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

xx

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

Exquisite – Take Note

Welcome

This page was designed with Kaisercraft Take Note papers.

I used a sheet from the 6′ x 6′ paper pad for the photo mat. The word banner is the barcode cut from the bottom of the 12’x12′ paper.The scallop edge on the right hand side was a cut out embellishment used from the back of the 6’x6′ paper pad.

These flowers are from my stash. The brown tones really went well with the layout.

From memory they are Prima flowers and the layered paper flower is Tim Holtz.
 These chipboard words are from ScrapMatts.
I just inked around them with a little Pinecone ink.

This page designed itself really. I love the simplicity of it.
Products used : Take Note papers from Kaiser
: Prima Flowers

                           : ScrapMatts Chipboard Words
                           : Pinecone Ink
                           : Pearl Antique Brad
This layout was created for
Made with Memories
2013
Keep the Faith
JD
xx

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

xx

Violet Crush

Hi All

This layout was designed for Made with Memories Design Team. I used the Violet Crush range from Kaiser. I love this range….helps a little that purple is my favourite colour!!

I love the simplicity of this layout. The sentiment really went well with my photo’s.
I recently went to Sydney for a Bon Jovi Fan Club trip and we had a 80’s themed cruise on Darling Harbour.
The colours fit with the papers.
The butterfly is from the sticker sheet and was attached using foam mount tape.
I wanted to add a little dimension to my page, so I rolled back the corner of my paper and placed a butterfly from the sticker sheet
under the corner.
The only embellishments used were the butterfly stickers, as this particular piece of paper was already very busy with the flower pattern.
By using the black paper in the background, I was able to use it for journaling.
Designed by Jodie Digney
For Made with Memories
2014
Keep the Faith
JD
xx

Ready As I’ll Ever Be – Violet Crush

This layout was designed using the Kaiser Violet Crush Papers.

This layout was submitted for consideration for Made with Memories Design Team 2014.
 
I really love this range from Kaiser, the colours are vibrant and blend well together.
I felt that with the script paper, I had to use a photo of myself.

When I designed this page, I had no idea what photo I was going to use,
but this self portrait was perfect.
   Might also of helped that I had purple in my hair too!!
The sentiments are all about self belief and being kind to yourself.
They really suit my personality.
The butterflies are from the sticker sheet and are attached using foam mount.
The butterfly strip is actually the barcode strip, just cut down to fit.
I also wanted to add a little stitching to pull the whole layout together.
I am very happy with the result.
Designed for Made with Memories
Jodie Digney
                        2014

Selfie’s Portrait Album

I wanted to share a little project that I completed last year.
It was inspired by an article that I seen in a scrapbook magazine.
When my husband and I are out at a function or on holiday, I like to take pictures of us (selfies). Most of these pictures where taken on our holiday to the United States in 2012.
This is the front cover of my Simple Stories Album. I randomly stamped images over the cover and used paper scraps from my stash.

  On this page I used a range of embellishments from my stash.

Chipboard stickers, clock, tag, stamps, washi tape and my Dymo for the journaling.
On this page I created the little flag banner using stickers from Simple Stories. I mounted them on thin chipboard and then used twine to embellish.
I am not fond of the pic on this page, as I took it at the wrong angle. Double chin alert!! With this page I used lots of cog and clock embellishments. The angel wings are from Kaszazz’s embellishment range. The tag is from a stationary supply shop. I found the calendar embellishments in Big W.
On this page, I stamped the background with a range of travel stamps I have in my collection. I love the frame ( looks like an old polaroid camera). The tag has some journaling on it. The bling is from Kaiser and I have used their flowers in the bottom corner to tie in with the floral headband I was wearing.
For the embellishments on this page I wanted to keep it simple. I used twine and the compass embellishment from Kaszazz. The twine was attached with the Tim Holtz tiny attacher. The button is Simple Stories. I also used the twine to highlight the month the photo was taken.
This is the back page of the album. It was given to my husband as a gift. I have used part of the Simple Stories paper for the journaling and washi tape for the background, along with some stamping. The letter stickers are from Kmart. Clock embellishment is Kaszazz.
I also wanted to give the album a little project life feel. I love that it comes with these pocket pages. Great for pictures and journaling. The compass embellishment is from Kaszazz.
Papers are Simple Stories.

The frame border on this page is a chipboard square. I covered it with striped washi tape. I have used washi tape for the background, added some stamps and used the calendar embellishment behind the frame. The angel wings are from Kaszazz.
This page has more use of cog embellishments. These are from Kaszazz. I have again stamped the background with travel stamps and used twine to attach the envelope embellishment.
With this page I used washi tape, Kaiser flowers, calendar embellishment and the photo frame. Simple Stories paper pad and stamps for the background.
With this page I have added some hessian. The brad’s are from Bo Bunny Zoology range. Chipboard film frame is from my stash.

On this page I have used the other half of the chipboard film strip. The cog embellishment is from Spotlight in their jewellery section. Paper clips & angel wings are from Kaszazz. The heart chipboard embellishment is from ScrapMatts. Papers Simple Stories.

The embellishment words on this page are from Teresa Collins world traveller range.

The clock and compass are from Kaszazz.

To finish off the pages, I doodled around the edges of the page with my Memento pen.
I used Versa Pinecone Ink to ink the edges of my pages and the stamping.
I also used Memento Black ink for some of the stamping.
This project took a whole weekend to complete at scrap camp but I was so happy with it, because it really took me out of my comfort zone. All the pages were designed spontaneously.
It sits pride of place on my coffee table.
Items used in this project are from Simple Stories – Life Documented
Kaszazz Stamps and embellishments
Kaiser flowers and stamps
Teresa Collins – World Traveller range.
Kmart & Big W
Spotlight
Personal Stash
Keep the Faith
Designed by Jodie Digney
2013

Homespun Happiness

 This layout was designed using the Simple Stories Homespun Paper Range.
I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and use a few different techniques and mediums. To create the background I used a script stencil and dylusions spray.
I then used black bazill to frame my pattern squares and make them pop.
I then found a page map I liked and started layering my squares in a pattern I liked. Making my photo the focal point.
I love black and white photo’s. They are great to use when you have a lot of patterns.

Once I had the placement, I then took a photo to refer back to and started to adhere in place.

I love these new #hashtag and arrow designs from Dusty Attic.
The heart is from the sticker sheet and to give it some dimension , I raised it up on some chipboard and then sanded the edges.
    I used some washi tape and hessian to help build the layers.
I am very happy with the finished layout and even happier that I can show off my gorgeous family.
Keep the Faith
JD
xx
2014

Our Little Girl – Miss Koko

Hello again my friends. I hope this day finds you happy and healthy and loving life.
I wanted to share with you one of my latest layouts. It’s a bit cute. It features my fur baby.
Her name is Koko and she is a pure bread Chihuahua.
My husband and I adore her, so when I seen this paper range and I just had to scrapbook her.
The papers used in this layout are from Bo Bunny. They are from the Primrose range.
So pretty. It made it extremely hard to choose the papers to use.
I used the chipboard embellishments to add some details to the layout. The butterfly created wonderful wings on one of the photo’s where Koko was wearing fairy wings. To add colour to these photo’s, I used my copic marker and coloured Koko’s collar, to make the photo’s pop on the layout.
I then used some clear bling to create the butterfly trails. Once again I used my copic marker to colour the bling to match the colour on the photo’s.
The chipboard banner was a perfect fit for a title to this layout. It reads Our Little Girl.
Koko is just adorable and turns heads wherever she goes. We love her to bits and she is very spoilt. My husband is like putty in her paws.
This layout was designed for Made with Memories
2014
Until next time, take care and I hope you find a little inspiration to scrap your fur babies.
Keep the Faith
JD
xxx

Bath Time Buttons

This is my day to catch up on those unfinished projects around the house and catch up with my scrapbooking blog.
I am currently working on my daughter’s album for her 21st birthday. Unfortunately like all things, I decided to start it a couple of months ago. I have been working around the clock to complete it but with all the party planning I didn’t get it finished to give to her on her birthday. I have decided to mix a bit of pocket scrapbooking with 12×12 layouts. I have found I am able to achieve a great deal and get her photo’s into an album.
This layout was inspired by a google search for bath time layouts. I have used the Bo Bunny Primrose Papers. I love the colours in these papers as they fit into the baby/girl theme very well.

To add some dimension to the page, I found a packet of buttons of various pink shades and sizes and placed them across the page to resemble bubbles.

My daughter enjoyed her bath time and she loved taking a bath in the kitchen sink. I was living in a small country town and it would get very cold, so the kitchen sink was convenient and I was able to use the kitchen table to dry her off and dress her while the slow combustion stove was going. Our bathroom was a little cold as it was on the outside of the main house.
I really love looking back at old photo’s and the memories they evoke.
Keep the Faith
JD
2014
xxx