Friday, April 19, 2013

Paper Stories Layout Inspiration

Hi everyone,

Back on deck now after a couple weeks away and school is back, so its back to routine here! Just quickly sharing a few projects I have created for Paper Stories.

Firstly, the monthly sketch went live while I was away, so if you missed it or are looking for a GREAT challenge, have a go at this sketch!

My take on this sketch...

"Happiness is..."

Yes, they are my feet in this photo that was taken on our beach holiday last year.  It was a holiday that I did a lot of reflecting and decision making, in order to make changes in my life for the best.  I love the quote on the sticker "Happiness is a journey not a destination". 

Still LOVE the Basic Grey Soleil range...all those beachy, bright colours are so gorgeous.  Inspiration for this beach layout comes from the talented Stacey Young of course. Thanks Stace for inspiring me :))

Some close ups :))

Next up is another layout I created recently using the Colour Crazy Kit from Paper Stories.  I don't have much left of this kit now, have really loved working with these papers and embellishments...something different for me :)

"1st Place"

Once again, I was inspired by all the arrows and chevron look in the pattern paper.  I have used the Studio Calico Triangle mask, and for something different I masked with some Gel Medium for a subtle look and randomly added some Shimmerz over the top.  How cool are the arrows that are getting around the the ones Leeann Pearce has done recently, she inspired me to make one myself which fitted in perfectly for this layout.

And a just because page using the gorgeous Crate Paper by Maggie the beautiful colours in this paper range.

"Super Fun"

I love the Washi Paper that comes in this range. It really is just like washi tape, you can rip and make it any size or shape you like. I have used lots of the Ephemera on this layout, its great for tucking in and adding dimension and layers to your layout.

Its my husband's birthday tomorrow and we are having BBQ dinner with some of our close friends, so best keep going and get things organised!

Thanks for visiting and I will be back again next week with some more things to share :))
Min xo


  1. Hi Min! These are gorgeous layouts.. love all your details.. and your back grounds always look fabulous! I hope your holiday was wonderful too...

  2. So many amazing pages here! You've created some fabulous pages from that kit!! :-)
    Awesome backgrounds and some fun techniques used :-) :-)

  3. Aww reminds me of myself, I'm always taking photos of my feet and I love the way you've created around the photo.

  4. Hi Min,
    I popped in earlier but didn't have a chance to comment so I am back :) OH, I love them, especially the first, I knew it was right up my alley the moment I saw it ;) You may have taken inspiration but it's totally you and gorgeous!!! We are good, back to school too and footy starts tomorrow morning :) Have a great weekend with your boys xo

    Ps love your header photo too :)

  5. Wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwwww! These are all gorgeous!!! LOVING the colors and loveeeeeee the shells on the first one!!!

  6. Absolutely beautiful work as always. I admire your talent with giving your backgrounds such wonderful texture! You make it look so very easy...hope all is well with you & your lovely family!

    xoxo Kay

  7. Absolutely stunning layouts, incredible details, trying to catch up with comments today...Life is too busy!!! Have a lovely day Sandrine xx

  8. Hey .... love your page and totally love your arrow... sorry been busy girl with life and stuff and missed alot of blogging but wanted to come by and say thanks chick... love yay work!!!