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Hi hi!

Just thought I’d quickly show you what I managed to create while away at retreat last weekend. Not my most productive weekend but also not my least productive so I’m happy!!

First up here is a 12×12 and PL style page for Jacobs 2015 album. I used the Simple Stories “We Are Family” range that was in the retreat kit challenge. I love this range!


And the facing page in his album also from the same range, same kit 🙂


Next is our week 38 using the Simple Stories “Daily Grind” range.



And our week 39 using the Shimelle “Lovely” PL kit paired with the Shimelle “True Stories” stickers and the Shimelle rub ons. 

Oh, I only just noticed that one of those hearts have moved O.o

And then our week 40 using Simple Stories “Summer Vibe” 6×6 paper pad. 


I actually purchased some of the bits from this range for this paper, I just love it and decided rather than hoard it I would use it!

I did get another project completed but that is the frame I created for my little coloured fairy which is currently making her way to her new home so I will share after she has arrived but here is a sneaky peek!


And lastly, I got about 3/4 of the way through completing a DT project for Dusty Attic and again, I can’t share it yet but here is a sneaky peek!!


So, thank you so much for stopping by and happy scrapping!!

Hopefully I will be back today with days 1 and 2 of our DD for 2015 using the gorgeous kit from The Stamp Spot 🙂

Mel
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September (already?!?) with Dusty Attic

Hi hi! I’m here with you today sharing my projects for September for Dusty Attic!! September, really?! How did that happen?

Anyways, I have 2 projects to share this month – a traditional 12×12 LO and a double page spread with a 12×12 and a PL style page for my littlest guys album.

First up my 12×12 LO! I have had this idea in my head for ages now and am so pleased I finally got it done!! I made a collage of some of my favourite photo’s from 2014 for the cover of my 2015 diary and also had the same collage printed as a 6×6 photo for this page. 


I have used the Simple Stories Daily Grind range, which I thought was the perfect fit for this type of page!! I got the collection pack so have all the papers and a couple of sticker sheets.

I applied a messy coat of gesso after I stuck some of the papers down and then applied some mist using some plastic packaging and “stamping”. Some stamping with black archival ink, some layers behind my photo, a “flip”, some magnets and of course those gorgeous Dusty pieces which I have applied some versamark ink and gold embossing powder to.



As I mentioned, a “flip” mechanism (simply a piece of scrap cardstock scored in half, the ends trimmed into a “v” shape and then adhered to the layers where it can’t be seen) which holds my journalling and also includes a photograph of my Pop who passed away in December 2014. I have cut a slit in my page protector so that it is easy enough for people to read the journalling when (heck, IF!) they flip through it. I have also hidden some little, very strong magnets in the paper layers so that it all sits nicely when closed.

A close up of the chippy pieces in the top left corner

And the chippy piece that is peeking out from under the photo layers


The chippy pieces I have used are as follows:

2014 Year In Review – DA1092 
Mini Captions #1 – DA1279
Mini Captions #2 – DA1291H

So, onto my other project for this month!

These are the pages for Hunter’s album for March 2015.

As I have mentioned previously I am (slowly!!) working on my boys albums in a month to month format to capture their personalities, quirks and developments. I aim for 1 traditional LO and 1 PL style LO for the month so 2 12×12 pages all up.

Here are both pages together as they sit in the album


I have used the Heidi Swapp September skies PL kit, ephemera and one of the 12×12 sheets of paper.

The left side


I love, love, love how this turned out!! 

Firstly I did some work on the background of that paper. I applied a light, messy coat of gesso with my finger then applied the mists and gelato colours I knew I was going to use on the chippy piece (which are Heidi Swapp navy and peacock colour shine and a green gelato from my stash) again using the plastic packaging/stamping technique. Then I did some splatters all around and finally some stamps using a couple of roller date stamps and black archival ink. 

I have applied the mists and gelato that I have watered down to use as water colours to that background chippy piece after applying a coat of gesso. A couple of coats of white paint to the title pieces, some ephemera pieces, some of the little squares from the cut apart sheet in the 6×6 paper pad and some enamel dots.

A closer look at the centre of the page where most of the design is

And a close up of the background chippy piece

And the title pieces


I realised after I took the photos that there was no journalling so I have tucked a little shipping tag near the top at the back of the LO which also has some twine so people flipping through can see it’s there.

And the right hand PL side


I didn’t really take any photo’s of the individual pockets but I really LOVE how my title card turned out – simple, yet effective so here you go!!



The chippies pieces I have used are as follows:
Triangle Panel Small – all of the mini triangles have come from this
Mini ABC Upper – DA0861N
Mini ABC Lower – DA0862
Love You Arrows – DA1070O
Mini Captions #5 – DA1308I
Word Pack #6 – DA1187


That’s it for me for today but make sure you pull out your chippy and play along with the (yet another!!) gorgeous inspiration board for your chance at a $100 Dusty Attic voucher!!!



Thanks so much for stopping by and happy scrapping!!

Melinda
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Project Life 2015 Update

Hi there!!

Just wanted to pop in here this morning and share a bit of an update on our 2015 Project Life album!

Firstly, I am totally loving the process and ALMOST up to date! Woo hoo!! The closest I have been since December or there abouts!!

I have completed in my album our weeks 1-15 and weeks 16 and 17 are sitting in sleeves in our album awaiting cards and journalling! 

I have done a little blogging of some of our weeks with a couple of various DT posts so I will share links for those here and photos for the gaps and probably a couple more week spreads 🙂

You can find Week 1 here – A spread I did for the Life Zesters DT February Challenge. Sadly, LZ is no longer, the decision was made at the end of April to close it down 😦

You can find Week 2 here – Again, a spread I did for the LZ DT March Challenge

Week 3

As this week sits in our album 🙂

I have used a 6×6 paper pad for this week, Creative Agenda by Echo Park and paired that with some fun dark blue enamel dots and stars, some labels, washi and alphas from my stash. 

The left side

And the right side

Week 3 saw my big boy’s 5th birthday and party so of course an insert!

The front (I used a G design PP)


I have used a did TMNT paper pack which I purchased through Etsy and included his invite and also the tags from the lolly bags which I popped into a little pocket I hand sewed together top left 🙂
Bottom right is a flip 🙂


And then the back of the insert


Week 4 can be found here – I did Life Zesters April Challenge this month

Week 5

As this week sits in our album

I have used the Heidi Swapp September Skies PL kit and added in a few ephemera pieces from the same range and also those gorgeous glittery blue thickers.

The left hand side

And the right hand side – again another flip, top right – I have used heaps of these, they are AWESOME!!

And under the flip 🙂


Week 6

As it is in the album

I have used a PL Specialty Cards “Noted” pack paired with some Shimelle rub on’s, alpha/word stickers and some puffy stickers from my stash 🙂

The left hand side

And the right hand side – another flip, bottom left

And what is under the flip with some journalling straight onto the photo in the A desgin PP.


Week 6 saw the start of Term 1 2015 which meant full time school for my big boy which called for an insert!!

This time I used an A design PP which I have cut down on the right hand side and then sewed back up along the cut edge.

I have used the Websters Pages Hall Pass range for the papers and some embellishments and also used some of the bits from the Heidi Swapp September Skies ephemera pack. The tabs I have used on the right hand edge are from Flutterby Designs – an Australian company 🙂

And the back

Onto week 7

I have used one of my most fave paper lines for this week – Simple Stories Daily Grind. I also found an ephemera pack for the same range – insert squeal of excitement!! Haha!! I have also teamed the ephemera pack with some glittery black thickers, I just LOVE this font!!

Both pages as they are in the album

The left hand side

And the right hand side


Now, one thing I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE about PL is being able to include some of the “stuff” the boys do. On the left side of this spread, top right there is a photo of Hunter painting. While we had the paints out (and knowing it was going to end up all over his hands anyways 😉 ) I got him to give me a hand print on some white cardstock. This is his hand, exactly as it was (well, perhaps not with tips of his fingers missing!!) on that day. That is important to me.

And now I can hear my little guy is awake so I shall link you up to our week 8 and go and do the “Mum thing”! Week 8 was documented with a tonne of Dusty Attic goodies, painted GOLD and shared here.

So, that’s it for me for today. I hope to be back very soon with some more PL updates, who knows, perhaps not only will our real life album be up date but perhaps my blog album will also be up to date!!

Happy scrapping and if you are reading and it is still Sunday, Happy Mumma’s day, if it is Monday, Happy Mummas Day for yesterday and I hope Monday is kind to you!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Melinda
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