Poppylium Designs

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Vacation, water fun and hot tubbing!

This week's kits and memories scrapped are actually quite in line with what we did this week!
We took a road trip about 9 hours away to visit a Great Wolf Lodge water park. Gastro all night aside, we had a lot of fun in the various pools, lazy rivers, and hot tubs. We had rented a minivan and were all pretty comfortable (hubby and me, my parents and my little guy), and it was fun to see the ontarian landscapes change and get out of the evergreens we live in.

Incidentally, the kits that Bella Gypsy released led to scrapping more of our Florida road trip last year, and some water fun photos from 2012!

First, the two Iron Scrapper 2015 kits that came out are called Best Day of My Life and Pocket Full of Sunshine. They are very versatile and happy:

The colours were perfect for some of the everyday moments and non-disney parts of our road trip to Florida in March 2014. There's a gorgeous little cake which I used for the photos of my father in law's 60th and an cute night owl to document my little guy night antics (not sleeping and climbing in the furniture):

The other kits are coordinated and both pool themed. The first is a bright, awesome summery kit called Pool Party:

I used it to scrap some really fun photos of Cedric and his uncle Marcel who was visiting from France having some water fun on the deck :D

Isn't my uncle cute sitting in a turtle, eating a duck and wearing a crab? lol

And the coordinating kit (which you get free for a few days if you buy Pool Party) is called Night Swimming and is GORGEOUS. It's all blues and purples and has the most amazing flair with the moon and some waves. I LOVE it:

I used it for another photo from 2012 of our first dip in out hot tub. We were under a gorgeous full moon and I always wanted a hot tub, so it was a very happy evening:

And that's it for this week!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Berries and memories

Happy Sunday morning!
This week has seen a good amount of scrapping memories, some recent and some older. But we've also had good summer weather and therefore playing in the park, taking walks and enjoying the local carnival; the arrival from France of my parents for their 4-week visit; and the start of my little dude's summer break.
In the midst of all that, I did manage to scrap 5 layouts with new releases.

First, Mel Hains Designs had a fun new summery kit called Cook Out great for summer bbq memories and more:

I used it with a template by Jen Yurko (Feeling Hexed collection) to scrap Cedric's visit with Pluto in Disneyland Paris in 2012:

And of course, Bella Gypsy Designs had lots of new releases! These ladies are so productive and talented it's scary...

First, they released Berry Happy, a fun berry themed kit, with a coordinating watermelon themed kit called Taste of Summer (which you get free right now if you buy Berry Happy):

I used them together for a memory from the same restaurant as the first layout I showed you, where Mickey came to see us (for a challenge at Mousescrappers with a great template by Melidy Designs):

And I used Berry Happy alone, with a Fuss Free template by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs for a photo of my dude with a blueberry and acai moustache (he LOVES berries!):

The second pair they released was Happy Mail, a great kit about getting fun stuff in the mail (boxes, gifts and stuff), and the coordinated First Class about classing mail and trips to the post office:

I combined these as well to scrap the first time I got a Shutterfly order in the mail and got to unwrap my first photobook:

And finally, they released two kits for this week's Iron Scrapper at Scrap Orchard. Sweet Dreams and Every Morning:

I combined them as well. I had a gorgeous photo of my son the way he looks in the morning, still asleep and so peaceful before I wake him up:

And we're off for a walk and a little park visit, so I hope you enjoy the layouts and the rest of your Sunday :D

Sunday, July 12, 2015

And then there were 6

SIX KITS! Last week Bella Gypsy released 4 kits, and I thought it was a lot. But this week, there are 6!

They are all quite different so there's variety :D

First let me tell you I had a fairly uneventful week, which is fine by me. Hubby and I went to the movies and I made it back to yoga after over a month without any exercise or activity...
We had also been waiting very long for out little dude's new stroller and it finally came in, so we went to get it (and pay :( ), visited the occupational therapist to get all the straps at the right length and the right positioning, and we took our first neighbourhood walk with it. Of course, neither of  us had our phone, so I'll take a picture next time!

And in my free time, I  made layouts :D
Here are the 6 kits and the 4 layouts I made (they all go in pairs, so I combined!).

1. For the Iron Scrapper at Scrap Orchard, they released Mister Big Stuff and One Fine Day, which coordinate and are very versatile, manly/boyish kits:

I used them together with some happy photos of Cedric and Helio hanging out:

2. The second set of kits is Gotta Wear Shades and the coordinating mini Bright Future. I think they might be the brightest kits I've ever worked with:

I was worried about using them at first. Then I saw a photo of my little dude which would work well and I needed a new desktop, so I did that and it turned out great. And then I used it again for my Facebook timeline photo:

3. And the last kit is my favourite this week and probably one of my favourite kits ever. It is called Sunkissed and has a beachfront theme, and there is a coordinating mini called Sunshine and Sand. I love everything about them:

I used them to scrap our first visit to the Disney Boardwalk and it matched perfectly:

I have my parents visiting from France for 4 weeks starting Wednesday and a little roadtrip to a water park after that, so I might have to slow down on the digiscrapping for a little while, but I've been very productive, thanks to joining Bella Gypsy designs' creative team and that makes me really happy :D
Hope you like them!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Holy kits, Batman!

This week, Bella Gypsy released FOUR kits! You read right, not one, not two as is their usual, but FOUR!

The first one was supposed to be released last week, but was bumped by Hooked on a Feeling, the second one is their July installment to their yearlong collection, and the last two are "minis" for the Iron Scrapper competition which just started at Scrap Orchard.

So I have 4 layouts to show, and ALL OF THEM are Disney photos :D
(2 layouts for the March 2014 road trip album, and 2 for the 2012 Disneyland Paris album)

1: Happy Place: Gorgeous kit with awesome colours

I used it for our arrival at Disneyland Paris and the first view of Sleeping Beauty's beautiful castle (and I used one of Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs awesome templates):

2. Snap Happier: July 2015 Collection: a HUGE collection full of great summery and versatile elements

I used this one to add two pages to my pocket style album of our day at Epcot:

3. Sh-Boom: a very sweet everyday-type kit for the Iron Scrapper competition:

4. Let the Good Times Roll: a coordinating kit, also versatile, and also for the Iron Scrapper:

I used them together to scrap me, my son, my dad and my nephew on the Dumbo ride in France (with a template by Pixleyyy for a challenge at Mousescrappers):

I am honestly really happy with them all! The kits this week were gorgeous, perfect for my photos and easy to scrap with and it makes my layouts awesome :D