Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Imagination" by Amanda

Hi AAS fans!

Today I am sharing a page of a school photo created with ModaScrap - Back to School collection. Combined with some fun stickers and this page was completed!


I used Papers 2 and 12 from the ModaScraps range to create this page. I combined these with some red, blue and black cardstock. I used these to mount multiple layers behind the photo.

Then I used some stickers to finish this page. The stickers were from these ranges:
For the title, I used a combination of stickers. I used "Play" and "Imagination" from the  Echo Park 'Imagine That' stickers and then finished the title with some Pinkfresh stickers.
In the top right corner, different stickers were combined. The shapes (plane, star, cloud and lightning) were from the Echo Park 'Imagine That' stickers set. A Pinkfresh Studio - Heart Puffy Stickers in blue also was added.
I used a number of word phrases "Lesson learned", "Choose your adventure" and "Make your mark" were taken from the Pinkfresh - Let Your Heart Decide Cardstock Stickers pack.
Amazing what a combination of cool school papers and some funky stickers can do!
Thanks for looking,
Amanda

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Dream Little One with Simple Stories Dream Big by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Back with another Simple Stories Dream Big layout to start the week. For this layout I had the idea to do a dream like page featuring the Dream Big chipboard shapes:

Dream Little One


The chipboard shapes determined my layout, but first I had to start with some patterned paper. The rainbows seemed perfect and I teamed it up with the more neutral pink check and added a few more pieces of patterned paper to my page. Also love a doily to create a soft effect on a layout. 


The close ups of the cute chipboard pieces - I softened them with some flowers, and a cute cloud behind the fairy. 


For my title I used the large DREAM letters and then some smaller alpha stickers by PinkFresh Studio - these are the perfect size for adding a subtitle to your layouts. 

Of course the giant unicorn is a big feature sitting over the title and dominating the lower section of the page. He is super cute!


Thanks for stopping by
Till next week 

Fiona
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Products Used:
Simple Stories Dream Big paper - 2x2 Elements
 Simple Stories Dream Big paper - Chase Rainbows
Simple Stories Dream Big paper - Be Younique
Simple Stories Dream Big paper - Magic Happens
Simple Stories Dream Big paper - So Adorable
Simple Stories Dream Big Chipboard Stickers 6x12
Pink Fresh Studio The Mix No 2 Puffy Alphas Blue
Green Tara Apple Blossoms Pink 
Cocoa Vanilla Studio More than Words Enamel Shapes
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Wild at Heart Flair Buttons
Doily
Cloud

Friday, September 14, 2018

My {Heart} belongs to Nanny using Echo Park Back to School by Kerryn Fry

Good morning All!
Today's project is the second page I have created using 
Echo Park Paper Back to School.
This week I've used this collection for the colours rather than the theme.
The photo is of my big sister and her youngest granddaughter.
The base is Kraft cardstock, but not much of it is visible.
I've used School House fun to cover most of the base,
the blue symbolizing the sky.
The 2 Crafty Sun has three parts, I've painted two parts with Distress Paint,
both Mustard Seed and Wild Honey
and covered the centre piece with patterned paper.
The clouds are wood veneer, painted white
and hand cut clouds from a 3x4 journal card.
The 2 Crafty Berry Branch has been painted with Mowed Lawn 
and Peeled Paint Distress Paint.
The berries have been covered with the White Sharpie Pen.
The 2 Crafty Fine Word Precious has also been painted with the White Sharpie Pen.
I've layered them with the Ephemera piece and foam tape.
The 2 Crafty title My {heart} belongs to Nanny was the perfect title.
It has been painted with Black Soot Distress Paint 
and the heart covered with Lucky Clover Distress Paint.
I have finished off the heart with a coat of Dimensional Magic.
The page has been finished off with splashes from the White Sharpie Pen.
 

That's all from me today.
Hopefully you have been inspired to do a little crafting this weekend.
Thanks for visiting, please check back on Monday 
for Fiona's next project.


Products Used:
Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
Bazzill Black Cardstock
Echo Park Paper Back to School - School House Fun
Echo Park Paper Back to School - School Stripes
Echo Park Paper Back to School - Chalkboard Cursive
Echo Park Paper Back to School - Backpacks
Echo Park Paper Back to School - 3x4 Journaling Card
Echo Park Paper Back to School Ephemera - Icons
2 Crafty title My {Heart}belongs to Nanny
2 Crafty - Berry Branch
2 Crafty - Fine Word Set 2
2 Crafty - Suns
Distress Paint
White Sharpie Pen
Dimensional Magic
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Brave, by Amanda H

Hello to our AAS fans!
 
I was away last weekend, scrapbooking with friends. I had some new photos of my girls, and I had the time and freedom to find the perfect papers and bits and pieces.
 
I used lots from my stash, but the winners on this page are the perfect patterned papers, that I chose for their design and colours.
 

The page started with a panel of "Lemon Lush" from the Pinkfresh Studio - Simple and Sweet collection. This piece of patterned paper has intricate fruit, berry and leaf designs and is black and white. I wanted to colour it to match the colours in my daughters t-shirt. So I used a red pen to colour the berries and some simple water colour paint to paint the flowers.

Once I had completed this panel, I was able to chose other papers to match.

For the background, I chose the perfect blue "No Limits" paper from the Simple Stories - L'il Dude collection. I layered this on white cardstock.

I also mounted the photo on white cardstock and more of the blue "No Limits" paper.

Here I combined some lovely word stickers with a few flowers, leaves and sparkles from my stash!



A simple page, but I was so happy that I could get the right colours to match my photo! Sometimes all you need is the perfect patterned paper!

Thanks for looking,
Amanda
 
Products used:
Pinkfresh - Simple & Sweet Paper - Lemon Lush 
Simple Stories - Lil' Dude Paper - No Limits
 
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Monday, September 10, 2018

Happy with CVS Bohemian Dream by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This week I am using up my stash by creating with an older collection which is still a firm favourite - Cocoa Vanilla Studios Bohemian Dream:

Happy

To start this layout I have created a background using my Dylusions Paints which have been watered down and applied with the plastic bag technique, a favourite technique for giving a light watercolour style background.  Then followed that up with a few sploshes of the remaining paint. 

Next I added some stamping with some Kaisercraft texture stamps in co-ordinating colours to create a subtle effect. 


Then I have layered up some of the pretty Bohmenian papers and added co-ordinating chipboard stickers  - which I have also used for my title. 

I've finished the page with some Green Tara flowers and a  CVS flair badge. 


Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Fiona
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Products Used:
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream paper - Abundant
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream paper - Dreamer
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream Chipboard Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream Flair Buttons
Green Tara Cherry Blossoms - White
Dylusions Paints - Laidback Lilac
Dylusions Paints - Rose Quartz
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Tiny Dot
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp -  Script
Cardstock White

Friday, September 7, 2018

One of a Kind using Echo Park Back to School by Kerryn Fry

Good morning everyone!
Today I am sharing my first page created with 
Echo Park Paper Co Back to School.
This collection has beautiful rich primary colours, my favourites
 and easy to use, flexible patterned papers.
The photo is Mr 14 acting goofy at this year's school sport carnival
Go Emerald!
 

There was no messy background this week,
I loved the wood panel on the reverse side of Pencil Pushers way too much.
And only a hint of kraft cardstock for this page,
I've used the chevron scraps from last week's border.
I have hand cut some larger chevrons from patterned paper as well.
The Ephemera Icon pack came in handy to add some clusters across the page.


The letters have been  hand cut from the Alphabet Scramble.
I used foam tape to lift the letters and other elements off the page.


The cluster at the very top has been hand cut from some of the embellishments
and the word 'school days' was cut from School House Fun.
I've used a white pen to add some faux stitching.


The 2 Crafty title 1 of a Kind was a large chipboard piece,
but I loved that I could use it to frame the photo.
The number has been covered with patterned paper and
outlined with a black pen.
The remainder of the title has been painted with Black Soot Distress Paint.
Once the paint had dried, I have outlined the letters with a white pen.
The quote was cut from an existing embellishment
and given dimension with foam tape.

A simple page, with colourful layers.
That's all from me.
Thanks for dropping by today and have a great weekend.
Please join us again on Monday for Fiona's next project.
Products used:
Echo Park Paper Co Back to School - Pencil Pushers
Echo Park Paper Co Back to School - Alphabet Scramble
 Echo Park Paper Co Back to School - School House Fun
Echo Park Paper Co Back to School - 3x4 Journaling Cards
Echo Park Paper Co Back to School - School Stripes
Echo Park Paper Co Back to School - Chalkboard Cursive
Echo Park Paper Co Back to School - Backpacks
Echo Park Paper Co Back to School Ephemera
2 Crafty title 1 of a Kind
Distress Paint
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Sweet, by Amanda

Hi everyone,

Sharing a sweet page today, with a lovely pink, blue and grey colour scheme.
 I used a mix of papers to do this page. Check out all the details and some close ups below.


The blue base paper is "Cobalt" from the Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy collection. I used this at the back and also to mount the photo.

The next paper layer is the lovely grey wood panelled "Board Walk" paper from the Kaisercraft Beach Shack collection.

On this piece of paper, I added some pink to the background, using Colour Blast Colour Paste in Blush through a script stencil. I also added a few splatters of Steel-  Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Spray.

The butterflies were hand cut from a piece of paper, also from the Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy collection.

For the title, I used a grey chipboard word, from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio, More than words pack. I gave it a coat of dimensional magic for a little extra shine.


I used some word stickers from the Cocoa Vanilla - More Than Words Accessory Stickers 6x12 pack, as well as some flowers and bits and pieces from my stash.

That's it! A sweet colour combo, for my sweet daughter!

Thanks for looking,
Amanda

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Fabulous with Simple Stories Dream Big by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

I have a fun page to share today created with Simple Stories Dream Big collection. This is lots of fun this collection - think Unicorns, Fairies, Mermaids - it's got them all!I had this fun selfie of me with the fabulous Unicorn balloon at my nieces birthday recently - it's just perfect for this range!

Fabulous

This Unicorn paper is just the cutest and made the perfect feature paper for my layout. I have added some fussy cut scallops in hot pink for a border and added a strip of yellow paper to add in a little more colour.  I've used a little pink paint watered down to give my stars some contrast on the white cardstock. 


The quote was too funny & perfect for the page!

Lots of cute embellishments from the chipboard elements for the dimension and to stand out on the busy paper. I've dug into my stash for a few other embellishments this week and finished my page off with this super cool acrylic word - fabulous indeed!


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Products Used:
Simple Stories Dream Big paper - Just Imagine
Simple Stories Dream Big paper - Chase Rainbows
Simple Stories Dream Big paper - Be Younique
Simple Stories Dream Big paper - 3x4 Elements
Simple Stories Dream Big Chipboard Stickers 6x12
CVS Make a Wish Bits & Pieces (Similar Bow)
Bella Blvd Acrylic Word - Fabulous
White Cardstock
Dylusions Paint - Rose Quartz
Doily
Acrylic Stars 
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Friday, August 31, 2018

Don't follow your dreams using Simple Stories Lil' Dude by Kerryn Fry

Good morning everyone.
Today I am back sharing my last page for August and 
it's another page created using the collection Simple Stories Lil' Dude.
Oh how I love this collection!!
The photos capture Mr 14 doing some extra work for soccer,
he just loves the game and works extremely hard.
 

I have kept the Kraft Cardstock totally clean this week,
no inks or paints to be seen.
Instead, I have used an old border punch and Lil' Dude - Boys Rule
to create a feature along the side of the page.
I wanted to use multiple photos this week,
so I've created different sections on the page to form a grid design.
In each section, I've created layers with foam tape and embellishments.


With a black gel pen, I have outlined different features across the page to make them pop.
The Bits & Pieces pack was fantastic to embellish the page and 
some elements were hand-cut from different patterned papers.


The black frame was hand-cut from the 4x4 Elements
and was the perfect size for the photo.
I love the word elements in the Bits & Pieces pack ,
they were the perfect addition to this page.

The 2 Crafty title Don't follow your Dreams, chase them was cut into 
two pieces to travel across the page.
It's been painted with Black Soot Distress Paint.
I have used two arrows for the 2 Crafty Mini Fast Forwards Arrow pack
to draw the eye to each part of the title.
The arrows have been painted with Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint 
and then been added to the arrows from the Bits & Pieces pack.
It helps that Mr 14 was wearing a bright orange top to coordinate with this collection.
And that's a wrap for today.
Thank you for visiting the blog today.
Hope you enjoy the upcoming weekend
and get a chance to create.
Please check back with us on Monday to see Fiona's next project.
Products Used:
Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
Simple Stories Lil' Dude - No Limits
Simple Stories Lil' Dude - Play Hard
Simple Stories Lil' Dude - 2x2 Elements
Simple Stories Lil' Dude - Little Man
Simple Stories Lil' Dude - Boys Rule
Simple Stories Lil' Dude - 4x6 Elements
Simple Stories Lil' Dude - 4x4 Elements
Simple Stories Lil' Dude - Bits & Pieces
2 Crafty title Don't follow your dreams, chase them
2 Crafty Mini Fast Forward Arrows
Distress Paint
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