Friday, September 22, 2017

#1 Dad using Simple Stories Dad by Kerryn Fry

Morning All!
It's another fabulous Friday and I'm here to share my next project.
My page today features one of the awesome Simple Sets from Simple Stories, Dad.
The photo is my amazing Dad.
I love using these simple sets from Simple Stories
they have everything you need to create a few pages and are great value for money.
I have cut out the center from the patterned paper to create a frame for the cardstock base, 
I will use the centre piece for another page.
Using the frame I've created, I have stuck down a piece of kraft cardstock cut to 11"x11".
The Kraft has been decorated using Distress Inks, stencil and a Kaisercraft stamp to create interest.

The chevrons have been cut off the 2 Crafty12x12 Chevron border that was used at the base of the page.
They've been painted and popped on foam tape.
The 2 Crafty Handrawn Stars have been covered with black ink.
I've then added stars from the sticker sheet to give each star another layer.
I have used more of the sticker sheet and black cardstock to build the embellishment clusters
at the base of the page and each side of the photo.

The 2 Crafty Light-Bulb has been painted with Distress Ink and 
given a little sparkle with Diamond Stickles.
The 3x4 quote has been cut from one of the patterned papers.

The first layer in the main cluster at the bottom of the page has started with the 
Foam tape has worked perfectly to add dimension to the sticker.
A multitude of stickers have been layer to form the cluster. 

That's all for today.
I hope you have found the page interesting and fun.
Have a great weekend and 
check back Monday for Fiona's next amazing project.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

'Sunshine' by Amanda H.

Hello and welcome to my Wednesday share!

With all my recent beach photos, I decided to stock up on the Bella Blvd Secrets of the Sea Collection, which was the perfect match to this sand mermaid photo!

Here is my page and some close ups.

I used a number of the patterned papers in the collection to create vertical panels on my page. The papers are bright, so I added a layer of vellum with some machine stitching. Then I layered my photo with some extra mounting and a doily. 
In the next photos, you will see the close up of my embellishment clusters.

For the title, I used the word "sunshine" from the Pink Paislee Thickers set.

In this cluster, I used one of the Bella Blvd Designer clips - I love that little whale!
And added to this cluster:

Another Bella Blvd Designer clip, with more flowers, enamel shapes and some
 Puffy Stickers from the Prima St Tropez range.

And finally in the top corner, I had to use these two cute Mermaid Bella Blvd Designer clips, repeating more of the same sweet embellishments.
Products used:



Thanks for looking! See you next week,


Monday, September 18, 2017

Adventure with Pink Paislee Summer Lights by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Continuing on this month with some summery pages, using Pink Paislee 
Summer Lights for this layout

This water themed background was just perfect for my photo and I wanted it
 to be a visible so went with a linear design. I've used some simple paper
 layers of the Summer Lights papers. 

I've used lots of embellishments to frame my photo - the majority being from
 the Summer Lights sticker sheet but also adding a few stickers from other
 ranges, especially the puffy ones that add some dimension.

I've finished the layout with a simple title from a Thickers pack! 

Thanks for stopping
Products Used:
Pink Paislee Summer Lights Paper 9
Pink Paislee Summer Lights Paper 3
Pink Paislee Summer Lights Paper 11
Pink Paislee Summer Lights Cardstock stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Rubber Charms
Crate Paper Oasis Puffy Stickers
Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Puffy Stickers
Pink Paislee Oh My Heart Ephemera
American Crafts Foam Thickers

Friday, September 15, 2017

My favourite person using Kaisercraft Factory 42 by Kerryn Fry

Hi All!
Kerryn here for another Friday share.
Today's project features the fabulous collection Kaisercraft Factory 42.
The photo of my two gorgeous males was taken last year at a family wedding.

I decided to go with a patterned paper background for this page, 
choosing the subtle pattern of 'Plan'.
I have kept the background clean and simple.
I have used Bazzill Raven to frame the page.

The 2 Crafty Gears have been decorated with a mixture of metallic paints, 
Dusty Concord Distress Paint and Metallic Rub.
The 12x12 Chain Length was covered with metallic paint 
and then randomly swiped with purple metallic rub.
I've used a similar effect with the Pointing Finger, using Evergreen Bough Distress Paint 
and finished with a swipe of silver metallic rub.

The 2 Crafty Star Circular Frame was the perfect embellishment 
to frame these two handsome faces.
I have backed the largest star with patterned paper to add the word from the Sticker Sheet.
It has been covered with black ink and then I have used the silver metallic rub 
to highlight the stars.

The Collectables Pack was just perfect to add a few clusters to the page,
I have fussy cut a few more pieces from the patterned paper.
Foam tape helped to add layers and dimension to the project.

I loved the sayings at the bottom of the page, I have backed it 
with black cardstock to help it stand out.
A black pen was used to doodled some of the edges.

I hope you have been inspired by the layout.
Enjoy your weekend and may there plenty of happy creating.
Please join us again on Monday to see Fiona's next project.
Thanks for the visit.
Products Used:
Bazzill Cardstock
Kaisercraft Factory 42 - Plans
Kaisercraft Factory 42 - Machine
Kaisercraft Factory 42 - Gears & Cogs 
Kaisercraft Factory 42 - Assembly Line
Kaisercraft Factory 42 - Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft Factory 42 - Collectables
2 Crafty Chevron Bits
2 Crafty Gears
2 Crafty MiniWords 1
2 Crafty Star Circular Frame
2 Crafty 12x12 Assorted Chain Lengths
2 Crafty Pointing Finger
Dimensional Magic
Distress Paint

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

"Be Yourself", by Amanda H

Hi again,
Welcome to another Wednesday!
Here is my page for today!
I started with All About Scrapbooks, but did raid my stash and Colour Blast goodies for this page!
My two key AAS ingredients were a Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset Paper 
(what an amazing background paper!) and an awesome 2 Crafty chipboard word title.
Here is my page:
I borrowed a Mandala stencil from my friend for this page, although I notice that AAS has a Kaisercraft Mandala Stencil in store, I may need to add to my next order! 
I used Colour Blast Paste in Bling through this stencil.
I also splattered Colour Shimmer Cubes in Bling and Sienna, and I do love the gold
 and copper finishes!

 I have embossed in gold to tie in with the overall layout.

Products used:
Kaisercraft - Bombay Sunset Paper - Rosewood
2Crafty chipboard:
Be Yourself
Embossed with Colour Blast Embossing Powders in Bling (gold)
I raid my stash of stickers and bling to finish this page.
Mixed Media elements:
Colour Blast: Colour Pastes in Bling and Sienna.
Colour Blast: Colour Shimmer Cubes in Bling and Sienna.
Thanks for looking,

Monday, September 11, 2017

Hello Sunshine with Crate Paper Oasis
by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Another sunshine filled layout today, using Crate Paper Oasis. Love the colours and patterns in this range. 

Hello Sunshine

Love this palm frond background paper, so tropical! I have layered up lots of the different patterned papers from this collection, using some of the more neutral papers to offset the busy palm background. 

  Cute embellishments compliment the layout - I've used a pineapple sticker from the crate collection, a Cocoa Vanilla Studio flair and a sticker from my stash. 

Cute floral suitcase from the Oasis collection and my title uses thickers and I have cut a 2Crafty chipboard title to just have the word sunshine, which I have inked in pink. 

A pretty tropical flower to complete the page. 

Thanks for stopping by, 
Till next week
Crate Paper Oasis paper - Tropics
Crate Paper Oasis paper - Coastal
Crate Paper Oasis paper - Fly Away
Crate Paper Oasis paper - Retreat
Crate Paper Oasis Ephemera
Crate Paper Oasis Puffy Stickers
2Crafty - You are my Sunshine
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Hello Lovely Flair
49 & Market Flower - similar here
Kraft Cardstock

Friday, September 8, 2017

Good Times using Photo Play Freestyle by Kerryn Fry

Good morning all!
I'm back today with another page featuring Photo Play Freestyle.
Love this collection, so perfect for a snow trip photos.
Master 13 trying to concur the slopes
I have started with a sheet of Kraft Cardstock as the base.
The background effect is very simple for this page, using a few different snowflake stamps 
and Picket Fence Distress Ink, I have stamped both the left and right side. 

I have used the Kaisercraft Decorative Snowflake Die and a sizzix snowflake die to 
cut out snowflakes using white cardstock and a thin piece of darker cardboard.
The snow flakes have been decorated with Kaisercraft Rhinestones and Stickles glitter
and then randomly placed on the page

The 2 Crafty Line Word Good Times makes a great title.
The chipboard line word was covered first with white and blue ink to give it a good covereage.
I have then decorated the title with Diamond and Blue Stickles fir a little sparkle.
The journal strips are snowboards that I have fussy cut from the patterned paper 'Jason Murphy'.

I have used a few elements from the die cut pack and cut some from patterned paper 
to create embellishment clusters in each corner of the photos.
They have been mounted on foam tape to give the page a bit more depth.

That's all from me today.
I hope you have enjoyed my latest page and find some inspiration.
Thank you for visiting, please pop back on Monday to check out Fiona's next project.
Products Used:
Bazzill Cardstock - Kraft
Bazzill Cardstock - Raven
Bazzill Cardstock - White
Photo Play Freestyle - Element Sticker Sheet
Photo Play Freestyle - Ephemera Die Cuts
Photo Play Freestyle - Halfpipe
Photo Play Freestyle - Drop in
Photo Play Freestyle - Jason Murphy
Photo Play Freestyle - Carve
2 Crafty Line Words - Good Times
Distress Ink Picket Fence
Kaisercraft Decorative Die - Mini Snowflake
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Bronze
Bo Bunny Stamps - Snowflakes
Sizzix Die Snowflakes

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

"Iconic" using Prima's St Tropez Collection
by Amanda Hartmann

Hi everyone!
Welcome to September and more inspiration from myself and the AAS team.
Today I go back to the Prima "St Tropez" collection.
 Although it is designed as a beach/ocean themed collection, as shown in a previous
 blog post, today I show how versatile it is for other themes.
Here is my page:
I started with a Kraft cardstock background, and layered two main papers from the St Tropez range: Plage de la Bouillabaisse and Port of St. Tropez.

For the photo, I mounted it on Black cardstock, then used the packaging from the Prima - St. Tropez Flowers - Isla Marina. Prima packaging is always awesome to add to a page!

I also tucked some pieces of the paper (with map print) behind the photo, taken from the Pampelonne paper.

On either side of the photo, I layered some Tim Holtz Tissue paper with some Prima flowers from the St Tropez range, 2Crafty chipboard Foliage set 1 (I embossed and then cut the foliage elements apart to use on the page) and Kaisercraft wood veneer houses (inked black). Some black thread and splatters of black colour finish the effect.

 I created the title, using black lettering from the Simple Stories Love and Adore collection.

Products used:
2Crafty chipboard:
Embossed with: Colour Blast Embossing Powder in Leather
Tim Holtz idea-ology Tissue Wrap (from my stash)
Black thread
Splatters using: Colour Blast Shimmer Cube in Dusty Charcoal
Thanks for looking,