Thursday, 23 February 2017

Lay it Out Thursday with Imelda * Love in Negril - Process #14

Hi Everyone! 
Thanks so much for joining me on this beautiful day (very sunny weather for this time of year in Canada).  I created this layout at the Crop 4 the Cure that I attended a few weekends ago. I used the Arendal Studio Calico Kit from January 2016.  

At the crop, Sassy Scrapping had an amazing 50/50 draw. The prize was 50% of the total raise through the purchase of her squares, to spend at her store! I always say "I never win anything" but this time was different! I won $120 worth of products! She had so much to chose from that I had to make a few trips throughout the night.  The thickets I used for the title were not part of the kit but rather part of the products I won.  The washi tape I used under the title was also part of the products I won. It is by Little B.

This time, much like last time, I used tulle. I just love the beautiful texture, and softness it gives. I stitched that on, and thought I wanted to stitch through the thickets but I felt it would be too much, it's also why I didn't stitch along the border of the entire layout.

I used the chipboard frames and die cut pieces from the kit to layer under my photos. I kept within the peach, teal, cream and mint colours. The geometric heart was just adorable and I and to use it. 

The bow clip was part of my stash and I now can't even remember where it came from! So sorry, but it is quite adorable! I also used the enamel dots from my stash that I purchased at Michaels, as well as my gold Heidi Swapp Colour Shine. I just can't seem to leave it off a layout recently!  That is basically it for this layout. You can view the process video below.  

As you might see at the start of the video, I am trying to refer to a sketch but don't end up sticking with it as I felt the photos were too big. Anyhow, the layout seemed to come together naturally, and easily. It's amazing how it happens when you limit yourself to the amount of products you are using. 

I used to separate my kits into my stash but I just became too overwhelmed trying to choose elements to coordinate.  I have since learned to store my kits as they arrive and only then add to my stash once they start to get a bit sparse. 

Hope you are all having a great week and have an even better weekend! See you next week! 

xo Imelda

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Lay It Out Thursday - Scrapbook Process #12 *Happy


This picture was taken the same after we left the hospital and my mother in law came to visit.
All big sister wanted to do was hold him and not let him go.

I was drawn to gold,   in the project for life kit that I have, but I did not want this to be a gold and black so I came accross my sisters Paper co. paper that had the pink and teal and I thought how perfect for this layout.

  I used a doilie, the paper clip embelishment and the washi tape. This was the first time that I used the washi tape. I was never able to find the right layout to use it. I think that I found a good layout to use it on. What do you think?

 As you can see during the process I changed the green to more of a teal that coordinated better with the paper pack.

What I used:
*Project Life - Be Fearless
*A paper co. - Hello Forever
*Chalk Studio - Rhonna Farrer and Mme
*My Minds Eye, Enamel Shapes - On Trend
*Close to my Heart - Lagoon Ink

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Make It Monday With Linda - Scrapbook Process #11 *XOXO


I am so sorry that I am posting so incredibly late on the blog, to be honest Imelda is the one that keeps up with this and she normally makes the post when it slips my mind. She is now away on a little snowboarding trip so its up to me to get this week going.

For some time now I have been on Pinterest just browsing and looking at layouts to get some ideas of what colors to pair with orange. I came accross a layout on that I really liked and thought to myself just go with it. They used the XOXO and that is what stood out when I seen the layout....So naturally I decided to do one of my own. I used my sisters Shiloutte and cut out the XOXO in white cardstock,

and the background is a faint greyish blue cardstock. the the patterend paper well, if you don't know me already I am all about using my scrap bin. I also used tissue paper, and I can thank IMELDA for that, she uses alot more mixed media than I do and just watching her create is awesome!!!!!!

This picture is of my daughter when we were on a cruise and she was sitting in the orange stroller and just those eyes.... how can you not make a layout just for this picture!!!

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 What I used for this layout is: 
* Layout Idea found on pinterest
*Tattered Angels - Glimmer Glaze - Sassy Silver
*Sticker Photo Squares
*Dreamy - white Sugar Dots - bought at Micheals
*Orange Button
*White thread
*Stazon - Jet Black
*Studio Calico - One Little Bird - Stamp set - 'Obsessed'
*Paper Stash
*Wood Stars
*Studio Calico - Green Phrases

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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Lay it Out Thursday with Imelda - Process #10 * Enjoy

Hello friends of the scrapbooking world! Hope all is well with everyone and that you are having a fabulous week! I am very excited for the coming weeks as many new things are happening.

While in Jamaica I received an email from the school board letting me know that I am now a substitute teacher! I attended my orientation and my start date is February 21st! Very excited lady over here!

Also, this past weekend I attended the Crop 4 The Cure in Oakville. This is an amazing 24 hour crop event to raise money to fight Cancer. I attended with my mom and sisters, after about 14 hours the giggles start to take over. It was great to get together and have some creative fun!

Here is the first layout I created this weekend.

I used the Studio Calico kit Lollipop Guild. I loved the colours and wintery feel of the vellum shapes. The majority of the kit was red and pink but I was able to take the blue and grey accents and make them the focus. I love the way I was able to reverse the colour focus. 

I started with a white sheet of paper (from my stash) and used a star stencil with some clear texture paste. I love this paste since it has a larger grit which looks similar to glitter. 

Next I cut my photos down to 2x2 and matted them first on black then white card stock. I have been quite obsessed lately with using tulle in my layouts and so I just had to use it again. I layered some behind my photos and used the blue pattern paper as a shelf. 

 Next I used the beautiful vellum shapes to create the base for my embellishment clusters. Again, I love the tulle and felt that layering the brighter colours under it gave a softer feel. I then added some of the awesome enamel stars - I love the grey and mint colours - and some Heidi Swapp colour shine splatters in black.

I tried to adhere the rubber stars with hot glue but they just fell off so I had to opt for some wet glue. Lastly, I couldn't decide on a title, I really wanted to use the gold alphas that were included in the kit but felt they were just too big. The "Enjoy" epoxy sticker was just perfect!!

Thanks for visiting today! Please let me know how you are doing. Do you have a better method of attaching rubber embellishments? Do you ever use tulle in your pages? I'd love to see what you come up with.

Hope you enjoy the process video!

xo Imelda

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Lay It Out Thursday with Imelda - Scrapbook Process # 9 *Favourite Place

Hi Everyone!
Well I'm back after a one week (unintentional) hiatus. The hubs and I went to Negril Jamaica for a destination wedding. It was absolutely amazing! Even more so since we live in Canada and have been having a cold cold winter! 

I had this layout completed and filmed before we left for Jamaica and fully intended on recording the voiceover and posting last Thursday. I underestimated how much of a pull the sun has on me and so I didn't get the opportunity to get anything done. My laptop spent a lonely week inside a safe. Anyhow, I'm back now and here is the post!

I began with the Studio Calico June 2015 Kit Galileo in mind and wanted to scrap two, maybe three of the photos that I used. I am still getting the hang of printing on my Canon Selphy - sometimes they come out too big, sometimes too small. This time, the photos were too small to cut apart and so I decided I would just use the collage as is - with 7 photos!!! I printed the photos in colour, but didn't like the combination of the colours with the elements in the Galileo kit, so I turned to the August 2015 SC Kit Pop Art. The colours worked out much better.

The layout was an entry to the January 2016 Round Robin Challenge. I was on Team 4 week 3. The layout before me had the focus in a circle and so I ran with that. I used the acetate circles included in the kit. I sewed over the circles with my sewing machine and added some splatters and sequins. I'm not crazy about the background paper that I matted my white sheet on but it is done. I might have to go back and change it later. 

Have any of you ever gone back and changed a layout after you considered it to be done? I am seriously considering it for this one. 

This weekend my sisters and I are going to a 24 hour all night crop and so I hope to have lots of material to post in the coming weeks! Stay tuned. Hope you all have a great weekend!!

xo Imelda