Travellers notebook

I have started a TN of just pictures of Ella. I thought I’d do a TN for each of my girls with photos that I already have printed but didn’t quite make the scrapbook layout. Every time we do something, I take photos and so do all 3 of my girls and when I get some printed for layouts, I print a selection and then always have leftovers that are still good pics but not every one of them gets to be on a layout.
I’m enjoying creating these pages, each one is a little version of a 12×12 layout really. Quick and easy though. I have also been participating in 31 minutes for 31 days, and its enough time to do a page in this little book. Its also great to use up scraps from bigger projects and that makes me happy! (no wastage)

July Doily Mini Kit

Uniquely Creative Doily Mini Kit for July

I created this layout using Uniquely Creative July Doily Mini Kit. It has a gorgeous stencil that I have used on the background with texture paste.

This is the the stamp on some white cardstock with embossing powder from WOW in Platinum. Then coloured with twinkling H2os.

I’ve used the cut apart sheet from the kit to add some black accents to the layout. I loved the words and they worked well with my photo. The background is also coloured with twinkling H2os and lots of water.

I’ve added foam adhesive under the circle with embossing to give some dimension.

This is definitely my new favourite stencil from Uniquely Creative!

cocoa vanilla studio

So I recently attended a class with the lovely Anna Komenda from Poland. She taught 3 classes at The Crafty Chain scrapbooking shop. She used Cocoa Vanilla Studio products and I enjoyed a lovely day crafting with lots of other ladies.
I came home with inspiration and a mass of gorgeous product which I have started making new projects with. I have been a bit quiet on social media as I have been working on some projects for Uniquely Creative and also worked at the Papercraft Expo in Brisbane a little while ago.
So heres a LO of my two eldest daughters and I recently. I had an old painted background and it just so happened to be on my desk and worked well with this photo.

Take Me Away

Using some beautiful Pink Paisley papers from a 6″x6″ pad on this layout. Paige Taylor Evans Take Me Away collection works a treat with my rainbow texture paste background. Those gold word stickers are gorgeous from American Crafts.
This cake cut file is one of Paige Taylor Evans, available from the Silhouette Design Store.
I backed it with lots of lovely little pieces of Take Me Away. A few sequins and some novo crystal drops.
A free cut file from Cocoa Vanilla Studio tucked under the photo to add some dimension.
The pink flower and bow are both cut files from the Silhouette Design Store too.
I have also used a die cut from Uniquely Creative for the little stems of berries. I love these little branches, they are so delicate and add such a lovely touch to so many projects. Thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope you are inspired to go and make something.

Grandpa Layout using Uniquely Creative May kit

Not the greatest photo, but this layout is very special about my Grandpa, and I enjoyed creating this layout with all the wonderful cogs and burlap, corrugated card and cork. Uniquely Creative May kit is great for feminine or masculine layouts, and I loved everything in it.
This is a really great way to include memorabilia but not have it on show.
I made a fold out section using the photo as I had a small book from my Grandpas funeral and some newspaper clippings I wanted to include.
Some machine stitching added because I like the look ! Plus it adds interest. I painted the cogs with watercolour paint and also the corrugated card was painted with watercolours. I used the Wonky Punchinella die to cut out cork behind the burlap banner.
That cork is awesome to use with a die.
I hope this inspires you to use cork on your layouts, its my new favourite thing! I used the Uniquely Creative Cork Alphabet for the title and also the Giant Outline Numbers Die. So many different ways you can use the numbers dies as you get the outline and the solid numbers, I love them!

May Kit card for Uniquely Creative Kit Club

I just wanted to share one of the cards I created using Uniquely Creatives May kit. What a great kit full of really cool stuff including burlap, copper wire, corrugated card, cork and wooden elements. I usually struggle to do masculine projects as I have 3 daughters, but this kit made it easy and I love the add on die called Wonky Punchinella.
This is a texture die and so versatile.