live.laugh.love...



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Hi again :) I have been a busy scrapper and have a whole month's worth of pages to share from my project life album!  


I am happy to have completed March thanks to the new Live Laugh Love collection from Elle's Studio. I love the way these fun bright colours and patterns worked with my pics and the embellies and die-cuts made putting these pages together a breeze! 


I shared some tips for creating balance and a sense of consistency across my pages using colour and horizontal elements over on the Sassy Scrapper's blog for these pages if you'd like to check them out. 





Because I didn't use any pre-made cards for these pages, I had to get creative with my filler and journal cards and borrowed some colours from my little guy's pencil case for the next lot of pages, and love the way the hand coloured hearts customized the patterned paper.  



 I went with titles and accents directly over some of my photos to fill the negative on my larger pics while adding interest and an extra pop of colour.


Check out my original post for more details. 



And because I still had heaps of goodies left over, I also created an insert to document out little puppy's first trip to the park :)


You can find all the details here


As always, thanks for stopping by xx

may @kraft+...



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The new Kraft Plus challenge has just gone live and I absolutely loved the awesome inspiration images this month! Stepping 'out of the box' was a little tricky at first since all of the photos I usually scrap are either rectangular or square but once I allowed myself to get out of my comfort zone, I was very excited to try something different!


The graphic designs from the inspiration pics helped me come up with a way to use triangular photos and a patterned paper from Amy Tangerine's 'Finders Keepers' collection was the perfect fit for what I had in mind.  


I cut out several triangle sections from the paper design, and backed a couple of the openings with some black and white photos of myself. I repeated the title with a small 'currently' stamp and like the way the words peek out beneath the open triangles. 


 I added printed journal strips listing some of my things I have been enjoying this year, and ended up with a list of my 2017 faves. 


  Be sure to check out the Kraft+ blog to see all the awesome ways the rest of the team tackled the challenge, and don't forget to upload your entries by the end of the month for a chance to win one of this month's prizes. Thanks for stopping by xx

project life with domestic bliss...



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Hi again :) I have been documenting the first part of  February using the fun Domestic Bliss collection from Simple Stories. I love how versatile this range is and the colours made even the most simple photos look more fun.



Giving some of my cards a lift with simple hand stitching and using the printed designs to help tell the story... you can find more details over on the Sassy Scrappers blog



Focusing on the 'domestic' side of life for the second lot of pages. My post on the Sassy blog talks about how this collection helped me to document the photos that might have been over looked even though they also make up a large part of our lives.



Keeping things simple with stickers and enamel dots helped to speed up the documenting process
 and using memorabilia was and easy way to create a place for extra photos. 



Thanks for stopping by xx


april @kraft+...



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Hello April, and hello to a new fun new challenge from Kraft Plus Challenges


This month's theme is 'Swatch It Up' and the criteria is Kraft + Paint Swatches.


 I had a totally different idea in mind when I started this challenge, but after picking up some paint swatches from my local Bunnings store I realised that the colours I picked were all too bright for my original paper selection whihc forced me to start over - but in the end I am happy I did because I really love how these bright colours pop against the Kraft background. 


I used a large yellow paint swatch with my layers, and die cut several heart shapes to use as embellishments across the page. 


To keep the paint theme going I gave my background a layer of gesso, and used a bright paint stroke acetate from Illustrated Faith backed with simple white cardstock which I splattered black paint onto. 


Be sure to check out all of the fabulous inspiration from all of the team, as well as lots of great projects from our guest designers over on the blog, and don't forget to upload your layouts by the end of the month for a chance to win some of the awesome prizes up for grabs!
Thanks for stopping by xx




Jot moodboard...



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One of the things on my to-do list this month was to play along with the gorgeous mood board from Jot Magazine, and even though I almost ran out of time I'm happy that I got the chance to play along.


I loved the beautiful berry tones in this mood board but struggled to find papers in my stash to suit that colour range, so I decided to create a few of my own painted cards. 


I don't usually do many girly pages, but I just loved the way the pretty pinks worked with the little pop of teal and yellow.


The vintage fabric from the board inspired me to add a mix of floral patterns to my layers, and I love the way the painted elements help to tie everything together. 


Thanks for stopping by xx

happy heart...



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Hi again :) although I usually pick my kits from the Sassy store with the intention of creating pocket pages, there are some collections that just call for a layout too and this was one of them.


I have combined items from the Simple Stories Faith  and Simple Stories Domestic Bliss collections to create my layout and love how well both of these ranges work together. 


I love the detail hand stitching adds to my projects, and have shared several tips to ensure you get good results with stitching on your projects over on the Sassy Scrapper's blog


As always, thanks for stopping by xx


mixed media pockets...



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Hi again :) I've shared a few posts over on the Sassy Scrapper's blog recently using Pink Paislee's 'Oh My Heart' collection for my January pages and showed how you can get two completely different looks from the same collection by adding some mixed media items to your pockets. 


I went with Dylusions paints with some rose gold accents for week three and used the paints to re-colour a few of my cards to bring out the bright colours in the colour. 


 As you can see the results were bright, but perfect for documenting one of our summer adventures. 


I also used the paints to do some stamping which you can learn more about in my original post.  


Again using the same range as my base, I created some softer pages this time.


Check out my week four post to see how I used a few of the new Prima Color Philosophy inks to create some soft watercolour effects. 


The tone and feel is much softer on these pages, but still flows nicely through my album. 



Thanks for stopping by xx


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