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“Beautiful Moments” for Scrap the Girls June 2019

Hi Creative Friends,

June is here and it’s time to share another fab challenge at Scrap the Girls.  This month we are being inspired by this divine mood board filled with gorgeous florals and bold colours.

and here is my layout!

I am so in love with this mood-board, I think there are so many beautiful things to be inspired by, I actually started the page by pulling out a stack of scraps of pattern paper that fit the theme.  I had a lot of papers that weren’t really enough to make a full page with, but I could cut them into 8cm squares and combine them.  I also pulled out the Jen Hadfield collection ‘Patio Party’ which has some stunning bold floral patterns in it and the most divine pop of yellow which I pulled from those cute yellow clogs!

I began with a white background to ground all of my patterns and colours and mounted it onto one of the bold patterns from the Jen Hadfield collection.  I then went about building up a paper stack of my scraps. I also stitched around the 8cm square pieces for extra detail and also mounted my small photos in coordinating papers.

You can also see here, that I’ve added in a piece of chipboard from my stash, just as another layer. This page is really all about the layers!  Layers of pattern paper, layers of embellishments and layers in my photos.  Inspired by the mood board and the layers of fabric in the clothes and handbags.

Once I was happy with all my paper layers and the position of my photos, it was time to embellish!  I wanted to add to the florals in my pattern paper so I’ve added in a stack of die cuts from the Jen Hadfield die cut pack.  I’ve just positioned them in between my layers.  I’ve also added in a couple of digital cut file elements; these are from the ‘Caite Floral Set‘ from CUT to YOU.  I’ve misted them with some Colour Shimmer Sprays from Colour Blast.

With the two floral clusters sorted, it was time to add in my title.  For this, I’ve gone with a pop of black, to draw from the black in the photos as well as the pop of black in the mood board.  I found the sticker ‘beautiful’ and just added the word ‘moments’ with some mini alphas.

Lastly, I added in a couple of butterflies and some enamel dots and called it done 🙂

Upload to the Facebook group by the end of the month for your chance to win a prize pack from this months sponsor.

This month’s sponsor: D-lish Scraps.

Until next time,

 

CUT to YOU, Inspiration, Scrap The Girls

“So Happy We’re Here” for Scrap the Girls May 2019

Hi Creative Friends,

Back today to share with you the latest challenge for Scrap the Girls.  This month we have a sketch provided by the amazing Sue Plumb!  I love a sketch, so easy to get creating with and you can get so many different pages out of the one design.  For this page, I wanted to work with a photo my hubby took of my daughter and I recently when we were on vacation.  Here’s a look at my page…

and this is the sketch!

Look at all of those stunning florals!!  To start the page, I knew I wanted to use a bit of a bolder background and some CUT to YOU digital cut files.  I’ve chosen the ‘Bouquet‘ file… it’s one of my favourite cut files, I’ve used it quite a few times now and cut it out of a cute floral pattern paper, this one by Pink Fresh Studio which was part of a kit I purchased from Kitaholics Kit Club.

I matted my photo and then positioned the floral pieces around it, loosely following along with the sketch, but shuffling them here and there to where they looked good.  I then attached them to the back of my photo so that I could move this entire piece around.  I also added here a second photo mat, this time in the minty blue for contrast.  This allowed me to move this whole element around my page until I was happy with its position.

Now this main piece was locked in, I went about finding my title.  This collection by Pink Fresh Studio is called ‘Everyday Musings‘ and it has some really lovely sentiments in it.  Not travel inspired as such, but perfect for this happy photo of us on holiday.  I went with a die cut piece from their ephemera pack and positioned it to the right of the photo following along with the sketch.

I just LOVE love LOVE this sentiment (pictured above) and knew I had to fit it in, so I tucked it under my title as a bit of a sub-title idea.  Next, I wanted to add some elements to the left-hand side edge of my photo following along with the sketch.  I’ve tucked in a frame from the collection and a tab, a die cut piece and even made a sweet paper bow.

I’ve also added in some other floral pieces at this point, also from the die cut pack.

and how perfect were these two elements?

The page was looking really good at this point.  So I was really just looking for a few small finishing touches.  I decided on two of the bright yellow puffy floral stickers.  I love how these pull the yellow out from my background layers.  Yellow is such a pretty happy holiday colour!

Lastly, I’ve added some enamel dots around the main cluster just to finish off the page and I really like it!  I think it’s a cleaner version of the sketch, but that’s the beauty of sketches; you can adjust with them however you like.

Upload to the Facebook group by the end of the month for your chance to win a prize pack from this months sponsor which happens to be my store CUT to YOU. We have digital cut files for those of you with electronic die cutting machines and custom cut files for those of you who would like us to cut them for you and ship if you don’t have an electronic cutter.  Everyone can use cut files in their scrapbooking.

This month’s sponsor: CUT to YOU – Digital Cut files for all kinds of paper lovers.

Until next time,

 

CUT to YOU, Inspiration, Scrap The Girls

“Hello Happy” for Scrap the Girls April 2019

Hi Creative Friends,

April is here and it’s time to share another fab challenge at Scrap the Girls.  This month we are being inspired by this image and to scrap more images of ourselves, in which we feel empowered and beautiful.

and here is my layout!

This selfie is really special to me.  It’s just a quick photo taken before morning ballet class, but what it represents is so much more!  I have spoken a little before about my love of ballet and how I did it as a child and how I am now back at the barre after over 20 years break!  Being able to dance again has been so so great and it really does help me be the best me I can be.  It helps me mentally and physically and I’m so so blessed to be able to do it!  So… having said all that, this page for me, is about creating your own happiness and not looking to others for that AND to love yourself enough to make it a priority!

The idea for this page actually started with those 3 wooden frames.  They had been sitting in a bowl on my desk for the longest time and I was on a mission to get them stuck onto a page!  So, I actually positioned them first. Next, I went about choosing my photos and mounted them with pink cardstock and stitched around the edge.

Next, I pulled out the cut file; this one is called ‘All Around Floral‘ from CUT to YOU.  It too was sitting on my desk waiting for a page, so I placed it over the frames but flat to my background pattern paper.  This then gave me a framework to work with for the page design.

Now that my photos, the frames and the cut file were all locked in place, I worked on adding my title and embellishments.  I went with themes that matched the mood-board that added to my sentiment of being empowered to create my best life.  I love that I found a piece that says “Own your happy” it’s so true and a perfect fit for this page.  I’ve added some other cute elements such as the swans, not just because they are cute, but also because they reference Swan Lake (one of the most recognisable ballets there is). Oh yes, and gold puffy hearts, because Gold, because puffy and because hearts 🙂  AND, that was the page all done!

Another page I absolutely love, thanks for popping by and allowing me to share it with you.  I do hope you’ll play along with the challenge.  You need to upload to the Facebook group by the end of the month for your chance to win a prize pack from this months sponsor.

This month’s sponsor: Charm Creations.

Until next time,

 

CUT to YOU, Inspiration, Scrap The Girls

“Majorly Totally” for Scrap the Girls March 2019

Hi Creative Friends,

March is here and it’s time to share another fab challenge at Scrap the Girls.  This month we are being inspired by this movie-themed mood board.

Ok, I must admit, when I first saw this mood board I was totally stumped.  I mean, I haven’t seen ANY of these movies!! (I know, obviously, I’m just not a big movie buff and some of these are not really the kinds of movies I like).  BUT, I do have a 12-year-old daughter so I thought, what better time than now to watch ‘Clueless’ and let that inspire me to design a page.  Here’s what I came up with.

I was inspired by a couple of stand out things from the movie, first of all, that super fun Yellow, Black and White outfit that Cher wears and the quote “I’m majorly, totally, butt crazy in love with Josh!”

I then went about designing a digital cut file background based on the quote. You can shop it here.

I cut the design out in white card stock and placed it onto a bright yellow background.  I then went about pulling out everything in my stash that was either, Black, White or Yellow.

I mounted my photo in a yellow and white spotty pattern paper and then again in a plain black and white text paper.  I also found some black and white florals from a Maggie Holmes collection and fussy cut those out.

It was now just a matter of layering the photo with those fussy cut flowers to build the base of the design.  Once those pieces were locked in, I went about adding in some more text elements.  I found the circle chipboard piece that says “Best Day Ever” and the speech bubble that says “Hello”. I really just mixed and match pieces shuffling them around until I found the perfect spot for each.

Next, I positioned this large black and white bow, I’ve been hoarding these, but felt this was a great page to use one on.  It’s a large element, so it does need to be positioned early in the design.  Next, it was time to add in some smaller elements, like the circle brads and enamel dots.  There are also some resin flower pieces from this months sponsor D-lish Scraps.

 

 

 

At this point, I thought the page was done until I found some yellow butterfly stickers out of a Maggie Holmes sticker book.  They were the perfect finishing touch, filling in the gaps around my flower clusters; and the colour match was made in heaven, there was no way they were not going on this page!

Be sure to upload to the Facebook group for your chance to win a fab prize from this months sponsor.

This month’s sponsor: D-lish Scraps.

Until next time,

 

CUT to YOU, Inspiration, Scrap The Girls

“Happiness is Here” for Scrap the Girls February 2019

Hi Creative Friends,

February is here and it’s time to share another fab challenge at Scrap the Girls.  This month we are being inspired by a “Constance Hall” themed mood board.

I just adore the colours in this one and all of those florals; so so pretty!  Constance is a proud Mumma bear so it seemed fitting to scrap a pic of myself and my Miss 11.  Here is my take:

I began the page by pulling out some water-colours that matched the Yellow, Orange, Pink and Blue panels in the mood board. Then, with a general idea of the design for my page, went about adding them in blocks using the packaging technique.  Once that was dry, I then added splatters over the top.  I made sure to keep the colours in sections and not to mix them up too much to avoid things getting muddy and messy!

Next, I pulled out a couple of packs of the Celebration Flowers cut files, these are the exact size you will receive them if you order as CUSTOM cuts.  I then went about colouring each of them in the same four colours as above… the main idea for this page was to create a large cluster for my photo mat with layers of the feature colours in the mood board.

Once I was happy with the colours on the cut files, I positioned them onto my page.  Next, I mounted my photo.  I went with a black and white photo for this page as I knew I already had a lot of colour going on and didn’t want it all to get too much.  I love the pop of the Black and White with the bold colours so much!

With the position of the photo and the cut files now locked in, it was time to add the smaller embellishments to finish out the page.  I’ve kept with the colour blocking adding yellow elements in the yellow section, orange elements in the orange section and so on.

I’ve also added paper flowers in the coordinating colours and love the dimension they add.

Above, you can see the blue section, I even managed to find some blue butterflies!

To finish the page out, I added buttons from my stash in the same co-ordinating colours. I then trimmed the edges and mounted onto a piece of pale pink cardstock and sewed around the edge.  I add a frame in this way to most of my pages, I just love how it finishes them off.

Be sure to upload to the Facebook group for your chance to win a fab prize from this months sponsor.

This month’s sponsor: Corbett Creations & Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Until next time,