Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Girls Scrap weekend - watch this spot

Waikanae, here we come.  Yep, girls weekend away.  The men are being left in charge of the children for 2 days and we are off to Waikanae for a weekend of great conversation, great food,  possibly some wine and of course scrap booking.

Watch this spot,  I will blog as the weekend progresses.

Can't wait to get started.

Sneak peek of a little something I am working on.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lets Scrap Sketches - Challenge 3-15-16

One thing that I love about sketches is that it alleviates the one thing that can be a struggle and that is the initial layout plan.  A sketch takes that first step away.

Here is my take on the wonderful sketch challenge for Lets Scrap Challenge 3-15-16

 I used a Kaiser craft paper with I distressed the edges and then stencilled with a coarse textured paste.
 Each photo is matted twice,  the first being a fine sand paper, and then the bottom matt was wet and scrunched up and then flattened out. 
 I was originally going to use real shells on the layout and although I love lumpy bumpy layouts,  it would have cause an issue placing into an album so I took a photo of the shells and then cut them out for the layout, hence the reason they look so real. 
 I did use some tiny paua shells pieces and tiny pipi shells for the final embellishments.

I embossed the little crabs and I cut the sea weed free hand. 
Hope you like the layout and I can't wait to see you interpretation of the sketch. 
Happy Scrapping

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Challenge YOUrself - challenge #27

Now this is a challenge with a little difference:

The main rules: 
Most importantly, make sure YOU are in the photo that you include in your layout.
Layouts must be newly created for this challenge (no back linking).
Only 12x12 or 8x10 paper layouts will be accepted.
This is a real challenge for most scrapper as they are usually the one behind the camera. 
Here is my take of this months Challenge Yourself

This was taken a few years ago now but it was the first glass of wine after a long break of not drinking and being really good trying not to eat too much sugar etc.

Love the 'Simple Stories' papers

Here was the challenge

Happy scrapping

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Lets Scrap Sketches Desigm team announcement

I had some great news this week, I was selected to join the Lets Scrap Design team,  I am so honoured and excited to be part of such a talented group of ladies.   

I had joined in on a couple of the sketch challenges and just loved the challenge of doing the double layouts.   And sketches are such a great way to take the guess work out of where to place photos.    

Now for the great sketch by Mich,  and my first layout as a design team member. 

And here is my take on the sketch.

I created 3 mini albums within the layout which opens up to reveal more photos.

I love all the photos of the big and little men in my life. So it can be hard to pick which ones I want to scrap so when it come to a multi photo layouts I have to stop myself (LOL) from trying to put too many.  The beauty of including a little mini album is that you can add more photos.

Handy hint:  I know that often the worry is placing a layout that has interactive sections in an album because you can not open or use any of the interactive section without having to remove the layout from the protective pocket.  Well my solution is that I cut a 3 sided window in the plastic pocket that covers that particular part of the layout that requires interaction.  This allows me to open or move the required part of the layout without having to remove the layout from the protective pocket.  Works a treat.
Good old Prima embellishments

  I used Kaiser craft papers for the layout.

Hope you like layout and I look forward to seeing your take on the sketch

Happy scrapping