October Show us Your Stuff - Choose Happiness

This months Show us your Stuff challenge is to use Multiple photos, arrows and a handmade item.

Here is my layout:

Layout title: Choose Happiness

Products Used:
Papers: White card stock, My Minds Eye patterned papers.
Embellishments: Glitz Design alpha stickers, Sassafras Lass stickers,  Making Memories Stickers, Flutterby Designs die cuts, American Crafts Tags, Bella Boulevard Flag, Basic Grey Bottlecap sticker, Prima Flower, Webster's Pages bow, D-lish Scraps Washi Tape, doily, My Minds Eye enamel dots, sequins.
Other: Tim Holtz Tiny attacher, sewing machine and white thread

 I made this sequin pocket using a Flutterby die cut, some vellum and sequins. A little unique spin on just using a regular die cut :)

More detail:

Love clusters and this Studio Calico 4 paperclip is so cute!

Hope this inspires you to give the challenge a go! Check it out at http://showusyourstuff.blogspot.com.au 

Jot Magazine Mood Board 10 - In your arms

Today I am here to share with you the latest Jot Magazine Mood Board! This gorgeous board was the work of Sharmaine, fellow Jot Girl and presented ever so beautifully by the lady behind Jot, Kim :) Gorgeous hey! Not my usual 'colours' and combo, but I am loving it! 

Image credits: 1. Green brush + crayons from Sunday In Bed, via Pinterest here>> 2. Papa Bear plate from Kokoko shop Etsy here>> 3. Vertical Papercut Landscape by Eiko Ojala here>> 4. World globes from createfindadmire.tumblr via Pinterest here>> 5. Vintage green luggage from Curated in Style via Tumblr here>> 6. Kate Spade NY | tidbit plates via Pinterest here>>

I have been trying to push myself with my layouts lately to try different layout designs and think a little outside the box, whilst still remaining 'true' to my style. So of course, this layout includes lots of layered elements and clusters, without being too busy, and a 'story' also which is told in more detail on a hidden card. And....is very different in terms of what I may normally do, but I really love how it turned out.

I got my inspiration from the colours, the globe, the black in the sketches, and the general 'travel/world' theme. 

Layout Title: In your Arms

Products Used:
Paper: White card stock, My Minds Eye paper, Lily Bee Designs paper, We R Memory Keepers washi paper, Crate Paper patterned paper
Alphabets: Basic Grey Alphabets, October Afternoon Mini Market alphabet stickers
Embellishments: A Piece of Cake Designs 'Mr & Mrs Chalk' Cherry Flair, Glitz rhinestones, Prima Flowers, Carta Bella stickers, Studio Calico wood veneer, Studio Calico stickers, Heidi Swapp Insta Frame, October Afternoon Die Cuts, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, My Minds Eye stickers, Websters Pages file card, MAMBI stickers, Crate Paper border sticker, We R Memory Keepers tag and doily
Other: 2 Peas Globe Cut file, Silhouette Cameo and Designer edition software, American Crafts date stamp, Sewing machin and white thread, 
Photography by Sara Taylor. 

Close up of the awesome cut file from 2 Peas.

The journaling for this page, which tucks behind the top right corner of the globe.

Love making little clusters, this one is full of October Afternoons Travel Girl die cuts, and lots of other bits too.

Lots of layering here :)

I think this has to be one of my favourite layouts recently. A big thanks to Sharmaine for creating this awesome board!

Don't forget to check out the Jot Blog for more details on this challenge and to see the other girls layouts for some more inspiration. 

Thanks for visiting! xxx

October 123 Challenge - I heart your Expressions xxx

Today I am here to share the October 123 Challenge with you. I really enjoyed creating my team sample for this one! Yellow is a colour I am really liking at the moment!

Here is the criteria for this month....

* COLOUR = Yellow
* WORD = Heart
* TECHNIQUE = Mixed Alpha Title or Journaling

Here is my sample:

Layout title: I heart your expressions.

Products Used:
Paper: White cardstock, AC Dear Lizzy paper, plain vellum
Alphabet: Silhouette America cut files
Embellishments: My Minds Eye enamel dots, A Piece of Cake Designs Cherry Flair button, Flutterby Designs tab, Freckled Fawn arrow clip and Puffy sticker, Elle's Studio die cuts, Heidi Swapp mistable banners, American Crafts glitter tape, D-lish Scraps washi, resin, bow, flowers, mini sequins, mini peg, yellow tickets, doily, paperclip.
Other: Typewriter, Silhouette Cameo, sewing machine and white thread, Heidi Swapp mask, yellow Faber Castell Gelato.

I created my title in the Silhouette Cameo Designer edition - I adapted a Dear Lizzy Bow Banner file to make it.  I also created a mini mason jar sequin pocket by using the vellum, a mason jar cut from the gorgeous Dear Lizzy paper and a mini jar of sequins available from D-lish Scraps

Here is a couple of close up pics taken during the creating of the jar: (I made 2 but only ended up using on of them) - 

The finished jars.

I was inspired by the gorgeous layered scalloped banners which can be found in some of the more recent Crate Paper Ephemera packs. So I decided to create my own with the Dear Lizzy Papers.

I'm loving all the gorgeous embellishments in the D-lish store including the cute new Freckled Fawn puffy woodgrain heart sticker - and a page wouldn't be complete without an APOCD Cherry Flair! This one is from the Blooming Lovely pack available in my store here....

I created this Heart paperclip from a tutorial I pinned on Pinterest, cute hey! I also covered a mini peg with a smidgen of American Crafts glitter tape to bling it up :)

Most of my pages lately have some form of tag with hidden journaling, I made these ones using plain vellum and some reinforcement stickers

Lots of layers and dimension, created using foam tape :)

As you can tell from my big post, I LOVED this months challenge! Why not support 123 and give this challenge a go. We had 35 amazing entries for September, would be awesome to get even more this month!

I will be back soon to share the latest Jot Magazine Mood Board and more :)

Before I forget, if you have bored kiddies home for the holidays who love to craft why not head on over to the Jot Magazine blog and check out 'Jot Kids'!