Tuesday 29 July 2014

PLK Project Life Layout

Hey guys and welcome to the new blog and our very first The Scrappery Kit Club design and inspiration post. If you have noticed Kayla and I have decided to do things a little differently with our little kit club. Instead of having a design team straight away, we will design with the kits and provide you with a wealth of blog posts, photos and process videos to inspire your own creativity with the kits. We also hope to feature some of our amazing subscribers here on the blog and show off their works.

But for today I thought I would get the ball rolling with my first Project Life layout in a long time. With getting the business all organised and set up, I haven't had much time to play with my pretty cards. It felt so good to just sit and play and more importantly play with my new set of cards from our PLK - Pretty Little Kit

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The July kit, Charlotte, is full of beautiful light corals and teals and contrasted with stunning navy blues and blacks. The entire collection is made of original cards created by myself for The Scrappery Kit Club. Every month subscribers will be treated to unique card sets. I am so excited to bring this little Australian first to all of our subscribers!!

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I found it very easy to piece together with the cards in the kit. The cards also enabled a lot of room for journalling. This is something I don't usually do a lot of in Project Life. I have always wanted to journal more as it is about capturing the everyday moments. It felt so good at the completion of this layout to know that these memories will always be here to look at an now I will actually have written notes to remind me of the times in the photos. 

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I just  love how the layout all came together as a whole. This would be one of my first layouts that I have done that hasn't worked around a particular three colour scheme. I worked more with just the cards as a whole, knowing that whatever combination I used, they would all work together as they were designed to be used in any combination. I just love the flexibility. 

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I just love title cards. Its the one place where you can really scrapbook (even if it is just on a smaller scale). I really like to dig in and create something beautiful with these title cards. This week I really loved using those SC South of Market kraft and white striped thickers. They just work with any colour combination, a great  neutral alphabet. I also dabbled in all things I normally embellish with. Mists, enamel dots, sequins, gems, doilies and I also used some of the cute gold foiled label stickers from our BPK - Bits and Pieces Kit for July, Gloria. 

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Here are a few more closeups of how I used the cards within the layout. I was really in love with paint splatter and brush script and so I really wanted to give it a go in this months PLK cards. The colours are soft unlike so much of the harsh blacks of traditional brush script. I also used my very first list card ever. I was so excited to get the card out and make a list of all the exciting things that had happened this week. 

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My final piece of love on this layout was the PHOTOWALL card that I made. This week in Project Life I made a photo wall in the lounge room and hung a heap of photos on a few pieces of twine. I really loved how the whole thing turned out and had to document it. I also love how I ended up presenting this card. Once again using those great SC Thickers and a beautiful gold foil label from the PBK. The label allowed a little room for journalling but also allowed you to see all the mini photos captured in the one real photo. 

As always with my blog posts and a common thing here on The Scrappery, we will be posting process videos with most of our layouts and inspiration. Click the video below and you will get to our youtube channel where you can see more amazing and inspirational layouts and process videos from both Kayla and myself. 

So thats it guys, I hope you enjoyed that layout and don't forget to go over and check out The Scrappery Website and sign up for one of our amazing kits. We still have three kits left from this month so if you would like your own set of these cards you can still get your pretty little hands on them here

Thank you so much everyone for your love and support with both Kayla and myself as we start this new little adventure. I honestly had no idea this would happen so quickly but I am so happy it had. I have loved getting to know so many of you and I hope our little community continues to grow.  Please don't forget to share with us your creations you make with our kits, we would love to share them in our Pinterest gallery. 

Don't forget this week we have our August Peek Party and our very first Cyber Crop. Click the link to go to the event page and join in the fun. We will have a heap of challenges to get your inspiration flowing as well as a heap of peeks for the upcoming kits in August. 

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Thursday 24 July 2014

Frilly Masculine Man - 2 12x12 Layouts

Hey guys,

So big surprise!! (maybe, maybe not) with the opening of the store I decided it would be a good business decision if I went back to 12x12 scrapping as well as PL scrapbooking (bad decision creatively because all I want to do now are traditional layouts).

So these two layouts today are actually layouts I created and started at a local crop night. They are my first ever traditional layouts since my break from scrapbooking back in 2010. This first one is just my starter layout. I was experimenting with all the new trends in scrapbooking, watercolour, layering, gold, my silhouette cameo and the pantone colour of the year, radiant orchid. Although my orchid is on the more pastel side lol.

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I absolutely adore the "you colour my life beautiful" cut file I purchased from Wilna Furstenburg and iheartstudio. It was basically the starting point for this entire layout. That and the beautiful pastel orchid coloured paper from Studio Calico Lemon Lush collection. 

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But as beautiful as I think this page is, it is not the main event. The main reason for this blog post is to show off my Frilly Masculine Manly page. The next layout is of a photo of my fiancee, Josh and lets just say he is not a fan of this particular photo. 

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But I don't care what he thinks, I love this photo and it makes me laugh and makes me smile every time I look at it. I started off working from a scrap lift of another layout for a cyber crop challenge but as time went on, I knew I had no hope in finishing it for the crop.

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Then I went to finish the layout and film the process video, little did I know that the layout would remain unfinished on my desk for another week. This is probably one of the longest times it has taken me to finish a layout. 

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Anyway, back to the layout, I just love the subtle grey and white on white textures and layering in this layout. I wanted something simple, something that was neutral. I have a huge fascination with white on white at the moment and I loved just working with these papers and their patterns. 

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There are so many patterns, so many lines going here there and everywhere, but for me, for this layout, I think it actually works. Josh totally gave up on this layout as soon as he saw the photo, but then even more when he realised I had pulled out a white doily to compliment the layout. I stuck with the neutral theme and embellished in only white, black, grey and woodgrain. I think my style at the moment is to scatter embellishments all over the layout and form small clusters but not limit embellishments to those clusters... Is it working for me?

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Finally, as always, I have my little process video showcasing the two layouts. The process is only of the Frilly Masculine Man but it shows off both the layouts. I hope you enjoyed this blog post.. What do you think of my first play with 12x12 after a long break? Did I make the cut? Would love to hear from you all but for now, sit back and relax this little process video. 

Thank you so much for reading guys and I will be back soon xoxo
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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Project Life Layout - Week 14 - Part 1

Hey guys,
I know, I know, its been waaaaay too long. I have just been super busy with all things life, wedding, and hey look I even had enough time to set up a little scrapbook business along the way. My bestest scrapfriend, Kayla-Renee and I have started up our own little kit club. It is only in its first month but if you would like to find out more about this wonderful little adventure, you can check out the website, or you can read a little on our blog.

For now though I am just doing a quick little update to show you what I have been up to creatively while I was gone. If you have noticed I have changed up the blogging structure of this blog and now I will only be posting creative blogs here on this page. I will also have crafty videos and personal life videos on my youtube accounts. You can find the crafty videos at The Scrappery @ Youtube and you can find my personal videos at Naedaily @ Youtube. The thing is I find youtube a lot easier than blogging but the scrapbook industry still demands blogs (I have no idea why) so with that in mind I am still going to try and post here.

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So this layout actually comes in 4 pages.. This week was so jammed full with meeting new friends, meeting an amazing woman, Becky Higgins, travel and more. I wanted to capture everything but unfortunately didn't want an entire album out of the pictures so I just had to cull it down to two double page spreads and a few inserts.

You have probably already seen this layout, its an older one that I made back before the business was released but I just didn't get to posting it. Here is the insert of the layout. 

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I kept all the memorabilia from the day (signatures and polaroid photos) within the layout as well as having room to journal some of the happenings of that day. It was one of the best days of my life and I just love how all the bright colours came together with my beautiful pink cards.

In case you are wondering, the cards come from the Kiwi, Blush, Plus One and Polka Dot Party Mini kits. They all worked together so beautifully, they look like they belong in one kit.

As always I made a process video and you can see that by heading over to the youtube channel or from the video I have below.

Once again thank you so much for taking the time to read my little blog and to watch my videos. It means the world to me. Dont forget to leave me a little love down in the comments. I love hearing from you all. Ill be back really soon with a few more little peeks at what I have been up to.

Until then,
Love you all,
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