7 challenges in one...

You might remember that Scrappy Canary was hosting a fun National Scrapbook Day cyber crop over on the Scrappy Canary VIP Lounge on Facebook. I created a colour challenge which I shared in my last post, and even though I had every intention o completing all the other challenges, life just kept getting in the way so I decided to combine all 7 challenges in one layout.

I used my colour challenge to help me gather up my supplies, then used Michelle's sketch as a guide of how to lay everything out. Karyn's background challenge was a lot of fun to play with and Louise's subscriber challenge helped me to use up some left over pieces from my past kits. I followed Manda's recipe adding cork, wood veneers and enamel dots - not forgetting to include washi tape and at least two different patterned papers.

 Chantelle's 'happy' challenge got me adding lots of tiny stamped stars and punched heart strips and also helped me to think of a title, which I finished off with Lauren's typography challenge combing at least 5 different alphas and I really love the way all the criteria worked on one layout. 

As always, don't forget to use the code 'AGNUS10' to save 10% on all your purchases in the Scrappy Canary store. 


celebrating national scrapbook day...

Happy National Scrapbook Day :) Scrappy Canary is hosting a fun cyber crop to celebrate the event and we have seven great challenges scheduled and everyone is welcome to play along. Head over to the Scrappy Canary VIP Lounge for all the details.

I created a colour challenge using a combo of teal, pink, gold and navy and created a project life layout using these colours, but you could also use this combo to create traditional layouts. 

I used a combo of gorgeous goodies from the Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine Collection which were the perfect match for the colours.

I selected papers from the 6x6" Paper Pad, and added a few drops of Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine before layering some of the Die-cut Shapes over the top. I added a bit more detail with the cute Kara Phrase Stamp as well as the tiny Phrase Stickers.

I also used one the Wooden Circle Tags from the same collections and added more embellishment clusters over the photos, adding lots of gold sparkle with a few bits and pieces from my stash.

You'll find all the products over in the store, and don't forget to use the code 'AGNUS10' to save 10% at the checkout. 

Happy Scrapping xx

may @ scrap the boys...

A new month means a brand new challenge at Scrap the Boys! We have a 'Pound the Pavement' theme this month and can involve a wide variety of activities your boys might get up to on the pavement. 

I have documented little Cayden getting around on his tricycle at one of our local parks.  

I went with a grey and white base of papers to tie in with the pavement in the photo and added some pops of gorgeous colour from a mix of Amy Tangerine collections. I really like the light and airy feel all the layers helped to create as well as the way the shiny silver accents draw the eye to certain areas of the page. 

You'll find all the challenge details as well as more inspiration from the team over on the STB blog. Be sure to upload your layouts by the end of the month to go in the running to win some great prizes. 

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by xx

project life week 15...

Hi again :) I have another layout to share using the sold out Whimsy Pocket Life kit from Scrappy Canary.

I added some soft water colour detail to a few of the cards, along with my trusted gold stitched detail and super cute gold rub-ons from the Pinkfresh Studio Up in the Clouds collection from the store.

I don't think I can ever tire of gold foil and the detail in these cards is simply beautiful, and I couldn't resist adding even more gold using these gorgeous puffy stickers from the Pinkfresh Studio Up in the Clouds collection.

Brand new kits as well as lots of other new goodies are now available in the Scrappy Canary store, and don't forget to use the code 'AGNUS10' at the checkout to save 10% off your total!

Thanks for stopping by xx

going back to my 2014 album...

Although this year's album is very up to date, I still have a lot of blank spaces to fill in my 2014 album and am trying to work my way through these which is why I went all the way back to October to create a layout for the PLJunkies blog.

I faced a few challenges when working out how to put these pages together -  the first being that I didn't really have enough photos to fill a double spread using my weekly format and the second being that there are no people featured in any of the photos I had from this time. 

To tackle the issue of not having enough photos I simply condensed what I had and documented two separate weeks onto one spread. I made the pages flow together by repeating the same colours and elements across both pages using a mix of Simple Stories goodies that was featured in the first kit from the PLJunkies Kit Club and I really liked the way the red, blue, green and yellow combo worked with my random mix of photos.

The lack of people featured in the photos, which usually help to determine the mood of the pics, didn't meant that the events from this week should not be documented. I used a mix of little word tags and embellishments to set the mood in each of the photos, while also helping to visually tie all the pockets in together across both pages. 

Journaling onto vellum and adding a few embellies directly over one of the photos helped to set the tone for the weather photos, and adding memorabilia such as a simple business card also helped to establish what was happening in the photo. 

Thanks for stopping by xx

project life week 14...

Hi again :) I'm back with a double share using the gorgeous Hello Darling Daily Diary Kit from NoelMignon.com.

The team went with an 'April showers bring may flowers' theme for this week, where we incorporated drips and splatters using a variety of mediums on our pages. 

I used some lovely gold colour mist to add my drips onto several of the cards and although I rarely use flowers on my pages, I couldn't resist adding one of these cute fabric blossoms to tie in with our theme.  

As always, you can find more info on my original post over on the Noel Mignon blog.

I also created an insert to document Easter which I shared here, using one of my favourite techniques of creating custom journal and filler cards for my pockets by altering the cards in the kit. 

I went with a soft wood grain look and love the way it worked with all my Easter pics. I went through all the details of how I put these cards together in my original post so be sure to check it out if you'd like more info.

Here's a look at the other side, where I used more simple geometric pieces and lovely gold stitched detail...

Don't forget that subscriptions for these fabulous kits are now open for the July - December term, and now would be a perfect time to sign up and try these jam packed kits out for yourself! 
Thanks for stopping by xx 

project life week 13...

Hi again :) I'm back with another project life spread from my 2015 album, this time using the gorgeous 'Hello Darling' Daily Diary kit from NoelMigon.com.

I love the way these kits are working in helping me document a random mix of photos that don't necessarily match each other but because the contents on the kit are all coordinated, it makes piecing everything together so much easier. 

The large wood veneer card made the perfect focal point for my weekly title card and filling in the center of each heart with water colour pencils helped to tie it in with the other colours on the page. 

I went with a clean fresh look for this page, keeping my embellishments to a minimum and used simple sticker and journal strips to help tell the story in each photo.

As always you can find more detail over in my original post on the Noel Mignon blog. 

Subscriptions for the July- December term are now open, so now would be the perfect time to to try these jam packed kits out for yourself! 

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