Friday, 22 November 2013

Collecting Memories - Fancy Pants Designs - The Scrapbook Store

 Hello to you all and happy Friday ☺  I have another share using the lovely collection - Collecting Memories by Fancy Pants Designs for The Scrapbook Store.

 I just realised that I've done a page on all of my boys with this collection - normally I just have the littlest on show ☺
 I've gone a little bit 'shabby style' with this page - using lots of different elements!!  I've done some texture work with one of my favourite stencils, used some crochet doilies and added in some Prima too.  Here are some close-up's:

 These cute little wooden block letters are by Bottle Cap Co - they are so sweet - I've sprayed over them with some October Afternoon mist.
 Here is the lovely texture created using the CW mini brick stencil with modelling paste.  Once dry, I've painted some October Afternoon mist on to the bricks and then added some stamping over the top.
 Here are lots of pieces from the Collecting Memories line - tags, buttons and ephemera.  Such a gorgeous selection of embellishments available in this collection ♥
And a little more Prima goodness - the Prima bloom and one of the wooden frame embellishments.

Products used:
Teresa Collins stamp set - Family Stories
crochet doilies
Prima Flowers - Labelle Surfside
paper doily
script stamp
espresso ink
modelling paste
October Afternoon Sprinkler Mist - Frequent Flyer
Teresa Collins - Enamel Dots
flair badge

Please check out the entire Collecting Memories line in The Scrapbook Store - this is one gorgeous collection suited to both boy and girl pages ♥
Have a wonderful weekend ☺

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Collecting Memories - Fancy Pants Designs - The Scrapbook Store

 Hello - hope your week is going wonderfully well ☺  I just wanted to pop in and share my second page of inspiration using the Collecting Memories papers by Fancy Pants Designs for The Scrapbook Store.  This collection is really great for recording those every day moments that you want to remember .........

 I really wanted to record this moment when I realised my oldest was now taller than me.  My sister captured this photo of us in an apple orchard!!
I've used some of the lovely wood grain look paper - 12x12 double sided pattern paper - Hallmark - as my base.
I've gone with a little banner style page, using some of the fun tags in this collection.
Here are some close-up's:

 I love the little die-cuts in this collection, especially these flowers - they are great for layering.  Here I've also added in a Prima bloom and also a Kaisercraft resin blossom.
 The little letter stickers are by Glitz Designs.
My typewriter journal work - I'm finding that having a little story to tell about the moment is really important and for me ........ a big part of scrapbooking.  I know the future generations will love to read it one day ☺

Products used:
paper doily
espresso ink
script stamp
typewriter journal work
mini pegs

Hope to be back soon with another creative share.  Thanks for coming by ♥

Monday, 18 November 2013

Life Paper Scrapbook - November Colour Challenge

 Hello ☺  Happy Monday to you all.  Just wanted to quickly share my inspiration for the colour challenge at Life Paper Scrapbook.  This will be my last share for this lovely challenge blog - I've decided to step down from this one to allow a little more time for other things, including my family.  I'm hoping I can still play along from the 'other side' from time to time - I do love their challenges ☺
Anyway, here is the lovely colour palette:
 .... and here is my take on the challenge .......
  I've let some of the colours dominate and added pops of the other colours.  I love how it's turned out. I've used papers by American Crafts, Teresa Collins and Pink Paislee.  Here are some close-up's:
 Here is a cluster of embellishments - banner die-cuts, chipboard feather, flair badge,  crochet heart, some paper hearts and twine.
I've done a bit of texture paste in the background with a stencil.  Once dry, I've coloured over with water colour crayon, then added water to create the water colour look.  I've then gone over with my script stamp.
I have also added in my typewriter journal work.

I hope you like it and feel inspired to create using these colours.  Please check the blog for details and also more inspiration ☺

Our sponsor for this challenge is Big Picture Classes!
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This 31-day workshop, from photographer and author Tracey Clark, is the perfect remedy for the holiday hustle. And it's a great companion workshop to keep you inspired throughout any holiday scrapbooking challenge, such as Ali Edwards' December Daily project or the Big Picture Classes workshop, Twelve Days of Christmas: December Duos.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit !!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Fancy Pants - Collecting Memories - The Scrapbook Store

 Hello crafty peoples ☺  Have you seen the Fancy Pants Designs collection - Collecting Memories!!  That's what I'll be working with this month - I have a gorgeous kit from The Scrapbook Store and I'll be sharing thru the month of November.
Here is my first page:

 Lately, I've been drawn to pattern papers- using them as my base paper for my pages.  This collection is full of stunning pattern papers.  As well as great papers, this collection is FULL of amazing embellishments and extra 'bits' to add to your page.  You can check out the entire collection HERE!
Here are a few close-up's of the details:
 For my title I've used this wood veneer from the Artist Edition - (check out this great little section of the store - great wood veneers and resin blossoms) I've sprayed some Studio Calico mist (Custard) over it and then inked the edges.
 Here are some pieces from the Ephemera Pack - there's lots of little bits to make your page interesting and fun.
 My journal work with my trusty typewriter ☺
And here I've used a bottle-cap and created my own embellishment using the number 2 from the Ephemera Pack.

Product used:
bottle cap
espresso ink
script stamp
typewriter journal work

I'll be back soon to share some more ♥

Friday, 8 November 2013

November Sketch Challenge - The Scrapbook Store

 Hey everyone, today I'd like to share with you my DT inspiration for the November sketch at The Scrapbook Store.  We have another fabulous sketch to work with - I love the mixed media feel about this one ☺

 Here is my take on the sketch:

 I decided to use the 'splatter' element of the sketch and got out my mists and inks.  Here I've used some Heidi Swapp mists.  Instead of spraying them directly on to my page, I've used some clear acetate. I've sprayed a light colour and then added in a darker colour over the top, then pressed the white paper down onto the acetate.  I did add a small amount of water to give a water colour look.  Later when it was dry, I flicked more of the mist over the page for some darker high lights and also to let some of the ink run down the page.  It was a fun way to add mist ☺
I've used the Family Stories paper collection by Teresa Collins - perfect for this photo ♥♥
Here are some close-up's:
 I love adding my own touch of embellishments - here I've used a scallop punch to create this flower.  I've also free-cut some leaves to add in as well.  I love the dimension it adds to the page ☺
I've also used a woodgrain stamp on white cardstock to create my own pattern paper ☺
 The die-cut elements in this collection are wonderful and fun to work with.
A closer look at some of the misting - I've also added more details like the sequins and script stamp.

Product used:
Family Stories stamp - Teresa Collins
script stamp
cotton thread
espresso ink
metal clamp
scallop punch
resin blossom
woodgrain stamp

We would love to see you play along this month - as always there is a $40.00 voucher for the randomly picked winner - what a fantastic prize ☺  Please check the gallery for more inspiration.   Thanks so much for coming by ♥

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

climbing peak charles - LPS sketch challenge

 Hello to you all ☺  Today I'm sharing my DT inspiration for the sketch challenge at Life Paper Scrapbook.  I love multiple photo sketches - and I hope you will love this one too ☺

 Here is my page for the sketch:
 I've used 4x6" photo's rather than the smaller ones, but I've still kept to the four elements of the sketch.
I've used some of the travel themed papers from Simple Stories - they worked well with these pictures of our recent camping trip.
Here are some close-up's:

 I'm loving the flair badges from A Flair for Buttons - they are in stock at The Scrapbook Store and there is a great selection ☺
 Using a photo corner punch, I've created chevrons using some map pattern paper.
My typewriter journal work and a cute wood icons from Prima.

Here are some details about the sponsor for this challenge:
Not only did Scrapbook Generation sponsor the sketch this month, they will also give away a Sketch eBook to the winner of this sketch challenge!!

Scrapbook Generation is a Springfield, Missouri retail store started in 2004 by two sets of sisters: Debbie Sanders and Karin Rush, and Debbie's daughters Stacey Atchley and Allison Davis. In 2010, the family business grew to include Scrapbook Generation Publishing, which sells and distributes a line of 15 sketch books for scrapbooking and cardmaking. In addition, a wide variety of sketch products ranging from single sketch to books can be purchased as downloads at Each month, SG also produces six kit clubs and Allison Davis hosts Sketch Week on her blog. At the start of 2014, SG will launch an expanded online store.
We hope to see you playing along with this sketch challenge - please check the LPS blog for details.
Thanks for coming to visit ♥

Monday, 4 November 2013

hey dude - Scrap for Help November challenge

 Hello crafty people and and hello November too ☺  Today I'm sharing my DT page for the November challenge at Scrap for Help.  The challenge for this month is to use a BOTTLE CAP!!

 I had these fun 'shots' of my little man and his hat.  Teaming it up with the 'Hey Kid' collection by Pink Paislee - I've created this fun page including a bottle cap as an embellishment.
Here are some close-up's:
 With my circle punches, I cut out a circle from pattern paper and used this as the centre of my bottle cap - have added an epoxy dot and my embellishment nicely co-ordinates with the collection.  I've continued on with the circle theme - also punching out different size circles from the pattern papers.
 I've used a couple of the flair badges by A Flair for Buttons - also available at the Scrapbook Store.
I also love the canvas stickers included in this collection.

Please check out the Scrap for Help blog for all the details on how to enter this fun challenge - there's also lots more inspiration from the Design Team too.
We hope you can play along this month.  Thanks for coming to visit ♥