Friday, February 24, 2017

Tam's final share for All About Scrapbooks

Good morning everyone
 
Well I write this post with a little sadness.
You see this is my last post as part of the All About Scrapbooks Design Team.
 
I have absolutely LOVED my time sharing with you each week.
 
All About Scrapbooks always has the latest and greatest product so creating with these each week was something I loved and looked forward to each week.
I'd like to thank Vanessa for giving me this opportunity - for believing in me. 
It's been a real privilege.
 
Beginning in March is a new Design Team, and I know they will bring you lots of wonderful inspiration.  I'll definitely be popping back to get my creative juices flowing.
 
Anyway, let's have a look at my final layout!
 
 
This one was created using Simple Stories Love & Adore collection.
 
I was completely inspired by this one piece of paper!
 
 
Many of you know that I love adding big swipes of paint on my layouts.
 
But I know to some of you, it is Scary!
So this paper has done it for you!!!! 
 I love it when companies create these cool artsy papers.
 
I just added some embellishments - some I fussy cut from paper, some are stickers and some of them are Die Cuts.
 
 
 
I also added some 2Crafty Chipboard for the title, and bordered the layout with a contrast paper and pretty much that was it!!
 
 
So fun and so easy!
 
 
Some of you know that I document our everyday stories through Project Life.
 
Using this gorgeous range, I have created a weekly spread.
 
 
 
Here's the left side:
 
 
 And here's the right:
 
 
Love the colours!!
 
Well that's it for me.
 
Thankyou to you all for all your lovely comments during my time on the All About Scrapbooks team.
 
If you would like to keep in touch with my creations you can find my blog HERE
 
Much scrappy love,
 
Tam
xxx
 
Products used:
Simple Stories Love and Adore 4x6 Sticker Sheets
Simple Stories Love and Adore Ephemera
Simple Stories Love and Adore Stickers
Simple Stories Love and Adore Paper - sealed with a kiss
Simple Stories Love and Adore Paper - so happy together
Simple Stories Love and Adore paper - With all my heart
 Simple Stories Love and Adore 4x6 journalling cards
Simple Stories Love and Adore 3x4 journalling cards
2 Crafty Chipboard - Line Borders Good Times
Dylusions Paint - Black Marble
 
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Love with Simple Stories Posh by Fiona

Hello

This is my last post for this month but I will be returning next month on a new day with the new Design Team. I just want to say to say thank you to Tammy & Rachel for all their inspiration over the last 17 months, I have enjoyed working with you both! 

Today I have another layout created using Simple Stories Posh Collection:

LOVE

I adore this bold stripe pattern, such a perfect base, but I have softened it down with the floral corners and added some gorgeous peach and mint paper layers to create my layout. I've used co-ordinating embellishments to make some cute clusters and a little smattering of gelatos to the background. 

A close up of some fussy cutting and dimension for the title, taken from one of the PL style paper cards:



The cutest little embellishments from the sticker sheet and the self adhesive brads:
A detail close-up
Thanks for stopping by
Till next month
Fiona
x
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Products Used:
Simple Stories Posh - Simply Amazing
Simple Stories Posh - Laugh Lots
Simple Stories Posh - Love Life
Simple Stories Posh - Live Simply
Simple Stories Posh Self Adhesive Bradz
Simple Stories Posh - Cardstock Stickers 
Doily
Gelatos

Monday, February 20, 2017

PS I Love You Layout by Rachel Lowe:


Happy Monday everyone!

Today I have a layout using the gorgeous PS I Love You collection by Kaisercraft.

This is a very vintage/shabby chic collection.

The soft pinks and roses are just stunning.


In my stash I found this cross stitch frame. These can be easily found in most craft stores and how gorgeous are they to frame a photo!

Firstly I splattered my woodgrain background paper with white colour shine.

I then cut two strips from the pink rose paper and small floral paper and layered over each other.
I then added some sewing.


The die cuts are so pretty (and there are so many in the pack).

I picked out all the roses and then layered around the cross stitch frame until I was happy. I foam taped the upper roses to add height.

I tucked a die cut doily under the upper, left rose.



I added a die cut journal block and before attaching I sewed on the bottom of it. I then added some of the wooden flourishes to the journal block (love and a heart).


I then took my 2Crafty Chipboard title 'happiness is this' and painted it in antique white. When dry I attached to the right of the lower rose bunch.


To finish off I added a CVS flair and then added die cut butterflies randomly over my page.

Below is the full product list for this layout which with a lot of your left overs will help you create the layout I have to show case next week which will be my last for All About Scrapbooks.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful week.

xXx


KC Collectables
KC PS I love you paper beloved
KC PS I love you paper companionship
KC PS I love you paper soul mates
KC PS I love you paper valentines
KC PS I love you sticker sheet
KC Wooden flourish pack love
2Crafty Chipboard Happiness is This Title
Coco Vanilla - love always flair button
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Friday, February 17, 2017

Let's hold hands
by Tammy Klingner

Good morning everybody.
 
Today's layout is inspired by LOVE, as it's been Valentine's Day this week.
 
 
I used Crate Paper's Heart Day Collection.
Love teaming the pinks with blacks and grey!!
 
I began with clear gesso on my cardstock.
I then added some grey watercolour to the background and some flicks of black paint.
 
 
I created some layering around my photos with strips of paper - some I cut, some I tore an edge.
 
I then did some fussy cutting and added flowers and hearts and hugs and kisses that I cut from one of the papers.
Some of these I attached with foam tape to give some dimension.
I also fussy cut a title from one of the papers as it was just perfect for my photo.
 
 
I added a gorgeous 2Crafty Handmade Heart frame,
 which I painted black and added to the photo.
 
 
I trimmed my cardstock, just a small amount off each side, and then adhered this to
a patterned paper, to create a border around the layout.
 
The final step, and the one that is most important to me is the journaling.
  
Well that's it from me this week.
 
Have a great weekend everyone!
 
Love Tam
xx
 
Products used:
Crate Paper Heart Day Paper - Snuggles
 Crate Paper Heart Day Paper - Adore You
Crate Paper Heart Day Paper - Hugs and Kisses
Crate Paper Heart Day Paper - La La Love
Simple Stories Love & Adore Paper - sealed with a kiss
White Bazzill
2Crafty Handdrawn Heart Frame
Dylusions Paint - Black Marble
Prima Watercolour Pencil Set - The Basics
Bella Boulevard Illustrated Faith You are Loved Sticker Sheet
 
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Love This using Crate Paper Heart Day by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This weeks layout is created using a favourite colour combo - pink and green, that can be found in the new Crate Paper collection Heart Day. Traditionally Valentines Day themed, I have used it for a page of my daughter:

Love This



I was at crop day when I spied someone using this gorgeous Cactus paper and I had to have it! So I grabbed some papers to match it and used it as the focus of my page.

This cute tag was in my stash for a while, and was just perfect for the title, I've used gelatos to colour the tag, then added some of the black patterned paper underneath, before adding some twine. 


I finished my layout with a few simple enamel dots to add a little colour to the white background which I wanted to remain predominantly white rather than adding any mixed media to the layout. 

Thanks for stopping by
till next week

Fiona
x

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Products Used:
Crate Paper Heart Day Paper - My Love
Crate Paper Heart Day Paper - Dreamy
Bella Blvd Illustrated Faith Bright and Brave Borders
Green Tara Apple Blossoms White & Pink
Pink Paislee Shipping Tag
Pink Paislee C'est La Vie Puffy Stickers
The Twinery Twine - Peapod
Doily
Asstd Enamel Dots
White Bazzil Cardstock

Monday, February 13, 2017

1+1= You & Me Layout:

Happy Monday everyone I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
 
Today I have create a layout using Simple Stories Love & Adore collection.
I often use Valentine themed layouts to document other types of love and relationships.
This is a photo of my oldest and youngest hanging out together and I just think it captures
 the bond they share wonderfully.
 

I knew I wanted to use the geometric heart paper but I cut it out as I wanted a different background.

I have used a 3x3 inch photo with a white border then matted on an angle on the pink heart paper which I sewed around first. I have added the yellow adore sticker to the top of the photo. Because I have used a smaller photo (not wanting to lose the overall effect of the geometric heart) I have then embellished around my photo to ensure it remained the focus of my layout.



I loved the die cut 1+1 = You & Me as my title for this photo.



I have used the chipboard XOX to create a sub title.



I then created another feature embellishment at the top right of my page using the sticker doily and adding the chipboard 'sweet' word and finishing off with a tab die cut which I typed on with who and when.



Around the doily cluster I have added randomly chipboard hearts.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day and remember to take a few photos to scrap!

See you next week.

XxX

SS - love adore combo Cardstock stickers
SS - love adore bits pieces ephemera
SS - love adore chipboard stickers
SS -love adore paper melt my heart
SS - love adore paper with all my heart
SS - love adore paper so happy together
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Friday, February 10, 2017

She has superpowers
by Tammy Klingner

Happy Friday everyone!!
 
Today I'm sharing with you a layout using Echo Park Just Be You Range.
  
Such gorgeous colours!!!!
 
I started with white cardstock, and added white gesso.
 
Once dry, I mixed a few of my Dylusions Paint together to create colours similar
 to those in the paper range.
I painted large sections across my cardstock.
 
 
 
I then added lots of stickers and ephemera, and my photo.
Pretty simple really, but when a range is so gorgeous, it really makes scrapping easy!
 
 
I adore the navy, coral and mint. 
Three of my favourite colours.
 
I then journaled on my page, and trimmed the layout down slightly and placed on
 a gorgeous patterened paper.
This created a border for the layout.
 
See you next week!!!!
 
Love Tam
xx
 
 
Products used:
White Bazzill
Echo Park Just Be You Alpha Sticker Sheet
Echo Park Just Be You Ephemera Die Cuts
Echo Park Just Be You Ephemera Tags - frames
Echo Park Just Be You Paper - Smile
Dylusions Paint - After Midnight
Dylusions Paint - Black Marble
Dylusions Paint - Fresh Lime 
Dylusions Paint - Polished Jade
Dylusions Paint - White Linen 
White Bazzill
 
 
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Happy with Simple Stories Posh by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

So many gorgeous collections in store, this is one I was hoarding for a little bit -
 Simple Stories Posh! 
So stunning

Happy

 
I've created a background with some Heidi Swapp Colorshine on smooth white
 cardstock. Adding some splashes of gold to match the gold spots on the pink paper.  

The floral paper  was the main piece I was drawn to, so then I picked some plainer
 patterns that co-ordinate with the flower colours in that paper. I fussy cut a scallop
 border with the pink paper with gold spots. 
 
 
I've used the Simple Stories Posh cardstock stickers and self adhesive brads from co-ordinating embellshments, some Green Tara flowers and CVS and Kaisercraft 
wood veneer. 
 
 
My title is from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Love Always wood veneer shapes, 
love these wood veneers. 

Thanks for stopping by
till next week

Fiona
x
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Product List:
Simple Stories Posh Collection paper - Choose Happy
Simple Stories Posh Collection paper - Choose to Shine Gold Foil
Simple Stories Posh Collection paper - Love Life
Simple Stories Posh Collection Self Adhesive Bradz
Simple Stories Posh Collection paper - Combo Cardstock Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Love Always Wood Veneer
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Life is Beautiful Wood Veneer
Kaisercraft Lucky Dip Wooden Shapes - Butterfly
Green Tara Apple Blossoms Pink
Doily
Heidi Swapp Colorshine - Blush
Heidi Swapp Colorshine - Gold Lame

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New Design Team Announcement

Today it is may pleasure to introduce you to our 2 New Design Team
 Members who will be joining with Fiona Johnstone (continuing on) to bring 
you loads of inspiration over the coming months. 
 
So, starting March 2017 please make welcome
 
 

I have been scrapbooking for many years, as evidenced by my well-organised
 large stash and shelves full of albums! My life is always about the balance
 and juggle – as I divide time between my gorgeous family (husband and
 3 girls), my rewarding work (full time as a Speech Pathologist) and my
 "me" time (Scrapbooking and Jujitsu). I have worked on a variety of 
Design Teams as well as Teams for challenge blogs over the years and 
have been published in Scrapbooking Memories.
 I love to use patterned papers, but also combining mixed media to create
 interesting backgrounds. Embellishment clusters are part of my signature style! 
I am so excited and honoured to join the All About Scrapbooks team!



and


  
Hi There!
My name is Kerryn Fry, I am an Adelaide girl, living in the suburbs with my
 partner Shane and our 12 year old son, Harrison.
I originally started scrapping back in 2004 after my Mum had started an
 album for Harrison.  In 2007, I joined my first online forum and entered
 a contest, I haven't looked back since then. Over the years, I have
 been fortunate enough to design for a number of American 
and Australian online stores, Australian companies, different sketch sites,
 challenge sites and even been lucky enough to create some projects for Bella Blvd that were displayed at Summer CHA 2011.
I love being creative and enjoy documenting our memories, the good , the
 bad and the funny.  I enjoy trying new techniques, stepping outside my 
comfort zone and I basically LOVE getting dirty. The boys in my house are
 not so happy about the 'messy' part. I'm always getting into trouble for
 spreading my stash over the kitchen bench and dining table.
I am so excited to be joining the AAS team, especially to be back working 
with Vanessa again.
Looking forward to sharing my passion with the AAS community and I hope
 I can inspire you all in some way.


  
Thanks to everyone who applied, it is always a tough decision (especially
 when only needing 2)as we have so many talented scrappers here in 
Australia, but I'm sure you will love what the girls create and I know both are
 eager to share their creations with you. 
 
 
 As new members start, we must say farewell to current team members and
that is always something I find quite difficult, as over the months we get to
 see into peoples lives through their pages and memory keeping, so they
 become personal and like and extension of your family/friend group, so
 I always get a little sad, but am so grateful for the opportunity so play 
this small part in bringing their story to you.
 
 So I'd like to say a huge Thank You to both Rachel Lowe and Tammy Klingner
who have given us such wonderful inspiration over the last twelve months
 and have been an absolute pleasure to work with. 
 I'm sure you have all been inspired and I know I've Scraplifted quite a few
 of these talented girls work, and I'm sure you will continue to follow
 their creative journey. 
 Thanks Ladies, you've been fantastic team members and I wish I could
 afford to keep you all.
Vanessa XX
 
  
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Monday, February 6, 2017

Hello Love Layout by Rachel Lowe:

I am unsure how it can already be February!

On the upside the kids are all back at school so more time to scrap.

Today I have a layout using the super sweet collection by Simple Stories Love Adore.

This is a Valentine themed collection but I have used photos of my daughter and I and
 used the theme to suite my photos.
 Love is love!



Firstly I cut three 3 inch paper strips but before attaching I have placed one floral bunch 
under the top strip.

I have randomly sewed on the paper strips and attached in the centre of my white cardstock.

I then attached my two photos vertically.



I created my title next using the chipboard. I added foam tape to the chipboard word LOVE to add height. Next to my title I have used the chipboard geometric heart and finished off with a small flowers (attached with foam tape).



Now for the fun part, adding embellishment clusters.

I have chosen floral bunches and hearts and as you can see some have foam tape to add
 height and depth.


I have used my old typewriter to journal who and when on the letter die cut. I finished off adding some sewing and foam taping the hugs and kisses chipboard piece.



From the sticker sheet I have used some phrases and attached to the floral heart sticker.



This colour combination is just beautiful on a white background.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope this has inspired you to make your own pretty
 version of this layout.

Have a wonderful week!
xXx





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