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September 21, 2017

Pizza in the Sun

Hi there!

Today, I'm stash busting some old Fancy Pants paper and embellishments and using the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine September sketch as the inspiration for my page.


When I started this album, I made a kit from Crate Paper "Oasis" and Fancy Pants "Beach Bum" and "Beach Babe". I 'm trying to get the papers I like into my albums and out of my stash. This sketch allowed me to use up quite a bit of paper.

I started with a cutfile from Paper Issues and backed it with Fancy Pants paper. I started embellishing the page with the glitter embellishments and buttons also from Fancy Pants, but my kit didn't have any journaling cards that worked.  I was pretty happy when I realized that the colours of Shimelle Laine's "Go Now Go" collection worked quite well with these papers.

There are no techniques on this page. Just basic scrapbooking. But, I love it a lot.  It's so bright and cheerful. And I made quite a dent in the Fancy Pants kit. YEAH!

Thanks for looking!
Sylvie

September 16, 2017

Baby Cuban Pineapple

Hi there!

Today I am sharing a fun layout featuring a large die cut and the Crate Paper Oasis line.

When I saw this free diecut from Paper Issues, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.


I cut the file using craft cardstock and backed the top with the green paper.  The cutfile was supposed to look like the image below, with the cross hatching. But, I wanted to use up some scraps of patterned paper and use my newly purchased fringe scissors.  So, using my craft knife, I cut out the cross hatches.

I cut each strip of patterned paper with the fringe scissors before gluing everything together into a large square. I sewed gold thread through each strip.  Then using some wet adhesive, I glued the die cut over the fringed square and finally cut around the shape. I did have to glue some bits of fringe that fell off, but surprisingly, that wasn't too much of an issue.

I used clear gesso on the background page and smooshed some Distress Oxide inks in Broken China, Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber. I then took a deep breath and stamped directly on the background with the Emerald Creek camera  stamp from the Scrap Shotz September Kit. What a pretty stamp!

I love how this page turned out! I seem to be using these large diecuts a lot in this vacation album, but they really make an impact. I already have a few more pages floating around in my head!

Thanks for looking!
Sylvie

September 6, 2017

Scrap Shotz September Kit Reveal

Hi there!

I am excited to be sharing the projects I created for the Scrap Shotz September 2017 kit. This month, the kit is based on the Carta Bella Transatlantic Travel line.  This collection fit perfectly to scrap an excursion we took on our trip to Cuba.





For all the details on how I made these layouts, be sure to check out the Scrap Shotz blog.

Thanks for looking!
Sylvie