Thursday, July 3, 2014

Freckled Fawn - Oh Deer Me - July kit

What a stunning kit from Freckled Fawn again this month, I just LOVE getting my kit each month, as does miss Lucy ha-ha. For this kit I decided to use it in my album for our trip to LA so I made a few pages of what I knew we would be doing and visiting, I think all the pages turned out great, and it was so fun to work with.

Is it not super CUTE!!!

Another thing I love with the OhDeerMe kits are the cute little bags we get with them, I have used a few of them for our trip to LA, we have our toiletries for the plane ride and will go in our hand luggage, PERFECT!!

My pages :)

(Have corrected the typo LOL)

This next page was made using leftover veneer (shop item and you need ten packs) I thought I would just fling them on the page and call it done :)

I am so excited to work on this album while I am away, Lucy plans to also work on a scrapbook while we are away, so it will be fun working side by side documenting our trip together.  

I will buy these amazing printers while we are there, I am having them delivered to our hotel in the first couple of days so that we have them for the holiday. They are amazing and work from their own wifi!! how awesome is that.

Canon Selphy CP910
(I have the CP900 but upgrading to this)

Instax Share
(you can see a demo HERE)
I already have an instax mini but I love that I can get the look but using my phone.

I will see you all after our trip.
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Monday, May 26, 2014


This next layout is one of the NSD challenges but this one is from Two Peas, we were asked to lift something in our faves and I chose this one by the AMAZING Paige, seriously I love every single layout this lady does!! I use my trusty Cameo for this one and a 6x6 pad by Maggie Holmes and just cut a ton of the same word over and over. Next I just sewed it all too my page and stuck the picture on, easy peasy and I have to say I LOVE how it turned out.

Back tomorrow with more :)
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

So pretty

Here is the 2nd layout I did for the NSD challenges over at Citrus Twist kits, This one we were asked to use circles to join our page together. This challenge was perfect for me as I had traded this wooden veneer piece with a lady over at Two peas and it has been sitting on my desk since, so I made sure I used it here.

I have to say I love the end result and even though there was a lot of cutting and gluing it looks simple and clean. I am so glad I used this wood too.

So in my real life I started a design course and I have to tell you it is challenging!!! I am loving it though and it is very interesting to be working on. I just need to be strict with study times when Lucy at school so that I can work through it and then scrapping can be my treat once she in bed at night. I am working on my first assessment this week and plan to have it mailed off by the end of the week at the latest.

Another thing I am doing is decorating our house, we have had a red wall in our living area since we moved in and I hate it!! I always wanted a red room so it was what I went with but I am over it now. So while Gary off shore I am painting it, and hoping it will be a nice surprise for him when he gets home. It has been hard work though, I have done 3 coats of primer to get rid of the red and as soon as my first assessment is sent off I will start on the new colour, I am going to use the same Sea foam we have in our family room as it is so bright, fresh and clean looking. I will share pictures once I get that done :)

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Freckled Fawn Tutorial

(when sharing my layout yesterday I realised I had never shown Lucy's banner over here on my blog so thought I had better do that)
For my tutorial this month I decided I wanted to share how I make banners, I always get put off thinking they are going to take too much time, when in reality this took me probably 2 hours from start to finish. My daughter wanted one for her new space so I figured it was perfect timing to work on this.

I decided I wanted some pictures on the banner, and wanted to choose some that shouted Lucy, she is all about her friends, the beach, swimming, and just posing for the camera, these are recent pictures taken of her this month. 

Next I grabbed some papers and embellishments I thought would work well for the banner, Lucy actually chose out the papers herself.

Next I got to work using my Cameo machine and cut out my banner shapes, these are really easy to cut free handed, but I am really trying to use my machine more. I decided to go with 2 different banner shapes.

I decorated all of the pieces I wanted to have pictures on, this was so much fun to do, Lucy was adamant the sunglasses had to be on there so I squeezed them in with the pool picture.

Next I decided to decorate the bits that would hold her name, These are actually letters from a banner I made for Lucy a few years ago, The banner has been lying in the garage for about 2 years and Lucy happened across it last week, we decided to use the letters again. You will notice later that the butterfly does not make the final banner as it just did not work. (You can see the little butterfly in this mini HERE)

Next I got some seam binding and put the whole thing through the sewing machine, this took about 2 minutes and was super easy to do, this is a great way to hold them together.

Finished banner up in Lucy's little study, She is going to love this when she sees it complete and I just love how it turned out.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

You are ....

Just thought I would come and share the layouts I made for NSD a couple weeks back, I did great for the first couple of days but missed a lot of challenges as my college course started that same week.

Here is the first layout I completed for a challenge from Citrus Twist Kits. I loved the inspiration piece we got for this one, isn't it so pretty.

I am loving all the gold out just now so I added lots of pops of gold into my layout, with some pops of pink. I am also so pleased to finally use that quote, I used the rest of the sheet when I was making Lucy's banner as she loved it so kept this part to use at a later date, finally it is on a layout :)

Actually I need to show you these pictures, I am in LOVE with the Citrus Twist kits this month, i mean LOVE. Just check out all the pink and gold in them, so so so pretty. I got my email saying they were on there way, I hope it doesn't take too long to arrive, I am dying to play with it. 

See what I mean? STUNNING!!!
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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Love this

This was a layout I did a few weeks back for a colour combo, I love this picture of Lucy and I with our twinner sandals.

Not sure about you guys but I have had an amazing Mothers Day today, It started with Lucy bringing me in a cake and a card, and followed by a lazy morning. Then she asked to take me for lunch and we had a great time, she sat the whole time gibbering on about one of her fave shows called Jessie, she LOVES this show so so much. Yes we may all know the theme tune by heart ha ha.

How cute is this girl, I discovered once we were eating that this little bag was full of scrappy stuff haha

Everyone needs to carry washi tape right :)

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

A Freckled Fawn Tutorial :)

This is a tutorial I did for Freckled Fawn but thought I would share it here in case you missed it :)

I have a lot of these cute little milk bottles in my house, I used to use them as scrappy storage for veneers, flair etc but as I now have cute little bowls these are no longer needed. Now Lucy loves to use these for drinks when she has friends round and they are so super easy to decorate to make them look cute.

First just grab some supplies, doilies, washi tape, flair badges and some glitter tape and get playing.

Just half your doilies and stick them on to the bottle using some washi tape then just stick on a flair badge to make it cute :) other things you could use would be veneers, punched out butterflies and things like that. To finish it off I always use glitter tape and make a cute little banner for the straw.

I hope you go grab out your little bottles or even some jars and pretty them up.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lucy at 7 - Happy little moments

I do not know about you, but I am a class hoarder, I sign up for classes all the time, then about 90% of the time I do not take part. The good thing though is with them all they can be done at your own pace, so if I am busy the month of the class I can always go back and do it at a later date. This week with all the talk about Maggie Holmes new Mini book album class, it really got me inspired to go back and complete the More Happy Little Moments class I signed up for months ago.

HERE is the new class I have signed up for and I can not wait to get started with it. I also managed to get the kit she used to complete it so I am very happy about that. I plan to turn it into an album of our trip to the states.

(Seriously I have a HUGE scrappy crush on Maggie, her style is AMAZING)

Anyway I have worked hard this week and completed my album and I have to say I love how it turned out, every single page just makes me happy.

To start with I grabbed a book that came with the kit and I decided to go ahead and paint it gold, well that did not work out I mean I did 3 coats but it looked YUCK!!! SO I ran out and bought paint spray along with an old book and did it that way, what a difference using the spray paint, I now want to spray my entire house gold :)

I have to say I am so happy that I did the cover before starting on the inside as I would have ended up hating my album if that painted mess happened after all the hard work I put in.  I chose not to embellish the front though so I was not holding all the bits every time I touched the album.

Here is my cover and I am happy with how it turned out.

 Can I add how much I just LOVE the look of it finished, all of those pretty layers.

For my theme I decided to go with Lucy at 7 and documented all the things she loves at this age. Dancing, friends etc and luckily I had a fair few pictures to choose from. As the inside cover I chose her latest school picture, the reason for this was this page had an ugly picture on it and this picture was the perfect size to hide it.

Next page is really the only one I used like Maggie's I used a few punches like she did and went from there.

For the rest of the album I just played with all the beautiful bits in the kit we got, I also included my April Freckled Fawn kit along with some of my stash on my desk such as wood veneer, flair etc. I still have a ton left of the kit and I will mix that in with future projects. 

Here are a couple of things I learned doing this class.
1. I love the end result of this book, love that it is made from an old book.
2. I do not like the look of mines with the bare book pages, I ended up painting or misting each page.
3. It took a LOT of work.
4. Always do the cover first ,at least the painting in case it does not work out.
5. Do not sew over a paper clip, it will break your needle and hit you on the face LOL
6. While I love the end result I may not make this type of mini again. Pin It Now!