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Saturday, 3 March 2012

Thanks to Shimelle...

Hey there...

Using only ONE Studio Calico (add-on) kit and a few extra pieces, I made SIX LAYOUTS plus a mini-album. SIX!!!

Here's the story behind it:

For the past few weeks it's been percolating in my brain that I want to USE more of my stash (not just have it sitting on a shelf). I have approximately 1000 photos sitting in packets and boxes ready to be scrapped. Just sitting there. (what a waste!)

A little while ago, Shimelle posted a 'mini-class' called Creative Scrap Diving. It was all based around the idea, that you pull out some product; embellishments, patterned paper, cardstock, letter stickers or thickers etc....and then you scrapbook. With nothing but what you've chosen.  You will (Shimelle suggests) scrap faster, with less stress and get more important memories and moments captured on paper, than you might otherwise. Plus you'll use up your stash (which is why we buy it right?!)

Rather than hand-pick the elements, I decided to use a randomly selected Studio Calico kit from my shelf (they're still in their adorable brown bags, so it was like Lucky Dip!). The kit I chose was "Debate Team" from September 2011.

This kit is probably my LEAST favourite of all the ones I bought LOL and some of the colours in it are ones I really struggle with.  But I wanted to push myself.

For all of these layouts, I only used what was in the kit, plus about 6 pieces of coloured cardstock (All American Crafts), a date stamp, a pen for journalling, adhesive. (I'll specify anything else used below each photo)

Given that I've already talked your ear off, I'll just show you the photos now :)

I'll start with my favourite :)

 A walk through the clouds

Additions: paper punch to make the confetti and some Mr Huey's white mist.

A walk through the clouds_closeup

I love love LOVE how the mist looks!! 


Additions: The Lawn Fawn Polaroid Stamp and Hero Arts Basic Lowercase Letters for the 'titles' on each photo.

Hey Girl

I got the title for this after seeing those hysterical Pinterest photos of Ryan Gosling. Additional items: Teeny heart punch by EK success.

My Girl

My goodness I hate my handwriting! lol

My Girl_closeup

Just a little closeup so you can see how cool and textured the Amy Tangerine Chevron fabric paper is :)

I nearly didn't make this next layout. I was almost completely out of cardstock, thickers etc. But I pulled an extra piece of yellow cardstock out and put this together:

You're Mine

and finally,


Addition's: EK Success Punch.  I actually made this layout first, then used the little confetti that I punched out of the strip at the top of this layout, on the Walk in the Clouds layout.

That's all of them!

I'll share the mini album tomorrow, because I have to figure out a good way to photograph it!

I'm so glad to have scrapped some of these photos--they're my favourites from our trip to Japan in 2008.

Thanks so much for looking!

I'll be back soon


Linda xx


Mary Dawn said...

love them all! and i was going to remark on how much she looks like her dad, but i won't now LOL

Melissa Shea said...

those are fabulous! I love that you used Shimelle's technique and it worked! PS-how do you photo your LO's?

rcwidow (Linda) said...

love all your layouts! They turned out fabulous! inspires me to get my photos and stash out.

Anonymous said...

Linda these layouts are all so gorgeous! Love how you used Shimelle's technique and how it turned out. So pretty!

Annette said...

These are wonderful! Love that chevron fabric paper!

Chari Moss said...

So great! I'm always impressed with layouts! I love all the little Izzy pics :) my favorite is the one on the my girl page, love that expression!!!!

Danielle said...

These are so amazing! How great you utilized your kits...I need to start doing that instead of hoarding :/ You look gorgeous in all of these pics :o) And what a little cutie patootie!

febe said...

Truly beautiful set of creations. Love the paper and your photos are awesome! :)

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