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Whimsy Notes

Whimsy Notes.

This month I have covered the fronts of 3 note books.

The first one features the CB1220 Ornate Frame and the CB4070 String Circle Roses.

The charms CH036 are also from Scrapmatts.

To decorate the background I started by covering the notebook with Gesso. I then applied the plasterer’s tape and using a paintbrush added the Prima Marketing 963576 Finnabair Art Extravagance Rust Paste Set to add colour to the chipboard pieces.  I have used the ST1026 Circle stencil with Colour Blast Paste in Deep Water. I have also coloured the metal embellishments with the rust paint.. The flowers are from 49 and Market. The washi tape is from my own stash. The image is from Ranger Ink – Dylusions Adhesive Canvas – Printed.

 

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South East Asia Cruise Journal

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Sharing my travel journal I completed on a cruise to South East Asia last year.

The journal is from Kaszazz.

Unfortunately it is no longer available. Such a shame, as it’s a really a great product. I loved that it came in a kit with all the accessories needed to complete the journal. I packed it along with my Tim Holtz tiny attacher, journal pens, tape runner and my Fuji Instax camera. The sticker pack and metal embellishments were from the cruise ship journal kit.

Firstly I love how much room there was to journal. I did find it difficult to keep it on 1 or 2 pages though, as I love to write.

When I travel I like to pick up keepsakes that are relevant to the place I am visiting. I collect currency, postcards, receipts, ticket stubs and embellishments.

I love my little instant camera. I can place the photo’s straight into my journal capturing a special moment or place. I also love to use my Dymo to journal the pictures. It adds some element and texture to the page.

Some of the embellishments I used are from a store called Stroberi in Indonesia. They have fantastic hair clips and brooches. They had some that were film rolls, planes, luggage cases , drinks and popcorn. I just removed them from the clips or brooch. They retail for approx $1-$2 making them a cheap way to embellish the page.

Washi tape is a great way to attach items to your journal, if you don’t have glue, tape runner or a mini attacher, while adding decoration to the page.

Through out my journal, I have added a little doodling to fill up the white space.

Whenever I travel, I look out for postcards. They are cheap and a great way to document where you have been and showcases the main attractions of that city/country. I also like the keep entry tickets from attractions or places we have visited as a visual prompt for that days activities. Envelope pockets are a great way to keep souvenirs, pictures, maps or ticket stubs.

With this page, I have used some stickers to create the beginning of my journaling.

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I also used an arrow brad to keep my brochure from opening and it works as an embellishment for my page.

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I have used my ticket stub as a photo mat to add some colour to this page and it also reminds me of the bus tour we took on the day.

A great way to keep your pictures in place is to use these fabulous adhesive photo corners. I found mine in a discount store. They also create a nice detail to the picture.

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With this page I used my washi tape to frame the photo’s. I found some Kaszazz beach rub-ons in my stash. They have hibiscus flowers on the sheet. This was perfect for this page, as this is the national flower of KL.

These pages don’t have a lot of photo’s on them as these were the days when we were at sea. This gave me more room to journal and I was able to use items from activities that we participated in on board the ship.

I really love this page in journal. I was able to take a photo from each place we visited and highlight the memory from that day.

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To fill up the back of the journal , I placed our luggage tags, vouchers and other memorabilia into the pocket for reference.

I was able to journal and attach most of the items daily. I found this a great way to scrapbook while we were on the cruise and it was fresh in my memory. Having it already in kit form made it convenient to carry and use daily.

Once I was home, I then finished the journal off with some added embellishments, rub-ons, dymo lettering and photo’s.

I am really happy with the finished project and it’s really nice that I am able to have it sitting on the coffee table for friends and family to view and not half finished in my craft room along with the other UFO’s.

Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear your travel tips for scrapbooking or journaling on holiday.

I look forward to reading your comments.

Keep the Faith

JD

xx

2016

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Happiest Place on Earth!!!!

Wow only 24 days until Christmas!!! Where has this year gone?? Way to fast for me. I just seem to run out of time to just sit and update my blog without feeling guilty because I should be ticking off all the other jobs/ideas/projects. Why is that? Is it selfish to just want to sit and blog all day?

Well time to feel guilty and sit and blog for a few hours with some of my finished projects.

 Here is my one of my layouts I recently taught at Made with Memories.
 

When I saw these papers I was drawn to the red pokadot as it reminded me of Disneyland and Minnie Mouse. I knew I had some pictures from our holiday to the United States in 2012 and my husband and I visited Disneyland. It was amazing and I would love to take my children there in the near future.

 I have used some Dusty Attic chipboard. Hashtag words, Word Pebbles, arrows and Script words. Some twine and Tim Holtz Tissue Tape. The journalling was printed onto some Kraft card stock with my printer and when I travel I try to journal in my diary daily so that I can use it on my pages.

I have coloured the chipboard with the Distress Ink – Picket Fence white paint dabber. When I paint the chipboard, I leave it in the chipboard and after the paint has dried , I pop it out. I find it covers easier and I don’t end up with paint all over the place.

This layout is inspired by a page map that I had found on the internet. The sketch is from Debbie Hodge. Sketch #22 October 2009. As you can see from my scribble, I used this for inspiration and I changed the photo sizes and flipped the pages. My interpretation is the sketch below.

As you can see my sketch is no way professional, but just a quick sketch to remind me of placement and photo sizes. Where to place the patterned paper, titles and journalling.

I find using page maps help with the creative block, sometimes I just can’t find the inspiration to create my own designs or I am time poor, so this allows me to complete layouts quicker.

This is the completed layout and I have to say it really works well with my photo’s.

Now to find the time to get the album completed.

Who needs sleep right?

   Products used :

 : Kaisercraft Mix n Match paper range
 : Dusty Attic Chipboard
 : Tim Holtz Idea*ology Tissue Tape
 : Distress Ink – Picket Fence White Paint Dabber
 : Memento – Black Magic Ink

Created for Made with Memories

2014

 Keep the Faith

JD

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Pitter Patter Baby Treasure Box

Welcome

Hope this day finds you well.
I wanted to share with you one of my latest projects using Kaisercraft’s Pitter Patter papers.
I really enjoyed making this project and was very happy with the finished item.
I have used many materials and it took me a few hours to put it together.
 I started with 6×6″ chipboard squares to make the box.
I then covered each square using the Pitter Patter papers, alternating the patterns so each side was different.
I then used the Tim Holtz Distress Paint – Bundled Sage and made a light wash effect over the paper.
 I used pinecone ink to edge all the squares & colour the chipboard.

For the lid, I have used Dusty Attic Chipboard embellishments, flowers and leaves. Tim Holtz Filmstrip ribbon, mini staples and Decorative Knob. Kaisercraft Pitter Patter Collectables and paper. Some Kaszazz Washi Tape.

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After layering the elements over the lid, I then gave it a spray with the Tattered Angels Glimmer mist.
I used some gauze to add a extra dimension to the design.
After I had glued the sides together , I used some washi tape to hold it secure and this added another element to the design
 On this side I added Dusty Attic Adore Pebble, gauze, Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon,
Kaszazz washi and Feet embellishments, so I could stand the box.
This side I have used gauze, Kaisercraft Collectables, Dusty Attic Chipboard Embellishments.
I really love their small rose buds, hashtag words and view finder wheels.

With this side I used the Kaisercraft Collectables, Dusty Attic hashtag word, chicken wire, flowers and leaves, viewfinder wheel and washi tape. I placed gauze behind the word to add dimension and break up the chipboard elements.

With this side I used some left over Dusty Attic – String of Hearts chipboard to cover the left hand side. I used gauze under it to add some softness.
I used washi and the filmstrip ribbon on this side, then layered a sentiment piece over the top, placed a viewfinder wheel under the sentiment piece and then placed flowers and leaves on top to add extra dimension. I attached the paper elements with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.
       

To finish off the project I sprayed all the pieces with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Olive Vine.
I have not taken a photo of it but to attach the lid, I used some Butterfly Hinges from Kaszazz, so I am able to open the lid and place in little treasures.

    This was the end result, which I am very happy with.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at this project and find a little inspiration to think outside the box and challenge yourself, as this was really out of my comfort zone. It really helped me to just go with the creativity and don’t be so judgemental in my own work. I think it really is a beautiful piece that would take pride of place in any baby’s nursery.
Products used;
Kaisercraft : Pitter Patter papers and Collectables
6×6 ‘ chipboard squares
Dusty Attic chipboard embellishments : Viewfinder Wheels
                                                               : Hashtag words
: Chickenwire
: Small rose buds
: Leaves
: Adore/Cherish Pebbles
: String of Hearts (leftover from a previous project)
: Tim Holtz : Filmstrip Ribbon
: Tiny Attacher
: Distress Paint – Bundled Sage
: Twine
: Gauze
: Assorted Washi Tape
: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Olive Vine
: Helmer 450 glue
: Kaszazz : Washi Tape, Feet & Hinge Embellishments
This project was designed for Made with Memories
2014
Keep the Faith
JD
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Cherish Moments Together

Welcome again.

Here is another layout using Kaisercraft Take Note range of papers.

This single page layout was inspired by the beautiful picture my daughter took of herself and her brother.

 I wanted to add some texture to the background, so I used a honeycomb stencil and some gesso.


I love the chipboard words, which are from ScrapMatts

        I used some script washi tape in the top right hand corner and some small Kaiser blooms to finish the embellishment off.
     Some Kaiser flowers with some Dusty Attic leaves to create the floral cluster.
I used the 6′ x 6′ paper pad to place behind the photo to create a photo mat. I love to place my pictures on a angle too. I am not a straight lines kind of girl.
I also like to print my pictures with the white border as it creates a photo mat effect.
Products used : Take Note papers from Kaiser.
: Kaiser Blooms
: ScrapMatts Chipboard Words
: Washi Tape
: Dusty Attic Leaves
: Twine
: Gesso
: Honeycomb Stencil
This layout was created for
Made with Memories
2013
Keep the Faith
JD
xxx
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Repurposed Stamp Block

Hi There

I completed this project a little while ago but I hadn’t put it on my blog, so I thought I would share it with you.
I was recently sorting my stamp collection and took all my stamps from my wood mounted blocks and turned them into cling back, so they can be used on acrylic blocks.
So I had these wood blocks left over and didn’t want to throw them out, but didn’t know what to do with them.
  I wanted to repurposed them in some way and this was the end result.
I cleaned the block to remove the sticky from it and then I covered the block in some travel themed washi tape, I then took some clock embellishments and glued them to the front of the block with glossy accents.
I then used some little glass bottles and stuck them to the top of the block, placed some photo pin holders into the cork tops and took a piece of printed paper with the word journey on it and rolled it up and placed inside the clear bottle, to give me a message in a bottle effect.


This has now been repurposed into a cute little photo holder.

Products used : Washi Tape
: Glossy Accents
: Glass Bottles
: Clock Embellishments
: Tim Holtz mini cogs.

Keep the Faith

Designed by Jodie Digney

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