Thursday, 30 March 2017

Lay it Out Thursday with Imelda - Process #22 & 23

Hi everyone!
Hope you have all had a great week! I am back today with another TWO 12x12 layouts! I am absolutely loving the Felicity Jane kits. This is the second kit I have received! Both layouts included below have been created using the gorgeous Jane kit!

I felt right away that I loved this kit, but was a little weary and definitely felt the challenge since there was quite a bit of green included this month. Green is not typically my colour, however I just love love love the mint green! Maybe I'm just into the pastels?

Anyhow, for the first layout, I knew that I wanted to use the Gold thickets, but with the green I did not want the layout to look too St. Patty's-like. As you can see in the process video, I did include the bright green, but place velum over it in order to soften it. Then, I placed the title with the gold thickets and it didn't give me the leprechaun feel. SCORE!

I was able to use lots of the stamps that were included in the kit, only because I decided to stamp them ahead of time and fussy cut them! I used them as embellishments instead! I really loved the way they came out and I feel that I ended up using them more than I would have, if I hadn't done so.

Stamping them and fussy cutting allowed me to use them as layering pieces as well! 

I added some Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in gold, as well as some Studio Calico rub on stars, which matched perfectly with the gold confetti pieces and thickets included in the kit. 

I messed up near the end of the process but I was able to fix it! Check out the video to see how I was able to solve my little mishap. I tried with the journalling, but ended up placing the journalling near the bottom as you can see. 

The second layout I chose to scrap a photo of my sisters and I. Here's a look at all three Scrappy Sisters! 

I started with some texture paste and a stencil that I created with my Silhouette Studio software. 

I loved mixing the wood veneer textures with the colour of the fussy cut flowers. And the cut out of Jane was just perfect with her curly hair, she reminds me of my sister Emma! The only parts that were not included in the Jane kit were the doily, gold Heidi Shine, texture paste, Tim Holtz word stickers and this little pink label. This pink label came from the previous month's kit "London. "

I still have quite a lot of bits and pieces from the London kit and am leaving them out on my desk until I use most of it up. I love these kits so much and we are so lucky that they still coordinate so well together. 

I really enjoyed creating two layouts a week, and hope you enjoyed the posts as well as the videos. I am hoping to continue posting two videos a week, possibly a Stash Busters Saturday and Lay It out Thursday. 

Please let me know what you think, would you love to see something else from us?
Thanks so much for joining me this week, and I hope you will check out the process videos. 

xo Imelda

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Lay it Out Thursday with Imelda Process #20 & #21

Hello everyone!
I am so happy to be bringing you another two layouts I created using the Felicity Jane "London" kit! I  was quite busy this past week with the kiddies home from school, but luckily, I was home too! One of the perks of working at school! 

I'm sure most, if not all parents think they have the greatest children ever, but believe me I really do. This first layout is basically documenting the relationship they have and how wonderful they are together. My kids are about 26 months apart they absolutely get along fabulously. Yes they once in a while have a little spat but its usually as a result of one of them not wanting to play at that moment with the other. My daughter, who is the oldest is an absolutely great big sister. She's always so helpful and definitely looks after her little brother. I even have photos (an old old old layout I created) of her as she helped change his diapers! My son, obviously the younger also looks after his sister and is always a sweet gentleman! 

Wow, I am just gushing, but hey, proud mama here! 

Anyhow, here is my layout:

One of my favourite elements included in the kit were the enamel heart and star shapes. I didn't use the stars here but the hearts were just perfect.

Since I was documenting the relationship between these cuties and the love they have for each other, I came up with the title "Love this Love." I used the chipboard alphas for one Love and the cut apart sticker Love for the other. I didn't use this one as a sticker, just left it on the backing sheet and instead adhered it with some scotch quick dry and foam squares. 

I used my typewriter to include the word "this" in the centre. I left it small since I didn't want to detract from the emphasis on love. 

I just love these colours together! The London kit was perfect as a mixed girly/boyish layout! And hey look! No tulle this time... I miss it though.

For my second layout, I wanted to focus on how to use up my scraps that were quickly collecting in my kit. I ended up cutting my photos into approximately 2x3 rectangles. I cut various scrap pieces of papers to the same size and used them to layer under my photos as well as part of the grid. I went for a brick wall type layout. 

 This was also perfect for using up the little embellishments that I hadn't gotten the chance to use yet, and the ones I couldn't see my self using up. I'm not usually one to use the colour yellow on my layouts, or even to incorporate more than a few different colours, but all of these tiny hits of brightness here and there were perfect! 

For this layout, I wanted to document the silliness that is my little family, and our inability to take a decent family selfie. As my journalling states, whenever I try to take a family selfie, either someone is making a silly face, looking in the wrong direction or is being cut off my the camera. In some instances it could be a combination of all those things! 

Even though these photos aren't perfect, I loved putting them on a layout. They are great in showing how much fun we have together, even during those frustrating times when I am trying to get the perfect photo! Lets not get caught up in getting the perfect photo and just capture those moments when we are the way we are! 

Thanks so much for making it all the way to the end of this blog post. I commend you for sticking it through! 

If you'd like to see more have a look at the process videos posted on our YouTube channel! 

Thank you so much for looking! Have a great weekend and we hope to see you again next week! 

xo Imelda

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Lay It Out Thursday with Imelda - Process #18 & 19

Hi everyone! 
Well As you can see from the heading, I have TWO 12x12 processes for you today! Woohoo!  Kids and I are on what we call March Break here in Canada. I guess in the States you might call it Spring Break. I don't know if everyone gets a spring break or just College/University students, but here March Break is for elementary and secondary students, "Reading Week" is for University/College. 
Anyhow, I decided that I was going to use my March break to video lots of process videos for you since I have been so inspired by the February 2017 Felicity Jane Kit "London". I am expecting my March kit tomorrow and know that I will be busily working on that, so every Thursday I am posting two layouts! I'm surer excited! 

The first layout for this week is entitled My Whole World.

I knew since I didn't get to use it on the last layout that I wanted to use the "my whole world" stamp. Having the stamps out, I decided that I wanted to stamp some more and added some of the flower stamps which I fussy cut and used as embellishments.  The only things I used that were part of my stash were the doily, Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in black, and the enamel dots.  This kit was perfect to mix and match to suit a layout I feel is well balanced with femininity and masculine elements. 

You can watch the process here:

The second layout I created for today is "#LOL". It is a layout of my daughter while we were out for dinner as a family. I believe she was being her usual silly little self, and speaking in her own made up"language". We had to try to guess what she was trying to say, but of course that wasn't so easily done. All of our guesses were equally as silly as what she was actually saying. Regardless, we had lots of fun!

Again, I used the Felicity Jane London kit. I absolutely enjoyed fussy cutting the flower paper and really love the little hint of teal I left. I backed the photos onto white card stock to give it the Photo Booth feel and mounted them all on some tulle. I am still obsessed with tulle - which is a good thing because I have heaps of it! 

I layered the flowers, some flat, some on dimensional, some half and half, and placed them all behind the tulle on the right side of the layout. I did not want to detract from the flowers so the rest of my embellishing occurred on the left side of the layout. I focused on pinks, blacks and white. 

Here is the process: 

These layouts were so easy to create since I felt very inspired by the products! I hope to use the stamps much more! Please subscribe to our YouTube channel as there will be many more layouts to come! 

Enjoy your "March Break" "Spring Break" or whatever you call it.  Hope you have found some inspiration and are creating beautiful things!

-xo Imelda

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Lay it Out Thursday With Imelda - Process #15 Pretty Smile

Hello Happy Scrappy Friends!!!

I'm so excited today for this post since it is my first ever layout using any of the Felicity Jane kits. I just started my subscription, and it was quite the process waiting for my kit to arrive. First, I constantly checked the tracking, and was super excited when I saw it had been delivered. I was in Jamaica and almost ran home jumping to open my kit. Buuuuuuuttttttttttttt....... When I got home, it wasn't there!  :( I waited until the next day to check the mail, went to the post office and it wasn't there either! I had to wait until Tuesday, since Monday was a holiday (what a long weekend it was) to check the mail again.  Finally it was there!!! I got home and busily got to work cutting and planning on which photo to use. 

Next problem, my photo printer stopped working! Boo-hoo-hoo! But no fear, I have a lot of photos printed from years ago that I decided on instead. Here is my layout! It was so easy to create since the products are so gorgeous! I used the Felicity Jane, London Kit from February.

I stuck to only using the kit, except for some enamel dots, a doily, and Gold and Black Heidi Swapp Colour Shine! I even used the tag that came with my kit... the one that says Hello Lovely! How perfect!  I love all those sweet little touches. 

The floral pattern included in the cut apart sheet was just the perfect touch and size to cover part of the packaging I used under the photo. The black and white scallop came from the chipboard package but had "Made In America" printed on the middle. I tried a label but felt it was too stark.

I had so much fun with this layout and am excited to bring you another next week!

Please have a look at the process video. Let me know what you think. Do you subscribe to the kits? Do you subscribe to any other kits?

Hope you all had a great week and have a wonderful weekend!

xo - Imelda