Monday, November 30, 2015

Basic Grey - B Side Collection by Rachel Lowe - Happiness Is This:

This new B-Side collection was so much fun to play with. I love the vibrant pink, green,
 yellow colours with a touch of black! It is very on-trend and you can create many themes
 due to it's versatility. 
Here I went for a modern but fun look. Again because I used a
 smaller photo (you could use a 6x4 inch portrait photo) I framed it so it did not get
 lost amongst the die cuts. 

This collection has a pack of frames with various designs/colours. I added 2Crafty chipboard
 word title, arrow and mini hearts which I coloured with versa ink and a splash of colour
 shine to finish.

I hope this has inspired you to create your own 'B side' layout!

Basic Grey B Side - Element Sticker Sheet
Basic Grey B Side - Fold Over Photo Frames:
Basic Grey B Side - Groove Paper
Basic Grey B Side- Well Yes Paper
Basic Grey B Side - Die Cut Pieces
2Craft Chipboard - Happiness is this - mini title
2Crafty Chipboard - tiny hearts and stars
2Crafty Chipboard - doodled arrows

Friday, November 27, 2015

My Story continues....
by Tammy Klingner

Hi everyone

I'm back to share another layout from the awesome 'My Story' Range available at
All About Scrapbooks.
Last week I did a bright funky page about myself and my daughter, and I was really
 taken with the gold accents.

So this week I decided to do a monochromatic page, using black, white and pops of gold.

I smeared some gesso over the paper, and then some gold paint.
  I then gathered together scraps that happened to be sitting on my desk from other layouts,
  from both the My Story range and also the Basic Grey Barista Range.

 I also added a Simple Stories Frame - I am really loving the look of frames in the background of my layouts. 
 I like how it adds depth and layering without 'blocking' everything.
 I love mixing up first it can be a little scary, but starting with a monochromatic theme can really help at first, as you are really only searching for one colour to mix.

I added embellishments to the layers - lots of word stickers, which I'm also a little obsessed with.
 I cut a few arrows out of a 12x12 paper. 
The gold in this paper range is stunning.
 I love how it went so well with my bright, fresh layout from last week, but also feels
 so 'classy' added to black and white.

Of course a layout of mine at the moment wouldn't be complete without a few's a close up...
   Back again soon!
I am so LOVING playing with these amazing products!!
Products used:
My Minds Eye My Story Take Aim Specialty Paper
My Minds Eye My Story Heirloom Roses Paper
My Minds Eye My Story Celebrate Stickers
My Minds Eye My Story Everyday Stickers
My Minds Eye My Story Flairs
My Minds Eye My Story Heart Strings Paper
Basic Grey Barista Espresso Paper
Basic Grey Barista Cappuccino Paper
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Confetti Everyday Phrase Stickers
Simple Stories DIY Boutique Insta Frames
Silks Luminarte Acrylic Glaze - Golden Monarch
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Sequins
Ranger Craft Scraper

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Echo Park - The Wildlife "Happy Campers" by Fiona Johnstone

Hello all

This week I've got another layout to share using the Echo Park Wildlife collection. The gorgeous colours in this collection were well suited to my photo of the kids off on their Cubs camp this year. It did need a pop of yellow to match the uniforms of course, which I found in an old Kaisercraft range. 

I love this big chipboard circle, perfect for framing the photo. I have mainly contained all my papers to this circle to draw the eye in to the photo. The circle revolution piece itself has been inked lightly in brown, then I have randomly gone over sections a second time to give a heavier coat. 
My title Happy Campers, as well as some cute travel themed words I have stuck onto the circle revolution frame to keep the focus in the circle. 
I have finished the layout with some cute little stars to match the background constellation paper and some sequins for a little sparkle. 
Thanks for stopping by today
Till next week
Products Used:
Echo Park The Wildlife paper - Constellations
Echo Park The Wildlife paper - Wild Stripe
Echo Park The Wildlife paper - Forest Flora 
Kaisercraft Close-Up - Lens Paper
2Crafty Circle Revolution
2Crafty Chipboard Mini Travel Words 
Crate Poolside Thickers in Denim Foam
Simple Stories Snap Travel Stickers
OA Afternoon Sticker
Studio Calico Stars
Flair Button 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Bo Bunny - You're Invited Flower power by Rachel Lowe:

Happy Monday everyone Rachel here to share another layout created using the
 divine collection by Bo Bunny aptly named You're Invited.
 Although this is a collection that is all about celebrations and parties I wanted to show you how versatile it can be. I am a lover of dark florals and contrasts which is why I went with a stark white background. To add texture I created a butterfly background with a Silhouette digital cut file (you could hand punch the butterflies).  I then added a 2Crafty chipboard butterfly which I inked. I created a handmade a bow, foamed taped the floral bunch above the photo, added enamel dots and I also foamed taped the 'oh Happy Day' die cut.

This collection really is lovely and very versatile.
 Thanks for having a look and see you next Monday
Bo Bunny You're Invited - Soiree paper
Bo Bunny You're Invited - bash paper
Bo Bunny You're Invited - Noteworthy die cuts
Bo Bunny You're Invited - fun paper
Bazzill card stock - white 12x12
2crafty chipboard - mariannes butterflies
Enamel dots

Friday, November 20, 2015

My Story
by Tammy Klingner

Have you seen the gorgeous range 'My Story' by My Minds Eye?
 It is divine.  I am absolutely in love with it!! 
So in love that it sat on my desk for 2 weeks!! WHAT! I know crazy??
 But it's one of those ranges I love so much that I just want to look at it....cutting into it seems so wrong.....thank goodness this only lasted 2 weeks and then that itchy feeling took over, and, well, the cutting began!!

Here's a little pic, so you understand what I'm talking about!

Sorry it's so small - but if you head HERE you will find the entire range available at All About Scrapbooks.

Here's the first layout I came up with.....the colours are beautiful -
pinks, golds, yellows and blacks.
 I teamed them with a white background and I love the fresh modern feel it created.

And here's a closer look.

I created a watercolour background by using my Prima Watercolour Pencils.  I just use a small brush (nothing fancy), LOTS of water, and I brush it into the tip of the pencil and then apply to page. 
For this soft pink colour, I didn't brush for long on the pencil tip - as I didn't want a lot of depth.
It's important to note that before doing any of this, I apply a clear/transparent gesso to my page as this creates a barrier for the watercolour to sit onto.

I then added a few layers of some of the patterned papers - they are gorgeous!
 I cut a few random triangles as well, added some stickers, a flair, some twine, sequins and a chipboard 2 Crafty arrow (painted black). 
The pops of gold throughout this range are simply stunning.

I'll be back soon with another layout created from this paper range soon.

Thanks for stopping by.
Products used:
White Bazzill
My Minds Eye My Story Celebrate Stickers
My Minds Eye My Story Everyday Stickers
My Minds Eye My Story Flairs 
My Minds Eye My Story Grandma's Quilt Specialty Paper
My Minds Eye My Story Heart Strings Paper
My Minds Eye My Story Look at This Specialty Paper
My Minds Eye My Story Wildflower Bouquets Paper
Prima Watercolor Pencils
2 Crafty Assorted Arrows
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Confetti Everyday Phrase Stickers
Teresa Collins Life Emporium Vellum Stickers
Simple Stories So Fancy Photo Stickers
 The Twinery Charcoal Twine
  Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Sequins

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bo Bunny Sweet Life & Crate Journey "Dream" by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Back with another layout created using the gorgeous Bo Bunny Sweet Life collection. I have combined this with some papers from  Crate Paper Journey Collection, to create my layout:

Love this carefree photo of Lily taken down by the beach on a sunny but cool day. The pinks and blues in this range are gorgeous but I wanted to add a touch of the teal colour of Lily's jacket and the sandstone of the rock. Initially I was going to use the cork paper as the full background but decided to soften the page with a watercoloured background using my Dylusions inks.

The embellishment packet in the Bo Bunny Sweet Life collection contains a tonne of these beautiful butterflies which I have used to frame my photo. I've added this cute 2Crafty dream catcher which I have coloured with gelatos, then adorned with a couple of enamel dots. 

This cute quote is from Simple Stories Summer Vibes stickers. I've added another butterfly here and the tag with the title Dream already on it. I've finished the layout by adding a little more texture with the 2Crafty Hessian patches. Love these, so funky, I've just left them raw. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today,
till next week

Products Used:
Bo Bunny Sweet Life Papers -  Blessed
Bo Bunny Sweet Life Papers - Moments
Bo Bunny Sweet Life Noteworthy Die Cuts
Crate Paper Journey Papers - Quest
Crate Paper Journey Papers - Free Spirit
2Crafty Chipboard - Hessian Patches
2Crafty Chipboard - Dreamcatchers
Simple Stories Summer Vibes Photo Stickers
MAMBI Clear Stickers
Manor House Flower
October Afternoon Summertime Pop Drops
Simple Stories So Fancy Enamel Dots
Dylusions Ink Spray - Vibrant Turquoise
White Cardstock 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Get your B-Side on by Rachel Lowe:

Happy Monday everyone.
Today I am showing another layout created using B-Side by Basic Grey.
I just love this photo of my girl and immediately wanted to scrap it. 
I went fun and loud
 I used Geletos to create the pink and yellow water colour effect on
 the white Bazzill card stock. (you could use water colour paints to create the same effect). With placement,  colour choices and layering this layout
 really 'pops' and suites this photo of a teenager perfectly. 
The large black title finishes off this layout perfectly.
You really can create very different looks/styles with this collection.
 Happy creating!
Basic Grey B-Side - journal cards paper
Basic Grey B-Side - prom date paper
Basic Grey B-Side - die cut pieces
Basic Grey B-Side - element card stock sticker sheet
Crafts thickets - American Crafts black foam words
Bazzill Cardstock - white 12-x-12
Yellow enamel dots


Friday, November 13, 2015

Feeling Lucky by
Tammy Klingner

Hi Everyone.
Well it's Friday already, so it's my turn to share......
Today I have a bright layout I created using Bella Boulevard and Simple Stories DIY Boutique.  These two ranges blend together so easily!
I love the little frame embellishments you are seeing everywhere at the moment....there are many available in sticker form or die cut form. 
 I love using them in layers behind my photos.
 These ones from Simple Stories really appealed due to the colours and words on them! 
I know they will go with so many different ranges.
As the background paper I chose was really busy, I toned it down a little with gesso, and then stamped with a triangle stamp, to tie in with the triangle paper.  I added the frames, a few painted chipboard stars and a few pops of embellishements.
I loved creating his page and can't wait to do a few more with my leftover bits and pieces
 from these ranges.
Hope you get to play too.
Bye for now.
Products used:
Bella Boulevard Ice Sprinkles Paper
Simple Stories DIY Boutique Insta Frames
Simple Stories DIY Boutique Stickers
Bella Boulevard Just Add Color Treasures and Text Stickers
Bella Boulevard Just Add Color Little Bits - Bell Pepper
American Crafts Amy Tan Black Thickers
The Twinery Charcoal Twine
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Tiny Triangles
2 Crafty Chipboard Stars
2 Crafty Tiny Hearts and Stars Chipboard
Dylusions Paint Black Marble

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Bo Bunny Sweet Life "This is the Good Life" by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Happy Hump Day! Today I am sharing a layout created using Bo Bunny's Sweet Life collection. This collection came out earlier in the year and I loved it and finally got around to having a play and creating a couple of pages. 

These photos were taken on a recent trip away, we were waiting for someone and the kids were just hamming it up and having some fun, killing time. As you can see their clothes are rather busy with colour, but this range has so many colours in the collection it is easy to mix and match!!
The background paper I have chosen is already patterned but I have added a little extra gesso and a little extra stamping. I've used a mix of the patterned papers and embellishments from this collection to bring in a bit of all those colours! 
Some close-ups:

The paper embellishments are Bo Bunny Die-cuts. I have added in a few favourites - some wood veneer, a flutterby designs flair and enamel dots. 
My title "This is the Good Life"  is a  2Crafty Chipboard piece, that I have gone over in gelatos. I've used a mix of two pink colours and blended them in over the chipboard.
The two quotes are Kaisercraft Clear Stickers and perfectly suit this photo series. Not the main part of our day, but definitely a memorable moment. 
Thanks for stopping by
Till next week

Products Used:
Bo Bunny Sweet Life Paper - Blessed 
Bo Bunny Sweet Life Paper - Wish
Bo Bunny Sweet Life Paper - Spring
Bo Bunny Sweet Life Paper - Sweet Life
Bo Bunny Sweet Life Noteworthy DieCuts
2Crafty Chipboard - This is the Good Life
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Wood Veneer
October Afternoon Summertime Pop Drops
Flutterby Designs Flair 
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Dictionary 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Bo Bunny - You're Invited by Rachel Lowe:

Happy Monday everyone Rachel here again.
Ok hands up who finds birthday photos hard to scrap? My hand is up! I always find birthday photos difficult to take and they end up just capturing the chaos of the day.  I now have a very organised way to ensure I have one photo I can scrap each year. One child, one card with the age on it and some good light!
 This collection is just lovely with its pastel colours, ombre papers and a hint of black to keep it modern. Birthdays are candles,  balloons, cakes and pretty packages of course!
I foam taped the die cut balloons (also adding twine) which creates the illusion they are floating. I added some enamel dots to add texture to dot paper. I also foam taped my photo.
It really is a wonderful way to watch your children grow taking the 'same' photo each year. I also do this for the first day of each school year.
Here is another layout using the same collection.
 This layout is soft and I adore the pastel hues and florals.
 I have used a digital cut file from Silhouette to create the XOXO background and then used papers randomly to create interest. This layout would work without it and instead you could cut two floral strips at 1 inch each and attach to the top and bottom of white bazzill.  I have fussy cut several flower bunches from the floral paper. I have randomly added enamel dots to flowers and as I always do I have foam taped elements such as my photo, flowers and chipboard to add extra visual interest.
So even though this collection is about celebrating it doesn't have to be just about parties it can be any event in your life you want to celebrate.
Happy scrapping your own special celebration!
Bo Bunny You're Invited - Jubilee paper
Bo Bunny You're Invited - Fun paper
Bo Bunny You're Invited - Bash paper
Bo Bunny You're Invited - Hoopla paper
Bo Bunny You're Invited - Soiree paper
Bo Bunny You're Invited - Combo sticker sheet
American Crafts Thickers black foam
Bo Bunny You're Invited - noteworthy die cuts
Bo Bunny You're Invited - Chipboard accents
Bazzill card stock - white 12x12
Yellow, pink and white enamel dots

Friday, November 6, 2015

More Hello Lovely
by Tammy Klingner

Happy FriYay everyone!
I'm back with another of my designs using the Hello Lovely  range from Cocoa Vanilla Studios.
I really love this collection.
 And guess what else?  It's Aussie!! How cool is that!

You may have worked out by now that I'm drawn to black and white on my layouts.  
I find they make a great base to your layout. 
I'm also very drawn to words, especially hand-scripted ones, so the ephemera in this range is right up my alley!

For this range I added turquoise, grey and woodgrain to the black and white palette. 
I started by smearing some gesso using a very cool circle stencil.

Once this dried I added a few strips of patterned paper, some stickers,
die cuts, and wood veneer. 
This range truly has everything. 
 I was really drawn to the butterflies in the die cut pack, and so I
punched a few extra out from leftover paper. 

I added some 2 Crafty chipboard, and some sequins to finish off the page. 
I really love the colour palette,
and this could easily be used to create boyish pages too.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy scrapping!

Products used:


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Echo Park The Wild Life "Dude" by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Today I am sharing a layout I have created using the awesome, outdoorsy collection, The Wild Life by Echo Park. A recent photo of my son, who clearly didn't want his photo taken at the time.

I've created a lightly masked background using a 12 x 12 crafters workshop template and a distress ink in a similarly toned colour for a subtle background. I love the fresh green and oranges in these papers and extended it to my embellishments. The papers I have torn and layered and inserted some sheer fabric between the layers for added depth.
These gorgeous 2Crafty pieces are Heidi's Vines. I have inked them in a combination of brown , green and orange inks to represent the pattern on one of the paper sheets. I have used these in opposite corners with a bunch of paper leaves to create added layers. 
To complete my layout I have used a variety of green, brown and orange embellishments from my stash. 

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Products Used:
Echo Park The Wild Life - Forest Flora paper 
Echo Park The Wild Life -  Wild Constellations paper 
Simple Stories Summer Vibes - Brown Wood/Grid paper
2Crafty - Heidi's Vines
Manor House leaves
Kaisercraft Scrap Yard Collectibles
October Afternoon Travel Girl Ephemera
The Crafters Workshop template - Aspen Trees
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Brown
Flutterby Designs Flair
Glitz Designs 
Prima Wood Icons 
American Crafts Thickers
MME Market Street Enamel Dots
Arrow paperclip
sheer fabric

Monday, November 2, 2015

B-Side - Basic Grey by Rachel Lowe

Welcome to the beginning of another week.
This is the first layout I created using B-Side by Basic Grey and I just love it!
The colour scheme of this collection is so on trend right now.
The paper designs are modern and fun.
I think the 'star' of this layout is the Gigi's chipboard flowers by 2Crafty, although the
 layout is vibrant in colour the inked flowers give it a classic feel. Versa ink the base of the chipboard flower in a darker shade of whatever colour you choose to use and then a lighter colour on actual flower to give light and shade contrast.
 I inked the leaf flourishes also by 2Crafty and foam taped the flowers to create a 3D effect.
 Just so pretty!
Don't be afraid to use bold colour combinations they can really make your photo pop.
You can easily scrap lift this layout to have your own B-Side.
Happy scrapping x
Basic Grey B-Side - ransom note paper
Basic Grey B-Side - hey there paper
Basic Grey B-Side - journal-cards
Basic Grey B-Side - groove paper
Basic Grey B-Side - die cut pieces
Basic Grey B-Side - fold over photo frames
2Crafty chipboard-gigis flowers
2Crafty Chipboard - leafy rounds