still have 'Snow Much Fun' even in Florida in the hot August sun.  


Hi, It's Lisa here today along with the 'Beautiful' collection once again.
This patterned paper with the big polka dots screamed out Disney to me. Anything with polka dots screams out Disney to me to be honest, but I knew this one would be a perfect background to one of our many new Disney photos.
Before even starting this layout, I knew straight away what I wanted to do with those big circles. Stick the strips of wordy stickers over the top of them and that's exactly what I did. I also added a few of the clear stickers and some of the bits and pieces too. It was fun attaching a few with staples. It just made a nice change.
I decided to edit my photo to black and white as it suited the page much better. I also added a warm tint. It really goes well now along with a big thick white border.
I used some vellum, letter size, to go under the photo and on top of the patterned paper. I just attached this with a couple of staples top and bottom and nothing else. This really added to the softness of the layout and the layers look really good.
I really love all the layers, the circles and the fun word strips on this page. As I had so many little phrases on the stickers, I didn't feel the need to add any additional journaling. The work was done for me!! It was so much fun to make.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Wishing you a fun and creative day.