Thursday, September 30, 2021

Life’s a Beach

 For those of us in the southern hemisphere the weather is finally warming up and beach days are back!

🌞 🐚 🐚 🐚 🌞

This is of course my favourite scrapbook page theme so I'm kicking the 21/22 summer season off with some  beachy layouts and a special card...

Stencils are the hero's of this first page ... 
I've inked Circles on the background of the sky, shells onto the sandy base of the page 
and of course some silhouette flying birds about like gulls.


I also ended up using some of these super cute beach chippies as embellishments on the page - coloured using Distress inks. And of course I have a scrap words title to top it all off.


Summer Holiday Layout

Sometimes you need to get more than just one photo on a page right?
Well holidays photos are a lot like that for my huge family and divided pages
are a great way to get this done.

Here I have separated my photos into the existing panels on the paper to help frame 
them nicely while still getting a decent number of the onto the page. 

I used my beachy chipboards to simply dress the page up after getting all my photos on there 


And as I often do - I tossed as many of these scrap words all over the page as I could. 
I'm not a HUGE fan of journaling - but I do enjoy setting the mood with these wonderful little word tiles.


And with my leftovers from the two pages above I was able to make this special Z-fold card.

This special one was for my Daughters 16th Birthday - she adores the beach also and 
you have to go the extra mile of the big birthdays right!? 😉

Scapmatts have this fabulous Z-Fold card template that makes these kinds of cards too easy.
All I needed was a sheet of A4 card stock, a scorer and a pencil and this was 
ready to decorate in 3 mins flat!

The chipboard 'Happy Birthday' title was coloured using distress inks - a light blue on 
the top of the letters and a darker one on the base. Over the top of these I added shine lines with
a medium while gel pen - for a nice glossy wet look. 

And yes - again with more scrap words ! lol
🤣 🤣 🤣



Well that's it from me this month my creative friends, 
but I promise to continue to bombard you with summer layouts well into the coming season. 

Many, many smiles 
from Kel 

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Love This Moment

Good morning This month I have started with Christmas and have done a layout using some vintage paper and book pages as the base to build from.
I have also added some of the Scrapmatts lace to the background for a softer feel to the base.
In amongst the fussy cut leaves on the bottom of the page i have added the Scrapmatts Twigs 02, which have just been very simply inked using a soft distress oxide ink.
The title CT058, was painted with red paint then glossy accents applied over the top once dry
Anyway, it was short and sweet this month, but hopefully I may have inspired you to think outside the norm when it comes to starting a scrapbook page. Thank you Heather

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Food layouts!

 Hi everyone, 

Lisette here with my layouts for September.

This months challenge at Just Add Flair, is food related. So many of our special occasions, and every day events are centred around a meal and the food.

Although the focus of my two layouts isn't the food itself, they are about events which revolved around food.

The first layout, which is my DT layout for Just Add Flair, is from Easter this year and the family sitting down for lunch.  I also did something different this time.  I have done two 12x6" pages.  They are quite simple and have no mixed media background!!

CB1068 Hearts 01

CB5189 Flourishes & Leaves

CB1236 Scrap Words 22

CB6105 Assorted Words 23

My hubby turned 60 in January. We had dinner with his family at home, and dessert and birthday cake was Vanilla Slice - his favourite!  And yes they are Bananas In Pyjamas candles - why not!

ST9079 Pattern Stencil

ST9050 Hearts Stencil

CB6105 Assorted Words 23

CB1236 Scrap Words 22

CB1159 Hearts 05

I hope you have found some inspiration from my layouts and how to use the fabulous Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils.

Until next time, 

Happy Scrapping

Lisette 😊

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Planner Essentials

 Hello & Welcome

Now that my kids are a young adults I don't really have the photos like I used to and scrapbooking a 12" page can be a real struggle.  Then thinking about my own photos, well they are just not as frequent....hmmm why one asks.  I suppose because we don't think about taking pictures as much off ourselves and what we do.    Well recently I come across Elizabeth Craft Designs and I love the concept of Planners, not in the traditional sense of a daily insert, but just the idea of shrinking everything down and documenting things that I did, something more for myself.  I have to say its a bit of a learning curve shrinking everything down and thankfully Scrapmatts have some perfect little chipboard pieces that work in beautifully.

These will be my first few pages, I want to document around Covid, as much as everyone is sick of hearing that word.  However this has been life changing for so many people in many ways and whilst we who have lived it might not forget future generations may or may not come to know it as we did.

I went with the Simple Stories Lemon Zest Collection, thought it was fitting.  We all know the old saying when life hands you lemons you make lemonade.  I feel like that is what so many of us have had to do to get through these times.

By clicking on the above link you will see the items I have used from these two Card Element packs.

I've only used the word Family from the above piece and of course the little snails 
was so cute I had to somehow make sure that little guy went on it, symbolysing how slow
 life had become in this pandemic. 

Well I hope you've enjoyed my share today, something different and I hope it gets you thinking that you also should maybe documenting more about yourself than other's all the time.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Smile layout by Kim


Hello all...Kim here to share a layout I have created using some of my favourite Scrapmatts products!!!

I have created this layout of my daughter, Samantha. 

This is one of my favourite photo's of Samantha, it was taken at her engagement photo shoot, by a very talented photographer here in the Central West of NSW

let me share my layout with you...


Scrapmatts Products used;

(Click on the images below to be taken to the Scrapmatts Store!!!)

I do hope you have enjoyed looking at my project for September and I hope wherever you are that you are going okay?

We are not living in the easiest of times and a little bit of craft is a great way to take our minds off things.

Hope you find some time to create and escape!

Until Next Time

Happy Crafting