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CUT to YOU | Christmas Star

Hey everyone, I’m really excited to be sharing my latest creation for CUT to YOU! I have this super fun Christmas page to share featuring a 2019 photo.

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This page features the very awesome “Star Light, Star Bright” cut file which has been embossed with gold glitter embossing powder. And I just love how it turned out!

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I said it recently in another post, but in case you didn’t know, stars are totally my jam. My fave!! As I flipped through my photos and came across this one I knew straight away that I just HAD to cut it and that it simply HAD to be gold!

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By happy accident my boy is wearing a teal-ish coloured shirt which, for me, is part of a perfect Christmas colour combo – red/teal/white/gold and in this case, silver too ;), so I totally embraced that and created a messy mixed media background with lots of different Lindy’s products.

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Oh, and with teal in my colour scheme I simply had to include these gorgeous X and O Charms Creations!!!

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I, of course, have a process video for which is below! Grab a cuppa, sit back and I do hope you enjoy!

I’ll leave with you a few close up shots!!

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I hope that you have enjoyed my share today and that maybe I have inspired you to use a more non-traditional colour scheme for some Christmas pages 😉 Make sure to head over here to the shop if you are looking for all of the stunning Christmas designs and make sure you have signed up here to the newsletter. It may be very worth your while to keep up to date with the CUT to YOU happenings 😉


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Until next time, happy scrapping!
Mel
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CUT to YOU | A+ Study Squad

Hello scrappy friends and a big welcome to my blog today! I’m here for my next share for CUT to YOU.

I hope you are enjoying this months new releases as much as I have been! And those A-MAZING Christmas cut files, swoon! Anyways, I am here today to share this fun layout I created!

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I’m not entirely convinced that when Gwen created this “Study Squad” cut file she had this type of “learning” on the radar however I felt it was a perfect match for this photo of my boys learning how to make their Mumma a pod coffee 😉

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I’ve pulled out my stash of the Pink Fresh Studio “Let’s Stay Home” collection for this one and have backed the cut file with (mostly) the 6×6 paper pad. I simply could not resist the awesome “Better Things Are Ahead” patterned paper that I may have been hoarding 😉 So much colour and so, so fun!!

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I, of course, have a process video for you, which is linked below.

And to finish off, some close up shots

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And that is a wrap from me today!! I am off to get creating with some of the fun and beautiful new Christmas designs! What will you cut first???

Thanks for stopping by and until next time, happy scrapping!
Mel
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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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Anna’s Craft Cupboard | Vicki Boutin – Color Kaleidoscope | March 2019

Hey, hey my scrappy friends! Welcome to my blog today! 

If you follow me on any other social media platform you will have seen that this week I have been up on the Anna’s blog sharing the creations I have made with the brand new, awesomely fun Vicki Boutin collection called Color Kaleidoscope.

I thought I would pop together a blog post of all of the pages with links to all of the official Anna’s blog posts and my YT videos so I hope you enjoy!

First up last Thursday I was on the blog with this rainbow number!


Oh Snap! I love how this page came together and you find the full blog post over here and the process video below


My next share on Friday was another rainbow number lol I also really love the way this one came together! I especially love all the dimension from those hearts! 


Blog post is here and YT process video is below


Next up was ANOTHER rainbow layout! I just couldn’t help myself! And funnily enough, I didn’t realise until I photographed these pages that they were all rainbow pages!!


Blog post is here and YT process video is below



My next page is kind of a bit different for me! It’s one page of a 2 pager! While not a traditional double page layout it is the first of 2 companion pages. I have done this this way as there were too many photos (for me) for one page.


Blog post is here and you can view the process video below



And number 2 of 2!


Blog post is here and, of course, You Tube process video is below!!



And here are the 2 pages together for you!


I am going to share this photo (above) in the Anna’s Craft Cupboard FB Community Page to start a little discussion so if you would like to join in head over and hit that join button! There may also be “member only fun things” that happen over there so if you don’t want to miss out, head on over!

I do have one more page to create with this collection (and will still have left overs!!!) but I’m not 100% sure when that will happen so I will create a new post just for the page!

I hope you have enjoyed my shares this week using the Vicki Boutin Color Kaleidoscope collection, I sure have had fun creating with it!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Melinda
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Anna’s Craft Cupboard | Moments | A Scrapbook Layout

Hello my scrappy friends and welcome back to my blog for the fourth day in a row! Another share today for Anna’s Craft Cupboard with the stunning Midnight Collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studios!


This one came together very easily due to the awesome Die Cut Backing Kit that is available in the collection. I did “make it my own” and spent a number of hours hand stitching that circle in the background but it was totally worth it, I just LOVE the end result.

This one has a process video available as well, so hit play below and enjoy!


For more information as well as links to all the products used and more close up shots head over to the Anna’s Craft Cupboard blog!

I do hope you enjoy and I will be back again very soon with another share!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!
Mel
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Anna’s Craft Cupboard | Snapchat Magic | A Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone and welcome to my blog today!

It is my turn up on the Anna’s Craft Cupboard blog this week and I am lucky enough to have been sent the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studio range Midnight. This collection is absolutely stunning, all those soft pinks with that gorgeous navy blue…. swoon….

Ok, so I have 6 layouts I have created so make sure you check back here and the Anna’s blog AND my YT channel for all the latest updates!


Here is my first page for the week and I am documenting some silly snapchat photo’s of me and my little guys.

For more info on the page you can head over to the Anna’s blog for all product links and a bunch of close up photos!

If you’d like to see my process video just hit the play button below and enjoy!


Until tomorrow 😉 happy scrapping!

Melinda
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Kraft+ October 2018 | Seriously Good Times Together | A Scrapbook Layout

Hey, hey and welcome to my blog today!!

Did you already see my exciting news?

I am a big fan of K+ Challenges and have been lucky enough to be a guest DT a couple of times and was so beyond thrilled when Katie asked me if I’d like to join this incredibly talented team of creatives!

Today’s post is my first share as a part of the DT and this months challenge is all about friends!


Here is my page!!


I thought what better time to scrap a photo of friends being creative together than for a K+ challenge so knew straight away I wanted to use this photo!


Most of the goodies on this page are from my stash of Heidi Swapp goodies and I love that I have got some of them onto a page. Especially that background paper, swoon!! I just love it!!

Here are a few close ups

Make sure you head on over to the K+ Challenge blog to see all of the             A-MAZING creations by the rest of the design team and to link up your challenge for this month too!

If you’d like to see my process video just click on the link below and enjoy!


Thanks for stopping by and enjoy getting krafty 😉

Mel
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Some exciting news!!

Hello, hello and welcome to my blog today! If you follow me on another social media platform you would have seen my very exciting news already and if you haven’t, well, that’s why I’m here!

I have joined the amazingly talented Design Team for Anna’s Craft Cupboard!! This little store has been on my scrappy bucket list for a little while and not just because Bri always has great stock but Bri is amazing! Everything you could wish for in scrappy store owner! So, I have been creating this month with the very fun Photoplay Paper Color Play “You’re a Gem” collection and I just popped in super quick to share all the links as well as my news!


Just quietly, I may have squealed a little when I was offered the spot and then again when I got my DT banner – I showed Hunter and was super enthusiastic and he was like “Yeah, ok Mum, whatever….” lol At 5 years old, I’m in trouble!

Anyways, here is what I’m certain you are here for!

First up I created this 12×12 page of my big boy!


You can see the full blog post (including close ups and product links) here and I have also shared a process video which I will link below!


Second up was this fun 12×12 page of my little family.


Again, full blog post is here and my process video will be below!


And lastly, I created 4 mixed media tags which were so FUN!


Full blog post here and video below!


I do have more of this collection left over so I may even sneak in another project or 2, depending on “free” time lol

Anyways, as always, thank you ever so much for stopping by and sharing in my excitement! 


Have a fantastic day!
Mel
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December Daily 2017 ~ Get It Done! YT Series Day Sixteen ~ FINAL ~ Days 26-29

Hello, hello, hello!! I am excited to share with you today the last pages in the album!!! WOOHOO!!! Days 30 & 31!

Here is today’s video


And today’s photo’s



And, of course, today’s pages in our album!


Notice that last photo, there’s nothing on the right – IT’S DONE!!! Haha! Can you tell I am excited?!

One more video for tomorrow – a final album flip through and a GIVE AWAY!!! Make sure you head over to my YT channel, especially if you’d like to win a few of Ali’s DD goodies, I won’t be taking entries here to keep it simple for me to stay on track with everyone!!

Until tomorrow, a big, massive thank you for your support over the last 16 days, I have had a ball and my album is beautifully full of December stories!!

Happy scrapping!

Melinda

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December Daily 2017 ~ Get It Done! YT Series Day Fifteen ~ Days 26-29

Day 15 and I’m beyond thrilled to report that there is 1 more process video after today and then I will do an album share, woohoo!!!

I got it all done today (today being the 14th) and am beyond thrilled!

Here is today’s video


And today’s photos



And the pages in the album


Phew!! Almost there! 

A big, big thank you for your support and I’ll see you again tomorrow!

Melinda

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