Monday, August 24, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week 24...

Hello lovely friends! I just wanted to share my latest PL2015 spread that's up on the Sassy Scrapper blog today.
 



I hope you get the chance to drop on by for more details. Thanks for visiting..x
 


Monday, August 17, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | PL2015 tutorial...

Hi Friends! Today on the Sassy Scrapper blog I am sharing a really, really simple idea! But it has helped me considerably with my neat freak notions! LOL!

Have I enticed you enough to want to visit Sassy and check it out?  I hope so. *grin*  Thanks for visiting..x
 


Friday, August 14, 2015

Jillibean Soup | Sweet Dreamer...

Hello Friends! It's been another busy week around here and already the weekend is almost upon us! Today I wanted to share my layout that's up on the Jillibean Soup blog. I've been playing with the new Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup collection and might have taken it in a slightly different direction to what it is initially meant to help document! *grin* However, having said that, now that I look at my layout once again, I really haven't lost the craftiness element of its intention, but merely tweaked it! LOL!
 
"Sweet Dreamer"
 
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Jillibean Soup (Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup); alpha - Jillibean Soup alphabeans; other - Jillibean Soup: mini placemats, wood sprinkles, stickers, labels, die cut cork, bakers twine, pompom garland, happy hues, enamel stars; other - machine stitching, typewriter.
 
 
My goal was to create a textural dream catcher using the Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup mini placemats.  The heart and embroidery hoop die cuts were the perfect shape and size to be layered against my 4x6 photo.
 
The colour palette of the dream catcher came about by accident. At first if was a solid colour of yellow and I changed my mind and wanted it to be more of an aqua shade, so once the first layer was dry, I painted directly over it again with the second colour. I still wasn't completely happy with the choices I made and after playing with the shapes, moving them about on my page (for what seems like ages!!!) I accidently flipped it to the reverse side and liked what I saw!  Definitely an happy accident! 
 
 
To achieve the dream catcher look, the mini placemats were first adhered to the patterned paper background before I added evenly spaced holes with a paper piercer. It was just a simple matter to then stitch randomly between the holes with the yellow embroidery thread.
 
The rest of the dream catcher threads were created from homemade twine tassels and pompom garlands.
 
I hope you get the chance to visit the Jillibean Soup blog and check out the inspiration from the other design team girls.  It's totally worth your while!  Thanks for visiting..x
 
 


Monday, August 10, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week 23...

Hey there! I just wanted to let you know, that up on the Sassy Scrapper blog today I am sharing another PL2015 spread.
 
"Week 23 | Jun 8 - 14"


 
I hope you get the chance to head on over and check out the details.  Thanks for visiting..x
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

JOT | August Mood Board...

Have you seen the latest and greatest Jot Mood Board for this month yet?  If not, you really need to hop on over to the JOT blog asap!! It is a stunner and created by the very lovely Amanda Hall.
 
August 2015 - by Amanda copy

I was particularly inspired by the tones of navy, delicate fret work and touches of silver...

"Hugs"

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Bella!; alpha - American Crafts; other - Bella Blvd: clear cuts, stickers; Heidi Swapp: Minc label, silver foil, silver stickers; Greatest View badges/flair; Scraptastic Club cut aparts; Kaisercraft: rub-on doily, transparent leaves; paper doily; Dear Lizzy chipboard ephemera, Maggie Holmes camera embellishment; tools - typewriter, machine stitching, Heidi Swapp Minc.
 
Do you see that cool background? Believe it or not, that's just a piece of navy cardstock layered with another gorgeous Bella Blvd clear cut on top! Trim both pieces to the same size and then machine stitch together. I love the effect of that woodgrain pattern.
 

 
My cluster of embellishments were gathered together if they were transparent or contained the coloured tones of Navy, Grey or Silver. After playing with the layer levels I moved onto my next adventure.. Silver foil and a Minc!
 

 
I had an absolute blast playing with my new Heidi Swapp Minc! The label holding my title was silver foiled... nice and easy as my first foray into the world of minc-ing! *grin*
 


 If you would like to join in on the fun over at the Jot blog, I suggest you don't delay! There's too much fun to be had and I am looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations!  Link up here.  Thanks for visiting..x

 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sassy Scrappers | Project Life Week 22...

Hey Everyone! Up on the Sassy blog today I am sharing my PL2015 Week 22!  I have been playing with Coco Vanilla Studio and Simple Stories and I have to admit, this is probably my favourite spread this year. 
 



I hop you get the chance to come on over and check out the details..x
 


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jillibean Soup | Scoot...

Hello Friends!  Today I am sharing a layout that involves both Jillibean Soup and Bella Blvd!!  How lucky am I to be on both design teams!  I still pinch myself. honest.
 
As a member of the Jillibean Soup DT, Bella Blvd challenged us to use the new clear cut confetti transparencies!  I love these!
 
 
Here's what I came up with..
 
 
 
products used: cs - American Crafts; pp - Jillibean Soup; Bella Blvd - Clear Cut Confetti Pickle Juice; Alpha - Jillibean Soup; other - Jillibean Soup: label stickers, sequins, file cards, enamel stars; tools - typewriter, stapler.

I decided to create a double banner with the clear cuts layered on top of the patterned paper. I also didn't want both layers to be the exact same size to add that extra level of dimension to the layout.
  
 
Each piece was stapled together before being adhered to the page.
 

 
 

This page was also a great way to use up any leftover bits and pieces that I had lying about from the Cool As A Cucumber Soup; a perfect collection for scrapping your boys!

Thanks for visiting.