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Saturday, March 25, 2017

# Big Sister...

Good Morning!
I hope you are all having a weekend full of Scrapping.
I know I will be.
Here is my second layout for the month of March.

This month I have been lucky enough to work with the Photo Play Family Ties Paper range. My first layout in this range was mainly blues and browns so this time I have done a layout using some pink, peach and blues.
I have used a lot of the pattern papers to make up my background, I have then added some stickers from the sticker sheet and some bling in blue.

This picture was of my daughter on her Communion day, I think the little gold doves tie in nicely with this theme. I have Inked them with some embossing Ink then I have added some Zing Embossing Powder in Gold they are so beautiful and shiny.
I then used some Colour Blast Paste in Singing the Blues with my Ranger stencils.

I  stencilled some hearts in the corners with my Kaisercraft heart stencil and some White Gesso, dried this and then added some Tinby designs metallic melts in Pink Sorbet, I was super happy with the result I got from doing it this way.
All of my words have come from the letter sticker pack, to finish off my layout I sprinkled some Heidi Swapp colour shine in the Citron!
I think this finishes off the layout nicely.

Have you entered our March Challenge yet?? You still have a few days to go, we have had some Awesome entries this months!

All of the products I have used on this page are available from Jo at www.scrapbookit.com.au if you cant find something you are after on the website just message Jo and I'm sure she will be able to help you out.
 Our May Retreat is slowly creeping up on us, get your deposit in to secure your spot!

Well that's it for me this month, look forward to seeing all of your entries at the end of the month!
Happy Scrapping Jane
xxx

Monday, March 20, 2017

It's All About the Boys!


Morning Everyone!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

I am here today to share with you the next layout I have created using the fantastic This Guy Paper Collection by Photo Play. This paper is so easy to use, there is so much to pick from. It makes doing "boy" pages really easy.

Here is my layout...


As I said, I have used the This Guy Paper Collection by Photo Play.
I have used some of the Kaisercraft Templates Cogs and Grunge with some moulding paste and some of the Colour Blast Colour Mica Powder - Espresso to add to the background paper.
I then added some Black Gesso through the Dusty Attic - Glass Stains Stencil.


I have used some Baker's Twine to create a feature in the top right-hand corner.

I have created a journaling card that sits behind the main photos. It is a great little way to hide your journaling, especially if it is not something you want to share openly with everyone that views your layouts.


I just love this section of my layout. In this paper collection, there are some great journaling cards. I have used some of these alongside my photo to create my feature.
I love the quote, which I changed to suit our situation..."The only thing better than having you as my husband os our kid having you as their Dad."




 I used some Dusty Attic - Mini Cogs which I have coloured using ink and then I have highlighted it with Metallic Gliding Wax - Cast Bronze
I finished with a sticker die cut and a piece from Junkyard Findings Ignition Keys by Prima.


Hope you have enjoyed my layout today and it has inspired you to join in this months challenge "All About the Boys" Your project must focus on the males in your life. It must include metallic bits, some raw products (e.g. cardboard, hemp, cork, string) and a rustic element.
You still have time...entries close March 30th 2017.

Enjoy your week!
xMelx


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Imagine 7Dots studio



Good Morning everyone,
Happy Sunday .

I just dropped by to share my last layout for the month with the great range 'Cotton Candy' from 7 Dots studio.

Even though it's sort of a grungy range I still love that you can do girls pages. 

With a few pieces of chipboard and some 'Darkroom door' stamps my page was done. 

I hope your weekend is going great, we had a great crop day yesterday, thanks to the girls that travel to share this day.

Mel will be back tomorrow to share some more awesome scrapping for the month, you still have time to get your entries in for the challenge.

Happy Scrappying
Jo.xx

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

7 Dots Studio 'Cotton Candy'



Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you all had a great (long) weekend here in Victoria and you had a chance to get some crafting time in. 
I am back to share a couple more projects that I have created with the fantastic range from 7 Dots Studio, 'Cotton Candy'.


For the texture on this page I have used a Kaisercraft mini template and 'Finnabair Rust Effect Paste' which comes in 3 colours. I have also coloured some WOW chipboard with some Lindy Stamp Gang mist. Adding a tag and a sticker from the range just finished off my page.



 For this page I added another mix of Finnabair Rust Effect Paste to my background, using some more tags and cardboard to create a layer behind my photo. I love these sticker quotes that come in the pack. I have added some Kaisercraft stamp images and it was done.


I hope you get a chance to join in our challenge this month, you could be in the running for a great prize. Entries close March 30th so you still have a few weeks to go.

A reminder that deposits for our Autumn Retreat are due if you would like to join in this fantastic fun weekend send me a message and I can give you all the details.

This Saturday is also our ALL DAY CROP, come and join the girls for lots of laughs and some scrapping . Send me a message if you are coming and I can save your seat at the table.

Happy Scrapping

Jo.

Friday, March 10, 2017

All about the BOYS!!

All about the BOYS!!
Hello and Welcome to my March blog/layout.
Lately I have been scrapping a lot of girly layouts so it was nice to finally sit down and concentrate on all things "BOY" for a change!!
Such a great challenge set by Jo this month.
Here is my layout.




I have used A LOT of product,papers,die and stencils in my layout this month. Everything I have used on my layout has come from www.scrapbookit.com.au , if there's something in particular you would like but cannot find in Jo's online shop just message her she would be more than happy to source it for you!!
This month I got to work with the wonderful Family Ties papers by Photo Play. Included in the range were blue and pink papers which made it very versatile to use in an Aunt or Uncle, Brother or Sister Layout. The sticker sheets are just gorgeous as well as the element stickers.


I decided to scrap a picture of my two boys, Jobe and Sebby when they were little, about 4 years ago.



I started with some cardstock then layered some of the coloured papers on top.
I used the new Kaisercraft mini stencil with some Prima Marketing Inc- Rust effect paste in gold, this was to be my rust element for the page. I then used some Versa Mark and metallic melts in gold nugget, once again with the Kaiser mini stencil over the rust paint, this added a shiny element on top of the rust paint.




Some Colourblast paste in Leather and Singin the blues was used this time with my Tim Holtz Arrows stencil and my Dusty Attic circles stencil, both of these are favourites of mine.
For my metallic element I have scattered some D-lish Scraps-Cogs around the page which I have painted with some more of the rust paint and added a little bit of Ranger Glossy Accents onto the top. I have also added some metallic melts over the top of a few of them.
The circle die in the top right of the photo is a Kaisercraft die which I have just used some of the pattern paper from the pack to make it. I use this die a lot, it is very versatile.
All of the sayings and words have come from the element sticker sheet as well as the hearts and arrow stickers.




My wooden chipboard under the picture I have coated in some of the Cast Bronze metallic Wax then added a layer of Ranger Glossy Accents over the top. I love the shiny effect . The chippy in the top corner I have added Metallic melts then the glossy accents.
To finish off and to add my raw element to the page I have added a few different bits of twine to accentuate the picture of the boys and a little feature of the family flag sign.
I have also spritzed a small amount of Colour Blast Colour Spray in Deep Water, this is so nice and shiny/sparkly.



Don't forget if you haven't already paid your deposit for retreat in May you need to get onto it! Spots are filling up fast, its sure to be an absolutely Amazing and fun filled weekend!!

I hope that you have enjoyed my layout and it gives you some inspiration to get your March entry in. I look forward to seeing them all!!
Happy Scrapping
Jane xxx 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

March Challenge @ Scrapbookit

Good morning and welcome to Scrapbookit!

This month Jo has set an awesome challenge for us all.
I have had lots of fun and have got very messy creating for this month.

If you haven't yet see the challenge be sure to check out Jo's take on this challenge here

Here are the requirements for the challenge...
"ALL ABOUT THE BOYS"

Your project needs to be about the males in your life.
Your project must include:
Metallic bits
Some raw products
(e.g. cardboard, hemp, cork, string)
Rustic element


Here is what I have created...


I started by creating my background. I have used a piece of a cardboard box that I have cut to size and then I have peeled the top layer back to expose the corrugated cardboard.
I have added Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Walnut Stain to the cardboard. Once dry, I sprayed with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain - Antiqued Bronze.

I then used a 12x12 Kaisercraft template - Crackle and some Colour Blast - Colour Paste - Leather to add some extra texture. I added some Tinby Designs - Metallic Melts - Bronze and some Tim Holtz - Distress Powder - Vintage Photo to emboss.


I then splattered some Dylusions Ink Spray - Ground Coffee over the whole of the background. Once dry I have highlighted parts of the background using Ken Oliver Crafts - Liquid Metals - Copper and Creative Expressions - Metallic Gliding Wax - Cast Bronze. 

I am pretty happy with how the background has come up...almost a shame to cover it up.

I have used some of the Kaisercraft - Lucky Dip - Burlap stack and some of the patterned paper from the paper collection This Guy - by Photo Play.
I have distress inked these papers using Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Walnut Stain so that they blend with the background.

I added some stamping using the IndigoBlu stamp - Ink Splats and Black Archival Ink.


 I have added a piece of patterned paper to mount my photos. Along the right-hand side I have used a WOW Template - Shoeprint/Footprint, some Colour Blast - Colour Paste - Leather, some Tinby Designs - Metallic Melts - Bronze and some Tim Holtz - Distress Powder - Vintage Photo to emboss. How cool is this template? I love it. It also has a large shoe print template, however, I didn't use it on this layout.



Under the larger photo, I have used a Kaisercraft Clear Sticker from the Life set. I thought that it was a pertinent message that I wanted to give my son as he started a new adventure at secondary school.



I have embellished with twine and wire. My main embellishment cluster also has some of the gorgeous Prima - Junkyard Findings - Ignition Keys. They cover off my metallic bits that were part of the requirements.





I have used 3 words from the Dusty Attic - Cherish Yesterday - Chipboard Words, DREAM, LIVE and CHERISH. I hope that my boy remembers to do these things as he begins the next chapter of his life.
I have used some of the Ken Oliver Crafts - Liquid Metals - Copper and Creative Expressions - Metallic Gliding Wax - Cast Bronze to give these words that rustic element.




Well, I believe that covers all elements...ALL ABOUT THE BOYS - about my son and his first day of secondary school.

Can't wait to see what you come up with this month. Don't forget that you can enter your challenge projects using Inlinkz (on the right-hand side of this blog), by emailing Jo or by sharing your layout on our Facebook page.

Please also don't forget about our upcoming retreat in May.
A weekend of fun and plenty of laughter - one not to be missed!

Pop back in a few days time to see what Jane has come up with for this month.


xMelx

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Winners!!



Good Morning,
I have dropped in to announce the winners of our February challenge.

Firstly I would like to thank everyone who entered with their wonderful projects, it is the most entries we have had. Saying that it was very difficult to choose a winner (and my DT are supposed to make it easier, yeah right.:) ). So this month's winner is 

Kaylene Houston



BUT!!! because we have had such a wonderful response this month I would also like to share  some Honourable Mentions to 

Lizzy Crust

 
Carolyn Haswell



Thanks again Girls, please pm your address to joanne and I will send out your prizes.


Happy Scrapping
Jo