Monday, September 26, 2016

Family - With Imaginarium Designs!

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

This page is a scraplift of a page I recently made. I've used a family photo taken on Jessica's 8th birthday earlier this year.
I started with a sheet of white cardstock and I painted 9 swatches of 3 different colours across the page. I used some watercolour pan paints for this - this is my favourite painting method as it is quick and easy!

Then I layered some papers underneath my photo - from the KaiserCraft Sea Breeze collection (I love the colours in this collection!!).
I painted all of my chipboard using the watercolour pan paints again. The matt look provides a modern look to the page.

Imaginarium Designs chipboard I've used includes 

Family : Code IDW0031
8x8 Moroccan : code IDS0067
Loolabelles nested arrows : code IDDL0018
21 stars in board : code IDS0076
All of my photos have been printed on an Epson XP-600
Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Project Life Week 13 - With Scrapping Clearly!

Today I'm showing you Week 13 for my "Schultz Family 2016" Project Life Album. I've mainly used the Heidi Swapp "Sparkle" project life kit which is available at Scrapping Clearly. I love using kits - they provide a variety of coordinated cards and embellishments which can quickly be incorporated into a variety of layouts.

This project is also my inspiration for the "Bling and Sparkle" Project Life challenge at this weekends Scrapping Clearly Cyber Crop.  Head over to the facebook group here to find out all the details!!

Here is my completed 2 page layout.  
I started by selecting a range of cards and diecuts from the Heidi Swapp "Sparkle" project life kit.  
Then I took a few other cards from the kit and I used some punches (flower, arrow and heart shapes) to create my own customised coordinating embellishments 
Here is a close up of the LHS. I didn't have many photos for this week so it gave me the opportunity to have fun using lots of cards and embellishments from the Heidi Swapp "Sparkle" project life kit. The photos are of our 2 Burmese kittens "CoCo and Hugo" who had just joined our family.
On this card I've added some of the die cut chipboard pieces from the kit and some punched flower shapes.
I decided to "fuse" the sequins into part of the pocket, as is shown here. The Fuse tool is perfect for customising your pocket pages. I use it to alter pages to styles I use more regularly, or to add sequins or other embellishments permanently into the page. It is important to let the tool warm up for at least 10-15 mins before use and I move the tool very slowly across the sheet (usually 2 times). Then check to see if it has properly stuck and if not re-do it.
Here is a close up of the RHS.
A paper clip, date stamp, strips of paper and a punched flower quickly take a white card from plain to glam!
Another strip of paper, punched flowers and wood veneer give this card dimension and sparkle! We all love sparkle!!
Scrapping Clearly products I've used include

Becky Higgins - white project life cards 
Studio Calico wood veneer hearts and arrows  
Heidi Swapp "Sparkle" project life kit 
Becky Higgins project life pocket pages design A 
WRMK Fuse tool 
Pink Paislee Cedar Lane gold feather paper clips 
Heidi Swapp memory planner date stamp 

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

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx