Hello Simple Stories fans, Layle here with you today :)
I'm excited to introduce you to Glenda Viljoen -
Here's a little bit about Glenda -
My name is Glenda Viljoen. I live in a city just east of Johannesburg with my husband Gary, two sons Byron and Kyle. My professional qualification is teaching where I taught children for many years – that was until I discovered scrapbooking. I am now fortunate to be able to combine my passion for scrapbooking and a business. I own SA Scrapbook Convention, an event company that organizes scrapbook and mixed media events in South Africa. In 2010, I attended Ranger University in New Jersey, USA and am a certified Ranger Instructor. My primary goal is to take scrapbooking on a never ending journey beyond mundane, repetitious themes and content. I look forward to creating layouts with the innovative, exciting and interesting new product to ultimately inspire others to share their story and be creative.
Glenda has created a STUNNING layout with our new I AM... collection -
Here's some information from Glenda on how she created this piece of art -
This layout was created with the versatile I AM collection capturing family memories while recently on a short vacation in Cape Town. I was reminded just how ‘grateful, blessed & so very thankful’ I am to be able to share these moments with my husband Gary and sons Byron and Kyle.
Lightly stencil hearts using Distress Ink and ink blending tool to the background cardstock. Divide a sheet of Creative paper into 3x4” grid blocks. Machine stitch with black thread along the inner grid lines. Trim the selected 3x4 Journaling Card Elements to fit into selected blocks. Add own choice of Chipboard Frames and Elements as well as a twine or jute bow. Trim the 6x4 Journaling Card and adhere centred onto a 5¾ x 3¾ “ piece of chipboard. Using an embossing tool, run along the edge of the chipboard, creating a creased line in the paper. Add a Chipboard Element bird and a gold foil word Sticker.
Trim the journaling card with the bicycle. Cut the label section from another journaling card and adhere to the top section. Add a Chipboard Frame with a photo, Chipboard Elements and Enamel Dots. Trim a floral journaling card and mat onto black Strong paper. Insert into the ‘I am’ Interactive Element and add Enamel Dots and word cut from 2x12, 4x12 & 6x12 Elements paper.
Select and adhere three Interactive Elements to the bottom row. Decorate with Chipboard Elements and Enamel Dots. Trim a 3x4 Journaling Card and insert into the pocket Interactive Element. Cut words from 2x12, 4x12 & 6x12 Elements. I used a small circle punch to trim the curved sections on the sides.
Trim the striped 3x4 Journaling Card with the pink and gold Ampersand. Adhere to the inside flap of the Interactive Element. Cut the phrase ‘so happy’ from another journaling card and adhere to the card. This Interactive Element is great for additional photos and journaling.
Adhere the 6x8 Element centred onto a 5¾ x 7¾ “ piece of chipboard. Using an embossing tool, run along the edge of the chipboard, creating a creased line in the paper. Add the Chipboard banner and a gold inked Wooden Veneer bird. Complete the cluster with other Chipboard elements. Mat photos and add to the layout.
I thoroughly enjoyed creating with this collection… I AM truly thankful, so blessed, so happy and loving life!