Favorite Day

Posted on August 24, 2015 by

Hi Sandrine here today to share a scrapbooking layout. That's right that I'm part of the Everyday Life Kit Design Team but I enjoy creating scrapbooking layouts too. Every month I still have unused embellishments for my Everyday Life album (you all know that the kits are very thick) and it's fun to use them for a different purpose. Do you do the same with your Everyday Life Kit?

Supplies used : August Everyday Life Kit, April Everyday Like Kit, February Add On Kit.


Posted in 9x12, Add-on Kit, April 2015 Kit, august 2015 everyday life, Everyday Life Kit, Sandrine van Effenterre, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking layouts

Dancing in the sun and more...

Posted on April 27, 2015 by

For this post today I thought I would share with you not only an Everyday Life page but also a layout made with the Every Day Life kit.    I love using kits in ways that they were not intended.  It's my rebellious side.  *snicker

First up is the EL page.

This is more of February.  I was celebrating the returned love of making homemade (decaf) lattes in the afternoon and my new shirt.  I kinda have a thing for Thor.


Next up is my layout.  I love a clean graphic style with a little fun stitching.  These cards are perfect for this.  The graphic style of the cards works well with the bright photo and flowers in the Heidi Swapp cards goodies in this kit.



Thanks for stopping to have a look at my pages and have a lovely day.



Posted in 8.5x11, April 2015 Kit, everyday life, Everyday Life Kit, Everyday Life Pocket Page, heidi swapp, layout

Again and Again..

Posted on April 24, 2015 by

I didn't even realize when making the layouts below that I had used the same patterned papers for backgrounds on both. The three pieces just coordinated so well, I guess part of me wanted to use them together again and again. 

That's the beauty of purchasing a kit. Someone (Ria) has done all of that footwork of mixing and matching and coordinating and put it together in one little neat monthly package for us! We can turn around and make page after page with ease again, and again. 

Can you spot the three papers that caught my attention?

By using different embllies and stickers it's easy to change the look of the pages drastically, even though you're using the same products. What kinds of things have you been doing again and again with your kits? I'd love to see more projects posted in our gallery. Show us what you've made!

Posted in April 2015 Kit, April 2015 Kits, Crate Paper, Elizabeth Gardner, My Mind's Eye, Scrapbook, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbooking, Scrapbooking layouts, Scrapbooking Main Kit

You 2 Lovelies

Posted on April 23, 2015 by

I love when a kit gets you so inspired you barely have all the items out of the package and you can see a layout coming together in your head.
That was the case with this page I created using the April kit.  I knew as soon as I saw those leaf die cuts how I was going to use them.  The rest of the design just fell into place once I had them down on the page.

The Maggie Holmes chipboard sheets are so fun, with varying patterns and coordinating colours.  I just had to incorporate a few pieces into this layout.   To keep my title from over taking my design I clustered it together, and chose the tiny alphas from the My Mind's Eye package to help complete it.

Journaling on tag may be an addiction of mine.  I am a big fan of telling the story behind the photo.  For me it's the primary reason I scrap, it's not just about wanting to look at pretty pictures years from now, but about remember the story behind the photo for generations to come.  Using shipping tags tucked behind my photo helps me to keep enough white space for my liking while still getting the full story down on paper.

Are you in the habit of story telling also?  What is your trick to getting it all down without compromising your design?  I would love to hear your tips in the comments.

You can still get your hands on the April Kits right here in the Paper Camellia shop.

Posted in April 2015 Kit, April 2015 Kits, Crate Paper, Maggie Holmes, Sherri Funk

February Every Day Life Spreads

Posted on April 18, 2015 by

Hello!  Brenda here today to show you two project life spreads with the absolutely beautiful Everyday Life kit.  

I moved forward a bit in my spread creations to accommodate the colors in this kit.  This time I am doing a few with my February 2015 photos.  I hate to jump back and forth but I will probably be doing some more of 2014 later.  For now I am so happy to finally be scrapping 2015.

So here goes. 

This first spread is from the first couple weeks.  

It was right around Kiara's 7th birthday too so we took a lunch break with daddy to celebrate.  It was also beautiful outside so we spent quite a bit of time soaking up the sun.

This second spread has her birthday party.  She got a new bike.  I think she was a little excited.  

Over the weekend we went to visit our friend to play at the park and have ice cream.  So basically she celebrated her birthday for a whole week.  Lucky girl!

I didn't add the journaling yet because I thought for this one I would let Kiara write it herself.  I cannot wait to see what she has to say.


That is all for this time.  Till then, be happy and create often.

Posted in American Crafts, April 2015 Kit, everyday life, Everyday Life Kit, Everyday Life Pocket Page, heidi swapp, My Mind's Eye

A layout with long title (process video included!)

Posted on April 16, 2015 by

Hi, it’s Veera here today. I just loved all the letter stickers that were included in the April main scrapbooking kit and add-on. This was the perfect opportunity to make a layout with a big and long title!

I filmed a process video while I made the layout. You can see the video below (or if the embedded video doesn’t work, you can check it out from this link). I hope you like the video!

I’m happy with the way this layout turned out! The long title with different letter stickers gave the layout a different and a bit whimsical feel.


I hope that I inspired you to use letter stickers to make a long title!

Posted in April 2015 Kit, Scrapbooking Layouts, Scrapbooking Main Kit, tutorial, Veera Saarivuo, video

Oh Happy Day

Posted on April 10, 2015 by

The big chunky die cuts in the Maggie Holmes Confetti ephemera package are so fun to use.  I love the font, and the gold foil.
These photos were perfect for the sentiment.  I usually use very thin double sided tape to adhere these types of cuts, but thought it would add a fun touch to the design to use my sewing machine to stitch straight through it instead.

One of the best things about Paper Camellia kits is that you can usually combine left over items from one kit with the next kit you receive.  Those gold Heidi Swapp numbers are a perfect example, with touches of gold in the April kit, it made it easy to decide what I had in my stash to use to add the date.  And those gold stickers from the My Mind's Eye sticker pack are so versatile.  I've used them in a few different way on my layouts this month.   Here I've added some 3D foam adhesive to the underside to give them some dimension off the page, then topped them with some enamel dots from my stash.

Clustering is possibly my favourite way to design a page.  Gathering little groups of randomly sized pieces create the perfect clusters.  The key to great layering, is to ensure each piece is a different shape and size from the rest.  In this section alone you can see 7 different layers.  Had I used 8 different layers of the exact same shape my cluster would look more like a bulky mess than this, simply because rather than creating movement to your page, your eye remains fixed, as though it is trapped in that one bulky spot.  

If you struggled with layering, perhaps this is the help you need to break out and try it again. Be sure to share you work with us in our Gallery, we'd love to leave you a little love.

Posted in April 2015 Kit, Maggie Holmes, Sherri Funk