Monday, January 16, 2017

Imagine Layout by Rachel Lowe:

Hello lovely people and welcome back to another week of scrapping inspiration from us 
All About Scrapbook girls.

I am a huge fan of Bella BLVD and have been thrilled that my last five layouts created for All About Scrapbooks using Bella BLVD have been reposted by them on Instagram and Facebook!

So today I have used Illustrated Faith Bright and Brave collection.

My daughter is very photogenic (ok I am biased!) but I wish she would smile more in her photos! I suspect however I am lucky my children even allow me to take so many photos in the first place!

Firstly I hand punched some butterflies using the red spot paper, I then did another batch using vellum.

I the cut a 5 inch circle and attached to the centre of my white base paper.

I have tried to create the illusion of the butterflies flying upwards and away in my placement.

I used the vellum to soften and create the illusion of moving wings.

I then attached my photo onto a black paper piece creating a polaroid size/shape.

I then attached this off centre with foam tape. I then tucked under a tab finished off with a small black paper heart.

I then set about choosing the paper die cuts that went with my picture/theme.

I added two hearts (one a die cut and one a sticker) to the red speech bubble die cut and attached to the left of the circle.

To the right I have attached the typewriter. The printed word on the typewriter did not go with my theme so I foam taped a sticker over it finished off with two heart stickers. I finished off tucking a floral sticker just under the typewriter.

My title 'imagine' is a word left over from a fancy pants design team kit that ended up in my stash but here you could put any small relevant word title. 

Don't be afraid to mix up your colours and shape, it makes it all the more interesting and in this case a super pretty girl layout.

Thanks for stopping by and not forget to pop back on Wednesday and Friday to see Fiona and Tammy's gorgeous creations!



Friday, January 13, 2017

by Tammy Klingner

Good morning everyone.
Today I'm sharing my layout about my One Little Word for 2017.....Light.
Each year I participate in Ali Edwards' One Little Word.  For more information go HERE.
 I select a word each year as a guide, as something to focus on and keep me grounded.
This year it's Light.
If you would like to read more about why I selected that word, you can go to my blog post HERE.
This page consists of lots of layers.
I really wanted to add some journaling, so I didn't do any mixed media on this layout!
I know!
I added some 2Crafty Chipboard, painting it first.
I then added lots of little inspirational sayings and quotes that suited the theme of the layout, and finally my journaling down the left hand side.
Products used:
Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life Paper - Weekend
Bella Boulevard Illustrated Faith You are Loved Paper - hearts kisses
Bella Boulevard Illustrated Faith You are Loved Paper Borders
Crate Paper Cool Kid Paper - Buddy
Bella Boulevard Addison Sticker Sheet
Bella Boulevard Addison Paper - Fierce
Simple Stories Carpe Diem Label Stickers
2Crafty Chipboard Mini Sampler

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Don't let anyone ever dull your Sparkle with Cocoa Vanilla Studio by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Sharing a pretty page today created with the beautiful Make a Wish Collection
 by Cocoa Vanilla Studio:

Don't Let Anyone ever Dull your Sparkle

I have created my background for this layout using Dylusions Ink Spray and water. Once dry I have layered several papers, adding some tearing and some gauze for added texture. 

My main embellishments have all come from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Make a Wish collection - there are so many embellishments to choose from! 

My favourite embellishment on the page however, is this gorgeous 2Crafty Intricate Seahorse. I have inked it with a few different coloured inks to co-ordinate with the seahorse on my daughters shirt. Then I have added a little bit of stickles to give it a bit of sparkle - as that is what the page is about !

I've used two of those same inks on the title and a little more sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by

Products Used:
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Make a Wish paper -  Hip Hooray
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Make a Wish paper - Daydream
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Make a Wish paper - Party Dots
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Make a Wish Chipboard Accent Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Make a Wish Ephemera
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Make a Wish Bits & Pieces
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Make a Wish Flair Buttons
2Crafty Chipboard - Intricate Seahorse
2Crafty Chipboard Title - Don't Let Anyone Ever Dull your Sparkle
Green Tara Cherry Blossoms - Pink
Dylusions Ink Spray - London Blue
Asst Inks

Monday, January 9, 2017

Busy Doing Absolutely Nothing layout by Rachel Lowe:

Happy Monday everyone!

Anyone who knows me will tell you yellow once upon a time was my least favourite colour to scrap.
 and I avoided it!

Recently however I seem to use yellow all the time and this layout I have used the yellow striped paper as my base paper as I knew it would make everything else I used pop!

I just love this cheeky photo of my youngest, ah that smile!

I have cut circles different sizes using the gorgeous blue cross paper.

I then attached them in a diagonal manner.

I then have sewn in a messy fashion over the circles to add texture.

Now here is the fun part, choosing your embellishments to place on the paper circles. The sticker sheet has a great collection of boy themed elements. There were many left over, so depending on your photo and the age of your child you could vary what stickers you attach. I have also used a Flutterby flair which I think finishes the embellishment placement off beautifully!

I then cut my photo down to a 4x4 inch square and cut my chosen paper so it looks like a polaroid frame. I have sewn on the paper picture frame to add more texture.

As you can see I have placed my chosen stickers some off centre and some with foam tape to add visual interest and height. In keeping with this theme I have also done the same with my matted photo, attaching it off centre and on an angle.

I love the 2crafty word title 'busy doing nothing', toddlers seem to have such fun busily doing everything and nothing!

I have inked my chipboard title in black and placed again on an angle to keep it fun.

This is a bright and fun layout perfect for little boys.

Thank you for taking time to have a look and have a great day with little scrapping time!



Friday, January 6, 2017

Hello Wilna
by Tammy Klingner

Good morning!
Today I'm sharing a layout I created about meeting the fabulous Wilna Furstenberg!
I was lucky enough to attend a retreat last year that she attended.
Whilst there I got to take a couple of her classes, and really enjoyed getting to know her.
She is gracious, sweet, funny, bubbly and of course super talented and inspiring.
I used one of Wilna's techniques for the background - painting directly onto white cardstock.
I then went crazy adding lots of gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard.
I painted some and even embossed some too!
I haven't done that for ages!
I then added a few embellishments from the Bella Boulevard You are Loved Range.
I cut lots of little flags from the leftovers and included them too.
A fun, bright, happy page that I hope you enjoy.
Much love
Products used:
Bella Boulevard You are Loved Hearts Kisses Paper
Bella Boulevard You are Loved Fundamentals Stickers
Bella Boulevard You are Loved Gift Tags
 Bella Boulevard You are Loved Stickers 6x12
Bella Boulevard You are Loved Paper Pieces
Bella Boulevard You are Loved The Heavens Paper
Crate Paper Cool Kid Buddy Paper
2 Crafty Chipboard Frames Viney Circles
2 Crafty Chipboard Mini Branches
2 Crafty Gigi Chipboard Flowers
2 Crafty Chipboard hello
Dylusions Paint - Black Marble
Dylusions Paint - White Linen
Dylusions Paint - Bubblegum Pink

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Ready Set Go with Bella Blvd by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Hope you are having a great start to 2017! 
This week I am using some more of the Bella Blvd Alex collection to create this
 fun layout of my son having a water balloon fight 

Ready, Set, Go!

I've had a play with my Dylusions Paints again - creating a black background before adding in some blue and white for some extra colour. Once dry I have added a little stamping too, before adding some simple paper layers.  

I've used a variety of embellishments from my stash to finish of the layout, flair and stars featuring.

My title and the little stars are Crate Paper Cool Kid Puffy Stickers - they are just fab! As you can see I have followed a similar design on each side of my photos to connect the design. 

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week

Products Used:
Bella Blvd Alex Collection paper - Beast Mode
Bella Blvd Alex Collection paper -  Borders
Bella Blvd Alex Collection paper - Group Text
Crate Paper Cool Kid Thickers - Boy Puffy Stickers
Fancy Pants Designs Life is Beautiful Ephemera
Cocoa Vanilla Flair
Flutterby Designs Flair 
Simple Stories Chipboard
Dylusions Paint - Black Marble
Dylusions Paint - London Blue
Dylusions Paint -  White Linen
Kaisercraft Texture Stamps Grid
Kaisercraft Texture Stamps Tiny Dot
White Cardstock

Monday, January 2, 2017

Forever Layout by Rachel Lowe:

Happy New Year lovely people and welcome to 2017!

I know there will be plenty of inspiration for you in the year to come from All About Scrapbooks!

Here is my third and last layout using the gorgeous Oh La La collection by Kaisercraft.

Today we are going vintage!

Firstly I stamped randomly with the Kaisercraft background Script stamp.
 I then splattered my page with gold colour shine.

I then cut this page down to 11 1/2  x 11 1/2 inches and matted on the dark brown paper.
I finished my background off with sewing around the edges of the page.

I chose my photo which is of my paternal grandparents with their young family in circa 1951.

I placed this to the right of the printed bird. 
I chose several rose die cuts from the pack.

Before attaching I then arranged the die cut cut flowers under the photo.

I also tucked under the top of the photo a die cut tag before attaching.
I added a paper piece tag under the rose to finish off this cluster.

I have inked the 2Crafty chipboard word Forever in an antique gold ink. If you do not have one you could ink in any gold and then go over the top with a brown or pine cone to give it an aged looked. I then attached directly under my photo.

I then fussy cut the flowers from the blue paper with flowers in the corner.
Before attaching I have used the brown lace border strip to the bottom of my page.
I then attached the fussy cut flowers.
I then tucked under a pocket clock and Paris tag, finished off with a foam taped butterfly.
This collection is ideal for vintage family photos.
I have so enjoyed going back to my scrapbooking roots and creating shabby and vintage feel layouts.
Thank you for stopping by today and see you next week!
Kaiser craft Background Stamp Script
Kaiser craft Oh La La Collectables
Kaiser craft Oh La La Paper Bonjour
Kaisercraft Oh La La Paper Merci
Kaiser craft Oh La La Paper labour
Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet
Color Shine Spritz - Gold Lame
Tsukineko all purpose ink - Truffle
2Crafty fine word set 1

Sunday, January 1, 2017

All About Scrapbooks Design Team Callout 2017

 Hello fellow crafters.

We are having a DT call out.

We are looking for 2 Design Team members to join our creative team, as we
inspire other crafters using the latest products from the leading manufacturers.
You will need to be paper focused, with many of our products being collections from 
 the major brands, which we would like you to showcase and inspire others to use.

What's in it for you:
- a store discount
- DT package per month
- exposure on this blog, on our Facebook page and Pinterest
- being part of a small inspirational team

What we need from you:
- You need to create minimum of one project per week using predominately products
 from your DT pack/or items sold in our store and create a blog post of this project on our Blog.

- You should be an active blogger who's ready to post new projects on your blog
 regularly and link back to our website for the products you used.

- You should be able to take good clear shots of your projects to showcase them
 in their best light.

- Be active member of the team, ensuring you comment on fellow members DT
 projects, both on the blog and FB

In the end:
If picked, you must be willing to commit to a minimum of 6 month term starting in March 2017.

How to apply:
Send us a short e-mail and tell us why you would like to join the
 All About Scrapbooks DT.

We’d like know a little bit about yourself too.
 Are you in any other DT's? How long have you been crafting?

Send us a few pics of your favourite recent projects and of course you need to
 include a link to your blog and FB so we can take a look around.

You've never been a part of a DT? Don't worry!
Previous Design Team experience is not a requirement.
Only Australian residents need apply. 

So, if this sounds like fun. What are you waiting for?

The DT Call closes January 16th 2017.

Send your application on the e-mail below:
Please put ''DT CALL'' in the subject line.

If you have any questions feel free to ask!
Looking forward to hearing from you!

Owner of All About Scrapbooks

Friday, December 30, 2016

Love ths Life
by Tammy Klingner

Hi everyone
As we come to the end of 2016, it's a great time to reflect on the year that was and to start thinking about 2017.
This layout is about that......
I had so much fun playing with Amy Tangerine's Oh Happy Life range.
It's full of bright colours so I decided to pair it with white and black.
I used white as my background, and added some swipes of black paint. 
I then added a few layers of papers on top of the black paint, and then added my photo to this.
With some of the leftovers I created a cluster at the bottom of the page.

For my title I added some 2Crafty chipboard which I painted black, and then I cut 'this life' from one of the papers. 
 Lastly, I added my journaling.
I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.
I have thoroughly loved showing you my work each week, and hope it has inspired you to get creative.
I look forward to 2017 and sharing more scrappy stuff.
Luv Tam
Products used:
Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life Crazy Fun Paper
Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life All Smiles Paper
Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life Good Morning Paper
Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life Little Moments Paper
Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life A Great Day paper
2 Crafty Chipboard - Good Times Line Words
White Bazzill
Dylusions Black Marble Paint

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Hello Sweet Heart with Crate Paper Cute Girl by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed the holiday period. For my last share for the year, I have created another layout using the delightful Cute Girl collection from Crate Paper.

Hello Sweet Heart

For this page I have used some Dylusions Paint to create a blocky background, then I have dipped a credit card in white Dylusions Paint to create a criss cross pattern. 

After layering up some papers, I have embellished my layout with these cute thickers - Crate Adorable Puffy Phrase Shape Thickers

Some more of the puffy thickers and a cute paper tassell from the same collection, finishing off with some cute little flowers. 

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you all a Happy New Year!
Crate Paper Cute Girl paper - Storybook
Crate Paper Cute Girl paper - Fancy
Crate Paper Cute Girl paper - Magical 
Crate Paper Cute Girl paper - Sassy
Crate Paper Cute Girl Paper Tassels
Crate Paper Cute Girl Thickers -Adorable Puffy Phrase/Shape Thickers
Pink Paislee Take Me Away Thickers Wild Heart Chipboard
Petaloo Darjeeling Paper Mini Blossoms Fuschia
Dylusions Paint - White Linen
Dylusions Paint - Polished Jade

Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry Christmas layout by Rachel Lowe:

Happy Boxing Day to you all!

I hope you had the most wonderful Christmas day and today you are somewhat relaxing.

I have another Christmas layout for you today using Echo Park I Love Christmas collection.

I just adore this photo of my youngest captivated by the lights on the tree, this says the magic of Christmas to me!

I have cut a 4 1/2 inch strip of the snow flake paper but before attaching I have punched 3 layers of scollop borders to add visual interest.

I then set about adding embellishments around my photo.

I added the tree ornament which I also added a brad for some sparkle to mimic my tree lights in my photo.

I then added the Toy Shop chipboard piece with foam tape and tucked the chipboard snowman slightly under it. I finished this cluster off with a die cut snow flake attached with foam tape.

I added another brad to the left of my photo on the scollop border layers.

I then chose a journal card to match my photo (you could choose another one to suite your photo).
I sewed on the journal card in a random manner.

I added the  December 25 banner die cut and finished off with another brad.
I then added another brad on my tree (all of this done before I attached the journal card to my page).

I attached the chipboard Santa with foam tape .

I created my title under the journal card using the chipboard Merry Christmas finished off with a chipboard holly branch.

Against the white cardstock these colours are stunning!

This design can be used for so many different layouts not just this one.
You could also add two 6x4 inch landscape photos if you wanted to.

Well thats Christmas done for another year and I am already focused on the new year, bring on 2017 I say!

Thank you for stopping by today.

Enjoy the rest of the week and see you in 2017!

EP - I love christmas chipboard accents
EP - I love christmas decorative brads
EP - I love christmas paper 3x4 journaling cards
EP - I love christmas paper holly days
EP - I love christmas paper let it snow

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas!
by Tammy Klingner

Merry Christmas one and all!
Well tomorrow is Christmas Eve!!
How exciting! I absolutely love this time of year.
Wishing you the happiest of days and may the joy and magic be in your heart long after the special day has gone.
This layout was created using the new Bella Boulevard Christmas Range.
I adore this range and I adore Bella Boulevard too.
It's the bright colours.
As soon as I saw this range I knew it was for me.
Fresh gorgeous Christmas colours mixed with neutral black and white.
Absolutely perfect!!
This photo was taken last year on Christmas Day
 and it's one of my favourites from the day.
I've been wanting to scrap it for some time, and this range made me jump right in.
It's a pretty simple page.
I used some White cardstock as my base.
I added strips of vertical patterned paper, concentrating on the right hand side of the layout.
I then added a few layers of papers behind my photo.
To finish it off  I added some of the cute stickers from this range clustered around the photo, I cut out a few little Christmas trees from paper, cause they are just the cutest!! 
I then painted some 2Crafty Chipboard for the title and snowflakes.
And of course, I finished with some black paint splatters!!
So that's it from me for 2016.
I have loved every minute of sharing my layouts with you and really hope they have given you some inspiration.
Wishing you the loveliest Christmas,
and I look forward to sharing with you in 2017!
Luv Tam
Products used:
White Bazzill
Dylusions Paint - Black Marble
Bella Boulevard Christmas Collection - Fundamentals Stickers
Bella Boulevard Christmas Collection Border Paper
Bella Boulevard Christmas Collection God's Love paper
Bella Boulevard Christmas Collection Greatest Gift Paper
Bella Boulevard Christmas Collection Star of Bethlehem Paper
2 Crafty Mini Word Christmas Set 1
2 Crafty Linear Snowflakes