Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Jaymilee - December 2018 Kit - Bloom where you are planted

Helloooo everybody, todays post is a little bit special and also a little bit sad. Today is my last blog post as a design team member for Scrapping Fun Kits. It has been a wonderful experience and I hope that you all have enjoyed seeing my projects as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

Anyway let’s get into today’s project. Today I’m sharing a 12x12 layout of me when I was in year 2. When I first opened the December 2018 kit, I saw the beautiful chipboard piece saying “bloom where you are planted” and I instantly knew I wanted to do a layout of myself from when I was younger. First I painted the chipboard piece with gesso and then I used some hot pink paint from my stash and went over the gesso with that.

Next I used some black paint from my stash and paint over the area that I knew my photo and the chipboard piece would cover. I used a really light layer and this only took a few minutes to dry. Next I used the papers from the kit and some tissue paper from my stash to matte my photo. I just used double sided tape to adhere the paper layers together. I also used the pink and white polka dot doily from the kit and added that to the photo matt. I adhered the photo down using wet glue and it was being stuck down to mixed media. I also used a black felt tip pen and did a simple border around the layout.

I knew I wanted a simple embellishment cluster so that the focus of the layout would be the chipboard title. I cut out a tag shape from one of the papers from the kit and used the back so that I would have a white coloured tag. I used some punched from my stash and cut out some circles and hearts and simply adhered these to the tag. I then using my hole punch, made a hole at the top of the tag and used one of the ribbon trims from the kit to put through the tag hole. I then used the resin flowers and paper flowers from the kit and stuck those down with some wet glue. Finally I used a few tiny word stickers from my stash on the tag and the layout was done.

I love how this layout has turned out and I love how much the title sticks out in the layout.

Thank you so much for reading this blog post, check out what the other ladies are doing with this kit on the blog. It has been wonderful being a design team member here at scrapping fun kits.
Thanks Jaymi

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Amy - DD 2018 Kit - Documenting December in a Travellers Notebook

Hey Scrapping Fun Fans,

Amy here sharing my 1st actual documenting December spread with you, using the stand alone DD 2018 Kit. I have put together the first 3 days here for you as they are only small pages, and I choose the travelers notebook format this year as I am not documenting a daily format and it will only be a short snippet of specific Christmas type things that will be followed up type thing in my regular scrapbook album.

For the 1st page I used the Ho, Ho, Ho tissue paper to line my paper and give it some colour and add a matte for my photos to sit on. This spread actual documents the arrival of our Elf Elvin so there is a few photos which I collaged in the Project Life app. The washi and number was already there from when I made the Notebook last month. I wrote the title on this page, and moved to the 2nd page.

The 2nd page I decided needed to look a little different, so using the side part of the paper Christmas bag that was in the kit, I cut it out and stuck it down. Now I was going to go red side facing up but thought that would be to much red, so went with the tan colour instead. I then stuck the photos either side of the this strip, added some little pops of red with the red jewels, star pin and twine for some added texture. I added my journaling for the day and that is day 1 complete.

Day 2- Is just a single page and I have used a strip of the green star paper from in the kit, plus a doily from my stash to create a bit of a layering for my photo. I added the green pom pom trim for some interest and a bright pop of colour and then the chipboard word for some texture- all from the the kit. 
I added my journaling last and day 2 all wrapped up!

And then day 3 I wanted to make sure it looked a little different to the other 2 days.  I had some of the red tissue paper laying about and I really love it so had to use it again, but this time I pulled out the ribbons from the kit to use in the spread. I used the tissue paper and ribbon as the base to start this spread off, and laid my photo over the top. 
I then felt that the top of the page looked empty, so went with the ribbon with the beads on it and placed my day title in between 2 of the beads. Still to much white space for me, so I have added 2 of the chipboard snowflakes and added some glossy accents over the top to give them some shine. 
I have added only a little journaling, and some doodly stars and dots and all complete!!

Merry Christmas if I don't pop in before then. 
Amy xx

Friday, 14 December 2018

Shay - December 2018 Kit - Bloom Where You Are Planted

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for joining me again today while I get the chance to share with you my layout for December 2018 kit. ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS KIT!

I was stuck on what to do with it, as the title threw me a bit ...Bloom where you are planted, well if anyone knows me they know how quickly I kill plants! So I had these two photo's of me after a Halloween party just sitting on a some paper waiting to be scrapped once I saw the beautiful peach/coral colours of the kit the photo's just begged to be included!

I started off with a blank page of Marshmallow card stock from Bazill, after staring at the page for a while I thought I would do some hearts for the page just floating around, and up from the picture. I used my Stampin up punch ( I don't know the name it has three hearts on it) and started putting the hearts on the page, it wasn't working, after fiddling around with the embellishments in the pack it still wasn't working. So bored me started to make patterns of butterflies and whoa hold up a page started to form before my eyes!

The gorgeous papers included in the kit needed a bit of black to balance it out so I grabbed my scraps to see what I had in there and I found the scraps of a piece that i had held onto for a long time! It was black and white with a hint of glitter on it ( and we all know I love a bit of bling on my pages!) It worked perfectly with the kit and was not over powering on the page.

I used the pretty pink and polka dots (squeels ! 😅polka dots) doily that came in the kit and cut it in half to stick behind my two pictures, they are on a slight angle to give it a bit more character, and just peeps out from the sides. To this I added the black bow up the top and used the resin roses to add to the doily and just under the bow.

The title as I said previously was my big issue, hmm how was I going to use this on this page, Out of all the supplies I own I don't have any pink glitter, embossing powder, glitter glue etc etc, so had to improvise on the paints I owned which Vicki Boutin come to the rescue with her paints and Heidi Swapp spray mist. I used Vicki's Orange Slice Paint, and Cotton Candy and then sprayed a bit of hot pink spray mist into the mix giving me that more peachy coral colour of the kits. I used Nuvo glimmer paste to paint the flowers black and a bit more sparkle.

                                   The black enamel dots were used from my stash.

I really hope you have enjoyed this layout I am so proud of it and happy, after all it is the simple things in life that are often the best!

Hope you all have a great day a great Happy Christmas and  a Safe New Year!

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Amy - December 2018 - Mixed Media 12x12 Layout

Hey Scrapping Fun Fans,

Amy here with a mixed media layout for you today. I was feeling in a painty mood when doing this layout, and this photo of my stepdaughter as a bub was perfect for the colours of this December kit, so I grabbed out some Dylusions paint in the Cherry Pie colour and Flutterby paint in a pink tone and painted different strokes in a large pattern to create my background.

I then decided to layer up my photo with all the pattern papers from the kit to really make the photo pop off the background and have alternated the layers between a dark and light pattern, with a piece of craft foam between the 3rd and last layer just to add some dimension.
 For some added texture I added the pink doily to the bottom left corner, as that is the direction of Beth's gaze and then added the big flower just for some prettiness. Around this I added the resin flowers from the kit as well for some more dimension and a pop of black to tie in with the colour of the cat.
I had to use the ribbon elements as I wanted to see how they would fit onto a scrappy project, so I added 1 to that bottom left and then for balance to the top right. I then added my title in black thickers from my stash and wrote the 2nd half of it under the photo.
To finish off the embellishing I added some wood veneer hearts from February's kit and then for some pops of black I used some stamping.
I actually loved the bright and bold of the reds and pink of this layout, yet it is softened with the flowers and ribbon.

 Have a great Christmas and see you soon

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Jaymilee - December 2018 - All Smiles

Hello lovely people,

I’m up on the blog today sharing an 8x8 layout of my dog Leo. I’ve been making a lot of layouts lately using paper and no mixed media which is very different from my normal style, but I’m really loving this change. I started by trimming down the three lightest paper from the kit to fit diagonally on my background paper. I also used the pink satin ribbon from the kit and trimmed that down to also fit on the background paper. I used some wet glue from my stash to adhere them down.

Next I used the black doily and one of the papers from the kit to add some paper layers to my photo. I just used some doubled sided tape to adhere the papers layers to the photo and then double sided tape again to adhere the photo down to the cardstock. I used some black thicker’s from my stash and a pen to write my title, All Smiles. I then used a felt tip pen to outline the cardstock. I did this so that there was another element of black on the layout.

I used a few pieces of ephemera from my stash to make an embellishment cluster on the bottom right hand side of the photo. I used the black and pink resin flowers from the kit to add some dimension to the layout. I also used some tiny work stickers from my stash in pink and black. Finally I used the pink paper flower from the stash on top of the black doily so that there was a little pink in the middle of the layout.

That’s all from me today. Stay tuned later in the month to see what else I make with this beautiful pink and black kit. Check out what the other ladies on the design team are doing with this kit on the blog.


Friday, 7 December 2018

Amy- December 2018 Kit- 12x12 layout

Hey Scrapping Fun Peeps,

Amy here to kick off the Christmas month with a beautiful floral kind of layout using this months very pretty kit. I decided to use the papers to create embellishments for this project as they looked to pretty to be hiding behind my photos (like I usually do with a 12x12 layout).

I used the large chipboard pharase that came in the kit " Bloom where you are planted" as a focal image and title for my layout. I have coated it in a Colour Blast shimmer pen in gold and silver. This large piece, plus the darker floral background meant I did not need lots of big embellishing.

I have used some of the paper flowers from the kits and some small resin flowers of the kit on the layout, then added some bits and pieces to page as well. 

You can check out my process here :

Until next time 
Happy scrapping

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Shay - December Daily - Crush

Well here we are just a few short days away from December at the time of writing this blog by the time you get to see it....It will be December which means December Daily!  As we gush over the latest collections, the beautiful embellishment kit from Scrapping Fun Kits, our excitement builds, hours on Pintrest pinning all the layouts, stalking the Ali Edwards Facebook group for DD Ideas....but ( isn't there always a but) there is something in the background nagging away at me. What is it? Why is it there? Why is this happening to me?

ANXEITY that is what  it is ...WHY is it happening to me, not sure no explanation really it is just one of my quirks I live with, except I know what is triggering it for me this time December Daily! Yes that is right, the pressure of putting out perfect pages, beautiful albums, making sure I have the time, do something each and every day was too much for me. I tried to find a way to deal with it, OK maybe do less pages, I don't do enough Christmas stuff for me to do a DD, I am going to let down people by not doing it...all these thoughts, all this anxiety over some paper and embellishments and glue. Why is it so stressful for some and not for others? For me I think it is time, I work casual and on call I have study and I a not a very Christmas-sy person, we have a few traditions and things we do but the lead up to Christmas is a very dull one for us normally!

After a heart to heart with Raelene I decided a December memories for me would be more suited, Our usual put up the tree on the 1st December wont' be happening this year as my son will be away, Christmas shopping is pretty much done except for a few odds and ends,  have a concert that is not anyway related to Christmas...not unless for some reason Jon Bon Jovi Singles me out of about 10,000 people and say's hi then all my Christmases have come at once ( a girl can dream) spending time with my best friend who I don't get to see as often as i like since she moved to Brisbane. The list goes on and very few Christmas things to put in a December Daily.

I guess I am posting this to let others know it is OK if you don't do a December Daily but make it yours for me December Memories is more easy for me, not an everyday thing, not all holiday cheer and cookie making ( I am so going to have a white Christmas one day!) It is ok if you don't do it everyday, no one is forcing you. It is so easy to get caught up in the scrapbooking world of perfect pages, with perfect photo's with the expectation of perfectionism in every layout and album you do. Guess what i am trying to say is do what is right for you this Christmas and do a DECEMBER MEMORIES ALBUM  if you so choose to. I know I will be.

I will post up my photo's and stuff as I go along, and attempt a video or two LOL, that is a work in progress.

Thank you for reading this I truly hope you and your family have a safe happy holiday season.