16 May 2017

A New Beginning...

Hello friends

It has been a while since my last blog post, but here I am again.  I am thrilled that so many of you still pop around to view my work and I am hoping to reconnect with you all again. Thank you so very much.

I have been given the awesome opportunity of working as a Guest Designer with one of the owners and designers of Ivytree Studio, Ansu Badenhorst.   Thank you Ansu for the opportunity to showcase your beautiful work.  Friends, please visit Ivytree Studio's website here to read all about this proudly South African company.  I am sure you will be as impressed and proud, as I am.

Without further ado, let me just jump in and share the layouts I have created using their digital creations in my Carpe Diem, Robin's Egg planner and Webster's Pages traveller's notebook. Both are excellent mediums to use the digital designs from Ivytree Studio.  Once purchased and paid for, via EFT, they arrive in your Mail Inbox and are easy to Save and Print.  Right, let's have a look, shall we?

As you can see, a variety of decorative stickers, especially for the Planner girls, to use.
The beauty of purchasing proudly South African products, is that they come in English and Afrikaans.

The page I am decorating is a retired Simple Stories Life Documented planner page.
Here I have covered up their arrows using the striped flag cut-out from
I adhered one of the flags flat onto the page and next to that, have used double sided foam tape, to give the next flag a bit of "lift", giving it dimension. See next pic for more detail.

I just love the effect of using the double sided foam tape, don't you?

By using some black and white striped washi from one's own stash, you can make the
colours of those cut-outs just "pop" !  This combination is a winner for me and
one which I intend to replicate, often!

Here is another shot of the same page.  I printed the digital butterfly onto striped
paper and cut it out to cover most of the page. Later on you will see the whole page come

Here is the left hand side of the page, where I cut out the pink butterfly to decorate
the corner.  Once again, the washi tape just makes those colours "pop"!

And now for the full double-spread layout.  This has been prepped for the week of 22 May, so there are a few blank spaces for now.  On the right, I have journalled how this special opportunity came my way.

This page really makes me happy.  Loving those heart bullet points, which we Planner girls just love using to bullet point those important tasks of ours. Using a White Hybrid Gel Grip pen, I drew lines around the blue butterfly, giving it a "stitched" effect.  

My second layout page, using more of the butterflies and the alphabet stickers from Ivytree's "Fly High" Poster Butterfly Stamp Set and Planner Digital Bundle, can be seen below.

The Fly High sentiment I have used as an inspirational quote.
We Planner girls just love those to reflect on. All elements on this page are from Ivytree Studio, except the 'making it happy' text and 'smiley face' at the bottom of the page. Those are from Simple Stories.  Once again, I decorated the large blue butterfly on the left, by just placing black dots all around the outline.

Now I would like to share how I have decorated the front page of a new traveller's notebook, using the digital designs from Ivytree Studio.  As you can see, the digital designs are very versatile and can be used in your both your Planner and Traveller's Notebook.

I have used the lovely Documented Label, as my journal is being used to document my
* Everyday Life Memorable Events
* List Books I am reading
* List TV Series I am watching
*List Music I am currently listening to, etc.

Thank you so much for taking the time to view my post. I hope it will inspire you to start a planner or traveller's notebook / journal of your own.

Please visit Ivytree Studio's Shop  as they have a huge variety of products on offer, to meet every crafter's needs, whether you're a Planner Girl or a Scrapbook Girl, you will be catered for.

Please leave a comment to say "Hi".  I look forward to catching up with my old and new friends.

1 comment:

Lee Ferns said...

Wow Sharon, just love this post. Congrats on being offered the chance to be a Guest Designer for Ivy Tree Studio. You really did an amazing job showing how one paper pack design can be so versatile​ to whatever project you working on. Thank you for the inspiration. Definitely think I'll grab this bundle as well and give it a go. Well done!!!!!