I love this layout! I don't know where the original design inspiration came from, but this is a remake of one I did up a number of years ago. Still gorgeous! (That quality of "timelessness" is a bit significant in keepsakes like this)
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Fabulous Phrases
Colours: Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey
Other: Twitterpated DSP, Bird Punch, Vintage Trinkets, Organdy Ribbon, Heart to Heart Punch, Seam binding Ribbon, White Staz-On
Monday July 30th Scrapbooking North Shore! 7:30pm $15
Thursday August 2nd Scrapbooking in Howick! 7:30 $15
Monday August 6th Stamp Class North Shore! 7:30pm $15
This was a lot of fun to make! Presented to us by the super-talented Delys Cram at team training last month, I finally completed mine to satisfaction this afternoon. Isn't she an amazing artist?!
It was a real pleasure to be able to do up a page with all the bits there and the idea done - it is fun to design and personalize, but it's also quite nice to have a great piece of artwork handed over on a silver platter, so to speak.
There are just under a million layers and bits to this one; it must have taken her about a year to work out how to most efficiently use the cardstock as were were only given like 3 pieces.
All the little details are great.
I had to change up the design a wee bit to fit my own photos, which is usually the way it goes and part of the beauty of scrapbooking anyway. I love it when my students/customers put their own touches on.
Love this banner here; it did take me quite a while to get it placed so it didn't eat up Madeleine's face. Yes, this one was a bit of a puzzle to get all the pieces to "fit" with my photos.
Next Howick class is this coming Thursday, August 2nd 7:30pm. Next Birkenhead Class is this coming Monday, July 30th at 7:30 pm.
Thanks for looking and please get those last minute Mini Catalogue Orders in before it's too late! xx
Stamps: Loving Thoughts
Colours: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette
Other: Twitterpated Butttons and DSP, Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Mini Brads, Scallop Edge Border Punch
What's On Next:
Saturday July 28th 9:30-1130am Team Training! Business discussion and a sneak peek project~! Come along if you are interested in finding out more about the STampin Up! Business opportunity! Free
Monday July 30th 7:30pm birknehead Scrapbooking Night! $15 We will be doing the birthday layout featured a few weeks ago - options to modify available
Tuesday July 31 END of the Autumn Winter Mini!!
Wednesday August 1st Retired List Announced!
This book ends next Monday already!
Be sure and order any "must haves!" on our list from this book before next Monday!!
021 128 9923
Email me for a pdf copy or view online at the link to the left!
I've been playing with my new Diagonal Plate with the Simply Scoring Tool, and it's fantastic! EAsy to use and makes those tricky templates oh so much easier!
This six fold project is one I found on Splitcoast Stampers and is quite quick and easy with the Simply Scored Tool and the Diagonal Plate Attachment.
The scoring literally takes about 30 seconds and then it's just following the template as to which parts to cut off and which bits to keep. The template has been kindly provided by Monique, a designer at SCS, and can be found here.
We used the Apothecary Art stamp set on the front, another winner from the Autumn Winter Mini - and such a lovely one. A quick bit of colour on the flowers is lovely. We used Loving Thoughts, also from the Mini, for the words. And of course the DSP is the elegant Beau Chateau series. I will be sad to see these papers go next month!
Thanks for looking and have a great day! Join us for a class or host your own!
Stamps: Apothecary Art, Loving Thoughts
Colours: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette
Other: Framelits Dies, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, Boho Blossom Punch, Marina Mist Ribbon, Beau Cheateau Designer Series Paper, Simply Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate
Wednesday July 25th Papakura Stamp Class 7:30pm $15
Saturday July 28th Team Training Come along if you are interested in learning more about the SU opportunity! 9:30am-11:30 Free
Monday July 30th North Shore Scrapbooking Class in Birkenhead 7:30 pm $15
Isn't this lovely? This idea was displayed at team training by Vanessa Baker, and we just had to give it a try! Using the French Foliage and Inspired by Nature sets, layers of ink make a beautiful combination.
We've used the E block (yes the acrylic stamp mount block) covered in distress ink over watercolour paper to create the yummy distressed background here. It took a few tries, but what a fabulous result!
Book in for a class to make this lovely card! I will be teaching this in West Auckland this coming Sunday or in Takanini this Wednesday!
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, French Foliage
Colours: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Other: Distressing Essentials Kit, E Block, Hemp Twine, White Embossing Powder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Sunday July 22nd West Harbour Stamp Class 2pm make two projects! $15
Monday July 23rd Techniques Class Birkenhead Diagonal Plate! 7:30 pm 2 projects $15
Wednesday July 25th Papakura Stamp Class 2 projects! $15
This is a remake of a layout I did years and years ago - one that I showed at the Canberra Convention last month, too. I've used the Sweet Shoppe DSP and the Sweet Shoppe brads here for embellishment.
Aren't these brads absolutely precious? You don't need much else to dress them up - super on their own.
My little tag on the side was made by extending the large tag punch a wee bit and using those delicious textured papers from the Sweet Shoppe pack! A simple sparkly heart made out of scraps nicely finished this and ties in the colours.
The girls and I played around with this and decided to heat emboss the letters with the Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Just enough bling to stand out, but not too overwhelming. Plus, it darkened the cardstock just a tad, which gives a nice difference between the title and the rest of the page.
My intention was to use the coordinating Mouthwatering set with this page, but it just didn't need it in the end. There you are - a very nice layout using a smidge of DSP, four brads, some chipboard, and some scrap card!
Join us for a scrapbooking class! Next one in birkenhead TONIGHT 7:30pm. Howick is August 2nd, and Nelson is August 21st.
Colours: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade
Other: Simple Serif Dies, Sweet Shoppe DSP and brads, Lucky Limeade Ribbon, Heart to Heart Punch, Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder, Large Tag Punch, Mat Pack
Monday July 16th Scrapbooking in Birkenhead! 7:30 pm birthday layout - both gender options $15
Tuesday July 17th Nelson stamp classes! 1:30pm or 7pm - two projects at each. $15
Sunday July 22nd West Auckland stamp class 2pm - make two lovely proejcts! $15
This is a beautiful swap made by Barbara Bicknell. Isn't it lovely?! She's made up a thin box using Daffodil Delight, the Framelits Dies, and the Apothecary Art stamp set. Love the splash of Riding Hood Red as well.
She's double layered the butterfly with vellum and everyone's favorite embossing folder, square lattice.
Thanks, Barbara, for a beautiful gift!
Rob and I decided to take a weekend away during the school holidays, and trekked up to Dargaville. While there, we helped Tracey Scott put on her first Stampin' Up! class as a new-ish demonstrator to the team. Ria Kaire from Whangarei joined us as well to support. It was a lovely afternoon.
It's taken me days to put this together! It's strongly inspired by a layout in our gorgeous Idea Book & Catalogue, but I didn't have all the same gear and wanted different colours . . . I had fun playing around and threw away a LOT of cardstock and ribbon in the process!! Sofie and I are happy with the final result.
These photos are from 2006 when Sofie turned four and had a frog birthday party. The crown is one that sits in our china hutch and we only get to wear it on our birthdays .. . I just love all these fun expressions I grabbed of her while her daddy was reading stories to the group.
The top corner has just a bit of printed paper, scraps of ribbon, and a single button for embellishments. That scallop circle stamp is from the Circle Circus set, another one that I haven't used hardly enough. It's fun and gorgous.
And my scrapbooking ladies will learn some colouring techniques with these cute little animals in the Under the Big Top stamp set. This is a good way to tie all the colours in this layout together. Simple Circle Punch and layer with the good old Scallop Circle - easy!
Thursday July 5th Scrapbooking Class Howick 7:30 $15
Saturday July 7th Stamp Class in Dargaville 1pm $15
Monday July 9th Stamp Class in Birkenhead 7:30 $15
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Another project inspired by our amazing convention in Canberra this year!! This card is strongly inspired by the lovely Vanessa Webb, a demonstrator in Australia who is beautiful inside and out.
I had very very poor photos of this, so I just did this up how it appeared to me, so likely a bit different than the original.
Custard in the background is an extra treat for you today. ha ha!
Shimmer paint is used on this one three different ways, so I loved teaching this for that reason. The background is stamped using shimmer paint directly on the stamp. I also used it to sponge around the edges of the Soft Suede Framelits, using the die itself as a template.
We also used paint to colour over the flowers on the bodice, on top of watercolouring it with Watercolour Wonder Crayons.
I used the Riding Hood Red Ribbon, but the rest of the card is so neutral, you could use any of the other three colours in the pleated ribbon instead. I liked how the Baker's Twine is layered over the pleated ribbon, adding interest, texture, and a different look to the ribbon altogether.
if you don't have those Framelits dies yet, add them to your wish list! I absolutely love them and am using them heaps and heaps and heaps. . .
Stamps: Rues Des Fleurs 51.95
Colours: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke
Other: Champagne Shimmer Paint, Framelits Dies, Bakers Twine, Watercolour Wonder Crayons in Regals, Black Staz On
This Thursday, July 5th, Scrapbooking in Howick! 7:30 pm Birthday Theme $15
Saturday, July 7th, Stamping Class in Dargaville 1pm $15
Monday, July 9th, Stamping Class in Birkenhead 7:30 pm $15 Make two kids cards!