Friday, January 31, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 5

Hello again. 

Back this week to share with you a layout I have created on behalf of Mad About Scrapping.

Still am using bits and pieces from this kit.
 Must say it always amazes me the different looks you get from the same paper range. 

So there the layout I have created this week.
I have been having a MAJOR clean out of my scrap area again. I mean I just have so much stuff that I just haven't used. I have a rule here too that if I haven't used it during the year just gone then it goes. 
So during this clean up and reorganise I have found so much stuff that I have wanted to use and just haven't. I also found a pile of rub ons that I had forgotten I had. I must admit too that some of the rub ons I have found have certainly reached their used by dates. They just don't seem to adhere very well. 
So I decided to use one of those sets on my background. 
I distressed the edge of the card stock with ink to start with. I then stamped the edges with a script stamp using my hand as a stamp block. I then used some ink and a stencil to create the brick effect randomly. Lastly I used those rub ons that were a little bit past their used by date. I liked these black and white alphas as the white ties in the white from the embellishments. 
I found these kraft paper doilies at the cheap shop the other day. I really wanted to play with them so added them into this layout for a bit of texture. I love this kit too as it has some great stickers in the pack. Have used a few of them as my embellishments on this layout. 

So.. do you have things laying around that you haven't used for a while ?

Do you clean out your scrap area on a regular basis to freshen things up ?

Back to scrapping for me.

Till next week.

TFL, M x

Friday, January 24, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 4

Hello everyone.
Last weekend of the school holidays here in Adelaide, South Australia. We have been busy here getting things ready for school. Very big year for our household too with Miss T starting school this year. Going to be strange without her little chattering while we scrap and craft together during the day when the others are at school.
Anyway.. because we have been busy getting things ready for school haven't had much time for scrapping. Have managed to get a few cards done instead to add to my stash.
Have continued with the 4 x 4 size as find them so quick to do and am able to use up those smaller pieces of paper scraps.
My first card was kept simple with a bit of ink, washi tape and some simple embellishments. Super quick and unisex too. Like adding a bit of dimension to the card with the hessian and then 3D mounted the matching tag I put my greeting on.

 Second card I made was actually made for a little friend of Miss T. He had his birthday party last week and Miss T wanted me to make him a card. She picked the paper and the digi image for me to use. Added some number stamping to the background to tie it all in a little. The monkey is also mounted using 3D foam so he sits off the card nicely.
MAS Products Used =
Fabric Flower
Hessian Ribbon
Washi Tape
WOW people
Black and White Twine
Cream and Black Card stock
From my Stash =
Chipboard Number
Kaiser Mini Alphas
Hand Coloured Digi Image (Monkey)
Embroidery Floss
3D Foam Dots
Well off to make sure all the school things are sorted.
Enjoy your weekend.
TFL, M x

Friday, January 17, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 3

Okay.. so back this week to share with you a little bit of creative fun I have been up to here while the weather has been sweltering here in Adelaide, South Australia.
Perfect time for me to scrap really while we have been hiding inside to try and stay cool.
So.. once again I have been playing with the Jenni Bowlin Photo Freedom kit from Mad About Scrappin.
Here the full page I have created this week with the kit.
Now I must admit it is taking me a little bit to get in to this kit.. not because I don't like the colours but because I haven't played around with scrapping in photo pockets before. So I have done a little bit of research (Pintrest lol) and have started to play around with Project Life this year too. After much research I have decided that if I tackle each pocket as its own little "layout" and then tie them all together it works for me as a 12 x 12 layout as such.. if that makes sense.

Because I like dimension on my pages I just couldn't stay away from adding some to the pockets. Now I found that the 6 x 4 pockets were fine when it came to adding in a fair bit of dimension like shown above.
However I found the trick to the 3 x 4 pocket was to cut down the base of each "layout" just a smidge and this helped to give just that little bit more room to play. I found that the smaller wood veneer shapes fit fine in these pockets too and added that little bit extra.

I found it fun to be able to record lots of little memories on one page. I am not normally one to have multiple photos on one layout.. however because of the way this kit and pages is designed I found I actually liked this way of scrapping multiple photos. So much so I have been looking at getting more of these kits. I love that it includes so much EVEN the page protectors !!! 
 MAS Products Used =
Jenni Bowlin Photo Freedom Kit
Wood Veneer Camera and Polaroid Frame
Washi Tape
WOW people
From my Stash =
Garden Twine
3D Foam Dots
Paper Doily
Metal Flower
Heidi Grace Tabs
Paper Flower
Book Page
Package Tag
Well better get back to it... lots more left in the kit to scrap with so off to play some more.
TFL, M x

Friday, January 10, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 2

 Welcome back to another week of creative inspiration.
This week I have a couple of cards I have created using the Jenni Bowlin Studio Photo Freedom Kit.
I am continuing with the idea I started last year of creating 4"x 4" size cards. I find them quick to create, am able to use up the smaller scraps easily and they also fit nicely into a C6 size envelope for postage. Aside from the fact I am also able to be frugal with my card stock and get 4 cards out of 1 piece of 12" x12" card stock.
 Have kept it simple again but added a few accents to change the paper up a little. I would hate to get sick of using the same paper all the time. By adding butterfly stamps in two different Staz on inks I have been able to layer the butterflies a little. I have also used the wooden veneer frame to create my theme or greeting as such.
By hand stamping numeral images onto the back of this card it helps create the background nicely. Adding a paper doily as a feature is a quick and easy way to added a simple layer to a card too. I then hand coloured the digital image with a mixture of water colour pens and pencils before mounting it with 3D foam. Dash of kindy glitz to the image and I was done. 
Products Used :
* Echo Park - Jenni Bowlin Studio Photo Freedom Kit
* Coredinations Card stock
* WOW Wooden Venner Frame
*Memory Maze People
* Mixed Mini Alpha Stickers
* Hand Coloured Digi Image
* Satin Ribbon
* Kindy Glitz
* Paper Doily
* Chipboard Number

Hope you enjoyed the cards this week.

Just a little something you can create when you have some scraps to use up.

Why not build up your cards stash like I am so you have cards ready when you need them.

Till next week.

TFL, M x

Friday, January 3, 2014

Something New for Mad About Scrappin in 2014

With a new year starting it's time to mix it up a little and change how things are working with the weekly layout of the week I do here on behalf of Mad About Scrappin.
So.. to keep those creative juices flowing and get you all to be more creative we have decided the Layout of the Week was 2013 and for 2014 we have something much more exciting for you.
Every Friday morning on behalf of Mad About Scrappin there will be a new weekly post called "Creative Inspiration".
Every week I will post something that is card, scrap booking or even off the page related. It may be a technique I want to share. It may be something I have created. Or it may even be something that has inspired me to get creative. I am hoping this will inspire you to get creative over the weekend yourself.
So to start things off with our new weekly post.
Here's a layout I have created for you this week.
 I wanted to create a quick and simple layout this time around. Sometimes I just don't have much time to myself to be able to creative something big. I also don't like starting a layout and having to come back to it. So with that in mind I now sit down to create and aim to complete the layout in the time I do have. I also don't want to turn my scrap booking into a chore. I found it very easy to create something fun with this kit. Everything I needed was in the kit (barring the floss, tape and button) to create this layout. 
Products Used :
* Echo Park - Jenni Bowlin Studio Photo Freedom Kit
* Coredinations Cardstock
* Paper Button
* Mixed Mini Alpha Stickers
* Washi Tape
* Floss

Sometimes it's all about keeping it simple.

Till next week.

TFL, M x

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Challenge for 2014 !

Welcome to 2014!!
I am glad myself that a new year has started and I get a chance to start everything off fresh.
I started this year off fresh with Mad About Scrappin and a challenge using a sketch by Anne Patterson.
Now.. before I get into the sketch...let me explain something to you. The lovely Leanne, owner of Mad About Scrappin, had sent me a kit to play around with a few months ago. Now.. I am up for any challenge but THIS challenge certainly got me thinking. I received the Jenni Bowlin -  Echo Park Photo Freedom Collection Kit. Now I love the colours in this and knew that playing around with the kit would not be any problem at all. HOWEVER !!!! as I always do I had to push the boundaries even more. I decided that I would use the kit to create this month's sketch AND I would also use the photo pocket sleeves that came with the kit also.
Now this certainly was a challenge !!!
Here's my take on the sketch...
it is a little hard to photograph it in the photo pocket sleeve too I must say.
 I am glad that I was able to make this work. I really enjoyed the challenge I set for myself. It did take a bit of playing around to get it to work for me. But I did have fun.

 Because the kit is made up of a mixture of double sided patterned paper some being full patterns and some being journal cards to fit the photo sleeve pockets I decided to mix it up a little. I found one of the journal cards worked perfectly for the base of my title. I then added some hessian, a wood veneer camera and some acrylic letter to finish off my title. These all fit nicely into the photo sleeve pocket.

By using a little wood veneer frame I was able to print off another photo and add it both as a feature and a starting point for my embellishment cluster.
Have you set yourself any challenges lately ?
Why not play around with this month's sketch to start things off with a bang.
Till next time.
TFL, M x