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Scrap the Boys | January 2021 | Dirty Feet are the Happiest Ones!!

Hey and hello my scrappy friends and a very big Happy 2021!! I hope that however you welcomed the New Year you are not paying too heavily for it today lol

My first share for 2021 is my take on the beautiful mood board for Scrap the Boys for January 2021.

I was totally inspired by the colours in the mood board for this page and actually pulled a back ground that I had already started on without any actual plan for!

I had pre-stamped this white card stock background with Heidi Swapp Toner Ink using some Tim Holtz and PinkFresh Studio stamps and left it to await the “right” page. When I saw this mood board I chose orange foil and then used blues and teals over the top.

I seriously LOVE how this background came together! Like, seriously! And the most interesting bit is that I probably wouldn’t have chosen this colour scheme with out the mood board prompt.

When I finally decided on my photo the rest of my page came together pretty quickly! I added some Heidi Swapp foil to some alpha stickers to get a perfect match and also pulled out a bunch of Minc stickers, paper and ephemera pieces to add and layered things up until I was happy. You can see my process on the video link below!

I can’t wait to see how the mood board inspires you this month! Head over here to load up your take on the challenge. And over here to see the other amazing DT creations for more inspiration! And here are a few close ups for you!

I hope you have enjoyed and I look forward to sharing more with you soon! Fingers crossed for coming up with a plan AND sticking to it for 2021 for me lol Happy scrapping!!
Mel
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Scrap the Boys | November 2020 | Cousins Happy Together

Hello, hello my scrappy friends and a big welcome to my blog today, the 1st of November! Can you even believe it?!?

And this month we have a fun sketch challenge for you all! I don’t know about you but I just love a sketch, especially when my mojo is taking a holiday!

As soon as I saw this sketch I was drawn to my stash of Elle’s Studio goodies!! Those labels, circles and stars down the right just screamed “Elle’s Studio” at me!

I’ve used lots of different products but started with the May and June 2020 kits, specifically the “Summer Fun” Paper Stack for that blue block of pattern on the right hand side. From there I chose my colour scheme and pulled out all of the yellow, blue, red bits and pieces that fitted with the sketch/layout design.

As usual, I also have a process video for you which I hope you enjoy! Just hit that play button below 🙂

So, make sure you head over here for the rest of the DT’s inspirational shares and over here to the FB group to upload your take on this fun sketch! I’ll leave you with a few close ups!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll be back soon with my next share! Until then, 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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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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STB October 2019 | Super Awesome

Hey my scrappy friends and welcome to my blog today!! My share today is for the Scrap The Boys October challenge.


I just love sketches so was excited when I saw that this was the challenge for this month! Here is my take


You can see I have stuck very closely to the sketch but yet still made it a definite “Melinda page”


I jumped into my Cocoa Vanilla Studio “boy” stash, specifically to start with my “Boys Rule” collection which I just LOVE!!


I’ve used papers Happy Go Lucky, Good Times and Straight & Narrow for my 3 biggest background pieces and just love that pop of lime green in the middle!


This was all looking way too clean for me so I grabbed a couple of stamps and some black Versafine ink and stamped in a couple of pieces on my background layers. I’ve also added some splatters using green, blue and a grey.


I’ve used a couple more paper layers, one scrap from a 12×12 and some from the 6×8 paper pad. I added in a few ephemera pieces for layers as well.


My title pieces came from the CVS You Rock collection and so too did the film strip tucked into my layers.


I added in my journalling to one of the cut aparts from the 6×8 paper pad, right where the middle photo is on the sketch. And finally, some enamel shapes sprinkled around. So excited, I FINISHED a package of something lol


Unfortunately, due to some stupid tech issues I have no video for this page but I still hope you enjoyed!! Touch wood, all my tech issues seem to be sorted now so more videos coming soon!!

Make sure you head over here for the other girls’ takes on this fun sketch and to enter your own page for this months challenge. Remember, I may have followed the sketch very closely but if it inspires you in another way just go for it and enjoy the process!!!

Until the next time, happy scrapping!
Mel
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STB September 2019 | You Make My {Heart} Smile

Hello my scrappy friends and welcome back to my blog today!! 

My first share for September is for Scrap The Boys and this months challenge is all about the flowers! 


Now, if you had told me only about 2 years ago I would be using lots of flowers on my boy pages I would have laughed at you but, oh boy, I just LOVE this page and love, love, love all those florals!


I have used another cut file from CUT to YOU paired with the gorgeous Paige Evans Whimsical collection. I chose this collection because I didn’t get much of it but I did make sure I grabbed the gorgeous floral ephemera pack which I have both been busting to use and hoarding lol


I had this sweet photo of my oldest boy with his new cousin and thought this was a perfect match for this challenge and this collection so printed the photo the right size to back the heart in this cut file.


I used a little bit of mixed media in the background using the packaging technique after using a little bit of white gesso. I’ve used 2 Shimmerz paints in a yellow and an orange-yellow. 


And then I layered up those gorgeous florals. There wasn’t much rhyme or reason to which florals I chose though I did try to make sure that I didn’t put the same colour on top of the same colour and I did intentionally only choose the florals without the white border.


You can see my process video either on my YT channel or simply hit play below

Make sure you pop over to the STB blog for ALL of the gorgeous inspiration provided for you by the amazing DT and that is also where you can link up your take on this month’s challenge!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!

Melinda

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STB August 2019 | Superheroes In Disguise

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

Today’s share is for the August 2019 Scrap The Boys challenge. 

This month we have this striking mood board to play along with. What does it say to you? What will you create?


I immediately fell in love with the colour palette, the stripes and for some reason the skyline made me think of superheroes so I pulled out a photo of my oldest wearing a bubble wrap cape!


I picked up the gorgeous Heidi Swapp Wolf Pack collection a little while ago so I had been busting to crack into that and this mood board just worked perfectly!

I’ve used 2 of the pattern papers as my main back ground. 


I created the word “Superheroes” in Silhouette Studio and backed that with papers from the 6×6 paper pad to form part of my title. Finishing my title off with some Doodlebug flat alphas and some AC “Happy Life” mini thickers.


With the big title I didn’t feel like I needed to add too much more so a few stickers, some tangled silver thread, my journalling and some stitching around the edge and my page is done.


Oh, I forgot the silver and white ink splatters!


You can see my process below or head over to my YT channel if you’d like to watch over there!


Anyways, it’s now almost the end of the month – oops, I forgot to push “publish” so I do hope you’ve had time to play along!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Melinda

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STB July 2019 | Travel Fun

Hello my scrappy friends! Another day and another post, yay!

This is for the adventure/travel STB prompt for July and I have actually scrapped someone other than  my children lol


Here is my page and I really love the end result! And yep, that’s hubby in the photo. Without a child lol


Again, Gwen from CUT to YOU has sponsored us with some cut files and here are the 2 I’ve used.


As you can see I have welded the word Travel from the Adventure Awaits file to the Fun from the Summer Page Builder file and also cut the word adventure from the Adventure Awaits file. All of these were cut in smooth white card stock.


I decided to keep my background fairly monochromatic using blacks and greys with stencils and the packaging technique. I’ve also used stamping on my title/word pieces for a little extra interest.


I’ve pulled the colours from the photo (red and blue) and used those as embellishments and layers around my photo.


You can see this page is awaiting journalling on the right hand side and that is hubby’s “job” as it was his trip and his experience. I really don’t often get the chance to include any of the other people’s voices in my layouts as I have a story I want to tell to “go with” the photos I’m using!
So, make sure you head over here for my process video


And over here for the STB blog and all of the other DT girls awesome inspiration pieces! I can’t wait to see what you create this month!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Melinda
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STB May 2019 | Oh My Heart

Hello, hello!!! Welcome back to my blog once again today! 

As it is the beginning of a new month I have another DT project to share with you and this one is for Scrap The Boys! Being May it is all about Mother’s Day!

I went back through my archives of photos and found one of my first Mother’s Day when I had 2 babies to love and decided to scrap that! I love the way my big guy is looking at my little guy and the cheeky grin on the little guys face 😉


As you can see I have used a cut file as the main part of my background and this, of course, has come from CUT to YOU. This is an older file called Floral Filled Heart #2 but I just love it and am so excited that I got it onto a page!


I have used, almost exclusively, Cocoa Vanilla Studio goodies to pull this page together and really love the end result! You can see my page come together below in my process video.


As I mentioned in my last post, life has been nothing short of busy so another short and sweet blog post today with lots of photos! I do hope you enjoy!


Head over here for this month’s STB challenge and to see all of the other amazing DT inspiration that has been shared! Also, that is where you will need to go upload your take on the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and see you again very soon 😉

Melinda
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STB April 2019 | Wish Big Little Man

Hey everyone and happy April! 

My first share for the month is my take on this month’s fun “celebration” inspired challenge for Scrap The Boys


And here is my page


I really love this half and half page I created! I wasn’t sure where I was going when I started this design but truly love the end result!


Our sponsor this month is the A-MAZING Cocoa Vanilla Studio so I have dug into my CVS stash again and pulled mostly from the Wish Big collection. The right hand back ground paper though is from the Boys Rule collection and I love the boldness of it!

Here are a few more close ups



For even more DT inspiration head over here and check out what the other talented DT members have done with this fun prompt!

That link is also the one you’ll need to upload your take on this challenge so make sure you know where to go!

I have a process video for this page which you can watch simply by pressing play on the button below


I do hope you enjoy and I’ll be back again soon with another share!

Until then, happy scrapping!

Melinda

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