Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Simple Stories - I (heart) Summer - The Scrapbook Store

 Hello - another share for The Scrapbook Store.  I've had so much fun creating with Simple Stories - I (heart) Summer - definitely one of those 'must have' collections ☺

 This one is bright and colourful and I've used a recent photo taken during these past school holidays on an outing to a fun park that is about 45 mins from where we live.  It's huge and is such a great place for little and big kids ☺ I've used some of the left-over pattern papers in my kit and also a Manor House vine which was also a part of my DT kit.  Here are some close-up's:
 I love it when the pattern paper has words and titles!!  Here is a little cluster of the Manor House vine in Red - these are so big and I've actually cut bits off the vine so I could use it in a few places on my page ..... and I still have some left-over.  I've also tucked in a paper lace doily, little white tag and some flair badges from this collection.
 The title is from the 12x12 Expressions Cardstock stickers and I've out-lined them in black pen.  I've used some of the Sn@p cards under the photo and along the side of it.
Here is another piece of the Manor House Vine, as well as another flair - I think I've used nearly two packs this month for my DT creations - I love them so much ☺

I hope you have been inspired by I (heart) Summer - Simple Stories - perfect for Summer pictures or just those fun bright photo's you have laying around ☺  Please check The Scrapbook Store for all of these supplies and lots more gorgeous products!!

I will see you back here next week as I'm off on a little holiday break - in the sun and with family ☺  Thanks for coming by ♥

Monday, 22 July 2013

The Studio Challenge Blog - fun adventures

 Hello and welcome to another challenge from The Studio Challenge Blog - it's a sketch challenge created by Valerie and was actually inspired by a previous page of mine!!
Here is the sketch:
 And here's my take on the sketch:
 As this sketch layout was familiar, this page came together quite easily.  I've used some pictures of my little man walking through the trees, taken by my sister!  I've kept the colours fairly neutral so that the main focus is on the photo's and softened the whole page with doilies and flowers - here are some close-up's:

 A gorgeous Prima vine - I've also added in some smaller flowers and a flair badge by APOCD.  The clear over-lay is some packaging from Prima - I always love how their packaging is recyclable ☺
 Some journal work done of my typewriter.
 A paper doily with a chipboard button embellishment and tag.
And the title - a chipboard piece and some little alphabet stickers by MME.

I hope you feel inspired to give this sketch a go - link up your entries on the blog and you will have a chance to win some twine.  We hope you can play along ☺
This will be my last post for The Studio Challenge Blog - the past six months have been so fun and working with this Design Team has been great. I will miss their challenges but can hopefully play along from the other side ☺

Friday, 19 July 2013

Simple Stories - I (heart) Summer - The Scrapbook Store

 Hey back again with another Friday share ☺  I've been busy with the fabulous collection I (heart) Summer by Simple Stories for The Scrapbook Store.
Here's another page I've just created:
 I just love these pictures I took of my boys eating an ice-cream - it's not a posed photo and I just love how they are pretty much focused on their ice-cream ☺
I've used a selection of the pattern papers, a Sn@p pocket, some of the layered stickers and also a few of the word stickers - all from this wonderful collection.  Here are some close-up's:

 Here are some of the layered stickers - they are so cute!!
 Here is one of the smaller Sn@p pckets which I've embellished with a layered sticker and a flair badge from this collection.
 For the title I've used my Silhouette - it was a bit of an 'oh snap' moment.  The 'today' stamp on the photo is from Everyday Words - Technique Tuesday Stamps.
For this top section of my page, I've cut out some of the pattern paper 12x12 Porch Rules and created a bunting style design.  I've embellished with some buttons from my stash and also some of the stickers from the 12x12 Expressions Cardstock Stickers.

A lot of this collection has already sold out from the shop - but there are still some items left, so please check the store online to get yourself some of this fabulous collection ☺
Thanks so much for coming by ♥

Life Paper Scrapbook Colour challenge

 Hello - it's another Friday share - this past week has flown and school holidays are coming to an end, which is a bit sad because I love the relaxed feel of holidays!!
Today there is a colour challenge happening at Life Paper Scrapbook - aren't these colours just gorgeous - so happy and fun. ☺

 And here is my page:
 I love colour challenges for the fact that I get to go through my stash of papers and goodies and use all the little bits up ☺  So this page is a combination of assorted pattern papers, a collection of buttons and some stamping - I love how it's turned out ☺  Here are some close-up's:
 my journalling from my manual typewriter ☺  also a camera stamp from Give a Girl a ... - Picture Perfect.
 a little flair badge from APOCD - I'm loving flairs at the moment ☺
 some AC stickers for the title and my arrangement of buttons and little flowers.
I've added in a little bunting up the top to replicate the triangle designs in the Colour Challenge Picture.  And that texture is using the CW template - Mini Circle Grid

Please check the Life Paper Scrapbook blog for all the details and also more inspiration from the Design Team - there's lots of stunning work.  We hope you can play along ☺
Thanks for coming by ♥

Friday, 12 July 2013

Simple Stories - I (heart) Summer - The Scrapbook Store

 Hey everyone - I have an 'end of week share' for The Scrapbook Store.  I've been creating with the wonderful collection - I (heart) Summer by Simple Stories.  I say this about a lot of collections - but this one is AMAZING in so many ways.
Today I have a treat for you and am sharing how I've incorporated a mini album and a Sn@p pocket all on the one page!
Here is my page:
 My base cardstock is the 12x12 pattern paper that is shown at the top of this collection in the store (unfortunately it's sold out!) - it's has a great banner scene already printed on the page and a great wood grain look.
I've teamed this paper up with one of the Sn@p pockets - this one is the large pocket!
 And I've created a mini album to go inside the pocket ☺  I will first share some close-up's of the main page:
 These gorgeous flair badges are from the I (heart) Summer collection - I think I've already used nearly all of them!! ☺
 I've used some of the stickers from the Expressions Cardstock Stickers and outlined in black pen.  I've also used a large punch - an old favourite - Martha Stewart Daisy Fan.
 Here is a view of the pocket with the mini album inside.
 And the front cover of the mini album:  I've decorated with some of the pattern papers, a flair badge, layered sticker, alphabet stickers,  the Hello Script Die-cut, flair badge and some twine!
 Here I've given you a quick tutorial on how I made my mini album - all that is required is a 12x12 sheet of white cardstock!
 And here is the inside of the album - each of the sections has been decorated with photo's pattern papers, stickers and a flair badge. A lot of the papers are from the Sn@p cards - a little booklet of pattern papers and quotes!  I've kept it quite flat so the album does not get too bulky as it has to fit inside the pocket.
Here are some close-up's: of each section:

Each section folds into each other and finishes as a 14 cm square mini album - a very quick and easy project if you want to use lots of photo's from one event and keep it to one page!  I hope you enjoyed this and possibly feel inspired to make your own ☺

All of these products can be found online at The Scrapbook Store - pop over and take a look ☺
Thanks for coming by ♥

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Simple Stories - I (heart) Summer - The Scrapbook Store

 Hello - hope your week is going well ☺  I have some work to share using my fabulous DT kit from The Scrapbook Store.  This month I've been treated with the fun collection I (heart) Summer by Simple Stories.  This is one great collection with so many bright pattern papers and a whole range of embellishments including brads, stickers and Snap cards perfect for Project Life.  As the title suggests, it's perfect for Summer themed photo's. 
 Here is my first page:
 I've used a simple lined pattern paper - Red Boardwalk/Ledger 12x12  for the background and cut strips of pattern paper from the 12x12 border strip and title elements to make up the design.  I just love the cloud paper and the quote "keep calm and soak up the sun"  - this is also included in the pattern papers ☺  I've also used a Sn@p pocket, flair badge and some stickers.  Here are some close-up's:

 These Sn@p pockets are so cute and can really make your page fun!!  I've added in a shipping tag and used a new stamp set: Life Circles by Ali Edwards  These stamps will be great for Project Life albums!! The flair badge is also from the same collection but has already sold out!
The little 'hello' die-cut on the photo is by Memory Box called Hello Script - I think I will be using this one a lot ☺
 Also in this collection are layered stickers - I've used a little cloud and heart one here!
Lots of the little words that I've put on my page and on photo's are from the 12x12 Expressions Cardstock Stickers.
And the alphabet title is also from this collection.  I always love to outline some elements in black pen to make them stand-out ☺

If you love the look of this collection, pop over to The Scrapbook Store.  This collection is selling fast!!
I will be back soon with another share ☺

Monday, 8 July 2013

The Studio Challenges - this is love

 Hello to you all - it's school holidays over this way now - YAY for that ☺  I love the relaxed feel of having not as many routines and the chance to sleep-in - especially with this cool Winter weather we are having.
Today I'm sharing the new challenge at The Studio Challenges - this challenge is all about TWINE.  So easy and fun ☺
Here's my DT page:
 I've used twine for my title, in the background behind my photo's and also around the mason jar.  Twine is so versatile and I will generally have some twine on my pages ☺  Here are some close-up's:

 Black & White twine for my title - I love how this has come out ♥
 Natural hemp twine wrapped around the mason jar.
Blue and White twine as a feature behind the photo's.

Please pop over to The Studio Challenges blog - the design team have some amazing examples using twine.  We hope you can play along this month ☺

Friday, 5 July 2013

Life Paper Scrapbook - Sketch #6

 Hello - I'm excited to share that I'm now part of the Life Paper Scrapbook Design Team.  I've really enjoyed their sketch challenges over the past months and when Manda asked if I would like to join the team, I couldn't really say no ☺ It's a wonderful team of talented ladies ☺ So I'm delighted to share with you Sketch #6
 And here is my take on the sketch:
 I stayed true to the design, just using bigger size photo's.  I've used my photo corner punch to create the chevrons and also used my Silhouette.  Here are some close-up's:

 Added in a little cluster of embellishments - flair badge from APOCD - little Prima wood veneer house.
 Instead of this element of the sketch being a photo - I've cut out some pattern paper and added further details with punches and words.
A close-up of the chevron pattern and my title created with the Silhouette.

We hope you can play along this month - you have until the 26th July to enter.  Please check over at the LPS blog for all the details as well as gorgeous inspiration from the Design Team. 
Thanks for coming by ☺

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

The Scrapbook Store - July Sketch

 Hello again!!  Another challenge to share - this time for
 The Scrapbook Store - this is the July sketch and it's a fun one - lots of different ways to interpret this one ☺

 And here's my take on the sketch:

 I think I LOVE white - LOL ☺  A lot of my pages seem to have white on them lately.
I've used a picture that I put on Instagram - my little one is always a great inspiration for my pictures and pages - plus he is always smiling ☺
Instead of using pattern paper in the background, I've done some texture work for some elements of the sketch - I like the effect it's given!
Here are some close-up's:

 The background texture work was made using the CW template and modelling paste - I love the white on white effect and usually just add a bit of script stamping to certain area's.
I've used the 'hello script' die cut from Memory Box on my tag - I think I will be using this one heaps!!
I have a little cluster of roses and a flair badge from Simple Stories - I (heart) Summer collection.
 The big 'hello' title uses AC thickers in orange - just an alphabet I had in my stash.
Here is another flair badge from the same collection and for my banner I've used a vellum garland by Crate - adding some little buttons to each end.

Please check The Scrapbook Store gallery for more inspiration on the sketch - the design team have all done a great job - each one different ☺  And the randomly picked winner will receive a $40.00 voucher from the store ☺
Thanks for coming by - I'll be back later on in the week - I have some very exciting news to share ☺☺