Thursday, 23 November 2017

Morgyn ~ Travellers Notebook ~ Best Buds


Hi Scrappers,
I'm sharing a little layout I created using the Spring kit from Scrapping Fun Kits

I took this photo of the boys on a recent trip to Toowoomba.  They both looked so cute on the big swing together and I just had to scrap it.  The spring kit was perfect kit to accompany this little picture.

I really wanted to use the floral stripped paper and found the pink polka dot paper matched wonderfully.  I edited my photo using the Rhonna Collages app to add a polaroid frame around it. 
I used some washi tape and word sticker across the top of the frame.

On the opposite page I added the date to the library tag and used some tiny word stickers to add the word Toowoomba.  I did my journalling on the flower paper then added a couple of stickers from my stash and washi from the kit to finish off the page.


Here is the completed page

Thanks for stopping by,
if you would like to check out my process video you can find it here.


Morgyn xx

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

'Stay Cool' with Sarah

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with the very cool November embellishment kit. Based on an Australia feel, this kit is once of my favs! I completed two layouts for you using this kit, and have heaps of content left over for other pages in my Documenting December album. These photos were from Christmas Eve at Lakes Entrance. We were away for Christmas and hit the beach nice and early in the day.

I love the patterned paper in this kit (I just adore circles, dots and spots!) and the cut aparts were great too - the 'stay cool' and green banner on the bottom left corner are always handy. The most favorite part of the kit however is the surfing santa ribbon - you'd have to agree it is just so cute! The silver charm prawn is also adorable and totally us! Let's take a closer look;
The chipboard from Memorymaze Lasercuts was custom designed for this kit - Christmas is all about family. I covered this piece with black ink and covered with clear embossing powder. I heated it and love the shiny, textured finish of the title.
I also completed a second layout for my album, also taken on Christmas Eve. This is of my youngest son looking out of the caravan window waiting for Santa to arrive. Whilst it was still early in the evening, he was eagerly awaiting for this special event.
The chipboard 'Christmas Eve' on this layout was again from Memorymaze Lasercuts and inked with Stampin Up's blue lagoon ink and clear embossed. Whilst you cannot see the true ink colour on the layout, this was picking up on the blues in the coloured paper photo mat.This chipboard is from the Scrapping Fun Kits Documenting December kit. The photo mat paper is from the November embellishment kit. Let's take a look at the other embellishments in this kit - the 'merry' flair and coloured candy cane buttons are just adorable.
All of the base pages for the layouts in my Documenting December album are from Close to my Heart. I hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to check out the November embellishment kit whilst stock lasts! Until next time....

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Morgyn ~ Making my Documenting December Notebook

Hi Scrappers, 

Hope you are all getting ready for the Christmas season, I know I am!!  December 1st just can't come quick enough, to put up the tree and decorations :)

Here is a little walk through of how I put together my Travellers Notebook style album.  If you would like to watch my more in depth process video on how I made this you can check it out here.



First off I cut down some 12x12 pieces of cardstock (all from different collections) to 6x12.  I used a bone folder to put a crease down the middle of each and arranged them together to form the book.


Next I put some clips on the edges of the book to keep it in place while I stitched it together.  First I marked in 1 inch spaces along the middle then pre punched the holes with a needle.  Then using some black cotton (doubled over) I stitched up the middle front and back to make it nice and strong.


Once it was all held together nicely I cut a 1/2 inch strip off the open side so my notebook will be 6x5.5 inches in size.  I made it as big as possible knowing I could cut it down further if i found it  was too large.


Adding the finishing touches;  I cut down this piece of patterned paper from an old Stampin' Up! collection and adhered it to the front cover.


I used some grey paint to paint my chipboard 'December 2017'.  Once that was dry I used some silver stickles to a bit of glitter. Sadly I was a little heavy handed and broke my wood piece - it glued back together just fine :)


Lastly I used a strip of washi tape to finish off the edge and glued my wood piece down and added one of the holly leaves to the top corner.  I might add a few more pieces as I complete my pages, but for now I am calling in done.


Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn xx

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Christmas with Zac the Elf - Project Life Spread by Lauren

Welcome back readers!

When I sat down to create again with the lovely Christmas inspired November Embellishment Kit I was inspired by the goodies and my choice of printed photos to make a project life layout.

I dug dig into my stash of different type of project life page protectors to get the 6 vertical 4x6 pockets page protector.

My son had chosen some of his favourite antics that Zac the elf had done last Christmas (2016), and these were the four photos I used.

I started by cutting two 4x6 cards out of the patterned paper, using the tree and the mistletoe pattern papers for those two cards. I then got started on individually embellishing each card/photo.



First Card - I used a cut-a-part label with the words Stay Cool, added a candy cane button and a label for journaling (label from stash)


Poor Zac the Elf!





























Second card - Filler Card.
Used the mistletoe patterned paper for the base, added the 3x4 filler card, the tree paperclip, a label from cut apart sheet, washi and stickers from the Aussie plant sticker sheet.

























Third Card - Back to a photo.
Kept it simple with the other half of the label from previous card, a strip of washi, one of the handmade flair, added a puffy heart (from my stash).

Cheeky Zac eating our lollies!!


























Another Filler Card - using the tree patterned paper as background, using a oval frame sticker to start. Added the beautiful handmade flower and layered some flower stickers behind that lovely 3D paper flower.
Used a cut-a-part word that I added a banner to and used pink sharpie to outline the word to make it stand out more, and added the rest of the title (handwritten).





















Zac hiding in the tree with a new Christmas video for us!.
Added washi to a piece of white cardstock so that can be placed on top of the photo (and not be totally transparent) - topped it with a beautiful handmade flair. To draw your eye to bottom of the photo added the lovely exclusive chipboard title - kept it natural to make it stand out on this photo.





















To round out the layout, I started with the word cut-a-part - added fish tail banner on each end of it. Layering it on the ornament patterned paper and attaching to bottom of the photo with tiny attacher. The candy cane button gave that embellishment cluster some more interest. Finishing the photo off with the corner sticker from Aussie flower sticker sheet.


Zac thought he would cook some smarties for us HAHAHAHA !!

















With Four embellished photos and two filler cards the project life spread was completed. Love the Aussie Christmas look of this layout.

Thank you for visiting, remember to check out the other blog posts and related videos of the design team. Get your hands on the kits to enjoy great embellishments that jazz up any scrapbooking creation you make.

Lauren





Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Travellers Notebook layout with Sarah

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with you with another Travellers Notebook layout. I must say I am just LOVING this style of memory keeping. I'm loving the smaller photos, the ease of printing them and loving the new Scrapping Fun Kits basic Travellers Notebook kit. If you havent seen this already, please check out the fantastic clip by Lauren on her Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHGOfjFJl9A

Here is what you will get in the kit;


For this layout, I used a photo of my husband and myself to celebrate our relationship and how we can go through 'any kind of weather' and still be strong. I was attracted to the 'weather' theme of the basics kit, though this layout just goes to show you dont have to go with the obvious intention of the kit contents. The YOU and Me was stamped from a stamp set I had in my stash.


I used the fantastic days of the week washi provided in the kit to highlight the vertical edges of the layout. The large ampersand is in the kit as well as the gorgeous cloud paper embellies. The stickers for the title are from the Design Team exclusive the kit and the small weather stamp from the basics kit was a nice finish to the layout, highlighting the title - 'any weather'.

As seen below, I layered some patterned paper with pocket cards on the left side, which using a tag that can be pulled out for my journalling. In this Travellers notebook style, I have vowed to include more of my own voice and journalling, though I still like to hide it a little, particularly if it is more private.


If you havent already, hurry to get your own Travellers Notebook basics kit - this is available until sold out. Thanks for joining me! Until next time...

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Lisa - November Kit - Aussie Christmas

Hello everyone. Are we looking forward to Christmas? Our Christmas celebrations are pretty laid back, usually, we go to Mum's but last year my grandmother passed away a few weeks before and so we just had a quiet one with direct family. The food spread is generally the same at mum's although on a much bigger scale and she cooks everything, whereas I store bought it all LOL...

This Scrapping Fun Embellishment kit was perfect for these photos, they are probably the most recent photos I have scrapped and I printed them all on my Canon Selphy. I love the quality of the prints. Again I have done a double layout, I don't think you can do a Christmas Day spread on anything less, can you?


For this Layout I used a sketch I found on Pinterest as inspiration. I have used the gorgeous Surfing Santa Ribbon from the Kit under the photos and trimmed it with the coloured metal baubles also in the Kit. I decided to do an Australian Flora inspired embellishment cluster, the flowers and leave are from my stash and I have used the Wattle/Gum Nut Flower stickers and the prawn charm (which matched the photo perfectly) from the November Kit. 


This is the First page - I decided to just use the title CHRISTMAS because even though it is an Aussie Christmas for us it's just Christmas 😀




On the Second page, I have also included an embellishment cluster using the gorgeous handmade flower from the Kit as the centre. With some gum leaves and red flowers from my stash, the rest of the Embellishments are from the Kit. I have coloured the Chipboard cut-out with Silver Stamp ink. First I painted it with Gesso and then dabbed the stamp ink on.



I have continued the Surfing Santa Riboon through to this page and put the Journalling underneath. I rarely handwrite journalling of this length but thought I would give it a go this time. I prefer cursive writing, but can't do it very well, LOL. Might have to teach myself one day.

Below is the full Double page spread. I hope you enjoyed my Aussie Christmas Layout using the November 2017 Scrapping Fun Embellishment Kit.



Monday, 13 November 2017

Spring Moodboard Challenge with Sarah

Hello crafty peeps, Sarah here with my very FIRST travellers notebook (TN) layout! Can you believe it! I am so late to the trend but could really see myself loving it. The size is so compact and easy to complete without much time at all. This layout was inspired by this months moodboard - the colours primarily attracted me. Love a bit of purple and yellow. This TN will be a focus on stories I want to tell about me and my time on the planet, so I thought this was a fitting first page. Let's take a look;
I completed this page using the Scrapping Fun Kits Design Team exclusive kit - there's such a great amount of papers and embellishments to complete many, many layouts. Lauren has a great unboxing clip on her you tube channel where you can see all of the kit contents and it will give you an idea about future kits and what you can expect to recieve.

Now there's a few things as a rookie TN scrapper when completing this layout that I'd like to share - even though you may already be across this - if using water and painty stuff, it's a good idea to gesso your page. I did not and ended up gluing the first page to the second to give it some extra srength once it was dry. The TN pages are uch thinner than what I am used to scrapbooking with. Second lesson - stamping on a TN with your MISTI isnt so easy with a little bound book...I will need to probably do this by hand only if I want to stamp directly on to the page. Oh well, all was okay in the end - lets take a look at how I created this page...
Using Brushos (powder based water colour), I added some Violet and Sunburst Yellow to the page and spritzed with water. Dry with a heat gun. I then found the embellishments I wanted to accompany my photo. This saying was one I had downloaded from the internet, saved and printed it at home on my printer. It defintely resonated with me and was ideal for a TN about me!
The circular journal spot in the kit was cut down to poke out behind the photo (this is a great way to maximise the embellishment and use the rest of the circle for another layout), the purple dotted paper, paper bracket and butterfly were also from the Design Team Exclusive kit.
Using my MISTI (most incredible stamping tool invented) I positioned my title and stamped down on to the TN directly. I used the Elle's Studio Title Builder stamp set (one of my favs!). This was a little tricky give the booklet and the position, but I managed to get it stamped - not prefect, but okay.
I then added some yellow enamel dots from my statsh. The yellow complimented the washi used on the top left of the photo - this washi is also from the kit! Thankyou for joining me and if you havent already, be sure to subscribe to the bi-monthly travellers notebook kits or the fantastic monthly embellishment kits at Scrapping Fun Kits! The Travellers Notebook basics kits are also available until sold out....get in quick!

Friday, 10 November 2017

Sweet Pink Travelers Notebook Layout


The bi-monthly Travelers Notebook is just full of beautiful amazing goodies to keep you going longer than two months!!

The first time I sat down to start using the kit I was inspired to make 11 layouts in my travelers notebook - filling it up. In fact the only reason I didn't make more was that I had to make another notebook and I wasn't in mood to change creativity path at that time hehe. 





This page started from wanting to use the pink "lacey" border sticker, I placed it on the left hand side and then looked through my pile of photos to find this perfect one.I stuck the photo down, slightly under the border sticker to make it feel like part of the layers rather than plonked on the page.
The next step was to choose one of the glorious patterned paper to cover the right hand side of the travelers notebook. I settled on this lovely pink patterned paper (they are all cut to the right size to cover a page in traditional travelers notebook).

Stepping back to look I knew I needed some embellishments to finish off the layout. I used one of these lovely instax inspired frame stickers - using it as a journaling spot. Finishing that cluster off with a flower and arrows - so that your eyes are drawn towards the journaling and the photo rather than off the page.


To balance the whole layout - I added a small cluster to the top of the photo, causing a diagonal design (which also draws eyes to the photo then across to journaling and back again.)

This cluster comprised of a strip of washi tape (as always there were perfect matching patterns to choose from in the kit), an one inch circle that says Right Now and a camera - that looks like wood veneer. Perfection!

Thanks for stopping by,
Lauren

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Lauren - Christmas Layout using November Embellishment Kit

Morning everyone, I enjoyed unboxing my November embellishment kit - all those unique Christmas goodies. I enjoyed it so much that I got straight onto creating a fun layout.

I grabbed a photo from Christmas 2016, where you can see that my children are looking at some Christmas lights around our neighbourhood. I chose that photo as I was inspired the patterned paper with the strings of Christmas lights.

I set about cutting out those string of lights, and they were easy placed on the top half of the layout like real Christmas lights on a house roof. I did cut down the cardstock and back it with light green cardstock to make a subtle border to draw the eye into the middle of the layout.




It then called for some basic layering behind the photo so that it could stand off the white background and be the centre of attention. I grabbed similar colours from a small coloured blank paper notebook that I have in my stash and loosely arranged them. I stapled them to make sure they didn't move before adhering to the page.

Then I got to dive into the smaller embellishment pieces in the kit, I was drawn to the bells - I thought they could be strung together on black thread to look like a 3D string of lights tying in the top half of the layout with the photo embellishment clusters.


Finishing the layout of with a cut-a-part word "sparkle", the beautiful lace Christmas tree, a flair and a candy cane button.

Looking at it at this stage I figured it was missing something, perhaps a title but I was unsure how that was  going to occur. Another look at the embellishment kit made me choose the small card that reads "its beginning to look like Christmas" (one of my favourite Christmas songs.) I added that to the bottom cluster and highlighted the title using pink sharpie to outline the letters.

thank you for checking out my layout, 
Lauren 

Monday, 6 November 2017

Thinking BIG for Kraft Plus Challenges by Sarah Rosse

I am pleased to be representing Scrapping Fun Kits as a sponsor of this months Kraft Plus Challenge. This months challenge, as pictured above is think BIG. For my layout I used a BIG tag and BIG letters for my title. Lets take a look at the layout below;
The background of this layout is a Kraft glittered cardstock, edged with blue paint to compliment the colours of the tag on it. Firstly, I took the large tag, 12x20cms and added various colours of Dylusions paints to it using my fingers.
I then added the layers behind the photo. I am working on a Family 2017 pocket page album and am using this 8.5x11 inch page for the April cover page. The photo is of my boys on a walk we did in a local park. I layered the photo, as seen below with patterned paper, punchinella and a dotted paper bag from my stash that I tore to add texture. I used some of the embellishments from D-lish Scraps (dude with attitude label) and wooden arrows to add to the tag.
I adhered the tag to the background page and added some BIG alphabet stickers I had in my stash from Creative Memories - so long ago. I outlined these with black ink and adhered them down. A simple but pretty layout with the Kraft glittered background showing through. Let's take a closer look;
I then added a few enamel dots in yelow to compliment the paint colours on the tag.
Why not give this challenge a go yourself for a chance to win one of Scrapping Fun's November kits! It's not one to be missed! Please be sure to check out the Kraft Plus challenge here and all of the gorgeous kits available from Scrapping Fun Kits here. Thanks for joining me....