Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Happy Aussie Day 2016 | Just Nick Studio

Hi there friends!
 Today I am sharing a new design team layout for Just Nick Studio featuring one of my favourite background cut files found under 'Our Cut Files'!  It's Australia Day here in Oz next week so I decided to document one of last year's photos from that day of my youngest holding our flag before we hung it on our balcony. 
The Bits and Pieces star background was a perfect background cut file to use as a base for this layout. I tried to slightly replicate our flag in the papers I backed the cut file with and I am happy with how it turned out.
I used lots of different Thickers that I have had in my stash forever to make up my title! I also used other bits and pieces from my stash to embellish my layout as well. I love to use up stuff I have been hoarding forever...it feels great to finally find a home for it!   
Those chipboard stars are from Pink Paislee and the flair and washi tape are from a small embellishment store in Australia. I included some hidden journalling on my layout this time, its on the tag tucked into that little bag.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Do you have a celebration coming up that you want to document? I am sure there would be an awesome cut file or 2 in the Just Nick store that would suit your theme perfectly! Check them out, they are gorgeous! 
Happy creating!
Tarrah x

Monday, January 16, 2017

February 2017 Hip Kits Reveal Day | Hip Kit Club

Hi friends!
It's time to reveal the brand new and AMAZING February 2017 Hip Kits!
Here they are:
HIP KIT CLUB – FEBRUARY 2017 – MAIN KIT
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p Kit Club Member Price:  $29.95 (requires a 3 month minimum subscription)CLICK HERE to join!Individual Kit Purchase Price:  $34.95
Products Included:
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Coastal Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Spring Break Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Getaway Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Lovely Day – Amour Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Memories Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Monarch Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Lovely Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Collected Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Keepsake Paper
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Ephemera
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Dreamer Thickers
  • 1 pkg.  – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Collect Thickers
  • 1 pkg – American Crafts – Shimelle Little by Little – Wood Buttons
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Gold Puffy Hearts



HIP KIT CLUB – FEBRUARY 2017 – PROJECT LIFE KIT
project-lifePrice: $34.95 *
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 24 HKC Exclusive Project Life Cards (not shown – image to be updated soon.)
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Sunshine Thickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Puffy Stickers
  • 1 each – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Stamp & Notebook Set
  • 1 each – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Sticker Book (includes 4 sheets)
  • 1 pkg. – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Phrase Sticker

HIP KIT CLUB – FEBRUARY 2017 – EMBELLISHMENT ADD-ON KITembellishmentPrice:  $27.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Fringe Butterflies
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Accent Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pinkfresh Studio – The Mix No. 1 – Gold Glitter Shape Stickers
  • 1 pkg. – Pebbles – Sunshiny Days – Letter Thickers
  • 1 pkg – Pretty Little Studios – With All My Heart – Floral Die Cuts
  • 1 pkg – Pretty Little Studios – WIth All My Heart – Tag Die Cuts

HIP KIT CLUB – FEBRUARY 2017 – COLOR ADD-ON KIT
colorPrice: $23.95 *
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 1 each – Echo Park Paper – Geometric Heart 6×6 Stencil
  • 1 bottle – Shimmerz – Pink-a-delic Acritonez – Self Priming Paint
  • 1 bottle – Shimmerz – 3 Sheets 2 the Wind Acritonez – Self Priming Paint
  • 1 bottle – Shimmerz – Blue my Top Acritonez – Self Priming Paint

HIP KIT CLUB – FEBRUARY 2017 – PAPER ADD-ON KITpaperPrice:  $13.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 1 sheet – Pink Paislee – Paige Evans Oh My Heart – Gold Foiled Specialty Cut Apart Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Coastal Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Spring Break Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Oasis – Getaway Paper
  • 1 sheet – American Crafts – Dear Lizzy Lovely Day – Amour Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Memories Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Monarch Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Lovely Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Collected Paper
  • 1 sheet – Crate Paper – Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams – Keepsake Paper

HIP KIT CLUB – FEBRUARY 2017 – CARDSTOCK ADD-ON KITcardstockPrice:  $11.95*
*Hip Kit Club members receive a 15% off on all Add-On Kit purchases
Products Included:
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Blush Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – White Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Raspberry Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Peacock Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Butter Cardstock
  • 2 sheets – American Crafts – Fountain Cardstock

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Back to School | December 2016 Main and Add-On Kits | Hip Kit Club

Hi everyone!

Today I am back to share a new layout for Hip Kit Club using the gorgeous December 2016 Main and Add-On kits!



 Here in Australia the children go back to school at the end of January, after an extended school holiday break so today I was inspired to create a layout using last years back to school photo. 

The paper from the Take Me Away collection with the grid (on the 'B' side) reminded me of a school book and there were quite a few elements in the Take Me Away ephemera pack that suited the 'Back to School' theme! 

Here is my process video on YouTube of how I created this layout! 


I cut out the year using the numbers cut file designed by Zinia from the Echo Park Dots and Stripes paper on my layout! Those black and white chipboard Thickers are my current favourite! I love how striking they look against the muted colours included in the December 2016 Hip Kits

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Happy creating!


Tarrah x

Friday, January 6, 2017

Naughty or Nice | Just Nick Studio

Hi there friends!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I am guessing you may have lots of photos to scrapbook from Christmas so today I have some inspiration for you using one of the Christmas title cut files in the Just Nick Studio store called Naughty or Nice!
I used the super cute Mistletoe Kisses collection from Simple Stories together with the Naughty or Nice cut file! I love the cute elements included in this collection!
Below is the image of the cut file I used!
As there was lots of green going in on this layout I decided to cut the title from red cardstock...I feel it helps to balance out some of the colours. 
Just before Christmas, my boys and I went to a Christmas party at a good friends house. She had an awesome photo booth set up, my boys loved playing in there, so I just had to snap a few pics of course!
I hope you will get some time to create over the Christmas break? Why not check out all the cut files available in the Just Nick store? They really do help to enhance your projects!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!
Happy creating!
Tarrah x

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Party Girls | December 2016 Main and Add-On kits | Hip Kit Club

Hi everyone!
Today I am excited to share a design team scrapbook layout for Hip Kit Club! I have created this layout using the gorgeous December 2016 Main and Add-On kits!
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I decided to start my layout by using one of the background cut files that designed this month. I cut it from the pretty Take Me Away patterned paper by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. I arranged  just a few of the triangle strips in both directions and machine stitched them to my layout. I then used one of the exclusive Project Life cards under my photo. This photo is of some of my fave scrappy girls, including fellow Hip Kit designer Raquel Bowman, from a weekend back in June! It was screaming to be used on this layout!
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Watch my process video below to see how I created this layout.....

Don't fall over but I actually journaled a little bit on this layout!! I only wrote  everyone's name that are in the photo but that still counts as journaling right?
I just had to use that mirrored acrylic 'Party' word to form part of my title. The 'Girls' word is made up of the gorgeous Pink Paislee/Paige Evans Take Me Away chipboard alphabet included in the December 2016 Embellishment kit. I also had to tuck that cute 'Wild' paper clip in under my photo!
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I used the Take Me Away ephemera, the My Minds Eye gold mirrored acrylic stickers and the Carta Bella enamel dots all from the December 2016 Embellishment kit to embellishment my layout along with the HKC exclusive wood veneer arrows and phrases from the HKC exclusive cut apart sheet from the December 2016 Project Life Kit to embellish my layout too!
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HAPPY NEW YEAR again everyone! I hope you celebrate in style! Best wishes to you all for a happy and healthy Happy New Year!
Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
Happy creating!!
Tarrah x
tarrah-mclean

Monday, January 2, 2017

Hello Beautiful | Life Is Beautiful | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi friends!
Today I have a new design team layout for Cocoa Vanilla Studio to share where I have revisited one of the older but still beautiful collections - Life is Beautiful!
I have my gorgeous 18 month old niece and her Mum and Dad currently staying with me from England...of course I am taking loads of photos of my niece so what better way to document her by using the gorgeous Life Is Beautiful collection.
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The background paper I decided to use was a little bit busy so I found a circular cut file to use and backed it with the plainer blue paper, I then machine stitched around the entire edge for some extra texture. I like how this now takes away some of the busyness. I used pop dots under the backed cut file to lift it up off the page. This cut file has some floral pieces attached to it at the bottom, you can see little bits of the floral parts mixed in with all the fussy cutting and ephemera pieces I added at the bottom!
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I used the gorgeous Life is Beautiful wood veneerenamel dots, flairstickers and Little Pretties to embellish my layout.
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The journal card was the perfect addition to my page, I typed my journaling on the computer and printed it out on the journal card and adhered it beside my photo.
The journaling describes my niece perfectly!!
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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!
HAPPY NEW YEAR again.....celebrate in style and best wishes to you for a healthy and happy one!
Tarrah x

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Celebrate Peace | December 2016 Mood Board | Jot Magazine

Hi everyone!

A very big HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!

May 2017 be everything you wish for and more!

Today I had some time to create just for myself! No design team commitments to catch up with..it felt great! I was quite inspired by the December Mood Board over at Jot Magazine and created this layout inspired by it!


Even though the colours of the mood board below don't really lend itself to a traditional Christmas layout, I found I was inspired by the black and white touches and the tiny stars on the Champagne jello shots!

I used one of my all time favourite Christmas collections to create my layout - the Christmas Wishes collection by Pinkfresh Studio! I also added a few Christmas trees cut from white cardstock with my Cameo. There are also a couple of silver glitter snowflakes as well! I love touch of sparkle they give! 


 The acrylic stickers included in the Christmas Wishes collection by Pinkfresh Studio were the perfect addition to scatter around my layout, I like the subtleness they give with a tiny pop of colour. 

I used puffy stickers, ephemera, gold foil phrase stickers and acrylic stickers all from the Christmas Wishes collection to embellish my layout. The wood veneer is from Colourcast Designs and it goes nicely there! 


So that's it from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Happy new year and happy creating!

Tarrah x

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Oh Christmas Tree | November 2016 Main and Add-On Kits | Hip Kit Club

Hi everyone!

Merry Christmas to you all! I hope you all had a wonderful day as I did spending it with my beautiful family!

Today I am sharing my design team layout for Hip Kit Club from earlier this week! My theme for this week was to be 'clever with punches' so I pulled out my border punches from the archives and away I went creating!

The products included in the November 2016 Main and Add-On kits plus the 2016 December Documented kit are just TO DIE FOR!! There is SO much gorgeous product to create any type of project you like!
I decided to create a tree shape using strips of paper punched with 2 different styles of border punch! I absolutely love how this turned out!

I added one of the large silver glitter stars to the top of my tree and used the silver glitter Thickers for my title at the bottom. This way the star and the title compliment each other at opposite ends of the layout.  


There are loads of exclusives included in this month's kits too...I used some of the Hip Kit Club exclusive phrase stickers, ephemera and puffy stickers to embellish my layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you found some inspiration for some of your recent Christmas photos I am sure you would have taken!

Check out the Hip Kit Club blog and the HKC Facebook page where myself and my fellow designers share all our ideas and inspiration!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Baby It's Cold Outside | November 2016 Main and Add-On Kits | Hip Kit Club

Hi everyone!
I hope your Christmas and holiday preparations are going well?
Today I am sharing a new design team layout for Hip Kit Club that I created with the November 2016 Main, the December Documented and Add-On kits!
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I started my layout by cutting one of the snowflakes from our cut files this month with vellum. I knew I wanted to include a cut file, but I didn't want it to crowd the background patterned paper so using vellum was the perfect option to overcome this.
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The photo is of my adorable youngest son when he was just 2 weeks old. He has a December birthday and one day I stuck the Santa hat on him when I was changing him. He looked so beautiful so of course I snapped a few pictures!
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I layered a few of the pieces from the Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa cut apart sheet under my photo and used lots of the relevant ephemera pieces to embellish around my photo. I had to add that super cut squirrel, snowman and deer on this layout!
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To finish my layout, I added a few of the exclusive puffy stickers and the phrase stickers as well! I also splashed around some white mist to add to the feel of snow!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have found some inspiration to create using your November 2016 Hip Kits!
Happy creating!
Tarrah x
tarrah-mclean

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sunrise | Endless Summer | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone!
 Today I have a new design team scrapbook layout to share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using the gorgeous brand new Endless Summer collection!
I took this gorgeous photo of a sunrise one morning while we were camping near the beach at Easter time earlier this year. I used the panoramic mode on my phone to take the photo and loved the result! 
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I absolutely LOVE the blue cloud paper from the Endless Summer collection! I was going to use the full sheet as my background for this layout but there was a little bit too much blue in my photo to have a blue background as well. Instead I fussy cut lots of the clouds and layered them behind and around the top and sides of my photo. 
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I embellished my layout using lots of the embellishments that refer to the sun in some way since my layout is about the Sunrise! I used the puffy stickers, wood veneer, wood beads, flair buttons, stickers, ephemera and enamel shapes all from the Endless Summer collection!
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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope I have inspired you in some small way to use your yummy Cocoa Vanilla goodies! 
Merry Christmas to you and your family and blessings to you all for a safe, happy and healthy new year!
Happy creating!
Lots of love,
Tarrah X 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Holly and Jolly | Just Nick Studio

Hi everyone!
I have a new design team layout to share for Just Nick Studio today that will get you into the Christmas spirit if you aren't already!!
I was lucky enough to get a few bits and pieces from the Mistletoe Kisses collection by Simple Stories recently and this is my 5th layout using it! I have sons so therefore the colours aren't what I would normally use but I have found this collection super easy to use! 
As soon as I saw this super cute photo of my nephew wearing that massively cute sweater, I knew what I wanted to do straight away with this layout! Don't you love it when that happens?!
I decided to cut the Reindeer cut file from white cardstock right in the centre so that I could then add a backing patterned paper behind it. 
I added lots of different pieces from the Mistletoe Kisses collection to embellish my layout including the chipboard stickers, 4x6 stickers, ephemera and wood veneer!
I find inspiration for my layouts all over the place but one of my favourite places to find inspiration is on clothes. I just adore that reindeer on the sweater so I just had to showcase a reindeer somehow! 
Some of the elements included in the Mistletoe Kisses collection are very cutesy which is brilliant for me having 2 young sons! 
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New year! Make sure to join us again in the New Year for more inspiration using the awesome cut files at Just Nick Studio!
Tarrah x

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Summer Summer Summer | November 2016 Main and Add-On kits | Hip Kit Club

Hey everyone!

Today I am back with you and I have another new layout to share today for Hip Kit Club featuring the AMAZING November 2016 Main and Add-On kits and also the Document December 2016 kit!

Here in Australia we have the exact opposite weather to the US at Christmas time! We have HOT weather! Kim Watson was so kind to design a Summer title cut file especially for us southern hemisphere girls to use! My theme for this week is cut files so it was the ultimate chance to create a layout like this! I duplicated the word twice more and then welded them all together and cut them from the pink cardstock in the Cardstock kit. I popped the title up using some foam tape and used some of the papers that reminded me of Summer to back the cut file and to act as a frame around the white cardstock background....the pretty soft pastel colours were perfect for this!


By pulling out embellishments that weren't Christmasy or snow themed from the kits, like some of the stickers and ephemera, I was able to create a Summery themed layout even though the November 2016 Main and Add-On kits are very snow and Christmas themed!

I hope you are inspired to create a project with a different theme using the November 2016 Hip Kits! I would love to see it!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

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