Poppylium Designs

Friday, May 22, 2015

New releases

I'm running out of ideas for titles, so this one is very simple and to the point: I'm here to show new digiscrap releases for the week.
Bella Gypsy releases two new kits. They couldn't be more different, but they are both really gorgeous.
The first one is called Boy Oh Boy and as the name suggest, is masculine and boyish:

I used it to scrap my photos of the birds and reptiles show that came to town in November of last year. Cédric looked at the birds a little and was somewhat patient... He did enjoy walking around the reptile tanks and really looked at the turtles. The kits worked really well for it with a snake, a nest and the perfect colours for my photos.

The other kit, as I said, is quite different. It is all pastel colours and rainbows, hearts and glitter. It's called Head in the Clouds and it is absolutely beautiful:

It was perfect for one more Disney layout, and worked especially well with my Downtown Disney photos, particularly for the BabyCakes box :D

The kit names and photos are linked and both are on sale and you get free goodies for a limited time (bonus papers for Boy Oh Boy and Chips for Head in the Clouds), so hurry to the store if you like them!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Disney - scary - selfie

The words all rhyme and could make a weird mad libs type sentence, but no, I did not take a scray selfie in Disney. They are the themes of 3 unrelated pages I made this week!

Scary is because it was Halloween, but really, our costumes were not scary this past October. We had Cédric dressed as Robin Hood and I found a really cheap second-hand dress perfect for Maid Marianne and Dave wore the same brown robe he's worn many times for many themes, added a cross and was Friar Tuck.
I bought a kit called Archer by Kristin Aagard to scrap the photos and I tried to emulate medieval book pages for the writing and design. I'm actually really proud of how it turned out :D

The selfie is just that! I had a good hair day and took a selfie in February, simple as that.
I used Bella Gypsy's new release: Just Add Glitter and the Just Add Glitter Bonus Papers (great girlie kit, I LOVE all the glitter and great colours, especially that amazing deep Indigo):

I also used the Fuss Free Freebee 135 template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee.

And the Disney part is no surprise to anyone. I don't think I'm ever going to catch up to my enormous collection of Disney photos... But anyways, I started scrapping the photos from our road trip to Florida last March (2014 that is).
Bella Gypsy had a beautiful new release called Play Hard (and matching Play Hard Chips) which had perfect colours and even the right theme for the Monstrous Playground at Epcot during the Flower and Garden Festival.

I had to think fast of what I wanted to do with the album to have my layout ready for release, and for some reason, I decided to go with a blocking/pocket style type album. I was worried because I don't do a lot of that and when I do it's with template, but I really wanted to include lots of photos and I think it's the best way, I hated it at first but by the time I rounded corner and added white borders to the photos, I warmed up to it and I think the album will look good all in this same style.

Hope you like them.
Enjoy your week-end and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I'm so excited...

...and I just can't hide it :D

LOL, last post I said I had exciting news (for me) and I wasn't lying. Non-scrappers reading this might not get the excitement, but trust me, it's awesome news!

I am very lucky to be a guest CT member for the month of May for BELLA GYPSY!!!
For those who might not know, they are an amazing sister team of designers who create the brightest, happiest, kits. Their collections are always fun colours and amazing textures. I am sooooo thankful that they are letting me use and promote their products this month!

So with that said, here are the first two layouts I did as part of their CT.

They released the Snap Happier: May 2015 Collection. It is HUGE, amazing and full of really fun elements that relate to the month of May, but can also be quite versatile! Take a look:

It has lots of really cool stars and a banner that says May the Fourth be with You. As it happens, a couple of days before I used it was May 4th and I dressed my little man in his Yoda t-shirt that we bought him for Christmas in Downtown Disney. So the second I saw it, I pictured a Star Wars themed layout!

I love the face he makes in the bottom photo, and that in the top one, he has his hand and even mouth looking quite like Yoda's :D

Isn't he the cutest little Padawan?

I loved this so much that I used the Instagram version of the photo I had posted on May 4th and did my desktop background for May with it!

Bella Gypsy has two more kits coming out Friday, so I'll be back soon so show you more of these amazing products (woohoo, so excited!!).

Happy hump day, thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lots of layouts

I haven't blogged in a while but I have been scrapping!!
I'll keep this short and sweet and just show you what I've done :D

The first two are CT layouts for my awesome two designers.
First my April desktop with Work Force by Artgal Style. The kit is work and office related, but I used it to make a bit of an autism awareness month desktop with that cute puzzle piece!

Then one with Beach Holiday by Mel Hains. It's a fun summer kit and I cheated and used it for a pool party :D

I also forgot to show you Mel Hains' previous gorgeous collection called Bloomin Wonderful. I loved it so much I used it twice.
Once for a sleep routine layout (template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee):

And once for one more page with Winnie and the gang at the Crystal Palace (I already have one with Cédric with each character and one with me with each character, but I had to show that the rest of the family joined the fun!):

The rest of my layouts were done in an effort to finish my xmas 2013 album (so I can move on to the other 4 trips to Florida we've done since :O).
To motivate myself to get it done, I did challenges at Mousescrappers.com
Using templates and recipes really helped and I surprised myself by using a lot of combinations of kits in one layout, which I usually don't do!
The first one shows the Crystal Palace where we spent Cédric's birthday:

Done with Berry Tangerine by Designs by Jen Yurko and a template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

The second is of us on Big Thunder Mountain, for which I have photos because my Mom was there and didn't come on. She managed to get really good shots of us!

Done with Berry Tangerine by Designs by Jen Yurko and a template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs and a template by Pixleyy

Then we have the UK pavilion in Epcot:

Done with The Last Key by BellaGypsy, Gone Fishing by Mel Hains designs, Royal Knees Up by A Work In Progress and Mom's Night Out by mel Hains Designs and a template by Pixleyy

I also scrapped the awesome chef at the Crystal Palace who took care of Cédric's intolerances and played along, putting his finger in his ear to imitate Cédric who wouldn't take it out for the photo:

 Done using Over Easy by Artgal Style, Kitchen Capers by A Work In Progress, and Baked Memories by Modern June.

I used a truly beautiful template by Neverland Scraps to show all the things we did at Epcot that didn't get their own layout:

Done with Any Given Wednesday, Celebrate Summer and Friday Saturday Child all by Jen Yurko and a template by Neverland Scraps.

I also made one of our xmas supper at a local restaurant where the waiter had fun photobombing and exclaimed his surprise at how tall Dave was:

Done with Holly Jolly Tinsel Day by Just Jamie and Winter Blessings by Artgal Style

And to finish, I made two pages to journal a general overview of the vacation and use some cute photos of Cédric I hadn't scrapped yet!

Done with Doodle Me Spring by Simple Girl Scraps and the On The Spot alphas by A Work In Progress

Now it's late, and I'm sure that quite enough to look at for one post, so good night. I should be back soon with some exciting stuff (for me anyways :D)