Monday, 24 October 2011

October Page Kits for Scrapbook Kits with Jules {now Scrapbook Kits with a Difference}

I still haven't got to sharing the photos of the
2 page-kits I created with the stash sent to me
 by Jules from Scrapbook Kits with a Difference.  

       Here is the first page I designed for Jules' kit 
club in Australia and I had to write step-by-step 
instructions too {which obviously I can't share with you} 
but if you like the look of my page you can go here 
and buy the kit and make one just like it!  
{Minus my cute kid of course LOL!}  
Just substitute with your cute kid or fur-baby 
& you are good to go :)

 Practically everything required for your page is
supplied within the kit to make it easy for you!

In each kit I try to do something "different" to encourage
scrapbookers to try something new - like
journaling around the elements for example.

 And using inks around the elements for some extra 
dimension & to draw more attention to the text.

I layered up all the chipboard elements around 
the edge too to frame the photographs.

 I used the "pop" stickers to add some dimension
to the paper by adding them on top of the flowers
for a 3D effect.

 I fussy-cut around the floral images on the paper 
& tucked the photos in for a seamless look.

To underline the title I cut the chipboard bookplate
 in half & threaded the eyelets with twine
a couple of times. 

I enjoyed the challenge of working with product 
that I hadn't selected myself and coming up with
a page that would be simple enough for
others to replicate.

 For this page I used a Picasa photo-collage
but the same effect could be achieved by 
matting a selection of photographs together.

 I added some strip-journaling 
{just before my printer went on vacation...}


 I did some faux-stitching and some doodling of
leaves around the flowers
{even coloured them in with a pencil!}

 There were a lot of goodies here so I made 
a frame with all the doodads around the edge.

 Mixing up colour & black & white photos 
in a collage always looks more effective.

 That photo above is one of the cutest of all time!

 I made a frame around the cardstock 
- added the collage in the centre - 
then embellished around it - 
so it was a very simple design.

 If you are interested in the concept of buying
pre-designed page kits (perhaps as a gift for a newbie
scrapper friend to encourage them along) then
head on over to  Scrapbook Kits with a Difference,
click on the "Shop Online" icon and you can
browse through the kit store.

And don't forget that EVERY MONTH we have
{they are easy to find - right at the top of the sidebar!}
due in at the end ofevery month with prizes shipped 
anywhere in the world!!

E mail your entries to - 
they'll be showcased on the blog and you'll have a 
chance to win a limited edition kit!


Mitralee said...

That first page made me look close! I love how you highlighted around the flowers in certain places. I honestly can say I have never tried that. YOU always have endless TRICKS up your sleeve! Those pages are lovely, looks like a great kid! And, we know they napped a great designer to showcase them!

tania said...

absolutely the first page!! that is a stunner and of course your daughter is a beauty:)you did these kits justice!!

Kerryn said...

So many clever ideas used on both of these pages. I particularly love your first page!! And such gorgeous photos of your girl too :).

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee how in the first one it looks like she is sitting in a garden! You always amaze me!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Georgia Heald said...

These are stunning Helen. Especially love the flowers on your first layout and your pages are always so impeccably done with such attention to detail...LOVE them! xox

Bellaidea said...

Great kit! In your hands looks even bettr!Well done my friend! And all this in 48h?Bravo!

Eila Sandberg said...

It must be so challenging but also really rewarding to work outside your chosen box i.e. with kits that you haven't chosen yourself. I absolutely LOVE the first one! so vibrant, so fun and so happy! but the fairest flower of them all is of course precious Cami! love the multiple pics and darling feel to the second one. xoxoxo

Marelize said...

What awesome layouts Helen! So much gorgeousness to look at. Beautiful work and great inspiration! :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Beautiful layouts - so different and totally gorgeous! Love them both!!!

Jeaunes said...

Wow these are two really stunning layouts, especially the first one! just love all the colours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lilith Eeckels said...

Breathtaking. I just love coming to your blog. It really inspires me. And those photos are STUNNING!

Kiki said...

You know that!!! I love everything you made!!!! Both of them are Beautiful!!! You are amazing Helen!!!!

Alison said...

Love how you journalled on the first LO..such pretty colours on both LOs!
Alison xx

Jasmine S said...

They are both just fabulous. I love the little detailed embellies in both too. And the multi photo page, wow, it is so appealing and your eye is drawn to each photo because of the tags and arrows etc.
You have worked wonders here my girl.

Cathy said...

Both beautiful LO's Helen.. loving all the vibrant colour and fabulous details!! Loving how your used all the pics in your 2nd LO, looks awesome!! Have a wonderful week :)) hugs

Diana said...

Wow you managed to do some really amazing LOs! I have a lot of those embellies from my early days of scrapping. I recognize a lot of stuff there.
Great work!

MARILYN said...

Beautiful pages my friend! in the first one I love the journal around the flowers, the beautiful photos of your beauty daughter and the colorful! Love the grid design with the journal lines in the second one, and the lovely photos makes me smile!! :) :) :) Beautiful work as always!!! Hugs!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

bright, cheery, colorful, it just say HAPPINESS all over for these 2 beautiful layouts!

Svjetlana said...

Gorgeous summery pages, they make me season nostalgic.

ScrappinAnja said...

Oh, such amazing LOs, love the summer colors, give me so much energy just by seeing them!

Blossom inch said...

beautiful layout with loads of precious pics to see and great color used and love the whole composition on this page Helen!

Blossom inch said...

...and the hair and make up layout is so stunning beautiful adorned by your beautiful DD pics. Just gorgeous and breathtaking and I am absolutely blown away with your creativity!

sandi said...

Wow! These are fantastic! Both lo's are just so bright and upbeat! You have such a cheerful style! Love it!

yyam said...

Just love the bright and happy colours on both the layouts! Gorgeous work Helen! :)

P/s: There is a certain sense of accomplishment when you work with products you might not have picked out for yourself otherwise, eh?