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Mum’s Day 2016

Hi hi and welcome!

I have popped in today to share a layout I put together a little while ago using some of my left over stash of the gorgeous “Life in Colour” range by Simple Stories that I got from Scrappingclearly. I paired it with a super fun free cut file from Hip Kit Club and this was the end result!


I have used the Heidi Swapp colour shine in blush and butter for the very technical plastic packaging technique I used in the background and love how it all came together!


Just adore this flair and HAD to put it on my page! It’s from the MME On Trend 2 collection.


I added in some silver stitching as you can see in the close up’s above and also some black stamping, some clear stickers, some of the washi strips and a few paper scraps.


And just a couple more close up’s of the main part of the page!

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you love the Simple Stories range as much as I do head over to the Scrappingclearly store here, Kylie still has some stock left!!

Happy scrapping!
Mel
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"The Dress" for Scrappingclearly May Sketch

Hi there and welcome! Today I am sharing another page I put together using the gorgeous Simple Stories Life In Color range this time for May’s fun sketch challenge!

Here is a little refresher of the sketch and you have until the end of the month to get your page linked up!


This page is, again, different for me but I am really happy with how it turned out and all of that white space!

I started this page off with this awesome glitter bead paste from my stashย – Kylie has a similar one in store here but if anyone is keen on the actual one I used (it has glitter in it!) Kylie has said she can look at stocking it!!


While that was air drying I started to pick my embellishments. Today I chose to pull out the pinks and yellows from the collection and go with those as I had already decided to go with a white card stock base! And a doily from my stash.ย 


I have used pieces from the sticker package, the chipboard stickers, some of the pieces from the bits and pieces pack, some of the stickers from the sticker sheet in the collection pack and also some of the clear stickers (with the silver and black). I used a few scraps (I am running very low on this range now!!) to back my photo with some of the yellow and pink behind the doily.


I’m not sure why that “TUES” sticker has photographed pink, it is actually silver (you can see it better in the previous and next photo’s)!


A different angle of the same cluster so you can get a better look at that beaded gel paste!ย 


And a photo of the top cluster on the right ๐Ÿ™‚ I have layered one of the pink washi strips (which I cut into a fish tail), the beaded glitter paste and then some stickers, bits and pieces and a chipboard flower.


Finally, onto the title which I used a combination of the tile alphas from the collection pack and these thickers by Dear Lizzy, they are just gorgeous!! I finished it off with another of those clear stickers with black hearts.


So, that’s it for this post! Make sure you link up your take on this fun sketch hereย or here on the Facebook page by the end of the month for your chance to win!

Happy scrapping!!
Mel
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A couple of cards!

Hello there! I’m here today sharing a couple of cards I put together using the ever so fun Simple Stories “Life In Color” range (again!) for Scrapping Clearly. I have said it every post but I really, really love this collection and sadly, it is running low but I plan to use every single piece!

When I first opened my box of goodies I was hit with the idea of PL pages and cards! It took me a little while to be comfortable to use up some of those papers on cards (we all have that same hesitant feeling when it comes to cutting into a brand new 12×12 sheet, yeah?!) but I did it and am super happy with the results!

Card #1


For this card I decided to go a bit feminine! I love, love, love that pink paper I have used on the card base and those butterflies are just adorable! The pink paper is from the collection pack and the butterflies are from the bits and pieces pack. That flair (isn’t it just gorgeous!) is from the MME On Trend 2 collection.

I did do a little mixed media in the background, it was looking very plain! I added a light coat of gesso and then used some gelatos and the very technical packaging technique. Once that was all dried I went back in with some Heidi Swapp colour shine in butter (love this colour!) and then adhered all my pieces. I thought the card needed just a tiny bit of something else and pulled out the sequins from Cocoa Vanilla Studio in the “Made of Awesome” range – that blue matched perfectly!

And here is a little close up ๐Ÿ™‚


For my sentiment I just went with one of those gorgeous clear stickers and kept it pretty versatile ๐Ÿ™‚

Card #2 – and just secretly, this is my fave ๐Ÿ˜‰


I love how this card came out! I started with the pieces from the bits and pieces pack – so the tags, the globe and that hello. I thought it needed something more so pulled out the 12×12 sheet that has all the polaroid designs printed on it and cut that out to add to my layers and also added a plain old paper clip where there was one printed. I used my craft knife to cut around the edge of the heart and do some tucking of the layers.

I found my piece for the background (that gorgeous yellow and white stripe), layered my cluster on top and thought “it needs something!” So, out came the washi strips, the clear stickers and the sentiment strip stickers (from the 12×12 sticker sheet in the collection pack). And, of course the stapler!

Once I had my washi down, I again decided it needed a little more so pulled out the trusty gesso, a red gelato and some water. I also knew I wanted to add a few more small pops of silver so out came the silver thread in the sewing machine!

One final touch! Since they were on my desk already, I first reached for the sequins and that yellow was PERFECT! I scattered a few and called it done!

Here are a couple of close ups!


Again, I am totally loving this collection and thinking I need to make some more cards with the bits and pieces I have left!ย 

I hope this has inspired you to maybe use your traditional supplies in a little bit of a different way!ย 

Happy scrapping!
Melinda
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PL Week 3 2016

Hi hi, I’m here today sharing my next project with you using the awesome Simple Stories “Life In Color” range!

So, I have jumped ahead in our PL album/s, I really wanted to do something current so I pulled out our week 3 for 2016 and got to work.

My process always starts in a notebook deciding which photo’s to print and which stories I wish to tell. I then print my photo’s at Big W while I do my food shopping. Photo’s into pockets, cards with photos in pockets and then I get to play putting it all together!

I have lots of photo’s to share today so I grab a coffee and take 5 ๐Ÿ˜‰

First up, the double page spread using an K design on the left and an E design on the right.


I love this range and how it came together so easily for me!

Onto the left hand side


And some of the cards

A close up of the title card for the week. That chipboard clip is actually silver but, oh boy, silver is eve harder than gold to photograph!

I really love how this card turned out so I wanted to share a close up! I have used one of the 12×12 cut apart sheets that had the 4×4 cards pre-printed. I cut along one of the printed lines and tucked my photograph underneath. I added one of the clear coloured stickers to the printed label, did my journalling and added the date ๐Ÿ™‚

And I just wanted for you to be able to see these cool clear coloured stickers again – love how they look on top of a photo – especially those paint brush strokes one!


And onto the right hand side ๐Ÿ™‚




This card is actually in a flip pocket – I often use them to add an extra photo or story, so easy!


And the back side of the flip with a little embellishment and a fun collage from my oldest son’s birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

This week also includes a 5×7 insert – it’s pretty simple but a story documented and some words written to my son ๐Ÿ™‚

The front of the pocket – I printed the photo at 5×7 with a border and trimmed off alot of the border and then mounted it on one side of the patterned paper I wanted to use.

And the back of the pocket. I just ADORE this paper and did toss up using it behind the photo but decided I would see more of it if I used it this way ๐Ÿ™‚ Typed up my journalling, cut it up into strips and stuck it down with some wet adhesive.ย 

And YAY, extra space that I could do a little embellishing in! Some stickers from both the sticker sheets and the clear sticker sheets. Also a couple of strips of washi from the washi strip pack.

That’s it for me for today! I have another PL spread to share soon so until next time happy scrapping!!

Melinda
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Products I have used:ย Collection Kit,ย Clear Stickers,ย Bit & Pieces,ย Washi Strips,ย Chipboard Stickers,ย Stickers



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2015 Documented – Scrapping Clearly

Hi there! Today I’m sharing another lay out I made using the awesome Simple Stories “Life in Color” range.ย 

I have had so much fun with all these gorgeous goodies and had a lot of fun putting together our closing page for our 2015 PL album!


I will add here that I am still playing catch up on this album, hehehe, but was so inspired when I got my package I just HAD to dive in!!

There were alot of cut apart pieces in the Collection Kitย that I knew as soon as I saw them I wanted to cut apart and use as they were so I pulled out my 3 faves and went ahead and started decorating!


I have used one of the cut apart cards here along with the alpha’s from the sticker sheet in the same kit and some of the other stickers from both the clear sticker pack and the regular sticker pack (both of which have got so many delish goodies I had a hard time trying to decide on the pieces to use!!). I also added some stitching in silver – there are pops of silver throughout this whole collection and let me just say, I am so NOT over gold but silver sure has found a place in my scrappy heart!!


Again, a cut apart sheet paired with stickers and also this card has some chipboard stickers on it as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, and you probably noticed, I added some white and silver glitter enamel shapes from my stash!


When I saw this part of one of the cut apart border sheets I may have had to wipe away the drool. I don’t know what it is about it but I just ADORE it and KNEW that I would have a hard time not using it as it is! So, I needed to fill the middle pockets of my page and voila – perfect size and the sentiment couldn’t have been better!! This time just one sticker and those enamel shapes.

And just a close up of the 2 left hand pockets of the 4 ๐Ÿ™‚

I do try to add in photo’s of all 4 of us at both the beginning of the year’s album’s and the end. Normally it’s either all 4 of us or 1 of each of us but I found some fave’s from late last year, had them printed and added a couple of stickers to each and called it done!

I am super happy with how this turned out and cannot wait to get playing with some more of these goodies!

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping

Mel
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Ten – My 1st share for Scrapping Clearly!

Hi there!

I’m here today with my very 1st share for ScrappingClearly and honestly, I am so, so excited to be a part of this amazingly talented team! Thank you Kylie for inviting me along for the next 6 months!!

I have used the gorgeous Simple Stories “Life in Color” range to create my first layout, Ten – celebrating hubby’s and my 10th Valentines together. By chance, our very 1st date was on Valentine’s Day and here we are 10 years down the track!

I used this month’s sketch as inspiration and as you can see I have flipped it so the main cluster is on the right instead of the left.




This gorgeous range was so much fun to work with and it can be found here in store. I added a little bit of gesso and some water colouring in the background along with some clear matt gel to follow along with the sketch.ย 

I just love, love, love the pops of silver throughout this collection!

I have added some black thread from my stash in 2 places and also used some silver thread to sew through a few elements on the page!

That flair badge is from the MME On Trend 2 collection and can be found here.


So, that’s my share for today! I hope I have inspired you to play along with this fun sketch, remember, you have until the end of the month to link up!

I have already got to work on my next project and I cannot wait to share so until then happy scrapping!!

Melinda
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Some news and a sneaky peek!

Hi there!

A super quick post today just to share that I have been offered a place on the Scrapping Clearly Design Team for this year! I am so excited, Kylie has a great little store and offers so many different products – head here to have a looksy!


You will also find a linky on the right hand side of my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

And here is a little sneaky peek of my 1st layout for the store! I received my goodies on Tuesday (it is now Friday) and have already created a couple of things!!



Stay tuned for the whole LO and make sure you check out the shop!!

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!
Mel

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