Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tim class #3 - Resist Technique

Oooh it was sooo much fun!! I'm all inky and messy and I'm lovin it!

The resist technique was used on the clock, and I also added a couple of little cogs under the arrow but they're not showing either.

A lovely woman has generously decided to RAK me a heat tool!! So I bought embossing powder tonight and can't wait to have a play with my new fave technique - thank you (you know who you are)!!

Can't wait for the next class - we'll be using Tim's new range of masks - yay! Be sure to check back in soon for the results of that one :)


Sunday, October 26, 2008

My first ever digital layout!

I had intended to scrap the old school way with my new URBAN PRAIRIE papers!! But then decided to check out this digital idea...Oh dear, this could become very very addictive!

All resources are from Raspberry Road Designs, mostly the Annie Collection. If you would like to know about any particular element let me know and i'll happily name it for you :)


Friday, October 24, 2008

The Pierce Family

Finally!! I made this for my sisters birthday & wanted to share it here, but of course I couldn't until I had actually given it to her lol

It's a recent pic of her family in a scrapbook frame. I chose the colours based on her paint scheme. I always worry when I make thigns as gifts as everyones style is so different, but I think this suits her well. Not too frou frou, but still pretty :)

Materials: Scrapbook frame, SU cardstock in Blue Bayou & Soft Sky, MM Noteworthy PP, Bazill brads, Heidi Swapp flower, Grungeboard, Glossy Accents, Dew Drop ink in Ocean Depths??


Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I know I haven't posted anything for awhile but it will happen soon...I'm almost sure of it! :p


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tim Holtz Technique Class #2

Another brilliant class with Kaz from Kazmos Kreations. I had a blast. Got so messy and inky and just had a really good time. I left with so many ideas that I came home and scrapped and stamped til just before 2am!!

Here is what we made at the class.

And here is a lil something I came up with when I got home. I plan to turn it into a card when I get the right colour basestock.

Can't wait for another class!! I'm sad in a way too though - when they're all done what then?? lol May have to ask Kaz to start teaching us something else!

Just adding a handy little tip! I bought a gorgeous stamp set after the class but found out the hard way that one of the stamps was too big for my clear block. So I improvised:

Just pulled the cd case apart and voila! Worked like a charm!


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Friends AND Family

My second post today!

I have fallen in love with Sassafrass papers - lush! And I keep seeing all these cute little owls - who could resist? This layout shows my gorgeous gals wub wub wub

Materials: Sassafrass and Basic Grey papers, Bazill cardstock, Kaiser rubons, Uniball Signo pen.


A Layout & A Card

This is hubs and Haylee reading together. I have to be careful when doing layouts with Cam in them as he hates anything too frou frou and girly. So I got out my tiny circle punch and scissors and made the 'notebook' paper, inked it all up and voila! Journalling is on a hidden tag under the vertical pic. The card is made with scraps from the layout..couldn't resist lol

Layout materials: SU cardstock, Kaisercraft, Scenic Route & Jenni Bowlin patterned papers. Ink is Vintage Photo distress ink. MM metal bits, misc ribbon.
Card materials: SU stamp sets 'So Very' & 'Everyday Flexible Phrases'. SU cardstock, Scenic Route & Jenni Bowlin patterned papers. Ink is Vintage Photo distress ink. MM metal bits, misc ribbon & tag.


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Jessica Sprague - FREE CLASS!

Click on the pic to head to Jessica's site for all the details. Be sure to sign up to her email list so you know when sign ups are open!

I'm in - are you?


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Drama Queen

This is my gorgeous little niece Charli. She loves to pose and muck about when the cameras come out. And of course I just had to scrap it! This uses a sketch from this months set of Becky Fleck Pagemaps

Materials: Junkitz & Kaisercraft papers, MM diecut, Bazzil and SU cardstock, dew drop ink in Pink Petunia, Kindyglitz in Chrystalina, chipboard, Prima flowers, Bazill brads.


Monday, October 6, 2008

Feeelin Scrappy!

Feeling Scrappy

Feelin Scrappy has a whole new look and concept, & to celebrate the changes they are offering fantastic blog candy - Tim Holtz goodies! Head on over and check it out!


Saturday, October 4, 2008

My Fab Family

Finally, my family pic is scrapped! This took me so long, chopping and changing with papers and colours. I finally settled on plainish background with minimal embellies so the focus is kept more to the photo. I used some goodies from Love Scrappin - loving that store!

I am quite happy with the result :)

Material: Junkitz paper, Pink Paislee die cuts, Buzz and Bloom chipboard, Heidi Swapp flowers, inks - SU choc chip, Versa green tea & cardinal, Tim Holtz vintage photo.


Friday, October 3, 2008

Birdie Birthday

This is for a cutie patootie that turns 5 very soon. My own 5yo daughter assures me that all little girls like pink and glitter, so I'm hoping this card is a hit!

Materials: SU cardstock Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink & Whisper White. Basic Grey Lilykate patterned paper. Stamps: Autumn Leaves birdy, See' D's 'Garden of Friendship' sentiment. 'Chrystalina' kindyglitz. Dew drop fluid chalk in 'Pink Petunia'. Flowers, brads, sequins, ribbon.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Enabling Alert!

Love Scrappin

Wowser. That's the first thing that comes to mind! lol

I stumbled across an online store that has opened just 2 weeks ago and I have fallen in love!!

The prices are AMAZING, the range is just DELICIOUS and the owner is an absolute pleasure!
I placed my first order yesterday afternoon, and picked it today which means less than 24hrs between order confirmation and pick up- BRILLIANT!! Yes I said PICK UP!!! So, if you're in my area you can actually pick up your order in person - a big cheer going up from all the impatient gals like myself! If not, the flat rate postage is very reasonable. No order is too big or too small so check it out - though I guarantee your order won't be small :)

Great brands such as Basic Grey, Scenic Route, Pink Paislee, Sassafrass, Green Tara, Making Memories - the list goes on and on.

Do yourself a favour and check it out - you won't be disappointed! And either will your bank balance!