Saturday, January 31, 2015

Rainbow background fun

Hello everyone!
Back today to share a couple more layouts. I made these last year, but I completely forgot to share here.

Both were made during a scrap lifting phase I went through. Nothing wrong with a good ol scraplift! Just as long as you share where the inspiration comes from :)

First up is a layout lifted from Charm at Charms creations. I loved her layout so much that I had to recreate my very own version! There are differences between the 2, but the main background is what I was trying to achieve..

Next up... a scrap lift of someone, yet I can't remember who. This one sat there for that long waiting to be finished that I can't remember who it was that inspired me to get it started in the first place. 
I had a lot of fun with gesso and neon mister hueys for this background :)

Thanks for stopping by, more newer layouts to share very soon
Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Current Favourite

Hello Everyone!
Today I'm sharing another layout made with the January Lots of Love Scrapbook kit and the Be Mine Embellishment kit from Scrappy Canary.  Im stretching these kits as far as they can go this month. 

That paper was calling out to be scribbled all over 

Toy Story is the most recent favourite movie/series of Leila's. Its constantly on repeat.  I introduced it a few weeks back and its been a nice change from Frozen or Mr Bean.. (yes I know Woody's tag line is "reach for the sky", but this paper worked so well with the theme of the photo)

Im quite enjoying sewing through alphas lately. Ive given mum the heads up that her newer machine is coming with me when we move house lol It sews through thickers with such ease

The stickers from the embellishment kit make the perfect mini banner cluster at the top of the page

A small cluster above the photo, made up of a tag and embellishments from both kits, finishes off the page.

Thanks for stopping by, Enjoy the rest of your week
Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Love this Girl xoxo

Hello fellow crafters,
back again today to share another layout made using this months Scrapbooking Kit Lots of Love.

This layout turned out completely different to what I had started out to achieve. I had a plan in mind to use the entire pack of Dear Lizzy watercolor words as a background... Well lets just say that failed miserably! If someone out there can achieve this please share it with us!

What I did come up with is this..
 Ive used the 'Very Vanilla' and 'Bloom' papers to create a backing for my layout.

Then gathered together my favourite words from the Watercolor Words pack that worked best with my chosen photo. I layed them all out to one side of the layout and sewed them all down..

 Lets just get it out there.. Baby poo brown was not what I was aiming for when using a gold glitter 'Wink of Stella' brush to make the 'Love this' stand out as part of the title. It does however look so much nicer in real life, with touches of sparkle and a proper gold shimmer.

More sweet sentiments from the 'little notes' paper, clipped onto tags and paper with a peg (all from the kit) Twine and what seems like my signature doily, they appear on most of my layouts these days, are both from my stash.

 Lastly another sentiment from the 'Little Notes' paper attached to the top of the layout with part of the Very Vanilla barcode strip, the glasses are printed along the bottom strip. So cute!

Thanks again for stopping by today, back soon with more to share from this fun kit!

Happy Creating
Michelle x

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happiness is..

Hello Everyone
I trust you are all having a wonderful start to a new week! I had intentions of posting this over the weekend, but my January Scrappy Canary kits were calling to be played with, so I spent more time creating than being online..

Right back to the sharing :) This layout was made using this months SKETCH and the newly released  Lots of Love Scrapbook Kit, both from Scrappy Canary

Ive flipped the sketch, and tweaked it slightly to suit the pretty glitter 'Happiness' title.
Ive chosen complimenting pattern papers from within the kit and layered them up under my photo with one of my favourite go to doilies.. Then I went a little crazy with the 'Little notes' paper

The little sentiments make a perfect finishing touch to the title,

A cute clipped banner above the photo, 

Another mini banner to the top right of the page, 

and lastly a little pop up on the strip of paper to the left of the page.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope this has inspired you in some way.
I will be back again tomorrow to share layout #2 using this months Scrapbooking kit.

Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Leila

Hello everyone!

I hope you're all enjoying your week. Today I thought I'd drop in to share yet another Birthday layout :)

I'm slowly going back through Leila's older photos and picking out those that work with current Scrapbooking collections. My most recent favourite collection being Dear Lizzy - Serendipity

This layout was inspired by the January Mood Board Challenge over at Jot Magazine. Ive not actually entered any of these challenges before, but thought this would make a great start!

Inspiration for the layout came from the colour palette, the confetti, twine and sequin shaker pocket.

I started the page by making a full page shaker pocket. 
 Using white cardstock as the backing, plain vellum for the front and strips of pattern papers for the top and bottom edges. I sewed around 3 sides, before tipping in a bag full of silver sequins of all shapes and sizes. 

After sewing up the last side, I played around with the position of the twine. I settled for roughly looped across the bottom of the photo. 

 To finish it off, I've added a mixed alpha title (currently my favourite way to add titles to a page) and a few different hearts. Minimal embellishing so as not to distract from the photo :)

Products List 
White cardstock
Plain vellum
Studio Calico white Doily
Dear Lizzy Serendipity Good Vibes pattern paper
Dear Lizzy Serendipity XOXO pattern paper
Dear Lizzy Serendipity Muliti Colour Thickers - 'Ooh La La' 
Dear Lizzy Serendipity Printed Foil Thickers - 'Royal' 
Dear Lizzy Serendipity - Die cut cardstock pieces
Doodlebug Designs Teensy Type letters - Swimming Pool
Doodlebug Designs Doilies - Swimming Pool & Cupcake
Lavender & White twine from stash
Heart stickers from stash
Silver mixed sequins from stash

Thanks for stopping by
Back in a few days with more creations
Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Love Us

Hello everyone :)
Back again today to share another page made using the remnants of this months Scrappy Canary kit

This page would have to be one of the quickest pages Ive made to date. It all came together without much thought in less than an hour! With its rectangular layers of pattern papers, mixed with my go to 'stash items' (Doily and vellum) its definitely on my list of favourites!

Ive added minimal embellishments so as not to clash with the pretty floral paper from Echo Park. And Im still in love with those gold glittery thickers!

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Daddy's Little Girl

Hello Everyone,
Today I want to share a recent page created for Scrappy Canary using the December Sunshine & Lollipops kit. I'm stretching these kits to their full potential lately!

For this layout I wanted to show off as many elements of the kit as possible. I've cut strips from all the pattern papers and weaved them together to the right of the page. Ive used plain vellum and a doily to mat my photo, then layered up different embellishments and stickers from the kit to make mini clusters and the title
Ive used some gesso to tone down the papers slightly so that they don't distract from the photo too much.

A mixed alpha and sticker combo makes up the title and completes the page

Thanks for stopping by, 1 more layout made with this kit to share with you tomorrow
Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Sunday, January 11, 2015

November Project Life

Hello everyone!
I hope you're all enjoying your weekend.
Today I'm sharing a massive Project Life Catch up I achieved recently using the December Add-On kit "Summer Days" from Scrappy Canary

Lots of photos to share as Ive filled up 2 full week spreads and 2 half week spreads using the papers and embellishments from the kit. Each week has a different feel to the next as you will see below :)

I'm getting worse at journalling lately, focusing more on getting the photos into the album. I aim to go back and add in anything I have forgotten, Ive kept notes within my editing software for future reference

Using a mixture of embellishments from the ephemera pack Ive created a date card.

Rather than jamming all our photos from this week into 1 side, Ive balanced them out but filling the remaining pockets with papers and embellishments from the ephemera kit.

Adding in pieces of grid cards makes a great base to add journalling, without covering up too much of the pretty papers and ephemera pieces.

During this week we started toilet training Leila properly. Ive added in her sticker chart, which we only needed to use for one week as she picked it up pretty quickly! Go Leila!!

And lastly the final week of November (left hand side) and the start of my December pages.

Thanks for stopping by
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, I hope its a sunny there as it is here where I am :)
Happy Crafting
Michelle x

Friday, January 9, 2015

This is so totally YOU!

Hello !!
Popping in today to share a recent creation, made using the latest kit from Scrappy Canary 

I've used this months Scrappy Canary sketch and the December Sunshine & Lollipops Scrapbook kit . Its the second layout Ive made with the kit. I have made another two layouts to share soon and still plenty of paper scraps left to create another couple. 

This layout is so totally Leila right now. Every single night the bed is piled high with her friends and theres hardly any room left for her. I've printed the photo in black and white so that it didn't clash with the papers Ive chosen.

Im totally in love with these gold thickers! Perfect size to finish the layout off.

Be sure to share the creations that you make for this Sketch with us over on the Scrappy Canary blog.

Happy crafting!
Michelle x

Friday, January 2, 2015

January Inspiration Board for D-Lish Scraps

Hello! Happy New Year
I hope you all have a safe and fun end to 2014 and a fresh and happy start to 2015

Today Im sharing the new Inspiration Board for D-Lish Scraps

Tutti Fruitti - Fun, bright, bold & Fruity! This board reminds us all of SUMMER!

I took my inspiration from the bright pops of colour, and that multicoloured fruit (bottom left corner) reminded me of the many 'pie chart' style pages Ive seen filling up the www throughout 2014. I just new what I wanted to achieve for this page.

To make the Pie chart I made a rough circular template with some card and cut it into sections. I then attacked a pile of Bags in various colours and patterns that complimented not only the photo I chose, but the inspiration board colour palette. I've added in some vellum and a doily from my stash to soften the bright pops of colour slightly and to add some more dimension to the page. 
I filled in some of the blank white space to the right of the page by using some 'Whipped Spackle' and a new Scrap FX stencil from the store. And lastly the clusters of embellishments, Journal It's a sprinkling of Freckled fawn dots and some splatters of Color Shine..

A close up of the smaller cluster

and one of the larger cluster of D-Lish goodness

And a side view to show the texture of the whipped spackle I used with the Scrap FX stencil

Products used within this layout from D-Lish Scraps

Journal It's - Mixed Ticket Tabs
Paper Flowers - Bitty Blooms Rainbow Mix
Freckled Fawn - Arrow Clips - Rainbow Mix, Ombre Dots, Star Clips - Classic
Skipping5 puffy things - Heart Bubbles, Circle Phrase
Little Birdie - Burlap Butterflies

Other items used 
White Cardstock, Vellum, Studio Calico Doily & Color Theory paper
Whipped Spackle, American Crafts POW glitter paper, Project Life Date Stamp & Black ink
Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Amethyst), Tiny Attacher & Staples

Thanks for Stopping by
Happy Crafting xx

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Im a Life Zester

Hello and welcome to a new year of creating and sharing!

Today I want to introduce you to a new team that I have joined for the first half of 2015

Life Zesters is a new Challenge blog especially for those who LOVE Project Life.
Monthly Inspiration from the Design Team combined with challenges and much much more!

For the month of January, myself and the team are sharing 'Our Style' with you all. 
As you may all be aware 'My Style' varies throughout the year depending on my mood, the amount of time I have to create and the products I have at hand. Lately I've been using kits from Scrappy Canary  as part of my DT commitments. Below are a few examples of my recent work :)

We have 2 awesome sponsors who have donated prizes for 2 lucky winners

Simply Stamping is donating a $50 voucher including postage or for an international winner $50 worth of product with the winner paying for postage 

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Be sure to load up your entires to show us YOUR style. 
Happy Crafting!