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{ScrappingClearly} PL 2017 Catch Up ~ Week 12

Today I am sharing my latest make for ScrappingClearly and my first share for February! A 2017 PL spread which I have done a bit of a “ScrappingClearly Stash Dive” for supplies!

I’ve started with the following goodies and I will link to the store both here and where they appear throughout my blog post!! I also have a process video up on my YT channel which I would love for you to check out!!


Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – “Bold” 12 x 12 paper
Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – “High Five” 12 x 12 paper
Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – “Wowzers” 12 x 12 paper
Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – “You Rule” 12 x 12 paper
Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – Mini Alpha Stickers
Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – Cardstock Sticker Phrases
Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – Ephemera
Pink Fresh Studio – Boys Fort – Printed Veneer Stickers
Teresa Collins – Something Wonderful – Washi Tape
Teresa Collins – Something Wonderful – Ephemera Tags
Teresa Collins – Something Wonderful – Photo Overlays
Heidi Swapp – Wood Veneer
Studio Calico – Brighton Pier – Wood Veneer
White Gesso
Distress Oxide Ink – Faded Jeans

And here are my pages, first up is the left hand side


On this side I have used the “Wowzers“, “High Five” and “You Rule” papers from Pink Fresh Studio as my cards. I’ve also used some of the Mini Alpha Stickers, ephemera pieces and also the Sticker Phrases from the same collection. A little washi and some veneer pieces from this pack by Heidi Swapp and this pack by Studio Calico. Some journalling and date stamps and the left hand side is done.

Here are a few close ups of this side




And here is the right hand side


On this side I have used 3 of the ephemera tags by Teresa Collins for the cards and cut a piece of the “Bold” patterned paper to 3×4 for my title card. I didn’t feel like I needed heaps of extra’s on this side but I have used the photo overlay on the bottom left hand photo, a couple of ephemera pieces and one of the printed veneer stickers. You can’t see but the bottom right photo is a flip pocket and on the inside I have a piece of the “Wowzers” patterned paper for my card and also one of the Studio Calico wood veneer pieces.

On my title card I have used another of the Heidi Swapp veneer pieces and covered that with 3 coats of white gesso and used a stamp from my stash with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink. Some washi, mini alpha stickers and a couple of the ephemera pieces and this page is all done too!


Here are a couple of close ups including one of the flip pocket opened




It feels so good going back and getting these pages done! Slow and steady and in the album is way more important than “perfect” to me and I am happy in that place right now!

I had lots of fun mixing and matching all of these different pieces together and really like the way it all came together in the end! I hope I inspire you to get some more stories documented and until next time, happy scrapping!!

Melinda

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{ScrappingClearly} Project Life 2017 – WK8

Hey, hey my scrappy friends!! I am back again today with my latest share for ScrappingClearly! 

Once again I am using the very fun and Spring-y collection “Spring Fling” by Pebbles. I love the fun colours and patterns on that neutral kraft base in this collection and found week 8 missing all the cards and journalling in our album so figured this would be a fun collection to complete this week in our album!


Here is the left hand side of the spread


I have used some of the neutral kraft papers as my base cards (Celebration, Party Time, Patchwork and Spring Fling) and also some of the adorable 3×4 cut apart cards from the Cut Out‘s sheet.


I don’t know how well you know your PL page protectors but for the right hand side of this week I have used a panoramic protector to include a few extra photo’s and stories. Here is a look at the whole opened right hand side of the week.


And this is the the front of the folding part of the protector


For embellishing I have kept it pretty simple using a few pieces from the ephemera pack, cutting up some of the pieces from the Me To You patterned paper and the gorgeous floral puffy stickers – which by the way – I have used the WHOLE sheet!! Yep, it’s done! Who else gets that little kick from using the last of a sticker sheet?!



For my title card and a couple of sub-titles on cards I have used these leather looking alphas by WRMK.

Due to the business and high contrast of the white against the kraft I decided that using my typewriter was the best bet for my journalling so grabbed some off cuts of some vanilla coloured cardstock, typed them up my words and trimmed into journalling strips. Easy, done and I love the flow it creates from card to card and page to page!


My motto for this year’s PL is very much “get it done” rather than “make it perfect” and I am really loving how some of these pages are coming together!

I have no idea what I’ll be creating for my next ScrappingClearly project but until then, happy scrapping!!

Melinda

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{ScrappingClearly} Week 14 2017

Hi and hello my scrappy friends!! It is Melinda here with you today and I am sharing a PL spread I have put together using the GORGEOUS Teresa Collins Nine & Co range available in the store!!

I chose this particular week to use this range with as I had printed the title card and had edited the orange text onto the photo and the colours in this range match perfectly!!

Here are both pages together


And each page separately



And here is the title card that as soon as I took the photo I knew I was going to use it in this composition and I LOVE how it came together!


I have used my WRMK Typecast Typewriter for all of my journalling, sometimes I love the change it brings to my pages so am super keen to whip it out!!

I haven’t added a great deal of embellishment but I have used some of the cut apart cards for journalling and even cut some of the elements out of the cards for embellishing!



I really love how this card came together, I think it is maybe my favourite card of this spread!! 


Though, I do love, love, love the story behind this photo!!



Anyways, that’s it for me for today!! I hope you find a way to document your everyday in a way that makes you happy! 


Thank you, as always, for stopping by and have a fabulous day filled with lots of scrappy fun!!





Melinda





Products used:
Teresa Collins – Nine & Co – 12″ x 12″ paper – Sunburst
Teresa Collins – Nine & Co – 12″ x 12″ paper – Alphas
Teresa Collins – Nine & Co – 12″ x 12″ paper – Cards
Teresa Collins – Nine & Co – 12″ x 12″ paper – Hearts
Teresa Collins – Nine & Co – Decorative Brads
Teresa Collins – Nine & Co – Decorative Sticker Sheet
Heidi Swapp – Clear Teal Alphas

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Project Life WK 7 2017

Hi there scrappy friends! I have a super quick share with you today in the form a Project Life spread!

I am using my stash for this and have pulled cards from one of the Maggie Holmes PL kits and paired that with some left over ephemera pieces and also a couple of other bits and pieces from my stash!

There is a process video which you can see below, just click play 🙂


And here are a couple of photos of the 2 pages


First up is the left hand side in a D design page protector. I think I have mentioned it before but I am more focused on getting in the album this year than over thinking it so my pages are pretty “simple” but I am happy with them and even happier that they are in the album!

And the right hand side. This is an A design page protector. And, as is pretty standard for me, lots of journalling!


And last photo, and mostly because this is one of my all time favourite ever PL cards!! That 07 tag came straight out of one of the ephemera packs (coincidence or meant to be?!) and I just added a little cream and gold bakers twine. Both of those butterflies are fussy cut – the big one from a 12×12 paper and the small from the same paper in the 6×6 paper pad.

So, thats it for me! I am working on lots of different things at the moment (nothing really unusual there – haha!) and if you would like to see what I am up to on a (hopefully) daily basis with The 100 Day Project you are best to follow me on Instagram – my user name is m_sweetman and I will post with the hashtags #the100dayproject and also #100daysoffinishingtheunfinished . I would love to see you there!

I hope you are having a fabulous scrappy day and I will see you again really soon!

Melinda 
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{Project Life} Week 4 2017 Insert

Hey scrappy friends! Just popped in quickly to share an insert I have made for our week 4 of 2017. I am using a random assortment of PL cards from my stash mixed with some random embellishments – lots from D-lish Scraps 🙂

This is a double sided insert of all 3×4 portrait pockets as there were 2 events that I wanted to document that both had a few photos/stories I wanted to include.

I’m going to do this a little backwards as I created the back spread first and that is the order in which the YT process video is.

First up I worked on the back of the spread which is from my neice’s 18th Birthday in January.

I think my fave card of this spread is the shaker 18 card! I had lots of fun playing with watercolours and sequins making it!

It’s just so pretty ❤

And onto the front side of the page which is all about our Australia Day 2017.

Again, using random cards and some embellies from my stash.

And a couple of close ups



This is the bottom shaker pocket which can be seen from both sides and I love how it co-ordinates with both sides ❤

So, a super qucik share for you today and if you would like to see my whole process there is a process video which is available, just click play!


Thanks so much for stopping by, as always, I really appreciate it and love getting any feedback!

Happy scrapping and until next time have fun!

Mel
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{ScrappingClearly} Week One 2017 – February Mood Board Inspiration

Hi there scrappy friends! I’m here with you today sharing my take on the gorgeous ScrappingClearly February 2017 mood board, once again designed my very talented fellow DT member Peg Hewitt!

Here is the board again if you have not seen it!


All about the lovey stuff, awwww! I did avoid the purple – no surprises there but I loved the softness of the pink and the yellow. The picture in the top left reminded me of Summer and I just love that beautiful burst of sunlight in the heart!

I was sent the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studios range called Free Spirit and I immediately thought it was a great match! I got to cutting up the papers and putting our first week of 2017 together for our Project Life album!

Here is the completed double page spread


Sorry about the glare, it is a bit tricky for me to photograph both sides together. But here they are separately

Left side

Right side
And if you wish to see this come together just click on the play button below to watch my YT process video!

I decided to use the WRMK pink embroidery floss also included in my kit to create some extra interest on 3 of the cards

This is our title card for the week

I loved how the word Summer looked in the font I chose to embroider with


And this photo is an absolute fave of mine! Love this memory – seeing the sheer joy and pleasure on my boy’s face just made my day! Oh, and in case it needs clarifying, Mia is the horses name 😉

Also, on those 3 cards I brought in a little extra something using some Studio Calico gold sequins and some Ranger Flamingo Liquid Pearls (which I had never used before!) in a little cluster.

I have used my WRMK typewriter for all of the journalling and learnt that when using it, 1 layer of cardstock is just enough. If you put through 2 layers, it’s a little trickier 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by today and make sure you get your take in for the gorgeous mood board challenge for this month over here in the FB group!

Happy scrapping!
Melinda

Products used:

Cocoa Vanilla Studios – Free Spirit – 12×12 paper Wallflower
Cocoa Vanilla Studios – Free Spirit – 12×12 paper Word Jumble (both sides)
Cocoa Vanilla Studios – Free Spirit – 12×12 paper Dreamy
Cocoa Vanilla Studios – Free Spirit – 12×12 paper My Way
Cocoa Vanilla Studios – Free Spirit – Sticker Sheet
Heidi Swapp Pink Glitter Alphas
Ranger – Liquid Pearls – Flamingo
WRMK – Pink Floss
WRMK – White Typecast Typewriter
Studio Calico – Gold Sequins