What a Scrappy Life


Sunday, 17 July 2016

Hey Little Magpie - July 2016 Blogpost

My layouts are up today over on the Hey Little Magpie Blog (here).  This month I used the lovely collection from Fancy Pants Design - Life is Beautiful.  The quality of these papers are lovely, each paper is textured and a good quality - i would rate them as a similar weight to American Craft Cardstock, so very substantial.

Hope over to the blog and see my 4 layouts I've managed to do this month, and better still why not purchase some of this lovely collection from the store. - here

Happy scrapping everyone

Friday, 15 July 2016

Another layout using a sketch

This time I used one of my Like For Ever Kits  - 'In Bloom" June 2016 kit.  Another layout using a sketch.

Can you stop a theme over my last few pages, I love this little word stickers to add details and interest on my pages.

I also inked over the wood veneer, so that it would co-ordinate with the colour tones of the page.

Thanks for stopping by, happy scrapping ...

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Mosley Crop - July 2016 challenge

At the beginning of July, I went to one of my crops and they had a challenge to produce a layout, project or anything crafty that was pink based, using pineapples and flamingos - which are all the rage now.

The challenge was to complete the project within the time of the crop, but I spent most of my day talking and ran out of time, but I did manage to come home and finish it.

I've used this photographs before on a layout, and to be honest I'm ok with using a photograph more than once, but as you can see - it fitted the bill perfectly.   I went though my stash and found some pink papers and found some with a pineapple print. 

I have a flamingo stamp, which I stamp onto two different shades of cardstock, cut them out and added them to the layout.

I'm loving using these little word stickers, I think these all came from Simple Stories - Carpe Diem Collection  here

For the title I used 3 different thickers from my stash.

Another layout that came together quickly, once I stopped talking that is, and put my head down  and got on with it - lol x.

Thanks for stopping by ...

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Hip Kit Club - June 2016 Kit

Hi everyone, I'm back with another layouts I did recently using the Hip Kit Club, June 2016 kit.  This time I did a 9x12 layout - just because ... I've been doing quite a few of my layouts this size and just love working on this size, but I think I will always be a 12x12 scrapbooker at heart.

I had printed these photographs - which are approximately 2.5 x 2.5 inches square - printed on my selphy.  They are just random ones which I loved and didn't really tell a particular story, hence no journalling, but wanted to document anyway.  

Used one of the exclusive die cuts as the title, and a of the other pieces from the exclusive ephemera pack.

The '2015' is from Freckled Fawn (my stash), the brads are from Simple Stories - Sunshine & Happiness collection here   And yes, it does bug me that favourite is spelt the American way, but I can live with it.

This was on a wooden peg by Jellybean soup, I didn't want the peg, so took it off, if you look closely we will see it split when I was removing it from the peg, but I managed to put it back together on the page and once in the page protector no will notice, and if they do - so what - lol x .

A quick layout which works for me, I used a sketch as a starting point, but by the end of it, the only thing that was the same as the sketch was the use of 3 photos, but eh! it got me scrapping, it is what is all about.

Thats for stopping by ...

Sunday, 10 July 2016

It's coming back ....

Yeah! I think my mojo is returning, slowly and surely, and hopefully I can get myself back into blogging regularly, but I won't promise anything as I've been doing that and it just not happening.

I can now share some layouts, that I've done over the past few weeks,  I recently subscribed to the Hip Kit Club  monthly kit, I've been following the site for a while and really love how the DT use the kits.  And decided to give them a go and see what the quality was like and how / if I would use what was in the kit each month.  So far I'm loving the kits and really hope that it has given me the kick re-start I needed to get back into scrapping.

This is my first layout using this kit - 'Hello Today' - and using a sketch they had put up on their site.

I love these little word stickers, this one is from Freckled Fawn and are not part of this kit, but one I got last year

These are from Pinkfresh Studio,  again not part of this kit.

I have added some hidden journalling on a tag at the top of the page.  I love how it has turned out.

My 2nd layout with this kit is another one using a sketch from their site.  I found these photos that I had printed and was just eating to scrap, of me and James on our visit to Bristol last year.  We had such a fab time and of course, there is always time for a selfie or two while we were on the hunt for Shaun the Sheeps.

In the kit there was a ephemera pack that is exclusively designed and this was one of the tabs - very appropriate for these photographs.

They also have exclusive alphabets - the dark blue are from the May kit, and the teal are from the June kit.

 I really love the colour tones of this kit and also having some sketches to work with has helped me get back in the flow of scrapbooking again.

I'll be back in a few days with some more layouts to share.

Happy Scrapping ...