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Documenting Celebrations with Simple Stories

Hi Everyone its Nancy here with my post for August, and this month I am focusing on documenting my recent birthday celebration.  There are some fabulous themed collections in the shop, but I decided to go with a couple of different collections from the shop. If you have read any of my blog posts over […]

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Going colourful with paints & Nuvo Drops

Hello there Magpies, welcome to August! This month I decided to concetrate on using the Illustrated Faith, Basics, Shanna’s Favourites Paint Set and also, Nuvo Crystal Drops. I love both of these products! I’ll talk about the paints here and the first 3 LO’s and then tell you about my adventures with the Crystal Drops with my 4th and last […]

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Beautiful Millie & June

  Hi again Magpies, Niki here with you today to show you the gorgeous Millie & June collection by Fancy Pants. I had a few of the 12×12 papers and the 6×6 paper pad, as well as quite a few of the embellishments including the Flair pack, Ephemera pack, Patterned Puffy Alpha Stickers, Puffy Accent […]

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Elle’s Studio – Sunny Days

For my card projects this month I’ve been using the aptly named Sunny Days collection from Elle’s Studio. It’s filled with lots of vibrant primary colours, summery accents, and some really fun elements. Much of the line has flown out of the store, so well done if you managed to grab it! There were a […]

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Gold is still on trend…

I’m sure that many of us would have thought that by now, gold in the world of scrapbooking would have long gone? It hasn’t and gold is still very much on trend, much to my delight! Whether it’s the magpies in us (no pun intended!) that migrate to the beautiful lustre of gold or whether […]

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Scrapping Summer Sunshine-Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi there, Sheena here again. Originally I had something totally different planned for this post but following on from last month, I couldn’t stop playing with my Cocoa Vanilla Studio supplies  & even added some extras from the Hello Sunshine range to my stash. I love how the ranges blend so easily with other. I’ve […]

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Make a Wish

This year i am crazy about all the birthday collections. In March I used Let’s Party – Simple Stories. I will use another, new party collection in September again. What can i do that i like cakes, balloons, confetti and candles. So what I could use for my July post like not Make a Wish […]

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Life is Beautiful – Fancy Pants Design

Hello Magpies, Jackie here with my layouts this month using the lovely collection from Fancy Pants Designs – Life is Beautiful, I choose this collection as the as colours are lovely and fresh.  All these papers are textured and great quality to work with. As they are textured they have a similar weight to cardstock. […]

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Pink Paislee – Outfitters

Hi! Lets focus on the beautiful collection Outfitters from Pink Paislee! The papers in this collection are amazing! I totally love them. Especially the #02 paper, the a-side of the #04 paper and the b-side of the #05 paper. I wanted more decorations than just the ephemera pack. So I matched the papers with some  decorations from Dear Lizzy […]

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Sunny Days

In the absence of a British summer , I felt the need to inject some sunshine into my pages . So what better choice than the Sunny Days collection from Elle’s Studio. If we can’t have the real thing then let’s make our pages shine instead ! Having said that I chose this photo for my first […]

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Fancy Pants Good Fellows

I had the joy of working with the Fancy Pants Good Fellows collection this month, which is based on a colour palette of green, pale blue and orange with neutrals. There are lots of really usable patterns in the papers of this collection, and in particular I love the heaxagons, stripes and big spots. There’s […]

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Project Life with Life is Beautiful

This month I chose to play with the new collection from Fancy Pants ‘Life is Beautiful’ and use it to create some Project Life spreads. It’s one of three new releases from Fancy Pants, the others being Millie & June and Good Fellows. Life is Beautiful has a lovely mix of summery colours, blacks and […]

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Getting in the Summer Spirit

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you today & this month I’ve chose to use a lovely summery collection from Simple Stories called ‘Sunshine & Happiness’. It’s a great collection full of bright colours & icons like the sun, florals & ice creams, great for all those sunny days ahead….hopefully. For my first layout ‘Hot Summers […]

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MAMBI Planner Breakdown

Hi Everyone its Nancy here with my post for July, and this month I am focusing on something a little bit different.  I work in education so this time of the year is always when things start to wind down and I start to make plans for the next academic year.  Ever since I was […]

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Finding a Happy Place with Dear Lizzy!

Hey Magpies, Rachel here and it’s welcome to July from me! Hope this means the start of summer here in the UK. June was a bit of a washout here in the west of England, I have my fingers crossed that June will be fabulous and sunny. I decided to use the Dear Lizzy, Happy Place […]

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Use Your Collection – an online Class

Hi Magpies, Niki here, very excited to share my new online class for Hey Little Magpie. It’s called Use Your Collection and is about how to get the most from your paper collections. The class contains a mixture of PDFs and videos and you can follow along using the same materials used in the class […]

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She Blooms by Illustrated Faith

Hey Magpies, Niki here, back with the She Blooms Collection by Illustrated Faith, a collection I originally totally overlooked simply becuase it was by Illustrated Faith. I am not religious and I have therefore totally avoided even looking at any of the Illustrated Faith collections, becuase I assumed that those collections simply wouldn’t be for […]

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Jen Hadfield – Everyday

Hi! I really love to work with collections I normally don’t pick. I’ve had my eyes on the collection from Jen Hadfield called Everyday! I really liked her collection a few years ago… but I haven’t bought anything from her since then! The collection Everyday has some really interesting pieces. Like the booklet with ampersand […]

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Bloom & Grow

As soon as I saw the new Simple Stories collection ‘Bloom & Grow’ I knew I needed it, if only to scrapbook a photo of my youngest step-daughter in a pixie costume that I had previously worn! Love them or hate them, there are a few gnomes within this collection… But ‘Bloom & Grow’ offers […]

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Try something new – Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi there, Sheena here x Do you ever have a time when you feel your mojo has left you? Well thats how I was feeling earlier this month. Usually when this happens to get me going again I flick through my albums, find a layout I like & scrap lift myself. This seems to work […]

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Apples, pencils and rules

Hi Everyone! It’s Agnieszka here today. It’s almost the end of the school year so I decided to make some school projects featuring Studio Calico Seven Papers – Darcy collection. I found some photos from my son’s last day in preschool and I decided to make some crazy and colorful layout. As a background I used Studio Calico […]

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Using Stamps – Pink Fresh Studio

Hello Magpies, Jackie here with my layouts for June.  This month I’m using a few of the lovely new stamp sets from Pink Fresh Studio on my 3 layouts.  I love stamps, and clear stamps are definitely one of my scrapbooking weaknesses.  So it was good to be able to use some of these sets […]

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Cocoa Vanilla Studio – Free Spirit

Hi everyone! It’s Nat here with some card projects from a summery and sizzling collection all the way from Oz. The Free Spirit collection is from a new brand I’ve never used before, but the style reminded me of a veteran designer in the scrapbook industry and lo and behold they are one and the […]

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Life Noted from Pinkfresh Studio

Every now and then a collection comes along that turns out to be the perfect fit – Life Noted from Pinkfresh Studio is just such a collection. I had great fun using it last month – so much so, that I wanted to use it again this month besides I had lots leftover . The colours are […]

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Sunshine & Happiness

The weather has finally cheered up for summer where I am, and Simple Stories’ new collection ‘Sunshine & Happiness’ really brings the sunshine into the scrapping room with it’s bright colours and summery sentiments. I used the collection pack this month, which comes with two 12×12 sticker sheets as well as the full page papers […]

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Project Life

This month I decided to spend some time with my Project Life album and do a bit of a catch up. I tried two new kits to me, the Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy core kit and the Forever Young core kit. I also dug into my Maggie Holmes Open Book core kit, which I love, […]

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Ways with Washi

Hi Magpies, this month I chose to showcase different ways to use washi tape on my layouts. Now if you’re anything like me you have loads of lovely reels of washi tape & only ever use a small bit of one reel on a layout or occasionally use some to wrap a present!! & I […]

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Playing with Pink Fresh Studio Stamps

Hi Everyone, hope that the last month has treated you well and that you are ready for the month of June.  The weather in my part of the world is yet to show signs of summer, but I am holding out hope for the sun and a chance to use all the beautiful summer themed […]

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Lets talk embellishments!

Hey Magpies, welcome to June! It’s Rachel here to start the month off and I want to focus on embellishments this month. I love embellishments, it’s the fun part of the layout aren’t they. When I’m building my layouts I pick my photo, choose the papers and build the foundation up, do the title and then I […]

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Felicity: a Collection by Pinkfresh Studio

Hey Magpies, Niki here, today sharing some layouts made with the Pinkfresh Studio collecton Felicity. The collection is beautiful and the papers are such high quality, they are a pleasure to work with. I picked up all the papers in the collection as well as the 6×6 paper pad and numerous Felicity embellishments For my […]

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