Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Hello everyone & welcome to the blog today.
Today I am sharing my last layout using the FUN
Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection.
But not only is it my last layout using this collection, it is also my last page as a designer for
All About Scrapbooks :( as I've made the very difficult decision to step down
from my position on the team.
Before I get onto the details of the layout, I'd like to say a few words :)
I have been on the AAS team since its inception in Dec 2013, and have to say that I have loved every minute of it & every collection that I have been lucky enough to create with. Vanessa is the best, and most easy going store owner to work for….she is SUPER generous, very easy going & such a pleasure to work with. This truly has been the best DT I have ever been on.
I’d like to thank you, Vanessa, from the bottom of my heart, for all that you’ve done for me over the past couple of years – including my time on the 2Crafty DT. I know I have disappointed you in my decision to step down, for which I am truly sorry, but I’m sure the 2 new DT members will do a fantastic job in creating for you & helping AAS to continually grow. I’d also like to thank Fiona for being a great design team buddy - always supportive of my work and we just worked together so well…..and most of all, I’d like to thank you both for the lovely friendship that we now share.
I will be taking an extended break from all scrapbooking for the next little while (not sure how long that might be), as I have had a HUGE couple of years with various scrapbooking commitments, and am feeling very weary, tired & worn out. I hope that after having a break away from it all, that I will be feeling refreshed & wanting to return to this craft that was once a big part of my life, so you may see me back around the traps at some point in the future - all going well.
Ok, time to get on with my last share....
I have created something very different to my normal style for this layout...I've gone for a bit of a pocket page style, without the actual pockets. I wanted to make use of as many of the fabulous element pieces from the different sized element papers, and the pocket page idea is what sprung to mind.
I've also included some of the chipboard frames as well & have created a border around the outside of the page using the Pop Fizz & Brown Wood/Grid papers
Here are a few close ups......
I have also added some of the Diecut pieces with foam tape for a bit of dimension - both the cute little bike on the left & the sunglasses & tiny flower on the right.....along with some of the Expression stickers & Self Adhesive Bradz.
I've inked the edges of all the "pocket" pieces with black ink.
I have backed the 2 small square chipboard frames with some plain coloured paper - from the reverse side of the "Hello" paper & then added some of the Photo stickers to the centre of them.
I've used a variety of sizes in the Element pieces,
including these small 2x2 pieces - Blue Skies & So Sunny
I used one of the larger frames to frame one of the photos.
Petaloo - Darjeeling Butterfly
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Good morning all & welcome to the blog today.
I am back with another layout created using Simple Stories - Summer Vibes.
I love the pastel colours in this collection...and all the fabulous patterned papers & matching embellishments, of which there are heaps!
"Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses"
I have used the grid side of the Teal Wood/Grid paper for the background & then layered a variety of papers up under the photo, including a couple of pieces from 3 of the Elements papers - 2 either side of the photo & one underneath.
I've created a cluster of Green Tara flowers, some of the flowers in the Bits & Pieces Diecut pack - up on foam tape, a couple of the Self Adhesive Bradz & a piece of the 2Crafty Interlocking Grid panel, that I've cut into 4 pieces, and used in various spots on the page.
There's also a variety of the Photo Stickers that I've placed on the photo.
I've used more of the Chipboard Frames as part of my layering - I love doing this :)
I've also cut more of the cute little camera's from the Selfie paper to use as an embellishment, which I have popped up on some foam tape for a bit of dimension on the page.
Here's 2 more pieces of the 2Crafty Interlocking Grid panel - simply painted in Gesso.
And one of the small square Chipboard Frames at the side of the photo - again, I cut it in half and the other piece is on the opposite side of the photo, just out of shot.
I used the one of the journaling cards from the 3x4 Elements paper as my title - it was perfect for the pic of our sandy toes at the beach a few Christmas' ago.
I added a strip cut from the Sun Kissed paper across the top of the page, along with another piece of the 2Crafty Interlocking Grid panel, one of the Bradz & a little border strip from the Diecut pack.
I've used a fair few of the clear Photo Stickers on my page - not just on the photo, but they are also good for adding on the plainer papers, as I've done above.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
My name is Tammy Klingner - my friends call me Tam,
and I live in the beautiful Clare Valley in South Australia.
Scrapping has been a part of my life for 11 years now - it is my 'me time' in this crazy life.
It slows me down and reminds me to appreciate the little things as there's so much
to be grateful for.
By far my biggest joy is being a mum to my 3 amazing kids (age 14, 12 and 11).
They provide me with so much inspiration and I can't wait to share it with you.
I'm thrilled to be a part of this team, thank-you Vanessa for having me!
Here is a link to my blog
Hi my name is Rachel Lowe and I live in beautiful Perth, WA.
I started scrapbooking in 2006 when my youngest was born. My background in
My scrapbooking style has evolved over the years and I love to try new techniques and design styles. I would describe myself as a contemporary/classical scrapper, I love clean lines, layers and negative space.
My inspiration always comes from my photo (I cannot scrap without a chosen photo!)
When I am not scrapping I am living a wonderfully chaotic life as a mum of four children.
My greatest achievement is my four children, what a ride it is being a parent! In regards
I love to travel, last year I took my daughter to Turkey, Paris and London (so many fab photos to scrap!) and next year my hubby and I will take a child free holiday to Italy.
Here is the link to my blog: