Thursday, July 31, 2014

Prima PPP July






This month I decided to create a last minute entry for the Prima PPP challenge in July, using red white and blue. I haven't entered a Prima challenge for a while, but I really couldn't go past this one - the colours just really drew me in.



I started my shabby style card with the large red flower in the centre - a Prima paper flower I found in my stash. It was originally red, white and blue which is why it caught my attention but I decided to paint it red, adding gesso, paper fibres, a metal clockface and propeller. And what's a jet propelled clock flower without wings? 



Lots of fun in this one using lots of Prima goodies from my stash.





Thanks for dropping in :) 





 

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Simple Stories - The Story Of Us









The last day of the month is here and today I am doing a quick catch up a couple of things I haven't had the chance to blog yet.




This month I've been creating with Simple Stories The Story Of Us collection for The Scrapbook Store, and rather than create a set of layouts with a wedding theme I decided to reprint our wedding photos and put them into an album for one of the girls to keep. This is the fourth pocket page layout I did in this series, you can scroll down to check out the others if you missed them earlier.



I've used the back of Sn@p! Pocket Pages Design 7,  using the long pocket to house one of my favourite wedding photos, then added one of my bridesmaids and flower girl and another of Simon and I.



I really love how these pages have turned out. I do a little pocket page style scrapping for myself at home and I'm fast becoming a big fan of this style.



Thanks for dropping by :) enjoy the day









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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Step x Step Tutorial - Lindy's Stamp Gang






Today I am sharing a new Step x Step Tutorial on how I created this layout as part of my Guest Spot for Lindy's Stamp Gang.

I've used Mists and Flat Shots from the Tres Chic collection to create my layout along with a few basic supplies such as cardstock, patterned paper scraps, cotton wrapped wire, paper flowers and chipboard.









I hope you enjoy my step x step as much as I've enjoyed my guest spot for Lindy's.




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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Upcoming Class - Kim Price








It's been quite a while, a few years in fact, since I've taught a class BUT today I am excited to share that I will be teaching this shabby style memory album next month - perfect to keep as a treasured mini album or as a gift for someone close to your heart.




Starting out with a plain kraft style blank box we will be exploring the world of mixed media incorporating lots of fun technique in a shabby chic style. Hidden inside is a sweet little concertina mini album to house some special memories. 



Come and spend the morning with me then after lunch dive in to a fun and freestyle mixed media layout class with the fabulous Lisa Oxley! Can't wait to see you!



Details for my class are as follows:



Where:      Fantasia

Unit H145, 28 Lexington Drive
Bella Vista  NSW  2153


Date:         Saturday August 23
Time:         10am - 12.30pm
Teacher:     Kim Price
Cost:          $45




For bookings or enquiries please phone the store on Tel  (02) 8824 4388



Hope to see you there!




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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We Do! - The Story Of Us






Today I am sharing the third page of my wedding themed pocket page spread using Simple Stories The Story Of Us collection for The Scrapbook Store.



This time I have used Sn@p! Pocket Pages Design 7, which has a long 6x12 pocket on one side. I think I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that I really enjoy the larger pockets since they totally indulge my love for traditional scrapping, yet still have that great pocket page look. 



I've used lots of our wedding photos in this one to help tell the story - standing at the alter saying "I do", walking out of the church after the ceremony, the groomsmen, our rings and of course a more formal photo of our wedding party.



I'm really loving how this is turning out. I have our photographs in a professional wedding album which I treasure, but I am really taken with putting these pages together in a less formal way. It also means that the girls will each have their own collection of their parents wedding photos. I may have to do another!



By pure coincidence, Simon and I celebrate our wedding anniversary this month so it's perfectly fitting to be sorting through these memories right now. 




Supplies used:


Simple Stories Sn@p! Pocket Pages Design 7
Simple Stories The Story Of Us patterned paper - 6x12 Page Elements
Simple Stories The Story Of Us patterned paper - Gold Chevron/Bokeh
Simple Stories The Story Of Us patterned paper - Gold Dots/Stripe
Simple Stories The Story Of Us patterned paper - Mr & Mrs
Simple Stories The Story Of Us patterned paper - Music/Gold Foil
Simple Stories The Story Of Us patterned paper - Wood/Silver Foil
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Bits & Pieces
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Enamel Dots
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Expressions Cardstock Stickers
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Sn@p! Cuts
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Sn@p! Cards








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Monday, July 21, 2014

Pocket Page Scrapbooking - Beautiful Memories








Today I want to share a second pocket page style layout for The Scrapbook Store featuring Simple Stories The Story Of Us collection.



I've used the reverse side of Sn@p! Pocket Pages Design 9 - the front and title page can be found in my previous post here, which has a long pocket across the top. I really like this style as it appeals to my traditional scrapbooking side where I can create something freestyle in these large pockets. On this page I've simply added some torn paper layers along with a couple of photographs, added a subtitle and a few small embellishments along with some torn washi tape - not unlike how I would approach a traditional 12x12 layout. The only real difference is the size.



Beneath the long pocket I've then just gone ahead adding a variety of patterned papers from The Story Of Us collection, trimming them to fit my pockets and adding a few of the Sn@p! Cards and Sn@p! Cuts along the bottom row.



To complete the look I've layered stickers, alpha stickers and other elements from this collection along with a touch of doodling for a personalised look.



Thanks for calling in again - more pages in this series to come!




Supplies used:


Simple Stories Sn@p! Pocket Pages Design 9
Simple Stories The Story Of Us patterned paper - Happily Ever After
Simple Stories The Story Of Us patterned paper - Heart To Heart
Simple Stories The Story Of Us patterned paper - Love Story
Simple Stories The Story Of Us patterned paper - Mr & Mrs
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Sn@p! Cards
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Sn@p! Cuts
Simple Stories The Story Of Us 3x4 Journaling Card Elements
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Bits & Pieces
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Expressions Cardstock Stickers
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers
washi tapes




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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pocket Page Scrapbooking, Wedding Style





This month for The Scrapbook Store I am working with the brand new Simple Stories collection, The Story Of Us. So instead of creating another set of layouts I thought I might document our wedding day pocket page style.



I chose a Simple Stories Design 9 Pocket Page for my base because I wanted to use a large photograph of our hands as a title, adding embellishments either side for some colour and create a sense of focus on my wedding rings. Even with a bit of blur in my photograph it still works really well as a title and begins to tell the story.

 

I've included a couple of photographs - one of the priest who married us and another of the outside of the church we were married in along with a few details about our big day.



To add a little something extra I've used a variety of coordinating washi tapes from my stash as well as a few scattered stickers, ephemera pieces, enamel dots and sequins. I've also added a little doodling here and there to help finish the whole thing off.



Thanks for dropping in, I have a few more pages to share to follow on from this one over the coming week. 



Enjoy your day!




Supplies used:


Simple Stories Sn@p! Pocket Pages Design 9
Simple Stories The Story Of Us patterned paper - Heart To Heart
Simple Stories The Story Of Us patterned paper - Gold Chevron/Bokeh
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Bits & Pieces
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Enamel Dots
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Expressions Cardstock Stickers
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Sn@p! Cards
Simple Stories The Story Of Us Sn@p! Cuts
a variety of washi tapes
date roller stamp
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Copic Multiliner 0.8 - Black
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Lindy's Stamp Gang Guest Designing July



You might have read earlier that I am guest designing this month at Lindy's Stamp Gang for the month of July, and today I want to share the first of my projects.

I've created a simple layout with a focus on my Lindy's background using the fabulous Starburst mist, Tibetan Poppy Teal - one of my faves. 

You can read more about the technique I've used and how you can recreate this look over on the Lindy's blog here

Thank you so much for dropping by and I'm looking forward to sharing more Lindy's goodies soon x




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Friday, July 11, 2014

The Biggest Surprise


"Hello lovely scrappers! I am beyond thrilled to share the cover of the latest blooming marvellous issue of SCRaP365 with you today :) - especially since one of my designs made the COVER! Ohmygosh - I'm so over the moon excited!



It is jam packed with a host of floral delights from Gabriella Pollacco, Els Brige and many more! PLUS, there is a full feature article about little old me - who would believe that.



Alongside all the prettiness there's a fabulous misting tutorial with Eila, Lisa points us in the right direction with arrows, Sanna brings some bling to our pages, Tracee dips into Sunset Shades and Kim W shows that neon doesn't have to be blinding!



There is a host of other wonderful articles and projects including our fantastic readers' layouts in the gallery and Sandra's debut! Wow!



PLUS we have the FANTASTIC Cricut Explore to give away to one lucky winner...as well as a
​plethora​
 of other gorgeous goodies :)





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Thursday, July 10, 2014

A New Step x Step Tutorial @ The Scrapbook Store

It's that time again - time for another step x step for The Scrapbook Store, and this month I have been working with the Carta Bella - Ahoy There collection which is a super theme for all those beach/ocean/sea/sailing themes - such a classic look.


I really love the giant anchor image I've fussy cut from Let's Sail patterned paper - it really seems to set the whole layout off beautifully.

I've done a little bit of mixed media work, using texture paste, gesso and some of my fave Ceramcoat paint to create an aged whitewash look on my background - perfect for a sea themed layout.


Thanks for dropping by, you can find my step x step video tutorial here, hope you are inspired.



Products used:


12x12 chipboard base
Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste
The Crafter's Workshop 12x12 stencil - Well Rounded
Liquitex Gesso
Delta Ceramcoat Matte Acrylic Paint - Seafoam
Carta Bella Ahoy There patterned paper - Full Steam Ahead
Carta Bella Ahoy There patterned paper - Waves
Carta Bella Ahoy There patterned paper - World Traveller
Carta Bella Ahoy There patterned paper - Let's Sail
Carta Bella Ahoy There Element Stickers




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Friday, July 4, 2014

What Does The Fox Say?






Today on the BasicGrey blog I'm sharing my latest creation using the new Grand Bazaar collection along with a freebie cut file to download.


When I first saw this new collection I knew this photograph of Courtney would be a perfect fit and I'm loving how this all came together. I've used lots of my old faithful techniques here - a spray misted background, paper layers and matching embellishments, and I'm a big fan of this colour combination - it's all so whimsical and fun.


Thanks for calling in, you can find my blog post here along with a link to download the free cut file along with close up photos and supplies details.







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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sun Sea Sand - Carta Bella Ahoy There Collection


Today I want to share my latest layout for The Scrapbook Store using the fabulous new Carta Bella Ahoy There collection. Who doesn't have beach themed photos to scrap?



Here I've used a photo of Holly exploring the beach when she was a tot - everything was all so shiny and new and she loved spending time in the sand and surf. 



I've used a plain white cardstock base, adding torn layers of more white cardstock to create texture and movement, adding a row of vellum at the top and a red and white striped sticker below to break the white up a little. I love how this look mimics the movement of waves in the ocean.



I've added layers of patterned papers and lots of sticker elements to decorate along with a Manor House paper rose and a couple of Teresa Collins giant sequins for that finishing touch.



Thanks for dropping in today, I have a video tutorial coming up shortly using this same collection with a few fab mixed media techniques thrown in. 

Enjoy your day!



Supplies used:


American Crafts Smooth Cardstock - white
Doodlebug Design Sprinkles Vellum - Peacock
Carta Bella Ahoy There patterned paper - Let's Sail
Carta Bella Ahoy There patterned paper - Full Steam Ahead
Carta Bella Ahoy There patterned paper - Anchors Away
Carta Bella Ahoy There Element Stickers
Manor House Creations Country Roses - Azure Blue
Teresa Collins Hello My Name Is Sequins
Ingvild Bolme Chalk - Shabby Tote




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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Lindy's Stamp Gang - Guest Designing






Just thought I would drop in to share some exciting news. I am so thrilled to be guest designing for Lindy's Stamp Gang this month, and can't wait to share what I've been up to. I love the Lindy's products so much and they feature heavily in a lot of what I create - all that plus they are cheap to buy and cheap to mail out! What more could you want?


Stay tuned for some Lindy's loveliness.




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