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


Sunday, 29 October 2017

Documenting December ~ Kit Organisation

Hi everyone,
Morgyn here sharing how I have organised my Documenting December goodies.

This year I am making my own travellers Notebook style 'album' to document all my Christmas photos.  I am using this years kit from Scrapping Fun Kits along with some other goodies I have had in my stash.



First up I sorted the kit into different components; woodveneer, embellishments, washi tape, stamps etc.  Then allocated 1 compartment per embellishment type.  I am using and Antonius container from Ikea.  In this little section I have out all my chipboard, wood veneer, trim/twine and fabric embellishments.


Next I trimmed down the cut-a-part sheet and put that in it's on little section with a few other die cuts. The next little compartment is holding my Christmas stamp sets, washi tapes (I have too many hehe) and a huge roll of red twine.


Lately I put all my large pieces (papers, doilies, paper bags etc) in the biggest section. I added in a couple of 6x6 paper pads and my countdown numbers.  This is pretty much how I will keep my goodies set up on my desk for the month of December. As the container is open it makes it super easy to rummage through and find the perfect piece to finish off a page + having it all in 1 spot makes it easy to take with me if I want to scrap somewhere else.


If you would like to see a real time video of me putting it all together you can check it out here.


Thanks for stopping by,

Morgyn xx

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Scrapping Fun October Kit ~ Layout Share Where's Wally

Hi Scrappers,

Morgyn here using this months Halloween inspired kit for this fun layout of Sam dressing up for Book week, we don't really celebrate Halloween here but we do LOVE dressing up.


The green 'eye' paper was perfect do go with his Where's Wally outfit - all the eyes looking for Wally.
I created a little embellishment cluster in the bottom left of the photo using a label, some washi tape, the flair badge (they all received treats on the dress up day) and a little green flower - they all coordinated together perfectly.


The Stripy paper bag was a great addition to match the stripes of the T'shirt and made another little cluster in the top right corner, using a label and another tiny green flower (how cute are those?)


I finished off my page with some white paint splatters (I got a little carried away up the top oops)
This was a super quick layout to put together, it really helps when all the kit pieces coordinate together so well.

I also have a short process video up of how I made this layout if you would like to check it out you can find it here.


Thanks for stopping by,

Morgyn  xx

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

You colour my world ~ D-lish Scraps September Challenge


Hi Scrappers,

Sharing my latest layout using this months D-lish Scraps ~ Just add paper kit.   When I first opened the kit I was worried I wouldn't be able to make it work with all the pretty colours, as I usually only scrap with 1 or 2 colours at a time. So I took out the little piece of paper that has the monthly sketch and moodboard and was instantly inspired to create a rainbow layout - something I haven't really attempted in the past.  It didn't go exactly how I envisioned but somehow came out better.

I started off by adding gesso to my background, then adding some stripes of watercolour paint across the middle of the page.  I mounted my photo on to some black cardstock and placed it in the middle of the page, so I knew where the paint needed to start/finish.


Next I grabbed my gelatos and used them to colour the chipboard title that came in the kit.  I worked with the same colours as my watercolour paint so the colours flowed across the page.

Lastly I added all my embellishments to the page - there was A LOT.  I think I used 95% of this months kit as there was only a couple of pieces left at the end + a few bits and bobs from my stash.


I had so much fun putting this layout together, it was definitely not my usual type of page but I really like it. Plus my boys really do colour my world :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Morgyn xx










Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Scrapping Fun Kits ~ September/Spring Kit ~ TN layout

Hi Scrappers, 

A quick layout share today using this months Scrapping Fun Kits spring themed kit.

This layout was done in my Travellers notebook as part of my 'all about me' project.  I actually struggled with this layout a little 1. because I was trying not to use mixed media on a layout (just a personal challenge for me lol) and 2. because I wanted to use EVERYTHING in the kit as it was all so pretty.


I started with the Spring To Do list and wrote out a few things I wanted to achieve in the next 3 months, my first goal was to loose weight. So I decided to use this photo of Roman and I going out for our daily walk - the Spring weather is perfect at the moment.



Next I made a little banner at the top with some of the bird washi tape (perfect as there are always so many birds to see and hear on our walks). I cut a strip off the cloud card to add under the washi and finished it off with a yellow flower - It reminded me of the sun.


Next I created 2 little clusters under my photo using more washi, a flair and the 'Beautiful Day' cut apart.  The little word sticker was from my stash.  I felt the page was pretty well finished at this point.



Lastly I added the bird clip to the top and my journaling to the green label and that's the layout done.  Thanks for stopping by to check it out.

Morgyn xx





Saturday, 9 September 2017

Scrapping Fun Kits ~ September/Spring Kit ~ A4 layout

Hi Scrappers,

Morgyn here sharing my first project using this months Scrapping Fun (September/Spring) Kit.
I loved the colours of this kit purple with yellow is one of my favourite combos. I had this lovely photo of my sister taken while we were in New Zealand so chose to use this with the beautiful florals.


I left a white border around the edge of my photo then mounted it on a piece of black cardstock.  Then started working on my embellishments.  I really wanted to use the floral paper behind my photo but it was just a tad busy so i cut a strip of it and laid it behind the photo along with the white doily and tag from the kit.



I then made a little cluster using the beautiful handmade pansy and some of the little flowers and sequins and finished it off with the 'beautiful' word label.


To finish off the layout I added a little embellishment cluster to the top left corner of the page and mounted the layout on black cardstock, added a small line border and called it done.

Please check out my process video for this layout over on my YouTube channel.

Thanks for stopping by,

Morgyn  xx

Friday, 1 September 2017

Beyoutiful 12x12 Layout ~ Kraft + challenge

Hi Scrappers,
Today I'm sharing a special layout I created as a guest designer (on behalf of Scrapping Fun Kits),
for Kraft + challenge blog.  Scrapping Fun Kits in one of the sponsors this month.


The challenge this month is to use the following image and be 'inspired by bees' to create your layout.



I decided to use the hexagons as the main feature on my project along with the black, white and yellow colour theme.


I started by using a Fiskars hexagon punch to punch out a tone of hexagon shapes from some patterned paper.  I used some scrap papers and some old papers I have had in my stash for AGES!
I laid them out on the cardstock to make sure I had enough for what I wanted (I ended up need to punch out more).   Then I spent what seemed like for ever gluing them all down.

I created another little cluster in the top left corner of the page and added a couple of enamel shapes and a chipboard phrase sticker (all from Freckled Fawn).


I made a double photo mat with white and black cardstock then mounted this on some foam tape, to give a bit of dimension before sticking it to the page.


I had this peice of chipboard in my stash and thought it would work well with this photo (me on my wedding day - which reminds me to scrap more wedding photos).  I used a black gelato and a touch of water to 'paint' the chipboard, then I covered it in some gold stickles.


Adding few splashes of  gold & black 'Heidi Shine' completed the page.


Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my layout.  If you would like to see the full process for the layout I have a video up on my Youtube channel.

Please pop over to Kraft + and see all the other wonderful Design Team projects and don't forget Scrapping Fun Kits is a sponsor this month.

Morgyn   xx