Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Sawyers Place New Product fun!!!!

I have to say I am loving getting back to the arty stuff, this is my bliss and has always been, ever since I was little. Now that I have reconnected with this I have been creating up a storm, making a mess. Its not that uncommon to see multiple layers of different mists across the table and the floor!!! (thank goodness my scrap area is on tiles).
That being said Sawyer's Place has been creating some new products which I find are perfect for the mixed media style of scrapping and journaling. So introducing Sawyers Place Sticky Bubbles and Sawyers Place Dots. Also there are 3 new washi rolls to add to your stash... My favourite washi the Insanity Script is now in Navy, Pink and Red.
''Crab fest''
Sawyers Place; Bubbles & dots, Insanity script washi - Navy, Gesso, Texture paste,
Tim Holtz Tissue tape, Embossing Powder,  Kaisercraft Stamp, Derwent Artbar,
Crafters Workshop Templates, Dylusions, Tattered Angels mist, ink, Rub ons.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Inspired Blueprints - Sketch #119


Have you been playing along with inspired Blueprints lately? there have been some changes one of those being the new Inlinkz attached to the blog to help you all load your work and also a new reveal day... being Tuesday. So that being said here is sketch #119.

So I have changed a little bit of the sketch , by adding a larger pattern paper mat for the photos and some addition of washi tape. And I have added smaller photos and a smaller journaling section. This is why I love sketches you can change them to suit what photos you are using.

MME Sweetest thing pp, washi tape
Chipboard, ink and Kindy Glitz.

Reminder --> This month, we've changed how you can enter to win a prize! Simply share your layout online (blog/facebook/IB gallery) and add your post url address it to the linky to this blog post. Please link your actual post url, not your blog address.

For an extra chance to win...share your layouts via instagram and pinterest. Be sure to use the hashtag #inspiredblueprints. Layouts shared via instagram will be featured right here on the side bar Inspired Blueprints blog! Keep your eye out for your creation... 

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Scrap around the World - January Mood Board.

I feel very honoured at the moment.... my entry from Decembers Scrap around the World has allowed me to share with you (next month) how to create a mixed media background so stay turned. I have also created a layout for this months mood board. I must say I am starting to get the hang of mood boards, I was discussing it with another scrapping friend the other day.... I had trouble picking what elements to include in a mood board... but for those who are struggling just keep at it... you will get the hang of it!!!

''In this Life''
AC cardstock, MME pp, Dusty Attic Chipboard, Prima Flowers and Stamps,
Tattered Angels Mist, Heidi Swapp Colour Shine, Drew Drops,
Washi Tapes, Gesso.

So I have taken a lot of inspiration from the mood board... where to start!!! I loved the natural wood table, so I have included wood grain pp and also washi tape.  The flowers taken from the tea cups and in the bikes basket and the white flower bouquet.

I have included drew drops and gauze to mimic the glass balls and fishing net. I also took inspiration of the colour palette as well love the washed out whites and greys and I wanted the blue to pop to help support the photos.

So this is my take on Scrap around the Worlds January Mood board... and I cant wait to share with you my tutorial next month!!!!!

Friday, 24 January 2014

Inspired Blueprints Sketch #118

OHHHH how time flies when your having fun can you believe we are nearly at the end of January . With that in mind I wanted to continue with some reflection and a major event that happened last year, with Inspired Blueprints #118 sketch reveal.
It was with great excitement I decide I wasn't going to miss The Make Stuff Pretty Down Under tour!!! I have always been a huge fan of Heidi Swapp and her products (as you can tell from my blog) and the though of meeting her and learning from her was not something that I could pass up.
It was more than just a class both Heidi Swapp and Kim Jeffress shared stories that for me, myself reminded me why I do what I do, its not just not a hobby or a job, it is "our duty" to capture and document our lifes.

Heidi Swapp; Colour shine, colour magic banners & Alphas & Ephemera pack , Steam binding,
Pink Paislee Colour wash tag and pattern paper.

Thursday, 23 January 2014


Its been a busy month scrapping wise and I think that is because I am trying to get ahead with some design team commitments and scrapping for fun and enjoy the last of the school holidays as sometimes I don't have the opportunity to get as much creative time as I would like... and then its a mad dash when the next school holidays come around.

So I am fitting as many new challenges I can into the month ( and hopefully continuing for the year). I stumbled across Scrap Friends awesome sketches via Pinterest, so I thought I would investigate more. I am so happy that I did!!! they really do have a great site and the sketches oh my word......... instantly in love and cant wait to do them all!!!!

And as a bonus it has allowed me time to play with Sawyer's Place newest products and I am loving them!! They are the perfect something for your pages and to make your own embellishments.

Heres my take on the sketch:

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Scrap the Girls


Scrap the Girls challenge was on the list of fun stuff this year. This month they have given us a sketch as a start point, and you know I do love a great sketch. I have also set myself a bit of a challenge to use some of my old paper stash, and challenges will help that I think. So why don't you add this site to you challenge list and there's plenty of time to enter too which is a bonus.

''Butterfly Kisses''
MME Sweetest Thing pp, Chipboard, Echo Park Essentials pp,
Sawyer's Place Pendant Bubbles.


Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Kraft it Up - January's Challenge


Whoo scrapping for fun... this is my motto this year.... and plus I feel the urge to break my record of 191 layouts last year (at one point I would love it to be 1 a day = 365 layouts, but lets face it I already don't sleep and this wouldn't be good). So to help with that goal I am going to be more active in challenges...

So for Januarys Kraft it Up challenge, we where given a sketch, had to include washi and a number and the photo has to be a summer one as well as being on Kraft paper/s. This was going to be a challenge I do last minute as I usually don't do to well with Kraft papers and then do a lot of second guessing so if I leave it last minute it eliminates the over thinking thing that happens... surely I am not the only one that over thinks things? any tips please share...


''2 fun''
Glitz enchanted Waters pp, Washi tape - flim strip, black star burst (under the photo as a mat) and Chevron.
Um Wow Confetti chipboard, twine, MME phrase, AC Thickers, Heidi Swapp Colour shine.


Friday, 17 January 2014

Inspired Blueprints #117

How are you all this fine morning? Another Friday is here and only 8 hours to the weekend yay!!! And we are getting to the start of back to school preparations and I haven't made up my mind whether I am happy about it or not... I marks a very sad and happy occasion with my oldest last year of Primary school and to be honest I don't know where the time has gone...... and I don't want to think about it too much. At least I will have all the scrapbook pages to reflect on my ''baby'' growing up.
So into this weeks Inspired Blueprints sketch reveal #117.

''Hey Gorgeous"
Heidi Swapp Colourshine, texture paste, Pink Paislee Hey kid pps & Diecuts

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

123 Challenge

O.K. I know its not my usual time for blog post but I just couldn't help myself.... I am sooooooo excited its not even funny with my latest creation. I am currently signed up for Pop and Colours 2 and its going to be an awesome 20 classes for sure. This week we have the pleasure to learn from the very talented Georgia Heald.

For me I wanted to try it with the awesome 123 Challenge blog. These are some of my favourite things ( now I bet your singing some Song of Music.... sorry for that lol). Its not quite what the lesson mapped out but this is what I love about these classes its so easy to make it your own and twist the layout to you.

Prima Sunrise Sunset paper and flower & Stitched Stamps & Template,
scrap pp's, Studio Calico feathers,
Heidi Swapp Colour shines; Gold lame, Coral, Bronze, Georgia Peach, Sweet Cherry,
Dylusions, UmWow Chipboard, AC Dear Lizzy Flair,
Washi tape, Texture paste, gesso.


Sunday, 5 January 2014

Scrap it with Attitude January's Challenge

Hope your New Year went well and that you had a great time celebrating with family and friends. I was lucky enough to spend sometime with the family and get some scrapbooking done, I used the opportunity to just play make a mess and see what works ( the music and the bubbles properly helped), but I found it creatively freeing and that is why I have an art journal and white cardstock.
This months January Scrap it with Attitude's   challenge is all about a Year in Review. It was a busy 2013 for my scrapping life at one point I had 8 design teams on the go.... I loved every minute of it for sure!!! It did allow me to create a lot of layouts 197 in total just shy of 200 but hey that's what this year is for. So over this week before I get creating I have the unenviable task of getting these layouts away in there albums so I can start the New Year fresh (and if you don't here from me then I am rocking in the corner surrounded by a mountain of layouts, albums and sleeves).
So why don't you have a moment of reflection and join us in the challenge, cant wait to see what you create!!!

Saturday, 4 January 2014

White with 1 Tangerine

Looking for a Challenge to do this month? why dont you give White With 1's challenge ago....TANGERINE!!! perfect for so many photos...

My personal favourite colour and my sons!!! but I wanted to  do something different this time and use it on a girl layout. We are as a design team very lucky to be using WoW wooden veneers perfect little touches across the page and they haven't escaped the tangerine touch either.

WoW wood veneers, Heidi Swapp Colour shine & colour magic tag & Alphas,
Unity Stamps, Tim Holtz Glitter

Friday, 3 January 2014

Inspired Blueprints Sketch #116

Good morning.... how are you all? Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. This marks the first Friday sketch reveal for Inspired Blueprints for 2014. Wow that's weird to say and write. So here is sketch #116 for you and I hope it gets your mojo flowing and I hope you all have a productive year.
As many of you would know from my facebook page last year was a productive year for me with 197 layouts completed. This year I hope it does continue and maybe I will be able to beat that record.
''Adore Cherish"
AC cardstock , Crate paper pattern paper

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Scrap the Boys -

Scrap the Boys.... my first day on the job!!! I must say am beyond excited to by with this team, the other designers are beyond talented and last year going thorough my layouts I did do a lot of girl layouts... this is the perfect way to remedy that......

So for Scrap the Boys first challenge of 2014 is ''Something New''.... so pop over to the blog and enter for your chance to win a - The Trinket Track $20 voucher or
                                       - Charms Creations $20 Prize Pack or
                                       -Scrappy Chat Designs $20 voucher.