Monday, November 30, 2015

Documenting December - with Scrappy Canary!

Today I'm showing you the cover page for my "Schultz Christmas 2015" Documenting December Album.

I've mainly used the Document December kit from Scrappy Canary as well as some other items from my stash. I've kept the cover page simple to make it achievable. And I aim to do 2 days to a page.
I chose a single 12x12 sheet of scrapbook paper and cut it to cards for each pocket. I love the Shimelle ephemera pack (many of the items on this page are from that), and the glitter Thickers are awesome! 
Aren't these die-cut gingerbread men adorable, I added some rhinestones to bling it up!
On these cards I've used more die cuts from the ephemera pack, and added more rhinestone bling!
Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx
Karyn

Friday, November 27, 2015

Christmas Cards - With Paper House Productions!

This week is Diecut Sticker Pack week over at Paper House Productions. 

I've chosen to use the Winter wonderland diecut sticker pack and I've started to make my Christmas cards!!
I've chosen a design and used it for all my cards, just varying the colored papers and the stickers. I've kept my card base neutral and white. Then I've layered either green or red paper from the ColorWays paper collection. Next I've added a layer of white cardstock which has been embossed, stamped and ribbon has been added (from my scraps of ribbon - I never discard any offcuts!).  
Then is was time to add the diecut stickers. I've used 3 snowflakes on this top card - I used a dimensional to raise each one.

On this next card I firstly stuck the "Joy peace and love" sticker down then I added the holly with a dimensional for a 3-D effect.   
There are 2 of each sticker in each pack so I used both the pinecones on this card. 
Finally for this card I added a cluster of 3 stickers. 
I've really enjoyed starting to make my Christmas cards and have been able to efficiently create these cards by using a common design and using the die-cut stickers. Have you started your cards yet??

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx
Karyn

Monday, November 23, 2015

Project Life Week 42 and 43 - With Scrappy Canary!

Today I'm showing you Week 42 and 43 for my "Schultz Family 2015" Project Life Album. I didn't have many photos for these weeks, and I've been madly trying to catch up on my PL before I start to document Christmas, so I did a week to a page here.

This week I've used the final bits and pieces of my October pocket life kit Santa Monica from Scrappy Canary as well as some paper from the Venice Beach scrapbook kit (also in the paper add on kit), and some other bits and bobs.
Here is a close up of the LHS. I've used some of the Pinkfresh acetate cards from the kit for this page.
I've kept this card simple with some leftover paper offcuts from the paper pad, and I printed my journalling directly on the grid card from the kit.
I used an acetate card over a white card and some of the washi strips from the kit. 
Here is a close up of the RHS.  
I made some feathers with the washi strips in the kit. They are quick and easy to make by just folding the washi back on itself then cutting into an approx leaf/feather shape then adding a few snips on the sides. 
All of my photos have been printed on an Epson XP-600

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx
Karyn

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Christmas Planner - with Paper House Productions!

Welcome to the Paper House Productions Holiday Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from the lovely Christine Meyer, or you can go back to the start here (Giorgia Rossini)  

For the Hop I've made a Christmas Planner - essential for my Christmas organisation! Inside I have a card list, gift list, calendar, as well as a place to record the gifts my children receive. I love looking back on gift ideas and interests from year to year and it also reminds me what gifts I gave previous years - so I dont buy the same thing!  I have made a planner for the last 5 years or so and cant start my Christmas shopping without it!
To start with I cut out 4 card bases, this is the foundation of the planner and denotes its size. I also cut out 15 patterned paper mats - I'm using the Red Flannel paper, Reindeer paper, and Deck the Halls paper. For my planner inserts I created my own design using MS Word and printed it out and cut to size.

I used a long arm stapler to staple the card bases together, then I layered and adhered the coloured mats and planner sheets to each page.   
A view from above 
For my cover I used my Cameo to cut a card. I like to keep the cover simple and like to have the year visible (for future reference).

Then I collected all my PHP Christmas stickers and puffy stickers - ready for the fun part!   
This is what the inside looks like at this point. 
Another page. 
Here is the finished product. The puffy stickers make it so easy!! 

I've used Christmas lights, Santa Hats, Reindeer, Christmas Stocking, and Baby its cold puffy stickers as well as Merry Christmas cardstock stickers.   
I keep my embellishing to a minimum so there is plenty of room to write. Also, I don't put any puffy stickers near the spine or it gets too bulky.

These pages are for my Christmas card list. 
These pages are for more Christmas cards and the start of the gift list.
These pages are for my Christmas gift list. 
These pages are for my family (hubby and the girls) gift list and Christmas notes. 
These pages are for recording gifts received - often you immediately forget what you are given (esp with the girls) so this is a great way for them to remember. 
These pages are for calendars for November and December - I white down when the Christmas tree gets put up, parade dates etc. 
Lastly I have pages for Plans for the day/food ideas and a place to put my Christmas letter. You could customise this to include other events, food planning if you prefer. 
This year I purchased a cover for my planner. This is a small version (field note size) of a travellers notebook/midori cover. I purchased mine from Wikidori and love it!!
My planner fits in perfectly - isn't it adorable!! 
This is what it looks like on the inside 
Have you been inspired to make your own Christmas planner?? I hope so :)

Next on the hop is the fabulous Karen Sessions 

There is lots of fun Holiday inspiration on this hop so relax and enjoy!

It wouldn't be a Hop without a prize would it, and there is a $25 Paper House Productions gift card up for grabs

Paper House Gift Certificate

Paper House Holiday Blog Hop

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Here is the Hop list if you get lost
  
Holiday Blog Hop Designers

Crafty Hugs xx
Karyn

Friday, November 20, 2015

Project Life Week 41 - With Scrappy Canary!

Today I'm showing you Week 41 for my "Schultz Family 2015" Project Life Album. This week was the second week of mid semester school holidays for us.

This week I've used the last of my October pocket life kit Santa Monica from Scrappy Canary as well as some paper from the Venice Beach scrapbook kit (also in the paper add on kit).
Here is a close up of the LHS. Some of these cards were cut from a sheet of paper from the Venice Beach scrapbook kit - I love these quotes! I used my Fuse to change the pockets on this page from 6x6 to 3x3.
All these cards needed was a few puffy stickers, enamel dots and wood veneer.
Jessica loved sharing her pony with her friend. It was so much fun to ride double :)
Here is a close up of the RHS. Again, I used my Fuse to customise the pockets on this page.
Rachael always carries a purse and phone wherever she goes. Jessica found an old phone and had to do the same - bless her :)
I took this photo of Jessica while she was waiting for her friend to arrive for a play date - watching out the window for their car to arrive. Waiting is so hard for 7 year olds!
All of my photos have been printed on an Epson XP-600

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx
Karyn

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Project Life Week 39!

Today I'm showing you Week 39 for my "Schultz Family 2015" Project Life Album.

This week I've used goodies from the April Messy Box from A Beautiful Mess, as well as other bits and pieces from my stash.
Here is a close up of the LHS. This week was the last week of school for Term 3 so I was on a mission before the holidays. Rachael did a big sort through of her bedroom (clothes and toys) so she had a good excuse to go clothes shopping!!
Krispy Kreme donuts ... yumm!
Rachael's room sort out exposed lots of unwanted Beanie Kids - Jessica's dream come true!!
Here is a close up of the RHS.
Most of these photos were taken during my trip to the city to get the car serviced. As well as a friendly koala in the garden!
There is always time for a "waiting for the bus" selfie!!
All of my photos have been printed on my Epson XP-600

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx
Karyn

Friday, November 13, 2015

Here Comes Trouble - with Paper House Productions!

Today I'd like to share with you a scrapbook page I made using lots of goodies from the Paper House Productions ColorWays Gatsby collection. I love the glitz and sparkle from this collection. I was initially going to use it for some Christmas projects but it coordinated perfectly with these photos - so this was my first project!

The photostrip was from a photobooth at our local movie cinema - my girls are always happy to having their photos taken!!
I've mainly used the Gatsby paper pack and the Gatsby accent pack as well as rub-ons and puffy stickers. I cut out a number of triangles of varying sizes and placed them on my page (some are raised with dimensionals for a 3D effect). I also splattered some gold and black paint acros my page.  
I've added an Awesome and Be Silly rub-on and some puffy stickers.
I layered a gold doilie, tag and paperclip from my stash as well as elements from the Gatsby accent pack. "Dream" is from the believe puffy sticker pack
I love the different patterns in the papers in the Gatsby paper pack. This paper suits the triangles which are quite on trend at the moment.
I've loved using these new ColorWays Gatsby products, such a versatile color
All photos have been printed on an Epson XP-600

Thanks so much for stopping by

Crafty Hugs xx
Karyn