Do you scrapbook the downs of life as well as the ups?! I have a few scrapbook pages devoted to the inevitable bumps, bruises and illnesses (chicken pox, I’m looking at you!) that my own children have experienced over the years! With that in mind, I recently revamped Bruises and Breaks – a very old set of doodles inspired by said kids’ accidents and injuries. If you like to include these moments of ‘real life’ in your memory keeping too, you can pick Bruises and Breaks up at 30% off all month! Here’s some battered and bruised inspiration from the Creative Team using the new doodles:
Many congratulations to the winner of last month’s blog challenge: Stephanie with her really fun layout all about burgers! Yum! Please message me over at The Lilypad for details of how to claim your prize Stephanie. Many thanks to everyone who played along with last month’s challenge and shared links to their pages, it’s always fun to see how you use the template.
And now onto this month’s challenge! CT member Christa has created another fun template for us to play with, this time with a little hint of autumn in those leaf shapes! You could use the leaves to create a beautiful autumn themed page, or refer to them as element placement guides and use a completely different theme for your page.
Creative Team Inspiration
Here’s some inspiration from the Creative Team using this template, I always enjoy seeing all the different ways they interpret the same basic composition. I hope they inspire you too!
Happy Halloween! I’m excited to be sharing some layouts created with one of my all-time favourite doodle packs today, on Halloween of all days! You might already know that I am a big fan of everything magical, mystical and wizarding so my Wizardry doodles have a special place in my heart. Creative Team member Christa is also a fan of this set, at last count she had created over 20 layouts using this pack! (You might like to check out Christa’s gallery at The Lilypad for more wizarding inspiration!) Here are some magical layouts from the Creative Team, I hope they inspire you to get creative!
A little while ago I came across an amazing hybrid project on YouTube that took my breath away and I’m so excited to share it with you today! I have a bit of a soft spot for hybrid projects created with my doodles, it makes me happy to know that what started as a sketchbook drawing (and then became a digital image) becomes un-digitised again by someone half way around the world printing it onto paper! I love the idea of the drawings coming full circle and back to their papery roots!
This October Daily notebook and 3-D Halloween card were created by the super-talented Núria from Scrapbook Mania, if you’re a fan of hybrid crafting you’ll want to check out her inspirational YouTube channel for tutorials on how to make these projects and many more!
October Daily notebook
Núria put together this wonderful journal to record all her October memories! It’s a simple stapled book, but Núria printed patterns and doodles onto the pages to make a unique, personalised journal. She even printed some of my Spooky Overlays onto vellum paper to create decorative transparent pages! Other printed pages were embellished with doodles and Núria also printed some extra illustrations to decorate her journal throughout the month, all stored in a handy little pocket in the back page. This is such a fun project, I love it!
My pal and Creative Team member Christa has been busy creating lots of new spooky elements with my illustrations, just in time for our Halloween Bash! There are three new sets of Halloween themed tapes over in the shop, and two new sets of brads. Christa also put together this fun mini-set of brads for me to share with you! Each brad is sized at approximately 1 inch and is supplied in both shadowed and non-shadowed versions, these little brads make fun fasteners to use on your spooky Halloween pages and projects!
I hope you enjoy using these little brads, please feel free to share your pages with me if you do scrap with them! Here’s some inspiration from the Creative Team using these new tapes and brads to help inspire your creativity: