Sunday, March 11, 2018

Wonderful little Moments | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Scrappy Friends! It's Michelle back again with a new layout share featuring the beautiful More than Words collection that I just cannot get enough of! I've used a wonderful photo of Leila, her dad and an oh so fun Snapchat filter HAHA

The beginning of this layout started with an intention of making another 8.5x11 inch layout. The smaller size layouts are so much fun to create with as they require less product to feel complete, meaning I'm able to stretch out my stash of CVS goodies to create more fun things. PLUS, they come together so super quick! In then end I stuck the whole smaller layout onto a piece of PRECIOUS paper, using the woodgrain pattern on the B side, and created a 12x12 layout.

To create the main section of the layout I centred a frame from the Ephemera pack and the photo backed with a piece of SKETCHBOOK paper from the 6x6 paper pad. Inside the frame I raised and centred the 'You are Loved' piece from the cut apart sheet TREASURE in the 6x6 pad. I then embellished to the top right of the frame using pieces of ephemera, enamel shapes and a cut file piece from the Colour Me Happy set.

To the right of the photo I added in a couple more floral ephemera pieces and some enamel dots to balance out the design elements on the page.

The title on my layout is perfect to describe this moment, and loads of little moments we have around this little house of ours. I've used the 'Wonderful' piece from the chipboard accent stickers along with a banner from the ephemera pack, then added some hand writing for my journalling.

At the top and bottom of the cardstock piece I added some strips of my most favourite pattern paper within this collection - Darling Buds in the 6x6 size. Love me a small floral print and this one takes the cake! Its super pretty {insert heart eyes emoji} I tucked a date tab into the top that can be found in the ephemera pack and stuck an accessory sticker over the top for good measure ;)

Lastly I added another cut file piece to the bottom strip of paper, popped an ephemera piece on top with an accessory sticker and enamel heart then called it done!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my newest creation and that it's given you some form of inspiration for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping.
Michelle x

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sweet Snapshots | D-lish Scraps

Hello Hello! It's time for a new layout to share, and todays is a fun one! This one is for D-lish Scraps and follows along with the current Inspiration Board. The colour blue and star shapes are definitely up there with my most favourites for creating, so I really had fun creating this. 

I went with a smaller layout size like my last creation and mirrored the sketch image on the board to create a diagonal design in the opposite direction to the one shown below.

Rather than a couple of massive stars, I went a little crazy with some left over pieces of cut file from a while back as sadly I have run out of the fun Creative Cut star shapes that you can find HERE in store

SO many layers within this photo stack. Including a NOTE Journal It ticket tucked in with the words I'd captioned this photo with on Instagram. 

Such sweet moment captured and recorded. This girl was so sweet for her mumma while I was recovering back in December. 

At the top of the layout I created a mini cluster of sorts with a circle Journal It, a piece of Ombre wordfetti and a glitter enamel star (these were in a pack that are no longer available, but there are plenty more awesome glitter dots available HERE)

I created a similar cluster at the bottom of the layout using items from the top and a Flair button from THIS set of mixed Script words

Lastly a super quick title using the 'Sweet' Creative Cut word from the Script Words pack and a piece of Ombre wordfetti. I also splattered some black ink around the page and then called it done!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope this has inspired you in some way. Be sure to stop by the Scrap Suite to share with us everything that you create with D-lish Scraps goodies! 

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

Thursday, March 1, 2018

First Day Crazies | Scrap The Girls

Hello crafty friends! I'm back again today with a new layout share for Scrap the Girls and can I say WOAH it was a challenge! But also, MARCH? Where did the last 2 months go?

Can you guess the challenge from this sneak peek? OR have you already seen the challenge shared on the Scrap The Girls blog..

Well here it is, in all its challenging wonderfulness

"Don't Mess with me" is full on! And I love it as it was a challenge that allowed me to step out of my comfort zone of pretty feminine pinks. I still managed to add a couple florals in there, and stuck as true to my style as possible. The colours were perfect for scrapping a school photo for Leila too, so I just went with that, rather than following along with any specific theme

Here's the full layout, which I scrapped in the 8.5x11 size. This size allows me to document a memory super quick!

This kid! So much fun, and so many laughs. Even when were trying to be serious lol

I've used a mixture of papers from an older Amy Tangerine collection and the Cocoa Vanilla Studio collection - Hello Sunshine. The colours within both collections were right in line for this challenge, even if I added a few extra shades of them.

I created the title at the same time as creating this rather large photo stack. I sewed the alphas down to keep them attached and to add an little extra detail to the layout.

To finish the layout off I created a couple of mini clusters using pieces from the Cocoa Vanilla collection (puffy stickers, flair button, ephemera piece, accessory sticker and enamel dots)

And lastly an extra long sticker along the bottom of the layout with some added stitching to finish it all off. 

Thats all from me today, be sure to check out the Scrap the Girls blog to see the other team members layouts!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping
Michelle x

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Hello Kmart Fun | D-lish Scraps

Hello Scrappy Friends! I'm back again today with my final layout share for this month, this one is for D-lish Scraps. I've chosen to scrap a smaller size layout and followed along with the sketch from the current Cyber Crop that was designed by Owner/designer Amanda.

I've used some papers from a limited edition range by Cocoa Vanilla Studio that complimented the photo of Leila that I chose to scrap. A fun moment in Kmart when little Miss was trying on all the funny massive animal heads. 

I created mini clusters of my favourite D-lish goodies including Little Birdie flowers, a D-lish flairOmbre wordfetti and some faceted enamel dots.

To create the title I used some words from the Script Words Creative cuts set and some alpha stickers that were in store months ago.

To the right of the photo I created another cluster using pieces from the other cluster plus a shiny puffy gold heart from a past Just Add Paper kit. I also tucked in part of an older journal it card to balance out the purple colour that was in the other cluster.

All this came together pretty quickly thanks to the fun sketch that I followed along with. Heres a closer look at it, and a link to where you can find all the current Cyber crop challenges..

Well thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to share your challenge layouts with us in the Scrap Suite so we can see what you've created!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Michelle xx 

Precious Little Moments | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Hello! Todays layout share is for Cocoa Vanilla Studio and features the wonderful and simply stunning More than Words collection. I can't get enough of the soft and sweet colours within this collection LOVE LOVE LOVE

For this layout I started by creating a pattern paper using the clear stamps from the collection with some dark grey ink. I layered this over the Noteworthy pattern paper to create the base for my layout

Next I gathered a few pieces to create my photo stack. I've used bits from the ephemera pack including the white with black spot frame and some 3x4inch patterns from the Collage cut apart paper.

I chose to document a sweet photo of my 2 loves as it's not often they both sit still together long enough to get one. Love these little moments.

Under the photo I added the chipboard word "precious" and an  accessory sticker to create the title as these are definitely precious moments. Around the photo stack I've tucked in and layered up so many sweet little pieces from the die cut ephemera pack, the vellum accents pack, some extra chipboard pieces and a few enamel shapes. Those multi floral pieces are my absolute favourite!

In the bottom left corner I created a mini cluster made up of die cut pieces, accessory stickers, a flair button and more enamel shapes

Lastly another mini cluster made up of similar items to the bottom cluster to finish it all off.

Thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by. I hope this has inspired you in some way to get creative with those stamps!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping

Michelle x

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Love you THIS much | D-lish Scraps

Hello D-lish friends & fans! I'm back today with a new layout share for D-lish Scraps that was super quick to create. Love when you get an idea that comes together so well. For this layout I've scrapped some mini photos of my 2 loves on an 8.5x11inch layout

I chose the smaller size layout as lately I've been struggling with ideas on how to fill the page with different ideas and products, and I tend to keep doing the same things over and over again. So with this smaller size layout, I felt I had achieved something great. I chose a couple of the Scribble circle with stars Creative Cuts and popped them off the background in 3 places using some foam tape. In each of the 2 larger circular pieces Ive added the photos, and in the largest circle I also added an extra Creative cut as the title for the layout. This piece was within the December advent calendar.

In the top left piece I've added a couple of labels from a past Just Add paper kit, a pick n place bow, faceted enamel dotsLittle Birdie flower and a star shape creative cut to complete the cluster.

To balance out the clusters on the page I created this tiny one with some more of the Little Birdie flowers an enamel dot and creative cut pieces.

These 2 are seriously so much fun (most of the time HAHA) 

Lastly I added a couple of bits from past Just Add Paper kits to form the base of this cluster, then added another star Creative CutLittle Birdie flower, enamel dots and some ink splatters to finish it all off.

I've not added any journalling as I felt the page was just right as is, but if in future I felt like adding any I would add it to the back of the layout. 

Well thats all from me today, short and sweet for this post, thanks for stopping by to check it out!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping.

Michelle x

Sunday, February 11, 2018

You Make My Heart Sing | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Scrappy friends, I'm back here today with a new layout share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the brand new More than Words collection. It's a wonderful collection full of soft pastel colours and super sweet designs and I cannot wait to continue creating with it.

For this creation I chose to scrap lift a layout I made a couple years back that featured loads of punched circles. I was running low on inspiration since having some time away from creating while I recovered from surgery. I'm really happy with how this turned out as it definitely has its differences to the original layout.

I am loving all the patterns within this collection they all compliment each other in the perfect way, and the stamp set.... LOVE The floral design is perfect for adding a touch of colour with paints or watercolours.

I kept the photo stack pretty simple using pieces from both the 12x12 COLLAGE cut apart paper, B side of RADIANT from the 6x6 paper pad and a lace doily from my stash. Under and around all this I've layered different size circular elements using chipboard pieces, accessory stickers and punched pattern papers from the 6x6 paper pad. I also tucked in a few vellum florals, stamped some mini hearts and added some chipboard heart stickers to complete.

I 'scattered' more circular shapes in a diagonal line across the layout in both top left and bottom right corners, and replicated more design elements from the centre of the layout - stamped hearts, heart shapes and enamel dots.

I also added a flair and the watercolour stamped design from the stamp set to the bottom right 'cluster'

Lastly a few paper strips left over from my previous layout, some other pieces repeated from other areas of the layout and some hand written journalling and my work here was done.

Im really happy with how this all came together. I hope its inspired you in some way, especially to look back on your previous work and find a layout that you could give a new spin on.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Michelle x