Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Black and White

ey hey! I'm back again, and yes, I'm still suffering from a creativity rut. I don't know what it is but I just can't seem to get out of this funk that I'm in, and I really want to be creative, but every time I sit down I draw a blank. Even though I can't seem to get out of my rut I still wanted to make a new video since it's been a little while. I decided to try something new for myself, and I gave myself a challenge. I went with a black and white theme, something I wouldn't normally be drawn to, since I just love working with lots of colour, but having a set idea in mind and knowing what I wanted to use helped in deciding on papers and embellishments. Instead of taking forever to scour though all my papers I went immediately to the papers I knew would fit. It also helped that the Cool Kid collection from Crate Paper had a ton of black and white embellishments for me to use. I am really happy with the funky sketchy look of the layout, it has a very loose feel to it, and though I didn't do a ton of layering or embellishing it definitely pops!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Scrappy Adventure #47 - Witchy

I'm getting into the festive Halloween mood by scrapping some witchy photos of my daughter.  I'm using my stash again for this one and combining lots of patterned paper!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Big Sister - Hip Kit Club

Hey, so here I am again with another layout for Hip Kit Club.  I only have one or two more of these layouts left as I am not continuing on as part of the Design team after September.  I was initially saddened by the news that I would not be staying on, and of course hearing news like that while also suffering from mental illness is never helpful, but I decided my best bet was to focus on the positive aspects.  I'm looking forward to getting back to doing some more of my own videos and starting a few new series as well!  Meanwhile though I am still enjoying my August kits while I wait patiently (okay IMpatiently) for my September kits to arrive! 
For this layout I decided to focus on some of the ephemera I had left in abundance, particularly the Crate Paper Cute Girl puffy stickers and the Pink Paislee Paige Evans Take Me Away wood veneers.  I punched out some of those cute circles from the Dear Lizzy Saturday paper that came in the kit to create a fun cascade!  This is a simple sweet layout that really kept the focus on the photo. I used the September sketch (picture below) and the September mood board (picture below) to help me out with my design concept! Also, I didn't actually make a process video for this layout, unfortunately, but hopefully I'll be back in the swing of it soon!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Donut Shoes - Hip Kit Club

I mean, what can I say.  I had a picture of my daughters cute donut shoes, and there are a ton of donuts in the August Hip Kits.  How was I not going to do this!  I used a fantastic donut cut file designed by Kim Watson to create my background.  I then used the Crate Paper Cool Kid alphas to create a delicious title!  They were so fun to make and since they were wood already it worked out perfectly!  The new Amy Tangerine collection Oh Happy Life has so many donuts in it too that I had no problem embellishing my layout!  Make sure you take a look at my process video so you can see how I made everything and put it all together using the awesome Hip Kits!



Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Sweet Blues - Hip Kit Club

Hey!!!  I'm ramping up for my little mini kid-free vacay but I wanted to make sure I got this blog post up before I left!  This time I'm playing with the beautiful August Hip Kits and add-ons!  Seriously guys, I didn't even know where to start when I opened them.  I just loved all the colours and embellishments that I was scared of not using one!  Well in the end I decided to create a large paper cluster with multiple papers from the Crate Paper Cute Girl collection as well as some of the papers from the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection (which is one of my favourites right now!).  I love how well the papers coordinated and the exclusive ephemera pack matched spot on!  I also dug into the adorable Cute Girl puffy stickers.  I love how even with everything going on in this layout the picture still remains the focus.  If you wanna get your hands on the kits I believe they are still available in the shop, oh and be sure to check out what's coming for September, you are gonna swoon when you see the colours!

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my process video!


Friday, 19 August 2016

Our Adventure Together - Hip Kit Club

Hey hey hey! It's almost the weekend, so I'm sharing the layout that I made for Hip Kit Club at the beginning of the week.  This layout is the last one I'll be making with the July Kits because my August Kits arrived this week!  For this layout I was working with a sketch and moodboard created by Ashley Horton.  I loved both of them and used them as my jumping off point to get started!

So here is the sketch and board that I worked with this week:

And here is the layout that I created using these as inspiration!

Of course I also created a process video to go with it, so be sure to check it out and see how I made my layout!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome scrappy day!


Saturday, 13 August 2016

No Rain No Rainbows - JustNick Studio

Hey everyone, I'm back showing another layout that I created for JustNick Studio using her amazing cut files!  This time I used 2 cut files for my layout, one for a background and one for a title.  For my title I used the file No Rain No Rainbows and for my background I used the Confetti background.  I used watercolours to create a funky multi-coloured effect on my title, and I backed my confetti file with a multi-colour paper to get the effect of a rainbow of raindrops!  I kept my embellishments simple for this layout since I had such a bold title going on that I didn't feel it needed too much more.  By keeping my photos black and white they don't compete with all the splashes of colour and every piece just compliments each other!  Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to her shop to check out all of her files and her new releases, and make sure you scroll to the bottom of my blog post to get your code for a freebie!!!

Here is my process video, hope you enjoy!

Pssst. . .  did you stick around?  Great!  So don't forget to pop over to the JustNick Studio shop to get your hands on this cute cut file!  Use the code ALPHAFREE at the checkout!