Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Scrappy Canary | "I AM" February "Brave" Scrapbook Kit Layout Share

I'm back with another layout share using the February "Brave" Scrapbook Kit and the "Fierce" Embellishment Kit. It's another 8.5"x11" layout- my favourite format at the moment and a great way of making the most of my kit ;-)

I made good use of the 12x12 Sticker sheet from Simple Stories to not only embellish my page, but to create the "story" in place of my own handwritten or typed journalling. 

I loved that these stickers encouraged me to scrap a page about me!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Scrappy Canary | "Sliders" February "Brave" Kit Layout Share

I'm back with another layout share using the February "Brave" Scrapbook Kit and the "Fierce" Embellishment Kit. It's another 8.5"x11" layout but I decided to put everything on an angle instead of straight up and down as I would normally with a design like this.  I went for a simple colour palette of mint, black and white/cream.

Once again, I busted out the frames from the kit and added some patterned paper to the back and a feather sticker on top.

I used the Thickers in the kit for my title and stitched them to my photo to cover up the ugly backgound.

I matted one of the label stickers on a scrap piece of the green paper and notched it to match the sticker.  

Some machine stitching and ink splats finished this simple layout nicely!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Scrappy Canary | "Happy Day" February "Brave" Scrapbook Kit Layout Share

I'm back with another layout share using the February "Brave" Scrapbook Kit and the "Fierce" Embellishment Kit

I love how this layout turned out- I love the scripty font on the gold rub-on title "Happy Day" and I highlighted it with some watercolouring on my background.

The gold foil polka dot paper is just gorgeous and I used little bits of gold throughout my page to complement the paper and the title.  Isn't that dream-catcher sticker sweet?

I used more of the rub-ons to create this cluster and again, lightly watercoloured over it- the rub-ons resist the paint ;-)

I love these feather die-cuts so I created another cluster using those and some stickers from the sticker sheet.

See you again soon and happy scrapping!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Project Life Week 10

I dunno what it is, but this year I just can't seem to stay on top of Project Life.  In previous years I have been able to edit and print photos on Sunday night and then post on my blog etc on Monday, and it worked really well.  This year, it just isn't happening and it's frustrating to someone like me who loves structure and routine!

Anyhoo, here is Week 10 and I've used Cherry again- this kit is free at digitalprojectlife.com.  I haven't added any physical embellishments- just all digital, then printed, and slipped into pockets.

I hope to be back soon with Week 11.....will see how I go!

Scrappy Canary | "I am Grateful" February "Brave" Kit Layout Share

I'm back with another layout share using the February "Brave" Scrapbook Kit and the "Fierce" Embellishment Kit.  I used the frames again to highlight my photo and embellishment cluster, but for my title I used a sticker from the kit on it's own.

The embellishment kit includes some sheets of sticker phrases and I used those together with some of the rub-ons to create a cluster in the top left corner of my page.

I also added a phrase sticker to my title.

Here is a closer look at my cluster alongside my photo- I layered a frame, a cork star and flair.

Since I added a round flair to the large cork star, I decided to add brads from my stash to the smaller cork stars.  The silver star confetti was also from my stash.  Some stitching and ink splatters were the finishing touches.

See you again soon! 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Echo Park "Jack & Jill Boy Collection" Layout Shares

I shared a couple of layouts yesterday using some new papers from Echo Park and today I have some more shares using another new collection from EP called "Jack & Jill Boy Collection".  This new collection is built tough with a vintage nod at boys throughout time. With elements ranging from vintage vehicles and airplanes, to clever typography, this collection is just the right combination for any man in your life. 


First up I have a 12"x12" page and I used the woodgrain sheet as my background- different for me, but a fun change.  I cut used elements from the cut-apart sheet to create a sub-title and a journalling spot.  Some buttons from my stash were the only embellishments required.

Up next is an 8.5"x11" layout and once again I used patterned papers for my background but layered them on some grey cardstock to create a border.  I used elements from the cut-apart sheet to create a photo-mat, a title, a tag and the plane embellishment and I fussy-cut a camera to add to the cluster at the bottom of the page. Some twine and ink splats were the final touches.

Obviously I am always on the lookout for boy-themed collections, and this one is a great one- not just for boys, but for all the men in your life!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Echo Park "Sunny Days Ahead" Layout Shares

There are some really fun new collections at Tomorrow's Memories right now and I got to play with "Sunny Days Ahead" from Echo Park.  Turn any rainy day into a memorable moment with this bright and happy collection.

My first layout is an 8.5" x 11" and if you are familiar with my scrapping, you will know I love this smaller format.  I applied some gesso through a cloud stencil to slightly obscure the text paper and outlined the clouds with a black Sharpie.    The tag and alphas were from my stash and I fussy-cut the gumboot from one of the elements on the cut-apart paper sheet.

My next layout is a 12"x12" page and I love this one.  I cut the clouds from one of the paper sheets and punched triangles to create the banners.  I used one of the journalling cards from the cut-apart sheet to create both my title and a place for journalling.  Some enamel dots from my stash added the finishing touches rather than my usual ink splats.

Although I have created rain-themed layouts, the bright patterns could easily be used for any theme- think birthdays, parties or just summer fun!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Scrappy Canary | "He's so Happy" February "Brave" Kit Layout Share

I'm back with another layout share using the "Brave" Scrapbook Kit and the "Fierce" Embellishment Kit.  I really enjoyed using the little frames to create three clusters on my page- one for my photo, one for my title and one for embellishments.

I used a combination of the Thickers and the die-cut "Happy" word to create my title within the frame.

The flair in the kit was the perfect size for this striped frame and I used a couple of arrow stickers to draw attention to it.

I am loving this kit and will be back soon with another share.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Gelato Techniques in Cardmaking | Kaisercraft "Shine Bright" Collection

Hi everyone!  I'm back with a little video where I share two cards that I made using scraps I had leftover from Kaisercraft's "Shine Bright" Collection.  

I loved this collection from the first second I laid eyes on it and so I am not going to let any itty bit of it go to waste!

I paired my scraps with my Gelatos to use two different tehniques to create my cards.....

You can watch the video below or over at YouTube.....

As usual, leave a comment if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them for you.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

My Mind's Eye "Hello World" Layout Shares

I have some layouts to share using the new collections that have arrived at Tomorrow's Memories and today I have some shares using My Mind's Eye "Hello World".  Playful, vibrant, and comprised of primary colors with pop, this collection will give you wanderlust for sure!  Yes, it's a travel-themed collection, but I can see so many other uses for it too.  

My first layout is 12"x12" and I cut along the decorative feature on one of the papers to create my lower border.This is a great way to stretch your papers as I still have most of that sheet left to play with on another layout.  I cut apart another sheet to create my heart and geotag embellishments.  All I added was some stitching, twine and ink splats.

My next page is 8.5"x 11" and I used my die-cutting machine to create my large title.  You could easily recreate this by hand, or by adding letter stickers on top of the paper.  I just really wanted a big bold title.....I kept the cut letters in case I want to use them somewhere else.  This is a great way to use both the positive and negatives from your die-cutting.  

I added some sequins and wood veneers from my stash as well as twine, machine sttiching and ink splats.

Next up is another 8.5" x 11" page and this time I used the grid paper as my background.  I cut-apart another patterned paper to create the red embellishments.  I used my die-cutting machine to create my title, but again, letter stickers could be used instead.  I added a tag, a label and some wooden dots as well as my signature-stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!