Technique Overload Layout

I went a bit crazy on this layout. My kits are into the last bits now so I've got a mix up of paper scraps and embellishments and wanted to think of ways to use up the paper scraps. Then I also had a few ideas I wanted to have a play with I'd thought of earlier on and then not got around to so this whole layout became a bit of an experiment/mish mash.

It's fun to have a proper play with supplies every now and then without worrying if you're going to 'ruin' anything and kit left overs and bits and pieces you have just before new kit time are perfect for playing around with. I've got one more project to come with the current kits. It's almost time for new kits so subscribers look out for your notification emails. You can look up the new kits in the shop but also look out next Wednesday for the full kits details and photos popping up here on the blog.
x Leo

Paper Layering - With the March/April Lite and Embellishment Kits

I've been having a tidy out just recently and it dug up a few photo treasures from old scrapbooks and folders one of the ones I found was this little cut out picture. It being a bunny picture too I thought rather appropriate for Easter. It was Easter when I started this layout but it did get shelved for a bit then yesterday I went back to finish it off. I started out with the Napa Valley paper from the March/April Lite kit. The pattern already has sections on it that are like distressed wood panels so I went with those and cut out the panel pieces. I picked out the burlap stickers from the embellishment kit to work with the paper and it started to get a whole 'shabby chic' feel so that's what I carried on trying to use as a design theme. I layered the patterned paper cut out pieces on top of scraps of cardstock and some of them on some of the other Lite kit patterned papers and then cut them out to leave little borders around the edges and create little layered paper pieces. 

The paper pieces I then arranged as the background of the layout making one of them a matt for the little photo. The title layer bit is made up from one of the library cards from the embellishment kit cut into two pieces then layered up with more patterned paper pieces and little bits of washi tape from the embellishment kit.I also used the washi tape straight onto the cardstock background around the edges of the paper layers just to help to frame all the floating bits.

You could use the same idea, (cutting out the paper pieces and making mini layers) on any paper craft project sizing them up or down depending on what you're working on, cards, pocket page spreads, tags, journals etc.
x Leo

Happy Scrapbooking Day! Homemade Scrapbook Album Project.

Today is National Scrapbooking Day and we're joining in the scrapping fun all over the world today!
I've got a project sheet for you to download. It's to make something that every scrapper needs and it uses up any supplies you have. It's also kind of essential. Got it yet? Yep your very own homemade scrapbook album!

They are deceptively simple to make and I've made the fastening so you can adjust the pages inside to add and take away as you use it. These are tried and tested albums too as I've used the design for my December Daily albums a couple of times and they're now a few years old and still going strong!
I decided to make a 6x8 inch size pocket page scrapbook in the worksheet sample, although you can use the same instructions and make an album to any size you want. I've got lots of left over photos from processing or past scrapping pages and so I thought rather than leaving them in the wallets I'd add them to a simple little pocket page album so they've got a nice place to live. It's also the kind of scrapping you can do in a weekend too, filling up a whole album as you go! Plus it makes use of your left over bits and pieces which I've also done collecting together left over bits from Quirky Kits!
The link to download the album project is bellow. It's in PDF format so you can download it to your tablet devices too to read through and keep for future reference.
Click here to download the Scrapbook Album Project Worksheet
Have fun whatever you're doing on Scrapbooking Day!
x Leo