Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Layout - the bird bites!

Scrap the Boys has a fun challenge on this month, to use geometric shapes on your layout!  I L-O-V-E using blocky shapes on layouts, and I just knew that this gorgeous Happy Snaps paper from Kaisercraft would fit the bill perfectly.  I've had the paper pack for a while, but I have used every square centimetre of it because I love it so much!

These photos were taken at Birdworld in Kuranda, when The Boy met this overly friendly parrot.  He had to wear his hat the whole time not only for sun protection, but also so that the birds wouldn't eat or steal his cochlear implant processors!  Not sure how we would have explained that to Cochlear.... LOL

Papers: Happy Snaps (Kaisercraft)
Dies: "happy" (Heidi Swapp), alpha dies

I always like to get inky on my layouts, but it was fun this time to stay with a clean design with lots of horizontal and vertical lines, as well as those gorgeous chevrons!

Scrap the Boys: Let's go geo!

Layout - enjoy

After a bit of a scrapping hiatus, I was excited this last week to finally find some time to join in on some online challenges.  The current one from Kraft+ was particularly fun, with a recipe challenge featuring four rules:

And here is what I came up with!

Something old - Papers from the Prairie Lane collection (Kaisercraft - released in 2010, and sitting in my stash since then!), Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (Stampin' Up!)
Something new - "enjoy" die from treat bag die set (Stampin' Up!)
Something borrowed - blue pen for journaling (Typo, and borrowed from a friend but I'm gonna need my own now!)
Something blue - TiffanyLou Blue starburst spray (Lindy's Stamp Gang), Sapphire glimmer mist (Tattered Angels), kid in blue onesie (LOL)

Other stuff: stamps (Theresa Collins), gold glimmer mist (Tattered Angels), circle and heart dies (Stampin' Up!), whisper white and early espresso inks (Stampin' Up!), gold brads

Entered into the April Kraft+ challenge.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Layout - Explore

Another fun Tic Tac Toe challenge is up at Scrap Our Stash this month, which I couldn't wait to have a go at.  The challenge board is:


I chose to use MAP PAPER - THE COLOUR BLUE - EMOJI.   Note that I used the map paper to show where we were when we took this photo! (Alotau, PNG).

Layout recipe:
Paper: Atlas (Pink Paislee)
Embellishments: stickers (Simple Stories), cork arrows and chevron (Studio Calico), palm charm (unknown, from stash), paper clip (Stampin' Up!), emoji (printed from internet), rhinestones (Bo Bunny).

Scrap Our Stash: August Tic Tac Toe challenge (see image above)

I hope you find time to join in the challenge before the end of the month!

Until next time!

OMM xo

Layout - happiness [is] you and me: wild, barefoot and free

I'm kinda in love with coordinating papers and embellishments, just like you I'm sure!  And when I saw this stunning collection from Kaisercraft called Island escape I just had to have it - papers, collectables, stamps and all! 
Aren't those hibiscuses just beautiful!?  So tropical!  And perfect for more of our PNG cruise photos.  If you love it too be sure to check out Pinterest for some really awesome layouts for inspiration - just search "Kaisercraft island escape".  The bottom strip is that little bit we often cut off with the branding on one side - I just trimmed the paper a bit from the top instead this time!  Perfect!

Layout recipe:
Paper: Island Escape (Kaisercraft)
Collectibles: Island Escape (Kaisercraft)
Stickers: Island Escape (Kaisercraft)

Stick It Down: August single page sketch

Happy scrapping!

OMM xo

Layout - Discover, Explore, Journey

I knew as soon as I saw that the August layout challenge at Kaisercraft was to use cogs that I wanted to scrap a photo from a trip to the Herberton Historic Village.  I love this picture of my dad and my son, who had a ball checking out all the old vehicles and buildings! 

Layout recipe:
Paper: Salty Kisses (Kaisercraft)
Cardstock: various offcuts
Collectables: Garage Days (Kaisercraft)
Stamps: Polaroid, Pack Your Bags, Just Landed (all Kaisercraft)
Dies: Tim Holtz thinlets - cogs
Inks & pen: Stampin' Up!

Kaisercraft: cogs
Stuck?! Sketches: 15 August  (see below)

There is still time to join in the fun! Check out the challenges via the above links for details.

OMM xo

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Layout: Come Fly With Me

The Boy loved his Adventure Pass on our last cruise, apparently it is now an ESSENTIAL component to any holiday we take!  I must have taken a hundred photos of him flying through the air, climbing along the sides of the ship and venturing out onto the plank - he even had a 'Titanic moment' as we left one of the ports!

Today's layout features one of his flying fox adventures, zipping down the length of the Pacific Eden having the time of his life.  Too bad he wouldn't swing around for a lot of it and face the camera haha!

For this layout, I mostly used the Cocoa Vanilla Flying High paper and embellishment collection, but did a lot of grungy inky and textured work to the background - which was so fun! 

Layout recipe:
Paper, stickers, flair, wood veneer: Cocoa Vanilla Flying High collection
Stamps: Off the Grid (Stampin' Up)
Inks: Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!), Vintage Photo (Distress Ink)
Other: texture paste (Jo Sonya, heated with a heat gun and sanded), star stencil (Crafter's Workshop), distressing tool, various spritzers, blue pen for journalling

Scrap The Boys: July sketch challenge

(I tilted the design 45 degrees for something a bit different, and folded the paper over to expose the reverse side/make a pocket in lieu of the long stripey strip on the sketch)

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

OMM xox

Monday, July 17, 2017

Layout: PNG happy snaps

Last year The Boy and I were lucky enough to travel to Papua New Guinea on a P&O cruise out of Cairns.  Yes - just the two of us, we left The Man at home and ventured off by ourselves!  We had a blast, but we'll definitely go as a trio next time.  

I took the opportunity while we were away to take lots of pictures of the two of us, and no doubt will scrap them all over the next little while.  This is the first LO from the trip, and I knew I needed to highlight the beautiful leis we were given when we visited one of the islands (I was given a pink one, and The Boy had a cream one on his hat).  I didn't have any hibiscus stamps or papers, so I picked out some beautiful rose-y paper (Click, Click) from the Kaisercraft Happy Snaps collection in my stash.

This LO is inspired by the challenge over at Kaisercraft this month. The inspo layout is just beautiful (see below, or head over to the blog) and I just loved all the delicious layering with the flowers and embellies.  I hope you will play along if you too feel inspired by Sonia's lovely work.


Layout recipe:
Papers and stickers: Kaisercraft Happy Snaps collection
Stamps: Polaroid (Kaisercraft)
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum (Stampin' Up!)
Other: 3D foam and regular tape, fine scissors (for fussy cutting)

Kaisercraft July challenge: LO inspiration

Thank you for visiting!