Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Its been awhile since I set foot in my scrapbooking area and I have seriously had withdrawls!! So to get the inspirational juices flowing, I downloaded a sketch from the blog of Moma.
This is my interpretation of the sketch.
Materials used: Prisma Cardstock; Papers - Bella!/Ever After, Best Creation Inc./Mr & Mrs Collection, Creative Imaginations/Helen Dardik,Making Memories; Embellishments -Paper flowers, Basic Grey brads, kaisercraft diecut element, Anna Griffin 3D Title Sticker; KindyGlitz.
I was really happy with the way that the page turned out! The sketch called for the main photo being a 6x4, but I used a 5x7, thus making my page a little "fuller" with photos rather than embellishments.
I felt that the page could use a little "bling" so I used KindyGlitz on the flowers. They came up really good!
Anyway, I hope that the girls at Moma like it as much I do.
Until next time,
Thursday, June 3, 2010
I'll have to update the materials used at a later date because I seem to have misplaced the paper with it on there..... oops!
I used an A4 sheet of shimmering paper instead of cutting a Scrapbook paper. I ran a piece of black card (white core) thru my Cuttlebug using one of my "Asian Bundle" embossing folders and then, using my fine sandpaper block, sanded the embossing to bring thru the white core on the image.
I matted my photos on black card. My journalling block is just a piece of white paper ( I used a piece of the paper that came in the sleeve of my scrapbooking album, cut down to size) with gold paint pen doodled around it. I had to practice writing my journalling on a different piece of paper first, just to make sure it all fit in.
I cut the letters using my Cuttlebug and my "Your Not the Boss of Me" alphabet dies and white paper. I had originally thought the white would look alright, but I wasnt overly impressed with the way it looked once sitting on the page, so I coloured the letters using my gold paint pen to match my layout.
Just waiting to see who the winner of the layout challenge is now. Tough competition. You can see all the entries here.
Well I guess thats all for now. Until next time...
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
SERENITY Material used: Cardstock - Bazzill; Paper - BasicGrey (Marrakeh collection - vanilla chai), Kaisercraft (Offshore collection), EK (Day at the Beach - Beachcomber); Kindy Glitz.
I spent so long cutting out the waves and the pinwheels!! I was pretty impressed with myself though!
I haven't taken pictures of many of my pages lately, (been very slack!), but I promise to get the camera out this weekend and snap away!
Until next time, happy crafting
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I did a class at Stamp Art Studio, it was like a beginners class to get me on the right track of what Scrapbooking is all about. This was my efforts after my second class. I was pretty impressed with myself!!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Materials used: Cardstock - Bazzill, DCWV; Embellishments - A2Z Scraplets, Kaiser paint, Kaiser stamps, VersaColor ink pad, needle and thread, journalling pen, double sided tape.
I just loved this picture of Tim at David and Faye Spence's wedding. He always looks so spunky in a suit.... hehe. I used an hand-drawn heart and stiched it to my page. I didnt feel that the photo needed to be matted, but decided to journal around the heart and picture, which I did after I adhered the photo to the page. I cut "Tim" out using my Cricut. I found the "Adore" A2Z Scraplet at Robyn's shop and thought it fitted perfectly! I painted it with Red Kaiser Paint. I finished it off by inking all the way around my page.
Materials used: Paper - Urban Lilly, Cardstock; Embellishments - Kaiser rhinestones, Kaiser stamps and VersaColor ink, KindyGlitz, double sided tape.
I found this picture of my beautiful sister and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I found this lovely paper by Urban Lilly and, after matting my photo in white cardstock, I adhered my photo in the middle. Using my Fiskar Shape Cutter, I cut out "Laura" on white cardstock and after adhereing them to my page, I KindyGlitzed them. I placed kaiser rhinestones on all the buds of the flowers on the paper and using the Kaiser stamp and silver VersaColor ink pad, stamped little birds and butterflies. I was really happy with how this worked out. Simple but elegant.Materials used: Card blank; paper; Embellishments - flowers, Cre8tive butterflies, Cre8tive stamp, VersaColor ink pad, Zing embossing powder, creative imaginations adhesive lace trim.
I made this card for Kathy for her birthday. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the paper and used edging scissors to give the jagged effect on the paper and Happy Birthday tag. I used a journalling pen to make a "bee line" for the butterflies and finished it off with the lace trim at the top.
Well I think that is enough for now, and plus I am meant to be going to the Gym, although I feel like I had a huge ab work out last night! haha
Until next time, HAPPY CRAFTING!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
A clock I made for my sister Amy for her birthday this year. I used the Kaiser Craft template but changed the papers used to suit my photos. Products used: KaiserCraft BTP clock, flourishes and rhinestones, My Mind's Eye "Beloved" papers pack, Cardstock, rub-ons, flowers and brads.
I usually get the Simply Cards magazine from my local newsagent. I used the papers I received in an issue to make this card. I borrowed the idea of the hills and valleys fold card from the magazine. Products used: Cardstock, Simply Cards papers, KindyGlitz, Versacolor ink, stamp by Cre8tive.
This was one of my first pages I made. Pictures of Tim and my engagement party. Products used: DCWV Garden Party paper, Cardstock, Cre8tive stamp and ink, Zing embossing powder.Products used: DCWV Garden Party paper, cardstock.
Many more to come, but until then...
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I am working on my sketch challenge entry. I dont think I got much done! I stuck my pictures on the page and that was about it! I had a good time catching up with everyone tho. It was good.
I'm still trying to figure out how to add pictures from my computer, but when I figure it all out, I will post aome pics of my creations.
Until then, Happy crafting...
Friday, January 15, 2010
I started out making cards for Birthdays and Christmas. Using what ever materials I could get my hands on, I would make little tags for gifts, etc. It wasnt until I went to the Brisbane Papercraft Expo in 2009 that I got seriously into Papercraft.
My mum and I took my heavily pregnant sister, Kathy, to the Expo, mostly to try to get that baby moving! Kathy had been scrapbooking for a little while, baby pictures of her first little one, Emilia, and the like. She convinced me to give it a try and while at the expo, got my first taste of all the beautiful papers and embelishments and ribbons and rub ons that one can buy. I was HOOKED!
It wasnt long before I started going to crop nights at Discover Scrapbooking in Rothwell. I have called upon Robyn's knowledge and expertise MANY times now! I eventually dragged my sister, Laura, along to the crops as well. I dont know if we get much scrapbooking done, but we certainly have an enjoyable evening!
I eventually went to classes and I went to a whole day workshop. I'll post pics from those a little later. I'm sure my darling husband, Tim, gets very tired of me waffling on about all the latest and greatest things I have discovered in my "papercraft journey", but he always says, "gees, that looks great!', or "you're very clever darling". And I am almost certain he gets tired of me spending money down at the craft shop! HA HA! I keep reminding him, "We want to remember these things when we are older!" or "We have something to show our children and our grandchildren". Works every time... Love you Tim!
It was after a few months that I started to hear about this thing called a Cricut. I did some investigating online and spoke to a few people about it and I just HAD to have one. I now have a Cricut Create AND a Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft - http://www.cricut.com/), but more on how AWESOME that is later.
I have done alot of scrapbooking last year, and this year I intend on doing alot more! I have set myself a goal to finish the wedding album this year (only a couple of years behind...) and I am also taking part in the "Circle of Friends" album at Discover Scrapbooking.
Heres to a successful 2010!
I guess I didn’t think that people would be all that interested in my creations and had never thought of putting them “out there” for the world to see, but here goes…