Monday, 25 March 2013

so richly blessed - March DT Kit for The Scrapbook Store

 Hello - I have really been enjoying Bo Bunny - the Mama Razzi 2 collection - so I'm sneaking in one last page - using up bits from my Design Team Kit from The Scrapbook Store.

 Page out for Publication ☺

 My sister took this picture of me recently - I love that it has taken in some of the scenery too - I love being at the beach and we are lucky enough to live very close ☺
I've gone with my banner style design - it always works so well and I've used some tags and the stamp set to go along with this collection.  Here are some close-up's:
 ... this is one of the tags - I've done some embossing with the camera stamp and then sprayed some October Afternoon over the top - then you have the emboss resist technique ☺ ...
 ... and here is the other tag using the same stamps and also a sticker from 12x12 Combo Stickers ...
 ... along the top, I've used some strips of paper from the 12x12 pattern paper Oh Snap and also more stickers - the stickers are great in this collection - so many little words to choose from ☺ ...  the flowers are from Prima and Kaisercraft - they matched in nicely with the papers ...
... more stickers and my journalling ... included in my writing is the word lucky which is the March challenge at Bo Bunny!

The Mama Razzi 2 collection is available at The Scrapbook Store - check it out if you wish to get yourself some create papers and embellishments.
And you still have time to join in with our monthly sketch - you can see the sketch in the gallery!
Thanks for visiting ☺

Thursday, 21 March 2013

a day to remember - March DT Kit for The Scrapbook Store.

It was my turn to do up a tutorial for The Scrapbook Store. I've have this gorgeous collection of papers and embellishments from the Mama Razzi 2 collection by Bo Bunny in my March DT kit.  So I've used this and also the doily template from Kaisercraft to create this page and also share with you a Step-by-Step.
Please pop over to The Scrapbook Store blog and check it out.
Here is the page I created - I'd love to know what you think!!

this page is out for publication ☺

Thanks for coming by ☺

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

she enjoyed the simple things - mixed media canvas

 Hello - hope you are all going well.  I'm sharing a mixed media canvas that I've been working on - it's been such a long time since I've done one of these.  I enjoyed making this one so much, especially using the Prima Mixed Media Doll Stamps - these are gorgeous and available at The Scrapbook Store!!
 Most of the papers are from my stash which include some of the She Art line by Pink Paislee - really love the bright colours in this collection.
Here are some close-up's:

 ... I stamped the doll stamp onto some bookprint paper and then paper-pieced with some of the pattern papers.  Added some colour to the skin and hair using watercolour crayon and paint ...

I love how this one turned out and it reminded me why I enjoyed doing these mixed media piece and ...... yes, I should do more ☺  Just to find the time in between everything else ☺

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Mini album for The Scrapbook Store

I've been busy creating this week, making this cute mini album, using Teresa Collins products - part of my Design Team Kit for The Scrapbook Store.  I love how it's turned out - I took so many pictures so I decided to make a slide-show to share each page and give you a closer looks at the many layers ☺
I've used the File Folders as the base of my album - stitching it together with my sewing machine - this is part of the He Said She Said collection - then I've teamed it up with papers and embellishments from the same collection as well as a few bits from my stash.

You can view the slide show HERE!

You can check out lots of Teresa Collins products in The Scrapbook Store!  Thanks for coming by ☺

Saturday, 9 March 2013

love this shot = March DT Kit for The Scrapbook Store

 Hello - hope you are having a great weekend ☺  Just sharing another page using my kit for The Scrapbook Store - this month we have two collections to work with!!  I've shared one using Teresa Collins and this one is using Bo Bunny - Mama Rassi collection!  This collection is full of rich colours and bold patterns as well as lots of fun embellishments.
Here's my first page:

 I love this fun photo taken by my sister and decided to go with a bold pattern paper: 12x12 photo booth -   I think it's worked.  I've left a fair amount of white space and used some of the dimensional stickers. I've also used the really cool stamp that goes with this collection (the Mama Razzi stamps has sold out but there are some others still available here. Here are some close-up's:

 ... this little tag is from the dimensional stickers ... the banner is made using the Poppy Stamps die-cut ...
 ... more of the dimensional stickers ... they certainly bring the page together very quickly ...
... and also some of the little stickers from the 12x12 combo stickers ...

This is just a little peek at what this collection is like - be sure to check out the whole collection and heaps more Bo Bunny at The Scrapbook Store!!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

skinny jeans = March DT kit @ The Scrapbook Store

 Hello ☺ This month I have two gorgeous paper collections to work with for
 The Scrapbook Store. Today I'm sharing one using Teresa Collins - He said She said collection.  Here's my first page!
 I really enjoy working with the Teresa Collins paper lines - their papers are gorgeous and they have fabulous die-cut words and tags as well as beautiful embellishments.
This photo is from last year and I have scrapped it before .... but I just had to do it again ♥  All the papers are from this collection and I've used my Silhouette to cut some arrows. Here are some close-up's:

 ... to make these number embellishments I've used the 12x12 pattern paper - stripes - and used a circle punch to cut out the numbers - then I've used epoxy dots to stick over them to create faux flair buttons - a great way to make your own co-ordinating embellishments ... I've also done some texture work using the new Prima stencil - chevron grunge ...
 ... some of the die-cut elements and words from this collection - these bring your page together very quickly ... the arrow is a cut-out using the Silhouette - I've coated the arrow in gesso to create texture then sprayed with OA mist ...
 ... more die-cut word elements ...  date stamp is AC ...
... and a banner from the die-cut elemnets ...

Check out the entire collection in the store, but be quick because it's selling quick!! ☺
Thanks for visiting ☺

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

big & little = White with 1 March challenges

 This month at White with 1 we have a really cool challenge: White + Brown + Doodling - fun hey ☺
Here's my page:

 I used a fun picture of my oldest and youngest together on the ripstick and combined it with lots of fun elements, including doodling.
The pattern paper is by MME  and I've also used embellishments from Studio Calico, Teresa Collins and The Greatest View.  Here are some close-up's:

 ... a chevron kraft bag and flair badge from the Greatest View ... wood veneer from Studio Calico ... for my doodling element I used a stamp to go around the hand-drawn circle that I created - it was perfect for this challenge ...
 ... Studio Calico frames ... also more kinds of stamping ...
 ... a sweet little banner - Teresa Collins ...
... and the title using Glitz teeny alphas with a stamped & ...

There's lots of inspiration on the White with 1 blog so be sure to check them all out.  Great sponsers and prizes up for grabs.  We hope you can join in this month ☺
Thanks for coming by ♥

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

us - you & me = Scrap for Help

 Another challenge share!!  This one is for Scrap for Help - if you love using Burlap, you will love this challenge ☺

 Here's what I've created:
 This is a holiday snap of me and my boy, walking along the beach at Port Gregory ☺  I've used Burlap in two places - one as a backing to the chipboard hot air balloon and one as a matting for my photo.  Here are some close-up's:

 ... this chipboard balloon is from The Scrapbook Store - their own line of chipboard - I've coated it with gesso and lightly stamped over with ink - then I've placed natural colour burlap behind the balloon ...
 ... some stamping and also a cut-out using my Silhouette ...
 ... some of the yellow burlap used as a mat for the photo ...
... some of my typewriter journalling and the red chevron is a little bag from The Greatest View.

We hope you can join in this month - it's a fun challenge!!  Check out all the details on the Scrap for Help blog as well as lots of inspiration from the Design Team. 

so very sweet = The Studio Challenges

 Hello - hope you had a lovely weekend ☺  Just popping in the share the fun challenge at The Studio Challenges.  This time we have a recipe challenge:
-kraft cardstock
-at least one tag
-at least 2 different kids of alphas

 I've used a picture of my two gorgeous nieces (photo take by Aimee Claire Photography)
I've used Kraft cardstock as the base, a Kraft cardstock behind the photo, some smaller and larger alpha's and I've done assorted misting and painting.
Here are some close-up's:

 ... sweet litte banners - I've used lots of Teresa Collins - He said She said collection ...
 ... Kaisercraft little alpha's and some light blue alpha's from my stash ... the Kraft tag is by Scrap FX ... I've also used some mistable butterflies - they've come up so pretty after I've used some gorgeous mist and revealed the pretty patterns ...
 ... and another close-up of the tag peeking out from behind the photo ...

This is such a fun challenge - I always enjoy recipes challenges - we hope you will join us - check out the blog for more details and inspiration from the design team ☺

Saturday, 2 March 2013

charming = The Scrapbook Store March Sketch

 Hello and happy March - it's officially Autumn - there's something nice about every season - I love this time of year for the pretty colours and falling leaves along with mild weather ☺  So the beginning of the month means lots of new challenges to get your creativity going again ☺  I'm sharing the March sketch for The Scrapbook Store!!
 Once again I've used a photo from a few years back of my oldest boy - it's been great doing this and I've seen how much he has grown up over these past years ☺
I've created with My Minds Eye papers from Collectable-Remarkable collection - these papers are gorgeous ☺
Here are some close-up's:

 ... some layering of the different pattern papers ...
 ... using some of the decorative stickers and the tiny word stickers from this collection ...
 ... chevrons using a paper punch and some of the pattern papers ...
 ... another sticker element and my journalling...

And here is the fabulous sketch:
Check out the gallery for more inspiration!!  We look forward to seeing what you create ☺

It's a long weekend here - so we are going to enjoy some family time at the beach and around the home.  But I will be back with some more shares in between.
Thanks for coming by ☺