Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pion Layout

Hi and thanks for stopping by

My poor little blog really has been neglected of late.  I have been busy creating but just been a little slow on sharing.  So sorry.

Today I have a layout using the beautiful Pion papers.  Love these papers and its not typically a colour that I would scrap with.

Yep that's me when I was 17 years old playing my duties as bridesmaid for a cousin.

Those gorgeous flowers are the die and stamp set from Heartfelt creations. I didn't need much else for embellishing by using these. Love them!  I have used lots of doilies and punched borders to give my layout a really layered effect.

A pretty butterfly (Cherry Lyn from memory) and some pearls and ta daaaa my page is done!

Until next time

Monday, October 20, 2014

Graphic 45 Not So Mini Album!

Hey scrapping friends!

If you follow my work you will know that I love mini albums!  I have made a tone of them.  Today I have another mini album to share.  Well its a bit bigger than a mini and measures about 8 x 8 and using the gorgeous new Graphic 45 papers - A Time To Celebrate.

I can't take all the credit for this album as I got the tutorial from the wonderful Kona Raven!  Hi Kona!!!  This is the first time I have ever followed a tutorial or directions.  I am not one for measurements and usually love to do my own thing but when I came across Kona's album I just knew I had to give it a go.  Oh my gosh, this gal is just the best at these gorgeous albums and her tutorials are so easy to follow!

This post is a little photo heavy but I hope you enjoy.  It has lots of pockets and interactive pages.

The first page opens up and has a small pocket at the bottom and a flap that opens to the right

I reveals a pocket and a photo mat

This second page is really cool.  Where the little tabs are is Velcro dots.  This all folds down,

I have used a magnet as a closure on this page to keep it together

This is how it looks all open up

This page also has Velcro dots underneath and when open shows to tags in pockets.

This page has a little slider tab that holds it together and when unfolded has a pocket and more places for photos.

I am so happy with how this turned out but I think I am more happy with the fact that this tutorial was so easy to follow.  That is a plus for me as I am a very visual learner.

I have kept the embellishing quite simple without going over the top as I am going to use this album for my Wedding photos and little keepsakes from the planning our wedding.

Here is the You Tube link if you want to see how this album all works.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXJpXyrY74c.  Seriously you should check out her channel!

Until next time

Stay scrappy!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Furry Friend Layout

Hey scrapping friends!  Today I have a layout to share with you showcasing a couple of the new dies and embossing folders and also some lovely chippie from our friends at Imaginarium

Here's how my page came about.

I first stamped over some white 12 x 12 cardstock with an embossing folder.  Just be sure you don't use an inkpad that is going to stain.  I used a Momento black inkpad and washed my folder straight away.  I also find the chalk inkpads work really well for inking your folder with too.

I then cut squares of patterned paper from the Damask Delight paper pad and also some co-ordinations cardstock.  I then ran the cardstock through my embossing machine using the new Zane embossing folder

To give my layout a more of a layered look I penned around all the edges of my papers with a black sharpie.  I then layered my papers.

Here's another look at some of the other details on the page.

The heart I cut from the Heart Nesting dies and again using the Zane embossing folder ran it through my machine.  I then just ran an ink pad over the embossed area.  The swirls from the heart are cut from the Swirl die and I just cut little bits off.  I have then used the awesome Simplicity Borders die and cut a strip from black cardstock to run down the right hand side of my page..

The little chipboard arrow and the stunning decorative frame are from Imaginarium Designs.

Thank for stopping by.  Until next time

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