Friday, September 27, 2013

Project Life Week 37 - Life Paper Scrapbook October PL Challenge

Hello, Ive skipped a few weeks of Project Life to show you this one as part of the new Life Paper Scrapbook Monthly Project Life Challenge (wow that was a mouthful). This month we are challenging you to use SQUARE photos within your PL layouts. Most of us are familiar with Instagram or know how to crop a photo, so this one should be easy!

The photos Im sharing are all from my week 37 layout. Yes I am pretty much up to date! YAY

I had quite a few photos to use for this week so I wanted to keep it nice and simple. Ive used one of the new Becky Higgins Project Life Themed Card packs 'LOVE'.. As you can see the patterns on the cards compliment the photos well and are enough to focus on without needing any extra embellishments. This made it super quick to complete the spread.

I printed my photos in 3 sizes - 2 sizes of squares (2 inch and 3.7 inch) and the standard 4x6

For the green card, I cut 2 lines on the edges of the frame to slot the photo into rather than just sticking it straight onto the card.

I used minimal embellishments within the layout. Here you can see the new Days of the Week stickers and an asterisk from the Alphabet pack (both new release Becky Higgins PL products)

For this photos, I used a piece of a grid journal card with some washi tape to label the day the photo was from. Then Ive stapled the photo to the cards with my Tiny Attacher

On the right hand side, again no embellishing as the cards have enough excitement that they dont need anything extra. The bottom right date card shows 2 layered square photos with a date tab on top. The date tab was actually printed on the card and I have simply cut around the bottom with a craft knife to slide the photo under.

LOVE this themed card pack as much as I LOVE my square photos. I think Ive perfected the size I need to use for the 3x4 pockets. They dont take up too much space so there is still room for journalling.

Thats all from me today. Make sure to head on over to the Life Paper Scrapbook blog to check out the other Design team layouts and see the awesome prize we have up for grabs from our generous sponsor for this month Gossamer Blue

Project Life is a concept designed by Becky Higgins. It is a range that works anyway you want it to. You don't have to embellish your layouts or use any extra products like I do. You can easily record an album full of memories with just a Core Kit, bulk pack of page protectors and a 12x12 Album. I purchase all my core products from Craft House - Exclusive stockist for Australia and New Zealand. 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

September Colour Challenge - Life Paper Scrapbook

Hello!! Its Team A's turn to share their creations for the September Colour Challenge at Life Paper Scrapbook. 

This month we were given this colour palette to play with :)

And this is what I came up with (after 2 attempts)

 Ive used some new and old products for this layout. I met a lovely friend while at a recent retreat I helped to organised and she was kind enough to share some of the new Finley collection from Glitz Design with me. The colours were perfect! Ive also used a piece of my favourite vellum from Dear Lizzy, although using the black cardstock behind doesn't show it off very well.

 Heres a close up of a super cute Sequin bow that I purchased from D-Lish Scraps. These bows are super cute and are the perfect size embellishment for scrapping pages and even Project Life

I added a few wood veneer stars on top of the layers of patterned papers. YUM!

I hope you have drawn some inspiration from my layout :)

As per usual we have an awesome prize up for grabs for the winner of this months challenge. Head over to the Life Paper Scrapbook Blog to see all the details, check out the other design team layouts and load up your creations to win.

Until next time
Happy Scrapping!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

September Sketch Challenge - Life Paper Scrapbook

Its Sketch Challenge day at Life Paper Scrapbook.. I had a lot of fun creating this layout

Our sketch for the month

And this is what I came up with...

Ive used papers and embellishments from the Amy Tangerine 'Yes Please' collection teamed up with some Give a Girl a stamps, sequins, a couple of paper doilies and a camera flair from A Piece of Cake Designs. Ive also experimented with my gelatos on the background, to tone down the paper a little and give a slight hint of extra colour.
I used a journalling card in the extra photo position, and went mad with Kellie's stamps from the Currently set
Love these alphas. I have many packets!

Love APOCD's cherry flairs for an added element to a page.

A close up of where I have used the gelatos to give the paper a slight metallic sheen. Definitely having fun using gelatos in different ways.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I came up with for this months Sketch, cant wait to share the next one.

Sponsor for this months Sketch is Polly Scrap Kits, a small Australian kit club that offers monthly kits for scrapbooking and project life. 

Polly scrap Kits will be giving one randomly selected participant in the LPS Sketch challenge a free Project Life kit. In addition, based on the submissions to this challenge, Polly! will be inviting one person to be a guest designer for an upcoming kit! How awesome is that

Head on over to the LPS blog post to link up your layouts to enter.