Hazel & Ruby Makery Team

Hazel & Ruby continues to grow and expand with every DIY, creative project and inspirational idea and I am thrilled  to be joining them on this humbling and crazy journey. I’m looking forward to embracing their Motto to ‘Be Inspired and Live Handmade’. I look forward to many years of creating fun with them, their family and friends as well as mine!


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Memories Together, Always


Wooden ATC


  1. Select a 3 x 4” die cut burnished wood card.
  2. Swipe Picket Fence and Pumice Stone Distress Paint over piece to resemble wood grain.
  3. Place Tag Pinwheel Stencil over bottom right corner and apply Art Basics Modeling Paste with a palette knife. Set aside to dry or dry with a heat tool.
  4. Swipe a gold ink pad over dry design and lightly spritz with Antique Gold Color Bloom Blend into the wood by rubbing with your finger. Lightly ink with darker ink.
  5. Set aside to dry and then adhere to layout.

Layout Instructions


  1. Place and adhere Lyric – Box Office with wood grain running top to bottom, 2” from left and top edges, leaving top edge open to place Metal Paper Clip.
  2. Adhere ‘memories together ALWAYS’ Lifetime 6×6 Paper (3” x 6”) aligning right edge with wood grain paper, extending top edge ¼“ upwards. Adhere diagonal strip along right edge.
  3. Adhere fussy-cut Lyric – Box Office with right edge over ‘memories together ALWAYS’ and diagonal strip, leaving left edge open to place photo under.
  4. Stamp next to left edge of Lyric – Box Office wood piece with Cling Mount Stamps.
  5. Add a Metal Paper Clip to top edge of a 5 x 6” photo and adhere photo at an angle.
  6. Trim six rows of the Crystal Sheet and adhere to bottom edge of wood paper, just below photo.
  7. Adhere quote or word from Cardstock Alphabet Letters sheet with foam squares to bottom edge of photo, overlapping onto fussy-cut Lyric – Box Office
  8. Adhere a Flair Button, gold Talia flower, Raja Center, Briellla flower, another Flair Button and a darker Briellla Undo stitching to release individual sequins from one of the Raja Centers. Add small brown paper roses and a few gold sequins to complete cluster.
  9. Adhere a gold Raja Center to right corner of fussy-cut Lyric – Box Office
  10. Adhere Wooden ATC 1¼“from right and 2” from bottom edges.
  11. Add one Briellla flower, two Talia flowers, a Flair Button, ribbon bow and small brown paper roses along left and top edges of Wooden ATC Add quote or word from Cardstock Alphabet Letters sheet to right of cream and gold Briellla flower.
  12. Add a Raja Center to tag (just below word, ALWAYS). Add sequins to layout to finish: top left and right corners as shown in layout image.





Supplies Used

Prima: Stationer’s Desk- Stamps and Stripes; Lyric – Box Office; 6×6 Paper Pad – Lifetime; Talia – Tempting Flowers; Raja Center; Briella – Blooming Flowers; Metal Paper Clips- Time Traveler’s Memories; IOD- Flair Buttons; Cardstock Alphabet Stickers Romance Novel; Pin Wheel Stencil – Tags; Art Basics – Modeling Paste (8 fl. oz.); Color Bloom – Vintage Metal Antique Gold, Vintage Metal Gold Foil; Cling Mount Stamps Meadow Lark; Crystal Sheet; Wooden ATC
Ranger: Distress Paint – Picket Fence and Pumice Stone; Distress Ink – Frayed Burlap; Archival Ink – Coffee
Other: Brilliance Ink Pad – Galaxy Gold

– Glenda


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CREATE Magazine: Social Media Journaling

This is the layout for the January CREATE magazine using social media or texting as journaling on a layout. I decided to use one of the messages I received on Facebook last April…a traumatic time for my family when our long-haired dachshund, Truffles passed away. Many messages were posted on my Facebook wall, but one was prolific. It was this message that I chose to use to document the feelings and emotions…it was not easy but definitely therapeutic! This method of using social media made it easier to journal the photo of the two of us. Thank you Eleanor for this beautiful quote: Pawprints left by you…



Supplies used:

Patterned paper: Prima Marketing inc; Letter stickers: Prima Marketing inc, Silhouette (own design); Other embellishments: Prima Marketing inc; Ribbon: seam binding; Ink: Ranger Archival Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Dies: Prima Marketing inc; Other: gold foil board

– Glenda

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CREATE January 2015

The January issue of CREATE weighs in at 303 pages! The layouts and projects showcase the work of the CREATE team,  Jillibean Soup team, readers, and SG’s own Allison Davis, who designed the cover layout.


Here is one of the layout that was included in the magazine for the Sketch Challenge:


As the choice of paper and photos were bright and busy, I decided not to include one of the photos and simplified the banner embellishment cluster.





Click here to download the CREATE free online magazine…

Supplies used:

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; Cardstock: Core’dinations; Letter stickers: Simple Stories, Silhouette; Other embellishments: Simple Stories; Punches: EK Success; Pen: Ranger Distress Marker; Dies: Sizzix Scallop Nesting Dies; Other: ric rac trim,  variegated orange ribbon

– Glenda


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Christmas Joy

Here is a Christmas Journal created to add to each year. I have included family Christmas traditions and recipes as well as photos in the journal. Some of the recipes handed down from my late mom-in-law are in her own handwriting!

MainThe Simple Stories [email protected]! albums are perfect for the journal. To create the cover, place an acetate sheet onto front cover of album, securing with a strip of Tissue Tape and washi tape to bottom and top edges. Secure a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil and apply light coat of embossing paste using a palette knife. Remove excess paste. Carefully remove stencil from design. Set aside to dry. Apply Distress Ink (colour of choice) and Pumice Stone Distress Paint over dry paste. Lightly spritz with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mists. Swipe Galaxy Gold Brillance ink over corner areas. Decorate with pleated trim, burlap strip, jute, buttons, sequins and chipboard elements.



Products Used

Simple Stories [email protected]! Album, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, idea-ology Tissue Tape, Bazzill Basics Washi Tape, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Barn Door and Aged Mahogany, Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Pumice Stone, Ranger Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mists, Galaxy Gold Brillance Ink, Simple Stories Cozy Christmas Chipboard Elements, Hazel & Ruby sequins, buttons, jute, pleated trim and burlap strip.


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Merry Christmas

Here’s  layout showcasing Tombow adhesives and Fancy Pants Designs Oh Deer! Collection. The easy-to-apply adhesives from Tombow allow precision and quality uses. I used four adhesives to create the MERRY Christmas layout: XTREME Adhesive, MONO Multi Liquid Glue, FOAM Tabs and POWER Tabs.


Click here to see more on the Fancy Pants Designs blog.

– Glenda

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Fancy Pants Designs & Want2Scrap

Today on the Fancy Pants Designs blog, product from Want2Scrap and Fancy Pants Designs True Friend collection are showcased. The Want2Scrap chipboard albums and bling were great to create this album of my parents’ wedding photos from the 1960s. I used various embellishments from the True Friend collection  as well as upholstery trim from the local haberdashery store. The original photo corners from their album was used in the album! 


Click here for more images and information for the chipboard album.

“Cherish your family for they are your treasure…a storehouse of riches…wealth beyond measure.”

– Glenda
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All you need is Love

This is a layout with stamping on Ranger Sticky-Back canvas and colouring with Distress Markers. Ranger Sticky-Back Canvas is a self-adhesive backed canvas paper that sticks to many surfaces. You can decorate the surface with paints, inks, markers, and stamps.  It can be cut it into desired shapes with scissors or most manual die cutting machines or print on canvas using an inkjet printer. I stamped the Dylusions oh-so-stylish Couture Collection clear stamps, ‘Man About Town’ and ‘Night at the Opera’ with Jet Black Archival Ink onto the Sticky-Back canvas.


Stamped Canvas

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Night at the Opera

Prime the Sticky-Back canvas surface with gesso. Set aside to dry. Prime the Sticky-Back canvas surface with gesso. Set aside to dry. Stamp image with Jet Black Archival Ink. Ink ‘skirt’ edges, neck and feet with Antique Linen Distress Ink using an ink blending tool. Colour with Tim Holtz Distress Markers. Distress Markers are dual-tipped markers with a brush nib on one end and a plastic detail nib on the other. You are able to blend two colours simply by swiping brush nibs together and colouring the area (this will not contaminate either marker). Begin colouring stamped image with colour of choice: Antique Linen, Spun Sugar, Frayed Burlap, Worn Lipstick, Walnut Stain or Victorian Velvet Distress Markers. Apply other colours to blend with first colour used. Blend colours with a detailer waterbrush. This self-feeding brush provides a perfect continuous flow of water when blending. When finished colouring stamped image, allow entire image to dry. Once canvas is dry, cut around edges of stamped image. Tie a piece of ribbon and tulle around waist. Add a paper rose. Add Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearls to ‘hemline’ of skirt. Set aside to dry.


Man about Town

Prime the Sticky-Back canvas surface with gesso. Set aside to dry. Stamp image with Jet Black Archival Ink.  Ink jacket with Antique Linen Distress Ink and an ink blending tool. Colour jacket collar with Distress Marker as per instructions above. Adhere stamped pants and shirt pieces on top of canvas sections. Cut around edge of stamped image.

Products Used

Authentique – Irresistlble Collection; Ranger Sticky-Back Canvas; Gesso;  Tim Holtz Distress Markers: Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Barn Door, Tattered Rose, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen; Tim Holtz Waterbrush; Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black; Dylusions Couture Collection Clear Stamps: Man about Town and Night at the Opera; Dylusions; Journal Block; Ranger Liquid Pearls: Platinum Pearl.

– Glenda

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Moments to Remember

We were blessed to spend time with Tim Holtz, Mario Rossi, Paula and Jay Cheney in South Africa at the SA Scrapbook Convention in March. After the event in Cape Town, we spent a day touring Cape Town, stopping at galleries and antique shops.  After a scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak, we stopped at a viewpoint to take in some breath taking views of Hout Bay. We ended the day at a restaurant in Camps Bay and going to the beach … some getting their feet wet in the cold Atlantic Ocean! This layout was created to #rememberthenow moments…and there were so many moments to cherish!


Creating the background:

  • Place the Tim Holtz Dot Fade layering stencil over the blue background paper.
  • Apply gold pigment ink over layering stencil using a mini ink blending tool and foam – this makes it easy to control the amount of ink applied onto stencil.
  • Carefully remove layering stencil to reveal design and place on next area.
  • Repeat around edge of background paper.
  • Clean the layering stencil while ink is still wet.



  • Emboss a strip of gold foil paper with the  “moments” Tim Holtz Sizzix ShadowPress Debossing Folder using a Sizzix Big Shot machine.
  • Using a black journaling pen or Black Soot Distress Marker, colour in the ShadowPress channel.


Products Used

My Mind’s Eye: Market Street, Ashbury Heights Collection and Chipboard Buttons; Necessities Metallic Brads and Metal Dots
Tim Holtz Collection: Dot Fade Layering Stencil; Hashtags stamp
Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Shadow Press Debossing Documented Moments Folders
Other: Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool; Ribbon, Zigzag Chain Edger Punch, Brilliance Galaxy Gold inkpad

‘Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.’
– Glenda


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