Celebrate Good Times

I had a blast creating and teaching my February class layout for Scrapaholics and today I get to share them with you.  Lots of clean layers and textures in this fun multi photo layout.  I’m aiming to have more photos in my layout classes this year, listening to what you lovelies have requested.  This layout is very much about the circles, and is repeated in many different ways throughout.  Here it is:

“Celebrate Good Times”

Thank you so much to all the lovely ladies that attended my February class and bought the kit.  I had such a blast and I can’t wait until Scrapaholics release my March class with you all.  A little hint: the background is definitely not white.

Another big news…I’ll be teaching two classes for Scrapaholics at SENZ – New Zealand’s largest Scrapbooking and Craft Expo which will be held at the Ellerslie Event Centre, Auckland on June 30-July 2.  Classes will be released early May so keep an eye out for SENZ class bookings here.  Wooohooo!

Thanks for popping in.

Cheers,

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Celebrate One

Good day! I’ve been very busy with family and work commitments lately which meant I wasn’t able to create for More Than Words’ December Challenge.  So for this month I made sure I had time to create for the awesome January challenge which is “Celebrate & Bling”:

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Can I just say that I looooove this challenge.  Bling runs in my scrapbooking veins :).  Here’s my layout:

“Celebrate One”

Celebrate One Today

This is my youngest daughter’s 1st birthday photos which I adore so much.  She’s a few years older now but that doesn’t stop me from scrapping and reminiscing on older photos, celebrations, and treasured memories.

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I’ve used some Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils for texture, dimension, and title for my page.

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Nested Stars (CB5021), Assorted Words (CB6116), Butterflies (CB1045), Scrap Words (CB1237)

Scrapmatts Stencils: Leaf Spray (ST5004), Strings (ST1021)

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I really wanted the photos to stand out which is why I opted for a full on black background with shimmery pearl and white touches.  To achieve this I used my trusty Tattered Angels paints.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Pearl, Graphite, It’s Black

Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mists: Chalk, Admiral, Monolith

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I embossed the stars chipboards with some glittery black embossing powder and then layered these under the photo.  The photos are framed with black glittered paper.

I misted the Admiral Chalkboard Mist and the Graphite and It’s Black Glimmer Mist onto my flowers to blend with the black background.

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For the butterflies, I simply misted the Monolith Chalkboard mist for a subtle addition of color.  For the title chipboard, I simply painted it white and then added a coat of Chalk Chalkboard mist for added glimmer.

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The shimmery background is made up of the Pearl Glimmer Mist, Admiral and Chalk Chalkboard Mists.  It’s all finished off with the addition of a variety of bling around the layout.

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So there’s my blinged up, glittery and shimmery celebration layout.  Thanks to More Than Words for the awesome challenge and thanks for popping in.

For Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils, click here.  And for Tattered Angels paints, check them all out here.

Cheers,

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Home For Christmas Card

Getting into more Christmas spirit, I’ve decided to join in Kaisercraft’s gorgeous December Christmas Moodboard Card Challenge:

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Isn’t it gorgeous? I couldn’t resist playing along.  Here’s my Christmas card:

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I’ve used the beautiful Home For Christmas collection by Kaisercraft.

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I’ve die cut a couple of doilies from Kaisercraft’s Doily Dies with a sheet from The Home For Christmas paper pad and cork sheet (by Kaisercraft as well).

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For some glittery touches, I’ve added some Crystalina Kindy Glitz on the doily and Red Kindy Glitz at the edges of the punched heart.  The Kaisercraft white mini paper bloom is sitting nicely amongst the cluster of Christmas flowers.

That’s it for today’s Christmas card post.  Thanks for popping in and I hope you’re having a lovely December.

Cheers,

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Boys Will Be Boys

This week were my last classes for the year with Scrapaholics and what a great year it has been.  I’ve met so many lovely ladies and Jodi has been so great and helpful.  Thanks so much for taking me on Jodi and I so look forward to a great new year of classes, so bring it on 2017!

Today I get to share with you my latest class layout which is a bit different from my usual.  And when I say different I mean no flowers, and it’s masculine.

“Boys Will Be Boys”

Boys Will Be Boys

I’ve used the stunning Mr. Tom’s Treasures from Pion Design, amongst Tim Holtz and Tattered Angels products and mediums.  I love putting my own fun twist on this gorgeous vintage and masculine collection.  And the best part about this page is how there are many layers on it without the bulk.

So thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who attended my classes.  I love having you all and sharing my ideas with you.  I’ve already got so many new ideas brewing in my head for next year’s classes.  So excited already!

Cheers,

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Rosibelle Two Ways – A Play On Copper

Hello and happy weekend! I had an awesome time teaching at Scrapaholics for my last class and today I get to share it with you.  It’s two clean layouts with a play on copper from the gorgeous Rosibelle collection by Prima.  All the ladies’ layouts turned out beautifully and we all used different size and amount of photos on each page.

“Wrapped With Love”

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This first layout has heaps of copper on it, on the background and accents around the page.  Some of the ladies used a bigger photo and some used more than one photo which turned out brilliant.

Next up is a multi-photo layout.

“Me & You”

Me & You

In this page are little hints of copper to accent the papers and colored photos.  The ladies had fun having  a play and experimenting on which photos to use and add to their layouts.  One of them even created a fun masculine page with four photos from this layout, and the result is amazing.

Now it’s time for me to add the finishing touches to my layout for next month’s class.  Hint: it’ll be very different from my previous classes, and it’s masculine (oooohh!!!).  It’ll go live on the Scrapaholics website next week here.

I’d like to give a huge thank you to all the lovely ladies who attended my classes, I really enjoy having each and every one of you there.  You lot constantly give me the inspiration to create and teach everytime.  So much fun, creating, and catching up to do, eh?  See you at next month’s class. 🙂

Cheers,

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Celebrate & Wish – Birthday Card

Hi there, how’s it going? It’s time for another Scrapmatts post and today I’m sharing a bright birthday card for a fun and energetic little birthday girl.

“Celebrate & Wish”

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Scrapmatts Chipboards: Nested Stars (CB5021), String Circles (CB5138), Black Silhouettes (CB1195), Assorted Words (CB6116), Sticks (CB5153), Burnt Cream Scrap Words (CB1238)

Scrapmatts Stencil: Circles (ST5006)

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I’ve used a Fundamentals Buttercup Cardstock for my card base and applied some black texture paste through the Circles stencil.  I then embossed the star chipboard and layered this on top of the Bo Bunny Calendar Girl Paper with the cute emoji prints on top, this is then layered on top of the card.

Celebrate Birthday Card

For the top chipboard layers, I’ve painted the sticks white, the stars strings with Tattered Angels Yellow Glimmer Glam, and the wish word with Dylusions paint with traced edges topped with glossy accents.  I also added some glitter on top of the black balloon, because glitter dipped balloons are delightful :).  It’s all finished off with some flowers and it’s ready for the bubbly and cheery birthday girl.

Thanks for popping in and don’t forget to check out more Scrapmatts goodies here.

Cheers,

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Always Smiling – A Watercoloring Fun Layout

Hi there! I’m back on my element which means it’s time for a new layout post.  It’s all about playing with watercolors & Scrapmatts stencils, springing out of a super fun photo.

“Always Smiling”

Always Smiling

Scrapmatts Stencils: Leaf Sprays (ST5004); Circles (ST5006); Strings (ST1021); Paint Drips (1009)

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Burnt Cream Scrapwords (CB1238); Butterflies (CB1045)

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As you’ve noticed by now, I just love scrapping my daughter’s cheeky photos together…they make creating much more inspirational & fun! The title is from the versatile Burnt Cream Scrap Words set, & the Butterflies chipboards are painted white to suit the page.

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I’ve used the beautiful Scrapmatts Leaf Sprays stencil as a resist pattern which really stands out from the vibrant colors.  Of course, I had to add more stenciling on this page.  Did you spot the Circles, Strings, & Paint Drips?

Thanks for looking, & I’ll be back soon for another Scrapmatts creation (it’s gonna be a goodie!).  For more Scrapmatts chipboards & stencils, visit their online shop here.

Cheers,

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