july @ scrap the boys...

We have a fun inspiration challenge over at Scrap the Boys this month. 
I used the circle designs and colours as inspiration to create this layout of my little guy with a few beautiful Autumn treasures. 

I used watercolour paint to create a large circle for the background, and mounted my photos onto a few layers of patterned paper, combining a mix of  heart and spot patterns. 

I die-cut several cardstock circles and used varying tones from the inspiration image to add water colour spots onto each circle before positioning them down the page. I also added more hearts and spotty elements to balance out the page. 

Head over to the blog to see the awesome inspiration from the rest of the team and be sure to upload your layouts by the end of the month to be eligible for this month's great prizes!!
Thanks for stopping by xx

project life week 26...

Hi :) I have reached the halfway point of the year with week 26 and am ready to start filling up my next album! 

I knew that it would bug me if the final pages in this album had blank backs so I decided to condense this week onto a single layout using another one of the fabulous 'Pocket Life' kits from Scrappy Canary.

I love the Pink Paislee Atlas range and used a few extra pieces from the same collection throughout the page - you can get a list of the extra products I used over on my original post

I love that even thought this kit has a travel theme, all of the pieces worked really well with everyday photos too and I used simple paper layers to customize the cards. 

 I love that Project Life helps me to record little memories like this  

Using a single layout meant I needed to add a flip pocket to hold a few of the extra pics. 

Thanks for stopping by xx
Don't forget to use the code 'AGNUS10' to save 10% off your enxt purchase from the Scrappy Canary store. 

project life week 25 plus one from 2014...

Hi again :) I have a couple more project life spreads to share, this time using the sold out May Pocket Life Kit from Scrappy Canary.

The elements in this kit were perfect for my random mix of weekly photos and I have a full write up on how I used the kit for week 25 over on the Scrappy Canary blog, including a list of the extra items I added which are all currently on sale over in the store

I have always been a very slow scrapper and because I am trying to keep up to date with this years album while also going back to fill in some of the blanks from previous years, I have adopted a 'keep it simple' approach lately and love how using a kit helps me to keep it pretty with minimal effort. 

Simple paper layers seem to be my go to technique at the moment because they are a quick and easy way to make standard filler and journal cards more unique.  

Adding titles directly onto my pics has been a good way to add more detail to my pockets, and I really loved the impact of the fun chipboard stickers below.

I also used the kit to create a catch up page from January of 2014 album - once again you'll find all the details over in my original post on the Scrappy Canary blog.

I went with the simple approach for these pages - focusing more on the photos and stories and using simple embellishments that help to tell the story while also adding a bit of extra colour the pocket.

Once again I added large titles directly over a few of my pics, and my favourite tiny heart stamps and a few simple stickers were all that was needed to customize the filler cards. 

Don't forget to use the code 'AGNUS10' to save 10% at the Scrappy Canary store!
and as always, thanks for stopping by xx

project life week 24...

The past 6 months have really flown by and my design team term with NoelMignon.com has come to an end. Being part of the team has been a wonderful experience and I recently shared my final project life layout using the awesome Happy Go Lucky Daily Diary Kits

Even thought the kit was designed with a lovely Spring feel, being on the other side of the world means our seasons are quite different, but because the kits are very versatile I  was easily able to adapt the kit to suit my Autumn and Winter photos. 

Because I used such a busy mix of patterns for my journal and filler cards, I decided to keep the majority of my photos bare - using just s few small accents to decorate a couple of the larger pics. 

Thanks for stopping by xx

project life weeks 22 & 23...

I've got another project life catch up to share using the awesome 'Happy Go Lucky' Daily Diary kit from NoelMignon.com

Starting with week 22, which I shared over on the Noel Mignon blog.

I selected a combination of green, blue and pink tones from the cards and papers in the kit, adding some of the warm wood grain pattern throughout both pages.

As always I began the week with a custom title card which I pieced together using various elements from the kit, adding a hand stitched border for extra detail.

I had quite a few photos to include this week and added a flip pocket to hold more pics and details from a recent shopping trip to Ikea. 

I also printed some of the horizontal photos slightly smaller than usual to allow me to add some colour with the cards and papers behind the photos. Using a white border around the photos helped them to stand out against the patterned papers. 

I created a frame from one the 6x4" cards to to add more interest to a large block of journaling, finishing it off with more hand stitching. 

Next up was week 23, where once again I used the same combination of colours to create a nice flow from the previous week. 

We had a busy week, which resulted in lots of photos and where possible I utilized the photos themselves to add printed journal strips to document the details in each pic. 

 Using the reverse side of the W Design Project Life page protector from the previous week, I changed the position of my weekly title card but kept the colours the same and once again added a hand stitched border. 

I liked the way the white journal strips and die cut frame worked over the photos, and used a few simple embellishments to add a little pop of extra colour to the pockets. 

Thanks for stopping by xx

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