January title page for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking


Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with a layout for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking, inspired by the September sketch layout challenge.  As pictured below, this sketch is so versatile and can be used for amny types of layouts.


This layout is an 8.5X11 inch layout and is the January title page for our 2017 family album.

Using Darkroom Door collage stamps (love them!) and the Echo Park Paper Dino Friends collection, this layout was so much fun to create. For all the details, check out the blog post at https://shopancrop.blogspot.com.au/


Until next time…..happy creating!


Beautiful Day card for Scrapping Fun Kits


Hell crafty friends, I have created this super cute card for Scrapping Fun Kits using their gorgeous September kit.

I enjoyed creating this background using Distress Inks which complimented the beuatiful handmade flowers from this kit.

Check out all of the details on the blog at http://scrappingfunkits.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/a-beautiful-day-card-by-sarah-rosse.html

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Mixed Media Fun for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking


Hello crafty friends, Sarah with you today using the AMAZING June Mixed Media Kit, designed by the one and only Elisa Ablett! That girl is seriously amazeballs! I had so much fun using this kit to make the cover page our our family 2017 album. The Mixed Media kit can be purchased instore as a once off or for a 6 month subscription. A subscription brings the price down to only $36.95 per month and what great value that is! The June kit is especially one of my favs due to the exclusive graffiti stamp in the kit designed by Elisa. I used this in one of my last blog posts and I just can’t get enough of it!

This layout was completed on an 8.5×11 inch page and I followed the full step by step instructions that come with the kit – perhaps this layout size is a little small in hindsight to get the full effect of kit – I mean, you want to ensure you have enough room for those gorgeous paint brushes with paint strokes at the bottom of the page. Whilst mine doesnt quite look like Elisa’s, I am pretty happy with it. Let’s take a closer look….


The other tip that Elisa outlines in this kit and that I wanted to bring to your attention today is using your wooden veneer pieces as stamps. As you can see below, the skull and the peace sign (both come in the kit) were used to stamp on to the graffitti wall background.

To achieve this look, I simply applied paint to the piece using a paint brush, turned it over and stamped on to my layout! What a great idea! You could use any wooden veneer pieces you have in your stash and create stamps with them! Shop and Crop have an extensive range of wood veneer products in store that can be purchase by clicking here. I’d love to see what results you get trying this technique and thinking about how we can extend and use our supplies in various ways.

Until next time….happy creating!




‘Bloom’ for Scrapping Fun Kits


Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with a lovely Spring bloom layout for you! I know I was glad to see the end of Winter, but my daffodils were the clear sign that Spring was coming, even throughout the harsh conditions of Winter. The dashes of yellow in the garden are always a welcome sight that time of year.

This layout was created on green Bazzil cardstock using the gorgeous September Scrapping Fun Kits, a nice compliment to the colours of Spring. The title was hand cut from the cut apart sheet in the kit, as was the cloud embellishment on the top right corner of the layout.



The photo was matted on the two coloured pieces in the kit and the buterfly washi tape is absolutely adorable! The washi tape with the birds on it, the wooden veneer and butterfly charm are just beautiful.


The sequins provided in the kit are just a perfect way to finish off this layout. I added a time date stamp also so I can slip this layout in to my family album.

Just a reminder that we only have 4 spots left from October onwards for Scrapping Fun Kits subscriptions, so head to the subscribe tab on the blog and fill in the form so you don’t miss out.

I hope you enjoyed this layout and I cannot wait to see what you create with your September kit!

Music Concert for Scrapping Fun Kits


Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with the musically delightful August kit. Raelene defintely has outdone herself with this one! I have this one layout to share with you but must say I have so many additional bits and pieces left over from the kit that there are many more to make. The use of this kit is so verstaile – from school music concert pics, to your little girl’s ballet class, to layouts and pocket pages about your favorite songs and music lyrics!

The photo in this layout was taken back in June at the school end of term music concert. With the theme being ‘rock stars’, the concert was to farewell the ever-popular music teacher Mr Smith. One of my son’s teachers dressed up as Elvis and I happened to snap this shot with that funny hair wig making an appearance (it wasn’t even his!). To pick up some of the colours in the wig, I used a piece of cardstock that had some left over paint on – a nice compliment to the black and white elements of the kit.

The scalloped lace piece was adhered to the bottom of the layout, topped with one of the washi tape from the kit (still two others to use up!). The photo was matted using the three mats provided in the kit and adhered down.


The chipboard piece by Memory maze laser cuts was stamped using black ink and then I applied clear embossing powder over the top. Heated the powder with my heat tool and I think it looks fabulous! The lovely thing about having raw chipboard is you can ink it, heat emboss it, paint it, colour it or just leave it plain.


Lastly the layout was embellished with the gorgeous silver music notes, strips of black and silver bling, epoxy button and that adorable musical bow paper clip. The title word ‘music’ was a DT bonus and the ‘concert’ stickers were from my stash.


Be sure to check out all of the fantastic design team content at https://scrappingfunkits.blogspot.com.au/.  Thanks for stopping by – please leave me a comment!

A catch up post…or two…Helmar & Shop and Crop Scrapbooking

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Hello crafty friends, I just dont know how life can be passing me by so quickly at the moment.  It just seems there is never enough hours in the day and not enough room in my brain for all the amazing ideas I have!

Here are a few of my latest design team projects – the one above is for Helmar.  A step by step tutorial on how I completed this basic layout can be found at http://www.helmarusa.typepad.com/

Here are two gorgeous 8.5X11 inch layouts I completed for Shop and Crop Scrapbooking using the Simple Stories ‘Let’s Party’ collection….

All of the detail about these layouts can be seen at https://shopancrop.blogspot.com.au/.

Please be sure to leave me a comment or two….thanks for stopping by!


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Painted embroidery hoop for Helmar


Hello crafty friends, I am up on the Helmar blog today with thie colourful painted embroidery hoop using many of the Helmar products, including the Fray stoppa (great for stockings also) and the Fabric Stiffner and Draping Glue.

Check out the step by step tutorial of how this was created at http://helmarusa.typepad.com/blog/.  Be sure to leave me a comment and keep an eye out for the ever talented Helmar creative team!

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