Thanks To Ulta Beauty

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Thank you Ulta Beauty – who not only provided me with a humungous bag of Hair, Face, Body products, and many limited editions makeup pallets but also raised in excess of 22 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Their 14th Annual Charity Golf Outing and Day of Beauty was a huge success and provides funds to further research projects including TAILORx, a study that determines if women with intermediate risk can forgo chemotherapy.  Keep doing what you’re doing to help find a cure and empower women and their families. #GorgeousWaytoGive

LOLAX

 

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Wild Hare Kits

I decided to invest $20 in a Wild Hare Kit and I love it!!

Beautiful papers from Pink Paislee, Echo Park and Maggie Holmes with pre cut card stock, sequins, a Carta Bella stencil and an ephemera pack from Maggie Holmes…win win. Thank you so much.

I haven’t crafted much this year and this kit has certainly motivated me.

You will be seeing me again soon,

 

LOLAX

Christmas

This year I decide not to make a December Daily but inside produce a couple of 12×12 layouts and make one or two pocket pages with the snow and cocoa line from Crate Paper. I adore these girly pink colors and was thrilled to see that I could use them for Christmas memory keeping.  Heres what I made;

 

Sorry if some of the photos need lightening up. As you can see it was a relaxing Christmas and we kept things simple. No visitors this year which freed up some time to craft.

LOLAX

Halloween

I cant believe that I haven’t posted on here for so long!!

I have been scrapping though, let me show you what I’ve been up to…

Halloween was great fun. We took Alice out trick or treating  and Harry went out with his buddies, dressed up as Morty from the Rick and Morty show.

 

 

Alice was dressed as Cat, with a full tulle skirt. We also popped up to Salam on Halloween weekend. It was so good seeing the sea and climbing on the rocks. The views were magnificent. Salem itself was crazy – party central, everyone was outside on the streets having fun. I couldn’t wait to make a Project Life page of our trip.

I cant wait to go up there to see the sea and enjoy this town once the weather warms up a bit.

 

LOLAX

Bramble Fox

My scrappy friend Wendy drew my attention to a fantastic online store called Bramble Fox. They’re a wonderful UK company who ship internationally at a low cost. They design Perspex titles and fun flair which you can glue onto layouts or Project Life projects to add titles or embellishments.

Personally I love the idea of a ready made title or number, to give my layouts a more professional look. I’ve just placed an order for the products below and can’t wait to show you how I use them in December. Let me know what you think….happy scrapping!

LOLAX

“Hi”

True to her Siamese nature, Sophie loves to chat to us. Her favourite word is “Hi” whenever you say it to her. 


Today I used Felicity Jane scraps and a few mist splatters to create the layout. I love how the sea foam paper and paint highlight her eyes. 

Have a fab weekend!

LOLAX 

Schizophrenic Scrapping Style

Do you have a certain signature look to your layouts?

Do you have that colour scheme, that layering or mixed media technique that screams “Me”?

That “look” on Pinterest that means you can spot one of your layouts from a mile off?

I sadly don’t have a style and I really want one. I’m envious of people who do have a style. I’d love people to say…”Thats one of Andreas pages”.

Someone once said to me, “Your style will develop over time”. Well, it’s been nine years now that I’ve been scrapping so maybe it’s just not going to happen.

I tend to fall into three main scrappy styles:

  1. The Layered Look
  2. The Grid
  3. The Traditional

This my friends, as you can see is “The Layered Look”. Modern, whimsical and you can have loads of fun getting messy with mixed media….I usually team girly papers with a white background…my “Go to” and favourite look. However it’s a trend that everyone seems to be following right now.

Next up, “The Grid…..”

Easy to rustle up, looks fab with rubbish photos…goes with any paper. Looks super cool using one or two colours.

Finally, “The Traditional”…..great for loads of photos of the same event so you can make double page spreads and maintain continuity. I actually find this the most old fashioned and “Busy” of my three types (in a clashing carpet and curtains kind of way) and as somewhat of a minimalist, I struggle with this look, but it is an economic way of scrapping and gets the job

I’m always happy having those photos scrapped and the memories and stories recorded but it doesn’t necessarily give me the scrappy satisfaction of getting messy that I crave. This style of layout is good if you’re lacking in mojo and just want to follow a sketch. The pages are balanced well and there’s little thought process required which is handy at times when you want to scrap and watch TV ha!

I’d really like to commit to a style…but which one?

I’d love to hear your thoughts and know which category you fall into.

LOLAX