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CUT to YOU | For The Record

Hello and welcome to my blog today! I’m excited to be sharing my first project for CUT to YOU for August with you!

As you can see I’ve used the fun new “Office Clips” cut file. I’ve cut 5 of these on textured white cardstock after I altered them a tiny bit to make them like Instax prints.

On a whim I had also cut this “For The Record” title to fill the empty space on my white cardstock and then decided that it would work perfectly for the title for this page!

I’ve used the Shimelle “Never Grow Up” collection for this page and I really love the fun, kinda whimsy look of my finished page. You can see this come together on my YT video which is linked below!

And to finish off, here are a few close up shots!

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and I can’t wait to come back later in the month with my next page which I am already working on!! Until then, head over to the shop here for the awesome August release and make sure you sign up to the newsletter for the twice a month freebies!!

Happy scrapping,
Mel
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Scrap The Boys | Treasured

Hello my scrappy friends and welcome to my blog today! It’s the 1st August which means a new challenge for Scrap The Boys!! Oh, and a new decade has started for yours truly lol

And the challenge this month is “Put a Flower On It”

I chose to use the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Unforgettable” collection for this page as I had these gorgeous flowers cut and backed already! Cut file is from CUT to YOU and you can find that here in the store!

I, of course, have a process video for you – the voice over is a little all over the place but that will all make sense when you watch lol

And, finally, some close up’s for you!

Make sure you head over to the STB blog to see what creations the rest of the DT have come up with and to also load up your own take on this fun challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll be back again real soon!
Melinda
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Stash | You & Me

Hello my scrappy friends!! A new week and a new share for you all!! This one is from my stash for no other reason than using some pretty supplies and embellishments!!

I’m scrapping some older (like 1985 older!!) photos of myself and my younger brother that I have paired with a gorgeous CUT to YOU cut file, “Love You & Me“.

I’m using the “Hey, Hello!” collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc for this page and oh boy, I just love it!! Isn’t that hedgehog/porcupine (whatever he is!!) the cutest?!

I have a process video for you which is linked below, just click on that play button and I hope you enjoy!

Here are a few detail shots.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed! I will be again soon with another share for you but until then, happy scrapping!
Mel
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CUT to YOU | Back To School

Hello, hello everyone and welcome!! I’m here to share my second creation with you for this oh so fun birthday month at CUT to YOU!!

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Yep, that is back to school 2020! I tend to scrap as I feel inspired rather than chronologically. I have used the Back To School cut file released earlier this year which I really, really love and have had cut for ages!

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This month was the PERFECT time to use this cut file and play along with the Two-Riffic Birthday challenge happening right now over in the CTY HQ Facebook group!
Head over here for the challenge album and have fun creating!

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I have a process video for you which you can see below, just click that button, sit back and enjoy!

And here are a few close up details!

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I hope you have enjoyed my share today and I look forward to seeing your creations for both of the fun Birthday challenges happening until 10th August!

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Until next time, happy scrapping!
Mel
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CUT to YOU | Beautiful

Hello there my scrappy friends and a big welcome to my blog today! Today’s share is my latest make for CUT to YOU and is a part of the fun 2nd Birthday celebrations happening all month long!

I have used the beautiful mood board for inspiration for this page and really love how it turned out!

I have used the beautiful Rosey Posey Background Cut File which I have edited to remove the frame in my Silhouette software before sending it to cut.

For all of the details and the process video just hit that play button below, sit back and enjoy!

And here are some close up shots for you!

Make sure you head over to this post for the full schedule (check out that A-MAZING line-up!!) for the month and over here to shop, shop, shop with your 20% off EVERYTHING code (yep, that includes digitals AND custom cuts!) CTYCELEBRATE2!

I hope you have enjoyed my share today and make sure you keep an eye on that schedule so you don’t miss any of the amazing creations being shared!
Until next time, happy scrapping!
Mel
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STB July 2020 | Wonderful You

Hey my scrappy friends and welcome to my blog again today!!

Can you believe it is the 1st July already?!? Officially birthday month for me 😉

Anyways, I’m here with my next share for Scrap The Boys. Check out this mood board – it is so, so beautiful and I really love it!!And here is my layout. 

As you can see I was inspired by the soft, pretty colours which steered me in the direction of this beautiful cut file designed by Paige Evans. It’s from the Silhouette Store and simply called “Flower Wreath” (Design ID 232488).

For my title I have used one of the Annabelle acrylic pieces from the “Word Pack 2 Wonderful” set, available exclusively through Anna’s Craft Cupboard paired with some holographic thickers.

I have recorded my process video and you can watch that in the video below, just hit the play button! I hope you enjoy!

And here are some close up photo’s for you.

Make sure you head over to the STB blog to see all of the other gorgeous creations from the team and to enter your take on this challenge!

I hope I have inspired you to play with some soft pinks and blues and maybe even some florals for a boy page!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Mel
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Layouts Rejuvenated YT Series

Hello my scrappy friends and welcome to my blog today. Though I have not been as affluent at posting here as I had hoped here I am lol I’m here today to share that I have a brand new series on my YT channel called “Layouts Rejuvenated”

If you click on the video below you will see exactly what my plan is for this series and a little later today I will have my very first “real” share up on my channel!


In the mean time here is a layout that I had started at a retreat AGES ago but I just wasn’t loving the back ground which started as this

I was lucky enough that I had a second sheet of this same pattern paper and started all over again and much prefer the second version!


I kept my title and photo layers exactly as I had them in the first version. I really, really love this cut file from CUT to YOU and love it cut on this pretty wood grain paper.


I have added in a little pocket behind my photo for a journalling tag to tell my story which reads as follows:

“One of my most favourite things about Christmas is the GIVING. I so hope that I can pass on my joy of giving to the boys. This starts as encouraging them to buy for each other. This year Mum and I took the boys shopping and each took a child, with the others list their heads and got them to pick out a gift for each other. They both chose something the other had asked for and were both so very excited to gift each other. For ease we chose to pay the lovely volunteers to wrap their gifts. The funniest thing about it all though was they BOTH the boys chose the EXACT same paper and plastic bows to go on the gifts. Both boys were so excited to get home and put their gifts under the tree and I can’t wait to see what they do on Christmas morning.”

For embellishment on the page I have dived into my Christmas stash and used from all different places but also used lots of stickers and that gorgeous bow from a Kikki K “Paper Lover’s Book” and I am so so happy with this page! Here’s a couple of close ups

Here’s a peek at the layout I’m sharing over on my YT channel a little later today. 


This is the “before” page so make sure you come back to check out the “after” page 😉

Of course, feel free to come join me on my other social media profiles for more frequent updates, here are the links:

Until next time, happy scrapping!!
Mel
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Stash | iNSD Challenge for CUT to YOU | Feeling Wonderful | Scrapbook Layout

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


Today’s share is another scrapbook layout. This was created for one of the iNSD Challenges over on the CUT to YOU HQ Group on Facebook. 
Challenge 1 – Scraplift a DT Member.


I’m not going to tell you until the end of the post who I lifted but can you guess?!

I have used the newest Shimelle “Never Grow Up” collection for this page and I really, really love how this page came together!! You can still pick up a few pieces here in the Anna’s Craft Cupboard store.

I also have a process video for you and I do hope you enjoy! 


Here are some close ups! While you look, have you got any ideas on who I lifted??


Ok, so, did you guess Boss Lady Gwen?!? If so, you would be 100% correct! 

And here is the layout I lifted


Isn’t it a beautiful layout?!? And so striking!! I love this one Gwen!

So, I have been getting some supplies together to play along with some other iNSD Challenges I’ve seen about. I hope to be able to share some more videos and some more blog posts sharing these really soon!

Until then, happy scrapping!
Mel
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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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