Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Scraptastic Club | Pinterest Monday...

Hello wonderful friends!!  Today I am sharing with you a layout, created for Scraptastic Club and the Monday Pinterest Moodboard, put together using the 'Best Day of my Life' kit.
I've teamed up with fellow design team member, Brittany McLeod for this whimsical and ethereal Moodboard combination.
This is the layout I was inspired to create...
"Performance Team"

products used: Scraptastic Club - Best Day of my Life, add-on, stamps, cut-aparts; cs - Kaisercraft; other - colorshine (blush), ink; tools - typewriter.

Plenty of transparencies, bows, butterflies and all things girly!  *grin*

If you would like to know more about the details, please head on over to Scraptastic Club for a closer look.  Thanks for visiting..x

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life...

Hi Everyone!  Just popping in here briefly to share with you my PL Week 21 spread for Sassy Scrapper.

I hope you will head on over to the Sassy blog and check out the details!  Thanks for visiting..x

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bella Blvd | What's New Wednesday...

Hi there!! I just wanted to pop in here before the weekend shows up, to share a layout I created for Bella Blvd this week.  Bella has a beautiful new Summer collection available called Summer Squeeze and while I am snuggling under the blankets here, I wanted to record a little bit of our family Summer.  But from a different perspective...

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Bella Blvd Summer Squeeze; alpha - Bella Blvd;  other - Bella Blvd: stickers, border scallops; gelatos, glimmermist, skewer; tools - foam tape, circle punches, typewriter, machine stitching.
My idea was to document the songs that were most popular over our Summer break. I wanted my layout to be fun and for it to emulate movement on the page with layered circles, stars and scallop borders.

The simple strip of typed text at the bottom of my layout, documents the most popular songs in our household, that were played over & over & over again... *grin*
Thanks for visiting.  I hope you have a lovely weekend in front of you...x

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Scraptastic Club | June Kit...

Hello Friends!  Today I am sharing two of my layouts that are up on the Scraptastic Club blog today.  I was completely inspired by these wood grain and vellum frames included in the June "Best Day of My Life" kit.

products used: Scraptastic Club Kit - June | Best Day of My Life; add on - Best Day of My Life; cs - Kaisercraft; tools - typewriter, machine stitching.

My second layout was also inspired by those frames but I used patterned paper instead... And I really adore these photos of my daughter and nephew together, that I just wanted to showcase them fully, with patterned paper mini frames of their own.


products used: Scraptastic Club Kit - June | Best Day of My Life; add on - Best Day of My Life; cs - Kaisercraft; tools - typewriter, machine stitching.

 If you get the chance, I would love to see you over at Scraptastic Club (more details and explanations found there).  Thanks for visiting...x


Monday, June 16, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life...

Okay... It's confession time over at Sassy Scrapper.  I kind of don't plan ahead with my kits and photos... Oooops!
 I let the stories speak to me and then I arrange them accordingly... (yikes!  Is that a bad thing???)
I hope you will pop on over to Sassy and check out the details!  Thanks for visiting..x

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life...

Hello Friends!  I am back today to let you know that my Project Life | Week 19 is up on the Sassy Scrapper blog.  AND...... I've been playing with the gorgeous new June Kit!!

 I hope you will come on over for a visit and check out the details...x  See you there!
June Project Life Kit as Designed by Leanne Allinson

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Jillibean Soup | June Layouts...

Hello Friends!  Today I want to share with you one of my layouts from the Jillibean Soup blog this week.

This month I've had fun playing with the new releases.  In particular, Spicy Social Soup and Sightseeing Stew.  Layering them all together is one of my favourite things to do. And I really wanted to use orange, green and grey in a colour combination.  Weird.  I know! *grin*

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Jillibean Soup; alpha - Jillibean Soup; other - Jillibean Soup: Spicy Social Soup pea pod parts (die cuts), soup labels, clear stamps; mist, Archivers Ink, small clothes peg; tools - machine stitching, alpha die & big shot.

After I had added my layers, I knew I needed to add something.  Just a little something but it has made a fun impact.  The clear stamps from Spicy Social Soup was my solution.  These hashtags are my fave! # epic # you&me # lovethis

The large white alphas are from a MFT die and I love mixing up the different text sizes and fonts for my titles.

My second layout involves this month's designer challenge.  We were challenge to select a quote from Pinterest and use it in our designs.  I went looking and probably stayed on Pinterest for days!!! LOL!  Before I finally fell in love with this image.


I love the font, the type and the stylized way the letters are formed.  But most of all I love the words.

This is the layout I was inspired to create...


Thanks for visiting today!  I always appreciate it and the lovely comments you leave behind...x

Friday, June 6, 2014

Bella Blvd | Pinterest Inspiration...

Hello Sweet Friends!  Today I am sharing with you my unusual take on Bella Blvd's Pinterest Inspiration this week.

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Bella Blvd: Scattered Sprinkles, Freestyle Sophisticates; Alpha - Bella Blvd; other - Bella Blvd: stickers, crochet hearts; black paint; tools - typewriter. 

I think I went a little left of centre with this layout.  I took inspiration from the colours, like I usually do, but this time I took it one step further!  I wanted to replicate the long thin strips of paper, similar to the technique used to create the paper blooms.

I followed that up by layering with 'extra', thin, long strips of text from the Scattered Sprinkles sticker sheet.

The title and text are all about my eldest and youngest.  There is a nine year age gap between the two and sometimes they don't see eye to eye.  And then sometimes... well, they can't get enough of each other.  I love recording the different bonds each of my kids have with their siblings.  It changes so many times but there is always that subsequent undercurrent of sweetness and love towards each other.  *grin* Fingers crossed that it stays this way!!

And most of you know that I can't create a layout without journaling.  This time I've added a tab sticker (from the same sticker sheet mentioned above) to some white cardstock and simply slipped it under the photo.
I hope you will venture over to Bella Blvd if you get the chance and check out the other DT members takes on the Pinterest photo.  Thanks so much for visiting here today..x

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Make it Happen...

Hi Everyone!  Just popping in here very briefly to share with you a card that I created using Jillibean Soup.  Up on the blog today it looks like the designers all coordinated our products!  *grin*

I wanted to make a masculine birthday card.  I always struggle to create this type of card and more often than not I have to go out and buy one because my attempts usually end up being too girly!

"Make it Happen"

products used: cs - kraft, Kaisercraft; pp - Jillibean Soup (Sightseeing Stew/Geocache + Soup Staples II/orange salt); alpha - alphabeans; other - Jillibean Soup: soup labels; mist; tools - machine stitching.

The number "11" was created using the Roasted Red Alphabeans adhered to kraft cardstock.  I then peeled the top layer of the 'red' off to get the white numbers.
A couple of splashes of colorshine mist onto white cardstock and I'm pretty much done.  And the 3D stars are my little touch of whimsy! LOL!
Thanks for visiting today...x

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week 18...

Hello Friends!  Today I am sharing a sneak peek of my Project Life | Week 18!  Wowsers!  Where is the year disappearing to???? Anyway... If you like bright colours, head on over to Sassy Scrapper and check out how I try to create balance on my PL spreads.  *grin* 


oh yeah... and then there's the loom band epidemic that's started in our household!  grrr!! LOL!
Thanks for visiting..x
ps - As an extra bonus, here's a little sneak peek into what I'll be working with in the coming weeks!