Thursday, March 26, 2015

New Pj's

Hello Fellow Crafters!
Im back again to share my final page made using the February Scrapbook kit Brave

Ive got plenty left to keep creating with this kit, but a pile of off-cut scraps were calling out to be used 
Super simple, and done really fast!
Ive lined up all the pieces to the right of the page, then set my photo stack slightly off centre

Some not so neat machine stitching around the photo and title for a little texture
I've popped the flower sticker up with some foam tape for slight dimension to the page

and minimal embellishing (seems to be my thing lately) around the page to finish it off
oh and don't forget the color shine splatters ;)

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Selfie Addicts

Hey Everyone
Sharing another page I made using the Scrappy Canary Brave Scrapbook kit for the March Sketch Challenge. 

These challenges are so much fun, and can be interpreted in so many ways. 

A reminder of the sketch for you (Challenge has now closed)

Ive kept the same grid style sketch but changed it up slightly with the way I've blocked it out
I joined a couple of my squares together to form rectangles along the top and bottom, and made a photo mat with 2 papers from the Brave scrapbook kit under my square photos. 

I've used some old Heidi Swapp alphas with some color shine rather than the thickers in the kit, as I felt the others were to loud for this layout

Minimal embellishing using stickers from the kit in clusters

And for something a little different for me.. I used an old dusty typewriter for my journalling
It reads
We seem to take so many selfies lately... 
But, if thats the only way I can get a photo of you, i will take it. 
Plus... its also lots of fun

I finished the page off with some machine stitching along random edges of pattern papers, and the full border of the white cardstock. I also matted the entire page to the "Brave" pattern paper

Thats all from me today, be sure to keep an eye out over the next few days for some exciting Scrappy news :)

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

You love to Scoot

HI Everyone! 
Today I thought I would share another layout made using the Scrappy Canary "Brave" Scrapbook kit

This is actually the 3rd layout that I created.. Im still working up the courage to share the 2nd as it contains one seriously crazy selfie of myself lol The page itself turned out pretty cool.. but for now, lets focus on this fun layout!

I channelled into my layering side and went a little crazy with the complementing patterns. 
I stuck to colours that blended well with the photo of Leila scooting through the 'jungle'. 
This child absolutely LOVES her scooter, and the bridge across the fernery at Mum and Dads house. Out there every morning since Christmas, provided its not wet!

I love the colour of these thickers as they works so well with the colours within the kit.. 
However Im still not sure about the font, they're certainly taking some time to grow on me.. 

As Ive layered up quite a few different pattern papers, I tried not to over embellish. The stickers within the kit worked perfect for a final touch along with a few splatters of gold Color Shine.

Thanks again for stopping by
I hope this has inspired you in some way
Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Monday, March 16, 2015

You are Beautiful & Strong

Happy Monday everyone
I hope you all had a relaxing weekend with time to scrap.. 

Today I thought I would share the first layout I made with the Brave Scrapbook kit
I shared this last night on the Scrappy Canary blog also

This page was inspired by a few different sketches Ive come across lately that feature a full piece of pattern paper along 2/3 of the page. 
The Courageous paper from the kit was perfect for this, I used both sides of the paper for this layout
The hearts paper from a new Aussie based company Cocoa Vanilla Studio fits perfect with the other papers and embellishments within the kit. Ive used it on most of my layouts as Im in LOVE!

I gathered a few of the frames from the kit and stacked them randomly in a cluster with the photo stack. Layered above, below and on top of this section are stickers from the 12x12 I am sticker sheet

And lastly a flair and more stickers to embellish the gold heart from the 'Courageous' Paper. 
A few random splatters of color shine to finish off the page. 

Thanks for stopping by,
I have more to share within the next few days
Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hello Darling | Scrappy Canary

Hello Everyone, 
Theres a new sketch up on the Scrappy Canary blog, so today I thought I would share my layout
What an awesome sketch to interpret in any way you see fit!

I had the honour of watching Manda create the layout she shared HERE while we were at Scrap Camp recently. I loved it, wanted to scrap lift it completely, but thought I should probably design something a little different. 

Heres a reminder of the sketch

What an awesome sketch to interpret in any way you see fit!

This is what I came up with 

I loved the idea of a pieced grid of papers for the base. 
But rather than using the squares in the sketch, I changed them up for rectangles. 
I even turned the centre square into a rectangle by joining the photo and title card together

After working out the best placement of colours and patterns I sewed all the pieces down using mums trusty sewing machine. 

Ive then added minimal embellishing with stickers from the Dear Lizzy Serendipity collection and last months embellishment kit. 

I had to dip into my stash for this layout while waiting on the newest Canary kits to arrive. 
If you haven't already noticed, Manda has started to stock new collections in the store. YAHOO
This means If you run out of Scrappy Canary kits to use theres plenty of other options to play with if you can't wait for the next :) Don't forget to use the code MICHELLE10 to get 10% off any purchases

Thanks for stopping by, make sure you share your layouts with us this month over on the Canary blog
Happy Scrapping

Michelle xx

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Life Zesters March Challenge

Hello again!!
Im back this to share the new Life Zesters Challenge

This month we have a colour challenge.. Its all about bright Pink, blue & Yellow

Ive recently mixed all of my Project Life kits together and sorted them into colours. Perfect timing for a colour challenge, as it made it easier to select cards that blended together well. 

I will let the photos do the rest of the talking, as this post has quite a few of them :)

Ive layered up tags, stickers, threads and embellishments that compliment the Colour palette

with the addition of some stamping and wood veneer 

Thanks for dropping by, be sure to check out the other team members creations on the Life Zesters Blog. And share your creations with us when you can :)

Happy Scrapping
Michelle xx

My Happy Place - D-Lish Scraps Inspiration Board

Hello Everyone, 
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend

Today being the start of a new month, I have 2 posts to share. 
First up is the new Inspiration Board for D-Lish Scraps

Pops of Teal and bright yellow with a splash of grey and white have inspired me to create this

 I went a little crazy creating my own pattern paper with some Kellie Stamps

Then grouped together co-ordinating embellishments from the D-Lish Store

 Ive scattered random sequins around the page that I've taken off the strings found in store

Products used from the D-Lish Store include
Freckled Fawn Star clip
Freckled Fawn LOVE clip
Sequins - Yellow
D-Lish Felt Polka dot Bows
Resin Bird Value bag
Journal Its - Sweet talkers - Pastel
Journal Its - Bubble words
Journal Its - Tab Bag - Woodgrain Days
Skipping5 Puffy Things - Home sweet home
Flair - Sweetly Scripted - Watercolour
Pick n Place bows - Fancy Edge
Dyed wooden buttons - Hearts

Other products used
We R Memory Keepers - It Factor papers
White cardstock
Kellie Stamps - EPIC set, Coffee Create Sleep Repeat Woodmount
Dear Lizzy Alphas
Studio Calico doily & Vellum

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to check out the D-Lish Scraps blog post for more inspiration from the rest of the team.

Happy Scrapping
Michelle xx