Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Project Life Week Eight

It was back to using Seafoam again for Week 8.  I can't wait for the Midnight Edition to come out later this year because I know it will mix in beautifully with Seafoam. I'm still really loving using the digital version and adding elements to my photos and typed journalling to my cards before printing.  The time spent in Photoshop is definitely longer than in last year's process, but once I've printed, assembling my pages is  much much faster for sure.

In addition to the kit, I've used some Ali Edwards elements, an Elise Blaha Cripe quote and some Cathy Zielske banners and journalling spots.  There are also some other bits and pieces found around the Pinterest boards, like this one and this cute camera.

Here's the left hand side......

Here's the right hand side.......

And the whole spread.....

So there it is, a couple of days later than usual, but I can still call this project "Up to Date" with a smug grin!

Friday, February 22, 2013

LPS Sketch Challenge #2

It's time for our second sketch challenge at Life.Paper.Scrapbook.

I am excited to say that this challenge is sponsored by the gorgeous and talented Kellie Winnell from Give a Girl a..... and you just simply must check out her range of clear stamps- designed right here in Australia.  Kellie's stamps are perfect for Project Life and other inky projects.  The winner of this challenge will receive a set of stamps of their choice from Give a Girl a ... so it's definitely worth playing along ;-)

Now, on with my challenge projects!  
First, I made a 12 x 12 layout........

I used lots of Cosmo Cricket scraps to go in the position that the circles are in on the sketch.  Other than making my elements non-circular, I followed the sketch quite closely.

Then I decided to make a card but decided to try and incorporate the circles from the sketch.  I pulled out my Avery Elle stamps and found exactly what I needed.

I hope you'll play along with us at LPS and if you do, be sure to head over to the blog for all the details on how to link up your creations for a chance to win a set of clear stamps from Give a Girl a ...

Monday, February 18, 2013

Project Life Week Seven

Week Seven already?!  This week was pretty busy but for some reason I struggled to find enough photos.  Sure, there were heaps taken at my MIL's birthday party but I always try to represent the whole week with this project.  

Once again I used this digital collection from Amy Tangerine, threw in some of this kit from Katie Pertiet, a journalling card from Cathy Zielske and some elements from Ali Edwards.  There is also a freebie printable I found here which I thought would reference Valentine's Day without being too "gushy" and "gooey".  The only non-digi embellies this week are the pink silhouette and the grey frame it's sitting on and they are from Amy Tangerine.

Here's the left hand side......

Here's the right hand side......

And here's the whole shebang........

Sunday, February 17, 2013

CFC90: Black & White plus 1

The challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays is to "Create a CAS project using black and white plus one colour of your choice."  I have been wanting an opportunity to try the chalkboard technique again and I thought this was the perfect challenge for that.

I settled on bright yellow as my colour and using this stamp set by Claudine Hellmuth I created my "chalkboard".  Some punched polka dot paper and bakers twine became a sweet little banner to finish the scene.

The chalkboard trend is so popular at the moment, so I'm happy I've pretty much got the hang of it now :-)

AEI♥U February Challenge

The challenge for this month is to create a project based on the inspiration picture below.

The yellow and white chevron pattern on the table runner caught my attention straight away and I knew I had a Chevron Card cut file by Kate Vickers in my Silhouette Cameo's library.  I used cardstock and ink from Stampin' Up and my colour palette was Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Midnight Muse.  I used my "Hello" stamp set from Avery Elle.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

JAI #153 Colour Challenge

When I saw the colours for this week's challenge at Just Add Ink I just had to play along.

I am loving grey and pale yellow at the moment, so I was keen to try dark blue with yellow.

I took my brand new "Oh Hello" stamp set from Stampin' Up and stamped the chevron oval in So Saffron Ink then die-cut it with a Framelit - Labels Collection- also from Stampin' Up.  I matted this on a larger label  die-cut from So Saffron cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment in Midnight Muse.  Then I took the banner stamps and stamped on white with So Saffron, on Midnight Muse cardstock with Midnight Muse ink, then I stamped the chevron oval again in So Saffron ink on So Saffron Cardstock and cut the pieces out with scissors.  I love my new hexagon embossing folder so I embossed some Midnight Muse Cardstock, tied some white ribbon around it before mounting it to my white card base on foam adhesive.  Then I assembled all the other pieces together and mounted those to the front with foam adhesive.

I will definitely try this colour combination again, but for a completely different look, I will go with more yellow and white and just a splash of the dark blue.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Life.Paper.Scrapbook Colour Challenge

Life.Paper.Scrapbook Magazine's first Colour Challenge is underway and there is plenty to be inspired by in this delicious image.

Our good friends at Freckled Fawn are sponsoring the challenge and a $20 gift voucher is up for grabs.

Alrighty then- let's have a look at what I created......

When I saw the yellow, orange and hot pink in the Inspiration Photo, I immediately thought of this collection from Amy Tangerine. Even though this layout features my eldest son, I was happy to include a pop of hot pink.  

I couldn't resist making a couple of cards as well........

I was not only inspired by the colour scheme in the photo, but also by the citrus segments.  I decided to put my Silhouette Cameo to work and cut this "arrow-sun" image from different colours of cardstock and then put the different coloured pieces back in the negative spaces left in the yellow piece.  I also cut "You are my Sunshine" with the Cameo.

This card was purely inspired by the bright colours and I used two stamp sets from Avery Elle to create both the background and the white embossed sentiment.

The first issue of Life.Paper.Scrapbook Magazine is really starting to take shape, but there is still room for you to have your own work featured.  For all the details on how to submit your paper creations, go here.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us at Life.Paper.Scrapbook for the Colour Challenge this month.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Project Life Week Six

This week I used mostly Clementine (digi) with some Katie Pertiet Almost There collection and a couple of Marcy Penner journalling cards thrown in.  It was Back-to-School week so the first day of school was definitely the highlight of our week.  I spent the rest of the week trying to get the house back in some kind of order, but that is difficult with a toddler still in the house!  

Here is the left hand side.......

And the right hand side........

And both pages together........

Thanks for popping in :-)

Friday, February 8, 2013

A Card to Share

Today I want to share a card I made this week for a custom order.  The brief was to create a Christening card for a baby girl.  I was keen to use my Cameo and I found a great lattice style cross to use.  I layered lots of patterned paper, cardstock, some lace and ribbon.  I also hand stitched and machine stitched for even more texture.  The Cameo struggled with my first attempt where I set it to cut the cross about 2" tall, but when I increased it to 2.5" it coped beautifully given the intricate nature of the cut.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Project Life Week Five

Week 5 was the last week of school holidays for us and we pretty much just stayed home for most of it.  It was too hot to get outdoors much and the little one and I were suffering with head colds.  I've used the Seafoam Digital Kit again together with some digital elements from Ali Edwards.  Here's a look at the left hand page.....

I am really liking adding small photos directly to the journalling cards together with their stories.  It's very easy to do and there is none of the extra bulk that results from sticking a photo onto the card.  I'm also adding portions of the digital Seafoam cards and papers onto my photos and they look like label stickers.

Here's the right hand side.......

I did add two non-digi elements on this side- a wooden veneer camera on punched cardstock circles and a little speech bubble that I cut with the Silhouette Cameo.

And here are the two pages together.....

We're five weeks in and I am keeping up no problem.  Now that the long lazy days of summer holidays are over and we're back to our normal hectic routine, I really hope I can stay caught up!

Friday, February 1, 2013


Life.Paper.Scrapbook.  is an Australian quarterly, online publication that is dedicated to showcasing designers from all around the world to inspire each other, explore current trends and techniques and most importantly to celebrate our love of scrapbooking and paper crafts. This is a place to share our style, designs and creations with like minded crafters from around the world.

The first issue is set to go live in late March and in the meantime the blog will be the place to showcase products, designers (from all around the world) and things that catch our eye. 

I'm very excited to be a part of the Life.Paper.Scrapbook design team and you can meet the other designers over at the blog.