Lindy's Stamp Gang & Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop!

It’s time for a Blog Hop!
Come and join the fun with the amazing Design Teams from Lindy's and Imaginarium Designs … combining their creative forces for a massive blog hop and it's starting 

Winners will be drawn randomly from among blog comments.
Local and international entries are welcome - this hop is worldwide - a bit like our Design Teams!

There are prizes galore and so many stunning projects to inspire you!  It's so easy to play along and be entered into the draw.    All you need to do is leave a comment on the Lindy's Blog and then hop on over and check out each of the designer blog posts (please leave them all a little love as they each work incredibly hard to bring you all amazing projects!) and finish over at the Imaginarium Designs Blog by leaving a comment there.
Prize Winners will be announced everywhere on October 30th - check back in to see if you are a WINNER.
Hop on over and check out these stunning projects using Lindy's and Imaginarium Designs products from our super talented Designers.
Lindy's Stamp Gang -
·         Marta Turska-Grochocka 
·         Amanda-Jayne Baldwin
·         Natalie May 
·         Tanya Palamarchuk
·         Cindy Brown 
·         Leonie Neal-Dawson
·         Djamila Khiter 
·         Sonia Thomason
·         Miriam Haggar
·         Ekaterina Zenevich 
·         Karyn Schultz
·         Solange Marques 
·         Sue Smyth
·         Carol Theng
·         Caroline Elliam 
·         Louise Nelson
·         Belinda Spencer
·         Kareen Brochu Harvey 
·         Leeann Pearce
·         Yulianna Efremova 
·         Chitose Nakamae
·         Tracey Fowler
·         Kate Palmer 
·         Sandi Spink

Ends: Sunday 29th, October 2016 - at the last stroke of midnight!
Winners Announced: Monday 30th, October 2016
There are 5 x $25 Gift Vouchers available from Lindy's Stamp Gang and 5 x $25 Prize Packs from Imaginarium Designs to win!

To celebrate this awesome event, I have created this stunning layout...


So stunning, huh?!  A beautiful layout for my beautiful girl! 
The combination of Lindys products & Imaginarium chipboards is truly a match made in heaven!
 I used Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays in 
Canna Lily Burnt Orange & 
Opal Sea Oats
 I also used Lindys Stamp Gang Magicals in
Ramblin' Rose Pink &
Screamin' Banshee Black


That incredible background has a few layers to it! 
I started with mixing a lil Ramblin Rose Pink into my gesso and rubbed it into my woodgrain pattern paper. Next up, I squirted Canna Lily Burnt Orange into my texture paste, and applied that gorgeous Peonies stencil. The remaining layers are a combination of painted & splattered Screamin' Banshee Black, and Ramblin' Rose Pink Magical. LOVE the result! I may need a life time supply of Screamin' Black Banshee - it's just the most striking colour!!!
Here's a few close ups of my chippies, and how I treated them too!

These chipboard tags had quite a lot of love! 
The larger one was sprayed in Opal Sea Oats, & while it was still wet, I scraped a tiny amount of powdered Screamin' Banshee Black Magical across it with a palette knife. Once dry, it was run through a bricks pattern embossing folder. The smaller tag was sprayed in Canna Lily Burnt Orange and embossed in a flourish pattern.
Here's another look at those gorgeous tags....

That sweet tiny title has also been sprayed in Opal Sea Oats. Love it! 

Both the leaves and twigs have been inked in Archival Ink in black.
 The Twigs have also had a quick spray in Opal Sea Oats to add a little golden sparkle to them. 

Soooooooo very pretty!
Love it!

Hope you feel inspired by my layout! 
Thanks so much for hopping by! 
Don't forget to leave a comment to go in the draw to win a prize, & good luck!

Next in the hop line up is the incredibly talented Natalie May - click here to see her aahmazing project! 

til next time, 
Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo 

Paper Issues: Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills

Hi Paper Issues Friends & Fans!

Today I am sharing a layout from one of the prettiest collections for 2016;

Indigo is one of my absolute favorite colours - but team it with baby pink, gold, red & florals and well... 
I am in scrapbook heaven! 
But enough chattering, you can see how pretty it is in my layout below...


I told you this collection was pretty!I literaly heart this one!
And just perfect for those darling photos of my beautiful girl too!
Those florals are just divine! 
I was immediately drawn to the pattern papers, Blue Valley & Palisades & decided to use them in a layered, vertical design.
I LOVED using the specialty gold foil vellum paper, as well as rubber charms, puffy stickers & ephemera to embellish with! SO much pretty going on here!!!

Let's take a look at a few close ups.....

How cute is that rubber charm?! And the puffy heart stickers are so delicate!


I layered the floral ephemera to create a eye catching cluster beneath my photograph - lovely indeed!

Just too pretty!!!

As I have a fun vertical design for my layout, I applied my title on the vertical papers too! Love how effective this looks!

And there you have it! Prettiness overload with Indigo Hills!
I hope my layout has inspired you to get creating with this divine collection - you can purchase it here

*Be sure to use my code: AMANDA to save 20% off in the Paper Issues Store*

Thanks for stopping by today, 
til next time, 

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo 

Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Hello Happy!

Hi Everyone!
Today I am sharing a layout created for a recent Cocoa Vanilla Studio sponsorship of the challenge blog, Creative Scrappers.
Here's what the sketch looks like.....
Fun, huh?!
As it's a sketch, the team didn't want all out layouts looking the same - so I chose to use the gorgeous
I love this collection! It is such a fresh & contemporary range, just perfect for my style!
Here's what I created with it....
"Hello Happy"
Isn't this the prettiest?!! I love this collection - it's so versatile and can inspire on so many levels!
I decided to keep this layout quite modern and fresh; uncomplicated if you will, just like my beautiful subject in the photograph!
Oh, and how cool are the Digital Cut Files that belong to this collection?!! LOVING those cameras, so fun!!!
Let's take a closer look.....
So many paper pretties and embellies on this layout!
I have used the paper, CV-CH004 DOODLE DANDY as my base layer, then added papers CV-CH003 PAISLEY PATCH & CV-CH005 LEAF LITTER to matte my photos onto. I've been totally inspired by the camera Flair Button, and as such have used hearts and cameras as the embellishment feature on my layout.
To cut through all the sweet pastel pretties, I have used the gorgeous script Wood Veneer Words as my title. LOVE them!
Here's another look.....
Love that title!!!
Colour Me  Happy also features the sweetest Snip-Its! I've used some as an alternative to ephemera, and the others form subtitles and journaling. Awesome!
The second flair on my layout is that stunning geo heart, which coordinates perfectly with the Snip Its hearts  - it's so cute!
How awesome are the Digital Cut Files in Colour Me Happy?!! If you have a digital cutting machine you NEED these files! They're so versatile and work with any of the Cocoa Vanilla Studio collections! You can get them here.
To give my layout a 'finished' look, I added a few Cool Enamel Dots and voila!
That's my take on the super fun Creative Scrappers sketch!
I hope you feel inspired to get creating with the fresh & contemporary
Thanks for visiting,
til next time,
Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo 

Paper Issues: Swag Bag Love!

Hi Creative Friends!

Time for a little Swag Bag love with Paper Issues!!!
Do you swag bag? It's kinda like a lil sampler goodie bag filled with scrapbook treats!
(or a mini kit if you like!)

I used the August Swag Bag for my layout today - you'll spy tasters of Pink Paislee's Take Me Away, Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Day, Dear Lizzy Saturday & even a bit of Crate Paper too! ;)

Each Swag Bag varies slightly but that's kinda the fun too!
A genuine surprise package everytime - Love it!!!
But enough chatter, here's what I created with mine!


Isn't this the sweetest?! 
I picked up on the coordinating lemon and soft aqua in the mixed bag. 
Such a delicate and pretty colour scheme!
Just so you know, the only items not from the Swag Bag are my cardstock, cotton thread, stencil & ink. 
I know,  that's a whole lot of lovely from the Swag Bag then! 
Even that die cut doily, tassel, and mirror shapes are from my Swag Bag! Gotta love it!
(& I still have enough left over for another 2 layouts easy!)
Here's a few close ups of this super sweet layout....

How cool are the coloured wooden shapes from the Take Me Away collection?!!

That stunning bow (& coordinating paper) are also from Pink Paislee's Take Me Away collection. Swoon!
That divine tassel is signature Crate Paper style!!!

Love that arrow paperclip - perfect for scrapping or planners ;)

Naww! Love these two & this layout of them is just the sweetest!!!
And love me a Swag Bag or three too!

So tell me, do you Swag Bag?!  
Visit our original post here to find out more. 

Be sure to use my code: AMANDA to save 20% in the Paper Issues store 
*this applies to all merchandise including the Swag Bags*  ;)  

Thanks for stopping by today!
til next time, 

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo 

Paper Issues: October Roll the Dice

Hi Everyone!

Welcome back for more Paper Issues fun with the new challenge

This month the dice determined that we need to use 6 photos! 
& exactly 3 stickers on our layouts!
WOW! That's quite a lot of pictures and not many stickers at all!
But you know, 
 I do love a good challenge....
Here's my take, 


How awesome is this?!!
I have been meaning to scrap these holiday pics since about April, & I am so glad I finally did it!
I LOVED the scrap lift we did last month of Orange Gearle's grid style layout, 
& this is really another take on it! 
To make my photos 'fit', I combined 4 of them into the one pic using a photo editing app on my phone. 
I've used the fabulous new Shimelle collection: GoNowGo & my three stickers are the 2 tiny yellow puffy hearts plus, that incredible rose gold glitter Thickers title, 'Wander'. 
Let's take a closer look.....

The Thickers in this collection are stunning, huh?! Love this title!

Apart from the bright & fun colours in the pattern papers, 
there's also a bunch of sweet coordinating embellishments in this layout including ephemera, puffy stickers, & wooden buttons.

Those wooden buttons are really cool! A great alternative to flair too!

Let's GO! Best little holiday we've had in a while - so much fun!!!
Check out the cute pic below...

Hilarious! Love my boy!!!
So glad this challenge got me to scrap these special memories!

Love the new Shimelle collection as much as I do?
You can buy it all in the Paper Issues store
Use my code: AMANDA to save 20% your total order!
Need more inspiration? 
Visit the Paper Issues blog here and find out how to join in too!
Can't wait to see your take on this awesome challenge!
Thanks for visiting, 
til next time,

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo

Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Make A Wish Pocket Letter!

Hi Creative Friends!
Today I am sharing something a little different with the stunning
MAKE A WISH collection!
A lil Happy Mail!!!
Snail mail or, pocket letters, are such a wonderful surprise to receive in the letterbox these days; such a novelty!
& there's nothing more fun to create either!
Here's a recent pocket letter I've created for someone super sweet....

Isn't this just lovely?!!!
Make A Wish is the prettiest collection! And it's perfect for everyday occasions too!
I've selected the pattern paper, CV-MWOO3 - PARTY DOTS, for the base of my mail as I just adore both sides of it! Hard to tell which is the B side - it's divine!!!
As this is the 'front cover' of the letter, the chipboard sticker, 'hello beautiful' is an ideal greeting sentiment. I've also used a chipboard frame, and heart banner to embellish with. You'll also spy lots of pretty die-cut ephemera, and a few puffy stickers and sparkly enamel dots on the cover too!
Just gorgeous!
Let's take a peak inside now.......
Oh, how cute is this?!!
Celebrate You, indeed! Love it!
I've created a couple of pocket strips to hold some happy mail sweet treats. Here's what's underneath all those goodies...
Love that stitched journal card - such an inspirational quote too! It's from another of my favourite pattern papers,
You'll notice I've also embellished with a couple wood veneers accessory stickers on this page. Pretty!
I must also mention, that I scrap-lifted this pocket letter design from the gorgeous Kylie Kingham, who has totally inspired me to get back into sending ole' fashion mail. She's totally rocking the pocket letters!
Here's the flipside of my sweet mail.....
I've created an extra pocket, filled with 'all the things' to make a girl say, "YAY"!
Hope she likes it!
On the opposite side I've created another strip pocket to hold a letter, which I've decorated with both Alphabet and  Accessory stickers - isn't it cute?!!
Such a fabulous and fun way to celebrate and cheer up friends!
And there you have it! Happy Mail that's guaranteed to bring a smile ;)
Hope this post has got you inspired to create a little extra love for the mail box this week
& share the Cocoa Vanilla Studio love with your friends!
Thanks for stopping by today!
til next time,

Paper Issues: Product Spotlight: Simple Stories - Posh

Hi Creative Friends!

Today we shine the light on...

Yes!!! So excited by this collection,
Simple Stories Posh is just stunning!

Here's my layout with it...


Naww! Just love this pic of my beautiful girl!
& how stunning is all that pretty ephemera, & stickers?!!
I mean, the gold foil accents are just divine!!!
And look at that floral washi tape!

Let's take some closer looks.....

The brads are just awesome!!!

So VERY pretty!

Chipboard stickers galore, gold foil, florals, birds & butterflies - Posh has it all!
Love it!

To save 20% off this collection use my code: AMANDA in the Paper Issues store here!
For more inspiration with this stunning collection, see what the team created here.

Thanks for stopping by, 
til next time, 

Happy Arty Days, 
Amanda xo