Monday, January 4, 2016

More than Words - January

Always so exciting to see a new scrapbooking challenge blog....
This month it is More than Words.... I love the concept of this blog, so was inspired to give it a go.

I love it when the design and colours of a page can be all yours... instead you need to focus on the photo and the words.... perfect challenge blog for me!

Here is my page...

Used Cocoa Vanilla Studios papers, with some texture paste and mists and paint flicks. 

A beautiful Charms Creations heart, amongst metal embellishments, and matching Cocoa Vanilla studio bows and flowers.


Great challenge, thanks for looking!


Scrap the boys - January

Okay.... I have 3 daughters, so very rarely do I join in at Scrap the Boys.

But I have this month.... with photos of Grandpa! Here is the mood board....

I used the blue and green tones, but kinda ignored the purple... whoops. :) #idontdopurplemuch

Also, my daughters are in the photos singing happy birthday to him... Is that against the rules? whoops again...

Ah well, I will enter it anyway!

Used a Charms Creations star.

Used a Rainbow Splendour pretty pin.
And of course, lots of finishing touches from D-lish Scraps.

Loved Olivia's birthday limerick, so made her hand write it out again on the page.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Masters Entry 2015

I had another crack at the Scrapbooking Memories Masters competition again this year. Not a winner, but I did get an Honourable mention, which is super awesome.

Here are all my pages I created for the competition.


{Believe in Your Dreams}

About this project:
Although I love this beautiful photo of my daughter, I really struggled to match papers to the colours in the photograph. So I decided to create my own background using texture paste and watercolours on a white cardstock. I then also coloured some Heidi Swapp diecuts to match! Perfect! With amazing photos such as this, I try to use the layout to give a special message to my daughter; in this one, encouraging her to believe in her dreams. It is such a privilege to be able to share your wishes with your children in a powerful, visual, never-to-be-forgotten way!
Material List:
Heidi Swapp Patterned Paper, American Craft Cardstock, The Crafters Workshop Stencil, Jo Sonja texture paste, Pentel Arts waterbrush, Watercolour wheel, IndigoBlu Limor Circles Stamps, Imaginarium Designs chipboard word, Jillibean Soup alphabet stickers, Heidi Swapp resist diecuts, My Minds Eye tiny word stickers, Kaisercraft epoxy stickers, Staz On black ink, D’Lish flair, Dylusions Ink Spray, paper flowers, sequins, black thread, black staples, dimensional magic, foam tape.


{He has my heart}


About this project:
When I found these mini-prints of my wedding, straight from the photographic proofs folder, I knew they would look awesome in a multi-photo layout. I even left the photos in their original printed film strips! When I look at my wedding photos, I always laugh that I chose purple for my bridesmaid dresses and flowers – I really don’t even like purple! So this layout was a good challenge to dig through my stash and find some perfect purple accents to finish the page! And in the end the white, black and gold looks awesome alongside the purple flowers!
Material List:
Pebbles patterned paper, GCD studios patterned paper, My Minds Eye patterned paper, We R Memory Keepers gold vellum paper, Heidi Swapp transparency diecut, We R Memory Keepers gold washi tape, Scrapmats chipboard feathers, Scrapmats scrap words, Versamark black ink, D’Lish enamel heart stickers, Maya Road transparency clocks, ScrAp This diecut, Prima flower, paper flowers, resin flowers, foam tape, paper doily, machine stitching.


{This bond}


About this project:
I simply love this old photo of me and my grandad, and I love that I can create a layout to help me remember and cherish the special bond we had! And while I love gold and use it often, I really wanted to challenge myself by going SILVER on this page. My favourite thing was heat embossing the chipboard circle flourish from 2Crafty in silver – once I had that done, all the other elements fell into place around that focal point. I was able to layer papers, threads, fabric and embellishments around it, including lots of flashes of bling!
Materials List:
American crafts cardstock, Echo Park patterned paper, Lillibee Designs patterned paper, 2Crafty chipboard, Versamark Watermark stamp pad, Stampin’ It Up embossing powder, Jo Sonja texture paste, Heidi Swapp stencil, Tattered Angels Glitter Glam paint, Dylusions ink spray, Jillibean Soup alphabet stickers, Simple Stories alphabet stickers, D’Lish Scraps flair & sequin bow, Feckled Fawn banner sentiment, Tim Holtz metal circles, ScrAp This diecut, Zig silver pen, metallic thread, sequins, skeleton leaf, wooden butterfly button, silver charm, paper flowers, resin flowers, muslin, foam tape, machine stitching.


{You have style}
**Honourable mention for this layout**


About this project:
My dear daughter Jessie certainly has her own sense of style so I created this for her! My number one budget saving idea that I use often, is to make photo mats from the background cardstock. In this layout I mounted both the photo and the frame from the base cardstock. I collected a few old bits and pieces to create the unique photo border, after gluing and applying a layer of gesso, I was able to spray to give colour. I was even able to wipe up some excess colour spray with muslin and then use that on the layout!
Materials List:
Simple Stories patterned paper, American Crafts cardstock, Flutterby designs stencil, DYI flair and photo tab, Jo Sonja black texture paste, Mont Marte gesso, Tim Holtz Distress Spray stain, Charms Creations DIY heart, Heidi Swapp enamel stickers & transparency star, Burdy’s Embellies cog, D’Lish enamel heart stickers, Cosmo Cricket tiny text stickers, Simple Stories alphabet stickers, Studio Calico phrase stickers, sequins, button, mini bow, muslin, resin flowers, paper flowers.

Upcycled elements: old necklace and chains, pendant, charm, hair clip, safety pins, eyelet hook, old clothing tag.

Thanks for looking, and thanks again to Scrapbooking Memories for the chance to enter in your great competition!


Kraft Plus: Guest Designer for January 2016

Excited to be Guest Designer for Kraft Plus this month... (because CHARMS CREATIONS is a sponsor)

Get out your pens for this one.....

Here is my page.

Stuck some brown kraft paper for my letter. Messy painting and washi around the edges.

Used DIY heart and tab from Charms Creations... coloured with the paint from the edges = perfect colour match always!

And heartfelt journaling.... always turn in people... not away, as it can be SO hard to find your way back!!! xoxo
Thanks for looking...

White with One: January 2016

Here is the this month's colour and challenge at WW1... great prizes - please join us!

Here is my page:

Yahoo to handmade....
Resin flower, stars and circles from RAINBOW RESIN

Thanks for looking.

Scrap the Girls - January 2016 challenge

Yay! a new year.... a new challenge..... a FREE FOR ALL at Scrap the Girls.... you can do want you want, as long as you scrap the girls in your life!

We are also sponsored by DARKROOM DOOR, and we given a pack filmstrip goodies to include on our page.

Here is my page!

I got cakes/cupcakes ... so lucky I had these photos of Abby making cupcakes.... with bacon on top!? Yay or Nay????!!!!

Here you can see a Charms Creations Heart. Perfect colour match!

Lots of D-lish scraps embellishments to finish of course!!!
Thanks for looking,

Show Us Your Stuff -- January 2016

Happy New Year.

This month's challenge, with our while new DT... loads of inspiration!

Sponsored by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.... my new favourite place to shop from! :)

Here is my page.....

I used papers and embellishments from the "Life is Beautiful" range from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

Here is a RAINBOW SPLENDOUR vellum bow - #swoon
And here is a CHARMS CREATIONS cloud and a RAINBOW SPLENDOUR wood veneer cloud.
Hope you join the challenge.