Friday, October 30, 2015

Just adding more colour!
by Tammy Klingner

Today I'm sharing another page I recently created.
Seriously, I think I may have the best 'job' in the world!! 
The amazing goodies I get to play with!! Vanessa truly has the BEST stuff!!!

This layout is another bright and happy one, using the Bella Boulevard Just Add Color
Some of you may remember I recently did a layout of my son with this range,
 using black, white and green.  

I thought I'd make this one a bit more girly, and instead of adding 1 main colour, I decided
 to go with a rainbow!! 

I hand painted the hearts in some bright colour (quite therapeutic), and then added a few stickers, some 2 Crafty chipboard, and really that was about it.....quick and simple, yet bright and
 happy, just like my gorgeous girl.

Here's a shot of the 2Crafty 11" Circle Revolution Frame and the LineWord - Love.

I love how this paper range lends itself to either really 'boy' or really 'girl' pages.....the
 simple black and white makes it easy....just add your favourite colour, or like
 I did here, add a few!

I'll be back soon to share some more....thanks for stopping by.

Products used:
Bella Boulevard Just Add Color Daily Details Paper
2 Crafty Chipboard 11" Circle Revolution
2 Crafty Chipboard Single Borders - line words - happiness
2 Crafty Assorted Arrows
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Mowed Lawn
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Picked Raspberry
Dylusions Paint - Vibrant Turquoise
Dylusions Paint - Lemon Zest
Dylusions Paint - Black Marble
Bella Boulevard Just Add Color Treasures and Text Stickers 
Bella Boulevard Just Add Color Little Bits - White
Bella Boulevard Just Add Color Little Bits - Oreo Black
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Lucky Dip Paper
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Crate Paper Wonder "Life Documented" by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Today I am sharing another layout created with Crate Papers Wonder collection. This layout I created for my class at All About Scrapbooks crop day earlier this month. Totally in love with this cute house paper and definitely knew it had to be the feature of my page. 

Life Documented:

Yes I had to go a little into the photo archives to find a photo of someone doing some chores - back when they thought this was fun!! 

I have fussy cut the roofline of a row of the houses on the paper and behind this added a watercolour  background using some watered down Dylusions ink applied with a paintbrush to create the effect of a sky backdrop behind the houses.

I've used a few cool 2Crafty chipboard pieces to embellish my layout inking them in colours that compliment the colours in my chosen papers. A pop of colour with the Green Tara flower. 

I then added some hidden journaling with a little tag tucked into a pocket underneath my photos, before finishing off with a fabulous 2Crafty title - Life Documented.

Thanks for visiting, 
Till next week


Products Used:

Crate Paper Wonder - Cheerful
Crate Paper Wonder - Splendid
2Crafty Chipboard - Mini Flourish Bits 
2Crafty Chipboard - Word Circle Set 1
2Crafty Chipboard - Life Documented
Dylusions Ink Calyspo Teal  
White Cardstock 
Mini Envelope 
White Tag

Monday, October 26, 2015

Bella BLVD - Rover Collection layouts by Rachel Lowe:

Hello everyone Rachel here for your Monday morning.
Here are some more layouts using Bella BLVD Rover collection (with a little Just Add Colour also by Bella BLVD).
 The first layout had to be bright and fun, yes this is my fur baby trying not very
 hard to steal the chocolate!
  I have used Just Add Colour Newsflash paper as my base paper. I splashed this with Color Shine Citron. I have used a mixture of the Rover and Just Add Colour sticker sheets. I added
 a 2Crafty doodled arrow. I also foamed taped just  one photo for visual interest.
 I love the colour combinations wit this collection.
This is our baby when we first bought him home.
 Just a little bit cute! 

I went for a contemporary theme with this collection, layering and using foam tape
 to create a 3D effect with some elements. Off setting paper elements add visual interest.
 I am a fan of photos corners on small photos as they draw the eye to the photo.

 If like me you struggle with your own handwriting to journal you can add stickers
 to create what you want to say.

As you can see from my layouts using this collection, you can create very 
different looking layouts/styles with a little creativity.
Have great day and see you next Monday xx
2Crafty Doodled Arrows
Bella BLVD Just Add Colour paper -Newsflash
Bella BLVD Just Add Colour - Treasure text stickers
Bella BLVD Rover - Loyal paper
Bella BLVD Rover - Dog show paper
Rover paper - Puppy Prints
Rover paper - Daily Details
Rover - Treasure Text Sticker Sheet
Bazzill Cardstock - white 12x12
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Citron
Heidi Swapp enamel dots and star

Friday, October 23, 2015

Hello Lovely - Cocoa Vanilla
by Tammy Klingner

Hi there
I'm here to share another layout that I've been working on.

Lately I've been playing around with the gorgeous Hello Lovely range by Cocoa Vanilla
 This range is correctly named as it truly is Lovely! 

You may remember the first layout I created with this range was soft and girly -  I used a baby photo.
  This time I chose a photo of myself and my 'tween' girl.  I wanted the page to be more funky and cool and suited to her age, so I chose the bold stripe and the bold black and white floral.
  I love these two papers together. I decided to keep it looking 'funky' I would just add 1
 main colour - I went with pink.  I spritzed the background a little and then selected funky embellishments. Some I kept flat and others I raised with foam tape, to create some
 interest and depth to the layout.

This page came together really quickly and I love it!! I love how the papers suit my 
daughters age, and I love the little pops of 'woodgrain'.

Thanks for taking a look at my layout......I hope I have inspired you to have a play. 
See you soon!
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Lucky Dip Paper
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Glimmer Paper
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Life Story Paper
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Die Cut Ephemera
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Stickers
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spriz - Pink

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Kaisercraft Holly Jolly "Christmas Cuties"
by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

One of the new releases this month for Kaisercraft is Holly Jolly, another cute Christmas range and perfect for this photo from Christmas last year of my two Christmas Cuties:
Loving the traditional green and red being teamed up here with some neutral kraft and dramatic black. The kraft always looks great as a background, especially with the scattered starburst pattern already on it. I've framed it onto some black cardstock to add give it a bit more definition with the black highlights on my layout. 

Cute ephemera in this collection, especially lots of "Christmassy" words & phrases, which can also be found on the sticker sheet. And as always the perfect title can be found in the 2Crafty chipboard section of the shop!
These cute little baubles made a lovely feature on my layout, hanging from the page with some twine.
Hope you've enjoyed the Christmas inspiration today!
Till next week
Products Used:
Kaisercraft Holly Jolly Paper - Hearty
Kaisercraft Holly Jolly Paper -  Cherry
Kaisercraft Holly Jolly Paper -  Zippy
Kaisercraft Holly Jolly Paper - Zingy
Kaisercraft Holly Jolly Paper -  Chipper
Kaisercraft Holly Jolly Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft Holly Jolly Collectibles
Black Cardstock
Teresa Collins Sequins
Lawn Fawn sequins
Misc Flair badge

Monday, October 19, 2015

Coco Vanilla Studio Tis the Season - Merry & Bright layout and Project Life:

Happy Monday everyone!

I admire those who do weekly project life albums, there is a lot of commitment involved! I do a monthly album (year in review album) so with my left overs I have created some project life cards for December. I have approached each 6x4 inch card as a 'page' to embellish and created some to add journalling (which is one of the feature concepts I like about PL). I have added bows, wood veneers, 2Crafty chipboard (snowflake and word sentiment 'Merry Christmas'),  enamel dots, die cuts and stickers. I have foamed taped a significant amount to create a 3D effect. Splashes of colour shine and inking chipboard have been added for visual impact. And for card makers this collection is just perfect!

Here are a few close ups of individual cards.

Here is another Christmas layout using this lovely collection. I do love the pastel colours! I found this photo of my boy stacked high with presents and this created the theme of my layout. I coloured the 2Crafty chipboard frame with Versa ink. The chipboard framing of the smaller photo ensures it remains the focus of the layout. The bow, flairs and wood veneer heart add texture and a 3D effect. 

This collection is so versatile and would suit project lifers, traditional scrapbookers and card makers alike! 

Happy scrapping everyone x

Coco Vanilla tis the season - enamel dots
Coco Vanilla tis the season -little stars
Coco Vanilla tis the season - bitty bows
Coco Vanilla tis the season - die cut ephemera
Coco Vanilla tis the season - flair buttons
Coco Vanilla tis the season - all is bright paper
Coco Vanilla tis the season - holly jolly paper
Coco Vanilla tis the season - merry bright paper
Coco Vanilla tis the season - very merry paper
2Crafty chipboard- Christmas polaroid frames
Coco Vanilla tis the season - sticker sheet
2Crafty chipboard - nordic snowflakes
2Crafty chipboard - word circle set christmas
Cocoa vanilla tis the season - wood veneer shapes

Friday, October 16, 2015

Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Layout by Tam

Good morning everyone
I'm back and have a very pretty layout to share today.....I got to play with the
 Hello Lovely range from Cocoa Vanilla. 
 These products are gorgeous! They have the most wonderful ephemera/diecuts that co-ordinate beautifully with the papers.  They really make putting the page together so simple.

I started by spritzing the background with a pretty stencil, not too much, just a hint peeking out from my planned layers/clusters.  I selected a gorgeous photo taken of my brand new beautiful niece and her big sister, who live in Texas.
  This photo makes my heart swell! It just captures that moment of love so perfectly.
  Having a photo like this also makes the photo come together easily.
I then began layering and clustering and finished it off with a couple of pieces of  gesso
 sprayed 2Crafty Chipboard, and a few sequins.
Here's a close up:
I can highly recommend Cocoa Vanilla's products.  One of the biggest bonuses is that they are Australian!! How awesome is that.  I hope you get a chance to play with some too.
See you again soon!
 Products Used:
Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome Boys Rule Paper
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Life Story Paper
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Lucky Dip Paper
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Sequins
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Ephemera
2 Crafty Word Circle Set 1 Chipboard
Prima 6x6 Stencil Circular Lattice
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Pink

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Crate Paper Wonder "Live it Up" by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone
Another layout to share with you today using the Crate Paper Wonder papers. I mentioned last week this was a versatile collection, this time I have used some of the "plainer" papers to create this layout of my son:
Live it Up
Firstly I created a unique background using my favourite spray inks, Dylusions. I have used Postbox Red, Vibrant Turquoise and White. Then I have added some masking and stamping in black to add some contrast to all that gorgeous colour. 

My papers I have torn and roughed various edges before layering onto each other, adding some chipboard fencing wire and cotton thread for texture. I've added a simple Flair badge and a star as embellishments finishing off with my Live it Up title sprayed in Turquoise Dylusions. 
A couple of close-up of each side, masking and stamping
complimenting each other on the other side:

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week 
Products Used:
Crate Paper Wonder -  Brave paper
Crate Paper Wonder -  Wonderful paper
Crate Paper Wonder - Happy Hello paper 
2Crafty Chipboard Title - Live it Up
2Crafty Chipboard - Fencing Wire Panel
Dylusions Spray Inks
Black Ink
Fancy Pants Everyday Circus Flair Badges  
Crafters Workshop 12x12 Template - Harlequin Circles
Misc Stamp
Cotton Thread
Charms Creations Star

Monday, October 12, 2015

Bella BLVD - Rover Collection:

Hi all, Rachel here today.
This week I have designed a layout using a dog themed collection by Bella BLVD. 
 Our dog is a very beloved family member and I love the opportunity to scrap him.
 This collection was perfect and can be used to create 'fun' layouts or more classic
 as I have done here.

I have used the fab chipboard hand-drawn heart frame and word sentiment by 2Crafty.
 To colour co-ordinate I inked them with Lime Green Versa Colour ink pad.

I used the sticker sheet and keeping my colour theme in mind created a cluster
 and some of these foam taped for a 3D effect.
I hope this has inspired you to scrap your fur baby.

You can also purchase the cat collection by Bella BLVD Riley which is also in store.
 (Bella Blvd - Riley paper)

2crafty chipboard - frame hand drawn heart
2crafty - chipboard multipacks word circle set 2
Rover paper - borders
Rover paper - puppy prints
Rover - treasure text sticker sheet
Rover - trinkets sticker sheet


Friday, October 9, 2015

Bella Boulevard Just add Color Layout

Hi everyone!
Tammy here, back to share another project I've been working on.
This time I played with a few bits and pieces from the fun
 Bella Boulevard Just Add Color range.  
Recently my son was in his final Sports Day at Primary School.  He was a House Leader for the Green Team - not only did they win the day but he won Boy Champion! An awesome finish to his primary school years which I definitely needed to scrap!  The black and white star paper was a perfect match for this story....and I added green! An easy choice as this was his house colour. 

I started by swiping some Dylusions Paint straight onto my paper - I wanted to keep it to one side - to give the page a focal  point.  Once this dried, I added a few strips of paper and stamped with white ink onto the black paint.  This formed my background. 
 I then randomly painted some of the background stars on the paper green, and added some 2Crafty chipboard - I also painted this green, and added Dimensional Magic too - I wanted to give it a bit of shine and 'pop'.  I love how Dimensional Magic on Chipboard gives it a real resin finish.
I then hunted for lots of embellishments in black/white and green (oh how I adore this colour combo!).  I think it really pops!  I found that the Bella Boulevard Stickers went perfectly, but also so did the Cocoa Vanilla Made of Awesome range!  I love mixing ranges together.  I find it helps me be more creative. Finally I added a bit of journaling, and that's about it!

Products Used:

Thanks for popping in for a look - see you soon! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Crate Paper - Wonder "Besties Everyday" by Fiona Johnstone

  Hello everyone
What an exciting month for us here at All About Scrapbooks with two lovely new members to our Design Team. Very excited to be working alongside Tammy & Rachel. 
I have created a couple of layouts for this month using the delightful Crate Paper Wonder collection. Super cute at first glance, but quite versatile. 
Today's layout is Besties Everyday:
This photo is from a few years ago but my two are very close and one of each others best friends. I hope that they remain so.

For this layout I wanted to frame my photo in some way and I couldn't find anything the right size in my stash, so I created my own with some florists wire - to get the neat circle I wrapped it around a tin of a similar size to the photo. 

Love this base paper with it's corrugated paper look. Onto this I have layered my papers across my page, getting progressively smaller, added a doily for some added texture, then adding some stamping to tie the page together. I added some paper strips to the top and bottom of my page to bring in a little more colour. I then finished my layout off with minimalist embellishing - some adhesive brads and a tag as well as my wire frame. 

Again I have used a 2Crafty chipboard title piece, which I have sprayed with Dylusions ink sprays and added some old alphas from my stash.
  A close-up of my wire frame:
Thanks for stopping by
Till next week 
Products Used:
Crate Paper Wonder -  My Dear Paper
Crate Paper Wonder - Splendid Paper
Crate Paper Wonder  - Discover Paper
Crate Paper Wonder - Curious Paper
2Crafty Chipboard Title - Everyday
Simple Stories I Am Self Adhesive Brads
Crate Paper Notes & Things Mixed Tags
Green Tara Wire
October Afternoon Alphas
Kaisercraft Texture Stamps - Grid
Kaisercraft Texture Stamps -Chevron
Dylusions Ink 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Coco Vanilla Studio - Tis The Season Layout:

Hi Everyone, Rachel here.
I am so excited to present my first layout for the month!
 I just love Coco Vanilla Studio and this Christmas range is stunning. I love the fact
 that it is non traditional colour themes. I am a big fan of clustering embellishments and
 you can see that is what I have done in this layout and although it adds interest it does
 not detract from your photo.

The flairs and enamel dots co-ordinate perfectly.

I created the (BELIEVE) title using a cut file from Silhouette Design store.
I hope this simple but eye catching layout inspires you to scrap those precious
 Christmas memories!

Cocoa Vanilla - Tis The Season flair enamel dots
Coco Vanilla Studio -Tis The Season paper Good Cheer
Coco Vanilla Studio - Tis The Season paper All is Bright
Coco Vanilla Studio - Tis The Season Flairs
Coco Vanilla Studio tis the season die cut ephemera