Monday, June 18, 2018

You Are My Sunshine Layout

Hello friends

Today I want to share yet another layout I did at the Scrapbooking From Scratch retreat I did in April.

I have still got about 5 or 6 more that I have not shared yet. Perhaps I should get a wriggle on.

This is such a simple layout but it is one of my favorites. The inspiration for this layout came from Pinterest

The photo was taken in my kitchen when my grand daughter was about 3 year old.

The patterned papers are by Kaisercraft.


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Julie

Monday, June 11, 2018

First Short Haircut Layout

Hello everyone

This is another layout from the retreat I attended recently.

The paper is a Kaisercraft paper but I cannot remember the name of the range.

I have trimmed the background card stock down to 11.5" x 12" and punched down one of the 12" edges, then added a thin strip of black to both vertical edges.

I have splattered assorted inks in the background, torn some edges, sprayed a paper doily with some Glimmermist and die-cut the flowers and hearts from the same patterned papers as I have used in the rest of layout.



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Julie

Creative Inspiration June Magazine

Hi there

Just sharing a link to Creative Inspiration Magazine for June.

I have been lucky enough to get some of my layouts published in it.

Check it our HERE

I will be back this afternoon to share a layout.

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Julie

Friday, June 8, 2018

Creative Inspiration Thursday Stash Challenge

Hi there

Tonight I am sharing a layout that I used for the Thursday Stash Challenge over at the Creative Inspiration Forum

I am a bit late sharing this layout with you because I spent the day yesterday at the Brisbane Papercraft Show and did a great class with Cathy Cafun. It is not finished yet but I will show it to you when I have put the finishing touches to it. Today my day has been spent at the Cooley Rocks On festival so I have had no time to spend on the net.

The challenge is to use your scraps (no bigger that 8" x 2") and your punches.

I have used 5 punches on this layout and lots of scraps


The background of this layout was a piece of cardstock that already had the embossing on it. I swiped a pink inkpad over the cardstock to bring the embossing out a little.

This is a very simple layout and I hope you will pop over to the Creative Inspiration Forum and give it a go. Great prizes to be won.

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Julie

Monday, June 4, 2018

Cindy 1973 - 1978 Layout

Good afternoon

I am away from home on holiday for 7 weeks, but I did bring a few things with me so I could do some scrapbooking while I am here.

This layout is the first I have done since I have been here. (Over 3 weeks)

Sorry about the quality of the photo. I do not have Photoshop on this Laptop to brighten it up a bit.


The papers used for this layout are old Basic Grey papers from my stash. I can't even begin to guess how long I have had them. Basic Grey don't even exist anymore

The layout is fairly basic as I did not bring a lot of stuff with me, flying does restrict you like that.

I have splattered some Black Magic Glimmermist in the background and distressed and inked all of the patterned papers.

The title is made with some coordinating alpha sticker with a little doodling added.

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Julie




Friday, June 1, 2018

DT Layout for Off The Rails June Mood Board



Hello everyone

Today I am sharing a layout I did for the Mood Board over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking. This will be my last layout for this Design Team as I am going to be away from home a great deal in the second half of the year and I do not think I can do the position justice. Hopefully I will be able to re-join the team next year. I have really enjoyed my time with the team and wish them every success for the future.

The theme June is beach, water, sun, bikinis.

This is my layout


and this is the mood board


The background for my layout was created using Docrafts Artiste spritzing ink in Electric Blue and the "packaging" technique. Then I have used a Deep Red Water Droplets Background stamp with Distress Ink in Broken China for the bubbles. I did not use Gesso before I did this and you can see the paper is very crinkled even though I have stuck it to a sheet of chipboard to try and straighten it out.

The sun and the beach hut were cut files I found on the internet. I love the way the door of the beach hut opens. I have embossed the sun with 2 different embossing folders to give it a bit of texture

The small beach huts on the right of the layout were stamped then heat embossed with black. I then coloured the doors with my alcohol markers.

The title was cut on my Scan N Cut using one of their built in fonts.

The papers are a pack of free papers I got with a magazine I purchased some years ago. I am trying to use up all of the "stuff" I already have.

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Julie

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"Family" Layout

Good evening everyone.

Tonight I would love to share another layout I did when I was on the SFS retreat at Rathmines.

I have trimmed my white background cardstock down to 11.5" wide by 12" high then attached a strip of the black with white spot patterned paper to each edge to make it back up to 12" x 12".

I then used a TCW stencil and a blue glimmer spray to create the "Chicken wire" look in 3 different areas of the page.

Using a circle stencil and some texture paste that I had coloured with yellow acrylic paint I made some marks in the same areas as the spray but not quite as much of it.

3 strips of washi was added to the clusters, then 2 pieces of chipboard that had been roughly painted with a very light coat of gesso were then added.

The photo was double mounted and the pennants were made from the same patterned paper as the photo mounts.

The chevrons are made using a photo corner die and cut from the same paper as the side strips.

The hand written journalling tells where the photo was taken and the date it was taken.

The titles was die cut from the same patterned papers and slightly off set to create a bit of extra depth



A close up.


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Julie

Friday, May 18, 2018

Creative Inspiration Colours Challenge

Good morning

Today I would like to share a layout I created for the "Colours" challenge over at Creative Inspiration


There are an assortment of colour challenges over there but my challenge is to use BRIGHT colours on your layout.

I have splattered an assortment of sprays on the background to add a bit of colour, then I have used some bright papers (I cant remember what brand or range they are) and some velum to complete the layout.

You can see all the details and the other colour challenges here.

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Julie

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Tutorial for Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Good morning.

Today I want to share a tutorial I have created for Off The Rails Scrapbooking, that was inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest.

I must admit it took a bit of doing because it entails cutting up a photo and I was worried that I might ruin it.

The layout is very simple and yet I just love how it turned out.

The photo was 7 1/2" tall x 7" wide

This is the layout.



I have used an embossed metallic paper, a glitter patterned paper and 2 sheets of black cardstock. For an embellishment I am re-puposing an old necklace.


I have cut my photo at 2" and 5" giving me 2 pieces at 2" wide and one (centre) piece 3" wide.

I could have cut it into even sized pieces but I didn't like where the cut fell in relation to Cindy's face.


Cut photo mats from black cardstock. 2 pieces at 2 1/4" x 7 3/4" and one at 3 1/4" by 7 3/4"


Attach the photos to the mats


Cut the silver embossed paper to 11 1/2" by 11 1/2" and attach it to a 12" by 12" piece of black cardstock.


Cut the patterned paper to 2 1/2" by 11 1/2" and attach to the layout 3" up from the bottom


Using your hot glue gun attach a piece of cardboard to the centre piece of your photo.


Attach your photo to the layout as show in the photo below, staggering the tops of the photo and slightly overlapping the bottom.

Attach the embellishment using the hot glue gun


Add your title and journalling and you are finished



I would love to see your take on this layout, so if you are brave enough to cut up a photo, and lets face it you can always get it re-printed, please share it with us here.

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Julie

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Retreat "Blind" Layout

Hello there

Tonight I want to share a layout I did at the retreat...yes still going....
This was actually a blind scrap layout. I had never done one of these before and found it very interesting. Bev gave us directions and told us were to place things and we had to follow the directions without seeing the finished layout. FUN

As part of our goodies bag we got some patterned papers so I used them for this project.

This is the layout we created. Some of us had portrait photos and some had landscape.


I am really pleased with this layout. The photo is of Ray & I at a Rock N Roll dance in Renmark. I can't remember what year it was though.

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Julie