Monday, July 31, 2017

Cars Land with Carta Bella Cartopia by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This week I am creating with the fun Cartopia collection from Carta Bella. Lots of car and road trip themed papers made it perfect for our holiday snaps in Disney's Cars Land.

Cars Land

I've combined some embellishments from other collections that tie in well with the theme and colours; the palm tree from Crate Paper Oasis ephemera and CVS rubber charms from You Rock. alongside the stickers and ephemera from the Cartopia collection. 

They work well alongside the stickers and ephemera from the Cartopia collection.
 Love the flags!

I've finished off with some thickers from my stash and some small journaling stickers. 

Thanks for stopping by

Products Used:

Foam Thickers
Word Stickers

Friday, July 28, 2017

Caution Cute Kids at Play using Simple Stories Summer Days by Kerryn Fry

Good morning everyone.
I am back to share another page using Simple Stories Summer Days.
This collection is so bright and cheerful, it was perfect for these happy photos of my great-nieces.
They had a ball posing with their wands.
The variety of patterns in these papers are fabulous, check, dots and chevrons to name a few.
I have lightly stenciled the kraft cardstock using a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil and Distress Ink.
Using a gold gel pen I have doodled a few dots in the stencil pattern.
With a Kaisercraft Texture Stamp and red ink, I have randomly added 
a second colour to the background.
The 2 Crafty title Caution Cute Kids at Play  and the Chevron Bits were 
simply decorated with black ink and bronze gel pen
I have used different stickers from the Simple Stories Sticker Sheets to create clusters across the page.
I have backed some stickers with black cardstock to lift on the page 
and used foam tape to add dimension to different elements. 

The clouds have been fussy cut from the patterned paper Beat the heat.
I have doodled faux stitching around them using a black pen.

I love the 4x6 Sticker Sheets that Simple Stories have for each collection.
It makes it so easy to add words and elements to the page.

Thanks for visiting today.
I hope you have enjoyed my page.
Stay tuned for more from Fiona on Monday.
Products Used:
Bazzill Kraft Cardstock
Bazzil Raven Cardstock
Simple Stories Summer Days - 3x4 Journaling Elements
Simple Stories Summer Days - Beat The Heat
Simple Stories Summer Days - Gotta Wear Shades
Simple Stories Summer Days - So Much Fun
Simple Stories Summer Days - Soak Up The Sun
Simple Stories Summer Days - Summer Snapshots
Simple Stories Summer Days - Stickers 4x6 sheets
2 Crafty title - Caution Cute Kids at Play
2 Crafty - Chevron Bits
Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil
Kaisercraft Texture Stamp - Gritty

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Winter Sun by Amanda H

Hi everyone,
Yes, it is winter here in OZ, but the sun is warm and the holidays have been here. That inspired today's page, as did the new collection of papers from Pink Paislee Summer Lights Collection.

With layers of beautiful patterns at the background, and my strip of photos, I love the warm shiny feel to this page!
 I cut strips of patterned paper from the Pink Paislee - Summer Lights 6x6 Paper Pad, then I used an old paper punch on each strip. I layered the strips on the white cardstock background, and did some machine stitching along the different layers.
Extra strips of papers from the Paper Pad were also cut and layered behind the photos. Also a few subtle splatters of Colour Blast Shimmer Sprays at the edges under each cluster.
I also LOVED the new Thickers alphabet stickers that came in this collection - Pink and holographic - a must-have and so perfect for this page!
Finally, let's take a closer look at the main two clusters.
The 2Crafty Gigi's Flowers are the centre pieces of these. Firstly, I covered the base piece of the chipboard flower with more papers from the Paper Pad. Then the delicate flower top piece of chipboard has been inked. I did give it a quick coat of shine from Colour Blast Shimmer Spray in Envy. Once glued in place, I added a coat of Dimensional magic.
 In this cluster I also included:
which are layered with the larger Gigi flower.
 More of the same here, with  MME Puffy stickers and  Cocoa Vanilla Studio Enamel Shapes layered around the smaller Gigi flower!

Products used:

2Crafty Chipboard:


Colour Shimmer Spray - Envy
Colour Shimmer Spray - Sunshine
Colour Shimmer Spray - Blush
Thanks for looking today!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Happy Days with Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles

Hello everyone

Another layout created with the delightful Panda's & Popsicles collection by Bella Blvd. As my youngest is a little obsessed with Pandas this collection was a must have. It's so cute!

Happy Days

The bright colours on the panda sculpture with the traditional black and white inspired My choice of black cardstock as a background to highlight the bright colours in the paper collection. I've used a variety of paper layers with lots of fun bright colour!
Love the cute pandas in the embellishment pack, and some cute little journaling words. I've finished off the page with some assorted enamel dots which really pop off the black. 
Thanks for stopping by
Till next week

Products Used:
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles paper - Panda Life
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles paper - Picnic
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles paper - Oh Summer
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles paper - Popsicle Pandas
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles Puffy Stickers
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles Paper Pieces
Bella Blvd Pandas & Popsicles Sticker Sheet

Friday, July 21, 2017

It's a Boy Thing using Carta Bella Toybox by Kerryn Fry

Hi Everyone
Welcome back to the blog on this chilly Friday morning.
Today I am featuring the awesome collection by Carta Bella 'Toybox'.
I loved creating with the colours in this collection.
My handsome boy folk are once again the stars of  my layout.

Back to my inked background for this page.
Starting with kraft cardstock as my base, I choose three colours from the papers
and three different stencils to start creating my background.
I then randomly placed patterns and colours around the planned paper area.
I used a white pen to doodle around the black letters.

The 2 Crafty title It'a Boy thing has been painted with Distress Paint
Bran Door, I've then added some doodling with a white pen.
The 2 Crafty View Finder has been covered with black ink
and then I have added some patterned paper to the back of it.
The little soldiers have been fussy cut from the 4x6 Journaling Cards.

I have used the 3x4 Journaling card for a journal spot, I have pooped it with some foam tape
and added some chevrons hand cut from the papers.

The patterned papers with fantastic and provided lots of opportunities to fussy cut
elements and add them to my page.
Plenty of foam tape to add lift and a little doodling with a black pen.
I've matted the photo with black cardstock to give it clear definition on top of the patterns.

That's all from me today, thank you for visiting the blog.
Have a lovely weekend and I hope you have been inspired.
Products Used:
Kraft Cradstock
Carta Bella Toybox - 3x4 Journaling Cards
Carta Bella Toybox - 4x6 Journaling Cards
Carta Bella Toybox - ABC Blocks
Carta Bella Toybox - Best Toy Fun
Carta Bella Toybox - Lazer Squirt Guns
Carta Bella Toybox - Toys Everywhere
2 Crafty title It's a Boy thing
2Crafty View Finder
Distress Inks
Distress Paints
Tim Holtz

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Enjoy today, by Amanda H

  Hello again,
Welcome to my Wednesday share day! Today I am sharing a page with a photo of my "girl squad" (aka scrappy girlfriends) using the Pebbles Girl Squad Collection.
Using a few main papers in the Pebbles Girl Squad range, I layered some for the background, using some white cardstock to break the mix of patterns. I ended up going with the black/white and teal combinations, with some peachy-pink highlights; this means I have some lovely pink papers saved for another page!
As a feature I cut the squares from the Pebbles - Girl Squad Paper - Hello Friend paper and arranged them around the photo.

For the title, I used 2Crafty chipboard Enjoy Today Mini Title (which I have embossed gold) and placed at the top corner of the photo.


Throughout the page, I used 2Crafty Heart Bubbles - such an awesome set of chipboard... I love the circle elements as it seems to match the circles of the bokeh photo effect in the photo.
I have inked each set of bubbles and given a coat of Dimensional magic, also adding some gold sequins.

 Also layered in the clusters are some stickers taken from the  Pebbles - Girl Squad Cardstock Stickers as well as some flowers from my stash.

Products used:

2Crafty Chipboard:


Thanks for looking today!


Monday, July 17, 2017

Hello Goofy with Doodlebug by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Back with another Disney share today, using a combination of papers in the 
Doodlebug range. 
Combining papers from different collections in the same range is a great way to
 start mixing and matching as they usually co-ordinate quite well with each other.
 I've used three paper collections for this layout - Dragon Tails, At the Zoo and Puppy Love.

Hello Goofy!

I've gotten out the Dylusions Paint for this page to add a pop of bright colour, love how bright and quick drying these paints are.
 Then I've taken the different paper ranges to incorporate the colours in Goofy
 and added several strips to my page, before adding my 3 photos. 
I've dug around to find some co-ordinating  embellishments, naturally this included 
some Disney themed from the Simple Stories Say Cheese ranges. 


Products Used:
Doodlebug Dragon Tails paper - 
Doodlebug Dragon Tails paper - 
Doodlebug At the Zoo paper - 
Doodlebug Puppy Love paper - 
CVS You Rock sticker
CVS Flair
Simple Stories You Are Here Self Adhesive Brads
Simple Stories Say Cheese Self Adhesive Brads
Simple Stories Say Cheese 3 Sticker Tablet

Friday, July 14, 2017

Crazy About You using Simple Stories Cabin Fever by Kerryn Fry

Hi there everyone.
I am back to share my next project using Simple Stories.
This week I'm using the fabulous collection Cabin Fever, it was perfect for the photos.
These photos were taken on our winter holiday last year, the boys being their usual silly selves.

I decided to take the fussy cutting to a different place on this page.
Having a series of photos of the boys that I wanted to use on this page, I got busy with my scissors 
and cut the boys out of each photo and layered them on foam tape across the page. 

The 2 Crafty Handrawn Stars were painted using Fossilized Amber Distress Paint, 
then sealed with Dimensional Magic and the stars were then backed with patterned paper 
to allow them to stand out of the dark background.

The 2 Crafty title Crazy About You was covered with Dina Wakely acrylic paint and 
then given a thick coat of Dimensional Magic.
I have used foam tape to lift the title of the page.
I added my journalling around the edge of the page 

More fussy cutting of the leaves and flowers from the patterned paper to add 
at the bottom of the page amongst the logs and 2 Crafty Grass Clumps.

The grass has been sponged with three different colours of Distress Paint 
and sealed with Dimensional Magic.

I had lots of fun creating this page, I love cutting people out for a different look on my layouts.
Hopefully you have found some inspiration in the process and 
the Simple Stories collection is amazing to use and super versatile for different pages.
Have a fabulous weekend!

Products Used:


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dream Big, by Amanda H

Hello again AAS fans!
Ready for a bright page?!! 
With the super cute and super bright papers from the Doodlebugs Fairytale Collection, 
 I had no other choice!
Starting with white cardstock as the base, I layered up a few panels of the papers in the range. I used machine stitching for some interest.

The awesome and cute photo of my daughters has also been matted with papers and cardstock and mounted on foam tape for some dimension.

For the title, I used the 2Crafty Dream Big Title. I painted this white, before giving a spray of Shimmery white and a coat of dimensional magic.

I also painted some Miniature Circle Frames for the page, to layer in some of the clusters.

The sticker words are from the CV - Make A Wish Accessory Stickers, such simple and pretty touches!

I ended up fussy cutting some of the rainbow and clouds from the Over the Rainbow paper in the range.

I hope my daughters always DREAM BIG!

Products used:
Doodlebug - Fairy Tale Paper - Princess Polka-Dots
Doodlebug - Fairy Tale Paper - Rainbow Love
Doodlebug - Fairy Tale Paper - Over the Rainbow
White 12 x 12
2Crafty chipboard:
Dream Big Title
Miniature Circle Frames
Dimensional Magic
CV - Make A Wish Accessory Stickers
Kaisercraft - Mini Paper Blooms - Sea Breeze
Bella Blvd - Puffy Hearts - Cotton Candy Mix
Bella Blvd - Puffy Hearts - Ice Mix
MME - Palm Beach Puffy Stickers
Thanks for looking today,