Well I am showing you today a picture of a card I made for my Friends Baby Shower. You see I can show you now as I have given it to Kylie and I know she visits from time to time so didn't want to spoil the surprise.I have used Marina Mist as the main card, with the layers in Bashful Blue. I used the scallop trim border, which I just love ATM. I crimped the top right hand side and folded over with a gold eyelet. I had some blue umbrella eyelets in my stash, which was just perfect for this card. I used the sizzix Teddy Die for the teddy bear. Blue rhinestones for his eyes.
Well Ladies thought I would show you where I do all my work. As you can see I have everything at hand and a big desk to make lots of mess. This is where my classes are also held, except I do clean up. hehe
I have all my bits and bots in filing cabinets, all my stamp sets are together on my wall unit. The A4 cardstock are in the drawers in their colour groups for easy reach. My punches are on the board I made from wood and towel rails. All the 12" x 12" papers on are the wire rack and of course my computer is right there as well.
Thanks for stopping by
Well Christmas has come and gone and we all had a lovely day. It was abit sad this year due to the fact that my Mum and Dad couldn't attend any celebrations due to Mum being very sick. First year ever and it was very sad, it just wasn't the same without them. Anyway our day didn't start too early around 7am. Kids all got their gifts and then we headed off to Perth for Breakfast with my Brother and his family. Once we had eaten and sat around for a while talking we played Chris Cringle, where everyone had to buy a gift and then as names where called we chose a gift, object of the game is to be called last because you get to see all gifts but one, so you can pinch one off someone else if you wished. A fun and very exciting game. We then headed home in the very hot weather and unfortunately the traffic was very slow, everyone seemed to be heading home from Perth. Then we all sat around and made up some of the pressies the kids got, (eg Lego etc) had abit of a swim and then had a light tea. Mother in law and my Sister also stayed with us. But hey all in all a rather relaxing day. Thought I would just pop in with a post to today to show you some of my cards that my lovely ladies made for me.
This one is from the Lovely Ann. Thank you very much..
This card is from my downline, Simone, hope you had a great day.
This is from the very talented Barbara.
This is one from the lovely Elizabeth.
Thanks Ladies for the wonderful cards.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you all
had a Wonderful Christmas
Here is another layout this time a Christmas one, Yes that's right its not even Christmas and I have done a layout..hehe this one is from last year..... I have used Holiday Treasures DSP, Old Olive 12" x 12" cardstock and real red. The ornament punch and top note die for the bigshot. I have also done some faux braiding with my real red ribbon along the left hand side.
I no I no its nearly Christmas in fact only 2 more sleeps. yippee And I am doing Halloween Layouts, well you know what its like, never enough time to do the things you need to do. Like I said over the break I will be catching up on my Layouts so here are another 2 that I have completed.....Hooray only another 200 to do......
This one is of my kids on Halloween. Do they look just too scary....
I have used Basic Grey 12" 12" cardstock and real red for my embossing with the Spiderweb and Skulls folders. I used my punches to make my little pumpkin and the smart guy alphabet dies for the Trick or Treat and the spider die for my 2 lovely (not) red back spiders.
Most of the same materials here for this one of my eldest son, Travis.
Thanks for stopping by Until next time Happy Stamping Karen
Well as I mentioned before I am using the Just Add Ink Challenges to catch up on all my holiday snaps that need to be done. Especially now since the Christmas Festive season is here and things are a little quiet with classes etc, it gives me some time to do the things I need to do. So with the sketch above I began first with the photos I wanted to use and this is the Layout I came up with.
I have used Black 12" x 12" cardstock with Very Vanilla and then I also used the DSP Newsprint. I added 6 black eyelets along the right side and threaded some Linen Thread through. The flowers are made with the Scallop Circle punch and I have used some of that great packing paper we get with our orders. When I actually took this photo I did have a Layout in mind, because the statue was just a little too big to get into one photo so I took three and just joined them together. Amazing isn't it I am on holiday with my family and I still think about scrapping/craft, hehehe..
Anyway thought I would get this page done although the challenge goes for 2 weeks this time instead of 1, but knew I might not have time after Christmas. So thanks for stopping by and all comments are greatly received and read.
Well you guessed it another time for a Challenge. The Just Add Ink design team just keep on giving out these great challenges for all of us. I was unsure about these colours for a while.
I had made up my mind to do another Scrapbook Layout but with these colours? Not quite sure how?
With that in mind I decided I needed some photos, so off I went in search of the perfect photos for these colours.
If your like me and have loads and loads of photos and not much time to get them onto layouts, then finding some photos to go with things shouldn't be that hard.....
Because I thought these colours where quite vibrant, colorful and fun, I needed some photos to fit the theme.
This is what I came up with.
These are some pictures I had taken from our Holiday a wee while ago, and I thought the colour suited these images pretty good. I mean its fun, colourful and suited the scenes. I was pretty chuffed with my picture along the top of the kids. They were actually lying on the footpath when I took it but with a pair of scissors in my hand, I like the way it looks at the top of the page.
I have used my scallop circle punch to make my umbrellas and I have also added some sand along the bottom of the page. Although very hard to see I have used my scor-pal to scor a design onto the tempting turquoise cardstock.
12" x 12" Riding Hood Red Cardstock
Tempting Turquoise A4 cardstock
Daffodil Delight cardstock
Scallop Circle Punch
Lolly Pop sticks
Smart Guy Alpha dies (bigshot)
White gel Pen (for my seagulls)
The sun just hand made
With my classes coming to an end for the Holiday season. I have decided that it is time to get all the things I have put on hold, done over the break, so don't forget to pop in from time to time because I will be posting my projects as I do them. I hopefully will get lots of Layouts done as I have so many photos, I need to get them organised. So if you need some inspiration for those happy snaps pop in and don't forget I will be having Scrapbook classes next year as well.
Well last week over at Just Add Ink they set a challenge to Just Add Critters. I ended up making a Christmas Layout. I also then decided to make another one, to go with that one and this one is for Trimming the tree. Some of the inspiration come from the Idea Book & Catalogue on page 25, so Ladies don't forget to use your Books as you can lots and lots of ideas from it.
Riding Hood Red 12" 12" cardstock
Pattern Designer Series Paper Stack in Pear Pizzazz
Large Square Punch
Silver twine (non SU)
Top Note Die for bigshot
Stamp Set: Contempo Christmas
Smart Guy Alpha Dies
So now I am just waiting to get those pictures developed to put on this page.
Well everyone you know that I enter the Just Add Ink Challenges most weeks. Well last week they had a challenge set down to Just Add Critters. So I set out to make a Christmas Layout and using the Happy Christmas Mate came up with my Six White Boomers Layout. Drum roll please .............................................................................................................. I was chosen in the Top 5, yippppeeeee, I am so excited.... If you scroll down the page you can see my entry. Thanks so to the Design Team over at Just Add Ink, they are amazing. Setting these challenges and giving us samples each week,. they do a marvelous job .............................................................................................................. Oh did I mention I was chosen in the Top 5. hehehe
Well another Friday and with it another challenge from the great design team ladies over at Just Add Ink.
They have set down a challenge this week to just add CRITTERS. Unfortunately I am still in Christmas mode, well its not to far away is it now?. So with that in mind I decided to challenge myself even more because they have asked for more Scrapbook Layouts, so I sat down and came up with a Christmas Layout.
My colour choice is of course christmassy, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red and White with abit of Chocolate Chip for my Tree. I also used the Happy Christmas Mate Stamp Set. As we live in Perth and with that we always seem to have a sunny Christmas Day I went with the Aussie Theme.
Kangaroos and Koalas are the go for my Critters today.
I do love the song 6 White Boomers, Snow White boomers oh well I wont write the whole song, but I based my Layout on this them.
If you have never heard this song, click the link to here Rolf Harris singing,