Monday, 1 September 2014

Project Life | Week 31...

Hello Sassy Friends! It's Leanne here today with another instalment of Project Life, Week 31 | July 28 - August 3.
This week I am playing with the 4"x4" Teresa Collins PL cards in the August Project Life kit.  I have cut, trimmed and layered them to suit my needs and the pocket page design I use on a regular basis (Becky Higgins Design A).

I quite like to 'mix it up' with different shapes as my layers.  As long as my pockets don't become too bulky, I am more than happy to experiment.  This week for my title pocket, I've used the 4"x4" frame to highlight my black alphas on a black and white background.  The frame draws attention to the pocket without it being out of place with the rest of the spread.  To prevent the alphas from completely disappearing against the backdrop, I've outlined them with a white gel pen.

The 'loved this' filler card was originally sized at 4"x4". I've simply trimmed it along the vertical sides until it measured 4"x3".  The content of the sentiment still remains and the handwritten font leads the eye off the card and beyond.
As I was going through the kit, I found that some of these cards are too gorgeous to sacrifice even the smallest amount of, at the hands of a sharp blade.  My excuse?  I have a soft spot for gold glitter and ampersands!! LOL! I used this card as an easy sample to include some hidden journaling.  Especially since I was lacking the extra space I needed for everything I wanted to say.

I trimmed a 4"x6" Captured Moments PL card, just above the 'because' text.  I placed it directly into my typewriter and added my journaling before adhering it to the background patterned paper.  The 'ampersand' PL card simply slips over the top, revealing the edge of the other PL card beneath.

The rest of the pockets on page one still have layers but instead of the PL cards, I've played with the stickers found in the kit.  I particularly like the camera images linked with a photograph of a photograph! *grin*

Page two has also been generously added to with the 4"x4" PL cards, altered to suit my style.  Layers of stickers and strips of patterned paper add interest without overwhelming the already textured cards.
And where I was brave enough, I managed to trim another of the glitter filler cards to fit the 3"x4" pocket, even though the star doesn't completely fit the space.
The 'horseshoe' PL card has been adhered to a 4"x6" piece of patterned paper and has a 3"x4" photo layered over the remaining edge.  The layers of stickers, wood veneer and enamel dots/shapes complete the pocket, giving the illusion that the card is bigger than it actually is.
To balance the remainder of the spread, I have used the mini alphas to create subtitles in a vertical formation on two cluster photos.  The pop of teal on a white background keeps the spread cohesive and subtly ties in other elements from the first page.

Use your creativity to make a square peg fit into a round hole.  I other words... Don't let a pocket size restriction reduce the type or style of Project Life cards that are available to you.
Thanks for visiting and don't forget to check out the shop for the remaining August Project Life kit..x
Project Life - August Kit
Captured Moments 12x12 Multi Pocket Pages 2

Friday, 29 August 2014

Summer Snapshot - Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine

TGIF Sassy friends!

Some of you might recognise this title cut from a layout I did earlier in the month... I sneakily positioned it so I could use the gorgeous woodgrain print for my Shades of Summer layout plus use the reserved piece for another project!
 The original lined print has been removed and replaced with a misty creation! 
I really enjoyed using the chipboard sticker negative as a stencil, so I have 
repeated the shapes twice onto a sheet of white 12x12 cardstock.
I've used Color Shine in Mustard as well as a touch of Citron.
 Lots of layering with some fun ephemera and slide frames
This gorgeous collection is available in the store now.

If you are looking for a challenge this weekend, why don't you give 
our August Moodboard a go! You could win a store voucher - and with lots of gorgeous new arrivals in stock now (like Crate's new Notes & Things) 
it's the perfect way to treat yourself!

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Pink Paislee - Solstice collection

Hello Sassy Scrappers, Leonie here today with a page using the lovely Solstice collection 
from Pink Paislee.
All available HERE in the Sassy Scrapper Store.

I have made use of the many nautical elements in this range and scrapped a 
picture of my niece and I the
day she entered the Australian Navy Recruit School.  

The anchors in the gold foil foam sticker pack were perfect for the theme I was after.
Great for boy or beach pages too.

Below are the glitter alphas in the Solstice collection and some teeny very
cute printed labels that come in the puffy sticker pack.

 I hope you've enjoyed your stop by the Sassy Scrapper blog, 
below are links to the products used on my page. 
Happy scrapping!
Leonie Neal-Dawson.
Solstice Trunk Bay Paper 12x12 Solstice Barbados Paper 12x12Solstice Delray Paper 12x12 Solstice Venice Paper 12x12Solstice Panama City Paper 12x12
Solstice Foam Stickers Gold ShapesSolstice Ephemera PiecesSolstice Puffy StickersSolstice Alphabet Glitter lettersPhotobucket