Monday, 30 June 2014

Project Life | Week 22...

Hi Friends! It's Leanne here today with another Project Life instalment.  This week - Week 22 | May 26 - June 01, I am sharing my last spread created with the Sassy Scrapper June Project Life kit.
With the remains of my kit, I still had quite a number of 'cut aparts' from the Crate Paper patterned paper and I didn't want any of them to go to waste!  This week, I'll share with you how I layer in clusters, without adding bulk to my pages and at the same time, getting the most from the kit that was used.

My photos this week are quite portrait like.  Not so much the 'everyday style' or 'kids in action' type shots.  When my children are accommodating, I love to grab the camera and just take photos of them.  Even if they are posing! And if we happen to be in a gorgeous location, well... that is just a bonus! But I am aware, that most of my photos this week, don't share the whole story of what we did during Week 22.  I knew I needed to add some extra journaling.
Firstly, I positioned my photos.  Next I chose which of the remaining PL cards or patterned paper I would journal on and then add them to my spread.  After these two things were complete, I got to have some fun with layering the remaining embellishments.

I love using ledger paper to type on.  I had enough of the reverse side of one of the patterned paper 12x12 sheets to create my own journaling card.
After typing, I simply trimmed my paper, punched holes evenly across the top and then used my scissors to tear from the top of the hole to the top edge of the paper.  The journaling was then adhered to some left over cardstock and a small row of stitching applied.
The Teresa Collins stickers have been layered at the lower left hand corner of the journaling to ground the card to the 4x6 patterned paper base.

Most of the layered clusters on this week's spread have some machine stitching added.  I have done this to add an extra touch of texture but also to create consistency across the two pages.  Adding texture with a few rows of machine stitching easily eliminates the need for elements that may cause those extra lumps and bumps.

White space in photos also creates ideal areas for cluster placement.  In the photo above, I captured not only my four children standing (somewhat) still, but the lake in the background.  The sentiments on the 'cut aparts' were too beautiful not to use as a feature and so I decided to not worry so much about covering the water with my layers.  Besides, I had made a note of what we were doing and where, in my journaling.

The Sassy Shop, currently has the Simple Stories photo flip pockets in stock.  I have used one to include some journaling for events that I have no photos of and for some sensitive journaling to be documented underneath.  The pockets themselves are very slim line and fit flat to the page.

 This week, you may have noticed that I have also used a lot of the Teresa Collins alphas (included in the kit) to create subtitles and quotes.  These fun elements, added to label stickers or patterned papers, also build up layers that won't create bulk within your pockets.  It's also a great way to use up those letters and make areas on your page demand attention!
Try to get creative with the leftover bits and pieces you have available.  Even the smallest scrap of paper can be transformed into a beautiful element for your page.  Check out the tiny triangles on the photo, at the top of page one! I love making the most of my supplies!  Thanks for visiting..x
June Project Life Kit as Designed by Leanne Allinson
Captured Moments 12x12 Multi Pocket Pages 2
 Simple Stories Sn@p Photo Flip Pockets Variety Pack

Friday, 27 June 2014

Pretty - Bella Blvd

Hello Sassy Friends!
Another beautiful weekend is almost upon us and I'd like to share this layout I've created using Bella Blvd 'Molly' and 'Family Forever' pretties.
I'm sure you know by now that I simply adore a bit of interaction on my projects. This idea came from clipboards and a Heidi Swapp Color Magic frame (which I am dying to get stuck in to!) I simply ran some wet adhesive along the printed word 'pretty' in a pack of 'Molly' candid cards, and applied sequins along the line.
The journalling card was attached to the base sheet with two small album rings. I found a pack of mixed eyelets the other day and have been enjoying playing around with them. I really like the finished edge it gives a punched hole.
A fox has stolen my heart! Speaking of hearts, these little guys have been hand cut from another Candid Card and machine stitched in a staggered fashion on the page.
Lift the flap... find my hidden journalling. 
You could thread all sorts of different things onto the album ring!
Thank you so much for popping over today. 
Perhaps you've seen something that might inspire you to enter our June challenge, which ends on Monday... Looking forward to seeing your gorgeous creations!

Have a fabulous weekend!

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Love you Sweet Girl layout using Heidi Swapp Dreamy

 hi everyone Anita Here 
sharing my last layout for June using Heidi Swapp Dreamy
this week a sketch on pinterest caught my eye while having fun pining

 i rotated the sketch

i cut 2 6x6 circles and cut triangles out of them
 then i layered them how i wanted the colours and patterned to go
 then i machine stitched them down and distressed the edges

 i added a few little drops

 sprinkled glitter over the drops of Clear Magic Medium

shake of the unstuck glitter and your left with glitter drops that almost look like mini glitter pearls

 And here is my finished layout

check out the Heidi Swapp Dreamy collection
 in the Sassy Store
Dreamy Dreamy Dots PaperDreamy Dreams Come True PaperDreamy Choose Happy PaperDreamy Life is Good Paper
Dreamy Ticket to Ride PaperDreamy Clear WordsDreamy EphemeraBlush PearlsMeadow Lark Lucerne12pkHeidi Swapp Clear Magic Medium


Happy Crafting
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