G'day and Hello, Kim Jeffress here and I am waving madly from Downunder Australia. I am truly so excited to be sharing my first post here on the Felicity Jane blog. Let me tell you a little about my self before I share my first project with you. I live in Brisbane Australia with my husband and two boys aged 10 and 8. They are my main source of memory keeping. I love recording the big and small moments of my family's life. I am a full time kindergarten teacher who just so happens to love this thing we call 'scrapbooking' so much I always make time for it in my busy schedule. Currently I design for Heidi Swapp and Jot magazine and I feel so blessed everyday for the incredible opportunities I have had in this craft over the last few years. My favorite way to share projects and inspiration is on Instagram you can find me here @kimjeffress.
So let me share with you my first project- a layout I created with the London Kit. Anyone who knows me, knows I love the color yellow so when I opened my box I literally squealed with joy! I love that I was able to add little touches of yellow throughout my layout.
I started with the white and grey spot pattern paper and then trimmed about two inches from the side and turned it over to reveal the soft pink and white stripes which I then adhered to the edge of my layout. I then trimmed about an inch from the yellow pattern paper and adhered it also too the back of the layout to create my background. I laid down my photo and embellishments , marked with a pencil where they were then removed the pieces and used my sewing machine to create a border for my elements.
I then used two of the pieces from the 4x6 cut apart sheet to form part of my journaling and title. I ran the blue journaling piece through my typewriter to add my journaling. I adhered my photo on three sides so I could use it as a place to tuck my journalling card into.
I added the Happy chipboard shape to the side of my photo then fussy cut the bow from the cut apart sheet. I trimmed off the bow ends and added them flat onto my page and then adhered the main part of the bow with pop dots for dimension.
To complete my layout I added some messy stamping with the FJ London stamp set, I love the subtle texture that creates without the bulk.
This is the first layout I have created for my family's recent visit to Disneyland. I can't wait to get scrapping again with more of the gorgeous London Kit.