Monday, August 24, 2009

Scrap Within Reach papers!

Aside from having a great time at Daisy Chain I had the opportunity to do a class with Angela Peardon from Addicted 2 Craft. In addition to the class we were given the new Carnival Ride range of papers from Scrap Within Reach. Let me tell you IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!! I love this photo of Isaac and was thrilled at how well my layout turned out!
I can't believe Isaac goes to High School next year! He is growing so quickly but has and always will be my little softy with a smile that melts my heart.

Adam and Rebecca have really got a connection. They can be the best of friends one minute and the worst of enemies the next. But it never takes long for bridges to be mended.
Thanks Angela for giving us this latest release, never used in Australia before Carnival Ride papers. They are my new favourite!
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I love NEW PICS!!!

Last week I was thinking about what I would take to the retreat and I knew I needed new photos to get my mojo going. Fortunately for me Isaac and Adam provided some great action shots! So with the help of Janelle's thong (the one on her foot!) I painted and stamped with the thong as well as a Heidi Swapp demask stamp and yellow paint splashes, for a grunge look.
I picked up the large title rub-on from the recent paper expo and just love how well it suits the look.

The chipboard cogs are from ScrapMatts which I also bought at the Expo.
The boys loved their layout and both debating on who's album it goes into. Hmm I'm thinking it'll go into the family album!
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I just thought I'd share

While I was at the Daisychain retreat I got to catch up with a couple of lovely girls, Heidi and Teniele (sorry if I spelt your names wrong!). These girls make the most beautiful cards! I'm not real flash at making them and they were kind enough to let me copy some of their work. Thanks girls! Mmmwaaah! This dragonfly I am thrilled to say I made myself (copying Heidi's one of course!) but it was so easy and came out beautiful! I guess it helps when you've got some talented to copy.
Here's a closeup of that awesome dragonfly.
A simple but very cute Thankyou card. I used some old Crate paper and just love the colours in it. It just shows that you shouldn't give away the old stuff coz you don't think you'll use it. I have to say that i am totally in love with making cards!
This is a card that Heidi made and gave to me. Isn't she lovely! The little flower clip will actuall come off the card and you use it as a book or page marker. How cool is that?
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Okay, one more share!

So I'm on a blogging roll tonight! I made this layout the other day and am really happy with the way it turned out. It's the first time I've used onld sheet music and I have to say I GET IT!!! It really does give a page a completely different feel.

So that's it for me tonight! I hope you've enjoyed visiting and I'll catch up with you next time I get some spare time to blog.
PS. Sorry I had to remove the pics! I'll put it back up once the page is pubbed!

Expo layouts

I have to admit to feeling a little intimidated when I (along with the onther Masters) was asked to create several layouts for the recent Paper Craft Expo. I guess it's one thing to have my work in a magazine and then another to have people see it irl! And it was little nerve racking seeing and hearing people comment on your work, but at the same time it was fun to see my work up on display.

I finally played around with my puff paint! Yeah! I just love how this stuff grows in front of your eyes when you heat it up! Totally cool!

I love these trees from Collections. And I finally got to use my heidi Swapp ribbon mesh and chandelier crystals!

Sheesh it's hard to believe Sariah is 14 now, especially considering I only a few months ago scrapped her 13th birthday! Time really flies!
Well that's it for me until the next post! Thanks for popping in. Please leave a comment so I know you've stopped by.

Finally I get time to blog!

Ya know between dental visits and doctors visits and Stephen being away with work this whole blogging thing is proving hard to keep up with!
But as I promised (yes I know, weeks ago!) here are some layouts. These are a few that I made for classes at Embellished.
I thought I'd put a bit of a different spin on my tree so I cup some prima flowers for the leaves. I think the effect looks pretty cool!
You know how ya buy something and proudly put it on your scrapping shelf, only to forget that it's there? Well I bought a couple of sets of Heidi Swapp lettering stamps last November and only last month remembered them! I have to say, I love them! They are perfect for those layouts that need a larger than normal title. I've used them in the top page and the page below.

Sariah is great at taking her own pics. The fact she uses MY camera only makes it all the more easier to get my hands on the photos! Ya gotta love it!
Thanks for stopping by! I'll post some more layouts very soon.