Friday, 28 November 2014

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Moments - Jenni Bowlin Studio digital

I have this hybrid layout on the JBS Inspiration blog today. Wishing I had more Autumnal pics to scrap - the downside of living in paradise ;)

The Autumn Crisp digital paper collection is on sale right now, along with the matching cardstock, which is only a dollar!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Never give up what you love - 17 Turtles

My DS has had a few worries this year - perhaps it's the age or hormones or something we can't quite put our finger on... One of these was the idea that he wasn't tough enough or good enough to continue to play rugby. As a parent, it was difficult to see my child all of a sudden shy away from something he normally loved (and is good at!) With lots of support, we are working through these fears and this layout serves as a note to him, to not give up on his dreams.

If you love your Silhouette, then you are going to love the very talented Juliana Michaels' blog and store, 17 Turtles! She has kindly allowed me to work with some awesome cut files that she has created, like the set I worked with on this page -  Houndstooth Hello.
I found this set very versatile in that it could be used for a patterned background, for title work, for frames, circular embellies... the list goes on!
Working with the individual shapes, I have created lots of movement across the page using coordinating prints (We R Memory Keepers - Indian Summer) Tossed in there is some raw chipboard which I have cut on my Silhouette and heat embossed with a gold peacock feather stamp. Machine stitching adds just a touch of texture.
The title has been given a spritz of Gold Lamé Color Shine.

I also have another layout up on Juliana's blog today that I would love you to see. Lots of info on how I created it along with close ups. Pop over if you would like to have a look. Here is a peek:
Have a great day and thanks so much for visiting!

Saturday, 22 November 2014

December Days foundation pages

If you are thinking about doing a December album this year, now is the time to get everything ready for the busy days ahead!

It just so happens that Sassy Scrappers has an absolutely stunning album kit available in store now and I am sharing my page prep work on the blog.

Here is an idea of how it's coming along... lots more on the blog.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

We believe in Daydreams - JBS Digital

Another rendezvous with some digital delights... Jenni Bowlin Studio 'Haven' Collection specifically with a few tidbits thrown in for good measure.

This photo was taken of my DS years ago when we still lived in England. He hardly ever got to see the sea and he absolutely loved crawling around in the sand that day. Looking out to the water, I wonder what he was daydreaming about.

Jenni Bowlin Studio Digital Materials:
JBS Haven Collection

Other digital credits: The Lilypad Just Jaime ‘Scary Stuff’ ink splatters; CD Muckosky ‘We believe in Daydreams’; Alison Pennington wooden token; Stampin' Up sequins. Fonts: Rough Typewriter, Mr Lackboughs

Eat Cake - November moodboard Sassy Scrappers

The new Sassy moodboard is up and I'm sure you will agree, it's jam-packed full of inspiration! I have taken cues from the wedding cakes and created this page about my own cake (which caused me a bit of grief! hehe)
Literally drawing inspiration from the beautiful blooms in the board, I have used my Silhouette to draw these flowers directly on to my page with the silver metallic sketch pen. I went over parts of the flowers with a bronze pen by hand. The flower can be bought in the Silhouette store (Design ID #9217)
I have stitched a Heidi Swapp Project Life photo overlay onto my photo.
This is the board. Head over to the blog to check out the DT girl's beautiful pages!

Monday, 3 November 2014

Blog hop inspiration

At times it feels like my kiddos are in a love/hate relationship! This layout captures one of those 'aww' moments when they were getting along and sharing a joke, upside down!

The Lilypad is having an awesome blog hop to celebrate International Digital Scrapbooking Day. It's packed with amazing giveaways from the designers. So inspiring, that I created this layout straight away. If you are creating with digital elements, you need to hop along!

Digital materials: From the 'Currently' part one collab
Sara Gleason 'moments' tab; Valorie Wibbens/The Lilypad mini kit; Allison Pennington 'right now' stamp; Pink Reptile Designs Gold alphas; Sabrina Dupre Designs journaling card. Amy Martin Designs blanc stitches vol 2. Fonts: Rough Typewriter; Jellyka Saint-Andrews

Handmade Christmas gifts

Eek! November is here and that means Christmas is drawing ever-nearer!

Are you looking for some gift ideas that you can make ahead of time? If so, I have a couple of goodies that I created during October on the Sassy Scrappers blog using Simple Stories 'Cozy Christmas' which is available in store.

Have a great week!