March 22, 2017

Fun, cute and lovely Project life.


G'Day!
Most of you know that I love taking photos and then printing them out. Not just one photo printed, but millions. Tee hee. I have so many photos of the kids that I want to put them all into scrapbooking Layout, but lets be realistic, that will never happen.


But project life, yes, there's a possibility of putting all those photos into a spread. I love my project  life album full of photos. Not to mention that the kids love looking at the album too. These albums are also great to start conversations with the kids and even use the album to help them with projects. One my sons had to do a time capsule last year, and it was great to use project life album to help us remember the 'highlights' from that year.


One thing I absoulelty love doing with the project life cards from the Hip kit club kit, is fussy cut the emelments and sentitments from the cards. I have done that with the "Love" card.  This card was horizontal, but I wanted to use it vertical to fit my page, so I fussy cut those letters out and then stitched them.

Time to create more memories with the kids so I can take photos and record it!







chasing dreams





Hello! Today I have a project using the Hip kit February 2017 kit. Now, if you have a phobia of butterflies, look away! Tee hee.. no, seriously, these butterflies are  so pretty. Tell me one person, who saw this sheet paper in the kit, from Crate Paper chasing dreams collection, who didn't cut them out? Its hard not to right? So, I spent a l o t of time fussy cutting. My feet thanked me though, because I sat in the couch, all snug with my feet for a good few hours!


This layout turned out better than I expected. Its so pretty.
I didn't do a lot of embellishments because it would conflict with the butterflies. Doesn't mean I was tempted though. Of course layers under the photo dont count! tee hee



I did add a few circle elements to carry that through from the photo of my daughter. That photo couldn't be more perfect uh? My daughter had her first hair trim, shes nearly 2 and I was so worried she'd loose her curls, like most Mummy's with a daughter with curly hair. But, guess what, it made it curlier.  The hair dresser giggled because as her hair was drying, it just sprang up so quickly. Curls are staying girl!
Anyways... side tracked... I wanted a photo of the back of her hair, so in order to get her to 'stand still' for just 5 seconds, I told her to look at the wall with the magnifier glass... it worked I got my photo and more!


So when I was looking for photos to go with my butterflies, i could not go past this one. Couldn't be more perfect!
I wasn't real sure where to add my journaling, so I decided to tuck it in the top as a layer.
Happy dreaming butterflies folk!





March 20, 2017

Cute Project Life spread




Happy Monday!
Its quiet, except for the happy birds singing their morning song. I wanted to sit down here and share with you a Project Life spread from the lastest Jot magazine Issue 17 magazine.


Reflecting and reminding myself of precious memories I share with my family. I am so happy that I have countined on with the album  this year.
Lets be honest.
I was thinking of saying "No, I did last year and the year before, and the one before that..." 
But I what if this year there was some year amazing that happened,
What the kids asked me when I was 80 years old what we did in twenty seventeen and my mind would not recall those moments.



The many reasons why I kept going this year.



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March 17, 2017

Sweet layout and process video

Today I am sharing with a tutorial on our I made this page for this month sketch challenge.
I loved this sketch because it made me use two photos on the one page. I normally just use one photo on my layouts, so I was thankful for the push out of my comfort zone.


I loved our most of the elements in the sketch were diagonally from each other too. I didnt want to make the layout look to grid like, so I add in some circular embellishments to add more interest and take away that box feeling.

I used a lot of shimmerz on the background to create my mixed media. I wanted the background to just peek out behind the photo.

Of course I add in lots of layers and tucked in bits and pieces. I finished the page of with lots of handstitching.

Be sure to pop over to my You Tube channel and see how this came together.





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March 16, 2017

Happy drems



 Hello.
I have a new layout using the February 2017 Hip kit over on their Facebook page. When I go to my products in the kit, I always seem to see things a little different or out of the box. Always the different one! Tee hee.. echoed by hubby. 



See the bottom of the page with those beautiful rectangles, in pinks, teals and a yellow... well, they are the tags in the kit from Pretty little studio. I loved the patterns and wanted to use them. If i used them as tags on the layout, I think my eye would see the tag eyelet more than the pattern. My thoughts anyways. Now, I am a huge tag lover, so me being me, remember the different one, I cut the tops off the tags and saved the top eyelet part of the tag. Evidence under the photo, and decided to stick the rest of the tag at the bottom as a collage. I added lots of stitching to them for more interest and so the rectangles didn't look flat. Stitching just adds a little more dimension.



I also loved the flowers that match the tags too and incorporated a few as layers under the photo. Added in some of the gold embellishments from the kit which just softens the page and adds a little bit of a femininity, I guess to the page. I mean, what girl doesnt love gold! Tee hee


After umming and ahhing, and much procrastination, another bad trait, i backed my page with the black and white 'weekend' paper.






Yeah for Project life


Back again! This time I have a project life spread for you, using the February 2017 Project life kit. You all know that I love embellishing my scrapbook layouts with tons of embellishments, well, I like that with my project life spread too.
I've been doing project life for about 5 years now, but that last 2 years I have changed my take a little on project life. I talk about it in my process video.


But what i absolutely love about this kit is not just those beautiful colour thickers, but all the sentiments on the Crate Paper chasing dreams sticker sheet.
A little trick that works a treat for me is, that I always put my stickers on scrap paper, who doesnt have a million little bits on their desk or um, on the floor, yes, i am putting my hand and owning up to the floor on the paper thing, well, i put the stickers on the paper and then i cut them out, this allows me to move my sentiments around on the project life spread, before I commit to sticking it down. I move alot of embellishments around, more on Project life than a scrapbook page, simply because sometimes its harder to get  balance. My project life can get a little busy at times.


More on that next time.
For now, I hope this inspires your project life spreads, to capture and document the everyday life.



March 15, 2017

Shimmery, shimmerz layout.



I have a new layout today over on the Shimmerz blog, that uses the new Actritonez, Paste-eez and colouringz.

Products used: Actritonez - 3 sheets to the wind/ overeasy/blue my stop / edgy eggplant / peas be mine / jiven jade / pinkadelic 
Paste-eez - salt of the earth
Colouringz: Pink stiltoes/ oh say can U sea / well blue me down / no yoking 
Vibez: Jeni B Bleu 

I wanted to experiment today and use the Actritonez as a primer, because these are already self priming, I wanted to just mix other shimmerz products with them and put them straight on to the cardstock with gesso. Because the  colouringz and vibez are mixed with Actrictonez, the colouringz and vibez would not bled through the paper and still allow them to move around in the page. They wouldn't get soaked up on the paper.

I just mixed the products together on some plastic and then put it down on my page. I had previously laid down some masking tape so I could create an abstract grid.

Then used some paste-eez and shimmerz together and used that as a bit of stamp pad to stamp out some images. I then cut these out and layed them into my page.

I loved mixed the coloringz and vibez together because the Actric tonez and paste-eez are a flat finish, mixing them gave them a shimmer.

I have my first Shimmerz process video for you.
Pop over and have a look, it all might make better sense then.



Hope this inspires you today to just experiment.




March 10, 2017

five thing.



1. I am currently here at the PC waiting for a new process video to finish saving and a coffee. I am truly thankful for the beautiful HeyNaedaily who gave me a very, gentle, shove, and very kindly encouraged me to start my process videos. She took away the scariness and calm the trembling hands, put the mind into positive drive  and now I have about 5 process videos waiting for their time to be loaded to You tube. There was a little skepticism when she said "once you start you wont stop taking videos"... true my friend, its a fun and very rewarding process for me. To share my love of documenting and capturing memories. Never mind that she responded to so many SOS messages, and still will talk to me... Tee hee.. All thanks to HeyNaeDaily! 


2. I am currently compiling a layout, which centers around dreams and butterflies. Consider it a February 2017 Hip kit creation. Only an hour and half of fussy cutting and hand stitching. My feet were very thankful to be up and resting. Win win uh!


3. I am be wiled as to how we only have 3 weeks left of Term 1 at school. These kids have the best start to there education for twenty seventeen. Only one " I have a sore finger and cant go to school" kind of excuse. Nice try matey, but off you go. Don't worry he told me that afternoon as he got off the school bus, that he had the best day because he won "student of the class" for that week. Mummy's know best, son. School days are some of the best days of your younger years. Trust me. I know! Tee hee 



4. Listening to a little toddle chomping on what appears to be all the pieces of fruit in the fruit bowl. What... how'd she get to the bench... Disclaimer.. no falls, bumps or scrapes appear in this incident, the so called starving toddler is fed. 


5. Surrounding myself with creations that need to go in albums. So before this one finds its home, I thought I would share the No-adhesive project from the Jot Magazine latest issue 17. Check it out friends. Perfect weekend reading.


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March 9, 2017

Delight in my Hip kit creation!



I am very excited to share with you my first Hip Kit Design team creation and You Tube video using the February 2017 Kit and the 7th March sketch.


What I loved about the sketch was the 3 square elements on the right. They are so versatile, could be for photos, embellishment clusters, paper elements. I had this idea of making patchwork squares.That idea was not budging. But,  I think I did better job at the paper  patchwork then the fabric patchwork. Tee hee.

I didnt want to add to much mixed media or embellishements, or all that hard work paper piecing would be lost.But it still didn't stop me from trying to add everything from the kit onto this one page. You know when you walk into the Lolly store and you want one of everything, even if they taste not so nice? All because they look so pretty. Maybe the temptation with a sweet tooth is hard to resist.


Some of the embellishments in the kit, I knew would look so beautiful, but they just wont do the patch justice. So there saved for the next project.



I have started a You Tube channel and process videos. So please pop over and subscribe to my channel. I do have a lot to learn about my video editing and voice overs... but, we are our own worst critic and enemy. So with a little self forgiving, this first video is not to bad. Especially, when not hair was lost and not to many wrinkles were gained.







Cant wait to share my next Hip Kit creation with you!




March 7, 2017

Cooler mornings and bright colours.





There is just something nice about this time of the year. I am not referring to these 38'c to 40'c days either.  The mornings have cooled a little and the kids have settled into school for the year.  There is some organisation in the house accompanied by sweet armors of baked cakes and coffee brewing.


I took a little inspiration from the fresh bright colours of the December Hip kit along with the thoughts of  above.


I had these triangles left from a previous project and wanted to do make them into something pretty, not just have them left in the bowl in the corner of my desk.  If you use your creative eye you will see that i have turned the triangles into stems for flowers. A little abstract I guess.


Some days I marvel at how my projects turn out, simply from a thought from the day.


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