Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sleepy Time with Lady Pattern Paper Travel Buddies

The whimsical new Travel Buddies collection is perfect to create baby pages. I decided to use the pretty clouds paper that is the B side of Travel Buddies Gypsy Life as a background.

I prepared my background with a yellow stenciled sunburst and then I used a star stencil and applied modelling paste over the sunburst. While it dried I cut out all the fussy cut elements I wanted to use on my page.

I fussy cut the Elements from Travel Buddies Fly scrapbooking paper. I also cut the one little cable car from the Cable Car paper. I also cut the little mouse block from Road Trip and matted it on white card stock. I used a 4 x 4-inch photo and first matted it on a block of Travel Buddies Cable Car paper and then on the block of Gypsy Life

The background paper with the stenciled mixed media was cut down and then matted on white card stock. Hand stitching adds more texture. I popped up all the fussy cut elements on foam to add dimension and then after placing my photo stack I added the fussy cut elements to my background to build a whimsical setting for the photo. Lastly, the Sleepy Time dimensional sticker was added as well as a few hearts, wood veneer stars and two little paper clay moons.

I hope the Sleepy Time layout has inspired you to get the Travel Buddies collection and scrap your own memories!

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Happy - Felicity Jane (Jeana collection)

Hello there friends.  I am sharing the second page that I made with the Felicity Jane Jeana collection.  I am really inspired to work through my stash and get precious memories documented.  The photo was taken in June 2018 on Mothers Day.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Felicity Jane (Jeana); Cardstock:  Felicity Jane;  Chipboard:  Felicity Jane; Puffy Stickers:  Felicity Jane;  Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Other:  Silhouette Cameo.

The Page Map I used for inspiration:

Some close ups:
 I matted my patterned paper on plain Felicity Jane cardstock and fussy cut the flowers from one of the patterned papers.

 I used one of the 3x4 journaling cards to place my title.  I cut out the scallop on the plain card stock.

 I used some elements from older Felicity Jane kits.  The colours just go so well together.

 I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the chevrons and I just love how it brings the eye to the photo.

Some hand stitching to the circular elements and a mix of fussy cut flowers and puffy stickers complete this page.  I love how it turned out.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope I inspired you to create something pretty ♥♥

Monday, September 2, 2019

Back to School - CSI 294 - Elle's Studio (Noteworthy)

Hello my dear friends.  It is mid month reveal on Color Story Inspiration.  The colours and theme of this case file is perfect to scrap those "back to school" photos.  I am really loving a good grid design these days.  I used the lovely Noteworthy collection by Elle's Studio.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Elle's Studio (Noteworthy); Cardstock:  Bo Bunny (Double Dot), American Craft;  Letter Stickers:  American Craft, Elle's Studio; Wood Veneer: Numbers - Teresa Collins, Prima; Brads: Making Memories; Puffy Stickers:  Elle's Studio; Epoxy Stickers:  Elle's Studio; Die cuts:  Elle's Studio, Shimelle (stack of books) ; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Die's Quickutz; Other:  Silhouette Cameo (Rosette).
The Page Map I used:

The case file:

This is how I solved the case file:

Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  Grid pattern, School-Themed elements, Camera, Metal, Brads, Layered Sticker, Dimensional letters, Use a pen to draw outlines.

Testimony:  I documented Stefan's first day of Grade 1.  I used the inspiration words:  "Back to..." as the title.

Some close ups:
 I really enjoyed making this large dimensional embellishment.  I used some Quickutz dies, cut the rosette with the Silhouette Cameo, the top layers where from a Crate paper embellishment I took apart and then I added a puffy heart to the top layer.

 I outlined all the patterned papers as well as the background patterned paper and used up some of my very old brads.

 The stack of books are a die cut by Shimelle.  I cut the scalloped border with free hand.

 The wood veneer numbers were coloured with a permanent marker and was part of the Teresa Collins Wonderful collection.

I love the dimension of the large rosette embellishment and also added some foam dots behind the scallops on the border.

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Love and Happiness - Felicity Jane (Jeana kit)

Hello there friends.  I am really trying to stash bust and have decided to take it by collection.  I pulled out the Felicity Jane Jeana kit and within a week I made 5 pages.  I am sharing the first of the pages today.  The photo is one that I took of Kobus when we visited my sister and her family at their holiday home in Port Owen.  The sunsets are absolutely fabulous and I love how this cut file by Paige Evans compliments the photo.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Felicity Jane (Jeana collection); Cardstock:  American Craft:  Embellishments:  Felicity Jane; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Other:  Silhouette Cameo.

 I love this cut file...and I stitched a circle on the inside of the rays.

 Felicity Jane is famous for the gorgeous florals in the collections.  I fussy cut the flowers from the pattened paper.

 I also love that the B side of each patterned paper has a black and white print.

I added my journaling over the fish tail banner.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥  Have a lovely weekend.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Darling, just believe in yourself - Pinkfresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2)

Hello there my crafty friends.  I am sharing another page made with the stunning Pink Fresh Studio Indigo Hills 2 collection.  I am working through my collections at the moment and try to use it up.  So far I have made 6 pages with this collection and I am waiting for a few more pattern papers to use up the rest of the embellishments.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Pinkfresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2; Flowers:  49&Market; Enamel dots:  Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills 2;  Die cuts and puffy stickers:  Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills2; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Mixed media:  Little Birdie Mixed media paste; Stencil:  Scrapbook Studio; Other:  Doily from my stash.
Some close ups:
This pretty paper really decides your design for you.  I love the way the stenciled mixed media paste pops on the dark blue.

 I used some of the frames in the collection as layers under my photo.  I love the added texture that distressing the edges of the background combined with the stitching brings to the page.

 I adore the combination of blues and purples in the collection.  

The stunning puffy stickers are a perfect combination with the soft 49&Market flowers.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Love - Pink Fresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2)

Hallo there.  I am really trying to use up a collection before moving on with the next one. If you are anything like me, you are a hoarder that wants to just keep all the prettiness sitting in your stash.  I have made a decision to get them on pages.  I completed a total of 6 pages using this collection and still have a stack of embellishments I need more of the paper in this collection.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Pink Fresh Studio (Indigo Hills 2); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Pink Fresh Studio; Flowers:  Celebr8; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal drops (Bubblegum blush); Stickers/die cuts:  Pink Fresh Studio; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Milled lavender); Stencil:  Crafters Workshop;  Other:  Doily from my stash.

The Laura Whitaker sketch I used:

Some close ups:
 I double matted my background on some of the gorgeous patterned paper.  I love the soft lilac and blues.  I stenciled some Distress Ink through a stencil to break the white background.

 A lot of pretty layers with a doily that adds some softness to the page.

 I used a frame that comes around chipboard and dressed it with ink and embossing powder to add more interest and texture to the page.

 Another floral cluster that combines fussy cut flowers with paper flowers.

I love how this page turned out.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope I inspired you to create pretty pages.♥

Thursday, August 15, 2019

#SSE2018 Road trip - CSI 292 - Felicity Jane Zoey

Hello my dear friends.  It is mid month reveal on Color Story Inspiration.  I love the soft colours of this case file and used it in the traditional way.  The Testimony is to document a trip and I decided to use photos of last year's Secret Scrapbook Event road trip.  I love a good grid design.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Felicity Jane (Zoey); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  Elle's Studio, Pinkfresh Studio; Enamel hearts:  Illustrated Faith; Enamel dots:  Echo Park; Die cuts:  Felicity Jane (Zoey); Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Stamps:  Felicity Jane, Border punch:  XCut.

The Case File:
This is how I solved the case file:

The Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  Stripes, flowers, leaves, circles, stamps, stitching, I mixed black and white patterns with colorful patterns.

Testimony:  I documented a road trip .

The Pagemap I used:

Some close ups:
 I love a good grid and I combined black and white patterns with other colours used in the case file.  I stamped on my photos.
 I stitched around each block and added the little flags to embellish.

 The cute little clip that holds the black and white flag is also by Felicity Jane.

 Some fussy cut flowers and the stats of our trip.

I love the combination of soft colours combined with the bold black and white patterns.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

I love camping - Lady Pattern Paper (Travel Buddies)

I adore the whimsical patterned papers of the Lady Pattern Paper Travel Buddies collection. There are just so many possibilities for scrapbook pages. We love camping and I was immediately drawn to the Travel Buddies ‘Gypsy Life’ paper.
Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Travel Buddies); Cardstock:  American Craft;  Chipboard:  Lady Pattern Paper; Flowers;  Prima; Enamel dots:  My Minds Eye; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Barn Door, Gathered Twiggs); Border Punch:  XCut; Stamps:  Feed your Craft.
I decided to scrap some photos that were taken during our camping in Plettenberg Bay in December last year. I cut an 8 x 12-inch strip from this paper. I added a narrow strip of Travel Buddies ‘Cable Car’ and then chose to mat my large photo on an older Basically Textured ‘Macho Camo’ Chocolate Chilly paper. I also punched a border strip from the Chocolate Chilly paper to add next to the Cable Car paper.

I then die cut two circles from the Gypsy Life paper (clouds side) and stitched around the circles. I adhered the strips to white card stock and added stitching along the edge of the Gypsy Life paper. I matted my smaller photo with the Cable Car (aqua and pink blocks on the B side). I then fussy cut the banner from the Cable Car manufacturers strip and added it to the tops of my photos. I used a vacation stamp set and stamped a few sentiments on a pink scrap of paper and a scrap from the Travel Buddies ‘Fly’ paper. I fussy cut the stamped elements and added them to my page.

The Holy Chip! – Lost Chipboard title was coloured with Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs), the Caravan (also from the Holy Chip! – Lost Chipboard) was coloured with Distress Ink (Barn Door).

I completed the look by fussy cutting four little birds from the cut apart sheet and adding them to the embellishment clusters. The last touches were added with the journaling and a few enamel dots.

Be sure to grab yourself this gorgeous collection from your local scrapbook store.  They are so versatile and you will love it ♥