Monday, 23 April 2012

featured this week.. this fabulous layout by Jess Mackenzie..

love the layering, clusters and border strips and the way she's finished with a big pop of yellow!!...thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous work in the Boxx gallery Jess!


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

What's Hot for April???

Wow, the time has flown this year! Have had such a busy start to the year, blink and it is already April. Any way I may have been real busy but not busy enough to stop me trawling the scrapbooking/papercrafting world for what is on trend for the month of April. There are a load of new ranges hitting our shores from the winter CHA trade shows back in Feb, I love so many, but because I have boys my faves are more limited..... luckily!
So what have I found? Well along with loads of tape and tags in their paper ranges, I have found that 3 colours keep appearing, greys, blues and yellow! These colours create such a fresh summery feel and would be great for all those beachy holiday snaps, now that the weather is getting so much cooler here (perfect for girl cave pursuits ie scrapbooking) we need something to bring cheer!!! (yes I really do not like winter!). So enough gabbing this is what I created using some of the new ranges as well as a sprinkling of the old scraps on hand:
 The papers are a mixed bunch from Studio Calico, Lilybee, Kaiser and My Minds Eye.

 The chipboard Title alpha, spinners and corner thingy are all from ScrapFX. I painted then while wet sprinkled with embossing powder called weathered wood (now this is very old stuff from when I used to emboss everything that did not run away) it gave the chippies a worn sandy look. Then I sprayed with the mists letting it "pool".

Still have been unable to kick the strips of paper habit and the "confetti" look!

So there you have it a colour scheme to brighten up that winter chill!
Stay happy everyone, sorry I have not been around so much lately I promise to rectify that in the future!


Sunday, 15 April 2012

another BOY kit share..

hi everyone, just popping in to share another layout created with the February BOY kit... I've featured the cool chevron pattern but cutting out a couple of strips from the AC Amy Tangerine 'here and there' paper and also misting through a herringbone Crafter's Workshop template for the background..

I have lots of kit left, so hoping to share another layout before creating with the March kit!
happy scrapping :)
Gina x

Sunday, 8 April 2012

featured this week..

is this fabulous layout by Elise McKay...

what a gorgeous mixture of brights, clustering and texture!..not to mention the cutest pic!
thanks for sharing in the Boxx gallery Elise :)


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Journal 101 - Tip #5

Hi Everyone!!  I just wanted to share another really quick tip to help express yourself when journaling on your layouts.  Today it is all about the music.  Or rather the lyrics that you often find yourself singing along to. 

I like to find inspiration in everything and it is not a new idea to use songs as a starting point.  In fact there are even challenge sites that this whole premise revolves around.  :)

Recently I took my daughter to her very first concert.  And it was amazing.  Both Tahlia and myself really enjoyed the production that Taylor Swift performs.  I also thought the lyrics to one of her songs was too beautiful not to use.  The words express exactly how I felt about my little girl growing up.


So the next time you are struggling to find the right words, maybe you could look to the music and find your inspiration.

Thanks for visiting...x

Tuesday, 3 April 2012