Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday Tip - Kaisercraft

This week was my turn for Tuesday Tips on the Kaisercrafties blog – and I chose
"Reusing leftover alphabet sticker sheets".

“When I use my alphabet stickers, I cut out the entire letter (still on the sticky backing) to position where I want the title or letters to go and I found I had a pile of left over outlines. So rather than throw them away, why not use them as a frame to stamp inside of and custom make your own title!”

“Select the letter you need and stick it onto a piece of cardstock. Choose a KC stamp pad and stamp inside the outline”.

“Remove the outline and while the letter is still wet, sprinkle with embossing powder.
Use heat gun to set the image”.

“Repeat the process over and over for the letters you require”.

“I used a selection of the beautiful new Kaisercraft inks to stamp with and when I embossed the image I was chuffed with how bright the letters became! I used my custom made title in the layout below, but you could use the same process for anything…cards…btp items….or alternatively use the left over outlines of your die cut sheets or punch your own designs as I also did with the butterflies”.

rainbows – Papers from – Shaken not stirred, Peachy Keen, Lilac Avenue, Off Shore, Garden Arabesque & La Di Da, Kaisercraft Ink Pads – Lipstick, Sweet Potato, Corn, Spice, Antique Blue, Lilac & Hot Pink, Wooden Flourish SB721, Rhinestones and Type Alpha rubons RB821.
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Some published work.....

These two pieces of work have just appeared in the Australian magazine, Scrapbook Creations!  This first one of Belle was created last year at my girlfriend Michelle's Scrapping retreat.  I came across these Heidi Grace papers one day in Spolight and they were not particularly new, but I fell in love with all the flowers and ladybirds.....my sort of paper really! 

I had done some other layouts that day and just felt like having a bit of a play....so I cut out lots of different little bits and pieces and made a garden scene.  I love how it all came together.
The next layout appeared in a gallery about "Puddles".  In all honesty I could probably have created a dozen layouts for this theme as each year the cherubs provide me with an opportunity to take more photos.  Am thinking  a progressive layout might be on the cards at the very least!

Here are some photos I took last month of Noah and Belle in the garden.  Obviously we don't just need Winter puddles to play in, the hose in Summer will also suffice!

When I saw them I was sooo horrified by how filthy they were. All I could do was run inside and grab the camera...lol.....

Well that's it for now.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Scrap that Poetry

A brand new challenge is up at Srap that Poetry and it's one of my favourites!

Our poem for this next challenge #12  is the


May the road rise to meet you
May the wind always be at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand

~traditional gaelic blessing

I love the words of this poem.  I actually know it as a song that I used to sing with my sister. I chose a photo of my Anty Di, Nanna and my Mum.  It was taken last year at Mum's birthday and I love that we have the three of them together!  Here's my layout...

The very talented Tessa Buys is offering some of her absolutely beautiful handmade flowers as a RAK for this challenge.  Be sure to pop a link to your layout in the comments section and play along!
Here is my layout from our last challenge....

It's based on the Dr Seuss poem "Oh the places you'll go!"
and finally a little something I was working on the other day.  A layout of my gorgeous Noah using one of his kinder photos from last year.  How cute is he????

Well that's it for now!
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

La Di Da - Kaiser......

Better late than never I always say.....
Here are some more of my Kaisercraft projects from the other week! It was so nice to actually make something just for me, as often times, my BTP items are pressies. Here is my journal, which I intend to use as an ideas journal for sketches and stuff and I cover the memo cube to match as they will both reside on my scrapping desk.

I used the beautiful La DI Da papers, which have become one of my favourites from the Q3 collections.  I also used these papers and some of the new Mini Acrylic stamps to create the layout below.

Well, it's Sunday afternoon here and the day is just beautiful, so I'm off to enjoy some sunshine in the garden with Stef and the kids.\
Take care! xxx


This beautiful project featured on the Kaisercrafties blog....

I decided to use the Gypsy Paper Collection to decorate the new photo stand as a gift for my sister.
In the first two frames, I chose a photo of Liza and I as babies (one of my favourites) and a present day photo and printed the quote on some patterned paper. On the present day frame I use a rub on sentiment from the Family Rub Ons (RB802 Heritage).

In the next two frames, I made a small pocket on both…..one to hold little tags with photos of us from early childhood and the second to hold a letter from me to her!

I was really pleased with how it came together and when I showed her last night (Via email) she was quite chuffed too.
This next layout was created using a piece of art work as a prompt and the very lovely Peachy Keen Paper collection.  Here's what I wrote on the blog...“I love the combination of blue, brown and cream and thought of that immediately. I loved the words of the verse, and this photo of my Mum and I jumped out at me straight away. The words sum up the kind of person she is perfectly, and they are all of the characteristics I love and admire in her.”

Well that's it again for now, will pop back later.

Take care xxx