23 January 2017

The earth laughs in flowers...

I've been going back and filling in some of the gaps in my albums... and I found a bunch of photographs that I took at Evans Head back in 2013.  I created a montage and decided to scrap them across a double page.  Click to enlarge:


Materials
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice - Garden Girl patterned paper
Martha Stewart Arch Lattice decorative edge punch
Heidi Swapp Glossy Flowers - Pink chipboard shapes
Flourish with a Bling Elise - Green flower
May Arts Leaves - Olive ribbon
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase Letters alphabet dies
Echo Park Kate - Lowercase alphabet dies
Tissue paper

I'm entering my page at Soul Scrappers, where a new monthly Escape to Nature challenge has begun. I used the challenge quote:  The earth laughs in flowers (Ralph Waldo Emerson).

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22 January 2017

Sunday scrapping

The Mystical Scrapbooks cybercrop has a challenge this month to scraplift a layout from their gallery. I knew straight away that I wanted to scraplift one of the creations of the dear, departed Debi Clark, and dedicate my layout to her.  This is the layout I chose:


And this is my scraplift:


Materials
Collage Press Grayson Hall - Postmark patterned paper
Collage Press Scrooge & Marley - 24th December patterned paper
Collage Press Sweet Shoppe patterned paper
Metal filigree butterfly
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint
Kaisercraft Mini Alpha - Latte letter stickers
Baker's twine
Buttons

My style is a bit more linear than Debi's, but I tried to use some smaller, random scraps and twine, and include some other "bits and bobs," as Debi used to say.

I'm sharing my layout at:
* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes. I used papers from three different Collage Press collections on this page... my January stash-busting is going well!
* Simon Says Monday - Chill Out.  Relaxing by the creek - can you see my feet in the water?

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21 January 2017

Saturday scrapping

Another pocket page:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Blue Oasis cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Little Star patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High flair button
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High stickers
Blue striped washi tape
Baker's twine

I'm entering this page at:
* Mystical Scrapbooks,  for the Summer Colours cyber crop challenge (red, white, dark blue, light blue)
* Word Art Wednesday, for Challenge Weeks 267-268

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And another page for the Woodford day trip album:


Materials
My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline - Dolled Up - Princess Lace patterned paper
Collage Press Grayson Hall - Postmark cardstock
Vintage book paper
Crochet lace
Metal filigree flowers
Metal filigree butterfly
Kaisercolour White acrylic paint
Kaisercolour Mocha acrylic paint
Basic Grey Micro Monograms - Pink alphabet stickers
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Want2Scrap Baby Bling - Pink pearls

I'm sharing this page at:
* Really Reasonable Ribbon ~ Red and/or Pink.  I used both colours, and I used crocheted lace.
* Simon Says Monday ~ Chill Out.  I love to relax with coffee!
* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Anything Goes

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20 January 2017

Celebrate

It's SO hot outside so I've got the air-con cranked up tonight, doing a spot of scrapping to finish off the week.  Here's my first layout of the evening:


Materials
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Yellow Wood/Grid patterned paper
Vintage book page
Becky Higgins Project Life - Girl Theme filler card
Prima Say it in Pearls - Slip Center Red flourish
Value Craft Metallic Gold alphabet stickers (I used the negatives)
Webster's Pages Make a Wish alphabet stickers

This page was inspired by the January challenge at More Than Words:


My layout features a photograph taken at my work Christmas party, where we celebrated the end of the year with champagne. For the 'bling' I've added a pearl flourish, and a metallic gold title.

I used a sketch from Mystical Scrapbooks to build my layout design, and I'm also joining in at Simon Says Monday for the Chill Out theme.  Chilling with champagne... cheers!

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19 January 2017

So many reasons

Super simple layout...


Materials
Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 - Garbo patterned paper
Pink Paislee Cottage Farms - Wheelbarrow patterned paper
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Unforgettable decorative tape
K&Company Wild Raspberry - Floral Accents paper flowers
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Silver gems
Martha Stewart Floral Lace decorative edge punch
Twill ribbon

I made my own title tag using a free cut file from Scrapbook and Cards Today.  I don't have a cutting machine, so I used the text and printed it onto photo paper, dressing it up with washi tape and ribbon.

I'm sharing my layout at:
* Fab 'n' Funky ~ Challenge #334 ~ Use ribbon
* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Anything goes
* Simon Says Wednesday ~ Anything but a card

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15 January 2017

Woodford day trip, continued

A page for the Woodford album, with the first of the Stony Creek photographs:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
Collage Press Grayson Hall - Postmark cardstock
Making Memories Black/White woven ribbon
White crocheted lace trim
Metal filigree flower
Kaisercolour Mocha acrylic paint
Buttons from my habby stash
Rose Moka Equinoxe - Red aphabet stickers

I took inspiration from the colours of the January moodboard at Scrap the Girls:


... and I'm sharing this layout at Ribbon Girl for the January Any image challenge.

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14 January 2017

Pocket scrapping catch-up

I finished a double page PL spread today, inspired by a cybercrop challenge at The Scrap Suite.  The criteria is to use stars, sequins and stamps {click to enlarge}:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page insert
Simple Stories Sna@p Studio - Snappy Days journal card
Gold sequins
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High cork stars
Pebbles alphabet roller stamp
Date stamp (from my stationary stash)
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes - Shine roller stamp
My Mind's Eye Collectable - Remarkable decorative tape
Font: KG Shake it Off Outline by Kimberly Geswain

Here's a close up shot

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And another double spread from the same daytrip {click to enlarge}:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page inserts
Simple Stories Sn@p Studio - Snappy Sayings filler card
Simple Stories Sn@p Studio - Snappy Days journal card
Creative Embellishments Seaweed chipboard

I'm entering this page at:
Mystical Scrapbooks ~ Use a quote as a title
* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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10 January 2017

Be happy - Be bright - Be you

This is the January quote challenge prompt at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia:


How I was inspired by the quote: I played around with some fun Kimberly Geswein Fonts to create my own tag. I added gold foil and ribbon, and featured the quote as my title. I am so in love with the shiny gold:



This is my layout:


Materials
Creative Imaginations Narratives - Melonberry patterned paper
Martha Stewart Floral Lace decorative edge punch
Gold gingham ribbon
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice cork hearts
Cocoa Vanilla Sugar & Spice wood veneers
Upcycled manilla folder
Thermoweb Decofoil - Gold transfer sheet
Fonts:  KG Lego House and KG Heart Doodles

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09 January 2017

Woodford Railway

This is the first page in my Woodford album:


Materials
Kraft cardstock
My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline - Dolled Up - Princess Lace patterned paper
Vintage book page
MFT Die-namics - Little Lowercase alphabet dies
Collage Press Sweet Shoppe patterned paper
Buttons from my habby stash
Metal filigree flowers
Pewter floral trim

I'm submitting my page at:
* Archi-Scraps ~ Use lace. I used beaded lace trim, and metal filigree flowers
* Really Reasonable Ribbon ~ Anything goes.  I have no idea where I got the lace trim from, but I thought it was perfect for this page.
* Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper ~ Anything goes. This is the first time I've entered this challenge.

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08 January 2017

Moonbi Lookout

Another double page pocket scrapping spread:


Materials
Simple Stories Sn@p! Insta-page inserts
Bazzill Basics Fourz - Blue Oasis cardstock
Simple Stories Sn@p! Studio - Snappy Days journal card
Date stamp
Funky Flair Studios Boy Map Marker flair button
Blue chevron washi tape
Font: Limetart

I've been finding it quick and easy to add a page title to my main photograph with Photoshop - saves a LOT of time and I get a custom title in whatever style or colour I like, not limited by what I have in my alphabet stash.

I'm sharing my layout at:
* Challenge YOUrself ~ Inspired by the lyrics of Louis Armstrong: Skies of blue, clouds of white...  I love exploring new places with my family; we truly live in a wonderful world!
* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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07 January 2017

Woodford

I've started working on another mini album - all these years of scrapbooking with hardly a mini in sight, and now I've got four in progress!  I'm hoping the smaller format will motivate me to get a few more photos and events scrapped this year.

The new album is about our day trip to the Woodford Railway, and this is my first completed page, (which I think will be page 3 in the album):



Materials
Kraft cardstock
Collage Press Grayson Hall - Postmark patterned paper
Heidi Swapp Cinnamon Dot ribbon
Creative Embellishments Together Frame Set chipboard frame
Vintage book page
Metal star washers (from the hardware store)
Free printable White Clockface from inmyownstyle.com

I'm joining in with these challenges:

* Creative Embellishments ~ The January challenge picture reminded me a bit of steampunk style... thus the layout theme with the steam train, and I also added the antique clock face, featuring the lovely Roman numerals.  The frame is from CE and I backed the stencilled cut-out with red cardstock to make it pop.
* Really Reasonable Ribbon ~ Anything Goes.  My stash busting in full swing - I used  the last of my Heidi Swapp 1/8" ribbon to trim the page.
* Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes.  'Together' ~ definitely an encouraging sentiment!

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06 January 2017

Woo hoo!

Another double for the J-girl's skydive album... and it's FINALLY done!  This has taken me so long to finish (the last time I worked on it was back in July 2016) because I am so easily distracted by other projects.  It's such a great feeling to have another finished album.  Click to enlarge:


Photo credit: Peter Brierley (GoPro 3, stillframe from video)

Materials
Bazzill Basics Kraft cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Journal Cards patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High - Little Man patterned paper
Cocoa Vanilla Flying High wood veneer stars
Baker's twine
Gold sequin stars
Portacraft Sticky Glitter foam stars

Thank you to 123 Challenge for the inspiration, and the motivation.  I've included all of the January challenge criteria in my layout:



Colour:  Lots of colour in this layout but I've used BLUE to draw the eye across the page.
Word:  The word PROUD is included in my journalling.
Technique: I've used lots of STARS - patterned paper, wood veneers, gold sequins and glitter foam. Stars are one of my favourite embellishments.

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05 January 2017

Lammermoor Beach

This layout was inspired by the January sketch challenge at A2Z Scraplets.  It's another page for my Rockhampton album:


Materials
Want2scrap Labels Eleven chipboard album (used as page template)
My Memories embossed patterned paper
Cosmo Cricket Social Club - Jazz patterned paper
Echo Park Kate - Lowercase alphabet dies
A2Z Scraplets Flourish 10 chipboard
Whispers Silver Pearl embossing powder
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Kaisercraft Bliss pearls
Baker's twine
Green Tara 2.5cm Petals - Batik Green paper flower
Kaisercraft 2cm Sky Blue paper flower

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04 January 2017

Girraween - Granite Arch

I created some more pages for my Girraween day trip album:


Materials
Becky Higgins Project Life - Jade Edition patterned paper
Washi tape - red chevron
October Afternoon  Mini Market - Gray & Cream alphabet stickers
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die
Twinings packaging

I'm submitting this one at Paper Sweeties for the January inspiration challenge:


I was immediately drawn to the coloured scarves! We don't have a 'real' winter where I live, but on this day it was particularly chilly and we captured a few rare 'rugged up for winter' photographs.  I copied the first photograph and cropped it tighter, then printed both versions and mounted them on facing pages.

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This is the next double page in the album - my husband gets around in t-shirts, even in winter!


Materials
Washi tape - red chevron
Kaisercraft Vines cutting die
Twinings packaging

I'm sharing this one at Dies R Us for the Anything Goes theme.  I used Kaisercraft cutting dies to cut the vines from tea packets.


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03 January 2017

Beachside

Another new year, and the middle of a hot summer... so this month's inspiration photo at Pixels and Paper is right on target!


For me, summer and the beach go hand in hand. I'm making a mini album about my recent trip to Rockhampton and this page features some photographs of the main beach at Yeppoon:



Materials
Want2Scrap Labels Eleven chipboard album (used as page template)
My Mind's Eye Dreamy - Daydream - Funky Flowers patterned paper
Pink Paislee Pop Fashion - Bell Bottoms patterned paper
Tissue paper
Echo Park Kate - Lowercase alphabet dies
Bazzill Basic Fourz - Vibrant Blue cardstock
Carl Mini Daisy punch
Portacraft red paper flower
Portacraft hot pink paper flower
Green Tara 2.5cm Petals - Pink paper flowers
Green Tara 2.5cm Petals - Hot Pink paper flower
Kaisercraft Bliss pearls
Washi tape

I'm sharing my page at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

4/1/2017 edit to add:  At Karen Letchworth's invitation (see comment below) I am also sharing my page at Word Art Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.  I haven't used the sentiment but I did make my own title, and my page was created in the spirit of the challenge:  Just let your heart guide you in making your art. 

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02 January 2017

Art

This year I intend to do some serious stash-busting, so I've prepped a bunch of older patterned papers with white gesso to have on hand for use as light-coloured bases to work on.  For this layout I didn't add anything else to the background because I like the washed-out effect:



My layout was inspired by the monochrome challenge at Off the Rails Scrapbooking.  I chose the light green palette and kept my design very simple to keep the focus on the photograph.

One piece of patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket Material Girl - Measuring Up), one photograph, and a tag that I made last year.   (Finally found a use for the tag!!)

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31 December 2016

Sparkle

I made this card for a friend:


Materials
Bazzill Basics Raven cardstock
Bazzill Basics Smoothies - Walnut Cream cardstock
Simple Stories Sn@p! - Snappy Sayings filler card
Prima Epiphany paper flower
My Mind's Eye Find Your Wings and Fly - Up and Away layered sticker

I'm sharing my card at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

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30 December 2016

Clean and simple

Moving forward with my Rockhampton album, with a clean and simple page:



Materials
Watercolour paper
My Memories embossed patterned paper
Crayola Dark Green watercolour pencil
Paperclips

I'm sharing my page at Simon Says Wednesday, for the Anything Goes theme.

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29 December 2016

Ghost shapes

A simple layout which I created with just one piece of patterned paper, and a few of the leftovers on my desk:



Materials
Heidi Swapp product packaging
Fancy Pants What a Wonderful Day - Astounding patterned paper
Green Tara 7cm Petals - Liquid paper flower
Trinket Track ribbon flowers
Kaisercraft 2cm Pink paper flowers
Bella! Bling gems

I'm sharing my layout at Simon Says Wednesday for the Anything Goes theme.

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25 December 2016

Secret Santa

Over at Pixels and Paper we had a Secret Santa event for the DT members.  This is what I received from my lovely Santa (aka Rebecca Daly):


I'm looking forward to trying out the Magenta Nuance powders!

Happy Christmas to all!