Happy Scrappy Friends – August 2016 – Play me a Song


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Happy August everybody! The Summer holidays are in full swing and I am enjoying some weeks off! But I haven’t forgotten the Happy Scrappy Friends. This month it is a colour challenge with a very unusual colour combination: Purple, Green and Blue.

As I normally don’t have anything purple in my photos, I chose one with the two other colours and added purple to the layout.

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The title is partly hand painted and alpha stickers – again with some purple watercolours (and some green). I also found some purple chipboard, enamel dots and twine – never used it before! Sort of glad I kept it in my stash for so long!

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The pieces of ribbon are tucked underneath the layers and I also used a flame to stop them from coming apart at the ends. After I wrote down my journaling, I used the usual ink splatters to finish it off.

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Do you also need to overcome your fear of purple? Then try our challenge!

Thank you so much for stopping by! You should have come from Cathleen, otherwise you can start here. If you would like to take part and share your creation, please post a comment at Happy Scrappy Friends with a link to your project. Your next stop is with Jana.
And just in case you got a bit lost, here is the whole list of this month’s blog hop:

Alexandra
Cathleen
Daphne (<— You are here!)
Jana
Marjan
HSF Blog

Beach Hut Love – feat. Papierprojekt’s Moment-Stempel


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Summer is in full swing here, isn’t this great?! And I am on the Papierprojekt’s Blog again with another scrapbooking page! This time I’m showing you how to use the Moment-Stempel set “Borduere” to create your own heart-shaped elements.

To find the whole project, please hop over to Papierprojekt’s Blog to have a closer look – you can find it here: Herzige Stempelei mit Bordüren

Happy Scrappy Friends – July 2016 – Beach under Construction


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Happy July everybody! It is time for another Happy Scrappy Friends challenge. It is relatively easy this month – we challenge you to use your Washi tape, wood veneer and stamps. Ready, set, GO!
I used two of the photos I took back in March when the beach in Bournemouth turned more into a construction site than a normal beach. But as they were re-sanding the beach, it was totally OK of course!

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I didn’t get over the top with my supplies, but I used all of the above: The Washi tape as a border (don’t you just love the Chevron style tape?) and two (because I couldn’t find a third one) wooden anchors to compliment the stamped anchors. I must say, I used a rather old stamp set by October Afternoon from their collection Seaside – it really needed to be used!Beach under Construction - dapfniedesign - Happy Scrappy Friends - July 2016 - close up

For the three focal points I stamped the anchor on a light blue, punched it out and glued it on a dark blue pinking circle. And as always, to finish it off, some sprinkles of dark blue and turquoise.

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Does this month’s challenge sound like a good idea to you? Give it a go then!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Your next stop is with Elly. And just in case you got a bit lost, here is the whole list of this month’s blog hop:

Alexandra
Cathleen
Dana
Daphne (<— You are here!)
Elly
Jana
Marjan
HSF Blog

Brave the Wave – Scrapbooking Layout Part two


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Another week has gone by and it is – yes, you guessed right – Saturday again! What a week it has been with all this EU decisions.
But I don’t want to linger in politics, let’s celebrate the second part of the layout from last week!

This one is actually just 6×8″, but it is part of a full 12×12 page with pocket space for four photos. I picked up on the elements from last week’s layout to match the double spread: The background is a white/grey pattern, the other patterned papers are similar and I even picked same ones, the title is red with red accents in the visual triangle. Of course I used more of the label stamp from the Moment-Stempel set “Label Liebe” by Papierprojekt – the same way I used it on the first layout. All these elements bring it nicely together!

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This is the full page with the four photos and the smaller title and journaling page.Brave the Wave - dapfniedesign - Scrapbooking divided Page Protector

And this is how it looks in my album when the pages are side by side. Yes, certainly a success!

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I really like the idea of taking elements from one page and applying it onto another – this was one of the topics in Shimelle’s latest online class “The Scrapbook Process” (find all the information about it HERE). I loved the class and it changed my way of organising and understanding the life of a scrapbooking album!😉 I really recommend it for everyone sharing this great hobby!

I’m back next Saturday with another scrapbooking layout from my 2016 album! Enjoy your weekend!

On the Beach again – Scrapbooking Layout with a lot of Paper Scraps


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On the Beach again - dapfniedesign - close up 4I LOVE Saturdays – don’t you? Especially Saturday mornings: You get out of bed in your own time, maybe even have a cuppa or two before getting up for real, then you contemplate your plans (or no plans) for the day and Monday seems centuries away! Sunday mornings are OK too, but then you already can feel the end of the weekend coming on really quickly and soon it is back to school again. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE my job at school: great children and great colleagues. Easy. But I love weekends too! I think it is really important in life to do a job you really enjoy – why would I go to work and be miserable all day? Anyway – this is my opinion, let’s move on to this week’s layout! Hooray!

 

This project is part of a double spread, although I would not call it a double layout. I created this page with a trustworthy basis of three photos stacked together in a column. I raided my scrap basket (yeah!) for blue and turquoise strips to pile up left of the photos. I also found three special patterned circles I once punched out for a layout but never made it. Finally it was their time to use them as corners of my visual triangle.

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When I created this layout the two newest items I bought were the Selfie- and Camera-Washi Tape, so I really had to include them on here (luckily I was scrapping a selfie after all!).On the Beach again - dapfniedesign - close up 1

Can you spot the stamped elements on this page? I used a label stamp from the Moment-Stempel set “Label Liebe” by Papierprojekt – just one of them but in a repeated way so it points towards the main paper cluster on the page. I also used it in the circle-corners I created on the top and the bottom right.On the Beach again - dapfniedesign - close up 3

I chose red as the colour for the title because of my red bobble hat I was wearing. But looking at it with just these two red spots on the page – it didn’t seem balanced! So I decided to add little asterisks to counterbalance the red on the overall page design.

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And I think it worked!

Remember when I told you in the beginning, that this page was part of a double spread? I won’t show you the other part this week, but next weekend! But I’m kind and already can give you a small sneak! Have a great weekend and I hope the weather stays fine wherever you are!

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