Sunday, 4 December 2016

Agnus | Project Life - Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi again :) I am going through my project life album and filling in some of the gaps where inserts were needed and have started with some of our holiday memories using Cocoa Vanilla Studio's 'Endless Summer' collection.

I love the way the soft colours from this collection work with our vibrant summer photos and wanted to emphasise this contrast by using some of the die-cut directly over one of our beach pics. 

When working backwards in my albums, I always looks for ways to speed up the process and often use a few sure proof techniques that will help to make the pockets look interesting and flow nicely without being over complicated. 

Simple paper layers and a little bit of hand stitching helps to give pockets a sense of depth, and a few clustered embellishments add an extra pop of colour. This collection has a great range of ephemera pieces and fun enamel and wooden accents that makes putting a page together a breeze. 

Printing all of the photos with a white border helps to create a unified look to the page, and a little bit of gold foiled vellum adds more interest. 

I mirrored the photo placement in the large pockets on the reverse side of the page and often do this to make my pages feel balanced. 

Varying the textures of the embellishments used in my clusters also helps to give each pocket more interest and the puffy stickers worked well with both the cards and photos.

Using a bit of dimensional tape helps to define the paper layers and allows accent pieces to be tucked between them.

Products from the Sassy store...
Endless Summer This & That Paper
Endless Summer Enamel Dots
Endless Summer Ephemera Pack
Endless Summer Woodies
Endless Summer Sweet Treats Paper
Endless Summer Puffy Stickers
Endless Summer Coastal Chill Paper
Endless Summer Sun Bleached Paper
Crate Paper Heart Day Specialty Vellum 

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Pinkfresh Studios | Indigo Hills | Nae Bowell

Hey Lovelies, Nae here today and I am sharing with you a beautifully girly layout using an adorable The Cut Shoppe cut file and the beautiful bright blue papers of the Pink Fresh Studio, Indigo Hills collection. 
I absolutely love creating detail and interest without over complicating a design with too many layers. Using white as my main embellishment colour, it allows those embellishments I do choose to have colour (like the pink and the bright blue Indigo Hills stickers) to really shine and be the focus of the design. 

Using a circular design like the cut file from The Cut Shoppe really allows you to draw all of the focus into your photo.. Placing your photo right in the middle of the circular design is a great way of doing this. Graduating your colours, white, blue and then into a light pink, also helps to create that real circular feel to the layout. I just love how bright those blue papers are from Indigo Hills. So pretty!!

Ok girlies, that is it from me for now. I would love it if you would check out my process video. It goes through the entire process of how I created this layout. Jump over to the Sassy Scrapper store to grab your wonderful Indigo Hill supplies. They are still available in the store and I really suggest getting this collection! It is so beautiful. 

Love you guys, 
Nae xoxo


Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Be Merry Be Bright | Mistletoe Kisses - Simple Stories | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you again today. Sadly this will be my last share with you as November and my guest designer position here at Sassy Scrappers has almost come to an end :(

I can however show you my newest layout that I created using the amazing Mistletoe Kisses collection from Simple Stories!! 
I started out with a plain white cardstock background and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a large Christmas Tree cut file available now in The Cut Shoppe
I then backed the white tree cut out with the pretty stripe patterned paper from the Mistletoe Kisses collection. I love how the colours look behind the cut file! 
I used all the different embellishments from the collection to embellish my layout including the ephemera pack, the decorative clips and the stickers too. The wood veneer pieces are from a different collection! I also used one of The Cut Shoppe's cut files for my title, cutting it out, adhering it and then machine stitching through it for a little bit of texture!  

Thank you so much for stopping by the Sassy blog and for looking at my projects this last month!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Products used and found in the Sassy Scrappers store:
 Cut Files I used and found in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store:

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Classic Christmas with Kylie

Hello Sassy Scrappers! Kylie with you all today with a fun snailmail project using the "Classic Christmas" collection by Simple Stories.This range is great if you like working with more 'traditional' themed Christmas goodies.Here is a little look at just some of the collection-

And of course you can go shopping or view all of it here.
I created a fun Snailmail folder with multiple pockets for sending lots of paper goodness in.Here is a little look at the finished result without anything in it as yet......

I like creating this style of folder as it is so quick yet looks big on detail once embellished. I am a self confessed 'busy' embellisher.I like to have every last little nook and corner filled so there is plenty for the eye to browse over and lots of interest. If you would like a quick tutorial on this style of folder, you can see it here.
Let's take a little close up look at some more photos-

Here's just a sample of some of the extra goodies I have put together for sending in the pockets to my penpal.

Of course I will also add a letter and a few other goodies for sending as well. I liked the overall completed look!

I hope you have enjoyed my project this week.
Until next time, keep creating,

Kylie. xoxo