Thursday, 22 June 2017

Pocket Letter with Lisa

Hi there
Lisa here today to share a project using the "Belle" kits.
This week I decided on something a little different - a Pocket Letter.

This is a fun way to work with a collection & it really showcases all the goodies.
I used a coin collector pocket - as I love the size of the squares, they are supercute!

So I just cut lots of squares of patterned paper, put them in each square - ensuring I was mixing up the bolder & softer patterns.


Here are some close ups...
As you can see I decorated each of the squares with different embellishments.
Some of the chunky items like flowers, flair, frames & some die cuts - I stuck to the outside of the pocket.




I love shaker pockets & what could be cuter than a mini one using the gorgeous sequin mix we get in the kits!
I used some co-ordinating washi from my stash to finish it off.


I hope you have enjoyed my share today - I plan to add a letter & send this pocket letter as some happy mail to a friend.
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Lisa XO


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Traveler's Notebook Spread "Sweet" with Cathi and the Belle Kits


The Belle kits just keep on going!! I have a traveler's notebook layout this week to share featuring my usual suspect, my selfie loving older daughter!


I started with some scraps of papers from the main Scrapbooking Kit (TSK).  You can see where I have added an ephemera piece onto the photo. The ephemera are found in the Bits and Pieces Kit (BPK).  I used the date stamp we got in the Pretty Little Kit (PLK) to add some repeated stamping detail on the left page layout.


In this close up you can see more paper scraps layered under my photo, the gorgeous wooden veneer and Wild at Heart chipboard sticker from the TSK. The rubber charm, so very beautiful, can be found in the BPK. I added some Kaisermist in pink from a past Colour Kit (TCK). I added in some journaling.



Finally, the last details for the TN layout, I am using a cut apart graphic from the Fussy Cut paper in the PLK as well as cardstock phrase sticker from the same kit. The layers of scrapbook paper come from the TSK as well as the chipboard butterfly!

I hope you like the layout I have made for this week! These kits are so full of goodness and can work with so many different types of projects! I hope that you will come and have a look at the kits and consider subscribing!!  You can find the subscriptions HERE.







Saturday, 10 June 2017

More Cards with my Belle kit!


Hello! Cathi back again with some more cards from the beautiful Belle kits!!  Our kits come so full of papers and embellishments, I couldn't stop myself from making three more cards!!


My first card uses the beautiful Grow Wild paper from the collection for its base. The heart inside the polaroid frame is from the Fussy Cuts sheet. These Grow Wild paper is in the main Scrapbooking Kit (TSK) and the Fussy Cuts paper is in the Project Life themed Pretty Little Kit (PLK).  I have added the wooden veneer "'love", the chipboard sticker which says "all" and the polaroid chipboard frame also from the TSK.  The cardstock word stickers "love you to bits" and "my" and the butterfly flair are from the PLK and the gorgeous blooms and ephemera heart are from the Bits and Pieces Kit (BPK).


My second card also features the beautiful Grow Wild paper from the TSK. I thought it worked perfectly with the "love" stickers making them really stand out. These Love stickers are from the chipboard stickers in the TSK.   I have cut up a chipboard frame also found in the TSK and added it around the edges of the card for a fun graphic element. The wood veneer "you" is also in the main kit. The blooms can be found in the BPK and the fussy cut butterfly and the phrase sticker can both be found in the PLK.


For my final card I went with the bright tribal looking chevron paper, Bohemian, from the TSK.  I have also added a wooden heart and cut up a chipboard frame from the TSK. The Hello Gorgeous is from the Fussy Cut sheet in the PLK as well flair and phrase stickers.  I finished off the card with the leaf and photo corner ephemera and gorgeous little blooms from the BPK.

I hope you like the cards I have made for this week! These kits are so full of goodness and can work with so many different types of projects! I hope that you will come and have a look at the kits and consider subscribing!!  You can find the subscriptions HERE.


Thursday, 8 June 2017

"Beautiful You" Layout

Hi There
Lisa here today sharing a layout using the gorgeous "Belle" kits.
This time I got a little bit messy - with a mixed media background for my layout.


Here is the finished layout.
As you can see I used a cut file on my background, it was a freebie I got from Paper Issues.


Here are some close ups...


Here you can see the detail & embellishment cluster...



I thought I'd show you some close up of the background as well. I did prepare my cardstock with clear gesso & dried that off first. 
I did the packaging technique for the Kaisermist, I just get smooshing it until I was happy. 
I did the same with the gold paint, liquefying it a bit by spraying water on to the pain blob on  the cellophane packaging. I also added some teal/mint spray from my stash  & just randomly flicked it around for some contrast.


These 2 mixed media products were included in the MM kit! Along with a stencils set.


I went quiet crazy (for me - lol) on the Mixed Media background, knowing that I would be covering it partially with cut file & the photo etc

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed my share.
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Thursday, 1 June 2017

"Hello Gorgeous" TN spread with Lisa

Hi there
Lisa here today sharing a Traveller's Notebook spread I have done using the "Belle" kits.


I have scrapped a 3x4 photo of our gorgeous Spoodle "Pepper" we love her to pieces.
I have kept the layout quite simple once again using some gorgeous goodies from Cocoa Vanilla Studios "Wild at Heart" collection from the kits.


I made a crepe paper rosette as a feature on the left side. I just added double sided tape to a 1inch punched circle of paper then roughly folded the crepe paper in a concertina fold & adhered it to the circle. I stapled the centre for extra strength then decorated the centre with some ephemera.


Some more close ups. 
I like to have lots of 3D, layered items in my spreads. Yes, it can make the TN quite chunky 
when its full - but I am okay with that.
(Reminds self there are no rules!)



I love the little squiggle stamp that is one the roller stamp that came in the PL kit! Too cute & adds that last little something.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed my share.
Make sure you check out our kits in the shop!
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Lisa XO





Saturday, 27 May 2017

Dream Big Layout with the Belle Kits


Hello scrappy friends! Cathi back again with another layout with a ballet theme of my daughter and er two friends while they were up in the big city in Dublin (Ireland) preparing for their vocational ballet exam! It is a mirror selfie, but such fun I had to scrapbook the day!  This layout is using the gorgeous Belle Kits. featuring the Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart collection. This base paper is a gorgeous watercolour in the collection called Mariposa.


Here you can see lots of different goodies from the kits!  The date stamp, button flair, cardstock "memories" sticker, flower, film strip and doily epherma are all from the Pretty Little Kit (PLK). The flowers are from the Bits and Pieces Kit (BPK) and the chipboard butterfly is from the main Scrapbooking Kit (TSK).



Here you can see several papers from the TSK layered under the photo, along with a sparkly enamel dot from the BPK.


Here you can see the gorgeous big rubber tag charm from the BPK as well as the cardstock word stickers from the PLK. I added in a bit of my own journaling about the day.

I really love how this layout turned out, a beautiful photo and beautiful papers and embellishments to compliment it. These kits are so full of goodness and can work with so many different types of projects! I hope that you will come and have a look at the kits and consider subscribing!!  You can find the subscriptions HERE.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

"US" layout - with Lisa

Hi there, Lisa here today - sharing a layout.

I have scrapped a very rare photo of my husband & I, neither of us like to be in front of the camera. This photo was taken in Kiama N.S.W. - one of our most favourite places.
As I was typing this blog post I realised that this post goes up on our 21st Wedding Anniversary! I can't believe its been that long - where have all the years gone?


I used all the gorgeous "Cocoa Vanilla Studio" - "Wild at Heart" collection that is in the "Belle" kits.


Here is a close up angled shot so you can see some of the layering.
I used the gorgeous vellum as a base on the white card stock & used some of the cut a parts to create a feature in the design.



Some more close ups...I used lots of the goodies from the kit, chipboard stickers, doily, flair, ephemera & rubber pieces.



I hope you have enjoyed my share today, thanks for stopping by.
Make sure you check out our great kits & other items in the shop.

Lisa XO