Friday, May 24, 2019

Those Eyes using My Minds Eye Happy Days by Kerryn Fry

Hello everyone!
Today I am sharing the 4th and final page created using 
My Minds Eye Happy Days
I have used almost every piece of this collection
and I just love the result against the black cardstock.
The photo is one of my Great-Nieces 
showing off her baby blues.

A different start for this page, Black cardstock is the star
and I love how the colours stand out even more.
I've layered the patterned papers under the photo
which has been matted with Black Cardstock for definition.
Most of the embellishments have been hand-cut from the remaining papers.


Glad Garden and Ice Cream Dreams papers provided the houses
and flowers to embellish the page.
I've used foam tape to lift these elements
and layer them across the page.
The word 'Hi' is from the Ephemera Pack
and have hand drawn a faux stitch line with a white pen.


The 2 Crafty Anthea's Butterflies have been covered
with Distress Paints first, then swiped with gold ink.
Once dry, I have sealed with Dimensional Magic for a gloss finish.


The 2 Crafty Addy's Butterflies were painted with
2 colours to coordinate with the papers
and then sat on top of the Anthea Butterflies as a second layer.


The 2 Crafty title Those Eyes was painted black 
and once dry, stamped with a script stamp and gold ink.
The title was also sealed with Dimensional Magic for a glossy finish.

Thanks for visiting the blog today.
I hope you have enjoyed this collection as much as I have.
Have a great weekend with plenty of crafting.
Please join us again on Monday for Fiona's next page
Products used:
Bazzill Raven Cardstock
My Minds Eye Happy Days - Free Range
My Minds Eye Happy Days - Glad Garden
My Minds Eye Happy Days - Good Vibration
My Minds Eye Happy Days - Ice Cream Dreams
My Minds Eye Happy Days - Cheery Disposition
My Minds Eye Happy Days Mixed Bag Ephemera
2 Crafty Title Those Eyes
2 Crafty Addy's Butterflies
2 Crafty Anthea's Butterflies
Dimensional Magic
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Summer, by Amanda Hartmann

Hi all,
As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, I love scrapbooking summer! And the new collection from Simple Stories: Sunshine & Blue Skies is perfect!
I started with the navy blue background paper in the range, and then layered a number of panels of paper down the page (see list below for papers used). I distressed the edges for some detail.

I also mounted the photo with the navy and coral paper from the range. The solid papers in this range are so good for backgrounds and photo mounts!

To finish the page, I went to town with stickers from the Sticker sheet. I also tried out the 49 and market Wishing bubbles for the first time too!

Check out these close ups!

The floral bunch sticker are awesome is this collection. I also added word sticker strips along the vertical panels.

I used a white paint pen to add a few journal details and for some little white dots to the page!

In the lower photo corner, I added more stickers in the cluster. Foam tape is very helpful for adding some dimension to stickers. I also added the wishing bubbles in each cluster.

The sticker sheet had the word "Summer" and it was the perfect title! 

 I really loved the word stickers and little tabs on the sticker sheet. Very nice way to finish a page.

Do you have some summer photos to scrap? You really need to get this collection!

Thanks for looking, 
Amanda
Products used:
Simple Stories - Sunshine & Blue Skies Paper - Navy/Emerald
Simple Stories - Sunshine & Blue Skies Paper - Get a Tan
Simple Stories - Sunshine & Blue Skies Paper - Let's Escape

Simple Stories - Sunshine & Blue Skies Paper - Sunkissed
Simple Stories - Sunshine & Blue Skies Paper - Coral/Yellow
Simple Stories - Sunshine & Blue Skies Combo Cardstock Stickers
49 & Market - Wishing Bubbles - Minty Breeze

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Good Vibes with Simple Stories Sunshine & Blue Skies by Fiona Johnstone

Hello

This week I have created a layout with the fun summer inspired range by Simple Stories -Sunshine & Blue Skies to create my layout:

Good Vibes
 For my base paper I have used Kaisercraft Paradise Found, I love the woodgrain papers for beachy pages. Then I have layered up my Simple Stories Sunshine and Blue Skies papers - I have gone for a haphazard pattern to create an interesting design, keeping everything including my photo a little off kilter. 
Cute little ephemera flowers and embellishments in the Simple Stories collection make the perfect additions to the page to keep the beach theme going. I have combined this with some word stickers from an older Simple Stories collection. 
Finally my title is created using the ready made words in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Happiness Die-cut titles. 

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Fiona
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Products Used:

Kaisercraft Paradise Found - Palm Trees
Simple Stories Sunshine & Blue Skies Paper - Paradise Found
Simple Stories Sunshine & Blue Skies Paper - Let's Escape
Simple Stories Sunshine & Blue Skies Bits & Pieces
Simple Stories Hello Summer stickers 4x6 Sheets
Cocoa Vanilla Happiness Die-Cut Titles

Friday, May 17, 2019

Living the Dream using Pinkfresh Studios Out and About by Kerryn Fry

Good morning all.
I'm back today with my first page using the collection,
Pinkfresh Studio Out and About.
A travel collection put to work on a sport page
and the colours were a great match.
I love it when the patterned papers can be adapted to suit a different purpose.
Mr almost 15, taking on the defense.

This page was started with a Kraft Cardstock base.
Then using a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil, 
I have created a background effect with two coordinating Distress Inks.
 The Bucket List paper was perfect to hand-cut 
some elements to embellish the page.
These elements have been lifted with foam tape to create layers acrossthe page.


Some of the other hand-cut elements are from 
Tickets and Explore papers
I've used them to build clusters around the photos
and add a journal spot for later.


I found an excellent quote from the very famous player, Pele,
it's been printed onto white cardstock and added to the page.
The quote pieces have been strategically placed for anonymity of the opposition.
I've used foam tape to add more dimension.


The 2 Crafty title Living the Dream says it all for this boy!
Simply painted with Black Soot Distress Paint and stuck down
  

A simple page today bursting with colour.
Thanks for dropping into the blog.
Enjoy your weekend, hopefully there will be some sunshine
and plenty of creating.
Please join us again on Monday for Fiona's next project.


Products Used:
Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
Pinkfresh Studio Out and About - Bucket List
Pinkfresh Studio Out and About - Explore
Pinkfresh Studio Out and About - New Places
Pinkfresh Studio Out and About - Traveler
Pinkfresh Studio Out and About - Tickets
Pinkfresh Studio Out and About Cardstock Stickers
2 Crafty title Living the Dream
Distress Ink
Distress Paint
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

"Pure joy", by Amanda H

Hi again AAS fans,
 
Last month, I shared a layout of my cute niece using this range of papers:
  Echo Park Hello Baby Girl. 
 I had so many lovely papers and stickers left, that I had to use them again. 
Especially when I found this old photo of Abby with the perfect colours!
 

I used a mix and match of the papers in the range, cutting and layering different panels in the different patterns. All papers and links in store are listed below. I used a distressing tool to add detail to the edges and a pretty scallop paper edger to punch a scalloped edge on the bottoms of the papers.

All this was layered together and then finished with the Element stickers and some 2 Crafty chipboard.


I used some 2 Crafty hearts, which I painted white and then heat embossed with fine white embossing powder. I combined these with stickers and some muslin fabric.


For the title, I used 2 Crafty word 'Pure Joy', which was also painted and embossed.
 It looks great on the muslin with that cute bunny sticker!


More stickers and hearts in the top left corner. You can also see a little splattering of white.
 I mixed some white gesso with water and splattered this with a fine paint brush.


This photo shows all the scalloped edge layers. 
Also includes a long checked sticker from the sticker sheet, and that cute deer!

I have really loved working with this range.

Thanks for looking,
Amanda


Products used:
Echo Park - Hello Baby Girl Paper - Baby Girl Words
Echo Park - Hello Baby Girl Paper - Girl Alphabet Blocks 
Echo Park - Hello Baby Girl Paper - Light Pink/Yellow
Echo Park - Hello Baby Girl Paper - Dark Pink/Light Blue
Echo Park - Hello Baby Girl Element Sticker
2 Crafty ATC Tiny Hearts & Stars
2 Crafty Pure joy
 
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Monday, May 13, 2019

Never Grow Up with Echo Park Lost In Neverland by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

A fun page today created with the new Echo Park Lost in Neverland collection. 
I do have the perfect photos for this collection, however the B-Sides would definitely 
suit any outdoorsy type photos such as camping with its colours. 

Never Grow Up

I love these Disneyland photos, we went up a side alley and there was Peter Pan, no lines! He loved Lilys hat but thought it needed a feather so went about finding a leaf to put in it!  So with this story in mind, I have created my page using the feather paper and then using complimentary greens to create my page.


This 2Crafty feather inked in red and given a little texture is the perfect piece to compliment  the story. I've added some texture with the 2Crafty panel pieces. 


My stash of older products I have sorted into colours, making it easy to find the perfect embellishment to compliment your layout - I've used the photo op sticker, some fancy pants shipping tags and a basic grey journaling sticker from this stash. 


I've finished up the page with these fun multi-coloured thickers and some enamel dots !

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week

Fiona
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Products Used:
Echo Park Lost In Neverland paper - 6x4 Journaling Cards
Echo Park Lost In Neverland paper - 3x4 Journaling Cards
Echo Park Lost In Neverland paper - Border Strips
Echo Park Lost In Neverland Enamel Dots
2Crafty Chipboard Soft Feather Set
2Crafty Chipboard Grid Bits
Kraft Cardstock
FP Shipping tags
American Crafts Thickers

Friday, May 10, 2019

Beyond Blessed
using Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse
by Kerryn Fry

Good morning all!
This week I have cracked open a new collection,
Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse.
I really loved the softer tones of this collection
and have found them perfect for my family themed photos.
This photo was taken about 4 years ago,
my amazing Dad and beautiful niece.
I changed the photo to B&W as there were too many bright colours.

The page started with a Kraft cardstock base.
I've added colour to the background with Distress Ink and a stencil,
then added some random stamping with black ink.


The photo has been matted with black cardstock
and given some dimension with foam tape.
I have added some paper layers
and loved the pop of the yellow striped paper, Welcome Home
Once all the paper were stuck down,
I have doodled a faux stitch border with a black pen.


The 2 Crafty Birds of Flight have been covered with Distress Paint.
Using Scattered Straw and Wild Honey, 
I started with the lighter of the two colours
and then used the darker colour to highlight the wings and tail feathers.


I have hand-cut some elements from the 2x2 Element sheet to embellish the page.
The title piece, journal spot and heart have been mounted on foam tape
to give the page more dimension.


The 2 Crafty Foliage 1 Set were covered with Peeled Paint Distress Paint.
Once dry, I have lightly touched with Shabby Shutters.
I have finished by adding a doodled border around the 3x4 card
to highlight the word 'Love'.


Thanks for visiting the AAS Blog today,
I hope you have been inspired by the page today.
Have a fabulous weekend and happy crafting,
please join us again on Monday for Fiona's next project.


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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

"Perfect" by Amanda H

Hi AAS fans!
 
Today's share is all about the florals! Using the My Minds Eye Splendor collection, I combined papers and stickers from the range to create this "perfect" page of my second daughter.
 

I started with a base paper: Beautiful for the background, as well as using a section of the pink side of the paper to mount the photo.

Next I layered a panel of the Remember paper; I love this text/typed patterned paper.

To finish the page, I layered flower stickers from the Accessory Stickers sheet, as well as some small pieces from my AAS stash.

I ran a piece of white lace across the page, as that matched my daughters dress so well!
Here you can see how I layered flower stickers with the lace, sequins and some Prima flowers.
For the title, I used the grey chipboard word from the More than Words collection by CVS. This pack also had some chipboard hearts so I added these to each cluster as well. I added a coat of Dimensional Magic to them all, for some extra shine!
I repeated more of the same elements in the top left corner of the photo...

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and on the end of the title. Perfect!
I love the patterned papers in this range, and I love how this page come together!
Thanks for looking,
Amanda



Products used:
 My Mind's Eye - Splendor Paper - Remember
 My Mind's Eye - Splendor Accessory Cardstock Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla - More Than Words Chipboard Titles
Prima Flowers from stash from Havana Collection
Dimensional Magic
 
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