Jot Issue #2 is nearly here...

I am so so excited for the release of Jot Magazine Issue 2! The last few weeks and the lead up to the release has meant lots of secret squirrel scrapbooking that I can't share. I know after the fantastic response issue 1 had, that issue 2 is going to be even more fab! 

Here's a sneaky of what is included in this months issue. If you click the pic below you will be taken to the Jot Blog where Kim has listed a few things that will be covered in the mag. 

I can also show you the cover! :) I LOVE LOVE the clean and simple but oh so inspiring layout of Jot!

Plus, in issue 2 you will get to find out a little bit more about us creative team girls :) 
Still pinching myself that I am included in a group as talented as this! So so amazing the opportunities I have been getting with my scrapbooking lately. 
Certainly makes me feel so blessed!

Stay tuned for the announcement of the release tomorrow night! 
Follow the Jot Facebook here for the most up to date announcements :)

Jot Mood Board #8 - Happy, happy, happy

Tonight I am back to share the latest mood board from the always awesome Jot Magazine. The colours in this, WOW, they sucked me right in! Peach, mint and woodgrain, yeah!

Image credits: Peach and mint baby shower via Pinterest here. 2. Tissue pom poms from the Pom Goddess on Etsy via Pinterest here. 3. Peach paper mache bowl from Up In The Air Somewhere via Etsy found on Pinterest here. 4. Peach striped straws from Sara Luke Creative via Etsy here. 5. Peach striped wedding cake from Beautiful Cake via Pinterest here. 6. Baby blanket from Little Hip Squeak via Etsy here.

I have scrapbooked a 'selfie' taken when my little girl was 3 days old. We had a moment of peace after she had fed in the rocking chair in her room. I remember just being so amazed (and still am) by this little miracle in my arms, and spent far too much time just 'watching' her. Wow! What an amazing life changing, learning curve becoming a mum is. I feel ridiculously blessed to have her in my life.

Here is my sample:

Layout title: Happy, happy, happy

Products used:
Paper: White Card stock, Teresa Collins patterned paper, Carta Bella patterned paper, Fancy Pants patterned paper. 
Embellishments: A Piece of Cake Designs Cherry Flair button, D-lish Scraps resin flowers, canvas bow, bitty blooms and washi tape, Freckled Fawn enamel dots, Carta Bella stickers, Studio Calico printables, Studio Calico wood veneer, sequins, Doily, paperclip and ribbon.
Other: Typewriter, Becky Higgins date stamp, Black Archival Ink, Sewing machine and white thread, Studio Calico Mint Julep Mister Huey Mist, Tim Holtz tiny attacher and staples.

Some detailed images:

I definitely recommend giving the Jot Boards a go. Not only are they just super gorgeous and inspiring, making you itching to create, but also you can grab a chance to win a pretty cool prize too :oP

This months sponsor is Charms Creations

Charmane has generously donated a $20 gift voucher.

The mood board is running until midnight the 16th September, more details can be found on the Jot site here.

I will be back super soon to share some more exciting news from Jot Land :)

Jot Magazine - Mood Board #7 - Our Vows

Today I am here to share with you my latest layout I have created for Jot Mood Board #7 which is running from now until midnight on the 28th August. 

Here is the board. How stunning is this colour combo. I found this a slight challenge as I love pops of colour so the urge to add a splash of metallic or a bright colour was high in this one. 
Image credits: 1. Black, white and grey room via Pinterest here. 2. Damask bag from Sugar Rush via Etsy here. 3. Vintage silver cutlery from the When Decorating blog via Pinterest here. 4. Grey throw blanket from Knitsofacto via Pinterest here. 5. Buttons from SoggySoil via Pinterest here. 6. White timber ampersand from Baenk viaPinterest here.

Here is my layout: I used the colours as inspiration, the text on the print in the top left picture, I added a doily to represent the doily pattern in the grew throw. The black bows in image 3 in shown through the D-lish Scraps fabric bow which has recently been added to the D-lish store. 

Layout title: Our Vows

Products Used:

Papers: My Minds Eye patterned paper, White card stock, Black card stock, Glitz patterned paper, AC Amy Tangerine patterned paper, Websters Pages Transparency, plain vellum
Alphabet: Silhouette Cameo cut files
Embellishments: My Minds Eye Washi Tape, D-lish Scraps washi tape, flowers, doily, resin flower, bow, sequin heart, peg, American Crafts Black Glitter tape, Freckled Fawn Dew Drops, Chevron bitty bag, reinforcement sticker
Other: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and staples, AC Date Stamp, Black archival ink, Gelatos, Sewing machine and white thread, Black ink, Silhouette Cameo

Here are some close ups of the layout: 

Thanks for looking, don't forget to check out the Jot Blog as it has more details of the challenge and the gorgeous samples that are up there already by the other Jot Girls :)

123 Challenge - Layout share 'The Sweetest Thing'

Tonight I am here to share with you my creative team sample for the August 123 Challenge. The challenge this month is:

* Colour = Cream * Our Word = Old * Our Technique = Vintage

Here is my sample:

Layout title - The Sweetest Thing (the layout doesn't really have a title as such as its more journaling so I used one of the sayings from an element on the page).

I used the cream in the papers, the majority being in the Maggie Holmes Doily paper. The word 'old' is in my journaling and the technique of vintage is used in the style and patterns in the papers and embellishments I have chosen.

Products Used:
Papers: Crate Paper 'Maggie Holmes' Patterned Paper, My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper, Crate Paper Patterned Paper, Heidi Swapp Patterned Paper, Kraft card stock
Embellishments: Maggie Holmes Fabric Frame, Maggie Holmes Die Cuts, My Mind's Eye stickers, Maya Road Die Cuts, My Minds Eye Brad, A Piece of Cake Designs 'Blushing Doily' Cherry Flair, My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots, Dear Lizzy wooden buttons, Webster's Pages File Folder card,  D-lish Scraps Resin Flowers, washi tape and sequins, paper clip, peg
Other: Tim Holtz tiny attacher and staples, typewriter, Sewing machine and cream thread, American Crafts roller sate stamp and Black Archival ink. 

Some close ups:

Loving turning my stamped dates into banners, and of course there is some D-lish resin here, could not complete a page without it.

You can see on the left the flair button from my store A Piece of Cake Designs, which coincidently coordinated perfectly with this page :) You can see the flair set here 

When I initially read this challenge I thought it was so not me and going to be hard, but once I stopped thinking and just went with it and kept true to my style, it was much easier.

Sometimes in scrapbooking we over think processes and make things more difficult than they really need to be. I am just enjoying creating and can see more and more as I create pages, my 'style' emerging. I am enjoying being so comfortable in my scrapbooking, as it is something I do not think I have felt before; always doubting, always comparing to others, etc....But hey, I have now realised I do this for my enjoyment, this is my style and thats just how it is :)

Hope you give this months 123 a go! There are always great prizes up for grabs.