Sunday, March 28, 2010

My Favourite things...

I did these pages a little while ago, but still like them! I wanted to show how Scrapbooking isn't only about photos, but about journalling about yourself. As you can see, there are no photos on this layout, only pics of favourite things. I've used rub ons a fair bit, as well as punches. I stamped the title and added lines to it. Note, for one of my favourite colours-purple, I used a paint swatch from Bunnings! These swatches are fabulous, also for the backgrounds on cards. They make pretty , inexpensive decor items! As you may have guessed, based on previous posts, I"m doing an album about me and my life. It is quite a journey, and one that my kids are really enjoying reading about.
Here's my challenge to you, start writing in a small notebook of memories you have as a child - try to keep it positive. Then write about your likes /dislikes in music, movies, food, countries, holidays etc. You are only limited by your imagination. Keep your notebook in your handbag for when you're stuck waiting for an appointment. Instead of feeling the frustration, put your time to good use and think back- it's a very liberating experience! It can also be a great time for healing to take place........
Anyway, enough philosophy for one day - enjoy your creations!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Something a little different!

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I had so much fun with this! It was quick and easy. The photos aren't the most amazing but they get the message of fun across!! Enjoy the viewing!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Monica's birthday card and gift!

My scraps are getting a workout lately! I decided to make a joyfold card with this one. For my followers who are Kaszazz consultants, check out the instructions to that on my workshop- 2H248. I once again used the CB butterfly and double layered it. I really like this effect, so it takes a lot for me to move on. I'll try for the next item. I used My girl papers and sticky bling flourish to outline the square. On the blue square, I stamped the dainty flourish stamp with watermark to create a subtle image. The purple CB piece has had acrylic paint wiped over it to give it a relief look.
The tin I picked up recently at the Picture to page show in Geelong. They had also decorated it with that paper, so naturally I had to have it too! I filled it with choccies and then tied an organdy ribbon around. Voila! Instant gift.
I"ve decided I need to make up some spare gifts, because these sorts of things are what I'm giving out to friends this year for their birthdays. Now if I could just get organized to make cards for family members and actually remember to post them- then perfection would be mine!!!! ( I think that's where the wicked laugh fits in.) Anyway, enjoy and I hope I've inspired you to create today.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Karen's birthday card and gift.

During the week it was Karen's birthday. As usual, I wasn't quite on time with giving her her card and pressie!! With the card, I literally opened up my scrap drawers and pulled out possible colours. She likes green, so that was easy. The card just evolved! I used the cuttlebug to create the texture of the green SB paper (Kaszazz Merry Christmas range), as well as making the butterfly. With that, I just did the green butterfly and then created the white butterfly without the texture and cut it up to create highlights on the wings and body. The piece of white SB essentials card has been bordered using a fiskars punch. Dark brown chalk ink was used for the words and edging and a cute small daisy punch from Kaszazz for the white daisy highlights. I finished it off with some bling from the sticky bling that we sell and some ice stickles.
After having this much fun on the card, I simply had to make the milk cartons!! I know you're all nodding and saying" obviously" ! I'm more than happy to email the templates to you if you drop me a line - they are so cute to make and really easy.
There is a tip when you are working from a template: Cut the template out roughly, use temporary tape to stick it to the paper you want, then cut out , score the lines and remove the template. Easy.
The other way to do it, is to print the template directly onto your paper, wrong side, and then proceed! Too easy.
Anyway, I'm not so skilled on putting the template on my blog, so I'll have to rely on you to email me and I'll send it. I will in the meantime, work on getting my hubby to show me how to do that!! Happy Creating!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

My Fur Babies..

I've never done a layout with my pets before, so I was quite happy with this one! My challenge to myself was to use papers from different ranges in Kaszazz. So for this one, working from right to left, in good old arabic fashion, the papers are: merry christmas, ebony and ivory, bella and enchanted. Then I put them onto fawn bazzill. I stamped the Damask image in warm red chalk ink and then inked up our latest flourish stamp with frost white colorbox ink and embossed it in white to make it really stand out.
For the letters, I smooched them in Siren and gold and then sealed them with glossy accents. On the top right side, I used a design adhesive called "french swirl" and then sprinkled the beautiful
ruby slippers glitter over.
The 3 Butterflies were created from CB embossed card that had been spritz with blue. They were then punched out.
I hope you enjoy this layout. Please remember to leave some comments - I really enjoy them!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Alana's scrapbooking page!!

Alana, my daughter is only 8 years old and she created this by herself! I was so impressed that I asked her if I could share it on my blog - naturally I had to do it immediately! So, after just finishing it, here it is. She used Ooh la la papers for the background and mounted her photos onto Bella papers. She used many different coloured gems (thanks to Sheona!) and did the wording with some discontinued metal letters. I hope this inspires you to let your children create with your scraps- they can be so creative. Well done Alana.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Workshop- A Day in the Park.....

This workshop is created by the talented Jan Barletta from Kaszazz. I , as usual, felt the need to experiement with a different style. I chose to run this workshop at home with a few customers. Once we had completed this, we all agreed , you had to do this one, to really appreciate the fun of it.It opens up your mind to the possiblities of whimsy in your scrapbooking!! Apologies for parts of the stands seen on the pages. If you'd like to try a little whimsy in your scrapbooking, be sure to give me a call and try these pages!!