Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hampton Art | Cards...

Hello Lovely Friends!  Today I have a scrappy share for Hampton Art.  I made these two cards for my friend's twin daughters.  They are so, so cute (as all little four year old girls should be!) and I wanted these cards to reflect that.  *grin*  And because they are twins I wanted to create two individual looking birthday cards  but still be cohesive to each other.... Maybe I put too much thought into the creative process! LOL!!! 

Anyway.... here they are.

"You're Awesome"

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - KI Memories; stamps - Hampton Art | Bella Blvd; Ink - Archival; other - Kaisercraft rhinestones; tools - silhouette portrait, machine stitching.

"Just for You"

products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - KI Memories; stamps - Hampton Art | Jillibean Soup; Ink - Archival; other - Kaisercraft pearls; tools - silhouette portrait, machine stitching.


Please visit the Hampton Art blog if you would like to see my step by step process.  Plus there is a bonus card on the blog there, that I created for Valentine's Day.  Thanks so much for visiting...x

Friday, January 17, 2014

Jillibean Soup | All Mine...

Hello Friends!  Firstly I must apologise. Regular readers of my blog know I tend to go awol during school holidays.  *grin*  There always seems so much to do and I really want to be doing fun stuff with my kids! :) Computer time is sadly neglected and therefore, so is my blog. During the Summer school holidays we have even more stuff to do than normal and at the moment with only one week left before back-to-school we are cramming in all sorts of crazy stuff. But if you will bare with me a little longer, I will get back into my crafty mojo as soon as my schedule allows.  In the meantime, I am enjoying my children being children.

Today I have something I can share.  With the recent CHA extravaganza (and completely wishing I was there even though I'd miss my family like crazy) I have been scouring the internet for any images I could find of the Jillibean Soup booth.  I was fortunate to be asked to design a layout and two cards for the booth. I got to use the recently released Valentine's collection Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup. And although I can't quite share the images here today, I can share with you another LO that was created using the same collection...

"XOXO | All Mine"
products used: cs - kraft, Kaisercraft (white); pp - Jillibean Soup (Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup/Soup Staples II); alpha - Jillibean Soup; other - Jillibean Soup: Pea pod parts, chalk board, doilies, kraft baggies, twine; sequins; tools: machine stitching.

I just adore the pea pod parts (die cuts).  Isn't that cassette tape to.die.for!!! And the new chalkboard banners.. sigh... oh the possibilities! LOL!!

Be sure to check out the Jillibean Soup blog for more of the latest releases from CHA.  I for one, cannot wait to get my hands on these new collections.  Thanks for visiting...x

Friday, January 10, 2014

Bella Blvd | Introducing Lucky Starz...

You won’t need luck when you have these in your stash! Lucky Starz are the perfect combination of magical colors and coordinating patterns for each day of the week. Keep it monochromatic or mix it up with the playful stripes, hashtags and hearts. Lucky Starz is sure to show up in just about every project from here on out!

What can I say?  *swoon*  Lucky Starz is going to keep me inspired to scrap continually throughout 2014!  I am loving the colours and the basic shapes!  I don't think this collection can do any wrong! LOL!!  Bell Pepper Starz with the triangles on the reverse side (if I have to choose) is my favourite from this collection.

So how would you like to win this collection before you can buy it?  Head on over to the Bella Blvd blog for your chance today!
Good luck...x

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bella Blvd | Introducing Family Forever...


In our house we say please & thank you. In our house we forgive, we play fair and we are always grateful. Through the good times and the bad, Mom & Dad have taught us this language of love. Enjoy the day-to-day family memories, the big moments and the small with Family Forever from Bella Blvd.

For all you Project Life junkies out there!!  Won't these cards make the perfect accompaniment for your pages?  I am certainly looking forward to using them on my pages throughout 2014!

So how would you like to win this collection before you can buy it?  Head on over to the Bella Blvd blog for your chance today!
Good luck...x

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Bella Blvd | Introducing Molly...

Molly might be boy crazy and obsessed with text messaging her friends, but deep down inside she wears an invisible crown & loves to sparkle & shine. She’s a tween, full of spunk and flair, obsessed with taking selfies & dancing all night with her girlfriends to her favorite playlist. Stay cool this winter with Molly from Bella Blvd.

I think "selfie" is one of my favourites in this collection!  The cute cameras just do it for me every time!  LOL!  And then to have it be teamed up with the gorgeous yellow print on the reverse!  Well... what can I say!  *grin*

So would you like to get your scrappy hands on this collection?  Head on over to the Bella Blvd blog for your chance t o win-it-before-you-can-buy-it!! 
Good luck...x

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bella Blvd | Introducing Max...

Max is seriously cool. He’s too old for toys, but totally interested in his new guitar and creating the perfect playlist to jam to. Instead of focusing on his homework Max dreams of being a rock star, going hunting with his friends someday, & even beginning high school with all the pretty girls. Chill out with Max from Bella Blvd.

There's something about camo in greys and neutrals and the strong grey text on black patterned paper that makes me LOVE this piece in the MAX collection.  I think I will be thoroughly inspired to scrap my boys and their activities in the coming year!

So how would you like to win this collection before you can buy it?  Head on over to the Bella Blvd blog for your chance today!
Good luck...x


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Jillibean Soup | Forever & Ever...

Hello Friends.  It has still been busy about these parts.  My son celebrated his eighth birthday yesterday and the heat registered 46 degrees outside and 48 degrees in the car!  A new record for this time of year!  sheesh!  Thankfully we celebrated with an early morning swim and air-conditioning at Grandma and Grandad's house!! *wink*  Today, now that the craziness has slowly settled, I'd like to share my LO that was up on the Jillibean Soup blog earlier this week.

"Forever & Ever"
products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Jillibean Soup (Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup, Soup Staples); other - Jillibean Soup: stickers, die cuts; paint.

This Valentine's Day will be a breeze to scrap, as Jillibean Soup has released a fun new collection!  With Kraft based papers!!  Yay!  I wanted to highlight a few of the different pattern images on the one layout but because my style is relatively simple I reduced the clutter by creating a patchwork effect.

I am looking forward to sharing some more of my projects created with this collection.  Stay tuned as a few have been sent off to CHA! 
If you would like to see what the team have been up to or to just check out some of the sneaks for CHA, head on over to Jillibean Soup and visit the blog.  Oh and by the way.. Check out the DT call that has been posted.  Good luck and thanks for visiting here today...x

Friday, January 3, 2014

Bella Blvd | Pinterest Inspiration...

Hello Friends.  I feel like I still have the need for post holiday slumbers.  *grin*  The temperatures here in SE Queensland have started to soar.  And that's okay.  Because we can quite comfortably turn on the AC and stay in our pyjamas all day long if need be. *wink*  But today I thought I'd like to leave my lazy haze, for just a moment and share with you my layout created for Bella Blvd.
products used: cs - Kaisercraft; pp - Bella Blvd; alpha - Bella Blvd; other - Bella Blvd:  cardstock stickers, designer tape; colorshine mist, date stamp, archivers ink.

Ethan created this 'costume' for book week by wearing blue clothes and painting the side of a cardboard box, blue.  He didn't have very many materials to work with and I didn't want to interfere with his grand scheme.  He stuck a possum hat on his head and went as a character from the book he is holding.  And guess what.  He won.  LOL!  He won the prize for his class.  He didn't need a store bought costume for the latest superhero or the thing that all the cool kids are currently wearing!  I love that he was creative and stuck to his idea! 
I've taken my inspiration from the red and yellow colours but there's a few other details from the Pinterest photo that I've used on my page!  Head on over to the Bella Blvd blog for more details.  Thanks so much for visiting...x