Sunday, 5 February 2012

3 Scrappy Boys February Kit {my projects using the Crate Paper "Paper Hearts" add-on}

Hi girls.  Hope you are all having a good weekend.  
My weeks and weekends are rolling into one at the 
moment, which I am not liking one bit, but the beginning
of the year in South Africa is a little chaotic, with schools
and universities all starting new academic years and a lot 
to get organised.  My daughter heads back to university
this week - I will miss her like crazy - but I think we need
to get the year rolling now that we're already in February!

3 Scrappy Boys have some lovely kits available right now
and I was lucky enough to be sent the Paper Hearts add-on
to work with - this is what I came up with - I managed to
squeeze out 3 layouts and 2 cards then I was left with scraps!

As Valentine's Day is just around the corner I focused on 
some recent photos I took of my daughter and her boyfriend.

I used mists and wooden embellishments to create this effect
then doodle-drew roughly around the created shape for an 
artsy effect.

I got this photo totally by accident.  Whenever I take 
a photo I actually take at least THREE - very important -
especially for group shots where there is bound to be 
someone doing something stupid in practically all of them!

 Whilst editing the photos I actually noticed this look my
daughter was giving my husband and zoomed in on them,
cropping the rest of my kids out of the picture.  I kept to 
a straight-forward centre-panel design & lightly spritzed 
the text print with pale green mist before I started 
layering it up.  Anyone can achieve this with a light hand.

I always like to include a multi-photo layout too as I 
know how popular they are.  As the add-on comes
with a large sticker sheet with various alpha options
I decided to be extravagant with a long quote for my

I had a recent delivery of a few new Martha Stewart
Crafts punches & if you are wanting to save on
embellishments this is definitely the way to go.
The MSC designs are very classic too...

The punches aren't cheap but they are far superior to
ANY I have ever come across and I imagine them
lasting a life-time, not to mention that they are space saving
too and are actually hinged on each side of the centre barrel
so they fold up, making storage very compact.

Lastly I created a couple of cards as what I had left over
wasn't enough for 12inch layouts.  The first one used up 
all the little owls that came in the kit and I thought it was
a cute way of utilizing them.  I have a tutorial on how to
make this card on the 3 Scrappy Boys Blog here.

The last card used one of the canvas butterflies, which
I inked using spray-mists (removing the lid and wand
and tapping it directly onto the canvas - bleeding the
colours into each other then accentuating the design
with a white journaling pen).

If you would like to purchase this kit - or any of the 
other kits and products over at 3 Scrappy Boys enter
the store HERE.  You can cruise the gallery for ideas
HERE and remember that there is a great big pre-CHA
sale going on too, with prices slashed up to 75% off!


Supplies used {as supplied in # Scrappy Boys February Add-on Kit}

6 sheets double sided Crate Paper paper heart paper
1 Prima alphabet stickers
1 Maya Road wood ruler
1 pack Maya Road flowers
assorted Elle's Studio tags
1/2 pack Studio Calico wood veneer asterisks
1/2 yard Maya Road trim
1/2 pack Maya Road chipboard banners
assorted Maya Road canvas butterflies
assorted Fab Scraps buttons
1 pack Basic Grey eclectic embellishments
assorted Maya Road trinket pins
assorted Maya Road kraft owls
1 Elle's Studio pennant sheet


Evgenia Petzer said...

so lovely! like these papers!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Wow wow wow!!! I cant stop admiring your layouts ... They are all so beautiful !!! Love the choice of pp.. The colors... And those alphas too... Awesome !! And your cards are simply stunning !!! Love them!!! Visiting your blog... always leave me with a smile :).... Hugs xoxo

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful layouts with so many little details to feast one's eyes on and I love the funky cards.

Heather Jacob said...

wow Helen .. you have been busy and I love all of these ... couldn't choose which one I like best , but that first one is intriguing with the "ruffles" at the bottom .... they are all sensational Helen, you are on fire girl xoxox

MARILYN said...

Sooo Beautiful pages, my friend!! I love the first one!! with the misting, the details and the colors are fantastic. Love the photo in the second one is so sweet!!..girls are daddy!! Paola is like Chelsea with her daddy, too. love the design is this one and the quotes in the last one. Your photos are gorgeous, I told you it!!
You did a wonderful work with this kit!! ahhh, love the cards, too!
Hugs!!! :)

Violette said...

As always, this is great work!
I especially love the effect on the first LO and also the look of your daugther for her father. It is the same look my 4 year old daugther gives my husband (who she actually call her "Prince Hero"). I hope she'll still look at him like this when she'll have the age of your daughter.

Tina said...

These are all STUNNING Helen! Your layouts are getting better and better - I love your style and your photos! Super FAB!!

Such amazing eye candy!

sandi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! You really rocked all of these pages and cards! Simply awesome Helen!

scrapbookertink said...

Love them all Helen, what is that brown trim on the 2nd layout and also on the card, don't recognise it and it is yummie, take care, Doreen x

Bellaidea said...

Helen, I`m so sick I can not even see clear but I love what you created. Just thinking about the girls, thay all grow to fast,,,

Erin Blegen said...

Wow, so much fun!! What bright and beautiful projects :)~ you did very well with this line!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh these are GORGEOUS!!! I love love love love the photos, the colors and all that YUMMY misting! :):):):):):):):):):):)

topkatnz said...

Love all the misting. The smooch layout is gorgeous:)

yyam said...

Wow! What a visual feast Helen! I really love the happy colours you've used! Awesome details and great projects from just 1 kit! :)

Stefanie said...

You've really been busy, so much to look at and take in.
Love the artsy affect on the smooch LO, would never have thought of doing something like that.

Kerryn said...

Loving the variety in pages from the one kit. Awesome stuff :).

Lynette said...

Your layouts are gorgeous...I love the way you mist...perfectly;-)

The photo of your daughter and DH is lovely and makes for such a poignant layout.

Mitra Pratt said...

Did I see some sewing in that first layout? I love how the sticker letters are darker on the bottom that is amazing! I love the flow of these pages and cards, great colors and ideas!

Alison said...

You've been busy again Helen...fab projects!
Alison xx

tania said...

shweee!!! these are the prettiest layouts:)

Denise Price said...

Great projects, one and all! I love how you used up your scraps!
Did you mist the mini-alphas on the 3rd LO? Or did they come that way? I love how they look!

Jasmine S said...

Awesome awesome. So bright and fun and loving your misting. You are on fire girlfriend.

Diana said...

These are all soooo lovely. I love the colours and the misting and the photos are divine. And cute cards!