Monday, September 29, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week 36...

 Hello Friends! I just wanted to share my Project Life | Week 36 that's up on the Sassy Scrapper blog today.  And I have a confession to make... I've made a big mistake about dates and photos.  If you'd like to see how I've gotten myself out of this mess (without having to re-do two or three PL spreads!!!) head on over to Sassy.  *grin*

Thanks for visiting..x

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Scraptastic Club | Pinterest Inspiration...

Hello Friends!  I'm just popping in to share with you a little Pinterest Inspiration over at the Scraptastic Club blog today.  I've had the pleasure of playing with this month's The Girl kit and I put together a combination of images that caught my eye on Pinterest to create this fun (and very glittery) mood board!
Yes. I did mention I chose The Girl kit right? Well, I just wanted to also share that feminine kits don't always mean feminine layouts!  I was completely inspired by the colours of the mood board and created a layout with my youngest son in mind!

"The 2 of Us"

products used: Scraptastic Club Kit - The Girl; Add-on - The Girl; Clear Stamps - We Will Rock You; other - skewer, white cardstock; tools - machine stitching, navy ink, gold ink.
The navy ombre patterned paper was the perfect starting point for my 8.5"x11" layout, but I continued the ombre theme, subtly with the navy and gold stamped banner from the We Will Rock You clear stamps.
The gold glitter from the mood board was another inspiration point for my layout.  Instead of using the bows in a traditional manner, I have emphasised the fun my son and I have at home together by using it as a clownish bow tie. 
I completed my layout with touches of sea foam coloured embellishments, gold glitter rub-ons and plenty of layers with foam dots to create depth and dimension.  All elements found in and inspired by the mood board shared above.

If you would like to see more inspiration created from the Moodboard, please head on over to Scraptastic and play along.  Thanks for visiting...x

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life...

Hi Everyone!  I just wanted to let you know that my Project Life | Week 35 is up on the Sassy Scrapper blog today!

If you get the chance, I hope to see you over there.  Thanks for visiting...x

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Scraptastic Club | Thursday Challenge...

Hello Friends!  It's time to issue a challenge!  Have you noticed how popular Instagram is becoming within the scrapbooking community? I personally love this form of photo sharing social media!  It's a great way to upload images quickly and easily! And as a creative forum, there is always plenty of inspiration being shared. 

But what do you do with the photos after they've been shared? Do you print them out? And do you scrap them??  If not, today's challenge over at Scraptastic Club is to encourage you to break into your Instagram account, print off your favourite photos and scrap them.
I will admit that my Instagram photos are used frequently on my layouts.  I am inspired to use them as there is often a story to be told.  (Also, as a side note, my Instagram account is a terrific source for remembering all those details for Project Life, when I am in catch up mode!!!)
With this month's The Girl kit, in mind, I went through my Instagram photos and created this layout.
My daughter and two young nieces, were happy to play along with a mini photo shoot at a recent family gathering.  They really adore each other and I wanted to mimic their closeness with central layers of patterned paper from the kit.
I also love the white borders that frame Instagram photos.  I think of the border as an extra 'hug' to wrap around the image of the girls.
The rest of the layout has been created with touches of gold and embellishments which highlight the colours from the photo.
If you would like to join in with the challenge, head on over to Scraptastic to check out the details.  Thanks for visiting..x

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bella Blvd + Kiwi Lane Team Up...

Hello Friends!  This week on the Bella Blvd blog a few members of the design team, get to showcase their curves!  Okay... maybe not the ones you are thinking of!  I am talking about the creative paper kind! Phew!  I am glad we got that sorted out! *grin*
Kiwi Lane sent us a number of templates to help aid our crafty spirit.  I was given the Chestnut Drive and Sincerely collections.  And I have to admit, playing with curves was hard work for this usual straight line scrapper! LOL!
Here is what I created...

products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Bella Blvd (Halloween Magic, Lucky Starz, Freestyle Sophisticates); other - Bella Blvd: Halloween Magic Treasures & Text sticker sheet, foam dots, Kiwi Lane Template.

products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Bella Blvd (Hello Autumn); alpha - Bella Blvd: Amorie, Sophisticates High Five alpha; other - Bella Blvd: ciao chipboard, blossoms, buttons, stickers; embroidery floss; tools - sharpie, Kiwi Lane Template.
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Bella Blvd (Hello Autumn, Lucky Starz, Family Forever, Making the Team, Freestyle Sophisticates); other - Bella Blvd: Hello Autumn Treasures & Text sticker sheet; embroidery floss; tools - circle punch, Kiwi Lane Template.
If you would like to see more detail, please head on over to Bella Blvd.  Thanks for visiting...x

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week 33...

Hi Everyone! Up on the Sassy Scrapper blog today I am sharing Week 33 | 11 - 17 August.  I didn't seem to take a lot of photos this week, so I needed to get creative to fill all the pockets! LOL!  Does this happen to you too?

Please head on over to Sassy Scrapper if you would like to see some more details.  Thanks for visiting..x

Friday, September 12, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Sydney Dance Tour...

Hi Friends!  Today I am going to jump right in and share my project from Jillibean Soup blog today!
Recently we, as the design team, have had an opportunity to play with the fabulous new Mix The Media collection.  Jillibean Soup has dedicated an entire collection to all things mixed media!  Go figure right?! Stencils (wow!!), ephemera packs (amazing!!), glitter (swoon!!), sequins (I'm positively giddy!!!) .. and the list goes on! I just could not let this opportunity to play with pretty stuff, slip through my fingers.

products: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Jillibean Soup: Soup Labels III; alpha - Jillibean Soup; other - Jillibean Soup: sequins, ephemera, dot stencil, buttons, file cards; twine, small white flower, embroidery floss; tools - typewriter, flower punch.

I think I tried or used a little bit of everything on this layout! I've teamed the Mixed The Media product with another new Jillibean Soup collection.  Soup Staples III!  OMGosh! I think you guys are going to love it!  Check out the wood floor patterned paper!


Thanks for visiting today.  Please don't forget to check out the Jillibean Soup blog this week for more inspiration.  ..x

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life...

Hi Everyone!  Over at Sassy Scrapper today I am sharing my Project Life | Week 32.

I  hope you get a chance to drop by Sassy and let me know what you think!  Thanks for visiting today...x

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life...

Hello Friends! Up on the Sassy Scrapper blog today I am sharing my Project Life spread | Week 31.  I hope you get a chance to pop on over to Sassy for a visit and check out the details.

Thanks for visiting.