Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sugar Rush Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome to our January "Sugar Rush" Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from then you are in the right place! I love the creativity and sharing that happens among our Aussie Close to My Heart consultants.  I hope you have enjoyed browsing the blog hop for Sugar Rush ideas.

Now, let me begin by saying that this paper pack was not a natural favourite for me.  When I saw it in the catalogue I was a bit ho hum but this really is one that you need to get your hands on and have a play with.  It has so many fun, bright colours in it that make it very versatile!

I may have gone a little overboard creating pages.
My lovely talented friend Ali Moylan from Ali Moylan Photography took these shots of Maddie in her kindy year. These were the ones that didn't make it into the kindy package and for that reason they languished on a disc at kindy for a couple of years. I printed them recently and just adored them! These pages are a good example of how the same photos can be used in different ways - a totally different colour palette for each layout but it works equally well with both (and note that there is actually no purple in the Sugar Rush palette but it still works perfectly with Maddie's purple kindy shirt!) Yellow is not a colour I use a lot in my layouts but it really makes Sugar Rush "Pop" and stops it from being too pink and sacharine. One lot of journalling is done as though I am talking to Maddie as it will go in her album. The other lot of journalling is written in first person and will go in our family album. There is no right or wrong way to journal but I often like to think who will be reading the journalling and which album it will go in.

 Did you notice that I have managed to make that one sheet of donut feature paper stretch over 4 pages? I have also done some block mounting (one of my favourite ways to make quick pages!) And because I like to get serious mileage out of my scrapping supplies I have used the background sticker sheet from the "Sweet" sticker and fussy cut it for the second layout)  Close to My Heart are great at creating "cluster stickers" that work well layered together so you will notice a couple of little clusters of hearts or donuts or arrows to just add that final sweet touch.

 Don't throw out those zip strips - they make incredibly easy borders and embellishments!  And there is the block mounting again to make this layout super quick!

This layout was the last of my scrapping session and really just used up the scraps on my desk.  I wanted to show that Sugar Rush is not just for girls and you can certainly use the PML sheet as a journalling prompt on your pages. The "I Love, Love, Love you" stamp came from January's Stamp of the Month "Adore You" The zip strips top and bottom help to anchor the page and give it some balance.
Two quick, easy cards.  The one on the left uses January SOM again for the raspberry heart and the "You" (how beautiful is that font!) The kraft heart from one of our complements packs matches in with the woodgrain from Rustic Fundamentals.  The little bunny and deer is my favourite image from our Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.  Although I don't do a lot of pocket scrapbooking I really like that our paper suites include a PML page because cut up they are perfect for cards and journalling boxes or titles.
So what do you think? Ready for a bit of a Sugar Rush? My remarkable friend Wendy is waiting for you. Head on over to to continue the Blog Hop!

Keep smiling,


Vandra said...

I really love your school photos page the most. Lovely page. Great cards too. I like the way you've used up the PML cards.

Shaunna Richards said...

Wow! What a beautiful and diverse collection of pages Nell. I love how you have used this collection.

Maz Wood said...

Wow lots of fab ideas using this paper pack & some great tips too.