Sunday, 31 December 2017

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year by Lauren Hender

Hello Everyone! 

Welcome back to the Scrapping Clearly blog. 
I have mixed feelings about this blog post. On one hand I am happy and the other I am sad.
The reason for this is that this is the last blog post will have as part of the Scrapping Clearly team. 

I recently made the VERY hard decision to step down from this team and another
to allow me to have some extra time for me in 2018.
I found this past year I took on too much which left me feeling stressed and exhausted.
So part of my 2018 year is all about slowing down and not saying yes to too many things
even if I really really want to. 

So today I want to share with you a Christmas layout using the beautiful Pink Fresh collection
‘Oh Joy’ with a little of the Teresa Collins range ‘Something Wonderful’. 

This layout is of part of my family on Christmas Day just before
we were about to dig into our yummy Christmas lunch. 

Have you made any New Year resolutions?
I have decided on a crafty one which is to put into an album every layout once it has been completed. The reason for this is that recently I spent half a day sorting through and putting into albums 2.5 years of layouts.
By the end of it I was just exhausted and made a vow to myself that it will never happen again. 

How do you store your completed layouts? 

So lets go shopping: 

So I just want to take this moment to thank Kylie and the Scrapping Clearly team
for this incredible journey I have been on.
It has truly been one of the most inspiring and supportive teams. 

I encourage you all to continue to support Kylie so that we can see her business grow
and we, as Scrappers, can continue to have access to this superior store. 

Blessings for your 2018. 

Lauren xo

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Enjoy Life

Morning everyone,
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the silly season.
The year's almost at an end and this is my last post for 2017.
Crazy, right? The year has just flown.....

I hope you have enjoyed stopping by the Scrappingclearly Blog during the year,
I know I have loved each and every post throughout the year.
There has been so much inspiration and so many amazing creative ideas,
each and every Design Team member inspired with their amazing creations
and demonstrated amazing ways to use products from the Scrappingclearly store

We would all love to see you back in the New Year here @ SC
to be inspired once again by our fabulous Design Team.

Life Simply doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful!

To be honest this layout really was created with a piece of marshmallow cardstock that
accidentally had some paint spilled onto it.
I took advantage of the mess and added some more random paint sections
using some stencils and applying more paint with sponges.

Once the background was dry I simply added some chipboard chicken wire
which I painted teal and some Chipboard stars all giving that second dimension.

Black cardstock was used to matt the photograph ........

Surgical gauze gives another texture and element to the layout,
placed underneath the photograph before it's adhered down.

I have painted the 'Simply' Chipboard title black and added Tim Holtz 'Small Talk' phrase stickers
to create a title. Using a black pen I drew a box around each word.

And of course, to finish the layout, I have added my journalling in my handwriting........

I hope I have inspired you to create using an accidental mess :0)!

I wish you all very warm and joyful New Year,

may your journey during 2018 always bring in many memories

and memorable times.

Friday, 29 December 2017

I Play With Dolls (In My Art Journal), Do You?

Howdy folks, Lisa here, with my final mixed media blog for 2017...
and what a fun creative playful year its been.
So to finish off, I am not going to run through my favorites of the year,
 but show you some new work that has been keeping me sane over the festive period,
usually not much time to sit and create so its just about enjoying me time and de-stressing.

I am absolutely loving the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls... they are too much fun to create with.
Here are a few different ways I have incorporated them into my Art Journal pages. 

I started with a Dylusions Journal, some DWM Acrylic paint in Ocean and Sky, and a small brayer.

 and added a DWM Stencil and rubbed back the paint using a wet wipe

 After the acrylic paint was dry, I stamped a few lines of harlequin print across the page,
using StazOn in Black and Blue Hawaii.

 I then added a few extra subtle stamped script (my go to), and took to the page with my Fudeball pen.

 Using a transparent clock face I added colour to the plastic element with
 Alcohol Ink and blending solution.

Then to work on the focal point, and placement.
I added a paper element in the background and a little paint over the top
to work the elements together. *essential if you added elements later to your design.

 I also added a few Jane Davenport washi Tape stickers on to the page, and began to put together my piece.
A piece of cheesecloth or muslin to soften the page and add a textural element.
The clock face and the Tim Holtz Paper doll Twins... ain't they cute?
I added a little alcohol ink to their dresses.
And the baby on the left for balance, and that essential third element.

 Awww the baby, she is adoreable.
I added a 'lil neon paint to her dress to lift and give her life.

 And this piece, same formula, with a few more mark making elements and I am hooked.

Recycled bunting for party hats.

 Even the dog needed to be festive.

And that is me for another year at Scrapping Clearly.
I want to send a big Thank You to Kylie and the SC team,
all my creative partners in crime - Jo and Kim and
especially my epic arty companion and creative muse Peg,
whom I don't have the words to express my joy for the connection we have.
All the women who I have luckily shared time with this year through creative retreats and events...
You, Peta, Louise, Gayle, Sue, Anita, Vicki, Bev and Nat, Zane and Roe. I love you all..
Thanks to all the blogger hoppers who drop by and check out the weekly uploads.
I appreciate the time you take to call through and check the inspiration on the blog.
Looking forward to seeing where the creative journey will lead next year.


Thursday, 28 December 2017

Christmas Planner - With Karyn Schultz!

Hi Scrapping Clearly Lovelies!!! 

Hope your Christmas was amazing and filled with family, love, and laughter.

It's Karyn here and today I have a Christmas planner to share with you
made using lots of fun products available in the Scrapping Clearly Store

I know Christmas is over now but this might inspire you for next year :) 

The base for this project was made from cardstock, some pages I designed in MS Word and printed,
I know this paper collection is not Christmas themed but it is so fun and bright
and suits the summery weather here in Australia!

I started by trimming the cardstock into 4 greeting card sized pieces (approx 15cm x 21cm).
Then I folded each in half and stapled together using a long armed stapler. 

Next I trimmed my Christmas printables to approx 8.7cm x 10.5cm
and the sheets of Fancy Pants Designs Joy Parade 6x6 paper pad to 9.5cm x 14cm. 

I attached a piece of the patterned paper, as well as a printable, to each page.
For the cover I attached a diecut and puffy stickers from the Fancy Pants Designs "Joy Parade" collection

I have deliberately kept the embellishments to a minimum so that the booklet is not bulky
as I carry it around in my handbag in the lead-up to Christmas.

Here are some pictures of each of the pages in the booklet.
These first pages are for my Christmas card list.
You could design the printables to suit your own planning style.
Isnt this puffy sticker fun!!

I've used more puffy stickers on these "gift list" pages - I love the collection of dot, and word stickers. 

These pages are for my family gift list and a spot to attach my Christmas letter. 

I also keep a record of gifts received - mainly to help remind my children who gave them what,
and also ideas for future gifts :) 

These pages are just for adding some fun memories - using these brag cards

I made my own calendars for November/December, great to keep track of events!  

Lastly some pages for Christmas day notes, menu plans etc. 

I hope this has inspired you to make your fun planner -
they are also a great way to record and remember gifts you have purchased in previous years!!

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Crafty Hugs xx

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Farewell from Chloe

Hello there Scrappingclearly fans.

This post is rather sad, it's my very last post as I am finishing up my DT position at the end of this month.
It's been a wonderful 2+ years and I thank Kylie and the team so much for their faith in me.
I have enjoyed my time here, designing with some fabulous ranges, trying new things and making new friends. 

For my very last post I've decided to share my favourite pages/creations from the last 2 {and a bit} years.

There might be a few, so make that cuppa and enjoy!

{I really loved this range - Simple Stories Summer Vibes}
Other products used:

Getting my Mixed Media on!
Products used:
Pink Paislee's Memorandum 6x6 paper pad (currently on special)

I have used the Heidi Swapp Believe 6x6 paper pad,
and lots of the ephemera pack for this page.
Other products used:

I have used the perfectly glittery All That Glitters range by KaiserCraft for this page 
Other products:

Simple but effective! 
Products used:
Simple Stories Summer Vibes Chipboard Frames
Nine & Co Ephemera Tags, this range is currently on special

I just LOVED creating this super cute acrylic album!
I went all beachy and used the Simple Stories Summer Vibes range.
See the entire album HERE

There was a time when I shared quite a few pages of my planner!
I just loved this project! See THIS POST for more! 

Awww ... this page was created with the lovely Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Bloom collection. 
Other products used:

I even scrapped a pic of myself! 
Products used:
Maggie Holmes Bloom Chipboard with Gold Glitter Accents, Paper Flowers 16pc, and Delights with Foil Accent

I've made many cards over my time here, too! Here are just a couple.
I used the Fancy Pants Joy Parade range for these.

These colours are my favourite :) 
Products used:
My Mind’s Eye On Trend 2 Collection – Journal Cards, cardstock stickers
Pink Paislee Take Me Away gold Thickers

For this page, I used the Something Wonderful 6 x 6 Designer Pad for the background papers,
I've wanted to do this design for a while using 6 x 6 papers (no cutting to size),
and this was the perfect opportunity!
I used lots of other things from the Something Wonderful range too.

Other products:
Pink Paislee Take Me Away gold Thickers

So there you have it - a quick journey through my 2 {and a bit} years here at Scrappingclearly.
What a journey it has been! I will miss it so much, but life takes us in different directions,
and it's time for me to take a step back now.
I know that the rest of the team will continue to inspire you and I will enjoy seeing their projects in the days to come.

For the last time, happy scrapping, and take care.

Much love,