Papercraft, Planners

How to make you own Travellers Notebook / Smashbook

This project was so much fun, I’d seen the idea on Pinterest where they used the same kind of folder technique for a smashbook but rather than have booklets in there they had different slots for journalling. I really liked the idea but knew I could adapt it.

After my first attempt I already have a lot of ideas about what I am going to make next and what it will be used for.. watch this space 😉 the process video is HERE!

Project Ingredients:

Any orders placed on my website, using the current months hostess code (which can be found to the right of this page) will receive a gift in the post from me 🙂

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UK Scrap Addicts : Creative Team Layout

It’s that time of the month again, my blog post and video have both gone live over on the UK Scrap Addicts channels, it’s always a really nerve wracking time, the other ladies are so very talented and I’m always in awe of their work! 

This month I’ve used the Cool Treats workshop kit and I love it.. there is still time to sign up for this months crafty club and receive this amazingly tasty kit! 

Head over to the UK Scrap Addicts blog and YouTube to see the full creation! Don’t forget to leave me a little commentnover there to let me know you’ve been 🙂 

Craft Club Reveals

Stampin’ Up! Cool Treats : Craft Club

Stampin’ Up!  have really kept it cool with this suite of products, they are cute and quirky and the sentiments on the stamps are yummy and can be used for a variety of occasions.

From this month the “Craft Club” will replace the “Online Workshops” still the same excellent value products delivered to your door, still a fantastic way to get your hands on a different selection of Stamping’ Up! products each month and still the interaction in the group and the tutorials and etc just a different name which I thinks suits what we do a little bit better.

This month there are 3 different price points, starting from £20 posted, I have just uploaded a kit reveal HERE! There are only 9 places left this month so get in there quickly and reserve your place!

  • 10th May – Final orders
  • 19th May – Kits ship
  • 27th May – Online Workshop (in the Facebook group)

To register your interest please fill in this FORM!

Memory Keeping

Strawberry picking memory keeping

Every time I have a break from memory keeping in pocket page protectors I forget how much I actually love it! I had so much fun scrapping these photos from strawberry picking last year and this paper was perfect.

I find that when I create my own cards it gives me the freedom to be as creative as I want to be and I’m not worrying about trying to find matching embellishments.

For this layout I used;

You can view the process video HERE!

Papercraft

UK Scrap Addicts – Creative Team

At the end of last month I shared a little secret with you guys, that I had been selected to be part of the UK Scrap Addicts Creative Team, being fairly new to scrapbooking (and being on a creative team with so many talented ladies) was both an honour and terrifying at the same time.

Through the course of this month I’ve read the posts and watched the videos go up on the blog from all the other creators and today it is my turn!! Epppp!!!

I have a process video and blog post of a layout that I created, exclusively for the blog and Youtube channel, using this month theme of “Multiple Photos”.

Click HERE to read the blog post!

Please pop on over there and say hi, its a big step for me and I’d really appreciate your support.

Here is a sneak peak:

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Hugs xx

Papercraft

NEW – Online monthly paper craft workshops!! 

I am literally so excited to be announcing this! As part of my exciting new adventure with Stampin’ Up! I am over the moon to announce that you can take part in my monthly workshops, right in the comfort of your own homes!!

You simply need to go to the page HERE and enter your email address, then each month I will email you details of the workshop which you can chose to opt in or out of. If you want in then you will receive a PayPal invoice and be entered into a secret group, your workshop kits will arrive the week before the workshop date.

Over the course of the weekend I will release the workshop videos (which will be exclusive to the workshop participants) and we will have challenges and games including bingo. It is totally up to you how much you want to participate, you can chose to wait and do everything after the weekend or you can craft along with me!

The products to these workshops will all be Stampin’ Up! Products worth £20, if you are a total beginner then you can chose to have all your products cut and scored, if you have a paper trimmer or want to put your own twist on projects (or maybe you have another use for one of the items) the the crafter option is for you.

Each month there will be an option to upgrade and receive the stamp set too, you just need to message me before the cut off date so that I can add this and any other products on to your order!

Each month we will make a variety of products from the following;

Gift bags

Scrapbook pages

Tags

Cards

Happy mail

Mini albums

Envelopes

Gift boxes

Paper baskets/flowers

And many others. You will be told in the monthly email, prior to enrolling, what range we will be using, what you will receive in your workshop supplies and what we will be making. I am also happy to take requests!

I am really excited about this venture and I hope you are too, don’t forget you must sign up to the newsletter (I promise to only mail you once a month) to enrol!

Memory Keeping

Bit of a scrappy girl

…not the kind of rugby scraps that I’m used to, just regular old scrapbooking!! I love it! 

When I first got into Project Life I had wanted to go down the scrapbook route but it was all very daunting and the layouts seemed very professional, I brought a tonne of books and then left them on my bookshelf.

This week a friend of mine posted a link for an online scrapbook crop on Facebook and I was intrigued, it cost £5 and I was added to a secret group… alas no secret handshake, yet!! 

I had 2 photos, from Trevor’s bodybuilding competition last year, that I hadn’t encoperated into a layout yet but really wanted to get documented… my feet got itchy and as a reward for finishing my exam I allocated myself some scrappy time..

Following a template I’d found on Google I attempted my first 12×12 page:


This is how she came out, for my first ever I was quite impressed 🙂

Although it’s mid February I’ve yet to start this years album as I couldn’t decide what to use, I’ve brought a smaller SN@P album but as soon as I’d done this layout I knew I wanted to stick with the 12×12 so that I can have a mash up of Project Life and scrap pages.

I love that I can be as arty as I want and bring mixed media into the pages, it means I no longer have to decide between art, crafting and documenting our lives.

This is the front page to our 2017 album, to view the process video click HERE

Memory Keeping

Project Life Flick Through

I haven’t shared a Project Life post for a while now, I must admit I fell right off the wagon with it in the middle of last year and really struggled to get back into it. I put so much pressure on myself that I ended up feeling overwhelmed with catching up. 

For anyone who doesn’t know what Project Life is, it’s a kind of scrapbooking system using page protectors and journalling cards, Project Life is a brand owned by Becky Higgins but there is also Simple Storoes sn@p, pocket pages and probably more that escape my mind right now. The albums and page protectors come in different sizes and I use 12×12.

The album I have is one from Amazon 


I use an album per year and this one was from 2016. I start with a title page, this one I made totally from scratch:


Within the album I use a few different styles, some pages are jam packed with pictures and a small amount of journalling, other pages are made up of more journalling cards than anything else.

Each page is called a “layout” and some layouts I use kits so that everything coordinates, the picture above is a back to school layout which I made with a Stampin Up kit.

For picture heavy layouts (like above) I tend to let the journalling cards and the pictures tell the story.

When I’m feeling creative I love to embellish my pages, like above (yes I realise I’ve put off instead of “of” on the bottom left picture). I use a journalling app called Collect to write a bit about what was going on in the photo.

If I have a few pictures all telling the same story then I use the Pic Collage app to create a 4″x6″ picture collage and print it on my canon selphy (as above).

I love creating mini layouts on each card with eachbtelling their own little story, it can be done on actual project life cards (above) and with scrapbook paper which has been cut to size (below).

This year I am going to be more laid back, I’m not going to document each week, instead I am going to use a smaller album and go month by month, just documenting events or pictures as they come up.. I’ve ordered my first batch of pictures and I can’t wait to start!

There is a full flip through on my 2016 album over on my YouTube channel HERE