February 11, 2017

Happy Mail with the Scrappery Nigella kits!


Cathi here back this week to share a lot of cards and tags with you! The Nigella kits goes on forever and I still have more left after four sets of projects!  I love to make cards so I have made a set of three here to share with you today.


This first card uses the gorgeous watercolor and script paper for a base again like last week's layout. I added a wonky sewn border, a doily from the main kit, some more fussy cut flowers from the gorgeous floral paper, a journaling card, fussy cut butterfly and some clear rhinestones.


My next two cards feature the gorgeous die cut paper from the TSK. I cut out this panel and added it to the gorgeous teal patterned paper base. I then added the Dream Big sentiment from a journaling card, the floral puffy stcker, a cork sticker and some teal rhinestones to finish it off.


My final card uses the soft pink patterned paper and a simple "Wander More" sentiment on a puffy sticker, a few butterfly cork stickers and some teal rhinestones.


Here is a pocket letter that I have done using both the Cute and Sweet Designs Dori Box and the Scrappery Kit Club kits! I have used the fun journaling cards from the Reset Girl included in the Dori Box for all my corner pockets, I love the retro style in them! The rest of the pockets include paper from the Nigella kits.  Again, I have used the rub ons, puffy stickers and rub ons from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection included in the kits to embellish my pockets, along with some teal rhinestones included. On the top of the pocket letter there are two cute planner clips included from the Dori Box and I have decorated the punched area again with a strip of scrapbook paper.

The most fun part of a pocket letter are the goodies that are included on the back!! I have included some pieces from my Scrappery and Cute and Sweet Designs boxes, washi samples, tabs, sequins and page flags along with the planner clips to share with a future penpal!

I decided to add a set of tags to this weeks projects. I am really starting to love swaps and penpal happy mail! I am also going to work on a pocket letter using both the Scrappery Kit and the fun journaling cards from the Cute and Sweet Dori Kit. If anyone is up for some happy mail exchanges let me know!!!

I hope you enjoyed having a look at my cards and tags! These kits from the Scrappery can be used for so many things! I have used them in my planner, done layouts, Project Life spreads, cards, tags, pocket letters, and next week I have two home decor projects to share!!! They are great value and last forever!!  You can subscribe to the kits in the store HERE.

February 4, 2017

Dream: A Layout and Project Life Spread for the Scrappery Kit Club


Hello again! I'm back with another layout and Project Life spread this week! I think this is my favorite way to add pages to my album. A layout, which gives me more artistic freedom and a Project Life spread which gives me a chance to add a lot more photos and some journaling too.  Again I am using the gorgeous Nigella kit and all the beautiful Pink Paislee Moonstruck papers and embellishments included!


This weeks layout is a cleaner layout with no mixed media. I used the gorgeous watercolor and script paper from the collection for my base page and used lots of scraps of other papers from the collection as layers underneath my photo. I fussy cut some of the gorgeous florals as well and tucked them under the photo. 


In this first close up you can see the butterfly I fussy cut from the journal cards. I glued down the center and folded up the wings for a bit of dimension.  I added a gold paper clip from the Pretty Little Pieces collection in the main Scrappery Kit (TSK).  I have added the puffy sticker that says "full hearts", a piece of a flag cork sticker, some Kaisercraft rhinestones and star rub ons.


I used the gorgeous "dream" cork sticker for my title and added the "shine bright" puffy sticker on my photo and added in a few more rhinestones here.


In this final closeup you can see the washi sticker I added under the title, more star rub ons and rhinestones and a gorgeous butterfly puffy sticker.

For my Project Life spread this week I added some more photos of Aine and her ballet BFF, they have been through a lot together on this journey! I love using a strip of the scrapbook paper on the edge to add a nice visual touch and to reinforce the hole punched areas!

For my top pocket I added photos of Aine and her friend in different roles they had over the years. Alice and the White Rabbit. Nanny and Maid. I added the puffy "keepsakes" sticker on one of the photos. I used a soft pink paper from the Moonstruck collection for the card, added the doily and star rubons, the cork sticker and washi sticker and finished it off with some journaling.


For the centre section I added a journal card from the 6x6 papers in the collection, a doily from the Pretty Little Pieces set and some rhinestones. On the photo on the right I added a "blossom and bloom" puffy sticker, more washi stickers and rhinestones.


To finish off the pocket page my final section is a 4x6 photo. I have simply added a washi sticker, a cork feather and star sticker and a few more rhinestones to tie everything together.  I really like how the layout and Project Life spread turned out and I am glad you stopped by!

Don't forget that you can find all the kits in the shop HERE.  Come join us and show us what you make!!!



January 27, 2017

Project Life Spread and Layout with Scrappery Nigella Kits!



I am absolutely loving the Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection included in this month's Nigella kits!! For years I did 12x12 scrapbooking, but now my Project Life and scrapbook pages are all 6x12 a great size for me and with the flatter scrapbooking I do now, I can keep things in albums instead of storage boxes and I really enjoy the new size!! This layout and Project Life spread are about my daughter growing up so fast!! I found these photos of her and her friends on my iPad and went back through my photos and found ones from when they were tiny! Can't believe how much these girls have changed!!  My layout features a photo of Aine ready for her last disco, sigh...too grown up already!


Here is my Project Life spread. I used lots of different papers from the Scrapbooking Kit (TSK) all part of the Moonstruck collection. I really am enjoying using a strip of scrapbooking papers along the edges this time! I think I will try that again.  I still can't get over how much these girls have changed!!


Here is Aine's best friend she had all through primary school, they have drifted apart now that they are in different secondary schools, but they are still friends and met up at the disco! I can't get over it now, my little babies all grown up!!  For this pocket I used the gorgeous feather paper from the collection cut into 4 x 6. I added a cork feather and star, a washi sticker, and a puffy sticker all from the TSK to this photo and added some clear rhinestones from the Bit and Pieces Kit (BPK).

Here is another friend of Aine's now and then! I have used several cork stickers and a washi sticker here and a few more rhinestones. Again, I used another piece of the 4 x 6 feather paper for this card.


For the 3x4 card slots I added some different papers for the backgrounds, a great phases of the moon paper and the teal patterned paper.  I printed out and cut some journaling strips to add to the moon paper and then added a doily and a journaling card from the 6x6 papers popped up on foam on top of the doily.  On the journalling card I added a few more rhinestones and a cork star.

On the other side of my Project Life spread, I have added a 6x12 layout.  For this layout I have used lots of goodies from the new Color Kit (TCK). I have used a piece of white cardstock for my base,  I used some mesh ribbon included in the BPK along with some fussy cut flowers and ripped papers from the Moonstruck collection to layer under the photo of my beautiful daughter.


Here you can see where I have added a paperclip from the Pretty Little Pieces set in the BPK. I added a tab from the TSK as well as puffy stickers and washi stickers. The rubons are from the BPK.


Here you can see where I used the heart stencil to add the Heidi Swapp Silver Metallic Paste. You can see where I misted with the Kaisercraft Turquoise Mist and added splashes from the Antique Gold Kaiser Mist. I added the Gingham stamp in black and pink distress inks.


This cute bow came from the TSK Pretty Little Pieces set along with the sequins. and you can see where I have added some star rub ons, and some washi stickers along with some turquoise splashes. I finished off the layout with some simple journaling "So grown up, where did the time go?"

I really enjoyed using my Scrappery Kits again and am so glad to have them in my hands again! I have another layout and Project Life spread to share next week and some cards and home decor to follow in the future weeks!! Can't wait to get more creative with these kits!!

January 26, 2017

Planner Projects using the gorgeous Scrappery Nigella kit!


Hello my friends! I am back again to start sharing my projects here with the Scrappery!!  My Lilly kit and Christmas kits went missing in the post and never arrived, so I was so delighted to be able to work on projects again when the Nigella kits arrived on my doorstep!  I almost always start with my traveler's notebook, as I absolutely love to to change out my planner decor with each new kit!! I even have some planner spreads I have shown on the video below as well as the covers and folders I have made. I really feel that these kits are amazing not only for Project Life and Scrapbooking for planning as well, an extra reason to get these kits!!  I will be able to get several Scrapbooking layouts, Project Life spreads and I also have plans for cards, tags and off the page home decor!! Look for these in future weeks, I can't wait to share!


My first planner project is this beautiful floral paper from the Moonstruck collection! It is covering my favorite Hobonichi journal and I find these covers make the journal's plain cover protected and stronger as well as just being beautiful. I make a cover that can slip on and off the journal and isn't glued onto it so can be changed out each month. These slip covers also make pockets on the front and back inside covers which is great for keeping little bits and pieces needed for reference, etc.  For my decor on the cover I have used the Moonstruck collection from the Nigella Bits and Pieces Kit (BPK) and Scrappery Kit (TSK). I have used the gorgeous puffy stickers, cork stickers and washi stickers to decorate this cover.


Every month I have a monthly vertical insert that I use for memory keeping and which I always use stickers, lettering an photographs to decorate. I always love to make a gorgeous cover for these inserts, again using the beautiful Moonstruck paper featuring one of my favorite Boho motifs, feathers! I have added washi tape stickers, jewels and puffy stickers from the Scrappery Kit as well as a label from the BPK



I always add a folder to my travelers notebook, this time using the gorgeous butterfly paper from the Moonstruck collection. Again I have used the puffy stickers, washi stickers and cork stickers to add decor.


My final projects are two dashboards featuring papers from the Nigella TSK and journal cards and washi tape from the Scrappery owner Ronelle's Cute & Sweet Dori kit featuring these Reset Girl goodies!!

I've recorded a video going through my traveler's notebook sharing pieces from the Scrappery Kit and share it with you here :


December 6, 2016

My final post for Blue Fern Studios!

I can't believe a year has flown by and it is time to finish my term here at Blue Fern Studios!! I have loved working with the amazing products and my talented fellow team members.  I am so grateful for the wonderful opportunity to design here!!  For my last post here I have made two layouts and set of cards.


My first layout features the gorgeous Vintage Christmas collection Wonderland paper. I decided to do a snowy layout and just love these colors! I chose a gorgeous wintry vintage image of a family gathering pine boughs for the holidays.


Here in this first close up I have added some layers under the photo using the Vintage Christmas 2 Calling Cards cutouts. I love the Snowflake Frame which I have embossed with Imagine Ink Icicle Embossing Powder. I've added a snowflake from the Shabby Flakes collection which has been embossed with Icicle and Cotton Candy Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. 


In this photo you can see how I've used several background stamps to build up texture. I have used the Making Plans stamp, the Crackle Textures stamp and the Coarse Fabrics stamps using various distress inks. I also edged  my chipboard with Festive Berries Distress Ink to tie into the colors of the paper.


I've used some gorgeous flowers on this layout, the beautiful red Christmas Bloom and pink Soft Blossoms. For the title of my layout I used the Wonder chipboard from the Wish Wonder Dream set, and again used Icicle Imagine Ink Embossing Powder

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas ~Wonderland
Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas 2 ~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Shabby Flakes
Snowflake Frame


Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Icicle
Cotton Candy

Stamps:
Making Plans
Coarse Fabrics
Crackle Textures

Flowers:
Christmas Blooms
Soft Blooms



My next project is a set of cards using both sides of the Vintage Christmas 2 Jolly paper. I always love to use the Calling Cards page with its gorgeous cutouts and images to make a set of cards when I can.


In my first card I used the beautiful Holiday Deer chipboard piece, embossed in Antique Gold Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. The Yours and Mine at Christmas Time actually came from the branding strip at the bottom of one of the papers!  The red and aqua flowers are part of the Christmas Blooms set while the white one is from the Soft Blooms set.  To finish off the card I used some ribbon from my stash and sewed in brown around the edge of the card.


I love the image on my next card, so much fun! I have added the Christmas Cheer sentiment from the Calling Cards paper as well.  Underneath my image I have added a bit of twine from my stash. The beautiful snowflakes are from the Let it Snow set, embossed appropriately in the Snow Imagine Ink Embossing Powder! The red flower is from the Memoires Blooms and the brown lilies are from the Winter Lilies set.  Again, I have finished off the card with some brown stitching along the edges.


For my final card, I've used the other side of the Jolly paper for the background and some papers from the Calling Cards sheet again.  The flowers are both from the Christmas Blooms set.  The foliage chipboard is from the Layering Stems set and is embossed in Sage Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. I have added some ribbon and a small pine cone from my stash and stitched along the edge to finish it off.


Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas 2~Jolly
Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas 2 ~ Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Deer Ornament
Let it Snow
Layering Stems

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Antique Gold
Snow
Sage

Flowers:
Memoire Blooms
Christmas Blooms
Late Winter Lilies


My final layout for Blue Fern Studios features another vintage image and the gorgeous Vintage Christmas Let it Snow paper as its base.


In this first close up you can see the beautiful Ruth's Doily peeking out from under the photo cluster, embossed in Golden Bricks Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. I have used more of the Calling Cards cutouts tucked underneath the image to build up the layers.


I have again used more of the beautiful red Christmas Blooms flower and the chocolate brown Late Winter Lilies as my flower cluster.  I have used a Mini Flourish chipboard embossed in the Pyrite Image Ink Embossing Powder as a finishing touch on the photo cluster.


The Night Before Christmas chipboard piece has been embossed in Ruby Imagine Ink Embossing Powder and you can see the background stamping I have done featuring stamps from the Forever, Essential Textures, and Texture Circles sets.  I finished off this cluster with another Late Winter Lily. 

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas 2~Let it Snow
Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas 2~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Ruth's Doily
Mini Flourishes
Night Before Christmas

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Golden Bricks
Ruby
Pyrite

Stamps:
Forever
Essential Textures
Texture Circles

Flowers:
Christmas Blooms
 Late Winter Lilies

I have really enjoyed my time here with Blue Fern Studios and look forward to seeing what new products and new inspiration arrive next year with the amazing new 2017 team. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2017!!

November 26, 2016

Card Set with the Claudia Scrappery Kits


Every month I use the generous kits to make several layouts and project life spreads, planner goodies and planner spreads and I always like to add a set of a few cards! This month I decided to make four cards using the gorgeous Indigo Hills collection by Pinkfresh Studios featured in our Claudia kits!


For this first card I kept it super simple, adding just the Love resin from the main scrapbooking kit "The Scrappery Kit" (TSK).  The wood veneer hearts are gorgeous and from J. Corbett Creations and they are in the Bits and Pieces Kit (BPK).  I added the cardstock sticker #neverfail from the Pretty Little Kit (PLK). To finish off this card I added some yellow stitching.


For my second card I used some printables from Claudia van Rooijen for the Claudia kits!! I fussy cut the camera and added the boxes graphic underneath it from her ephemera sheet.  I again added some heart wood veneers and a sticker from the PLK. I did a simple navy stitched frame around the card to complete the card.


For this card I used a doily that Ronelle had included in the main TSK. The tag is from the ephemera sheet in the printables. I love using lots of little embellishments when I can and this card has tons!! The chipboard hearts are from the TSK as well and Embrace wood veneer and puffy stickers are from the PLK. The word ephemera and the heart veneers are from the BPK.  I added a double line of stitching to frame the card and finish it off.


For my final card I did a lot of layering, using a tag Ronelle included in the main scrapbooking Pretty Little Pieces set. I layered it on top a striped paper from Claudia's Project Life card printouts. The sentiment is a cardstock sticker from the PLK as well as the puffy sticker flower. The rubber "love" sticker and the chipboard hearts are from the main scrapbooking kit TSK. I finished this card off again in the yellow thread.

I hope you enjoyed seeing another way to use your kits. The cards are a great way to use all those amazing embellishments that the kits are full of!  Thanks so much for visiting and you can sign up for any of these monthly kits HERE.