Saturday, 19 August 2017

Morgyn ~ August Kit ~ Favourite Song Travellers Notebook

Hi Scrappers,

Sharing a little layout I created in my Travellers notebook.  I am using my August Scrapping Fun kit, which was a music theme kit.  As I am using my TN (travellers notebook) to document bits an pieces of my life this year (favourite things and current likes etc.).  This kit was just perfect for documenting what I am listening to right now.



The base of my page is pink paint (left over from a previous project) which I laid down with a roller. I love adding left over paint/texture paste etc. from projects to new pages. It makes it nice and easy to create a new page and no waste :)

I used some tiny letter stickers from Kaisercraft for my title, along with a silver glitter music die cut (a Design team bonus with this kit).


I adhered the lace to the bottom of the page and started layering my photo on to some of the music paper from the kit.  Next I added one of the flair's and a few little gems to the corner of the photo.  I finished off the page by doodling around the page edge with black pen.


This was a nice easy little layout to complete and I never imagined I would scrap a photo of someone from One Direction - but here it is.  If you would like to watch my process video for this layout you can check it out here.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn xx


Thursday, 17 August 2017

Raelene - August Kit - Elvis To The Max

I am loving this Music Kit.  As a parent with 3 children who play instruments I really struggle to get supplies to suit my scrapping needs for them.  












I have photos of only a few of my daughter's journey as a cellist so when photos are taken I love to get them scrapped.  This photo is particularly special, Elvis to the Max was touring Qld and his cellist for his Mackay and Rockhampton dates had had to cancel so my then 19yr was asked to join the tour.  She absolutely loved the experience and made some wonderful friends.  So I knew I wanted to use this kit for this photo of her with Max.

This layout is another layout featuring my challenge of limiting my supplies, the background is just white cardstock with some black ink drops and a strip of the musical instrument washi across the entire sheet.
I unfortunately got some ink and glue in places I didn't intend to so had to change how I would have preferred to do my clustering on this to cover as much of this as possible.  I still love how it turned out.  

Unfortunately the Process Video glitched so I don't have a video for you.

There are only a couple of August Kits left so if you would love one make sure you subscribe soon to avoid disappointment.


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Lisa - August Kit - Let's Dance


Hello again! Welcome to my second layout using the August Kit for Scrapping Fun Kits. My last one was very traditional, this one is mixed media. I am still new to mixed media so please excuse my sloppiness 😊



I started with a white piece of 12x12 cardstock. I painted the top half with Gesso. Once dry I put some letters I had across the top which I have used as a template. I sprayed over them with Kaisermist and removed the template letters leaving this "dance" title behind.

My Idea was to put the photos across the centre so I haven't coloured that and I sprayed the bottom with the same Kaisermist but without any gesso and patted it dry with some paper towels.


I have traced the title with 0.75 Artline black felt pen and used the tiny rhinestone gems in the Kit to bling it up. I did have to use a couple extra gems that I had left over from a previous kit. The LET'S Alpha's are from Kmart.


The 3 photos were trimmed to 3x4 and placed across the middle of the page. I have not matted these, which is rare for me, but I have trimmed them with the gorgeous ballerina washi from the Kit.



Across the bottom of the page, I have done a cluster of Die Cuts and Embellishments. I have used a mix of Die-cuts from the Reject Shop and Embellishments from the Kit, including the Epoxy Flairs and the White Paper roses. The gorgeous Chipboard Music included in the kit, I have coloured in black. The painting is a little sloppy but I have decided to call it "Shabby". 😉 

With a little Journalling added my page is complete. I love the Pink and Black theme. I hope you have enjoyed it too. 




Saturday, 12 August 2017

Shay - August Kit - THE BOSS.




Well I had alot of fun with this kit, the main challange was coming up with a photo to use the wonderful kit with! Taking note from this kit the beautiful black and white theme running through it along with music, it screamed for a black & white photo! So nter The Boss! The Image was sourced from the internet, from his Brisbane Concert in January 2017. I was lucky enough to go!

I used the Art Deco font from Cricut to form the title and and the written words (Cricut Explorer Air 2) I used the gems from the kit to highlight the line under it and give it a bit more definition.

The pattern paper was from my stash that I have had for a few years so sorry I don't know the name of it. I misted it with Kaiser Mist from Kaiser Craft in Denim then in Kaiser White which I dabbed off or wiped off to lessen the colour of the denim.

In some parts of the layout you can see the vivid colour of the denim. This just gave it a washed out look and not to bright. I also did this technique with the title background to tie it in with the rest of the layout.



With the Memory Maze music chipboard I embossed it (Yes I know I am so predictable) with pewter (metalic finish) from Zing. Love how this turned out was going to use silver but think it would of been to blingy for this page. Though you can't really see it here as the picture is in black and white.

I used the gems to highlight some of the circles on the page giving it a bit more texture I guess you would call it. I am loving these kits as it is pushing me to try new things on my pages.

I have also usede to back the photo film strip from Kaisercraft off the Wall collecton cut in half to do the top and bottom of the picture.

Here you can see the gems and the metal finish of the musical notes.
I must say this layout caused me alot of frustration and anguish. I had something totally diffrent in mind and this was left for a few weeks. 5am seem to be my creative time as this is when I finished this layout, All  can say is that if it isn't working for you leave it come back and try again...and again and again.  Finally after taking a heap of photos and uploading them to the computer ...I decided to add in the gems on the circles. So that was an after thought and a good one I am happy to say!

And here is THE BOSS the finished layout, for you all. I hope you like it as much as I do.


Thank you!

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Coralee ~ August Kit ~ 12 x 12 Layout


Hello scrapbooking lovers! I am delighted to bring you my first Guest blog and share my creations with you. Today with the August kit I have created this gorgeous floral layout. The photo I used was from my last ever performance during my Diploma of Music. I decided to use florals as I always find them fun and I wanted to enhance the fun memory this photo brings.

To create the floral wreath and the butterflies I wanted to use one of the sheets of musical paper and base it around what I could create with this. I used the ink splatter technique (and used Dylusions Sprays instead of inkpads) to colour 1 of the musical papers and 2 plain white A5 pieces of cards stock. I also used some perfect pearls to give it all a nice sparkly sheen however this hasn't shown up in the photos.

This is what I ended up with when they were dry.


To get the lighter parts where natural gaps didn't occur I used a water dropper and dropped some water here and there. This then made the dylusions colours kind of seperate in certain areas and left a very pale pink underneath. I left these to dry overnight for good measure however I am sure they would have dried in 30-40 minutes. Another option is to use a heat gun to dry faster however if you have a lot of the product on the paper the air could move this around and change the design.

Then with these I punched out different sized flowers & some large butterflies. I punched the butterflies first as I wanted to ensure I got really nice colouring for them and used the excess paper once I had punched the amount of butterflies I wanted - for the flowers. 

Once I had these all punched out I started arranging the flowers into a circle onto a piece of paper that I thought worked well with my colour scheme - Kaszazz SB Paper Love Notes. I kept re-arranging these until I was happy with where they all were and then began to adhere them.


Next I placed the butterflies, adhering them and then I embellished with the rhinestone bling from the kit. Black for the middle of the butterflies and clear for the centre of the flowers.
I cropped my photo of any background that wasn't useful and made a white photomat to add some lightness to it since the photo was so dark and used the sparkly Music die cut exclusive to Design Team members and voila - fun layout complete!






Saturday, 5 August 2017

Lisa - August Kit - Music


Hello everyone!! - Welcome to my blog using the August Kit for Scrapping Fun Kits. I love the music theme. I have decided to do a traditional scrapbook page for this one with a Black & White colour scheme. I think you will find this page quite simple to recreate but still makes a good impact.


I had this gorgeous printed paper in my stash which I thought would add a feminine touch to the page and compliment the beautiful kit handmade flowers. I have torn the patterned paper and adhered it to cardstock to frame the page.


I have then embellished the patterned paper with the music note charms and the metal roses from the Kit using Tombow Multi glue. This gives a little musical bling to the flowery design, tying it in with the musical theme.


Along the Bottom of the photos, I have added a trimmed down musical ribbon from the Kit and adorned it with the Gorgeous Handmade flowers on each side. I have distressed the flowers just a little with some black ink. 


I added some washi tape ribbon type embellishment to the rosette handmade flower. This Rosette style flower (below) is a Design Team Bonus.


Across the top of the photo, I have used this gorgeous silver "Music" word art, which is another Design team Bonus) and the paper clip bow included in the Kit and the Kit Patterned 4x6 Paper behind the photos to add height to the smaller photo and make the design more symmetrical. 






Sunday, 30 July 2017

Farewell to Design Team Member Tracey

We are saying Farewell to Design Team Member Tracey, Tracey was one of our first team members and we are so grateful for her sharing her work with our community of fans and subscribers.

We wish Tracey all the best in her educational pursuits and look forward to seeing what she creates in her spare time.

Check out Tracey's work here.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Mixed Media canvas - July kit with Sarah Rosse

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with you today for my very first Scrapping Fun Kit layout. This Kit is just beautiful! I love the bling, the flowers, the snowflakes....everything! This project is a mixed media canvas, featuring a photo of my friends Stephanie whilst on holiday in January (isn't she so lucky!).

Lets get started with a brief run down on how I put this canvas piece together....the canvas board being used was a piece that I had done some acrylic pouring on. The colours of red, green and silver remind me of Christmas and went well with the theme of Christmas in July, though the kit is so versatile it can be used for any wintery kind of project! The canvas hadnt quite worked out as I had planned, but I dont like to waste anything, so put it aside to use on the right project.
I added some white gesso to the edges and to parts of the surface of the canvas. I also added some Colour Blast paste in Snow White to create some shine and sparkle. I added some stamping to the canvas in blues and browns to compliment the elements of the kit. Taking the photo, I layered it with some of the papers in the kit as well as the snowflake cut apart, as pictured below. I used a piece of the lace along the side of the photo.
Adhere the photo and mats to the canvas. I cut apart the snowflake die cut and layered this along the top left corner and right side of the photo. I added some more of the gorgeous embellishments - the wooden veneer tree, bling, snowflake sequins and that beautiful flower to the top right corner.
Here are some close up shots of the finished project;
I hope you enjoyed this project and will be sure to get creative with how you might use this July kit. Check out the fantastic array of talent from the design team members on the blog and be sure to subscribe at https://scrappingfunkits.blogspot.com.au/

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Lisa - July Kit - Tags

Hello again, there is so much in this months Scrapping Fun kit I even had enough to start on making some Christmas Tags. It's never too early... or is it?

The snowman post-it's are so cute, I wanted to use them all, I still have some left though which I have put away for later.  This is a quick overview and below you can have a closer look at each tag.











On this tag, I have used the Ribbon, Snowman, Twine and Snowflake sequins from the July Kit. I didn't leave much space for writing a name on it to attach to presents but as an after thought, I could probably add a small white tag to the bottom when the time comes.




















This one is quite simple and again using the Ribbon, Snowman, Snowflake Sequins & Twine from the Kit. I tore a piece of white card and distressed it with green ink
































This is probably my favourite one. I have used the Snowman, Twine and Snowman Washi Tape from the kit. The other items are from my stash. 

I have layered torn white cardstock at the bottom of the tag. It doesn't show in these photos very well but it has a great effect in real life. 

























This tag is for my Grandson, Joey. I have used the Tag, Red Ribbon & snowman from the Kit. The Snowman's Belly is a nice size to write a salutation or put a name



































This tag I have made using the cut-a-part from the Kit with a couple of embellishments and changing Winter to Christmas. 

The Snowman Washi tape and the snowflake sequins make a great addition to this generic tag that can be used to dress up anyone's Christmas Gift or hang it on your tree.


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Shay - Snow Ball -July 2017 Kit.


Shay here today with my layout from the July Kit, and I must say I am so in love with this kit! Soon as the kit arrived I knew I had to dig out my snow photos from a few years back ( yes I know I am behind and disorganised!) After hours of agonising over the 100’s of photo’s I took (yes I am constantly snapping) sharing memories with a girlfriend and son who was with us. I finally settled on a couple of pictures. 

I chose two pattern papers for this layout, which is a huge achievement for me I struggle to match papers, I used the two gorgeous snowflake papers from the kit and the blue as well. I love the papers so much I cut out the excess that you wouldn’t see and saved it for more layouts.
Snow flake embellishment with dimonte centre.
I was careful in choosing paper for this layout, I didn't want it to feel to wintery even though that was the aim of the layout. So I went with this lovley green and white background paper from We R Memory Keepers Love notes Paper pad. I raided my stash as well to find the butterfly and branch stem to add to the glasscine bag to hide the journalling a little bit more. The tag, butterfly, and branch and the word beautiful are all from the Wildfire Collection by Kaisercraft. I used "wink of stella" pen clear to add a bit of bling to the flower that come in the kit and the wording, the winter word come from my stash as well and was obtained off Ebay. 


I used the punch outs from the kit to decorate the page with snow flakes 

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Lisa - July Kit - A Lazy Day In

Hello again, this is my second layout using the Scrapping Fun Kit's July Kit. I love the winter themed embellishments but to be honest I was stuck with how to use them as I didn't think I had any photo's to match and I really like using photo's i already have. After a few hints from our fearless leader, Raelene... I got it :) and I love the result. I hope you do too.

To start with I chose some photos of us having "A Lazy Day In" back in July 1997 which matches with the winter theme.

You won't often see me in photo's from back in the day but here I am 20 Years ago now at the age of 24. WOW !! How time flies.

I wanted a way to show off all the beautiful patterned paper in the July Kit without hiding them behind photos, So I chose a Grid/Block style layout.

So first I laid out the papers in a grid formation and mounted them onto Dark Brown Card-stock and then again onto a caramel/latte coloured 12x12 Card-stock.

In this block I have put my journaling and decorated it with the gorgeous white fabric flower from the kit and trimmed the bottom with the kit ribbon and the other silver snowflake charm.

I matted the photos and placed them off centre on top of the grid with some of the word accents from the kit, which I have trimmed with some ink and mounted into foam tape to bring them off the page.

The I put the title to the right of the photos as shown in the top image using some alphas I got from Kmart.


In the bottom Grids I have used the cut aparts from the Kit. This first one "Today is a Hot Chocolate Kind of Day" fit perfectly and didn't need any extra embellishment. 

The next block was some gorgeous snowflake paper from the kit which I have embellished with more word accents, which I have trimmed again with Ink to lift them off the page.

Then to the far right I have used some paper I had in my stash and placed the Hot Cocoa, Cup and "Hug in a Cup" cut aparts from the kit on top.  I have also trimmed it along the bottom with the gorgeous vintage lace in the kit, which is difficult to see in this photo.

All coming together quite well in the end. And too think I had no idea when I started. See you all next month... Take Care. Lisa.