Monday, March 30, 2015

Sassy Scrappers | Project Life Week 7 ...

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to share with you my latest PL2015 spread that's now live on the Sassy Scrapper blog.
We were a little consumed with TC Marcia during Week Seven.. *grin*

I hope you will head on over to the blog for more details. Thanks for visiting..x


Friday, March 27, 2015

Scraptastic Club | March Sketch...

Hello Friends!  I'm fresh back from THE most amazing scrapbooking retreat held in Australia - Escape2Create.  I was honoured to be teaching a class to 80 wonderful and already incredibly talented ladies and I had the. best. time!! But more about that later, after I've dug through all my photos from the weekend to share with you.
Today I want to let you know about the sketch challenge over at Scraptastic Club.  The ever fabulous Susan Stringfellow has designed a fun sketch.  It is so inspiring it had 14 of our team designers put their hand up to participate.  You really need to check it out.
Here's my take on the sketch...
products used: Scraptastic Club kit - Good Day Sunshine; Add on - Good Day Sunshine; other - embroidery thread, gesso; tools - watercolour paint, chevron punch, label punch.

So if you get the chance, head on over and play along. You could win $20 to spend in store.  Good luck and thanks for visiting..x

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Scraptastic Club | Pinterest Monday...

Hello Friends! Today on the Scraptastic Club blog, Monique and I are sharing a little inspiration from an image we found on Pinterest! We decided it was time to challenge ourselves with a limited palette and only words to guide us. Our other challenge point was to somehow include celebrating International Women's Day which was held earlier in the month.

 (Pinterest source.)
Here is my take on the challenge.
"Beautiful Girl"
products used: Scraptastic Club Kit - Counting Stars; Add on - Counting Stars; other - October Afternoon mist (Midway), versamark ink (black).
My daughter is growing into a beautiful young woman.  And she is an incredibly hard worker.  Everything she does is done with a 110% work ethic.  But like most teenage girls, self doubt can sometimes cripple her.

I hope you get the chance to head on over for a visit and find out what it is I love about this challenge.

Thanks for visiting...x

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Tutorial...

Hey Everyone!  I have a really fun tutorial up on the Sassy blog today! Have you ever thought about adding QR Codes to your pages? Well head on over to Sassy Scrapper and follow my easy peasy step by step guide to creating them!
"Week Five | detail"

I hope you get swept up in my enthusiasm for making them too! It will change the way you think about creating PL2015 spreads! *wink*
Thanks for joining me..x

Friday, March 13, 2015

Bella Blvd | Design Team Announcement...

Hello Friends!!  I am so very excited to share my happy scrappy news with you today!!
This is really happening!

I have the absolute pleasure of being a continuing member for the new 2015 Bella BLVD creative team! And I can't wait to keep creating something beautiful for everyday!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bella Blvd | What's New Wednesday...

Hello Friends!  Today I am sharing another fun project created for Bella Blvd using the awesome new Color Chaos collection.
"A Day At The Museum"
products used: Color Chaos: Blueberry Strandz, Ice Strandz, McIntosh Strandz, Bell Pepper Strandz; Campout: Treasures & Text, Arrows Clear Cut; Amorie Chipboard Alpha: White; High Five Alpha Stickers: Brown-Cream; Ciao Chipboard: Symbols, WhatNots; Enamel Dots: Oreo Black

When creating this layout, I took inspiration from the colours in the clothes my son was wearing. After all, this is a layout about him and I wanted the focus to be drawn to the photo first.
From there I added a bold pop of red to create a visual triangle which includes the three main elements on my page - title, photo & journaling. As my page is already quite busy with the strong choice of patterned papers, the Clear Cut transparency beneath my photo was ideal to create a little extra interest without the extra clutter. I also love that the words that are visible on the Clear Cut, relate back to the story I am documenting.
Thanks for visiting today. And for those who are wanting to inject a little colour into their scrapping creativity, Color Chaos is now available over in the Sassy Scrapper shop. You can find it here.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week Five...

Hello Friends! Up on the Sassy Scrapper blog this Monday, I am sharing my PL2015 Week Five spread.
"Week Five"

I hope you will head on over to Sassy for a closer look.  Thanks for visiting me today...x

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Bella Blvd | Project Life Week 6...

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to share my Project Life | Week Six which was up on the Bella Blvd blog this past month.  I had such a fun time creating this spread and it comes down to two main reasons. 1. I played with the gorgeous new Color Chaos collection (now available from Sassy Scrappers) and 2. It was my birthday week.  And I had a great time celebrating!
"Week Six"
products used:  Color Chaos: Orange Strandz, Peep Strandz, Gulf Strandz, Daily Details, Trinkets; Kiss Me: Alphas+Bits, Borders & Cute Cuts; Snapshots: Everyday Book Plates; Ciao Chipboard: Symbols; Simply Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Saltwater; High Five Alpha Stickers: Black-White; Enamel Dots: Guacamole

If you would like to learn more about how I put this spread together, please visit the Bella Blvd blog here.  Thanks for joining me today..x

Friday, March 6, 2015

JOT Magazine | March Mood Board...

Hello Friends!! Up on the Jot Magazine blog today, the Jot Girls are sharing how the March Mood Board inspired us to create some fun projects. Check out the board here:
Here's what I created..
products used: cs - American Crafts, Bo Bunny; pp - Pebbles, Jillibean Soup; alpha - MFT alphabet dies; other - Dear Lizzy ephemera, Jillibean Soup soup label, studio calico wood heart veneer, enamel dots, paper clip, vellum sentiment, Heidi Grace sticker, October Afternoon mist, Kaisercraft rub-ons; tools - silhouette portrait, Scaptastic Club clear stamps, small cloud punch.
I created the 3x4 card using my Silhouette Portrait and a favourite nursery rhyme.  From there I simply layered my colour matched products and shared my story with hidden journaling.
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To create your own nursery rhyme cut file, open a new file in Silhouette and using the rounded corner rectangle, create a shape at 3" wide x 4" high. This forms your background/base card.
Click on the text icon and type in your selected phrase.  I created a different text box for each line of text.  This allowed me to resize and alter the spacing between the words.  I also used the Aharoni font. Once each line of the nursery rhyme is sized to your satisfaction, hold the 'shift' key and select the entire cut file. You can now centre the phrase inside the box. 
Hold the 'shift' key and select the entire cut file once again and then group all the elements together by right clicking the mouse.

Now you can send the file to your silhouette to be cut out.
Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you get to play along over at Jot for your chance to win an awesome prize from 'APOCD'.  Good luck...x

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Jot Magazine | Pocket Page Tutorial...

Hello Friends!  I have another Project Life/Pocket Pages step by step process to share with you today. Up on the Jot Magazine blog you will find three quick and easy step by steps to creating fun filler cards.
products used: cs - Bazzill pp - Dear Lizzy (Serendipity), Amy Tangerine (Stitched), Bella Blvd (Campout); alphas - Jillibean Soup; other - Dear Lizzy (Serendipity) ephemera pack & watercolour words; enamel dots, Jillibean Soup label sticker, Heidi Swapp colorshine;  clear stamps - Heidi Swapp, Scraptastic Club, KellieStamps; tools - typewriter.
I hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting..x

Monday, March 2, 2015

Sassy Scrapper | Project Life Week Four...

Hello Friends! Up on the Sassy Scrapper blog today I am sharing my PL2015 Week Four spread.

 I hope you get the chance to head on over and check it out!  Thanks for visiting...x