Friday, July 25, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 30

Welcome back to another week of sharing.

I hope that you all have been able to get creative lately.

I have been having some fun again this week creating a layout to share with you on behalf of 
Mad About Scrappin using the Under the Stars kit by Simple Stories again.

So here's this weeks share...

Have had a chance to play around with my camera a little this month with family being all together for part of the school holidays here in Adelaide. 
I love getting candid photos just as much as getting the perfect photo. 
This layout I have created this week showcases a few candid photos I took. 

I have kept this layout fairly simple because I wanted the photos to be able to tell the story. I also decided to just use a few of the colours of this kit for this layout. I find that by doing this it helps me to use up the kit and look at it from a different perspective. This layout I have teamed the navy blue, white and lime green with some plain kraft card stock. 

Once again I have played around with a little kraft paper bag to add some feature to this layout. By teaming it with the lime green and a white tag it has tied it all to the base layout but created a few layers for texture. 
I have also added some of my favourite Studio Calico cork shaped camera using 3D foam tape to mount them. 
Now.. I have also used some Studio Calico wood grain enamel dots for the first time. I have used a similar product a few years ago and I loved them them... I can say that I am a fan of these too. 
They are super easy to use and add that little extra without being too dimensional.

I love this kit too as some of the journal cards in the pack make perfect embellishments. I have tucked on behind this photo and then added my title to it using a mix of larger  and smaller alpha stickers. 
I then finished it off with a Studio Calico cork board arrow... 
Note to self... order more!!! 
They are so much fun to add to layout.

Have you capture some fun moments lately ??

Why not have a play with your camera and see what you get.

Till next weeks share.

TFL, M x

Friday, July 18, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 29

Back this week to share with you something a little different I have created using the Under the Stars - Echo Park paper range.

So this week I have created a few cards to inspire you. I must say it was a little challenging to create them with a house full of kids as it was school holidays and the word "MUUUMMMM" seems to be a constant every time I sit down to create. So I managed to get these done to share with you.

I have to say that I did find it a little challenging to create these cards using this paper range. However I persisted and am quite happy with the bold results.

For the first card I have kept it simple. Mixing it up with a kraft die cut card and some of the matching Echo Park stickers. I have created a bit of dimension in this card by adhering my title  and the bunting using 3D foam. I have also added a bit of washi to add that little extra. 

For the second card I had this bold lime ribbon that I had got in a mixed embellishment pack from a Mad About Scrappin sale that matched perfectly with this range. I also added a plastic doily and some floral stickers using 3D foam from my stash to finish off this card.

Sometimes finding time to scrap may be a challenge.. however if you keep it simple you will find that you can get something done real quick.

Till next week.

TFL, M x

Friday, July 11, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 28

Welcome again.

I would like to share with you this week a new kit that I have been sent out to play with 
from Mad About Scrappin.

This week I have started to play around with this simple set by Echo Park called Under that Stars.

So here's what I have created for you this week.
I quite like this range.. but then I have loved all the Echo Park ranges lately. This one however I liked as I knew it would provide me with a bit of a challenge. Being that the kit has a camping theme I knew it would be a little harder to be universal in uses. 

However.. as you will see over the next few weeks that isn't the case at all. 

Once again I have played around with a little kraft paper bag to add some texture to my page. I have also used a kraft pocket card as the base of my title and then  added a mixture of a wooden word and some alpha stickers to finish the title off.

Now.. we all have those horrid rub ons laying around that just fall apart when you try to use them.. well for this layout Have used them to add a bit of a feature to my layout. I am not fussed that part of the rub on has not transferred as it has added a bit of a messy look to the page that I wanted. 

To finish off the layout I have added some Studio Calico embellishments and some mini alphas to add the date to the layout. 

I must say that I am once again finding another Echo Park paper range quite versatile. 

I cannot wait to share with you what else I have created using this range.

Till next week.

TFL, M x

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Half way there...

How hard is it to believe that we are already half way through the year !!!

And with the start of the month comes another inspiring challenge at Mad About Scrappin.

So here's this month's challenge by Crece

I love this sketch and had a blast playing around with it this month. 

So here's my take on the sketch.
I love mixing colours that wouldn't normally seem right together but just seem to work. This is the case with red and pink. If you can't get the right tone of red and pink then they seem to clash. However this time around this paper range by called Love Story by Echo Park really works.

I have added a few touches of black to the layout to make it pop. By colouring a die cut frame and then clustering the embellishments around it it has created a focal point on the layout. I have also loved adding a little bit of bling to the layout by adding in some iridescent sequins. I have mixed up the styles and sizes to mix it up a little. I also have to say that I wasn't too sure of the larger pink glittered flower when  I first got them from a Mad About Scrappin sale. However it just seemed to work for this layout. 

To add a bit of difference with the journalling on this layout I have mixed it up with some word stickers and mixed alphas. The word stickers have been mounted using 3D foam tape to add dimension and create a feature of the journalling. 

Have you checked out the details for this month's Mad About Scrappin challenge ??

Why not give it a go.

Till next time.

TFL, M x

Friday, July 4, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 27

Hello all.

I almost forgot to get this post sorted out for today.... 

I have been busily sorting out school holiday plans here and was curled up in bed when I remember that i needed to share with you all this weeks Creative Inspiration on behalf of Mad About Scrappin.

So this week I have played around with the last of this Echo Park Photo Freedom kit that I have used over the last month.

Now.. I managed to get some scrap time in through this week and have created a pocket page layout. I must say that when I find I am time poor that pocket pages are just so easy to create. 
So here's this weeks inspiration.
I have been trying for what seems like forever to get a nice photo of all the kids together. It seems like a painful task sometimes I must say. You can never get them all looking at the camera. Never get them all smiling. Or if you do you tend to get that cheese cake smile. Well.... this time I managed to capture all those and more in this impromptu photo shoot one morning before school. When I looked through all the photos I found that several of them were perfect for this layout I wanted to create documenting our crazy life.
I have loved mixing up the pocket pages a bit and using some of the 4'x6' pockets to tell the story. I have layered 3'x4' journal cards onto 4'x6' journal cards to create the base for the decorated pockets. I have then used a mixture of embellishments I grabbed from a Mad About Scrappin sale to finish off the pockets.

I love these little journal cards that Leanne had in store for a sale. I wised I had more of them as they were so cute and worked so well for this layout. I have brightened up this pocket with these lime green spotty buttons too.

I used one of the pocket to create the title for my layout. I love the little paper bags that were on sale recently at Mad About Scrappin. They are great for photo pockets as they are the perfect size and add that perfect spot for some hidden journalling too.

Have you payed around with some odds and ends you might have grabbed from a Mad About Scrappin sale lately ??

Have you had a chance to scrap u a storm ?

Why not get creative this weekend.

Till next week.

TFL, M x