Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Lisa - December Kit - Loving Summer

Hello, friends and welcome to my December layout blog. This month's Scrapping Fun Kit is full of bright Summer fun goodness. I love these colours and had the perfect photo for it, taken in the Aussie summer of 1996/97.

I started with a white 12x12 sheet of cardstock and layered some patterned paper I had in my stash across the middle. Then I layered two patterned papers from the kit a little right of centre and placed the photo on top. I haven't matted the photo in this instance as I thought there was enough going on and kind of wanted the photo to blend into the papers.

To the right of the photo, I have used all embellishments from the Kit. The blue diamontes and the "At the Pool" flair. Then in the bottom corner the blue lace flower and the gorgeous pineapple charm, which anchors the ribbon.

 To the left of the photo, I also used all embellishments from the kit. The beautiful frangipanis, sun flare and gold pineapple paper clip.

I am so upset though with the Tombow Mono Glue I have used to adhere the beautiful frangipanis. I guess I made the wrong choice of glue, maybe I should have used a fabric glue 😞

Across the top, I used the funky pineapple washi trimmed with the thinner blue patterned washi and the die cut printables like neon signs.

The Title is some lettering I had in my stash from Kmart and Reject Shop.
I have used the yummy ice cream washi across the bottom of the page also trimmed with the thinner blue patterned washi.

The ribbons from the kit have been used to embellish the bottom of the photo and to connect the right and left side embellishments.

Except for the glue fiasco on the Frangipani's I really love this layout and all its colourful summery goodness.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Lauren ~~ Summer Moodboard Challenge using the December Embellishment Kit

Hey Hey everyone,

Welcome back to another fun bright layout made with December Embellishment Kit.

this one is inspired by the moodboard picture >>>>

I loved the bright stripe looking colours up the top and it made me think of this stripey paper in the kit.

To add interest I attached to the 6x12 layout on an angle and used the excess that was cut off as corner pieces - making the background complete. This draws you eye from top to bottom of the layout.

The selfie was the other part of my inspiration - the flowers in my hair immediately called for some of the lovely 3D flowers that are in the kit and thats how the layout started.

I added the flower and the crotched leaf to top embellishment cluster on the photo. Backed the photo slightly with a torn card from a previous layout and wella!

Finishing the page off with a diecut (this is also the title) and some blue bling, a metal blue rose and a sequin. 

Looking at it then, I thought was missing something and was a little while before I realised it needed a border around the middle/photo cluster - so blue sharpie did the trick.

Here is the completed 6x12 layout. 

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Sunday, 10 December 2017

Fiesta Fun!

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with another Documenting December layout for you. Isn't the silly season upon us already?! I started writing this while travelling in the car to a work conference (until I got car sick!) and am finishing it off on Saturday morning - that's multi tasking for you! I'm trying to use my time as effectively as possible when ever I can. It just seems this time of year has less hours in the day perhaps!?!

This layout forms part of the 6x8 album of my 2016 Documenting December album - here's hoping I can get it done before Christmas this year, though it's coming up fast.

i have used a piece of patterned paper to create a large pocket across the bottom of the page. Washi tape across the top of this pocket and a photo of my boys matted on a pocket card layered on top of the pocket. Before I placed anything in the pocket, I added some paint to the top of the base page. I applied this Dylusions paints using my fingers, then once dried, stamped the word FIESTA on to it.
The FIESTA is an annual get together we have with close friends to celebrate Christmas. We all bring and shre food - hence the name, fiesta! I layered a tag, cut apart and photos within the pocket. This enabled me to still see all of these feaures with the option of hiding them in the pocket if I wanted to. The layout was completed using the gorgeous hand made flower from the Documenting December kit, some enamel dots from my stash and the number 17 from the kit - representing the 17 December when this event occured.
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Friday, 8 December 2017

Christmas 2017 YouTube Hop - Childhood Christmas Memories

Scrapping Fun Kits is proud to be one of the five sponsors of the Christmas 2017 YouTube Hop and I (Raelene) am happily participating in this Hop with these lovely ladies.

The prize for this Hop's Prize Draw is a DD Kit.

To enter watch each video in the Hop and leave a commenton each video.

Here is the Hop order, start anywhere you like.
Lauren WK

Lauren H

So now for my layout.

I wanted to Alter a Little Golden Book to use for recording my Childhood Christmas Memories.

The DD Kit was perfect for decorating the cover.
Those resin deer are super cute.

Head to my video and check out how I created this and how I Google is helping me record my memories.

Good luck to everyone who enters.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Morgyn ~ Travellers Notebook ~ You're 6 Now

 Good morning Scrappers,

Morgyn Here sharing my latest Travellers Notebook spread using the current Scrapping Fun Kits TN kit (you can grab one here).  I am scrapping a photo of my son on his 6th birthday, this was his 3rd cake to celebrate - family, friends, more family = LOTS of cake hehe.

The dot paper I used on this page was my favourite piece from the collection and thought it suited a birthday cake layout. I used a tag from the kit along with the frame label sticker (how cute are those?) to create a base for the large #06 sticker which was from the basic's kit.  I trimmed down 3x4 card to create a little journal spot at the top.

For this page I used this beautiful gold floral paper as my background as it suited so wonderfully with the gold dot piece.  I used the Rhonna Designs app to make a polaroid style frame around my photo.  I used the green chevron washi tape from the kit as a little accent on this page (+ some more on the other side to match).  Using the roller stamp from the basic's kit I added the date and called this one done.  I think this little spread took me about 20 minutes and was lots of fun to make.

Here is a look at the finished 2 page spread.  I love how it turned out, the TN kit from Scrapping Fun Kits match together so well it's easy to put a layout together in no time.

I would love it if you would check out my process video for this layout, you can find it here.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn  xx

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Morgyn ~ December Daily ~ Making the numbers

 Hi everyone,

I'm back with a little project for my December Daily.  This time I am sharing how I created my little number clusters.

I knew I didn't want to just stick the number on the page, that they needed a little bit of oomph so I decided to make some little clusters using pieces from the kit (which you can get here) and some bits and pieces from my stash.

Here I am using a piece of pattern paper from the kit, which I punched out using small tag, square and ticket punches.  I used these to created the base for my clusters.  Then I trimmed down some die-cuts from an old Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pad and add them to the base pieces.  Next I adhered my numbers to the top.

For this little one I used another die-cut from a Kaisercraft paper pad, it's meant to be an arrow but I thought it looked a little like a Santa Cottage.  I added some of the kit washi tape to the bottom and then the red number 2 on top.

I continued with similar combinations until I got to number 25, using pieces from my stash, some from the kit and couple of new bits and bobs.  I really loved how they turned out and can't wait to get them in my December Daily journal.  Here is a snapshot of my final 25 pieces.

I do have a process video up on my channel I would love for you to check it out, you can find it here. Also don't forget to grab yourself a kit to create your own December project.

Thank you
Morgyn  xx

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Lauren -- Nothing But Blue Skies -- using the December Embellishment Kit

Nothing But Blue Skies.........

This beautiful bright December embellishment kit made it easy to create!

I started with that green spotty paper - its such a lovely shade of green.

A 4x6 bordered photo sat perfectly on top, and then having the embellishment kit sitting out looking pretty made it easy to choose items to embellish the 6x12 layout. 

Ripped a filler card in half and poked it in the top left of the photo (it says Nothing but blue skies.... (perfect phrase for this photo))

Ribbon and blue Twine wrapped around the layout beneath the photo - it is taped with washi to the back of the layout. 

Made a fishtail banner on the "sunshine smiles" banner and tucked it in beneath the ribbon. I then used tab punch to punch out a tab from the rest of the filler card from the top.

FInished off with a sprinkling of flowers (both metal and paper/plastic ones) and the sequins, the perfect match to the whole layout.

Thanking you, Lauren

Monday, 4 December 2017

Summer Moodboard Challenge - Design Team Layouts

Summer Moodboard

Scrapping Fun Kits is so excited to be sharing our second challenge, the duration of this one has been extended to 3 months so it goes for all of Summer to allow you plenty of time to create while enjoying your Holiday season.  
The Challenge is for Non-Standard Scrapbooking.  Make sure you read the rules in the Challenge Tab.

Design Team Layouts

To inspire you some of the design team are sharing photos of their finished layouts created using the Moodboard.

International Guest Designer Jarka created this cute Summer spread in her Traveler's Notebook.

Lauren has created this fun 6x12 inch layout using the December Embellishment Kit.

Raelene has created this cute layout in her Traveler's Notebook using the December Embellishment Kit and some bits from the TN Promo Kit and items that may be appearing in a upcoming kit.

We would love to see what you create with the moodboard.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Lisa - Spring Mood Board Challenge

Hello and welcome to my mood board challenge blog. The challenge was to use this mood board to create something other than 12x12 or 8x12. I found this challenging to start as I usually only do 12x12, but I also love doing Tags. I used to sell my Tags on eBay once upon a time, they haven't been as popular in recent times but I want to bring them back. They are great to use on layouts.

The Birds and Flowers in the mood board inspired me the most and I had this little Wood veneer Bird in my stash who has been through the wars a little and needed a home.

I started with a 10x18 piece of timber patterned paper and trimmed the bottom with a green patterned paper, which I have torn, to simulate a grassy ground. I embellished it with some little buttons (I love Buttons).

I perched my little bird on a branch made from cardboard by drawing him some little legs.

I added some Mulberry Paper leave and flowers to the branch.

Some more flowers have been added to the bottom corner and overhanging the tag a little.

I also had this "Bonjour" word veneer in my stash which I thought matched well with the "spring" mood board theme. 

Across the top of the tag, I have simply just diagonally cut the corners and added a complimenting piece of patterned paper, then hole punched the top.

I used a mix of very thin raffia to match the colours used in the tag and exaggerated the bow a little to add a little more interest to the top.

I loved the end result and I can't wait to use it in one of my future layouts. I hope it inspires you to create some tags to use in your future layouts. It's a great way to use up your Scraps & Stash too.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Alicia - DD Kit - Documenting December Preparation

Alicia one of our Scrapping Fun Fans/Guest Designer sent me these photos of her DD preparation a a while ago and has given me permission to share them with you.

I love seeing all her goodies spread out in this photo.  In addition to the DD kit Alicia is using the Exclusive Christmas Kit from 2016 that prompted me starting Scrapping Fun Kits.

I love the cluster she has created on the red polka dot bag from the kit.
She has used part of one of the gold doilies, a epoxy flair and a tag from the DD kit in addition to the bag.

 I love the cute way she added the Christmas Bells from the DD kit to the felt Santa Letter envelope and added the envelope in as a insert.
Such a fun way to use the punchinella.

I love that Alicia found alternate ways to use things such as this bit from the beaded trim being used as a tab.

Such a lovely cluster using a silver doily, and a journal card from the DD kit with a flower from the Exclusive Christmas Kit from 2016. 
I love how she used part of the beaded trim to make a page marker.
And the cute shaker pocket that has the tiny resin candy canes in.
Twine helps this kraft insert pop.  Simple but effective.

Thank you Alicia for letting me share what you have created so far with our DD Kit.

What have you created with your DD Kit?

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Thursday, 23 November 2017

Morgyn ~ Travellers Notebook ~ Best Buds

Hi Scrappers,
I'm sharing a little layout I created using the Spring kit from Scrapping Fun Kits

I took this photo of the boys on a recent trip to Toowoomba.  They both looked so cute on the big swing together and I just had to scrap it.  The spring kit was perfect kit to accompany this little picture.

I really wanted to use the floral stripped paper and found the pink polka dot paper matched wonderfully.  I edited my photo using the Rhonna Collages app to add a polaroid frame around it. 
I used some washi tape and word sticker across the top of the frame.

On the opposite page I added the date to the library tag and used some tiny word stickers to add the word Toowoomba.  I did my journalling on the flower paper then added a couple of stickers from my stash and washi from the kit to finish off the page.

Here is the completed page

Thanks for stopping by,
if you would like to check out my process video you can find it here.

Morgyn xx

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

'Stay Cool' with Sarah

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with the very cool November embellishment kit. Based on an Australia feel, this kit is once of my favs! I completed two layouts for you using this kit, and have heaps of content left over for other pages in my Documenting December album. These photos were from Christmas Eve at Lakes Entrance. We were away for Christmas and hit the beach nice and early in the day.

I love the patterned paper in this kit (I just adore circles, dots and spots!) and the cut aparts were great too - the 'stay cool' and green banner on the bottom left corner are always handy. The most favorite part of the kit however is the surfing santa ribbon - you'd have to agree it is just so cute! The silver charm prawn is also adorable and totally us! Let's take a closer look;
The chipboard from Memorymaze Lasercuts was custom designed for this kit - Christmas is all about family. I covered this piece with black ink and covered with clear embossing powder. I heated it and love the shiny, textured finish of the title.
I also completed a second layout for my album, also taken on Christmas Eve. This is of my youngest son looking out of the caravan window waiting for Santa to arrive. Whilst it was still early in the evening, he was eagerly awaiting for this special event.
The chipboard 'Christmas Eve' on this layout was again from Memorymaze Lasercuts and inked with Stampin Up's blue lagoon ink and clear embossed. Whilst you cannot see the true ink colour on the layout, this was picking up on the blues in the coloured paper photo mat.This chipboard is from the Scrapping Fun Kits Documenting December kit. The photo mat paper is from the November embellishment kit. Let's take a look at the other embellishments in this kit - the 'merry' flair and coloured candy cane buttons are just adorable.
All of the base pages for the layouts in my Documenting December album are from Close to my Heart. I hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to check out the November embellishment kit whilst stock lasts! Until next time....

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Morgyn ~ Making my Documenting December Notebook

Hi Scrappers, 

Hope you are all getting ready for the Christmas season, I know I am!!  December 1st just can't come quick enough, to put up the tree and decorations :)

Here is a little walk through of how I put together my Travellers Notebook style album.  If you would like to watch my more in depth process video on how I made this you can check it out here.

First off I cut down some 12x12 pieces of cardstock (all from different collections) to 6x12.  I used a bone folder to put a crease down the middle of each and arranged them together to form the book.

Next I put some clips on the edges of the book to keep it in place while I stitched it together.  First I marked in 1 inch spaces along the middle then pre punched the holes with a needle.  Then using some black cotton (doubled over) I stitched up the middle front and back to make it nice and strong.

Once it was all held together nicely I cut a 1/2 inch strip off the open side so my notebook will be 6x5.5 inches in size.  I made it as big as possible knowing I could cut it down further if i found it  was too large.

Adding the finishing touches;  I cut down this piece of patterned paper from an old Stampin' Up! collection and adhered it to the front cover.

I used some grey paint to paint my chipboard 'December 2017'.  Once that was dry I used some silver stickles to a bit of glitter. Sadly I was a little heavy handed and broke my wood piece - it glued back together just fine :)

Lastly I used a strip of washi tape to finish off the edge and glued my wood piece down and added one of the holly leaves to the top corner.  I might add a few more pieces as I complete my pages, but for now I am calling in done.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn xx