Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Silly Smiles - with Beth

Hello again!

I'm glad you've popped back in. You get to see another layout from me.

This time I can't say I didn't use a technique. I did. I used some gesso to give my layout something interesting to look at. And so then of course I covered most of it up! Yep, that's a little bit poking out under the second pink scallop. And needless to say, I was too impatient to wait for it to dry and I stuck my paper right over it when it was still tacky. Who says I don't do technical stuff?!

So here it is:


This time I went equidistant just from the top and bottom. I can't remember the last time I did a layout and it wasn't symmetrical at some point!

Materials List:

Thanks so much for looking at my layouts this month! :)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

At the zoo - with Beth

Ok, I must say that I am super excited to be writing my first blog post as a design team member for D-lish Scraps! It's a store that I have long admired and I love all the little bits and pieces in the store. I'd like to say I have a favourite product, but I can't. They're all awesome.

One thing you'll find with my scrapping is that it is not very technique driven. In fact I'm too consumed with the design of a layout, that I often forget to do simple things like mist the background! For me, it's all about the symmetry and the design. I find that I enjoy the process of creating a layout the most, which is why it can take me hours to complete just one simple page.

Here's my first layout I created:


My process is simple. I choose my base piece of patterned paper and the side I want my photo on. Then I add pieces of paper until I am satisfied with the overall placement of the patterned paper.
 
I also do little tricks to save paper. For example, the green piece of Dear Lizzy paper is one of my favourites, so instead of cutting a large rectangle, I just cut two small strips and poke them out the top and the bottom to give it the effect that it is a large piece of paper.
 
Then I glue it together, measure it so it is in the middle, stick it down and then I start building the embellishments. This time I added the washi tape, you'll notice that it is in the middle of the top and bottom edges. I also drew a border around my base cardstock to finish it off.
 
Materials list:
 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Almost 7 months old .. with Alz


Hi! It’s Alz again with a layout created just for D-lish Scraps with loads of yummy D-lish Scraps embellishments.

almost 7 months old
published in Scrapbook Creations Issue 104

Everything except the patterned paper, mixed media 'stuff', vintage lace trim I scored in a swap and a chipboard number, is from D-lish Scraps. As suggested in my last post, I had put together a few of my own ‘Just Add Paper’ kits recently and again I cannot stress how easy it is to scrap (and shop!) this way.


I had a play with the Embossed Stickers (Borders & Brackets) on this layout and was surprised to find that despite their ‘plastic-like’ surface, they took the Tim Holtz Distress Inks I used very well. I can’t wait to play with the Embossed Stickers with other inks and sprays. I’ll keep you posted.

I also wanted to add an extra, smaller photo in a pocket but only had the Small Kraft Bags, which were too small. Not a problem! I used two and by cutting a tiny slice from the inside of each bag was able to then join them together with Washi Tape and add them to the layout and no-one would be any the wiser. With hindsight, I could have just used the one, sliced open, bag as the way my layout came together, you can only see half my finished bag anyways. Oh well.

Although a ‘hair accessory finding’ I love the Bobby Pins for attaching embellishments to and then sliding them onto a part of my layout. On this particular page I attached a White Gardenia to an Antique Bronze Bobby Pin and then slid that onto my photo. Personally, I think it’s the attention to these sorts of small details that can really make your layout stand out.

Oh and if you like to work with flowers, and don’t have any of the Forget Me Nots, then buy some. Now! LOL! They are the perfect size and shaped flowers for adding to a cluster without it being overloaded and for popping in here and there. Seriously you will love these gorgeous, little treasures!

Finally, if you don’t have a Motex labeller (or an older Dymo model) then you really, really need to get one, if only to use the Motex Clear Label refills. Seriously. I love that on this soft, shabby layout of our friends’ little girl that my journaling is legible in the background but does not detract from the photos.

That’s it from me today. I hope I’ve inspired you with some of my tips and techniques and that you get over to the shop (HERE) and pick up some of the products I’ve showcased. Even if only a Motex labeller and the Forget Me Not flowers!! Oh and some Bobby Pins. And some Gardenias. And, and, and ..

Alz   :)

products used

Monday, October 28, 2013

This is the life .. with Alz


Hi! This is Alison (or Alz as my scrappy friends call me) here with my first DT blog post. I am really excited to be on the D-lish Scraps Design Team and look forward to ‘chatting’ with you and sharing my scrapping over the next six months. Thanks a million for this wonderful opportunity Amanda!

I created this layout with last month’s Just Add Paper kit. Whatever your style of scrapping (mine is mostly mixed media these days) these kits are fantastic value and fabulous to use. I barely put a dent in the kit when making this layout and I love how everything co-ordinates so beautifully.

This is the life

The only products I used on this layout other than the kit were what I needed for my mixed media background, free paper from a Scrapbooking Memories magazine, alpha stickers and a handmade arrow. I even used the packaging the kit came in .. the white  cardstock to create my tag, and the doily and green cardstock used for packing the twine and chevron ribbon. The green cardstock was a little too dark so I spritzed it with some white linen Dylusions and punched out a butterfly and circles for my tag. One other product I used which didn’t come in the kit, but which I bought from D-lish Scraps is Memory Maze chipboard clouds which I used as a template to cut my clouds out of the free SBM paper.


I cannot recommend these kits and, more particularly products, enough. Why not have a browse through the shop with some photos in mind and put together some 'Just Add Paper' kits of your own. It sure simplifies, and speeds up(!), your scrapping process!

Looking forward to chatting with you again .. Alz  :)

products used

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Inspiration from Karyn Part 2!

Hello again D-lish Scraps lovelies!! DT member Karyn here sharing a card and a SMASH* page I've made using some gorgeous D-lish goodies.

"Sweet Birthday Wishes"


 D-lish Scraps products used:



SMASH*


D-lish Scraps products used:



Happy Crafting, hugs xx

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Another Share with Sophie

Hi again! I'm back and sharing with you a couple of pages in my Snap Album. This is perfect for all you Project Lifers who would love some ideas on how to use your D-lish Scraps products on your work.
I haven't gotten in to Project Life but have LOVED creating this album about my last days of school (yes, it has been a year and it's still not complete, haha).


Here I have created an embellishment pocket. Adding tiny alphas from Freckled Fawn (they come with the frames), a couple of resins, plus some sequins and glitter before stitching it closed!


I thought these puffy stickers were perfect to add into the pockets! They aren't bulky but still add dimension to your design! There are heaps of cool designs too.



As you can see I love these rainbow tickets, especially in this styled album! They are so easy to arrange on your cards or photos and look great layered with paper strips and washi tape.



Here I have used a chevron bag to hold my invite for our Graduation Dinner!

D-lish Scraps Products I've used:

Thanks for stopping by again! I hope you like what I created and it inspires you with your Project Life!
I look forward to sharing some more of my work with you next month!
Happy scrapping (and shopping)!
Sophie xx



Thursday, October 24, 2013

Design Team Share with Sophie

Hi everyone! I am so excited for my first share here at D-lish! I hope I can inspire you over the next six months to create with some of the amazing product available at the store.

Today I am only showing you one layout which I created exclusively for you.

I chose to document a recent trip to Melbourne where I saw Legally Blonde. 
The chevron paper bag was perfect for this type of layout! I was able to add extra photos and some journaling without cluttering my page (and leaving more room for some gorgeous D-lish products!) As you can see I have folded the bag over to matte my photo!


The size of these journaling spots are perfect- not to big, not to small- and they can easily be tucked behind papers or other embellishments.

  
I am also in love with these tickets! They look great layered and added to an embellishment cluster.


These tiny wooden alphas come with the wood veneer frame and I thought it would be fun to scatter them on my layout!


I used papers and stickers from Maggie Holmes to complement my D-lish products.
As you can see I've managed to scatter a few embellishments over my layout!
D-lish Scrap products I've used:

I hope you liked my layout today! I will be back tomorrow with some more inspiration! 
Thanks for stopping by.
Sophie xx

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

2nd Design team share with Kaitlynne

Well hello there.
 
 
Kaitlynne here again today to share some SMASH pages using some gorgeous D-Lish goodies. I started my daughters SMASH book late last year and have been hooked ever since...if you have not heard about SMASH books you can see what all the hype is about HERE.
 
I have 2 double spreads to share today, here is the first :
 

 
SMASH pages are so easy to whip up especially when you have great little embellies at the ready!
 
I have used the following D-Lish goodies:
The rest of this spread was made with Elle's Studio.
 

    
The chevron bags look great and hold lots of photos.
 

 
The motex strip not only worked as a tittle/journalling it helped hold the bunting on too!
 
 
I have a few teeny photo's tucked into the small kraft bag. With a little washi on a papr clip they pull right out easily.
 
Next is a SMASH page I created for the Life in Details Challenge Blog. D-Lish goodies were perfect embellishments for the colours in this SMASH page. 
 
 
There are no patterned papers in sight for this page, Washi tape and a few pretties and it was done!
Here are the D-Lish goodies I have used:
 
 
Sometimes I find that journalling and tittles don't need too much embellishments if they are the focus of the page.
 

I used a small glue dot to attatch the flower and craft glue for the button.
 
 
For the background I stamped some of the hearts in paint and the other half in ink to make them stand out.



The motex tape is simply stuck down on the chipboard shape.

 
 
 For the bobby pin, I cut the center of the crochet flower off with very small pointy scissors and carfully threaded the bobby pin through one of the holes and finished it off with a Dew Drop.

I hope you have enjoyed my D-Lish shares today and remember SMASH books are just the same as any paper crafting you do so these tips are universal.
I look forward to sharing with you again next month!
Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping in!
Kait x 
 
 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Design Team share with Kaitlynne Roil.

Hi there Everyone!
 
 
Kaitlynne here with my first share as a D-Lish Designer. I hope I can inspire you with my monthly share of layouts and projects using gorgeous D-lish goodies!
 
First up I have an 8.5x11 layout tittled :
Forever be my girl.
 
 
This layout was created for the October challenge at White with 1 if you're interested in playing along.
 
Here is a list of the D-Lish goodies I have used:
 
 
For quick easy embellishing this flair looked great on a die cut butterfly.
 
 
To make the white Cabochon stand out I dabbed some Liquid Pearls on it just with my finger tip. 
 
 
Sometimes I like to whip up pages to document the memory but not have a lot of time. With a few gorgeous little embellies this one was done in a snap!
 
For something a little more detailed I have another layout to share. 
A 12x12 layout tittled : Awesome! Mother's Day.
 
 
Gosh I had fun creating this layout wih those gorgeous Apricot, Gold and Green tones.
The D-Lish goodies I used are:
 
 
The gold canvas tape made a great embellie just on its own cut into triangles.
 

The rose stems look great curled tightly like a vine. To get this effect I wrapped the vine tightly around a paper poker and then slid it off.
 
 
These chevron bags are great for holding extra photos, journalling or even memorabilia.
 
 
Those rhinestones are just devine, I love me some bling!!
I also love the Apricot old fashioned rose...so much so I used it along with a few of the other D-Lish goodies still on my desk to whip up this quick card.
 
 
The only extra goodie I used was this Green chevron washi. 
 
 
Quick and easy! I hope you have enjoyed my share today using all these fab goodies.
I shall be back tomorrow to share how I use D-Lish goodies in my SMASH books, so stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by to have a look!
Kaitlynne xx