Monday, July 24, 2017

Happy Days with Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles

Hello everyone

Another layout created with the delightful Panda's & Popsicles collection by Bella Blvd. As my youngest is a little obsessed with Pandas this collection was a must have. It's so cute!

Happy Days

The bright colours on the panda sculpture with the traditional black and white inspired My choice of black cardstock as a background to highlight the bright colours in the paper collection. I've used a variety of paper layers with lots of fun bright colour!
Love the cute pandas in the embellishment pack, and some cute little journaling words. I've finished off the page with some assorted enamel dots which really pop off the black. 
Thanks for stopping by
Till next week

Products Used:
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles paper - Panda Life
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles paper - Picnic
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles paper - Oh Summer
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles paper - Popsicle Pandas
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles Puffy Stickers
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles Paper Pieces
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles Sticker Sheet

Friday, July 21, 2017

It's a Boy Thing using Carta Bella Toybox by Kerryn Fry

Hi Everyone
Welcome back to the blog on this chilly Friday morning.
Today I am featuring the awesome collection by Carta Bella 'Toybox'.
I loved creating with the colours in this collection.
My handsome boy folk are once again the stars of  my layout.

Back to my inked background for this page.
Starting with kraft cardstock as my base, I choose three colours from the papers
and three different stencils to start creating my background.
I then randomly placed patterns and colours around the planned paper area.
I used a white pen to doodle around the black letters.

The 2 Crafty title It'a Boy thing has been painted with Distress Paint
Bran Door, I've then added some doodling with a white pen.
The 2 Crafty View Finder has been covered with black ink
and then I have added some patterned paper to the back of it.
The little soldiers have been fussy cut from the 4x6 Journaling Cards.

I have used the 3x4 Journaling card for a journal spot, I have pooped it with some foam tape
and added some chevrons hand cut from the papers.

The patterned papers with fantastic and provided lots of opportunities to fussy cut
elements and add them to my page.
Plenty of foam tape to add lift and a little doodling with a black pen.
I've matted the photo with black cardstock to give it clear definition on top of the patterns.

That's all from me today, thank you for visiting the blog.
Have a lovely weekend and I hope you have been inspired.
Products Used:
Kraft Cradstock
Carta Bella Toybox - 3x4 Journaling Cards
Carta Bella Toybox - 4x6 Journaling Cards
Carta Bella Toybox - ABC Blocks
Carta Bella Toybox - Best Toy Fun
Carta Bella Toybox - Lazer Squirt Guns
Carta Bella Toybox - Toys Everywhere
2 Crafty title It's a Boy thing
2Crafty View Finder
Distress Inks
Distress Paints
Tim Holtz

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Enjoy today, by Amanda H

  Hello again,
Welcome to my Wednesday share day! Today I am sharing a page with a photo of my "girl squad" (aka scrappy girlfriends) using the Pebbles Girl Squad Collection.
Using a few main papers in the Pebbles Girl Squad range, I layered some for the background, using some white cardstock to break the mix of patterns. I ended up going with the black/white and teal combinations, with some peachy-pink highlights; this means I have some lovely pink papers saved for another page!
As a feature I cut the squares from the Pebbles - Girl Squad Paper - Hello Friend paper and arranged them around the photo.

For the title, I used 2Crafty chipboard Enjoy Today Mini Title (which I have embossed gold) and placed at the top corner of the photo.


Throughout the page, I used 2Crafty Heart Bubbles - such an awesome set of chipboard... I love the circle elements as it seems to match the circles of the bokeh photo effect in the photo.
I have inked each set of bubbles and given a coat of Dimensional magic, also adding some gold sequins.

 Also layered in the clusters are some stickers taken from the  Pebbles - Girl Squad Cardstock Stickers as well as some flowers from my stash.

Products used:

2Crafty Chipboard:


Thanks for looking today!


Monday, July 17, 2017

Hello Goofy with Doodlebug by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Back with another Disney share today, using a combination of papers in the 
Doodlebug range. 
Combining papers from different collections in the same range is a great way to
 start mixing and matching as they usually co-ordinate quite well with each other.
 I've used three paper collections for this layout - Dragon Tails, At the Zoo and Puppy Love.

Hello Goofy!

I've gotten out the Dylusions Paint for this page to add a pop of bright colour, love how bright and quick drying these paints are.
 Then I've taken the different paper ranges to incorporate the colours in Goofy
 and added several strips to my page, before adding my 3 photos. 
I've dug around to find some co-ordinating  embellishments, naturally this included 
some Disney themed from the Simple Stories Say Cheese ranges. 


Products Used:
Doodlebug Dragon Tails paper - 
Doodlebug Dragon Tails paper - 
Doodlebug At the Zoo paper - 
Doodlebug Puppy Love paper - 
CVS You Rock sticker
CVS Flair
Simple Stories You Are Here Self Adhesive Brads
Simple Stories Say Cheese Self Adhesive Brads
Simple Stories Say Cheese 3 Sticker Tablet

Friday, July 14, 2017

Crazy About You using Simple Stories Cabin Fever by Kerryn Fry

Hi there everyone.
I am back to share my next project using Simple Stories.
This week I'm using the fabulous collection Cabin Fever, it was perfect for the photos.
These photos were taken on our winter holiday last year, the boys being their usual silly selves.

I decided to take the fussy cutting to a different place on this page.
Having a series of photos of the boys that I wanted to use on this page, I got busy with my scissors 
and cut the boys out of each photo and layered them on foam tape across the page. 

The 2 Crafty Handrawn Stars were painted using Fossilized Amber Distress Paint, 
then sealed with Dimensional Magic and the stars were then backed with patterned paper 
to allow them to stand out of the dark background.

The 2 Crafty title Crazy About You was covered with Dina Wakely acrylic paint and 
then given a thick coat of Dimensional Magic.
I have used foam tape to lift the title of the page.
I added my journalling around the edge of the page 

More fussy cutting of the leaves and flowers from the patterned paper to add 
at the bottom of the page amongst the logs and 2 Crafty Grass Clumps.

The grass has been sponged with three different colours of Distress Paint 
and sealed with Dimensional Magic.

I had lots of fun creating this page, I love cutting people out for a different look on my layouts.
Hopefully you have found some inspiration in the process and 
the Simple Stories collection is amazing to use and super versatile for different pages.
Have a fabulous weekend!

Products Used:


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dream Big, by Amanda H

Hello again AAS fans!
Ready for a bright page?!! 
With the super cute and super bright papers from the Doodlebugs Fairytale Collection, 
 I had no other choice!
Starting with white cardstock as the base, I layered up a few panels of the papers in the range. I used machine stitching for some interest.

The awesome and cute photo of my daughters has also been matted with papers and cardstock and mounted on foam tape for some dimension.

For the title, I used the 2Crafty Dream Big Title. I painted this white, before giving a spray of Shimmery white and a coat of dimensional magic.

I also painted some Miniature Circle Frames for the page, to layer in some of the clusters.

The sticker words are from the CV - Make A Wish Accessory Stickers, such simple and pretty touches!

I ended up fussy cutting some of the rainbow and clouds from the Over the Rainbow paper in the range.

I hope my daughters always DREAM BIG!

Products used:
Doodlebug - Fairy Tale Paper - Princess Polka-Dots
Doodlebug - Fairy Tale Paper - Rainbow Love
Doodlebug - Fairy Tale Paper - Over the Rainbow
White 12 x 12
2Crafty chipboard:
Dream Big Title
Miniature Circle Frames
Dimensional Magic
CV - Make A Wish Accessory Stickers
Kaisercraft - Mini Paper Blooms - Sea Breeze
Bella Blvd - Puffy Hearts - Cotton Candy Mix
Bella Blvd - Puffy Hearts - Ice Mix
MME - Palm Beach Puffy Stickers
Thanks for looking today,

Monday, July 10, 2017

Happy Memories with Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Back today with another layout created with Bella Blvd Pandas and Popsicles collection. I've created a fun masculine page using pink! 

Happy Memories

For the background of this page I have used a combination of Colour Blast Shimmer Dust and Distress Ink Spray watered down.  I've chosen the colours based on my sons TShirt. 

After adding some paper layers from the BSides of the Pandas & Popsicles collection I've added some embellishments: CVS rubber charms, Pandas & Popsicles, assorted enamel dots and CVS Puffy Sticker.
I've finished off my page with the 2Crafty title Happy inked to match the rubber charms, then used some small October Afternoon mini market stickers.
Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Products Used:
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles Paper - Daily Details
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles Paper - Borders
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles Paper - Picnic
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles Paper - Oh Summer
CVS You Rock Rubber Charms
CVS Endless Summer Puffy Stickers 
2Crafty Chipboard title - Happy
OA Mini Market Stickers
Assorted Enamel Dots (here)
Colour Blast Shimmer Dust - Duke
Colour Blast Shimmer Dust -  Sunshine
Distress Stain Ink Spray - Picked Raspberry

Friday, July 7, 2017

Fun in the Sun with Simple Stories Summer Days by Kerryn Fry

Good morning everyone.
Today I am sharing a simple, clean layout created using Simple Stories Summer Days.
I love the bright mixture of colours in this collection, it just makes me smile.
I've chosen an older photo from Summer 2012, 
back when Mr 13 loved being crazy in front of the camera.

Very unusual for me, but I have left the Kraft background for this page.
Thought I would let the bright colours shine on the own.
The 2 Crafty Sun has been painted with Distress Paint and 
then the center has been given a little sparkle with Stickles.
I have hand cut the sunglasses from the Gotta Wear Shades paper.

I had loads of fun with the 2 Crafty title Fun in the Sun.
I have layered the Distress Paint colours from light to dark, picking up colours from the papers.
I've add glitter glue in similar colours to let the title sparkle and 
then added a final layer of Dimensional Magic.

I have added foam tape to a few pieces on the page.
The clouds have been fussy cut from Beat the Heat paper.
The pot plants have been fussy cut from the 3x4 Journaling Elements.

Thanks for dropping by the AAS blog today.
I hope you have been inspired!
Have a fabulous weekend and happy crafting.
Products Used:
Simple Stories Summer Days - 3x4 Journaling Elements
Simple Stories Summer Days - Beat the Heat
Simple Stories Summer Days - Gotta Wear Shades
Simple Stories Summer Days - Soak Up The Sun
Simple Stories Summer Days - Summer Snapshots
Simple Stories Summer Days - Stickers 4x6 sheets
2 Crafty title Fun in the Sun
2 Crafty Suns
Distress Paints
Dimensional Magic

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

"Echo Park Wedding Bliss" inspiration by Amanda H.

Hi AAS fans!
Do you ever fall in love with a paper collection and even though the theme might not be quite right, you get it anyway?! I love the colours in the new Echo Park Wedding Bliss Collection, and even though I didn't know what I was going to scrap with it, I decided to give it a try!
I ended up scrapbooking two pages, both showing what a beautiful and versatile collection it is. Firstly it inspired me to pull out an old wedding photo of David and I (we have been married over 20 years), and then also I was able to use the papers to scrapbook a baby photo.
Here are my pages!
Page 1: "Love"
I started with two main papers in the Echo Park range: Wedding Script and Darling Damask. (Note I did a bit of creative cutting of the back paper, so I could save to use on another page!).
Even though the Echo Park range has pink and grey tones, I decided to add gold. I made a subtle mixed media background using white texture paste through a stencil, and then spraying and splattering with gold bling spray.
Then I went to town layering up different elements to build the page.
Under the photo, as well as some more of the papers, and a doily, I also cut 2Crafty Leafy Rounds chipboard piece in half to layer at the back. I had inked it gold. I also used a 2 Crafty Delicate Swirl (inked black) across the page.
There are lots of amazing stickers on the EP - Wedding Bliss Element Sticker Sheet so I layered a variety of them around the page. It includes the black striped sticker which I ran horizontally across the page. The word stickers make up the title of the page.
The last products used in the clusters include: Kaisercraft Black blooms, Kaisercraft Cream Mini blooms (sprayed gold), Bella Blvd Puffy black hearts and gold sequins.

 In the end, I was pleased that I had bought these papers, to inspire this page of our special day!

Products used:
EP - Wedding Bliss Paper - Wedding Script
EP - Wedding Bliss Paper - Darling Damask
Mixed media:
Jo Sonya's Texture Paste
Colour Blast Shimmer Spray - Bling
Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Blossom
2Crafty chipboard:
Leafy Rounds
Photo Adornment - Delicate Swirls 
EP - Wedding Bliss Element Sticker Sheet
 Kaisercraft - Paper Blooms - Black
Kaisercraft - Mini Paper Blooms - Buttercream
Bella Blvd - Puffy Hearts - Oreo Black
Page 2: "Baby Girl"
Next is this page of my baby niece, Isla! Too much baby cuteness?! And the pink with the black and whites in this range was perfect for girls pages!
This page is all about the paper layers. I added in some black cardstock, but the rest are 3 different papers from the Echo Park Wedding Bliss Page. I particularly loved the soft pink paper in this range. I used a distress tool to roughen up the edges too, which always adds a little dimension.
On either side of the photo, I layered chipboard and stickers. Check out these close ups.
I used stickers from the EP - Wedding Bliss Element Sticker Sheet, and managed to find some florals little hearts, and generic-non-wedding stickers (eg. Picture Perfect), that suited this layout.
I also included 2Crafty Leafy Twig Branches inked black,  Kaisercraft - Mini Paper Blooms - Dusty Pink and some black sequins.
Lastly, for the title, I heat embossed the 2Crafty Baby Girl Title in a shiny black, layered on more stickers.

See...?! This range can work for more than just weddings!
Products used:
Raven 12 x 12
EP - Wedding Bliss Paper - Dearly Beloved Damask
EP - Wedding Bliss Paper - Darling Damask
 EP - Wedding Bliss Paper - Lt Pink/Pink Solid
2Crafty chipboard:
 Leafy Twig Branches
 Baby Girl Title (embossed with Colour Blast Embossing Powder in Dusty Charcoal)
EP - Wedding Bliss Element Sticker Sheet
 Kaisercraft - Mini Paper Blooms - Dusty Pink
Thanks for looking,