Friday, June 24, 2016

Cover Girl - with Imaginarium Designs!

Today I have a scrapbook page to share - made using lots of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard.

I've used a photo of Jessica holding the Scrapbooking Memories magazine with a cover designed my me - and she was the cover girl!!
For this project I've used the Cocoa Vanilla Studio "Hello Lovely" collection - papers, ephemera, enamel dots, wood veneer and flair. I love all of the collections from Cocoa Vanilla Studio - and I love that it is an Australian business!

As well as all of the gorgeous chipboard embellishments I've used a Cocoa Vanilla Studio cut file (from the "Colour me happy" collection) this is the negative of the cut out I used on a previous project!
I've used lots of raw chipboard on this project - I think it has a very modern look in this form. In one corner of my page I showcased lots of diecut arrows mixed with chipboard arrows of different sizes.
Around the photo I included a number of "#" chipboard words and a cute birdcage (I love these birdcages!!)
Clusters of diecuts and sparkly alphas are perfect embellishents.
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

# words : code IDW0094
Nats hearts 1 : code IDD0042
Loolabelles cherry blossom : code IDDL00013
Loolabelles love arrows : Code IDD0030
Birdcage, small : Code IDT0019 
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Crafty Hugs xx

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Project Life Week 7 - With Scrapping Clearly!

Today I'm showing you Week 7 for my "Schultz Family 2016" Project Life Album. Made using the new Pink Paislee "C'est la vie" collection available at Scrapping Clearly

I love the pink and black colours of this collection - very pretty and girly
Here is a close up of the LHS. The "Hello" card is an acetate card cut from the sheet backed with a white card. I've also made my own filler cards using white cards and strips/triangles of patterned paper from the collection.
These shaped paperclips are my favourite - the whole packet has been used up already!
One of the sheets of paper had lots of squares/rectangles of different sizes, patterns and words. I cut it completely up and added the words to my filler cards. The puffy stickers and some enamel dots were perfect embellishments.
Here is a close up of the RHS. 
The "Boss babe" and "Breath of fresh air" cards are acetate backed with white card. I then made my own filler cards with the paper, puffy stickers and another paperclip.
The "Week seven" card was a digi printed onto a white project life card then I added a strip of washi, a date stamp and some enamel dots. 

What do you think of Rachael's box opening technique?? You should see how she opens CD/DVD cases!!!!!

Scrapping Clearly products I've used include

Pink Paislee "C'est la vie" collection (papers, acetate, washi sheets, puffy stickers, paper clips) 
Becky Higgins - white project life cards 
Becky Higgins - grid project life cards 
Date stamp (similar to this) 

All of my photos have been printed on an Epson XP-600

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Crafty Hugs xx

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Project Life Week 6 - With Imaginarium Designs!

I am way behind with my Project life for 2016, but I am determined to catch up. Today I'm showing you Week 6 for my "Schultz Family 2016" Project Life Album. Highlights for this week were school swimming for Jessica and Valentines day. 

I've used lots of gorgeous Imaginarium Designs chipboard on these pages, all painted with Dylusions paints - I love the bright and vibrant colours of these paints!
Here is a close up of the LHS. Lots of summery pool photos, some "waiting for the bus" photos and "Valentines day roses" photos! 
I love these chipboard words and insta frame - I painted each one a different colour so it would stand out yet be coordinated with the patterned papers I've used. The papers are all from the Pebbles "Spring fling" collection - I love all the kraft colour in this collection :) 
The "bird in heart" chipboard coordinated perfectly with the valentines theme and this teal paint is my favourite! 
Here is a close up of the RHS. 
The Imaginarium Designs chipboard titles are always a showpiece on any page. I love the font combinations and there is such an amazing range of perfect titles to use! The 6x4card is cut from a sheet of 12x12 cardstock - I prefer this to buying prepared cards. I also often add strips of patterned paper to the top of a white card to give it some flair! It's all about using what you already have!
Going out to tea is always a great excuse to dress up and take some family photos - isn't she gorgeous!! 
On this day Jessica prepared morning tea for us. It was a "horse" theme with carrot sticks, bread horseshoes, and tea served in cups and saucers (fancy china of course lol). How precious!!  
Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Our Family Snap Shots : code IDW0064
Loolabelles love arrows : Code IDD0030

Nats hearts 1 : code IDD0042

Love grow hello : code IDW0083

Bird heart and heart in board : code IDFR0032
Imagine believe happy : code IDW0079

Brilliant gorgeous cheeky : code IDW0093

Loolabelle's freaky peep crosses : code IDD0050

So Happy Together : code IDP0155

All of my photos have been printed on an Epson XP-600

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Crafty Hugs xx

Monday, June 13, 2016

Birthday Journal - With Scrapping Clearly!

Today I have a different kind of project to share with you made with lots of products from Scrapping Clearly. It is a handmade birthday journal made to fit inside the Heidi Swapp journal covers. 

This is quite a long post with lots of photos (nearly 30) so you might like to make yourself a cuppa and take your time :)

I was inspired to make this journal by the gorgeous new Heidi Swapp minc collection journal covers available at Scrapping Clearly. I have a gold cover - you can never have too much bling!! I decided to make my own journal to go inside the cover - filled with photos from Jessica's 8th birthday at the zoo.

I started by selecting the main papers and embellishments I wanted to use for the journal. I chose a selection of papers from the Pebbles "Spring Fling" paper collection and the Heidi Swapp Minc "Gratitude" kit.  
I cut the paper into a number of sizes 10"x7" for the cover, then 9 3/4" x 6", and 9 3/4" x 3 1/4", a file folder from the gratitude kit, a large paper doilie and a card from the Gratitude kit. You can add more or less pages as you prefer in your journal. I like to add a selection of sizes and shapes.   
At this point I used my Minc to add foil to all of the elements in the Gratitude kit. I used 2 colours of foil - mint and light pink, and did roughly half of each colour. 
Next I used my sewing machine to join the papers together. Just go slow and use a long stitch!
Here it is - looking pretty already.
Then it was time to decorate. I like to have all my photos ready and a limited range of embellishments and papers. I go through page at a time and then lastly go over again and add paperclips, ribbon, enamel dots etc.

Here is the finished journal - starting with the cover.

A project like this could take weeks to make if you fuss over each page. I've used a clean and simple approach to keep the project achievable. Limiting your supplies really helps. 
I love the tags in the Gratitude kit, they have beautiful sayings and are lovely and sparkly in real life. 
For Jessica's birthday we had a "Lemur encounter" at the Adelaide zoo - such a special experience.
Doilies and ribbons are great embellishments for these projects.
One of the sheets of Pebbles papers had lots of elements that could be cut our and included on pages - I like these papers in collections!
I love the finished journal with the different sized pages in it. it allows you to see a peek of what is underneath and gives more of a layering look.
Journals like these never have too many paperclips or ribbons!
This photo is one of my favourites - I cant believe we were so close to these beautiful animals! 
Gold alphas and accent stickers always work well with any page - they just are hard to photograph. 
I've used up lots of scraps of ribbon on my pages. 
My handsome honey! 
This Pebbles paper collection is so sweet and versatile. I love all the kraft pages and patterns. 
There were some diecut words in the Gratitude kit, I've used "moment" here. I did try and spray another one with ColorShine but the paper is too thin and it didnt hold up.  
You can see some of the lovely foiling in this photo. The beauty of the kits is that you can add whatever colour foil you prefer. 
Strips of papers work really well on pages. I like to use all the barcode strips on the bottom of the pages. 
Here it is all finished.  
Now it is finished It is time to put it in the cover. Isn't it pretty. 
I'm so happy with how it turned out. A special keepsake for Jessica 
 Scrapping Clearly products I've used include

Heidi Swapp minc collection gold journal cover 
Heidi Swapp minc reactive foil - mint Heidi Swapp minc reactive foil - light pink 
Heidi Swapp Minc variety pack "gratitude"   
Pebbles "Spring Fling" paper collection 
Pebbles "Spring Fling" stickers 
Pebbles gold accent stickers
Pink Paislee "C'est la Vie" paper clips

I print my photos on an Epson XP-600 printer

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Crafty Hugs xx