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The 2015 CHA report - True Stories from American Crafts

Shimelle True Stories collection - CHA 2015 #scrapbooking
Somehow I am writing from London again, after the CHA adventure in California and time at the American Crafts office in Utah. No one in this house is on the right time zone and while the laundry is now more clean than not, what needs to be folded and put away is suddenly reaching modern art proportions. Seems as good a time as any to ignore that and show you my little corner of CHA 2015 – the annual trade show for the craft and hobby industry.

Shimelle True Stories collection - CHA 2015 #scrapbooking
We show new lines at the show, so most things on the floor won’t be available in stores for a month or so. True Stories ships in April. In the mean time, we try to set the tone so shop owners can imagine how the product will connect with their customer base. Much of the inspiration for this collection came from libraries and coffee shops, so we gave away a True Stories blend of whole bean coffee as well as silver True Stories pencils.

But I know you probably would rather see the products.

Shimelle True Stories collection - CHA 2015 #scrapbooking
We did gold in the first collection, and although that trend is still going strong, I was ready for silver. We added a silver glitter album, and like the gold version, the glitter doesn’t fall off or crack or feel gritty. Smooth and sparkly! On the right you’ll see the stamps – two single stamps that retail for a dollar: a camera and a starburst. The starburst is just the right size to add a background to a small embellishment, like a flair badge, a button, or some layered punched pieces. There are also tiny enamel dots, in a mix of circles, hearts, and stars.

Shimelle True Stories collection - CHA 2015 #scrapbooking
Four new Thickers! The Fitzgerald font (formerly in gold) returns in silver glitter and black foam, and we added a new style called Hipster, available in plain black chipboard or a multicolour pattern. There is a 12×12 paper with large monograms to match the coloured version, which you can cut apart or grab a coordinating cut file to cut out the whole sheet with the Silhouette Cameo.

Shimelle True Stories collection - CHA 2015 #scrapbooking
Starting on the left, the embellishments begin with the 4×4 card pack (more about that in the earlier post), a tag set based on a vintage design that allows you to select the right vellum phrase and pop it onto the patterned background of your choice. The small wood veneer set includes rainclouds and several text pieces. The die-cut pack includes the pink plastic radio I carried on the school bus in the fourth grade. The photo overlays are a mix of 4×4 and 4×6, with some in white, some silver foil, and some in colour. Below that you can see the 6×6 and 12×12 paper pads. The paper weight is heavier in the 12×12 pad now, but it doesn’t include the specialty papers (more on that coming up). The roller stamp comes with a 3×4 tear-off notepad that says ‘I just want to…’ and the stamp has all different phrases of things you might want to do, so you can finish the statement and lead into your writing. And the small sticker sheet is the same format as before – new words and phrases on the front and an alpha on the back – it’s white on teal and navy tiles.

Shimelle True Stories collection - CHA 2015 #scrapbooking
The sticker book looks like our standard format, but the stickers themselves are specially designed for layering. We’ve measured the pieces so they will balance beautifully in clusters, a bit like nesting dolls. There are stencils for mist or ink in a four pack: a tea cup, a large heart, background filled with small hearts, and a banner. The banner shows up again in the embossing folder. The die set has six shapes: the largest makes a tiny bag that can work for gifts, cards, or inside a page protector. Then there are two small folding banners (one says ‘lovely’, the other has no text), plus a photo corner, heart, and label for layering. At the bottom of this frame, you can see the wooden buttons shown earlier.

Shimelle True Stories collection - CHA 2015 #scrapbooking
While we’re discussing tools, I have a couple that fall under the WeR brand to coordinate, and one is this set of letterpress plates. So excited to give these a try. (I know that says February, but the full release is April.) There is also a set of six card making embossing folders, but I don’t have a photo – they are small greetings and motifs, about two inches high.

Shimelle True Stories collection - CHA 2015 #scrapbooking
Back to embellishments, there are two larger sets: those wood veneer borders and rulers we discussed earlier and a new set of cork stickers.

Shimelle True Stories collection - CHA 2015 #scrapbooking
Shimelle True Stories collection - CHA 2015 #scrapbooking
And of course there is paper! Lots of colour and a mix of patterns – cut-apart sheets, florals, lightbulbs, rockets, and coffee cups to have in or take away. There are six specialty papers. Three have silver glitter: raindrops on navy, film negatives on white, and a turquoise and navy diagonal stripe. Two are a colourful print on vellum: patterned rainclouds and small hearts. The last one is a perforated sheet with designs you can punch out and fold to make dimensional embellishments in moments.

Shimelle True Stories collection - CHA 2015 #scrapbooking
That’s a quick look at everything! I know that’s a lot at a glance, but part of my time at the AC office right after the show was filming a full series of videos showing these products in action (like this), so by the time April is here and True Stories ships to stores, there will be plenty of examples of each product.

Shimelle True Stories collection - CHA 2015 #scrapbooking
But for now, there are a few layouts I made at the show – those houses are one of the punch-out-and-fold pieces from the perforated paper.

Shimelle True Stories collection - CHA 2015 #scrapbooking
And those small letter stickers are the teal from the back of the small sticker sheet.

Shimelle True Stories collection - CHA 2015 #scrapbooking
And just for good measure, some love from Wonder Boy! (We didn’t go match-matchy on the very last day. The others… perhaps.)

It was definitely a bit different staying put rather than walking the floor, but so lovely to meet faces from shops that have stocked the first collection (and the second, I hope!) as well as see familiar faces from the designer side of the industry. For more comment on the show as a whole, you’re better off listening to the CHA edition of the Paperclipping Roundtable.

Introducing True Stories... my new collection with American Crafts

true stories collection - scrapbooking & paper craft supplies from shimelle and american crafts

Greetings from sunny California, where the annual CHA trade show is just about to start – and I’m thrilled to be here to release a new collection with American Crafts: True Stories! Over the next week, I’ll be sharing so much about this, from an in-depth look at the products to project ideas and techniques. But today, just a little look to get things started, and a heads up about the chance to win the collection from American Crafts over on Instagram.

true stories collection - scrapbooking & paper craft supplies from shimelle and american crafts

True Stories is my interpretation of everyday daydreams: a mix of things that appear most days at home and the odd fantastical notion that makes you look twice. Because when I asked myself what I wanted to see on my desk with my paper and scissors, my literal answer was ‘coffee cups and rocket ships’. I promise we have both for you.

true stories collection - scrapbooking & paper craft supplies from shimelle and american crafts

We also have wood veneer border strips for you. With Alice in Wonderland quotes for good measure.

true stories collection - scrapbooking & paper craft supplies from shimelle and american crafts

And wooden buttons with happy little centres. No sewing required – ready to stick straight to your project as a lovely little detail.

true stories collection - scrapbooking & paper craft supplies from shimelle and american crafts

(That’s with a card from the cut-apart patterned paper and a sticker from the sticker book, which itself is a product I’m irrationally excited about, but I’ll show you that in detail soon.)

true stories collection - scrapbooking & paper craft supplies from shimelle and american crafts

And a pack of 4×4 cards, which is such a simple product but something that makes me so happy. Each card is a four inch square, but each design is created so it can be trimmed to 3×4 without losing the image or text, so it doesn’t matter if you want to use a 3×4 or 4×4 pocket, it will work perfectly. They are also handy for cards…

true stories collection - scrapbooking & paper craft supplies from shimelle and american crafts

…since they can be dressed up with just a little something to finish a design in minutes.

Don’t miss your chance to win a True Stories prize pack from American Crafts – they are running that opportunity here via Instagram.

With that, I think we’ll get back to preparation for the show – and I’ll be back with more details, projects, and photos throughout the coming week. Thanks for taking a first look at True Stories!

Christmas 2014

merry christmas @ shimelle.com
Wishing you the merriest Christmas from one home very much filled with happiness this year.

May your holidays be so happy, it seems rational to run around with Christmas pudding on your head.

Creating Christmas Giftcard Wallets by Madeline Fox

creating christmas gift card wallets by madeline fox @ shimelle.com

In years past, my husband, kids and I would hurry out the door on Christmas Eve, arms loaded with fancy wrapped packages of all shapes and sizes, for a family gathering and present exchange. Now that our many nieces and nephews are older, we purchase gift cards to their favorite stores…and I can fit almost everything in my purse! Still, I want those packages to be special. The perfect solution – decorated handmade gift card holders.

While there are many gift card holder templates out there, I wanted something different. The requirements: ease of assembly, able to be reopened and closed, secure sides, and large enough to pretty up with my scrappy supplies! The result is this tri-fold holder, with tab and slot closure, foldable side flaps, and a finished size of approximately 3 1/2 × 5 inches.

creating christmas gift card wallets by madeline fox @ shimelle.com

Click here to access a true-sized jpg. template for use with your digital cutter.

Instructions

creating christmas gift card wallets by madeline fox @ shimelle.com

Select several 12 × 12 patterned papers, with relatively small prints on one side and contrasting colors and patterns on the reverse. I used Pink Paislee’s Merry and Bright collection.

creating christmas gift card wallets by madeline fox @ shimelle.com

The reverse

creating christmas gift card wallets by madeline fox @ shimelle.com

creating christmas gift card wallets by madeline fox @ shimelle.com

Cut two holders from each sheet of 12 × 12 paper (and save those scraps!)

creating christmas gift card wallets by madeline fox @ shimelle.com

Here is a look at those papers with a sheet of kraft cardstock added to the mix.

creating christmas gift card wallets by madeline fox @ shimelle.com

Using a bone folder, score across the card at notches and side tabs. Fold as shown, securing side tabs with adhesive to create a secure pocket for the gift card.

creating christmas gift card wallets by madeline fox @ shimelle.com

Now for the fun part! Shop your stash for stickers, buttons, chipboard, labels, flair, wood veneer and more. Not everything will find it’s way onto my project, but it’s nice to have a variety of embellishments from which to choose! Below are a few of my finds, including tags punched from paper scraps and corrugated cardstock (a favorite for adding dimension)

creating christmas gift card wallets by madeline fox @ shimelle.com

Here’s one way to turn unused chipboard shapes into coordinating embellishments for your card holders. I’ve chosen a few chipboard shapes from Maggie Holmes Open Book collection, 

creating christmas gift card wallets by madeline fox @ shimelle.com

painted them with two coats of acrylic paint,

creating christmas gift card wallets by madeline fox @ shimelle.com

and decorated them with white dots (along the perimeter of the ovals, polka dots on the deer).

creating christmas gift card wallets by madeline fox @ shimelle.com

Next it’s time to let your creativity shine! Decorate the front of each gift card holder using all those paper scraps and your stash of embellishments.

For me, having a basic design helps to streamline the process. I began by layering horizontal strips of patterned paper and corrugated cardstock across each of my card holders. Chipboard, banners, tags, buttons, stickers, burlap hearts and more make each one unique.

creating christmas gift card wallets by madeline fox @ shimelle.com

At the bottom left is an alternate style, with vertical banners cut from paper scraps.

creating christmas gift card wallets by madeline fox @ shimelle.com

Inside or out, add a sentiment and/or place to add the recipient’s name.

There you have it, a beautiful and unique set of gift card holders, fun to create and sure to impress.





Madeline Fox is a mother of five, living in the suburbs of New Orleans. Through the years she has tried her hand at practically every creative pursuit known to man (quilting, smocking, cross-stitching, painting, and most recently, stamp carving) but has fallen hard for scrapbooking. Beginning her love for patterned paper when her youngest was a baby, she’s realized that she will never “catch up”, but that’s OK. Fourteen years later, Madeline still enjoys finding new ways to combine paper, pictures, and memories. 

She is currently on the design team for the Scraptastic Kit Club and Store, and can be found on Instagram, Pinterest, her Paper Gumbo blog, and poolside cheering for her avid swimmer.

Five Ideas for Scrapbooking with Creative Titles by Gina Lideros

five idea for scrapbooking with creative titles by gina lideros @ shimelle.com

When I saw the Shimelle collection I was instantly taken with the bold shades of pink, turquoise, and orange. I love color, and gladly embrace it any chance that I get! I couldn’t wait to dive into the glittery rub-ons, die-cuts with gold foil and embossed images, wood veneer, layered stickers and printed cork pieces. I also fell in love right away with the two packs of Thickers letter stickers, included in the collection. I couldn’t wait to get the collection in my hot little hands and create with it. And, even though I love Thickers (I do, I really do!) and hoard them any chance I get, I couldn’t wait to create my own custom titles. Which brings me to my post – five ideas for scrapbooking with creative titles.

five idea for scrapbooking with creative titles by gina lideros @ shimelle.com

five idea for scrapbooking with creative titles by gina lideros @ shimelle.com

Happy
Hand cut letters are all the rage and are becoming a big trend within the scrapbook community. I decided to create my own hand cut letters and used them as a graphic design element on my page. To create my hand cut letters I first hand drew the word happy onto black cardstock paper with a pencil, and then cut it out. Since I decided to repeat the word “happy” three times to create my title, I just retraced them two more times and then cut them out by hand. This technique creates a fun handmade look.

five idea for scrapbooking with creative titles by gina lideros @ shimelle.com

five idea for scrapbooking with creative titles by gina lideros @ shimelle.com

five idea for scrapbooking with creative titles by gina lideros @ shimelle.com

Shine
Creating a sequin title is easy and creates a big impact on a project. The idea to create a sequin title came to me while I was at the craft supply store looking at ribbons and I saw sequins sold by the roll. Because they are already stitched together they are easy to manipulate, position and use. To create my sequin title I first cut the word “shine” with my silhouette and then used the negative piece as a stencil. I used liquid glue to adhere the word down. I found that it was easiest to adhere the word down while the template was still in place, otherwise the word moved to much and fell out of place. To finish, simply cut off the excess from the sequin roll and make sure that the ends are glued down well so that none of the sequins fall off.

five idea for scrapbooking with creative titles by gina lideros @shimelle.com

five idea for scrapbooking with creative titles by gina lideros @shimelle.com

Oh My
Hand stitching is one of my favorite techniques. Sometimes I use templates, sometimes I create my own. To create my title on this page I first started by cutting out the word “Oh” using my Silhouette. I then used the negative (leftover piece of paper from the cut) as a stencil to create my stitched word. With a needle, I poked holes around the word and then stitched it up using black embroidery thread. I also, added the die cut word “my” and some letter stickers to finish off my title.

five idea for scrapbooking with creative titles by gina lideros @ shimelle.com

five idea for scrapbooking with creative titles by gina lideros @ shimelle.com

five idea for scrapbooking with creative titles by gina lideros @ shimelle.com

You’re A Gem
I love a simple mixed title. I think that mixing up supplies that you already have on hand can give them a fresh and unique look. To create the title for this page I simply combined die-cuts with Shimelle’s gold glitter thickers. The die cuts are basic but the thickers add interest and texture. The result is a fun mixed title.

five idea for scrapbooking with creative titles by gina lideros @ shimelle.com

five idea for scrapbooking with creative titles by gina lideros @ shimelle.com

Hello Love
Brush script is a creative way to bring originality into your memory keeping. There is nothing that draws me in to a project more than seeing a unique brush script title. To create my title for this page I first started by hand painting a large quotation bubble onto my page using a light watercolor pink. After my page dried, I hand painted the words “hello love” using black acrylic paint. For best results it is important to use a paint brush that it designed for calligraphy and sketching. To create my title I used a fine tipped size two bamboo paint brush.





Gina Lideros lives in Northern California with her military husband, two teenage kids and 3 dogs. She loves to spend time outdoors and in her craft room. You will usually find her with a Starbucks cup in hand. Gina designs for American Crafts, Scrapbook Circle, The Cut Shoppe and is the co-owner of BoxCrops Events and Scrapbook Retreats. You can follow Gina on her blog and Instagram.

Custom Pocket Pages Tutorial with Carrie Elias

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com

After my first tutorial on Shimelle’s blog I received a couple requests on how I altered the different size pocket pages from that album so they could all be used together. So today I’m here to share my “how to” with you all. There are two videos. The first is where I show my tutorial for the custom pocket pages, and then part two is where I assemble a fun holiday mini book incorporating them into my design. Here are the supplies and videos:

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com

Something to note is that even though I use 3×4 pocket pages in my example to be used with an Instagram Album, the customizing of the pocket pages can be used in most any size project. I’ve used it in 6×8 albums, a 4×6 mini book, a 5×7 travel journal, as well as my Project Life.

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com

One of the things I love about this project is that Shimelle’s beautiful papers and embellishments were so easy to mix with my Christmas product! I was really wanting to make a holiday themed album that wouldn’t interfere with my December Daily, and this ended up being the perfect solution : )

Below are some photos of the mini book I decided to make where I document 5 of my Christmastime favorites from this year. It was important to me to jot down some notes about the simple things that seem to make this time of year special. Hope you enjoy!!

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com

custom pocket pages tutorial with carrie elias @ shimelle.com





Carrie is a YouTuber and Blogger who loves to take photos and create little pieces of art with pretty paper. She adores her family, is expecting a baby girl very soon, and thinks where she lives in the Pacific Northwest is breathtakingly beautiful. When it comes to memory keeping her imagination usually takes over and helps her see outside the box. Carrie likes having blue mermaid hair, thinks that rain smells sweet, and still has a crush on her sweetheart of 20 years.
Carrie’s YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

Create an Unexpected Title by Patricia Roebuck

create an unexpected title by patricia roebuck @ shimelle.com

When I opened my American Crafts box with the new Shimelle line, I couldn’t stop looking through each and every product. So many possibilities with great colors, patterns and embellishments. But I kept going back to the circle alphabet letters. They are just simply gorgeous. I wanted to use them in a unique way.

I picked the orange, pink/orange, and green colors from the 12×12 pattern paper pad to cut the stars from the Silhouette, and the circles with a 1” circle punch. I cut enough circles to cut some of the them in half and adhere to a full circle. Then I embossed those with the Shimelle embossing folder.

create an unexpected title by patricia roebuck @ shimelle.com

The black and white polka dots background pattern paper added both neutral colors and texture. I trimmed this piece to 8.25×10.75 and adhered to an 8.5×11 pink pattern paper. I wanted to bring in more of that green color, so I put paint on a non-stick mat, sprayed with water, and spread the length of my pattern paper background, then pressed it into the paint.

create an unexpected title by patricia roebuck @ shimelle.com

After the paint dried, I placed my die cuts, then added stitching to connect some of them to bring in a little more texture.

create an unexpected title by patricia roebuck @ shimelle.com

I decided on a large 4×6 photo with a lot of white space. I added my journaling directly to the photo using a typewriter, and then layered a transparent frame over it (I can easily lift this piece to see the journaling).

create an unexpected title by patricia roebuck @ shimelle.com

Using the Shimelle die cuts, I layered a cork camera over the die cut banner. To bring balance and repetition to the layout, I brought down another layered star with a heart circle from the same alphabets, and continued that repetition down to the bottom of the photo with my daughter’s initial.

create an unexpected title by patricia roebuck @ shimelle.com

Once I had my photo and theme, I decided the title “talent” would fit my journaling and how I felt about my daughter’s photography skills, and layered these over the die cuts at the top.

create an unexpected title by patricia roebuck @ shimelle.com

To bring in more of the colors from the top of the layout, I layered pieces of pattern papers to the left of the photo (tip: don’t throw out those pattern paper ends, they work great for layering). Last, but not least, I used the Shimelle date stamp.

As I worked on this layout, I could see how this would work so well for the holidays. This is a collection that truly works year round and in any season. Thank you so much, Shimelle, for having me!





Patricia Roebuck lives in Mandeville, LA, about 30-45 minutes from New Orleans. Patricia lives with her husband of 24 years, her six-year daughter, and her nineteen year-old cat. She discovered her addiction to scrapbooking while waiting to adopt her daughter from China. Patricia has been published in Scrapbook Trends, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook & Cards Today, Scrapbooks, Etc., Scrapwerk, and Paperhaus. She is currently designing for Pink Paislee, Elle’s Studio, October Afternoon, and Cocoa Daisy Kit Club. She blogs at www.patriciaroebuck.com and is frequently on Instagram and Facebook to connect with friends and family.

Five Ideas for Scrapbooking with Shimelle's Collection by Lilith Eeckels

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

When I first saw Shimelle’s collection I knew I would love every single product and when I got it I was so thrilled because it was even better in real life. The colours and designs are all up my alley. I knew I wanted to showcase all the products I had. I opted to create five different projects to show how amazingly beautiful the collection is.

When I scrapbook I tend to make layouts but with this collection I had many ideas. I decided to create a card and layout, to decorate an envelope, embellish a 12” by 12” photo, and I also was inspired to make a simple mini book containing photos from our family’s summer vacation.

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

A card
This was such fun to create. I picked one of the patterned papers and added some watercolour paint in the same hue as the paper but just a touch darker. Then I cut out a banner from one of the 6×6 papers from the paper pad. I added a doily from my stash and a sentiment I had lying around. To finish off I used one of the wood veneer pieces. For a bit of glamour, I sprinkled some gold embossing powder over the wood veneer heart and heat embossed it. I was surprised to see that the details on the heart still showed through after the embossing process.

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

An envelope
I love creating cards but decorating and envelope is just as important. I wouldn’t embellish it if I were sending it by post but I often give out cards in person and handing it over in a pretty envelope is a lot more fun.
The design of the envelope is really simple because I wanted to highlight the amazing ampersand that came in the wood veneer pack. I used the heart 6×6 patterned paper from the paper pad.

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

Embellishing a large photo
In my photo orders I had a 12”by12” photo. I thought I’d just frame it but then I knew I wanted to use the collection to embellish it. I used the overlays and cork embellishments. I love how just by adding a couple of details more attention is drawn towards the photo.

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

A layout
My fourth project is a layout. I went with my favourite design for the background. I love black and white stripes. This paper just jumped out at me. I cut out some squares which I placed randomly over the background and then added some clusters of embellishments. Shimelle’s collection has quite a few pink and red tones which are my favourites but there are also amazing aqua tones. I am still more drawn towards the pinks and don’t hesitate to use them on layouts about my boys.

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

five ideas for scrapbooking with the shimelle collection by lilith eeckels @ shimelle.com

Mini book
The last project is a mini book. I went for a simple design which focuses on the photos and the papers from the collection by using one side for the photos and the other with just a couple of embellishments.





Lilith Eeckels lives with her family in the south of Belgium. She is South African by heart and hopes to return to this amazing country where she grew up as child. By day she is an English and Dutch foreign language teacher in a high school as well as mother to four mischievous boys who keep her very busy. By night you’ll find her in her scrapbook nook playing with pretty papers and embellishments. Currently she a Design Team member of American Crafts, Esprit Scrapbooking, Scraptastic Kit club. She shares her passion for scrapbooking on her blog, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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