Welcome to the last day of February. Hi, its Kim Jeffress here and I'm a little nervous that the year is already flying so fast, but the one thing I hold on to is the fact that I memory keep to help me recall all the good things that happen in my life!
Today I am sharing another layout using the scrummy London kit. I am just so in love with the soft pastel pinks, greens and greys in the kit that I wanted to make a feature of it on my layout. I used the beautiful grey dot pattern paper as the base of my layout and added strips from the pink heart and pink stripes along the top and bottom.
I created a cluster of pattern paper and photos in the centre of my layout using the 3x4 cut apart sheet to form my grid. You will note the bottom left block is larger than 3x4, I wanted it to be the same size as the photo above it so i just trimmed it wider than the 3x4 size.
To add a title to my layout I added some of the white chipboard letters from the kit overlapping the cluster to create a sense of cohesiveness.
I finished off by layering the chipboard shapes, die cuts and epoxy letters in and around the cluster.
Thanks for popping by the blog today, enjoy your memory keeping and see you next month!
Hi friends! I'm so happy to be back today sharing a special set of pocket pages documenting my birthday!
The London kit was so fun (and pretty perfect to use.) I cannot tell you how much I love the outcome!
I love the simple and clean alphas mixed with the bright colors and subtle patterns. Not to mention, that black & white floral is a little piece of perfection!
I'm usually a little intimidated by mixing patterns and certain colors, but this kit made it so easy to venture into something like that. I was able to use the chipboard shapes to bring the various colors into different pockets to tie it all together!
I also used the 6x6 paper set for that fun ampersand. I'm in love!
Do you have any tips for mixing patterns? Share them below, I would love to hear them!!
Hello everyone! I'm so happy to be back on the blog today to share another layout that I've created with the gorgeous London kit. I'm having so much fun playing with these beautiful goodies!
This photo makes me giggle! Madi and her friends love taking selfies and these photo props were so fun and perfect for her recent birthday party!
To create the background for my page I cut the solid green paper to 12 x 12 making sure I still had the pretty scalloped edge on one side. I then trimmed my cardstock down so that I had a nice green border and added a strip of the yellow grid and the black and white linen patterned papers down the right side.
I stitched a border around the inside and outside of the cardstock, then added some black watercolour splatters diagonally across the page.
Next I layered some yellow grid, green floral, black and white linen, and some pink journaling card behind the photo, tucked a striped tag from the cut-apart sheet in behind then stitched it all into place. In the top left corner of the photo I added a pretty gingham heart and word circle also from the cut-apart sheet then attached some twine to the tag and stapled it into place.
I used the London chipboard alphas for my title then printed some strip journaling (using my favourite Traveling_Typewriter font) and adhered them underneath the photo.
I couldn't resist adding a little stamping to my page as well! I used the "HAPPY" word from the London stamps and a sweet little heart from the Felicity Jane Note To Self stamp set too. I just love how crisp the images turn out!
I popped a pretty pink heart in amongst my splatters and stamping, stapled a folded label in the top right hand corner then added the date and my page was done!
Thank you so much for joining me on the blog today! I adore this kit and have already started on my next project! See you again soon!
Hello! This is Victoria Calvin, better know as Victoria Marie in the scrapbooking world! I am so excited to be the Felicity Jane Guest Designer for the month of February 2017! As soon as I received the London kit I immediately cracked it open and started playing with all of the beautiful goodies that are included in this kit!
Here's what I created:
This layout features a photo of my daughter and I during a recent visit to a local art museum. My intention for this layout was to create a clean design with a bit of movement and a lot of emphasis on the photo.
I started this layout by creating layers of pattern paper behind the photo. To the photo layers, I added a tag and a black and white gingham heart from the 12x12 cut apart sticker sheet. To the heart I layered a label that says "smile" and a chipboard triangle die cut. To the right of the photo layer I added a bit of washi tape by Little B and a white acrylic heart.
To the left of the photo layer, I added a black and white stripe chipboard frame and layered the frame with a chipboard label that says "amazing", a white acrylic heart, and a yellow chipboard triangle to accent the frame. To create the title I used the "happy" chipboard sentiment and the exclusive black and white letter font stickers that came with the kit.
Seriously, I am totally in love with these font stickers!
To the top and bottom of the layout I added small strips of black and white floral pattern paper and stitched the strips with my sewing machine to add a bit of texture and interest. To finish the layout I added a small amount of typed journaling and a label at the bottom of the layout that serves as a spot for the date and a pink chipboard triangle die cut.
This kit was perfect for my clean and simple layout!
I've truly enjoyed the opportunity to be the Guest Designer for February! I can't wait to see what you create using this awesome kit! Thanks for stopping by!
Hi everyone! Mandy back with you today to share a traveler's notebook spread that I created using the super lovely 'London' kit!
I'm using this traveler's notebook insert to document all of the little things that my youngest daughter and I do together during the week. Having two slightly older children, I know that this time when they are little flies by so quickly, and I don't want to forget any of these little 'everyday things'.
How seriously pretty are the colours in the 'London' kit?! The combination of the yellows, pinks and teals teamed up with pops of black and white is just divine!
I absolutely love the chipboard shapes in this kit and I really wanted them to be a feature on this spread. I added the 'happy' chipboard word as well as a few of the triangles to the left hand side of the spread. I like that they add a bit of dimension to the page, without being too bulky.
Behind my photo I created some pretty layers using a couple of journaling cards from the cut apart sheet, a strip of the washi tape, and the super cute black and white striped chipboard frame. I also added another chipboard piece that says 'amazing' on the bottom left hand corner of the photo. I love creating lots of layers and dimension on my pages!
The stamp set is another one of my favourite things from the 'London' kit! The 'everyday things' stamp was the perfect phrase for this page, and I can see myself using that one a lot! I also stamped '#yes' three times in the top right hand corner. I finished the page off by adhering one of the branding strips across the bottom of the page. I love that it has tabs with the days of the week across it!
I hope that you're loving creating with the 'London' kit as much as I am, and if you're yet to purchase this kit, you must go and check it out in the shop... You won't be disappointed!
Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today!
Happy Tuesday! Nancy here with a closer look at the London kit and some art journaling techniques. I've been dabbling in a bit of mixed media lately and wanted to combine this beautiful kit and some artsy techniques.
The cover was created with yellow acrylic paint and modeling paste (to create the hexagons). The title was created with the puffy stickers from the kit. I then used the London Kit Stamp set to add scattered flowers and a subtitle. It's a simple, but happy cover.
The large letter "H" (for Hawaii) was cut out from the 6x6 paper pad. On the right, teal acrylic paint was used to create the background, while the bright yellow sun created was created by finger painting a large circle straight in the center. I used two stamps from the London Stamp set to create the text in the center and then used a Pitt pen to hand journal a sentiment.
This page is very simple with just the back of the "H" embellished with the flower and sentiment from the London stamp set.
I like to mix my mini albums up with something unexpected. Here I created a clear pocket by sewing a square from a divided page protector. A small photo was added along with chipboard shapes and an enamel heart from the London kit. I also used a hole punch and some patterns from the kit to create confetti. It's a fun little pocket!
The back of the shaker pocket contains another photo (glued directly to the one in the front).
This orange art journal page was created by using persimmon, coral and yellow acrylic paints to create the background. A stencil and modeling paste were used to create some texture. The finishing touches include an all over flower image from the London stamp set along with some text. Adding just a few lines of handwritten journaling is a great way to add a handmade touch to an art project like this.
This art journal page was created with the same combo of persimmon, coral and yellow acrylic paint. Aqua and white were then used to fingerpaint random circles around the square. A stencil and modeling paste were used to create texture. The London stamp set was used to repeatedly stamp the word "happy" along the right edge of the square. A small flower finishes off the text.
I created these little squares of art without a definite plan in mind. I wanted to play with paint, texture and the London kit. Adding some favorite photos from a recent vacation to Hawaii turned this into a meaningful little album chock full of great memories (and art that I love). The next time you are searching for an idea, try your hand at mixing techniques and stories with your Felicity Jane kits!
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.
Hi everyone! Mandy here with you today, and I'm sharing a layout that I created using the beautiful 'London' kit!
But first I just want to say how very excited and honoured I am to be staying on the Felicity Jane Creative Team for another term! For those of you who don't know me, I live in Australia, I'm married to Andrew, and we have three kids - Abigail (12 years), Isaac (9 years), and Eleanor (2 years). I've been scrapbooking for about 12 years, since my oldest was a baby, and I enjoy it now more than ever! I love preserving my family's precious memories, and I equally love the creative outlet that scrapbooking provides! I mostly like to create 12x12 layouts, as well as traveler's notebooks. If you'd like to take a look at more of my work, you can find me on Instagram as @mandy1980.
Here's a look at my layout...
I documented a sweet photo of my youngest daughter and our kitten that I took recently. The colours in the photo coordinated perfectly with the pinks and yellows in the kit! This design was a bit different for me, but I enjoyed trying something new, and I'm happy with how it turned out!
I used the grey dot patterned paper as my background, and kept the black scallop branding strip on the bottom. I like how this grounds the page. I also added a strip of the yellow grid patterned paper along the bottom.
Originally when I started this layout, I intended to create a grid design, but I decided along the way, that rather than keeping all of the elements of the grid tightly in the centre of the page, that I would spread them out, in order to give each segment 'room to breathe'. I like how this provided five points of interest on the page where I could focus my embellishing.
As always, the florals in this kit are gorgeous!! I fussy cut this one from the sticker sheet and added foam tape underneath to give it some extra dimension. The yellow patterned paper underneath really helps it to pop off the page as well.
The 12x12 sticker sheet is one of my favourite things about this kit! Nearly all of the embellishments on my page are from the sticker sheet, including my title! How pretty is this font?!!
There are four beautiful tags included on the 'London' sticker sheet as well, and I love this black and white striped one!! I popped a heart sticker on top using foam tape, and tied some twine through it to finish it off.
I stamped the date onto one of the labels and then adhered it to a square of pink striped patterned paper. You can also see here the flair button that I added to the layout. I can't get enough of the Felicity Jane flair buttons!
Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! Make sure you go and check out the 'London' kit if you haven't already! I'll be back next week to share another project using this kit!
Hello! Hope you're all having a great week! I got a slow start to the new year but am finally getting organized and moving forward with several projects I'd like to complete this year. One of those projects was setting up my planner with some fun dividers and getting each section ready so I can be productive.
The patterns in this month's Felicity Jane London kit are so pretty and I thought they would complement the inside of my new planner very well. I chose some of my favorite patterns and cut them down to A5 size. The green floral is my favorite so I decided to highlight that pattern and use it as my dashboard. Once I cut down the papers, I added a strip of the cute black and white polka dot washi tape (from this month's kit) down the left side of each divider. I then cut very thin strips of the pink and white striped patterned paper and adhered them right next to the washi tape on each sheet to add a decorative touch. Afterwards, I punched holes in each divider so I can easily insert them into my ring bound planner. Here's how they turned out:
Next, I "embellished" my dashboard. My word for this year is "embrace" and I wanted to include it on my dashboard so that every time I open my planner, I'm reminded of my word. I used the awesome London chipboard alphabet to add the year and the word "embrace" directly onto the floral pattern and then added a few of the London chipboard triangle shapes to add a pop of yellow.
Once I completed the front of my dashboard, I added tabs to each divider to notate each section in my planner. Truth be told, this entire project was designed around those cute tabs that were included in this month's cut-apart sheet. I cut out each tab and then printed the name of each section of my planner onto a piece of paper. Then I just cut out the section names, adhered them onto the tabs and then adhered the tabs onto the dividers. Easy peasy!
Here's how my new dashboard and dividers look inside my planner. I love how they turned out and it makes me happy to look at them in my planner each day!
Hope this gave you some ideas on how to incorporate your London kit in your planner. Enjoy the rest of your week and happy planning!
Hey there friends! I'm back today with a fun layout I created using the London kit. This month's kit is one of my all time favorites. I just cannot get enough of that color scheme and those pretty florals.
As soon as I saw those florals, I knew a little fussy-cutting action had to happen. I mixed the black & white florals with that fun mustard yellow, and I love the pop of color it ads!
The "happy" chipboard word was perfect for my title mixed with one of the stamps from the stamp set! I also used a light grey thread rather than white (which is what I usually use) to help the stitching stand out a bit against the light colors of the paper.
I tried out a bit of a new technique with this layout, and while I'm not 100% in love, I sure had fun (and that's really all that matters, right?). I felt like all of my ink colors were a bit on the dark side for this layout, so I used marker ink mixed with a little water to splatter on my finished layout.
I love how light the splatters came out, but I definitely had less control over where they ended up. I may not be super crazy about the placement of them, but I'm already looking forward to the next time I get to try it!
I would love to know - Do you ever start your layout with one specific product or color scheme in mind and just see where it ends up going?
That's kind of how this layout went, and I love the way it turned out!