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March 2020 Homemade Kit | Layout 5 | Seek Adventure in Books

Hello again my scrappy friends!! I made it back here, woohoo!!

Today’s share is one of the pages I created with my March 2020 Homemade Kit! For all the deets on that kit head over here and you can also find the flip through with all the photos on this blog post and this video

This blog post is for layout five – Sue Plumb’s online class!

Here is the link again for Sue’s class if you’d like to follow along.

And here is my process video (sorry, blogger has changed and IDK how to link my YT account anymore!!)

This was a really fun and easy page to put together! I had never ever thought of adding colour to my background like that, thanks Sue!!

Here are a few close ups


I hope you enjoyed this share today! If you’d like more info on my kit etc please follow the links above otherwise, leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you ASAP!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!

Mel

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March 2020 Homemade Kit | Creations | 7 layouts & a card

Hello once again my scrappy friends and welcome to my blog!

Today’s share is to show you all of the things I created with my March 2020 Homemade Kit – in total 7 12×12 layouts and a card!

First up you can see the video flip through below – it’s long, so grab a cuppa or vodka 😉 The card is not in the video, I was inspired after filming lol


And onto my creations!!

First up was this one for Scrap The Boys March 2020 Challenge

You can see my process video below

Next was this fun page using drippy water colours and a tonne of ephemera pieces and stickers! 

Again, process video is below

Third was this page, inspired by a class I am currently doing with Shimelle


And you can see more close up’s of this on this post on my blog.

Fourth was another layout inspired by Shimelle’s class.

As hard as it was to use it, I love that I used that gorgeous rainbow stripe paper! 

Next up was this page – Seek Adventure In Books.

This page was created by following along with Sue Plumb’s class that was created for a Cyber Crop and you can see her video here.

I did create a process video for this one and you can see that by clicking below!

VIDEO COMING SOON I PROMISE!!

Layout 6 was created while I was Zooming with a scrappy friend actually! I had a lot of these blue and green papers left so decided to create a stack with most of what I had left.

The paper layers were topped with these fun & silly photos of my youngest and this fun cut file I had cut previously from CUT to YOU!
And finally, with mostly scraps left I created this layout, again featuring my youngest.

The “Sun Kissed” title was perfect for this photo!! I kept this page pretty simple. A few layers behind my photo, some Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in Gold smooshed onto my background and a loose vertical line of butterflies.

I really, really love the end result!

As I mentioned, I threw together a card after I turned off the camera!

A few simple layers, a giant butterfly and a few of my left over ephemera pieces.
I am really pleased with just how much I got out of this kit!! 

I did learn a couple of lessons too which I can use for future kits

– I added in WAY too many embellishments/stickers
– Though this kit was created using a rainbow stripe pattern paper as the base it became very blue/green
– I do love a bigger variety of coloured/patterned papers

So, I shall apply these lessons to building my April kit!
Which, by the way, you can find here on Khristina’s blog!

I hope you enjoyed my shares and I can’t wait to build and create and with Aprils kit!!

Until next time, happy scrapping & stay safe!!

Melinda

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March 2020 Homemade Kit | Layout 3 | Best Friends

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog today!! 

Yes, you are reading correctly, it is Melinda and this is my blog and this is a brand new post!! It’s been a while I know but, like I’ve said previously, this is not my fave platform to share on so I often forget about it! But, I am hoping to maybe keep it a little more updated, even just for a “here is the latest page I created, you can see it here and here” kinda thing!!

Anyways, firstly, wherever you are I hope you are well, with those you love and staying safe! I am currently at home full time with my 2 boys. We are making the best of the situation though that can be hard some days! Hubby is due to start working from home soon (hopefully tomorrow) so we will then have another “new normal” to adjust to!

If you don’t follow me elsewhere I will start with what I am using and why!


I was inspired by Sue Plumb in March (yes, March lol!) to create my own homemade kit from my stash. Sue was inspired by Khristina Sorge and the monthly “recipe” she shares on her blog each month for said kit. Jumping in while I was inspired I created my own homemade kit and you can see all the contents of that kit here in my YT video.
Here is the recipe I used for the kit and I have linked Khristina’s blog above so you can go check her out too! And see the new April kit lol


I have already created 2 pages with this kit and you can see process videos for both of them below

Process video is below


And the second page


And the process video for this one


Which brings me to THIS share! Layout 3 that I created late one night! 
I am enrolled in Shimelle‘s newest class “Start with a Sketch” and have used one of the sketches in it to create this and I really, really love how it turned out!!

Here are some close up’s


I am so pleased I got so many elements onto this page from my kit! There are 2 paper clips, 3 of the word veneer pieces (which I painted gold) along with some of the confetti type tiny veneer pieces AND I have used some of that Vicki Boutin specialty paper!!

I still have quiet a bit left in my kit and am so eager to pull it out and get it used! This month has seen my finish off quiet a number of things that have sat on my desk for ages including our 2019 December Daily album!! WOOHOO! I will do a video flip through of that when I can find enough quiet time in my house and share on my YT channel!

If you don’t follow me on other social media here are my links, I would love to have you join me on any one or all of them!!

FB page – Melinda Sweetman Scrapbooking: https://www.facebook.com/melindasweetmanscrapbooking

That’s it for me for today but I really am hoping to get over here a little more often and share! I hope you have enjoyed and I’ll see you again soon!

Melinda

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