Sunday, 21 October 2018

--- Kitaholic Kits DT --- "Cake" Scrapbook layout + process video

Hi Scrap Friends

Welcome along to my blog today.
I'm so pleased to be sharing inspiration for 




Here is my inspiration for you
"Cake"



The inspiration for this page came from the cute baking embellishments on the sticker sheet.
I chose these super cute photos of Master C "licking the beaters". I love his face and the little smudge of cake batter on his nose.

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Master C's favourite colour is green, so I focused on that as my main colour with some small pops of pink to help draw the mix master sticker into the layout.

 

I think the title and the chipboard sticker are just spot on.
"Today I am happy because ... Cake!"

In the background I've used some glitter paste through the stencil in the Mixed Media kit.

Also on this page you'll actually find some of the packaging that the embellishments came in - don't forget to keep some of the pretty "rubbish" to use on your pages.

Heres the process video if you'd like to see this creation come together.



Thanks for visiting.

Happy Scrapping.



Sunday, 7 October 2018

--- Kitaholic Kits DT --- "Adventure" Scrapbook layout + process video

Hi Scrap Friends

Welcome along to my blog today.
I'm so pleased to have joined the team at 




I've been a huge fan of there amazingly coordinated selection and am loving creating with the delicious goodies.

Firstly if you haven't already watched an unboxing by one of the girls - pop over to the YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/KitaholicKits

There are four kits:

Main

Pocket

Embellish

Mixed Media

There is even a private facebook group with bonus's just for subscribers!


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This month I set the challenge which is to participate in the below "Blind" Crop.





Here is my inspiration for you
"Adventure"



I've also created a process video for this layout too.




This months kits are full of delicious Vicki Boutin die cuts and papers!

 

We recently spent a weekend at Woodgate Beach and I really wanted to scrap these photos of my boys at the beach - the brights of this collection are perfect!


Thanks for visiting.

Happy Scrapping.


Wednesday, 3 October 2018

--- A2Z Scraplets DT --- "Heaven on Earth" Scrapbook Layout 9x12

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a layout for A2Z Scraplets

My layout "Heaven on Earth"


Sometimes when my mojo goes AWOL I like to create a 9x12 page which can sometimes kickstart my creativity.

This page uses scraps of paper with a sunburst stencil.

It was pretty busy with patterns so I left the 
fairly basic.
I gave it a coat of sparkly embossing powder.



I also added the cutfile in the photo background and embellished with stickers and cotton.



Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping. 

Monday, 1 October 2018

--- Off the Rails Scrapbooking DT --- October Challenge reveal "Show Bags"

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a layout for the October challenge at
Off the Rails Scrapbooking.

My Layout "Show Bags"



This month we are encouraging you to use something recycled on your page.


My page features a photo of my boys at our local show after they picked out their first show bags.
Master C had kept his since May and I decided it would be perfect to recycle for this page.


The bag has an ombre feel starting with orange to red and then black at the bottom.
I used this as my inspiration for the background.


I started with white card stock and used Vicki Boutin water colours with a spatula 


Other elements include acrylic through a stencil and stamping before adding title and a little bit of sparkle.

Can't wait to see your recycled projects.

Happy Scrapping.


--- White ... with 1 CT --- October challenge reveal "Trouble x 2" Scrapbook layout

Hi Scrap Friends

Welcome to the October challenge at White ... with 1

Here is my inspiration layout "Trouble x 2"


This month we have a fun easy to use sketch.


Each month when I prepare the WW1 challenge, I start by raiding my stash for anything that matches the colour. 
Then it becomes a challenge to find a suitable photo.
Thankfully I found this one from when my boys where less than twelve months and knew that it would work so well with this months colour.


It's always going to be trouble when it's quiet and this was what I found ...
My two boys pulling all the tissues out of the box!!!

I had fun with paste and washi tape for the background and embellished with my photo cluster.

Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping.



Wednesday, 26 September 2018

--- A2Z Scraplets DT --- "Hope we catch a fish" scrapbook layout

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a layout for A2Z Scraplets

My layout "I hope we catch a fish"


The "Hope" word was all that was left from the "Dream word set" but I just couldn't work out how to use it. I started by covering it with black gesso.
Then I looked through my photo stash and came up with this one of Master C throwing a line.
I decided to turn the word "hope" into a longer title and used up some of my letters.


I left the layout quite simple with lots of paper tearing and layers.
The black star is a piece cut with my Silhouette Cameo.


I also used one of the "Nested Circles" and covered it with glitter - then added patterned paper behind it.



Items on this page are from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Boys Rule" collection.



Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

--- A2Z Scraplets DT --- "Cheeky" Scrapbook Layout

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a layout for A2Z Scraplets

My layout "Cheeky"



The inspiration for this page came from the pop of green in the photo.
Master C loves green so I wanted to make this a page with a strong green focus.

This collection is from Jillibean Soup - 2 Cool 4 School.
I decided to pair it with some of the Nested Circles
Each given a different colour of Distress Crayon.


I've also used the "Cheeky" word and covered it with Colour Blast Embossing Powder. 


I haven't added too much mixed media but I did add some Nuvo glitter paste to the background through a star stencil!


Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping. 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

--- A2Z Scraplets DT --- "Beautiful Times" Scrapbook Layout

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a layout for A2Z Scraplets

My layout "Beautiful Times"


These Him & Her Shapes are super cute ... but
I really struggled with using them on a page.


After a few different starts but nothing that I could get happening, I had an idea.
My boys are always sitting with me in my craft room.
So I gave the two chippies a coat of gesso, handed one each to my boys and some distress crayons and asked them to colour them in - one like Mum and one like Dad.

What you see on this page is the result. 



After the chippies were decorated I knew I needed to use them.
So I grabbed a couple of photos of my boys with there first ever scrapbook pages - made with their Nan and created this page.
The chippies were quite bright and colourful so I left the page fairly neutral with a few pops of colour from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio "Boys Rule" collection.



Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping. 

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Artastic Challenge Blog - September Scrapbook Layout "Dare to dream big"

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a page created for the September challenge at

This is one of my favourite challenge sites each month because the art piece gives so many wonderful interpretations.

My Layout "Dare to dream big"




This months image is titled "The mentor"


Initially I was drawn to all the shades of blue and grey of the sky.
I wanted to find a fishing picture or even one of a dog at the beach but looking through my stash, I found this one of Master Z with his Dad.


He loves to dress up in his work gear and be just like Dad so I thought this really fit with the "mentor" title.

I've used a Uniquely Creative Kit from a few months back to pull in some of the blue colours and added some Navy paste to the background.

Once I added the photo and layers I needed something else so I added the stitched triangles and love how this page turned out.

Thanks for visiting.

Happy Scrapping.


Friday, 7 September 2018

Scrap the Boys September Challenge - "My Heart" Scrapbook layout

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm playing along with the challenge over at
Scrap the Boys

My layout "My Heart"




What's not to love about the "Hello Baby" inspiration this month??

I looked through lots of photos but I really wanted it to be a genuine "baby" photo.
This one was waiting in the baby album for it's very own page so I decided to look up the date it was taken and use that as part of my page - "7 days new"


Oh how I miss those sweet, snuggly times.
Even though at the time I really struggled to enjoy it because of the pressure to feed, sleep, gain weight etc.

Someone sent me this quote and I have always tried to remember it
"The days are long but the years are short"

It's true... my boys are now five and started prep this year.
Each day can be a struggle but life goes so fast, I try to remember to just stop and enjoy it.

Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

--- Off the Rails Scrapbooking DT --- September challenge inspiration layout

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing my inspiration for the September moodboard over at

"School Lunches Blah"



I'm not going to lie. I found this food challenge quite difficult.


Firstly I chose my photo. While looking through my printed photos, I found this one of the first ever school lunches I made back in January.
It was kind of exciting at the time, but now I look forward to tuckshop days when I don't have to make lunches ... and I've still got to do this for twelve more years!!!!!

So I decided to make that the story of my layout.
The colour inspiration came from the little cupcake embellishment - I wouldn't normally have used it but for this page, it was perfect.

You can see and hear all about my process in this video.


Thanks for visiting.

Happy Scrapping.


Louise xo