Friday, August 31, 2012

Scrappin Patch - Use your stash challenge #3

 Scrappin Patch has a challenge each Wednesday morning.  This week is a colour challenge.

The first card was the idea I started out with. 

As I started pulling out papers and bits and pieces to work with I came up with something more detailed.  It made sense to make them both as I had all my stash out to work with.  It was great to use some of my supplies that I hadn't already played with.  Love the seam binding; ribbon for tying bows.
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These are the colours in the challenge.  At first I thought they would be tricky to work with.  I was pleasantly surprised by how they came together.

For You
Colours: very vanilla, so saffron, calypso coral, baja breeze, chocolate chip
Stamps: paper tray (PTI), whimsical words(SU)
Finishing touches:  ittly bitty buttons (SU), deb divine embossing folder (cuttlebug), seam binding ribbon baja breeze (SU)

Speak the truth
Colours: very vanilla, so saffron, calypso coral, baja breeze, chocolate chip
Stamps: words of wisdom and notebook paper (verve), pattern peices (SU)
Finishing touches: paper (grace taylor), stitching, seam binding ribbon baja breeze, lots of tags label and linen thread (SU), rounded rectangle die (verve), twine (the twinery), rhinestones (kaiser), buttons, spool (nostalgia),

Challenge Me Happy #28

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I found this fabulous homegrown site for challenges Challenge Me Happy and I have been wanting to take part in one of the challenges.  So I have {all be it sneaked in on the last day}.  The challenge was 'when I grow up'.  You can find the details here.  It was a double challenge really because it was scrapping about me.  Something that doesn't happen often and is sometimes harder.  I guess that was the reason behind the challenge.  Great timing as I have been thinking on these things of late.  Great to get my story down.  It has started me thinking about the other stories I have to tell.

Father's Day

Fathers Day tomorrow.  I realised I had my Dad's sorted but I needed to put together something for the Greatest Dad in our house!  Sorted.  At stamp club one of our technique cards was inlaid embossing.  I adapted and added some more to the card that we made.

Colours: brumb cake, early expresso, riding hood red
Stamps:extreme elements (SU), family greetings (elzybells)
Finishing touches:  heart to heart punch, square lattice embossing folder, tasteful trim die and metallic brads (SU), banner die (PTI), marischino bakers twine (the twinery), brown sugar embossing powder.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Big Idea Festival at Big Picture Classes

Have you signed up for the Big Idea Festival at Big Picture Classes. 
Great teaching and inspiration. 
 Looking forward to it.

Layouts at last

 A while back I started my son's baby album.  I made a start with a rip and a roar with the help of a scrapping weekend away and then didn't do much more.  It has been a little tricky as I can't take out the album pages and it is a little smaller than the standard 12 x 12.  I have the photos sorted, so I once again pulled out the album to do some more.
 This is one of my favourites  The colours and handmade embellishments came together so well.

 I have had these season stickers for longer than I can remember.  I had taken these photos just so I  could use them.
 Love how this one turned out.  The inspiration came from an Ali Edwards layout I have in my ideas folder.  It was great to use my new Mat Stack 5  Die and Stamps from Papertrey Ink for labels.

Time to put together some page packs for the photos that I have left to go in the album.  I have lots of new papers and stamps to play with.

Seeing Stars

Time for another card.  Having put together all my favourite card ideas from past catalogues and magazines it makes it easy to pick something when you feel like being creative but draw a blank for ideas.  This one is a CASE from a magazine article by Jennifer Mcquire.  I love trying to recreate an idea using the stash you have.

Colours:  bashful blue, tangerine tango, certainly celery
Stamps: classic stars wheel (SU)
Finishing touches: white embossing powder, star punch, felt, rick rack border die (PTI), rhinestones


At Stamp club we have been trying out new techniques and putting together a sample ring for reference.  Last month we looked at all the different mediums for colouring.  My sister was staying during the week and although she missed stamp club I put together some things so we could have a play with colouring.  I pulled out my Everyday Enchantment goodies from Salebration and put it together with the oval all stamps and scallop punch I had recently purchased.  Once we had coloured it,  the image was looking a little flat so rather than cut out the whole thing and add dimensionals I went for the paper pieced look.

Colours: baja breeze, calypso coral, very vanilla
Stamps: natural beauty and oval all (SU)
Finishing touches:  everyday enchantment organza ribbon, brad and DSP and scallop oval punch (SU), distressing tool, dimensionals.

New Stampin Up Catalogue

The new catalogues have arrived ready for next month.  So I took the chance to have my first look through.  Am all inspired for new projects.  First things first though I am overdue for blogging what I have been doing.  An absence in posts doesn't always mean I haven't been crafting.

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