Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas Layouts

Hi everyone

Just popping in to share my layouts for December for All About Scrapbooks. This month I created a variety of Christmas layouts using some of the new release Christmas ranges.

Using Teresa Collins Tinsel & Company:

Christmas Day

Fancy Pants Oh Deer Collection:


And my favourite,  Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht from which I created 3 layouts:

Trimming the Tree


Peter Elf


& I not Zane, I Elf


And my final Christmas Share for the month is Santa's Helpers, this is the class layout I taught this month at All About Scrapbooks final crop day for the year. This layout uses Echo Parks Home for the Holidays Christmas collection:



And I included some instructions for some quick and easy Christmas Cards with the leftover papers:


And that's the end of my Christmas layout extravaganza for December!! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and all the best for a fabulous New Year. I will try and pop in with my faves from 2014 soon - haven't even looked at them yet!

Fiona
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Catch up Post!

Hi Everyone

November & December have been super busy and I am way behind on my blog posts. So today I am sharing the last few layouts for All About Scrapbooks for November. 

These layouts have been created with Kaisercrafts November releases - Close-Up and Off the Wall and all are using instagrammed photos. 

First up: Life is like Photography, Always look on the Bright Side of Things. 
Lily took this photo of me, I think she did a pretty good job. 


My second page - Love my Canon, created for how perfect this paper range was for photography inspired pages.


And my final page, No Photos Please. I had planned a nice shot of Zane using this graffiti covered brickwall in a laneway near our house. But it was clearly not the day for co-operating!!


Thanks for popping in, will be back with my December layouts for Scrap the Girls and All About Scrapbooks soon!

Fiona
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Teresa Collins Nine & Co for All About Scrapbooks

Hello everyone

Very excited to have gotten this gorgeous range - Teresa Collins Nine & Co, to play with this month for All About Scrapbooks. Love it!! Gorgeous colour combo with the Orange, Mint and White as well as some trendy gold!

I created two layouts for my post last week, firstly:
Smile, You are Loved


 
 


And my second layout,  Crazy Fun, using a cute photo of Miss Lily pretending to be me, wearing my glasses. 




Head over to my All About Scrapbooks post here to see some close-ups and my product list!

Thanks for visiting
Fiona
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

You & Me

Hi Everyone

Can you believe it is November already? Even my kids think the year is flying by! The best thing about a new month though is new products to design with and this week for All About Scrapbooks I am creating with the very funky Off the Wall range. 

Just the one layout this week, of me and my boy Zane, after his first communion. Love this photo of us.


I created this background using gelatos, a technique I will be teaching this weekend at All About Scrapbooks crop day.  It's easy effective!

Love these cool stars from the die-cut, they really pop against the blues. 

If you would like to see some close-ups and find out what products I've used (and where to buy them) head over to the All About Scrapbooks blog.

Thanks for visiting
Fiona
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Scrap the Girls Sketch Challenge for November

Hi Everyone

We have a new challenge over at Scrap the Girls this month, it is a sketch challenge, with a fantastic sketch designed by Rikki! Love Rikki's sketches, they suit all styles of scrapping.




And here is my take on the sketch, Feeding the Roos:

I love the design of this sketch so have stuck closely to it. All that open space was perfect for a bit of misting and stamping over this lovely ombre paper from My Minds Eye. 


Lily was totally in love with all the animals at Symbio Wildlife Park and was over the moon to be able to feed the kangaroos. It was quite hard to get her to move to the next part of the park, and she didn't until all the animal food was gone. 

Pop on over to the Scrap the Girls blog and check out the rest of the creative teams gorgeous examples and I hope you will play along this month!

Fiona
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Feeling Tropical


Hello everyone

Another gorgeous range I got to create with this month for All About Scrapbooks was Kaisercraft's Tropical Punch collection. I adore bright papers and I just love, love these bright tropical colours!!

 My first layout is Besties, of Lily and her Best friend Madi, they've been friends since Lily was born, two weeks after Madi :)
 
 

I took inspiration from Lily's hot pink cardigan when creating this page of these two besties have lots of fun together on a playdate. The gorgeous base paper is one of Kaisercrafts specialty papers and I love how it frames the layout. I have incorporated a mix of the floral papers and balanced it out with a plain colour before layering under and over with the fabulous collectibles. 
 
For my next layout, Happiness,  I have once again used a photo from tropical North Queensland! This layout is of my kids and their cousins (except the eldest who was in Sydney)  taken when we were walking along the strand in Townsville, at a lovely gazebo. 
 
 
Don't they all look sweet here? 


The green of the super cool pineapple print paper worked perfectly with the gazebo edges and all the bright colours mixed together is always great for photos of kids with their brightly coloured outfits - especially when everyone has a different colour on!
 
Pop on over to the All About Scrapbooks blog for more details, or head to the store to pick up this gorgeous range here.  

Thanks for visiting!
Fiona
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Notes & Things

Hello everyone
 
Just catching up on my last few posts for this month for All About Scrapbooks. I got to play with the gorgeous Crate Paper range - Notes & Things.
My first layout is "So Lovely", of Lily not long after her 3rd Birthday. That year she received several gorgeous dress-ups as presents and this one was one of my favourites, she looks so cute in it!! Lovely papers from Crate in this range, so easy to layer up with each other.
 
 
 

 My second layout for today is Hello London:

The lovely green paper I have used is what inspired me to create using this photo. I went with lots of layers, including fussy cut flowers & postcards from the paper and pretty  doilies. Once that was done, I decided the papers didn't stand out enough on the papers I had chosen, so went with a basic black cardstock, to which I have added some light stamping in white and splashes of gold to fit in with the gorgeous pops of gold in this range!




For close-ups and more details, head over to the All About Scrapbooks blog. You can also find this range in the All About Scrapbooks online store here

Thanks for visiting
Fiona
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Riverway

Hi everyone

Sharing my layout for All About Scrapbooks this week using Kaisercrafts new Tropical Punch Collection. Loving these bright, fun colours, perfect for photos I took on our very recent trip to Townsville, in the tropical north.




I have created the layout using the October 1st sketch over at Stuck?!Sketches. I have mirrored the sketch to create this page as it worked more favourably with my photo and embellishments. 



More close-ups and products used can be seen over at the All About Scrapbooks blog. 

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

October Scrap the Girls

Hello everyone

A new month means a new Scrap the Girls challenge and this month it is a fabulous mood board created by Rikki Graziani! 



I have taken inspiration from the colour combo of pink, orange and blue, as well as the sequins, flowers, paint splashes and pops of gold to create my layout. This photo is of my friend Naomi and I at the Sisters Chic Retreat we attended in August - first retreat in a very long time!!


Lots of great prizes up for grabs this month from Rainbow Splendour and Scrapmatts! Be sure to pop on over to the STG Blog, check out the moodboard and get inspired by the rest of the Creative Teams examples and get your entry in!

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Friday, October 3, 2014

AAS Catch Up Post

Hi Everyone

School holidays here and we had a lovely week away visiting my sister in Townsville. Catching up now on a few layouts from the last couple of weeks for All About Scrapbooks

The first one is the last of my shares with Kaisecrafts Teddy Bears Picnic range, created using an old Pixie Foto I had of Zane at about 6 months.

 

My second share for the last week of September is using Basic Grey highline, a photo of Lily and my youngest niece from when they last visited us in Sydney:


You can see close ups and more details over on the All About Scrapbooks blog

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Friday, September 19, 2014

MME Jubilee Tangerine for All About Scrapbooks

Hi everyone
 
I am back on the All About Scrapbooks blog this week, once again using the My Minds Eye Jubilee Tangerine range. I have two layouts to share:
 
First up, Travel Bug - I created this layout to tell the story about Zane's desire to travel. The places Zane wants to visit next are Egypt and the catacombs in Paris!!  He is pointing to Egypt in the photo. 

 



My second share for this week is Limited Edition - I've journaled around the top edge of this one a few words the best describe Zane.
 
 


Really love this paper range, especially the mix of bright colours! Pop on over to All About Scrapbooks for some close-ups and details of how I put these pages together.

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Guest DT for Charms Creations

Hello

This month all the STG team are Guest Designing over at Charms Creations. Charm is one of the CT girls and also donates her fabulous handmade embellishments as prizes!

This is the cool mixed set Charm sent me:


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And I created this page using them and also another Charms Creation piece, the runner.



This is a selfie Lily and I took the other day when she wasn't feeling 100%, and there was no rain for a change, so we were laying outside on the trampoline just enjoying the sun!

Make sure you pop on over to Charms Creations blog to see the rest of the CT girls featured, and also enter into this months Scrap the Girls challenge to win some of these fabulous embellishments for yourself!

Fiona
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Awesome

Hello everyone
This week for All About Scrapbooks, I am creating with one of the stunning new ranges from My Minds Eye - Jubilee Tangerine. It's a fabulous bright range with blues, oranges and yellows, as well as some fabulous woodgrain pattern.

My layout this week is titled Awesome:
 

To see how I created this page, head over to the All About Scrapbooks blog
Thanks for stopping by
Fiona

Friday, September 5, 2014

Teddy Bears Picnic

Hello everyone
 
This week I am sharing two layouts over at All About Scrapbooks using the new Kaisercraft release Teddy Bears Picnic. I have to admit I was a bit thrown by this range initally but then I had a little think about it and a look for some photos and realised I have quite a few that will suit this range. 
 
First up is a travel layout, but I have still used a bear! Here is Berlin Bear:

 
 
I've created my background using a Crafters Workshop mask and some texture paste mixed with paint, once dry I have stamped over the circles with a script stamp. 


My second share for this week, is Teddy Love


This cute background paper was perfect for my instagram photo I took earlier this year of my two with their very precious teddies. I have done some light stamping on the background using a script stamp and my favourite grid texture stamp, then I've added a few light flicks of Dylusions ink. The title Teddy Love is from the collectibles pack. 

I have close-ups and more details over at the All About Scrapbooks blog.

You can purchase this range in store here.

Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Scrap the Girls - September Challenge

Hello everyone

We've got a brand new challenge over at Scrap the Girls for the start of the month. This month it is a fabulous sketch designed by the lovely Rikki Graziani.




And here is my take on the sketch, BFF's, of Lily and her bestie Madi at Lilys birthday pamper party earlier this year.  





 I have stayed true to the sketch, I really loved the flourishes on the design, so wanted to use a large flourish on my page and I had the perfect 2Crafty one in my stash. I kept it white so it would feature without taking over from the photos. 

Pop on over to the Scrap the Girls page to enter into this great challenge, there are 3 fabulous prizes up for grabs!!

Fiona
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Everyday Circus for All About Scrapbooks

Hello everyone

My final share for All About Scrapbooks this month are two layouts using Fancy Pants Everyday Circus.


My first layout today is Inseparable. For this layout I wanted to have a lot of "white" space to show off the starburst pattern on the paper. I've used a small 4 x 4 photo and kept my paper layers close together and I've added some texture with my chipboard background.
 
 
 

 
My second layout for this week is Roll Up


We went to the circus in the last school holidays and the kids had a blast! I thought this range of papers was just perfect to document our visit!!
 
For this layout I focused on the colours of the Big Top and layered my papers into banners. I chose a plain black background to really make the colours POP!  
 
 


Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Kaisercraft Mix & Match for All About Scrapbooks

Hi everyone
  
I had a very scrappy weekend this weekend just gone, attending  the SisterChics scrapbook retreat from Friday night till Sunday, where All About Scrapbooks had their shop set up. It was the first retreat I've been on in years!!  I managed to scrap 10 layouts which was the target I set for myself - I am not a fast scrapper! I will be sharing most of those over the coming weeks. 
 
This week I have been creating with Kaisercrafts Mix and Match - this range is super popular and you can see why with this great colour combintation of red, black, white and kraft! 
 
My first share is  Love You.


 


And my second layout to share this week, XOXO is of me and my puppy Harry, isn't he cute?


 
 
 
If you pop on over to the All About Scrapbooks blog you can see some close-ups and what other products I have used that compliment this range. 
 
Thanks for stopping by
Fiona
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