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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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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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CUT to YOU | Merry Christmas | A Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone and happy 4 days before Christmas!! The big question, are YOU ready?! For a change, I think I am!! I can’t wait for Christmas morning with my boys, the joy and wonder on their faces is priceless!!

This is my last post pre-Christmas (I think lol) so I’d like to quickly take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas!! I hope that wherever you find yourself and however you celebrate you have a “good enough” day filled with more happiness and love than you wish for!

Now, onto my share for today, which is another Christmas 2017 page and I’ve used the beautiful Merry Christmas Script cut file from the CUT to YOU store.


I have, of course, used the digital cut file which meant I could make the cut whatever size I wanted and I, in fact, part designed my layout in the Silhouette software so I could get my cut file just the right size! You can pick up the Custom Cut file here.


Isn’t that photo of my boys just so cute?! This was taken last Christmas Eve, just before bed, after they said goodbye to Pixie (our Elf on a Shelf) and left milk and cookies for Santa. And carrots for the reindeer of course 😉

I have kept this page pretty simple. That big title, painted with black gesso and backed the stars with some gold glitter paper, paired with that gorgeous gold foiled paper for my background I thought looked so pretty together, I didn’t want to cover up too much!


I’ve pulled a bunch of stuff from my Christmas box mainly focusing on colour. I have some Teresa Collins tags and word phrase stickers, some flair from Cocoa Vanilla Studio and some stickers from Heidi Swapp. You can see how I store my Christmas supplies in my process video as I pulled it out to hunt through for pieces for this page.


The only mixed media I added was tiny black splatters with some ink and a little paint brush.


I added a couple of lines of journalling and my page is done!

Looking at these photos of my boys and seeing their faces on Christmas morning takes me back to my own childhood. The wonder, excitement and pure joy in the magic of believing and I just hope that they believe as long as I did. Or still do, but, shhhh, don’t tell anyone lol

I hope you have enjoyed this page and I will be back again very soon with another share, perhaps even before 2019 comes along. Which, just quietly, I have some sneaky, fun things planned coming in January, stay tuned!

Until next time, happy scrapping and have a safe, love filled Christmas!

Melinda

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STB December 2018 | Naughty or Nice | A Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone and happy December!! Yikes, December already!!!

My first share for the month is my take on the Scrap The Boys December challenge and though this page is different for me I really love it!


I was inspired by the title on the graphic for this month so ran with that!! What better thing to scrap than a photo of a child with Santa?! So I pulled out one of my page kits and got to work and here is my finished page.


It’s a very clean page for me but with a few layers. I especially love the colour scheme which I may not have come up with had I not gone through my scrap box to make up my kits! And I love the different alphas I got on the page with my title!


Here are a few close ups of my page


And my process video link


Please, if you have not yet hit that subscribe to my YT channel button, do so! I am only 10 subbies away from that elusive 1000!!

You can find all of the rest of the rather amazing DT pages over here on the STB blog and make sure you head back there to load up your take on this months fun challenge.

I have another share coming up very soon so make sure you pop back for that one! Until then, happy scrapping!

Mel
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{Stash} Shimelle ~ Clear The Desk ~ Kit One ~ Pages Flip Through & Left Overs

Hey and hello scrappy friends!! A super quick share today of some pages I created at a recent retreat.

I took Shimelle Laine’s newest class “Clear The Desk” and took the kits with me on said retreat. I worked my way through 2 1/2 of the kits I created with stash items and today I am sharing Kit One and what I made.

You can see my YT video walk through here


And here are the 4 pages and kit created using Shimelle’s class

This was the kit I put together based on that bokeh effect paper. There is a quick flip through at the end of the video of what I have left as well 😉 Which I will add to my “left over” kit bits for playing with at the end of “using up” all the kits!

Love & Adore

My Little Cat

Our Island Adventure


Best Wishes

So, that is the 4 pages I created so far with the kit. I have more pages made from the next kit/s I just need to work out what I’ve done etc and I can share!!

If you want to see more from Shimelle head to www.shimelle.com and you can also find her on YT

I hope enjoy and I shall see you again very soon! 

Have a fantastic, scrappy day!
Melinda



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{Stash} Baby-o-saurus ~ A Scrapbook Page

Hi there my scrappy friends!!

Today I am here with a stash share!! Yay, I really, really love diving into my stash and using some of the things I may or may not have been hoarding for years 😉

My share today is using one of my all time fave collecitons – Baby-saurus by Little Yellow Bicycle. This range is quiet an old one, I believe it’s dated 2011 and I have used it to create my biggest boys 1st year album and am using the very last skerrics of what I have left which is not much!

Here is the page I created, again inspired by the amazing Shimelle Laine!


I have pulled out a couple of sticker sheets, some thickers and a couple of chippy stickers sheets and added what I loved without adding too much. That background is quiet busy with all of those circle but I just LOVE how this page turned out!

There is a process video available, just click play below 😉


Here are a few close ups!


I hope you enjoyed my share today, I really do love re-discovering my stash and I really love scrapping some of these older photo, I mean look at that adorable chubby face!!
Until next time, happy scrapping!

Mel
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