Friday, 25 May 2018

Surf's Up | Bella Blvd Island Escape | Tarrah McLean

Hi Sassy Scrappers,

It's Tarrah McLean back with you again to share a new layout created using the Bella Blvd Island Escape collection!

I started this layout by choosing a cut file title and cut it out from the 'B' side of the 'Tropical Bliss paper'. The 'Surf's Up' title was the perfect one to cut using the waves and I love how it turned out!

I popped the title up with some foam tape and slid my photo underneath the bottom right corner so it would overlap onto the photo. I matted my photo with one of the cut apart cards from the 'Daily Details' paper in the collection! 

I just had to add those cute chippie wave pieces from the chipboard accents, I added 2 at the bottom of the title and 1 at the top. I also added some of the wood veneer pieces for a different texture. Some of the small stickers were added around the page to embellish it too. I added one of the long borders from the 'Borders' paper at the top of my page plus also added the scallop sticker from the sticker sheet.

Make sure to check out the Sassy store for this collection and so much more! New collections and products are being added all the time!

Happy creating!

Island Escape Double-Sided Cardstock 12"X12" - Tropical Bliss      Island Escape Double-Sided Cardstock 12"X12" - Daily Details
Island Escape Chipboard Stickers 12"X12" Icons      Island Escape Cardstock Die-Cuts Ephemera Shapes, Tabs & Words      Island Escape Double-Sided Cardstock 12"X12" - BordersIsland Escape Cardstock Stickers 6"X12.5" Sticky Mix    Cienna Wood Veneers

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Pocket Page Pockets | PinkFresh Studio 'Let Your Heart Decide' | Agnus Kasprzak

Hi again :) I have been using more of the gorgeous 'Let Your Heart Decide' collection from PinkFresh Studio that I shared in my previous post to create some interactive pockets for my pocket pages.

I wanted to include a writing exercise my son completed in our album, but it was an odd size that would not fit into any of my standard sized page protectors so my solution was to create a pocket that would allow his work to be added into an insert. I started with a 6x8" base of my favourite grey cardstock, and attached one of the papers from the 6x6" paper pad - adding adhesive to only the left, right and bottom sides to allow me to slip my son's written work along with a merit card inside the pocket and like the interactive element it adds to our album. 

 I matted his photo onto more patterned paper and secured this to the front of the pocket. I finished things off with a title made up of the smaller font of navy puffy stickers combined with the larger multi coloured puffy alphas and a couple of the gorgeous epoxy hearts before slipping it inside a 6x8" pocket insert. I have used the reverse side of the pocket to hold some of his artwork. 

Pockets can also be used to add more personal photos and stories that you don't necessarily want to share with the world.  I used the same method to create a 4x6" pocket to hold some personal journaling and photos - this time adding an extra strip of contrasting patterned paper to top of the pocket and decorating the front with a couple of hearts and one of the gold foiled die-cut pieces

And don't forget about your memorabilia!! Lists, dockets or ticket stubs that help to tell your stories but often get left out of albums because they are not visually interesting, work very well in vellum pockets because the you can see at a glance what is inside but also have the option to remove the item and take a closer look at the details included. 

I varied the pocket making method slightly so that there would be no visible adhesive and simply cut the vellum larger than my card so that it can be folded and secured on the back of the card. Adding a sentiment and accent to the front of the pocket helped to turn a couple of rather boring looking tickets into a much more pleasing addition to our album. 

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Friday, 18 May 2018

Beach Life | Bella Blvd Island Escape | Tarrah McLean

Hi Sassy Scrappers,

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new layout using the gorgeous Bella Blvd 'Island Escape' collection

I just love the patterns in the papers in this collection so I started out by cutting some tropical leaves using my Silhouette Cameo from a few of the pretty papers.  

Back in January, the boys, myself and my Mum had a little houseboat holiday to Soldier's Point. The weather was beautiful and we had the best time! Lots of selfies on the beach and all that fun stuff!

That flair button is from stash and it was perfect for this layout. My photo is popped up with some foam tape underneath and my title is also popped up.

Adding a few of the stickers to the photo and also above the photo was the perfect touch to add to this area. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Island Escape Double-Sided Cardstock 12"X12" - Good Vibes       Island Escape Double-Sided Cardstock 12"X12" - Peace & Quiet

Island Escape Chipboard Stickers 12"X12" Icons     Island Escape Cardstock Die-Cuts Ephemera Shapes, Tabs & Words
Island Escape Cardstock Stickers 6"X12.5" Sticky Mix  Cienna Wood Veneers

Thursday, 17 May 2018

February Pocket Pages | Pinkfresh Studio 'Let Your Heart Decide' | Agnus Kasprzak

Hi again :) I am documenting February with Pinkfresh Studio's 'Let Your Heart Decide' collection and couldn't wait to use all of the gorgeous embellishments that make up this beautiful range. 

A new month always starts with a title card for me, and I have pieced together bit of an eclectic mix of papers, alphas and embellies to mark the start of the new month. 

I clustered all of my embellishments on one side of the card and combined a smaller font of navy puffy stickers with the larger multi coloured puffy alphas and even used the sticker backing sheet beneath my layer of gold foiled vellum on the base. 

Using two different sized alphas made it much easier to be able to record details directly onto my photos and cards. 

I like that this range includes a good mix of both large and small patterns and love the subtle gold foil detail along with the more saturated colours featured in the puffy stickers, and especially like how the various textures work when they are paired together. 

I mentioned in my previous post that I often look for colours or elements that will help my pages from from one month to the next without having to use the just one brand or collection all year, and have carried over to February with the same green and coral tones that were featured in my January pages. 

Even though 6x6" paper pads are the perfect size for pocket pages, I often also buy a couple of the larger 12x12" sheets from a new collection so that I can utilize the larger patterns as I have done here with one of the sentiments cut out from a sheet of the 'Thought' 12x12" cardstock which I paired with a few epoxy hearts to create a quick and easy filler card. 

I covered a portion of my card with a strip of my favourite grey cardstock to allow one of the large die-cut titles to stand out against the busy pattern. 

I'm not usually big on florals but really liked the way that the various floral accents helped to soften some of my photos. 

Creating another super quick and easy filler card with the help of layered diecut pieces and a simple puffy sticker for a bit of contrast.  

I often talk about using a repeating accents to create a sense of flow across each page, and chose various heart accents to help tie both pages together. 

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