Monday, June 27, 2022

Carta Bella Farmhouse Summer Layout Part 2

Have you been playing with your June Kit from Scrap Shotz? I have! I've made a layout using some family photos we took in the fall. The Carta Bella "Farmhouse Summer" Collection is perfect for family photos.


I began with all the frames that came in the kit. Some are made of chipboard and others are in the ephemera pack. I matched my photos to the frames and decided to cut apart the picture of the cat and my daughter so they could each have a frame. I knew I wanted to make a row of flags when I saw all the different sizes and shapes of flags in the kit. Some are puffy stickers, some are cardstock stickers and some are ephemera. I ran out of the green paper however, so I had to add a third row of paper. But it worked out ok because the frames kind of point into a triangle and I could add a second row of flags. The final touches included adding some enamel dots and ephemera tags. My favourite part of the layout is the journaling. It says, "The Johnson Family (plus a random cat)". This cat followed us through the whole park and really did want to be a part of our family.

Here is a close-up of all those flags. I cut them out without peeling the stickers off their backing so I could move them around until I found a layout I liked. 


Thanks for taking a peek at my layout! Have a scrappy summer everyone!

Friday, June 17, 2022

Farmhouse Summer Carta Bella June Kit from Scrap Shotz

 Hello everyone! I'm working with the June kit today which features the Carta Bella - Farmhouse Summer Collection. It has yellow, red, green and blue in darker and lighter shades and features lots of bits and pieces to make those cards and layouts. I decided to scrap a picture of one of our home renovation projects since there are lots of references to 'home' in this kit. I tried to tackle some home renos through COVID and convinced my child to help me for all of five minutes! 

I used a sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's Sketchy Facebook Group. Lots of inspiration there if you need to kick start your creativity. The sketch is from June. 


I started by choosing the three background papers. I love the look of 4 pictures but I couldn't find 4 that had the same size and theme so I used one and 2 cut-apart cards. I framed the photo with white paper and then used a punch to make a frame from patterned paper. The journaling framed by a frame in the ephemera pack. The title is from the chipboard phrases pack. The remaining embellishments are a combination of cardstock stickers, puffy stickers and enamel dots

I'll be back with more of the June kit next week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 3, 2022

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Indigo Garden Kit from Scrap Shotz

Hello everyone! I've been working with the March kit which features the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Indigo Garden Collection. I love indigo and flowers so this was the perfect kit for spring. If you missed out on this kit, there are still some available in the shop. 


For the first layout, I used one of the papers that already has all those flowers and butterflies. I cut a strip off each side and attached strips from another piece of paper. I tore some green and pink papers to put behind my photos. The rest is embellished with bradsfoam stickers and thread.


The second layout uses a little bit of everything! I used white gesso to cover two strips down the yellow paper. I tore two pieces of floral paper and glued them to the gesso. I used brown ink and a stamp from a previous kit to stamp the branches around the page. Next, I added the photos and the embellishments which included ephemera and cardstock stickers. I finished it off with some brown paint splatters.


The final layout uses one of the papers that already has flowers and butterflies printed in a circle. To add dimension, I layered more on top. I fussy cut several flowers and used a doily as a frame. I bent the edges of the flowers and butterflies so they lift off the page. This was a really fun layout to make trying to use all the different types of embellishments!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Pinkfresh Happy Heart Layouts from Scrap Shotz Part 2

 I'm back with part 2 of my Pinkfresh "Happy Heart" layouts. I made three more layouts with this pretty kit from February. There are still kits in the shop which you can find here.


My first layout has a lot of fussy cutting. All the windows were cut from a different paper because I wanted to make a grid pattern and make sure all the faces were looking across the paper. This was my nephew's baby shower which had a ton of pictures and this layout used 9 of those pictures! I used some ephemera, puffy stickers and Nuvo drops for embellishments. The title is a mixture of different embellishments. There is a wooden accent and a title from the title pack. The word "we" is actually from the word "awesome" which I cut apart. The word "Theo" is from the word "hello" and I turned one of the "l's" upside down and drew a couple more x's to make the letter T. I'm quite impressed that I found all the letters I needed!


This paper had most of the flowers already printed on it so it was very easy to create. I made a border and a matte for the picture using some cardstock in the kit. I used some of the title ephemera and puffy stickers for embellishments. Would you believe after all the titles I've used on my 5 layouts with this kit, I still have some leftover? They go a long way. The butterflies are fussy cut and propped up on foam to make them fly. I also drew some flight paths.


This border paper is so pretty, I had to use it. I cut out the middle and replaced it with the opposite side of the cutout. The edges were not so pretty so I found some shiny cord in my stash to cover it. I fussy cut the butterflies in the corners and used a title from the title pack. There are some Nuvo drops to add some more colour and dimension and I made flags with scraps from my other layouts. 

Thanks for looking at these layouts! Have a scrappy day!

Monday, April 25, 2022

Pinkfresh Happy Heart Layouts for Scrap Shotz

Hi friends! I'm here today to show you some layouts using the February Kit from Scrap Shotz. The kit features the Pinkfresh Happy Heart Collection. This collection has soft yellow, pink, green and blue features, perfect for all sorts of occasions. 


My first layout uses one of the papers as a frame for the layout and I cropped another paper a little bit smaller to fit in the frame. I outlined it with a black pen to make it pop. I used a circle cutter to trim my photos and my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the frames for the pictures. I wanted to keep with the circle theme so I added three of the wooden embellishments to create a visual triangle. I fussy cut three butterflies from one of the papers to create another visual triangle. 


Before I glued everything down, I splattered pink and black paint to add even smaller circles to the layout. I realized after gluing that there was an open spot so instead of trying to splatter more I used it for my journaling. The final touch was the titles. There are so many to choose from in this kit! 


My second layout dug into the title ephemera pack - big time! It was fun laying them on the paper trying to come up with a way to make them work together. Once I was happy with their placement, I looked for puffy stickers and ephemera that could fill the small gaps around the words. I didn't always  have something small enough, so I used some Nuvo drops and Stickles from previous kits to make some dots. 


Thank-you for stopping by the blog today. I'll be back later this week with three more layouts to share. 

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Echo Park Day in the Life Traveler Notebook for Scrap Shotz

 Hello! I've been playing with the January kit featuring the Echo Park "Day in the Life" Collection. This collection has all the usual fun papers and embellishments but it is also perfect for a planner or traveler notebook. I have so few pictures from 2021 due to the pandemic that I can probably do a traveler notebook for most of the year! 


Is it bad that this was the only picture that I had from January?! We gave my husband a Star Wars waffle iron for his birthday so we enjoyed playing with our waffles. All the papers in the collection have cut apart cards on the back that correspond to each month. The tag that says "Keep it Real" is a cut apart card. The journaling is on a card from the ephemera pack. I also added some cardstock stickers and enamel dots. The date and stamping are from an older kit. The heart is from a 49th and Market sticker pack that comes with the kit.


I'm in love with the "Sunny Days" Thickers! They are so playful. This page uses a fussy cut card, some cardstock stickers and ephemera.


I find that cutting pictures and leaving them spaced a little bit across the gutter helps to close the book. Which is also necessary when adding chipboard to the page. I used some of the Bazzill white textured cardstock as the background. 


My daughter thought it was pretty fun to try out the new mattress in the living room. I used some amber colour Bazzill textured cardstock, cut apart card, cardstock stickers and ephemera. The stamps I dug out of my collection.


This page is showing how birthdays were celebrated all year - on Zoom! I fussy cut the flowers rainbow and used more of those pretty 49th and Market stickers. The photos are matted with Bazzill textured cardstock Coastal colour.


My last spread uses lots of ephemera and stickers and some twine from my stash. 

It was fun playing on a different sized surface than my usual 12x12. I hope you've been inspired! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, January 10, 2022

Carta Bella Welcome Winter Scrapbook Layouts Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the Carta Bella "Welcome Winter" Collection from Scrap Shotz. My first layout was so fun to make with a scarf cut file.

I backed the file with pictures and a couple different papers. The actual scarf is Bazzill "Smoky" cardstock. The skis are chipboard and the center square is a title cut from a piece of paper. The wreath and a couple stickers at the bottom are puffy stickers. The sleigh is a cardstock sticker. I wanted to use the brown letters from Doodlebug "Sunshine" (BonBon colour) but the background paper was too dark. So I covered a piece of chipboard with white paper since the saying underneath had nothing to do with my project. 

I had some twine left over so I taped pieces to the back of the scarf. It has so much more interest now. The final step was to splatter some white paint in line with the scarf tail to add some movement. 

This second layout is pretty simple but has lots of layers.

I used the Bazzill Smoky cardstock that came in the kit to border the lined paper at the bottom. The flags I made by tracing flags that came in the ephemera pack. The title was in the ephemera pack and the stickers are a variety of cardstockchipboard and puffy stickers. I also love adding twine to a layout so I'm so glad some came with the kit. 


Thanks for stopping by!