Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Planning Planners?

Good Morning Rikki here today with a planning a planner post. I am lost without my Kikki K planner it has my life - iterally in it. I know our phones have loads of app to keep track of our lives but I have to say that I am a little bit more old school when it comes to keeping track, there's just something about writing it down that helps me recall the information.

As I am new to the making planners pretty stuff (nothing about my Kikki K one is pretty eg with photos and washi etc), I will be sharing each month the things I have learnt, how my style will change throughout the year. So we will be learning together. 

So I will be keeping my Kikki K planner and also working with a beautiful Heidi Swapp planner...... the idea is that I will keep life stuff like bills due, blog post info in my Kikki K and using my Heidi Swapp one as a review/reflection of the family stuff that we did over that month, so by the end of the year I will have a mini album that will also assist in helping me remember the events of the year, as a reference to my normal layouts. 

So my start point was to gather some supplies that I think I will want to use throughout the planner, I know that I want to keep my planner quite flat on the inside, to keep the planner from over flowing. I also know I want to be able to add envelopes and pockets to store memorabilia throughout the year so its sorted and stored without a lot of work going into that process. 

Washi tape is a must, I find that with three kids all over the place and with school holidays its an easy to colour code these things without writing it all over the planner, it really saved me this year so I will be carrying it over to 2016.

The next thing will be about the pen!!!! I dont want it to bleed through, feather out, I want it to be nice and thin also. So for those who have done this before..... what are you using? What should I stay away from?

How cute are these Heidi Swapp Clear Cards ? - In store now!!!!

Heidi Swapp Hello Memory Planner 2015

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner Clear Cards

You will be pleased to know that the rest of the Design Team will be doing the same with a number of different planners each month. So stay tuned to see what they create. 

Also to see how the first month goes for myself.

Till next time, have a creative day.


Tuesday, 29 December 2015

December Daily

It's hard to believe it, but Christmas has come and gone and we are now gearing up for the New Year!! We hope you had an enjoyable holiday and had time to rest and recover. Maybe create something? or maybe shopped for a bargain for your next scrapping project? We hope that you share your plans?

I had big plans for this project creating a December daily Album. I have to admit it was bigger and more work than I thought. I still need to continue to add more, including journaling. Although I was surprised how I enjoyed the process and taking note of the little things that make up our family traditions. 

 Added a Maggie Holmes frame and Teresa Collins Studio Gold Project life card with Your Creative Wings Frame.

 Pages and papers from Teresa Collins Candy Cane Lane collection. Cork was cut into stars using the Big shot and machine stitched.

A Vellum page was reinforced with strips of washi tape and Maggie Holmes gold die cut was added. The ''believe'' and ''wonder'' epoxy dot artwork was created by Maggie Massey for the Believe Christmas range by Heidi Swapp.

I added white sequins onto the Vellum and a bow to the gold paper clip. Attached to the clip is a letter to Santa by my 8 year old daughter. The letter hides in a red dotted paper bag behind the photo collage.
On the right is another sleeve made with the Fuse tool to protect the large photos.

 Our much loved dog quickly posed for a photo and I backed it with some burlap and added washi, label stickers and tiny words I typed.

 On the right small wood frames I painted white fitted perfectly here with a Studio Gold project life

Of course these days my daughter leaves me plenty of selfies to use in my projects and it wouldn't be 2015 December Daily without one.

Some beautiful photos from our Neighbours Christmas lights and that's the end of my post for December!!

 Close up of the die cuts from the Candy Cane Lane range with cotton thread to add detail.

Thank you for taking the time to check out the Scrapping Clearly blog.
 Happy New Year to you all!!!
Exciting things are coming for the new year, so stay tuned and see you in 2016. Whoo hoo!!
Michelle xx

Sunday, 27 December 2015

A little bit of Planner Excitment

Hello everyone I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are all collecting photos and bits and bobs to add to the awesome new 2016 planner you have. Planners are a fabulous way to record your every day life from appointments to records of exciting events in your life.

I have been using the Heidi Swapp planner since Heidi introduced her 2014 planner one to match the hello today range. This planner was awesome for small snippets of your life as the was only small circle for you to record your events, there are still some of these available in the shop now.

In 2015 Heidi introduced 2 awesome planners one in black and white and the other is water colour this is the one that I chose to use it was the softness of the green and the silver that I loved and this is still available in the shop and the bonus of Heidi Swapp Planners is that they are undated and can be used for any year.  

I am sharing with you today some of my December 2015 pages many of the pages I wont share as they are very personal to me but stay tuned in the the new year for some I will be sharing.

At the start of each month I like to decorate my start of month page for December I have used Heidi Swapps Believe Christmas range

I then like to use the next page to include 2 special photos from the month and I briefly write what they mean to me as its not the end of the month yet and I have some more places I am going the are currently blank. I always include lots of little bits and pieces I have collect during the month to decorate my journal.


The next page always has a large area for writing or decorating and I tend to create a mini layout here again using a small photo from the month that is special.

I love the month page and use it as a quick reference as to what is happening and when and love to use random items to mark the days on here.

As with all Heidi's new planners there are so many pages for documenting your life I use the middle ones to record life as a journal rather than a diary this is where I right about what is and has happened in my life I also include photo's in here and instax camera's are awesome for this.

I hope you all love doing your planners and that I have provided you with some inspiration with your 2016 planner, Don't forget that Scrapping Clearly has an amazing rage of products suitable for your planner including the new monthly planner kit which contains all sort of exciting bits and pieces that you can include in your planner.

Thank you for stopping on by Kim Kendell

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Christmas album

Happy Boxing Day!  Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas Day and are currently relaxing ... maybe even scrapping???

Since Christmas is over now, I'll probably need somewhere to put my Christmas photos! I may as well make an album especially for them, right?

Now, I'm a simple scrapper ... and don't have a lot of patience ... so I decided that spraying the whole front cover red was a good idea!  Time saving, easy and it looks great!

Then it was simply a matter of waiting for it to dry and then decorate!

Decorating was easy with the Heidi Swapp Believe banners, the Heidi Swapp Disco stars and the Heidi Swapp Believe ephemera pack ...

I stayed with a classic colour combo of black, white, red and silver and love the look!

Thanks for visiting the blog here today! :)

Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

This time of year brings festivities and family fun. It is a time for reminiscing and looking forward may your hearts be filled with joy and peace, may the true meaning of Christmas fill you with joy.
Take time during the rush of the holidays to enjoy the things in life that really matter. Take in the serene moments spent with friends and loved ones, and may the wonder of Christmas surround you throughout the holiday season.
Kylie and the team at Scrappingclearly thank your for all your amazing support during 2015 and Wish you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Christmas Spirit

Good afternoon, Rikki here with the last post before Christmas, I hope that you all are organised and enjoying the day. I am working with the last of the Teresa Collins Tinsel and Company and its a layout of my youngest son. I wanted to have a combination of the last two layouts to tie it all together. 

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas however you chose to spend it with your family and loved ones. Time to sign off, as we need to prep for the Red mans arrival and I have a very excited 5 year old.

Till next time, have a Safe and Wonderful Christmas.



Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Winners are Grinners.....

Good morning how are you all? Hope you are all well, we are here today to share with you the winners of November's Challenges.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you for all the entries this month, we just love seeing your work.

The sketch:

Fiona Parslow

The Moodboard:

Melanie Darcy 

Pocket Swap: October's Random Draw

Sonya Wilkes

                                              You have won a Glitter Prize Pack.

All winners could you please contact the Shop via our Facebook page with your Name, Postal information and what challenge you won. 

You have to be in it to win it we have one new challenges this month you can find them HERE. If your wanting to join us for Pocket Swap (sorry Australians only) you can find all the information in the community group just follow the link here

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

My Daily December

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas!! 
With just 3 days to go, here are some more of my December daily pages. I will warn you there are a lot of photos!!
 This would have to be my favourite Christmas project I have worked on and I look forward to doing one next year. However it will be more formal and more organised to make it easier to complete.
There isn't any journaling shown for privacy purposes but there are plenty of hidden tags, envelopes and project life cards to write on later.

Please feel free to comment below and ask questions on any of these pages as I will be happy to chat about my experience or any of the products.

 The white bow was hand stitched using the Amy Tangerine stitching kit.

 I added the program from our pageant with a custom sized plastic sleeve using the fuse tool.

 I liked using all different size photos for variety and the large full page one has a big impact.

 Here is a small fold out for photos using Washi tape to join the project life size cards together.

Showing a close up of the Washi tape joining the fold out cards.

 The hidden tag behind the photo has a handmade tassel attached.

  Burlap tag for added texture.

 Close up of the acetate page with the beautiful chipboard heart from Your Creative Wings. I attached it with Jac paper and covered the centre with fine white glitter. Looks super cute and I am so happy with the result.

A great way to add photos is to create a collage. I used Pic Monkey and it was so easy. 

 Another custom made sleeve using the Fuse tool, one side with a diecut and shaker pocket. The other side a photo.

 Project life cards backed together are a great quick insert and good for journaling on.

 Heidi Swapp Lovely word die cuts easily through thin cork.

Several different white and gold Washi tapes were used throughout. 
I love this Christmas snowflake die I borrowed from a friend using the gold glitter paper. 
I used the Candy Cane Lane range by Teresa Collins and her Studio Gold project life cards.
Thank you so much for taking the time to look and get to the bottom of my post today. That was very photo heavy! 
We would love to hear how your December daily album is going. 
Till next week,stay safe and enjoy your Christmas holidays with family and friends. 
 Michelle xx