Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Awesome by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This week I'm sharing with you all a page created using Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley and some Echo Park Petticoats and Pinstripes. These couple of papers from this range, tied in nicely together to create my layout:


I've used the reverse side of the Echo Park paper to cut out these bingo cards, which I have tucked under different layers before adding some embellishments from the Pea Pod Parts and the cardstock stickers. 

My title comes from the Soup Labels Stickers, these are always great value, with fab colours! And how cute are these little Wooden Dots? So fun and they add the perfect finishing touch. 

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week 



Products Used:

Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley paper - Oysters
Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley paper - Morels
Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes paper Boy Bingo Cards
Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley Labels Stickers
Jillibean Soup Mushroom Medley Wooden Dots

Monday, June 27, 2016

Shimelle Star Shine - Never Let Go of your Dreams Layout by Rachel Lowe:

Happy Monday everyone.
I am a huge fan of Shimelle and this new collection StarShine is no exception.
This photo if my oldest son has been sitting in my photo box waiting for the right
 collection as I did not want to covert it to black and white as it would lose the features
 of his stunning blue eyes and blonde hair. 
Finally the right collection!
The stunning background paper I used is from the paper pack (it is called Curiosity).  I
 don't often centre my photos but with this background paper I did not want to lose the
 visual impact so I worked from the centre outwards.
I cut it down to 11 1/2 inches and attached to cream card stock. I then sewed around to create another layer to create a border (I have sewn in a messy fashion which I think suites this layout).
I have foam taped my photo to create a 3D effect and so I could add chipboard and 
die cuts under my photo.

 I have sewn on my paper layers and also tucked my chipboard globe ('never let go of your
dreams' is a die cut attached onto the globe chipboard) under the photo. I have added
acrylic stars and chipboard  stars to accentuate the solar system background.

 I have focused my layers and embellishments in the middle of the page to ensure the
 background solar system pattern remains a focus.

To finish I added the acetate word imagine ad the chipboard arrow at the bottom of the page.

Thank you for stopping by today. 
Have a fantastic week.

Shimelle Starshine 12x12 paper pad (Curiosity Paper)
Shimelle starshine -acrylic- shapes
Shimelle Starshine paper - galileo
Shimelle Starshine Chipboard Stickers
Shimelle Starshine - flair buttons
Shimelle Starshine - ephemera die cuts
Cream Cardstock


Friday, June 24, 2016

Go on Adventures
by Tammy Klingner

Happy Friday everyone!!
Here to share what I've been working on lately.
This time I got to play with some of Cocoa Vanilla's Colour Me Happy Range.
I love this company. I love that they are Australian.
 I love their products, and this new range is just gorgeous! 
This range has neutral papers, which is awesome as it allows you to add your own colour, whether that be with paint, spritz, pens, crayons or pencils.
I immediately grabbed the gorgeous leaf paper, and of course - green!
I used spritz, and then began my layering.
I noticed the reverse of the paper was green - Perfect!
So I trimmed it down a little, allowing me to use the green reverse strips in my layering.  
I also tore the edges of the paper, to allow some of the green to show around the edges.
As the layout has an 'outdoor/nature' theme, I also selected some leafy chipboard from
 2 Crafty, and a few flowers to complement this.
The three large flowers were all originally white, I spritzed one with the background spritz,
 just to make it match perfectly!
The embellishments from this Colour Me Happy range are awesome. 
I used quite a few - doilies, a flair, words, journal spots.
I can't wait to use them in my Project Life. 
Products used:
Black Bazzill
Kraft paper
White Bazzill
Dylusions Ink Spray - Fresh Lime
2 Crafty Mini Branches Chipboard
Cocoa Vanilla Colour Me Happy Leaf Litter Paper
Cocoa Vanilla Colour Me Happy Snip Its
Cocoa Vanilla Colour Me Happy Flair
Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome Alpha Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Colour Me Happy White Doily
American Crafts Shimelle Starshine Orion Paper
My Minds Eye My Story Heirloom Roses Paper

Kaisercraft Paper Blooms - Coconut
Kaisercraft Mini Paper Blooms - Honey
The Twinery Twine - Charcoal

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pink Paislee Fancy Free - Love You by Fiona Johnstone


Another layout created using Pink Paislee Fancy Free - love this gorgeous collection. I've created a soft, girly page this week titled:

Love You

My design for this week was inspired by the patterned paper #5 with it's diagonal stripes. I've cut triangles from two of the corners that run in line with the stripes and broken it up with some plain white cardstock to which I have added a very small amount of pale blue splatters using watered down gelato colours. 

Then I have layered up some of the other patterned papers & paper doilies  before embellishing my layout. 

I've fussy cut a flower and leaves from paper #7 and added it under my paper layers before topping it with a flair button. My title comes from the Pink Paislee Fancy Free Ephemera pack as does my journaling tag pictured below

I'll finish with a close-up of all the embellishments:

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week
Products Used:
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paper #1
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paper #5
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paper #7
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paper #9
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paper #11
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Ephemera
Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Life is Beautiful Flair
White Cardstock
Asstd Enamel Dots
Paper Doilies

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jillibean Soup - Mushroom Medley cards and gift tags:

My left overs from my design team kit, Mushroom Medley were too lovely to throw
 away so today I have some cards and gift tags I created.

I love the mini placemats Jellybean Soup produce but I could not incorporate them into my layout designs.

I love creating gift tags and knew the mini placements would be perfect to make into gifts tags. I simply attached them to 3x4 ice paper pieces left over from my kit and then decorated with die cuts from this collection. I added foam tape on some of the die cuts to create a 3D effect.

 I finished them off with white cord. So you can write your personal message on the back I cut another 3x4 inch white paper piece and attached.

Finally I made a card and gift card, again using the last of my paper pieces and finishing off with the remainder of the die cuts and sentiments. Again I have foam taped some of the elements and to finish of I have added some some sewing to add texture and interest.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to use up your left overs,
 nothing beats a handmade card or gift tag in my books.
See you next week.
Mushroom Medley - Mini Placemats
Mushroom Medley Yardstick Stickers 6-x12
Mushroom Medley Paper - bite size bits
Mushroom Medley Paper - chanterelles
Mushroom Medley Paper - morels
Mushroom Medley Paper - oysters
Mushroom Medley Paper - shiitake
Mushroom Medley - pea pod parts

Monday, June 20, 2016

Un-Bee-Lievably Cute layout by Rachel Lowe.

Hello Rachel here again!

I hope you have all had a wonderful week end.

Well this week I have created a very different layout using this collection(Mushroom Medley
 from Jillibean Soup). I love collections that allow you to be versatile and this certainly does
 as you will see over the next few weeks.

This photo is of son number two and three, hard to believe they were ever that little as
 they now tower over me as young teens.

The die cut sheet is full of the cutest animals such as foxes, racoons, hedgehogs and bumble bees.
 All which suites layouts of little ones.

I have created a 'sky' with the paper and adding the die cut sun and clouds.  I have sewn on the yellow paper piece and foam taped the clods and finished the sun off with an enamel dot.

As I often do I have sewn on this layout to add texture and visual interest. I foam taped the super cute hedgehogs and heart die cut.

I have used the journal card to create my title and foam taped the bumble bees and toadstool.

I love how you can create such vastly different layouts from the same collection!
Previous layout...

and this weeks layout. 
So very different!
Thank you for taking the time to have a look today.
Have a safe and warm week.
Mushroom Medley Paper -bite size bits
Mushroom Medley Paper - chanterelles
Mushroom Medley Paper - trompettes de mort
Mushroom Medley Paper - shitake
Mushroom Medley - die cut sheet
White Cardstock
WRMK Enamel Shapes

Friday, June 17, 2016

Note to Self
by Tammy Klingner

Well I'm back to share another Friday Inspiration!
This one was a quick one, and was totally inspired by one of the Project Life Cards in the Kaisercraft Finder's Keepers Treasure Chest.  I love how this kit contains PL Cards, and co-ordinating die cuts!
I love the colours in this collection, and I love the script font words.
As soon as I saw this quote 'Worry less, live more" I knew it had to be a title on a layout.
A note/reminder to myself.
A mantra to live by.
So I cut it out.
I added some gesso, and a few splashes of spritz to a gorgeous woodgrain Paper,
I then layered up some doilies, some strips of paper, and a few embellies from the range.
I finished off the layout by using some 2Crafty Chipboard.
I decided to leave it 'a la natural' to suit the colours in my layout.
I really love those revolution frames. I love how they draw your focus to the photo.
There is soooo much in the kit that I've created another Project Life spread.
I think I've still got enough to do another too (first things first eh - think about that next week!)
I focused on the blues, greens and reds in the kit this week, as last time I used the pretty creams, corals, krafts and yellows. 
I really wanted this week to look totally different in my album.
I love it when a range is so versatile!
Here's the left side:
And the right:
Just ignore the glare from the plastic sleeve!
Thanks for stopping by.
Products used:
Kaisercraft Finders Keepers Treasure Chest Kit
Simple Stories Sn@p Basics Paper Cedar
Cocoa Vanilla Colour Me Happy Doilies -White
2 Crafty 6" Revolution Chipboard
2 Crafty Chipboard Mini Sampler
Dylusions Ink Spray Lemon Zest
Heidi Swapp Navy Color Shine
Kaisercraft Stencil Designer Script
Kaisercraft Stamp Texture Script
American Crafts Shimelle Starshine Epoxy Paper Clips
White Gesso

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pink Paislee Fancy Free - Stonehenge by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

I am back again this week with another layout created using Pink Paislee Fancy Free. Loving this collection! 

Today's layout: Stonehenge
As you can see I have used an extra large photo this week - It's an A4 size because I loved this photo so much! It takes up a LOT of space on the page, but you can still add pretty paper and embellishments.

I have layered some strips of paper along the bottom of my page, and added some doilies tucked underneath. A couple of journaling strips to add some extra detail and I have used a couple of hearts to embellish.

You can also add some embellishments to your photo itself:
I have chosen the open space in the top right corner to add a small cluster of embellishments without taking away from the impact of the large photo.

To finish off my layout, I have used a large title across the page to join both the photo and the paper layers as one. 

Thanks for stopping by

Till next week

Products Used:

Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paper 2
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paper 5
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paper 7
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paper 11
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Ephemera
Pink Paislee Cest La Vie Paper 4
Pink Paislee Cest La Vie Ephemera 
Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss Wood Veneer Shapes
Simple Stories Say Cheese Wood Veneer Shapes 
Pink Paislee Cest La Vie Alphas
MME Market Street Nob Hill Ephemera

Monday, June 13, 2016

She is a Dreamer layout by Rachel Lowe:

Hoping all our AAS friends over east are enjoying your long weekend.
To everyone else happy Monday!

Today I have a layout created using the gorgeous Star Shine collection by Shimelle.
This collection is so versatile with a great mix of boy and girl themed papers.
Today I have a layout of my daughter and the sentiments that I chose reflect where she is at, 
looking forward on the verge of adulthood.

How stunning is this colour combination!

I have cut a 5 inch strip of the globe paper and attached vertically. I then cut out the flower journal card and used this to mat my photo.  As the floral bunch was just too gorgeous to cover I made it into a feature by fussy cutting another flower and foam taped over the one printed on the card and then added an enamel dot to finish off.

I have sewn on the die cut arrow to add a little texture.  You can matt your photo by adding embellishments, layers and texture which ensures your photo remains the focus of the layout and makes it more visually interesting.

From another journal block I cut down the saying 'nothing but love and tucked it under my photo. 

I have foam taped the die cut global and added one of the small chipboard flowers under it to add more layers.

From another one of the journal blocks I cut out the saying 'she's a dreamer....' and attached diagonally on my page. I only chose the sentiments from the saying that was relevant to the photo.

I finished off my diagonal feature with a chipboard flower.

Thanks for stopping by today for a look. 

Coming up in the next weeks I have a boy themed layout using this collection.

Have a safe and warm week.


Starshine chipboard stickers
Starshine ephemera die cuts
Starshine paper astro
Starshine paper exploration
Starshine paper galileo
Starshine paper hubble
Starshine paper mercury
Starshine paper odyssey


Friday, June 10, 2016

It's the Little Things
by Tammy Klingner

Good morning everyone
It's my turn to share some inspiration.
This week's work, was inspired by my layout last week.
I created a layout on stripey paper, using just neutrals,
It was all about my girl.
It inspired me to create a layout about my boy.
I grabbed a lime stripey paper.  Lime is my spunky boy's favourite colour.
Lime also looks amazing with black and white!!I hunted for all the black and white I could find.
I grabbed new items - for example, the transparency from Kaisercraft Finders Keepers Treasure Chest range; and older leftover items, for example Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome Stickers.
I again, tried to just use layers of paper - and NOT create a mixed media background (my usual scrappy style). 
You see I just love this background paper - I wanted it to Shine!
A few flicks of black paint, some journaling, and this layout was done!
I love it!
This layout is about my son and his Nanny. 
 About their relationship, about generations learning from one another, about the little things in life, and how they are really the big things.
Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back next week!
Products used:
American Craft Shimelle Starshine Paper
Crate Paper Hello Love Kisses Paper
Crate Paper Shine Paper Lucky
Kaisercraft Finders Keepers Treasure Chest
Bella Boulevard Let's Go Tourist Spot Paper
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Lucky Dip Paper
Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome Ephemera
Photo Play Like A Girl Share your Sparkle Paper
Basic Grey B Side Fold Over Frames
Bella Boulevard Just Add Color Little Bits - Oreo
Bella Boulevard Just Add Color Little Bits - White
Simple Stories Carpe Diem Frames
2 Crafty Chipboard Chevron Bits
2 Crafty Chipboard It's the Little Things Title
Dylusions Paint - White Linen
Dylusions Paint  - Black Marble
Dimensional Magic

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Pink Paislee Fancy Free - Happy Memories by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

So excited to get to create with this beautiful new collection - Pink Paislee Fancy Free. It is such a fun collection, you can check it out here

Todays layout is Happy Memories

These photos were taken on our recent trip to England, our first day in London and they were so excited - especially Lily. I love this series of photos, and broke away from my usual single photo style!

The background paper has a gorgeous water washed gradient effect, so pretty! The floral paper picks up the light pink of Lily's jacket and some of the grey of Zane's.  My top two strips of paper have come from the advertising strip that you normally cut off the 12x12 sheet. 

I've used the ephemera pack from the collection, as well as the cool tags - mine hides a little bit of journaling. 

Some close-ups of embellishments used from the ephemera pack:

More of these cute hearts in the opposite corner:

And my title is some wood veneer words from Cocoa Vanilla's latest collection. Love these!

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week


Products Used:
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paper 10
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paper 11
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paper 2
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Ephemera
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Tags
WRMK Enamel Dots - Cool
Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Colour Me Happy Wood Veneers
AC Shimelle Starshine Accent/Phrase Clear Stickers