Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Don't stash your Stash series "Lubbock High School" layout (26.04.2017)

Good evening bloggers

Here is another layout for my Don't stash your Stash series. This layout incorporates many of my favourite elements of my personal scrapbooking style.

It's a clean grid style layout, my signature style. Other than bright and bold, the only other style I really like is a vintage/1950s colour scheme and this is shown here.

Of course, everything came from my stash and there are six elements that would not be intended for scrapbooking. Even I wouldn't have thought that I could incorporate that many into one layout!!

I do like a simple layout with the photo and/or title telling the story and don't always include separate journalling as is the case here.

The two 12x12 background sheets are Coredinations. I've added some card ephemera, a Kraft banner, punched stars, Tim Holtz letter stickers, AC Thickers and gems.

The six non scrapbooking items are the vintage postcard, book pages, gingham jam pot covers, doilies, badges and "glasses" brooch.

I originally purchased four of those "glasses" brooches from a jewellery shop with the absolute intention of using them on Buddy Holly layouts! I've had them for many years and three are now on layouts and the fourth is in my jewellery box!!

HELEN'S CRAFTY TIP: Don't forget to look in your scraps box for suitable paper and card when starting a new project. Once you've cut into that scrap don't put it back again. After all, it's been put in there once anyway. Grab your favourite punches or dies and use it up straightaway. I like to punch tags, small circles, stars and hearts.

Thanks for looking.

Helen xxx

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Don't stash your Stash series (cheat edition!) "Eric Morecambe" (23.04.2017)

Good evening bloggers

Here is the latest layout in my Don't stash your Stash series. I have to confess to having cheated a little bit here as the chipboard alpha stickers are a 2017 acquisition! 

However, they were a gift from my mum so I didn't actually buy them!!

The yellow 12x12 sheet is from the Coredinations Roy G. Biu. cardstock pack. The other cardstock is from Simple Stories Say Cheese. I've cut down one 12x12 sheet and used three sections. I also punched out the stars from the same sheet.

The chipboard alphas are from The Little Craft Company. Oh boy, that hashtag drove me crazy! It doesn't look quite right no matter how I place it!!

I've printed the song lyrics from the internet.

The date stamp is a Dear Lizzy phrase date stamp and I've stamped this using the Brilliance Moonlight White pigment ink pad.

I've added some gems.

I resisted the temptation to keep adding to this layout. I had thought about stamping some stars or suns on the yellow space but in the end I just wanted it to be bright, bold and simple. 

It was a dull day and the photos are dark but the layout is bright and bold!

This is a very simple but effective layout created from just two sheets of 12x12, some alphas and gems. I think it could be a favourite of mine!

Thanks for looking, sorry I cheated! I'm sure you'll agree that those alphas were made for this layout!

Helen xxx

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Don't stash your Stash series "Mud Wellies" (06.04.2017)

Good evening bloggers

Oh boy, I've really dug into my stash for this layout!

The background 12x12 is from the AC Primaries pack and the other 12x12 is from the WRMK 2007 White Out Collection called Explore - Hubcap.

I've added card ephemera, PL cards, a tag plus layering card and handmade paper from my scrap box. There are some BoBunny Happy Tail Dog journalling cards.

I've added wood veneers, a flair badge, a Dress It Up beach themed piece, brads, buttons, a gem, a magnet clip, ric rac ribbon, twine and thread.

Theres plenty of stamping and I've added some Tim Holtz Chit Chat word stickers.
The ink splatters are Dylusions melted chocolate spray ink.

Almost everything on this layout is stash that was just waiting to be used! Lots of odds and ends and bits and bobs of leftover pieces.

I've managed to get two more titles here from two older alphabet sticker packs. 

I think I'm the only person ever to struggle to use the Tim Holtz word stickers but I'm really making an effort with those!

Thanks for looking.

Helen xxx