Monday, 13 January 2014

First post for 2014

 Hello and Happy New Year to you all!!!  WOW, it's been a little while since I've been here, so it feels a little strange coming back and writing my first post for 2014.  It was also good to be away for a little while and enjoy some holiday time with my family.  Now we are back and I'm feeling ready and (hopefully) inspired to create again ☺
This year, I'm happy and excited to be continuing on with The Scrapbook Store - sharing their fabulous products and working on the DT. 
As well as sharing my DT work, I have a few other things in mind to share too .......
But first I want to share this layout that I created late last year and didn't get around to sharing as yet.  

 I took this picture at the beginning of Summer on a perfect calm day when we went boating and snorkelling.  Living by the sea - we would have to say that coming into Summer is our favourite time!!
So I've used some assorted papers and embellishments that I had in my stash.  I've added in stamping and some texture paste. 
I really wanted to share with you the cute stamps that I've used on this page - they are by Lawn Fawn and available at The Scrapbook Store. This set is called Blue Skies!!
Here are some close-up's:

 I always like to include a decent amount of journal work in my pages - this year I hope to focus on that even more and really tell the story for my boys ☺
I've got some texture work and lots of fun embellishments, including some WOW wood veneers - Word Speech Bubbles. Super cute!!
 'blue skies are ahead' stamp is part of the Lawn Fawn stamp set - I love that cursive font.
 Here I've done some paper piecing with the cloud and balloon stamp - such a fun way to add some interest to the page - and these stamps are great for this technique because they have easy lines to fussy cut.
The title 'nothings better' is by Fancy Pants - Artists Edition - I've coloured in using my Molotow Marker pen - Lagoon Blue Pastel.  Then I've inked and stamped to add more interest.  The paint marker covers the wood nicely and gives a nice matt finish.
And lastly I've added in one of my own crochet hearts ☺

I hope you have enjoyed this page.
This month I'm working with two collections for The Scrapbook Store: My Minds Eye - Lost and Found - Record It and Simple Stories - Daily Grind.  I can't wait to share some inspiration using these fantastic collections.
Hope to be back soon ♥


Lizzy Hill said...

Really lovely - especially the balloons & clouds:):) the title is cute, too--- nice to see u back & simple stories ... Yum!!! Can't wait:):)

Leeann Pearce said...

woot woot... happy new year Chantelle... i hope you all had a fabulous time away, camping, fishing swimming and relaxing! And congratz to another year for you at the scrapbook store, you have done such a awesome job for them! i reckon you have millions of photos to scrap from your holidays too. Have fun and watch out because CHA2014 has so much amazing gear! look forward in catching up with you soon.

Leeann Pearce said...

by the way, check these out!

Lizzyc said...

Wonderful layout, it feels very summery! love those little wooden embellies!

Danielle said...

Fabulous layout, so many fun details on it! Hope you're doing ok and I wish you all the best for 2014!