Three Cuties {for Scrappy Canary}

The Scrappy Canary September Scrapbooking Kit was so fun to work with. My love for Shimelle continues to grow with these pocket/journaling cards.

I have a new layout up on their blog today. Pop on over to find out my new favourite mixed media product at the moment!

Three Cuties by Sandra Bunch for Scrappy Canary

For the 12×12 layout on the left, I used primarily the September Penny Lane kit.

Three Cuties Shine On by Sandra Bunch for Scrappy Canary

The pocket page on the right came about after my 2 year old son let himself into my studio, opened my glitter medium, then spread it all over the original page, my desk, chair, carpet, and of course himself. I decided to save as much of the original background as I could, and that’s what you see in the pockets on the right. To enhance the gold, I added a We R Memory Keepers foil card, along with continuing the gold glitter medium using Heidi Swapp stencil.

 

There are still a few kits left in the Scrappy Canary store, but hurry, Shimelle is popular!

 

Love and light,

Sandra

My Shimelle Obsession & a new layout for Scrappy Canary

So, if I’m being completely honest, I have a total scrap crush on Shimelle Laine. It really goes without saying then, that I have been really looking forward to her first collection with American Crafts. Of course I was thrilled when I found out Scrappy Canary’s September Main kit included Shimelle products. They are just colourful enough to pop on the page, but also toned perfectly to suit the softer palettes of Crate Paper Notes and Things, which was also in the kit. I have a layout shared on the Scrappy Canary blog today, highlighting that very thing.

Perfectly You by Sandra Bunch for Scrappy Canary

The ‘perfectly’ part of the title was hand drawn with my Wacom tablet, then cut with my Silhouette. The machine is a bit of an outlay, but I love how I could use the same paper in the title as I used for the punched butterflies.

 

Love and light,

Sandra

 

1 kit, 4 ways {for Scrappy Canary}

I’ve been using Scrappy Canary kits (formerly Polly Scrap Kits) all year now, but I’ve never used up as much in a kit as I did this month using the August Scrapbooking kit, Bohemian. I have done 4 layouts in total, and am down to about a 4 inch wide scrap of paper, but still loads of embellishments – probably because of the huge Grand Bazaar embellie pack.

Today I’m up on the Scrappy Canary blog showing this 1 kit, 4 ways. And as you can see, those 4 ways are very different!

Sandra Bunch Scrappy Canary August Layouts

Have you picked up your kit from Scrappy Canary this month?

Love and light,

Sandra

This Girl {for Scrappy Canary}

Every now and then, I change up my scrapbooking style and go above and beyond with colour. My latest layout for Scrappy Canary is just that – bright, bold, daring (for me!).

This Girl by Sandra Bunch for Scrappy Canary

The rich, warm colours in Scrappy Canary’s August Bohemian main kit work so well with the gold accents, don’t you think?

Love and light,

Sandra

Lovely & Perfect – Shimelle papers with gold accents

Every now and then, I end up with a photo full of so much love and femininity, that it changes my style up, and I find myself digging into my flower stash. In this case, I also had to add more than a touch of gold. The relationship my daughter has with her great-grandmother is beyond special. They share the same birthday, 79 years apart, and they are similar in so many ways. They both epitomise girly girl, as well as being independent and strong. This photo of them was perfect for Life. Paper. Scrapbook.’s latest (and final) Moodboard Challenge.

Green and pink are my favourite colours, so I always have a soft spot for this colour scheme. I also included loads of gold in this layout, mainly using Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold Lame. I just adore how shiny the gold is, so I use it often. You’ll find it painted onto the wooden pieces, and splattered around the page, alongside My Mind’s Eye gold spotted washi. The papers used are from the Shimelle Collection by American Crafts. I have been using Shimelle products on nearly every layout recently – I LOVE her style, and can’t wait to get my hands on more of her goodies!

Lovely and Perfect - Sandra Bunch

Here’s the gorgeous moodboard this page was inspired by. I haven’t participated in nearly enough of these challenges, but I am super sad to see them coming to a close.

 

My grandmother adores flowers, especially pink roses, so there are always flowers on any layout of her. In this case, the wool from the mood board inspired me to use crocheted flowers – pink, green and white, to match the wool in my daughter’s scarf that her great-grandmother made her this winter. I also pulled on the buttons from the moodboard, and used buttons for the flower centres, as well as scattered around the page.

Lovely and Perfect - Sandra Bunch CU02

 

I blinged up the edges of the flowers with the Color Shine. This helps with cohesion across the page, tying it into the wooden pieces and the Maggie Holmes word sticker. This effect takes some patience, but I always love how it turns out. I simply unscrew the bottle and move the bottom of the feeder around the edges of the flowers, dipping the feeder back into the bottle as needed.

Lovely and Perfect - Sandra Bunch CU01

 

I love the inspiration that the LPS moodboards give me, and will very much miss their challenges. Let’s hope they return soon!

 

Love and light,

Sandra

Bohemian Beach Babe {for Scrappy Canary}

I’m up on the Scrappy Canary blog today with a little surprise. Whilst the bright colours of the August Bohemian kit were at first a little daunting to me, I looked further and found a way to use all those cute, softer coloured elements too. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed with all the colour in your August kit, I assure you, you will still find a way to make it work for you!

Beach Babe by Sandra Bunch for Scrappy Canary

This is a photo I’ve been wanting to scrap for quite a while now (this baby is now 8 years old!), and I’m glad I found just the right kit to make it come together.

Side note: I am so glad I have finally found the courage to learn how to use my sewing machine – I am now officially hooked! Now just to become interested in sewing with material…. uummmm…. maybe one day ;)

Love and light,

Sandra

Crushing {with Shimelle} for Jot

I am happy to report that I am on a huge scrappy roll at the moment! I’ve done 4 layouts in the last 10 days… which is a far cry from the 2 layouts in 6 weeks prior to that. Most of them are for DT assignments, so I’ll have to wait to post those.

But… Jot Magazine have changed up their monthly board challenges, and I love the new spin, so of course I had to join in! The challenge was to use… Something STRIPEY, something BOLD, something GLITTERY, and something GOLD.

Crushing - Sandra Bunch

Ever since Shimelle revealed she would be releasing a collection with American Crafts, I knew I would love it. I adore Shimelle’s style and use of design, colour and her way of making sure she gets all the details in her journaling. I finally got my hands on her papers yesterday. My LSS had completely run out of everything Shimelle already, even though they only got it in this week! I snapped up the final piece, which was the 6×6 paper pad. Just enough to get started, and make something straight away for this challenge!

Crushing CU2

The colours happen to match Heidi Swapp’s ephemera too, so I mixed and matched with those. I used some of the Color Magic pieces with Sweet Cherry Color Shine – it’s a perfect match for Shimelle’s pink! Of course, Heidi’s glitter words had to make an appearance. They are so lovely and big, and perfect to use for titles. It could have covered off the gold and glittery, but more gold was of course required. I picked up the gold doily at my local dollar store.

Crushing CU1

Thanks for looking, I’ll have more layouts up soon if I stay on this creative roll!

Oh, and here’s the original Jot Magazine Something Board, that this layout is inspired by…

something gold

Just a Bit Cute {for Scrappy Canary}

I am sooooo excited to be sharing this new layout on the Scrappy Canary blog today. It is one of my current favourites, despite the lack of journaling (which I normally love to do). It will sit in amongst our Moreton Island pocket pages though, so the stories will get told, don’t you worry!

Just a Bit Cute by Sandra Bunch for Scrappy Canary

The Scrappy Canary July Road Trip main kit is one of the easiest I’ve ever worked with – the layout came together in record timing, despite all the different elements, it just coordinates so beautifully.

Just a Bit Cute CU

 

Love and light,

Sandra

Christmas in July {for Scrappy Canary}

There’s nothing like the feel of Christmas, right in the middle of the year. And Scrappy Canary’s July Road Trip kit had the perfect Christmas-y red colours to help me pull off a layout to celebrate the {non}occasion. I’ve popped my layout up on the Scrappy Canary blog today, and I’d love it if you could pop on over and have a read of how it all came together.

Joy by Sandra Bunch for Scrappy Canary

 

Love and light,

Sandra

Love You to Bits {for Scrappy Canary}

You may or may not have heard that Polly Scrap Kits has had a little makeover and change of hands, and is now Scrappy Canary! So firstly today, I’d like to extend a big warm welcome to Manda to the helm. I look forward to continuing my time with Scrappy Canary, as the team of ladies there are FABULOUS and make it such a joy to spend time in that scrappy community!

I am up on the Scrappy Canary blog today with a masculine layout using June’s main kit. I’ve already expressed my utter love for the Wilna products – stencils and acrylic pieces.

Love You to Bits CU

 

I liked the surprise of the printed vellum in the kit. It was the inspiration for adding black watercolour paint to the background, with the Wilna stencil, to add that masculine feel to the page.

Love You to Bits by Sandra Bunch for Scrappy Canary

 

Love and light,

Sandra