project life weeks 19 & 20...



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Hi again :) I have finished documenting May using Crate Paper 'Cool Kid' collection.


I had a bit of fun with my fuse tool this week, and as always you can find all the details over on the Sassy Scrapper's blog.



 Thanks for stopping by xx


sbm layouts...



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Hi again :) I am back with another layout share featuring a few pages that have been published in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine earlier this year. 


The first layout was published in Vol 18 No.11 of the magazine, and was created for the 'Clear Snap' Master's challenge. Clear Snap provided us with a box full of their awesome goodies, and I used their inks, blenders and stencils to create my layout. 


I used the blender tool to apply a gradient of ink through the heart stencil to create a mat for my photo, then applied some ink onto my craft mat where I added a bit of water and picked up the colour with a some plastic packaging and 'smooshed' the colour onto my background. 


The majority of the papers were from Amy Tangerine's 'Finders Keepers' collection and the awesome wood veneer came from Flutterby Designs


The second layout was featured in the 'Graphic' gallery of Vol 18 No. 12. and I used a simple mix of paper squares to create a fun graphic background. 


The angled grid design was a good way to use up some paper scraps, and by repeating some of the same patterns it wasn't too chaotic. I also replaced a couple of the squares with stitching to add some variety to the design. 


I was able to fit 4 photos of my little guy enjoying himself at his playgroup fun day and I used embellishment clusters to draw the eye to each pic. 


Thanks for stopping by xx


project life weeks 17 & 18...



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I have started documenting May and shared the first two pages using Crate Paper's 'Cool Kid' collection over on the Sassy Scrappers blog today.  


As always you can find close up pics along with links to all the products used over on the Sassy blog




Thanks for stopping by xx


layout share...



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Hi :) I have a few Masters projects to share that were created for Scrapbooking Memories Magazine earlier in the year. 


The first layout was published in Vol 18 No.9 of the magazine and was sponsored by Studio Calico, who provided us with one of their scrapbook kits.


 I loved the cityscape paper and centered my design around the bands of colour going across the background paper. I used some of the manufacture's strips from the other papers in the kit to repeat the colour pattern beneath my photo and extended the colours onto the white cardstock with the use of a stencil and some spray ink.


The next layout was created with a pack from Heartfelt Creations for Vol 18 No. 10 of the magazine and although pretty florals are not usually my style, the products were a perfect match for a photo of my gorgeous niece at my sisters wedding. I kept the design clean and simple and used one of the dragonfly stamps with gold ink to add some subtle detail to a sheet of vellum. 


I used the papers to cover a few chipboard frames to which I added a few extra items from my stash to create a pretty embellishment cluster. I have photographed lots more pages and will be back soon with another share, but until then... thanks for stopping by xx


august @kraft+...



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The past month flew by way too fast, but a new month means a brand new challenge is up on the Kraft+ blog, and this month we have a very fun inspiration board for you to play along with.
 

This month's challenge is all about tassels and here is what I created...


Using the dip dyed tassels from the Kraft broad as my inspiration, I used white crochet cotton to create my own tassels which I dipped into a little bit of spray mist with water and love how my diy tassels turned out.  


I am seeing tassels everywhere lately, and thought they were a perfect match for the cute fringed heart I have been hoarding for the past few months ;)


Be sure to check out the Kraft+ blog to see all the fantastic ways the team and guest designers have used tassels and don't forget to upload your layouts by the end of the month for a chance to win this month's awesome prizes! Thanks for stopping by xx


project life week 15 & 16...



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Hi again :) I have completed April and shared two weeks worth of pages over on the Sassy Scrapper's blog yesterday.


Continuing on from the start of the month, I have once again used the 'Life is Beautiful' collection from Fancy Pants Design to compete my pages.


Because I documented two weeks worth of photos on the one spread, I added a flip pocket for some extra pics and and as always you can find all the links to the products I have used along with extra photos over on the Sassy blog.


Thanks for stopping by xx



project life week 14...



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Hi :) I have completed another week and am sharing my pages over on the Sassy Scrappers blog today. My layouts were created with the Fancy Pants 'Life is Beautiful' collection along with a few extra items from the Sassy store


As always, you'll find extra pics and links to all the products I have used over on my original post. 


Thanks for stopping by xx


layout share...



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Hi there :) I am preparing to do a bit of a blog catch up and have slowly started photographing and getting up to date with all the projects I have been working on this year. These particular layouts were created for my 'Mastering the Arts' feature in Vol 18 No.9 of Scrapbooking Memories Magazine and focused on ways of incorporating the growing trend of adult colouring onto scrapbooking layouts. 


My first layout used a cityscape colouring page (which I downloaded from Pinterest) as a backdrop for a photo of my little guy sharing his love of adventure. 


I printed the image onto cardstock, traced a circle where I would cut it out and used regular coloured pencils to lightly colour the image.  


I love how the colouring gave my page a more personal touch, and allowed me to use colours that would compliment all of the other elements on my page. 


 My second layout looked at using stamped images to add a hand coloured element to the page design. 


I chose a geometric pattern with plenty of open space to add colour, and this time used fine tip markers with a simple cross hatch technique to colour.  


This method of colouring allows some of the white background to show through and gives the design more depth.  


I hand cut around each stamped image and layered them over paper strips which featured similar colours. 


Since writing this article, I have incorporated hand colouring on a few other layotus and will be sure to share them with too, but until then thanks for stopping by xx


project life week 13...



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I have another project life share over on the Sassy Scrappers blog today using Amy Tangerine's 'Better Together' collection.'


As always, you'll find close up pics along with all the links to products I have used on my original post on the Sassy blog.


Thanks for stopping by xx

july @ kraft+...



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A new month means that a brand new challenge went live over on the Kraft+ blog today!! The challenge this month is to incorporate sheet music on your project, and to take inspiration from the 'Kraft board' images.


I was very happy to find a piece of Kaisercraft sheet music paper in my stash and used this as the starting point for my page. 


A mood board is always helpful when choosing a colour palette and I focused on the soft mint green from the first image, adding a few pink and gold accents and love the way these colours look against the kraft background.


I was instantly drawn to the feather from the 'Kraft board' and clustered a few feathers around the photo of my beautiful niece. I also took inspiration from heart image, and used a Crate Paper glitter transparency over some printed text to add more depth to my page. 


Be sure to check out all the fabulous samples from the team and guest designers over on the Kraft+ blog, and don't forget to upload your entries by the end of the month for a chance to win this month's prizes. Thanks for stopping by xx

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