Sunday, 1 May 2016

Agnus | Project Life

Hi again :) I'm back with another project life share using the gorgeous Simple Stories Heart collection along with some other goodies from the store.

If you read my previous post, you would know that I like to create custom cards for my pockets and have once again created a few of my own personalized cards this week. 

When preparing my pages I noticed that I didn't take many photos in February so I decided to combine two weeks onto this spread. Doing this meant that I wouldn't need my usual weekly title card but I couldn't resist using the gorgeous Crate Paper vellum to create a fun filler card to accompany the first photo. I layered a few stickers from the Heart collection pack, adding a wood veneer, hand stitching and a journal strip.

I love the subtle detail the cardstock tabs from Heidi Swapp's Memory Planner add to my photos, and dressed it up with more stickers from the Heart collection pack for a bit of extra colour. 

I hand stitched directly onto one of my photos, and used a Simple Stories photo overlay over the mint gold foiled cardstock from Echo Park as a base for my journal strips.   

I like that the stars from Heidi Swapp's clear stamps were a perfect match to the star stickers from the 'Heart' range and used a mix of both to create another filler card. The Simple Stories wood veneer come in a range of versatile shapes that can suit many themes and the Word Jumble stickers are another one of my go-to items when I want to add some extra detail. 

One of my favourite cards from these pages is the one I created to mark my beautiful niece's 16th birthday. The card was quick and easy to create - cutting down one of the 12x12" papers from the 'Heart' collection to size and using a photo overlay over both the photo and the paper, before attaching a few stickers from the 'Heart' range over the top. 

Moving onto the second page - I am a HUGE Prince fan and was fortunate to secure some tickets to one of his recent concerts and will definitely need to add an insert to document the event. 

I cut down one of the 4x4" cards to fit into the pocket to document how much my little guy is loving kindergarten and finished off the week with a reminder that Easter will be approaching soon. 
I utilized some of the alpha stickers from the 'Heart' collection and Heidi Swapp stamps to help me to record the details. 

Here's the links to all the products I have used... 




Friday, 22 April 2016

Leanne | Mother's Day Mini Books...

Hello Sassy Friends! Today I am sharing a collection of mini books that can easily be converted from a basic card. I am planning to use this collection of Pink Paislee | C'est La Vie paper crafted cards with my children, as Mother's Day gifts for their grandmothers. :)

Step 1. Create a simple card using layers of Pink Paislee C'est La Vie patterned papers. I've made a collection using cardstock sized at approximately 4.5" wide. This is a great opportunity to use up any left over paper scraps!

Step 2. Using plain printer paper, cut to size, slightly smaller in width and length to the card you will insert it into, and staple the sheets together.

Step 3. Apply adhesive to the back to the paper stack to keep it firmly in place once inside the card.

Step 4. Gift as is or (as I plan to do) hand over the mini note books to your children so they can add individual messages to someone special on Mother's Day.

Thanks for visiting ..x

Sassy Supplies:

C'est La Vie Glittered Cork Stickers Hearts C'est La Vie Word Jumble Stickers Word Jumble Black W/Gold Ces't La Vie 12x12 Paper #1 Ces't La Vie 12x12 Paper #10 Ces't La Vie 12x12 Paper #2 Ces't La Vie 12x12 Paper #3 Ces't La Vie 12x12 Paper #6 Ces't La Vie 12x12 Paper #7 Ces't La Vie 12x12 Paper #8 Cienna Mint Alphabet Stickers I AM Enamel Dots 60pk MME Market Street Ashbury Metallic Enamel Dots Fine & Dandy Dies 5/Pkg Bow/Prize Ribbon


Saturday, 16 April 2016

Agnus | Project Life with Simple Stories Heart

Hi again :) I'm back with another project life share based around the beautiful Simple Stories 'Heart' Collection. These 'Simple Sets' include cut apart sheets, patterned papers as well as a couple of sheets of stickers, and I wanted to share how I use ready made designs to create custom cards for my pages. 

Although this particular set is themed at preserving the memories of a lost loved one, I found that the elements were very versatile and could easily be used to document day to day life.  
Whether you document your album in a weekly or monthly format, the beginning of a new month often requires a title cards, and this is the perfect opportunity to add create a customised card. For this card I began by cutting off a portion of the diamond print card from the 'Simple Set' and combing it with some mint card stock from the Echo Park Gold Dot Collection. I like the way the patterns work together, and the gold foil detail helps to add extra interest. 

I grouped stickers from the 'Simple Set' along with a wood veneer piece from the Simple Stories 'Life in Color' pack and a stamp from Heidi Swapp's Memory Planner range to create the title. I then grouped a cluster of smaller stickers over a Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Tab  which I stitched to the top of the card.
When choosing which filler cards to use for the week, I often look for designs that can be enhanced with accents, and working with the printed design on one the cards I used my favourite Bohemian Typewriter font to add the date and another wood veneer piece to create a simple but cute personalised card.  

I like to use layers and a mix of textures to help add interest to my pockets, and began this card by cutting out a portion from one of the 12x12" papers from the pack to use as a background for my jounraling. I secured a Simple Stories 'I Am' Photo Overlay to the base then cut down another card from the set to print my journaling onto before mounting it to the center of the overlay. I added a few wood veneer pieces and sticker for extra depth. 
I loved the look of one of the patterned papers from the pack and decided to recreate the ombre  colour effect to use behind some gorgeous gold foiled vellum from Crate Paper's 'Hello Love' Collection
I used a wet brush to spread a light layer of water onto water colour paper then dipped the brush directly onto a mint Faber Castell Gelato from the Mix & Match Metallics pack and transferred the colour onto my card - applying more colour to the bottom of the card to create a similar graduated look.   

I used the other portion of the diamond print card from the first pocket to add interest to my printed journaling and really like the way it helps to tie both pages together. I framed the card with another one of the gold foiled photo overlays, adding one of the Memory Planner Word Jumble Stickers behind the wood veneer. The sticker pack include a sheet of clear, velum and black stickers with gold foiled phrases.   

Of course you cards can't have all the attention, and sometimes the photos need a bit of dressing up too!
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