With the Christmas celebrations over, I was able to enjoy a little craft time and couldn't wait to play with some of the gorgeous new goodies I received from StudioForty.

I paired up some of their fun stamps, stickers and die-cuts to create a layout with one of my favourite festive pics.

I love a versatile stamp set and even though the 'Exploring' stamps are not necessarily Christmas themed, I was able to use the gorgeous branch designs to create a cute tree for my festive layout by stamping the branches in a simple triangular shape. 

 To vary the size of the branches, I only applied ink to a portion of the stamp at a time - adding more ink and more of the design as I went down the tree. Once I had the basic shape stamped, I built up the layers to create a fuller tree then cut out the design and added a layer of pretty gold foiled vellum over the top. I like the way the vellum softens the stamping and hides some of the imperfections while also creating the look of twinkling lights on the tree. 

I added a few cute designs from the 'Winter is Coming' Die-cut Elements, and used the 'Winter is Coming' Candy Cane Alphabet Stickers to create my title.

Thanks for stopping by xx

december @kraft+...

The end of the year is fast approaching and I feel like I can't keep up, which is why I am a few days late to share what I created for this month's Kraft Plus challenge!

The theme is Kraft + Home Inspired and can be interpreted in any way you wish. 
'It could be a layout about renovations, 
it could be a new home card, or a layout about the kids leaving home... there are so many options.
We look forward to seeing how "home" inspires you'.

My layout was inspired by my little guy's favourite spot to chill out at home with a snack and his iPad aka 'his happy place' and I used a fun house themed patterned paper from Crate Paper to help set the tone. I kept the page clean and simple so that the focus would be on the photo and the mint tag at the top of the page slides out to reveal the journaling. 

Be sure to check out all of the fabulous inspiration from all of the team and guest designers over on the Kraft+ blog and upload your entries by the end of the month for a chance to win some of the this month's prizes.
Thanks for stopping by xx

hello summer...

Hi again :) I have been using Cocoa Vanilla Studio's 'Endless Summer' collection to document one of our summer adventures from earlier in the year. 

Check out the Sassy Scrappers blog for all the details along with tips for how to create eye catching pockets that don't require a lot of time with a few easy techniques. 

Thanks for stopping by xx

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