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Lottie Loves Paper Guest Designer Layout – Love you

Hello lovely scrappers!

Today I bring you layout #3 for Lottie Loves Paper.

Have I mentioned before how amazing this kit is? Well, in case you haven’t heard me say it before… it is! The lovely Sarah is also opening subscriber spaces from April onwards, so if you are thinking of subscribing, now is the moment! Go to the website and look for Monthly Kits.

So, my layout today is inspired on one of the layouts that I did at the Paige Evans workshop. For her class I chose the star die cut, however there was an option of a heart in the same style. When I sat down to create this layout, I wanted to have hearts and this cut file from the Silhouette store was just what I wanted.

I used the papers from the kit for backing my hearts. They are a mixture of Dear Lizzy Lovely Day and Pink Paislee Oh my Heart. The embellishments, both normal stickers and chipboard, are also from Dear Lizzy Lovely Day. There are also a few enamel dots that came with the kit. I want to say they are from Pinkfresh Studio, but I am not 100%. The black cardstock background also came with the kit, however I decided to spray a bit with white Heidi Swapp Color Shine from my stash. I think it breaks the “blackness” a bit and makes the background blend a bit softer with the heart die cut.

And here it is!

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And a few close ups:

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Second Paige Taylor Evans and BOAF workshop

Hello lovely crafters!

On Saturday I attended my second workshop with the ladies of Birds of a Feather and the super talented Paige Evans. She is due to go back to America in June, so I have a feeling this was the last chance we got to work with her up close and personal!

She came up with four gorgeous layouts, designed with her newest collection with Pink Paislee “Oh my heart”. And once again, I am so happy with all four of them!

This time I was a bit disorganised and I didn’t prepare the photos with the dimensions that we were advised to take. I had been so busy with UKSA, Lottie Loves Paper and Silhouette, that I just didn’t have the time! So what I did was take all the photos that I had already printed ready to scrapbook. As it turns out, with some strategic cropping, I was able to find everything that I needed and they suited the layouts too!

The workshop was at a different venue this time, and I must admit that the room was not as big as the one in Coventry and I felt a bit pushed for space. I had no room whatsoever to put my things, and I had packed very lightly! The lunch wasn’t as good either. Don’t take me wrong, what I had was perfectly fine, but there weren’t hardly any options to choose from and nowhere to sit! We had been told that it was going to be a finger buffet, but then they served foods that needed to be eaten with a fork and a knife… hardly finger food!

This time we were sitting in tables of two (versus long tables the previous time) and I sat with Christina, whom I already know from FTLOPP and the Artful Angels crop. She was a delight to be with, and we really got on very well! We had a photo taken together, but it is in her camera, so I need to wait for her to send it to me!

I also met so many familiar faces from the Internet world. As it turns out, the amazing Beata Valint was there too and I didn’t even realise! I met Nikki, who is in the Silhouette team with me, and Emma who is in the UK Scrap Addicts team too!

And without any further ado, here are my layouts!

Heck Yes

Love your laugh

The good life

Ice cream lovers

And a photo of me with the talented lady:

Paige and me

I hope you like the layouts as much as I do!

Read you soon!

Maria x

UK Scrap Addicts Design Team – Just two hours old

Good morning!

Today I am in the Midlands taking part in another fantastic Birds of a Feather workshop with Paige Evans. I honestly can’t wait to show you all the gorgeous layouts that we are going to be creating today!

However, before I can show you any of that, I have to showcase my very first layout as a UK Scrap Addicts Design Team member!

Please pop over the UKSA blog for more info on the layout 🙂

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I hope you have enjoyed this layout and read you soon!

Maria x

 

UK Scrap Addicts

Hello all!

Today I want to tell you about UK Scrap Addicts, a new initiative to bring a spotlight to British scrapbookers. It is run by a bunch of very passionate ladies, and the aim is to make the world realise that we are not a “small fish” at all!

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This is their mission statement:

“The UK is a small fish in the large pond of scrapbooking, and perhaps sometimes we feel a little overlooked. We want to recognise and showcase the UK scrap scene, UK designers and UK manufacturers, both small and large. Our plans include increasing the number of UK scrapbookers and showing the world we have a huge amount of talent to share.”

-To recognise the scrapbook scene in the United Kingdom, UK designers and UK talent.

-To grow the UK scrapbooking community; to encourage new scrappers.

-To share the UK scrap scene with the world.

They did a callout for a Creative Team back in early February and I emailed them straight away. This is something that I feel passionate about and I was eager to participate! So I was completely over the moon when I was chosen to be part of the team! Just today the team was announced over at Instagram.

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So stay tuned! Blog posts will start appearing on their blog very very soon. There is also the aforementioned Instagram account and also a Youtube channel! Exciting times!

 

Lottie Loves Paper Guest Designer Layout – Literally 39

Hello everyone!

Today I bring you my first ever layout as a Guest Designer for Lottie Loves Paper.

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Lottie Loves Paper is a British scrapbooking shop that offers monthly embellishment kits with add ons. The fact that the main kit is embellishments is a very big advantage for a lot of us scrapbookers who seem to have too much paper but never enough embellishments! I have been subscribing since they started offering kits last year.

I am so chuffed to have been chosen as a Guest Designer for the month of February. It is an honour! And the kit this month is so gorgeous that it makes it even better. It features items from current collections like Dream on by Pinkfresh Studio, Lovely Day by Dear Lizzy and a bit of Pink Paislee too.

This is my first layout for the kit, I hope you like it:

Literally #39.

It was my 39th birthday yesterday! And what a better way to celebrate than creating a scrapbook page! This layout will be going in the Book of Me.

All the items in this page are from the kit, except from the black and white thread in the tags, the date stamp and the ink splatters are from my stash.

Literally 39

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I hope you have liked this layout and hopefully I’ll read you soon!

Maria x