Good Times ~ 12x12 Layout

I'm back again and this time with a layout share using the gorgeous Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine collection. I first saw this collection in Spotlight when I had gone in to get some glue tape (let's face it...I always come out with more than what I went in there for) and I fell in love with the bright colours of the collection. Amy Tan always brings out her signature style in her collection but I really loved Rise & Shine. It just caught my eye for some reason and I ended up coming out with one of everything...OOPS!

I had these two pictures of my son taken about a week after her turned one. He was lucky enough to get a teepee from his grandparents (my parents) and his Aunty Morgan. He had so much fun when we set this thing up..peeping out the little window and squealing with delight!
I am so glad I captured these fun moments on camera.


This paper also leant itself very well to using as a background. It wasn't an overwhelming in your face pattern, but rather subtle and I really liked the sun and clouds in the top left of the paper and used them to my advantage, even using the clouds as a space to journal!


I have also used some gel medium and the gorgeous Amy Tan stencils that came with the collection to create some subtle texture on the background. The gorgeous paper plane was from the die cut pack. 

I have really enjoyed working with the collection. I have created so many layouts from it already and love that they are looking so bright and happy.

I hope you enjoyed this little look.

Much love,

Project Life 2014 Catch Up ~ Week 20

Hi guys, back again with another Project Life spread from my 2014 album of Elijah. Sadly I didn't get a process video filmed for this layout as I created it late at night. 
This was a harder spread for me to create because it featured a lot of red and I am going to admit right now that I am not the hugest fan of red and I also find it harder to create with. I don't actually know why. I can deal with small amounts of red but in larger amounts I find it hard to work with.

I chose the red and the blue to work with because of my son's Mickey Mouse outfit in the top left corner and in the bottom right although they are black and white he is actually wearing a Mickey Mouse hooded towel on his head. So that is where the inspiration came from.

Once again I have used a mixture of brands of cards on the spread from Sunshine (by Elsie & Emma) and cards from Pebbles and Jen Hadfield. I am really enjoying the process of Project Life'ing now that I am not restricted by brands, but instead working with colour.


I didn't actually have all that many photos for this week either, so I chose to spread them out collectively over the page and balance the design and colour of all the 'filler' cards.


This red card is from the gorgeous SUNSHINE kit by Elsie & Emma for Project Life by Becky Higgins. I loved this range with it's bright colours and bold and funky designs. It was such a bold and bright red to work with that to be honest it was a little intimidating. I paired it with some white, cork and a beautiful die cut from the Amy Tan Stitched collection.


I love how the title card turned out for this week. I believe this is a JEN HADFIELD design from the Project Life by Becky Higgins mini kit. I love the black chevron, it's gorgeous. If Jen Hadfield does one thing well it's gorgeous bold but simple designs. I used a colour magic star from Heidi Swapp coloured with some Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Stain and some flocked red thickers, a cork arrow and some of that gorgeous gold sequin trim that I have been obsessed with.


First of all, I am obsessed with these pictures of my son! I think he looks so cute and the one of him crying to right I LOVE. I hope that is not a bad thing but I feel like it really captures 'real life' I mean babies aren't cute and smiling all the time. Most of the time it's baby puke, smell nappies and crying. Well not most of the time...but some of the time and those times are worth documenting too!


Finally I will leave you with a picture of my journalling for the week. Once again I have used my typewrite to journal on my card and I am sure that this card is also from the Jen Hadfield collection. I loved the simple design and it was perfect for capturing the week in words. I used a DIY Shop chalkboard tab to repeat the week number up the top. I love the effect of having little bits and bobs sticking out the top of my album. To me it adds a little bit more texture.

I hope you have enjoyed a look at another spread.

Much love,

Hooray (Chloe) ~ 12x12 Layout & Process Video

Hello everyone again! I am back to share this gorgeous layout I made using the fabulous new Pinkfresh Studio Up in the Clouds collection. The collection is so happy, bright and fun and was so fabulous to use on this black and white photo of my niece.

I used mostly embellishments and papers from the collection however I added a few bits and bobs left over from other projects and some pieces from older Studio Calico kits. I also used some more of that gorgeous pink tissue paper that THE SCRAPPERY kits come wrapped in.


I have also recorded a process video of how I put the layout together. You can check it out here;


I also took some close ups to capture the detail.


I love how the gelatos that I used helped to soften the background and make those bright bold colours a tad more subtle...because I know that sometimes that bright bold patterns can be daunting to work with. I also added some zig zag stitching up the time. I have found a new love with my sewing machine again!


The gold 'Hooray' title was left over from the February SCRAPPERY kits and I thought the gold worked really well with this layout. I also broke out my favourite Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Stain for this layout again. I have a slight addiction to using that stuff!


And one last sneak peek at the layout. I hope you enjoyed this look at this layout I created using these Pinkfresh Studio products. I had a lot of fun making it and I am having fun getting back into traditional scrapbooking.

Much love,

Project Life 2014 Catch Up ~ Week 17

Hey guys I am back today with another catch up post from my 2014 album.
I love how this one turned out!
I used a mixture of cards from Dear Lizzy and some from what I believe to be Heidi Swapp maybe? I sometimes suck at recalling the brands of certain cards since I sort things by colour these days.
I love the colours mostly in this layout and the gorgeous glittery gold. Did I mention that those gorgeous gold glitter word phrases are my favourite at the moment?

So here is the full spread...


Here's the process video for this layout. I really had a good time putting it together. 



I hope you enjoy the video. Please rate and give a thumbs up if you like it & I would love you to subscribe to my channel.


I loved these cute pictures of my son. I kept it pretty simple with a small cluster in the corner and some simple vellum to soften the lime green of the flower cluster behind.


I think the title card is my favourite on this spread, well really the title card and the Dear Lizzy doggie card beside it. I love the gold and navy together. Such a gorgeous combination.


I wanted to include this doggy card from the Dear Lizzy polka dot party kit because  I had a photo of my son laying on the floor with my beagle Louie. I thought I might document a bit about their special relationship. 


And a last little look at the spread. I love how this one turned out too. This circle die cut is from the Crate Paper Notes & Things Project Life value kit. It says, "One thousand goodnight kisses." I thought it was rather appropriate for this gorgeous black and white photo of my son sleeping. I could kiss him all day!

I hope you enjoyed another look at another catch up layout.

Much love,

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