Monday, April 13, 2015

Wendy's DT Reveal For April

At XOXO Scrapbooking, we are fortunate to have Renee Johnson from Australia to provide us with a great two-page spread!  Renee's page is very artistic with great feminine elements.

Unfortunately for me, I could not simply copy/lift her page as is.  I had more masculine photos on hand.  However, I enjoyed referring to Renee's work to get me started.  First, I reduced the size to just one page.  I lifted the paper layers.  I also added twine trim (instead of the banner) and simple brads (instead of the tulle).  Overall, I am pleased how my page turned out.  Thanks Renee for the inspiration!

 I can't wait to see what you come up!  Be sure to link up your work by April 30th.

Materials Used: Bazzill cardstock, Fancy Pants Design Inc - Blissful Blizzard papers, Paper Trunk - Benny alphabet (white), Prima - twin trim, brads, Simple Stories - Harvest Lane alphabet (blocks), and Close To My Heart - cocoa ink.

Friday, April 3, 2015

April Challenge... Its a good one.

Here we are, now in April, and the year is slipping away from us already. This month we have a great challenge for you. Can you be inspired by a double page layout? We hope so.
Introducing Renee Johnson, our guest designer for April.
My name is Renee Johnson, and I live in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. By day I coach gymnastics and look after my three children, whilst my nights are mostly for scrapbooking.
Whilst I have always been into journalling and trying to record those precious moments and hilarious comments the kids come out with, I fell in love with scrapbooking whilst trying to find a gift for the family member who has absolutely everything. When I saw how much better the photos looked rather than drably sitting in my album I became very hooked, and am still on a crazy mission to get through those albums and piles (and piles and piles) of photos.
After several years now of copying layouts in magazines, trawling the internet for inspiration and trialling new products  I am finally 'getting there' and will greatly enjoy sharing my work with others and discovering new styles and trends. I am so excited to join XOXO as a guest designer and I hope you find something in this layout to inspire you!
To see more from Renee, please call past her blog and make sure you leave some love.
Renee has put forward a layout that can inspire you in many ways. Remember that the aim is to scraplift the challenge layout or use the elements from it as inspiration on your project.

We would love to see what you come up with from this one. Will it be a double too, or will you use the colours, the general design or embellishment ideas as your project base. Whatever you do, don't forget to come back and upload it to our linky in the sidebar, so you to may have a chance to be our guest designer.
If you don't have a blog, please link it to our facebook page.
We look forward to seeing your awesome projects this month.