Monday, 22 January 2018

Hello There ~ Soul Sisters Jan/Feb card challenge

Hi Scrappers,

Sharing one of my latest projects with you today, this watercolour card I created using this months mood board from the Soul Sisters group.

How pretty is this moodboard?

To start I used a piece of Prima Marketing watercolour paper to make my background along with a set of watercolour paints.  I went with pink tones for the background with a few splatters of gold as an accent.

For the flowers/balloons I grabbed a white tag (with black writing) and using the orange/yellow tones I created a few circles, once it dried I drew some random circles around the outside.

I finished the card off with a few little gem accents and 2 chipboard pieces.  For the label tag I used 1 from a set of Heidi Swapp tags and covered it in some pearlex which gave it an amazing pearl finish.

Please see below for a list of materials used

You can watch the whole process here:

Thanks for stopping by
Morgyn xx

AC - DIY shop newsprint tags
Heidi Swapp pink/silver tags
Stampin' Up! stamp set - Happy Day
Pearlex - fire engine red

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Morgyn ~ Summer Kit ~ Travellers Notebook

Hi Scrappers,
Morgyn here with my latest Travellers Notebook scrapping layout.  I am using the Summer Travellers Notebook kit from Scrapping Fun Kits.
I took this photo of my 2 boys just the other day, while they were having a little paddle in the pool.  It was a super hot day and the temperature had got up to 41 where we live, so the cool water was most welcome for all of us late in the afternoon.

For the left side of the spread I used this green & white polka dot paper as my base - it matched the colour of the pool perfectly.  I added my title using the Alpha stickers from the kit along with a few others from my stash.  My title 'One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish' is from Dr Seuss which is one of our favourite authors to read with the kiddies.  I thought it was a perfect title for my 2 little fish.

I added some washi tape and embellishments to the bottom corner to finish off this side.

For the Right hand side of the layout I started with some painting the background with some orange/yellow Dylusions paint. Pure Sunshine is the colour name... to perfect for this layout right??
I added the summer paper piece and then my photo.
For the embellishments I used 2 bits of washi tape in the top right corner ('Monday' is from the basic's kit).  The little fish sticker was a great addition to the page and suited the title very well.
I added the date and my journaling to finish off the page.

I love how this little layout came together in about 25 minutes.  Travellers Notebook is the perfect size for documenting the little things quickly and easily, plus the Scrapping Fun Kits are so well coordinated it makes it even easier! Subscribe to get your own here.

I have a process video up on my channel if you would like to see how I put this together.

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 6 January 2018

New Year Planner Layout

Hi Scrappers

Happy New Year!!

Morgyn here with the first blog post of 2018 WOOHOO!! 
I am starting off the year by sharing my week 1 planner spread using this months Scrapping Fun embellishment kit.

I am using a travellers notebook that I printed and made myself this year as my weekly planner, you can see how I made it here.

On the left hand side I used the dark purple firework washi tape as a border on the top of the page.     I also used the super cute tassel clip to mark this page in my planner.  I used Staedtler Triplus Fineliner (purple) to add the days of the week and the dates to my page.

On the right hand side I used this super cute multicoloured firework washi tape to make a border on the bottom of the page.  I added in a meals section and to do list (I must have in all my planners) with my Fineliner pen also.

That's all for this weeks spread you can purchase your own kits here.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn xx 

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Now you're 6 ~ Travellers Notebook share

 Good morning Scrappers,

Morgyn Here sharing my latest Travellers Notebook spread using the current Scrapping Fun Kits TN kit (you can grab one here).  I am scrapping a photo of my son on his 6th birthday, this was his 3rd cake to celebrate - family, friends, more family = LOTS of cake hehe.

The dot paper I used on this page was my favourite piece from the collection and thought it suited a birthday cake layout. I used a tag from the kit along with the frame label sticker (how cute are those?) to create a base for the large #06 sticker which was from the basic's kit.  I trimmed down 3x4 card to create a little journal spot at the top.

For this page I used this beautiful gold floral paper as my background as it suited so wonderfully with the gold dot piece.  I used the Rhonna Designs app to make a polaroid style frame around my photo.  I used the green chevron washi tape from the kit as a little accent on this page (+ some more on the other side to match).  Using the roller stamp from the basic's kit I added the date and called this one done.  I think this little spread took me about 20 minutes and was lots of fun to make.

Here is a look at the finished 2 page spread.  I love how it turned out, the TN kit from Scrapping Fun Kits match together so well it's easy to put a layout together in no time.

I would love it if you would check out my process video for this layout, you can find it here.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn  xx

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

December Daily - Making the Numbers

 Hi everyone,

I'm back with a little project for my December Daily.  This time I am sharing how I created my little number clusters.

I knew I didn't want to just stick the number on the page, that they needed a little bit of oomph so I decided to make some little clusters using pieces from the kit (which you can get here) and some bits and pieces from my stash.

Here I am using a piece of pattern paper from the kit, which I punched out using small tag, square and ticket punches.  I used these to created the base for my clusters.  Then I trimmed down some die-cuts from an old Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pad and add them to the base pieces.  Next I adhered my numbers to the top.

For this little one I used another die-cut from a Kaisercraft paper pad, it's meant to be an arrow but I thought it looked a little like a Santa Cottage.  I added some of the kit washi tape to the bottom and then the red number 2 on top.

I continued with similar combinations until I got to number 25, using pieces from my stash, some from the kit and couple of new bits and bobs.  I really loved how they turned out and can't wait to get them in my December Daily journal.  Here is a snapshot of my final 25 pieces.

I do have a process video up on my channel I would love for you to check it out, you can find it here.  Also don't forget to grab yourself a kit to create your own December project.

Thank you
Morgyn  xx

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Best Buds ~ Travellers Notebook

Hi Scrappers,
I'm sharing a little layout I created using the Spring kit from Scrapping Fun Kits

I took this photo of the boys on a recent trip to Toowoomba.  They both looked so cute on the big swing together and I just had to scrap it.  The spring kit was perfect kit to accompany this little picture.

I really wanted to use the floral stripped paper and found the pink polka dot paper matched wonderfully.  I edited my photo using the Rhonna Collages app to add a polaroid frame around it. 
I used some washi tape and word sticker across the top of the frame.

On the opposite page I added the date to the library tag and used some tiny word stickers to add the word Toowoomba.  I did my journalling on the flower paper then added a couple of stickers from my stash and washi from the kit to finish off the page.

Here is the completed page

Thanks for stopping by,
if you would like to check out my process video you can find it here.

Morgyn xx

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Documenting December - Making my album

Hi Scrappers, 

Hope you are all getting ready for the Christmas season, I know I am!!  December 1st just can't come quick enough, to put up the tree and decorations :)

Here is a little walk through of how I put together my Travellers Notebook style album.  If you would like to watch my more in depth process video on how I made this you can check it out here.

First off I cut down some 12x12 pieces of cardstock (all from different collections) to 6x12.  I used a bone folder to put a crease down the middle of each and arranged them together to form the book.

Next I put some clips on the edges of the book to keep it in place while I stitched it together.  First I marked in 1 inch spaces along the middle then pre punched the holes with a needle.  Then using some black cotton (doubled over) I stitched up the middle front and back to make it nice and strong.

Once it was all held together nicely I cut a 1/2 inch strip off the open side so my notebook will be 6x5.5 inches in size.  I made it as big as possible knowing I could cut it down further if i found it  was too large.

Adding the finishing touches;  I cut down this piece of patterned paper from an old Stampin' Up! collection and adhered it to the front cover.

I used some grey paint to paint my chipboard 'December 2017'.  Once that was dry I used some silver stickles to a bit of glitter. Sadly I was a little heavy handed and broke my wood piece - it glued back together just fine :)

Lastly I used a strip of washi tape to finish off the edge and glued my wood piece down and added one of the holly leaves to the top corner.  I might add a few more pieces as I complete my pages, but for now I am calling in done.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn xx