Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Oh Boy (The Cut Shoppe DT)

Hi there!  Today I'm back with a layout I shared on The Cut Shoppe Blog earlier this month.  Its a really old photo of Sam as a baby, and I've had it printed for many years, but haven't scrapped it until now.  I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio's "Oh Happy Day" collection, and the Social Butterfly Background Cut file.  Its a really old photo, and not the best quality, but I love what I created!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Happy Unicorn (The Scrappery)

Good morning! I'm back today to share a layout I made a couple of weeks ago for The Scrappery Kit Club.  I used my Belle Kit featuring the entire Cocoa Vanilla Studio "Wild at Heart" collection and an adorable photo of Ava in her unicorn onesie.  Of course I had to use the Unicorn Xing cut file set from The Cut Shoppe.  

I enlarged my title and made it a feature of my page.  The gorgeous floral patterned paper is my favourite from the collection.

Gun layering with a doily, ephemera and a flair badge.  The gold acrylic paint is by American Crafts and came in the colour kit.

And here is my process video.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Cupcake Mini Album (The Scrappery)

Hello again!  Today I'm back to share with you a project I made with my Belle kit from The Scrappery Kit Club.  This kit features the Wild at Heart collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio, and if you purchase all of the kits you get the entire collection!!

My friend's daughter turned 5 in March, and we had a party for her with cupcakes at our local park.  I took some photos and decided this kit was perfect for a mini album to record her birthday.  I made my own cupcake cut file to make the album, and in my first video you can see this process and the making of my cover.

Here is the first video:

My second video focussed on making the album pages and embellishing them.   Here are some photos.

The page on the right is made on the speciality vellum in the kit.

And here is a photo of the finished mini album.

Here is my second video.

My friend and her daughter loved the album, and I really enjoyed making it!!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Oh Ava (The Cut Shoppe)

Hello!  Yesterday I was up on The Cut Shoppe Blog with a new layout featuring Ava and my March Hip Kit.  I decided to go for a big title, and I used the All Caps Alpha backed with patterned paper from Paige Evans' "Oh My Heart" collection, the paper with all the squares.

I outlined each of the letters with watercolours in the corresponding colours.  Head on over to the blog for more details and some close up shots.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Jade Kit Projects (The Scrappery)

Hi Friends, I know, its been a while again.  I'm not going to lie, life with 4 kids and a business is hard,  and sometimes creating has to take a back seat for a while.  In an attempt to get my blog back to being up to date, I need to post several times with lots of layouts, starting with my projects for The Scrappery Kit Club that I made with the Jade Kit.

The Jade kit was a mix of products from Kaisercraft, Cocoa Vanilla Studio and Simple Stories.  My first project was a layout with a background of acrylic paint by Brielle.  I used a free cut file from Paper Issues.  

A second layout featured a cut file by The Cut Shoppe and a older photo of Shaun and Brielle that I've struggled to scrap for years!

Next up was a mini album of my favourite summer SnapChat photos.  

For this next layout I used the exclusive stencil and used texture paste mixed with the pink acrylic paint from the colour kit.

The kit came with a speciality die cut paper, and I layered it over a Simple Stories colour blocked paper for a quick and easy page.

I even made some cards.

And finally I made my first ever Traveler's Notebook, and I love working in this smaller canvas.  This notebook will document all my photos of Brielle that I take of her sleeping.

If you read this far then I thank you from the bottom of my heart, as this was a large photo heavy post!  You can find process videos for all of these on my YouTube Channel here.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Together (The Cut Shoppe)

Hello!  I'm back today with a layout I made for The Cut Shoppe to be shared on my blog.  I used the Be Mine cut file set, and choose to use one of the cut files and cut it several times.  I used my February Hip Kit (which I just killed in the weekend), and I painted the "love" cut files ombre with my water colours.

The photo is of Brielle and our cat Charlie.  Brielle loves Charlie (and our other cat Lola), but can be very rough with him.  I just love this sweet photo of them!

Here is the cut file set:

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Scrapbooking, my neglected blog and life

Hello!!  Yes its been ages and life has been rolling on.  Firstly I'm so sorry about my absence, and I'm going to be honest, 4 kids is very full on and leaves little time for keeping up with my blog and YouTube Channel.  However, I have still been creating, mostly in small increments of time.

Today is Brielle's 3rd birthday, all she wanted was a pink cake, it was the easiest cake request I've ever had from one of my kids.  Last week I turned 40, and exactly the week before Sam turned 10! Its been birthday central around here, and I still can't believe the ages Sam and I are!

Little darling and her cake!

Azaria helped me bake the cake.

Sam had a Nerf War party at the park, and then we came back to our place for cake.  At his request I made an X-Box and the Controller.  So happy with how it turned out!!

GF chocolate brownie on the bottom, and chocolate cake on the top - all decorated with buttercream.

10 candles!!!

And here is a current photo of Ava, who is nearly 5 months!  She looks so much like Sam as a baby, and like Brielle she loves soft blankets too.

I'm currently designing for The Scrappery (with my projects being shared on their YouTube Channel) and The Cut Shoppe.  I also subscribe to The Hip Kit Club for my own scrapping pleasure!  I'm really behind with sharing on here, so prepare yourself for lots of layouts!!  I'm starting today with layouts for The Cut Shoppe.

I've shared these layouts on The Cut Shoppe Blog.  The first one uses the Wreathed in Love cut file set, and I used the Love Always collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

This next layout has SnapChat photos with the bunny filter of all our kids and uses the Bless Your Heart cut file set.  I used all four heart designs, and did some mixed media with acrylic paint in the background.  I used my February Hip Kit.

My final layout uses The Half of It background cut file, which I turned upside down.  I did the packaging technique with my watercolours and applied gold acrylic paint with a baby wipe on white cardstock, and then layered the cut file over the top.  Once again I used my February Hip Kit.

I hope you enjoyed this long post.  I'll be back tomorrow with my recent projects for The Scrappery.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Sushi! (The Scrappery CT)

Hello!  I'm back again, this time with my layout and video that I made for The Scrappery on Tuesday.  I decided to make one last video for The Scrappery You Tube Channel with my Nigella Kit, mostly because I wanted to scrap a photo which matched the colours in the kit perfectly!  Its a photo of Sam and Azaria on holiday in Christchurch a couple of years ago.

Lots of lovely layers and dimension.  The letter stickers are from my stash.

Can you believe I used a clothes peg (pin)!! I know, I can't either!

The flowers and butterflies were begging to be fussy cut, and that floral may just be one of the most beautiful papers ever!!

To hear why my layout is called Sushi (when there clearly is no sushi on the page), you'll need to watch my video.

Thanks for looking/watching!

Thursday, 23 February 2017

My Funny Valentine (The Cut Shoppe)

Hello again, I'm back today with a layout that I created for the Cut Shoppe, but displayed on my blog.  I decided to go really bold with this one, and also go back to using my Kellie Kit (which I haven't used since last October).  I used the Funny Valentine cut file, which I thought was perfect to scrap three photos of our new cat Charlie and Ava.  These are all photos that I took with my iPhone either during or after breastfeeding Ava, and Charlie loves her so much he pretty much sits on me to get close to her!!

My Kellie kit features older Amy Tangerine and Dear Lizzy products.

And here is the fun cut file!

Thanks so much for looking!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Recent Projects - The Scrappery

Hello!! Yes I'm so behind on posting here, but I have been creating still.  These are two process videos I shared for The Scrappery Kit Club.

The first project is a mini album made from one piece of 12x12 paper, and it was from a cut file designed by Bea Valint, who designs and shares free cute files over on her blog.  You can find the cut file here.  I used it to scrap some gorgeous photos of Brielle as a baby taken by my scrappy BFF Lara Moss.  This is the album when its closed.

A look inside.  It has a shaker pocket and other interactive elements.

Folded out, the bottom left is a pocket where I've tucked two extra photos.

And here is my video:

My second project is a layout featuring rub ons.  Our Nigella kit includes an entire pack of the Moonstruck rub ons.  I decided to make an 8x8 layout for my 2016 Grateful Album.  I hand cut my heart to show that you don't always need to use a digital die cutting machine.

I doodled around the heart to define the edge.  I was so happy to finally use the Pretty Little Studio paper.

I used the cork "dream" for my title.

And here is my video:

Thanks for looking!