Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Butterfly and a Box for Cards

Here in Australia we are now nearly at the end of our first month of Autumn, meaning colder weather etc....NOT HERE, it's ridiculous, we are still getting 30 degree days...I'm over the hot weather....Bring on Winter. Ok with that of my chest, had a great (busy) weekend. Easter is thankfully a week away, and I'm so looking forward to the mini holiday...just have to get through the next four days.

My best friends daughter celebrated her 6th Birthday today, so in true Aussie style, BBQ, Pool fun and great company (with alot of laughs)...Oh and the food was deliciously endless. Each year I have made Alana a Little Mini Album, so this years was in the shape of a Butterfly, with photos that I took of her two weeks ago.

"Happy Birthday Gorgeous Girl" 

I have used Basic Greys "Nook and Pantry" range, Tim Holtz Distress Stickles, Prima Crystal Swirls and Flowers, as well as a range of different ribbons and laces.

Inside Pages of the Mini Album.

With teaching twice a week my stash of scraps is increasing at a rapid pace. Recently I have gotten myself into the habit of making quick simple cards with my leftovers after I finish each project.. A little idea popped into my head....I covered this wooden stationary holder with a lovely range from "Delish", placed my cards and envelops within and took them to work...It's been great, all the cards are selling, each week I add more, I'm getting  cash for what I considered scraps, and I have more room in my Scrap Room. This picture is of the box filled with cards .

Here I have taken the picture without any cards so you can see the lovely papers and the liitle money box that I made ( the handle lifts up)...cute hey...Wooden swirls from Kaiser,Chipboard Letters inked then sprayed with Glimmer mist and a little sign post which I use to place the cost for the cards...all add up to a very useful Stationary Box.

A few close-up Pictures.

I hope you have enjoyed my two Off the Page Projects, pop back in a couple of days as I will be sharing some layouts completed recently.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Summer Fun" and "My Story"

It's nice to sit down and know that you have absolutely nothing to do ( Ok well nothing to important that can't wait for another day)...I have been without technology for the last four days, so over the weekend I've been busy landscaping a section of my backyard...(I love sitting back and admiring newly planted plants) and have hung up some picture frames (after much deliberation in where to put them hahaha). This weekend is nearly over and another mammoth work week ahead but.....the Easter break is nearly here (two weeks, let the counting down begin).

The following two layouts are from My Monday night Advanced Course....the girls were in fine form in these classes...whinged the entire time LOL (You know you girls Rock)...they like to be challenged with new each layout here has 2 diffferent ways of making flowers...

My Dear S.I.L  on Holidays at Palm Cove (yes she is wearing a Bikini Top). I have used the 7 Gypsies "Venice Collection" and I have tried to use differnet textures to reflect parts of the Photo. I have used the 7G tape but with a twist, very carefully and slowly (because it's super sticky) I have pleated it into circles to form 2-3 layers for a flower, finishing it off with a large brad in the middle. The Chipboard letters were inked, stamped with script writing then finished off with Glossy accents and LOL nearly everything else is inked.
A Few Close-Up Photos

Using G.C.D Studios Papers, Tim Holtz Embellishments and a few other little touches, this is Me and a Layout of My Story so far (well a review of 2009).  Here I have made flowers out of Dress Making paper (I saw this technique on Julie Dudley's blog)...after the layers were adhered together, the edges were inked and  T.H stickles in Rust painted over parts of the flower. 
A Few Close-Up Pictures

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Bit of Basic

After a Great relaxing weekend...I'm winding down...Tomorrow well another busy week at work. The following two layouts were taught as classes at Scraploot and feature "Nook & Pantry" and "Origins" from Basic Grey.

It's almost impossible to get a good Photo with the kids now, one is either pulling faces and the other looking in saying that this is one of those rare photos. I cut up alot of strips which were inked then placed them behind the template that sits on top. The chipboard flourish was inked and then had Crackle glossy accents applied to the top.

A Few Close-Up Pictures.

My Dear friends "S" and "K" at my party...You girls rock...A Fairly simple layout with all the elements being inked and lifted with magic mount.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Graphic 45 Finalist

WOW WOW WOW.... While scrapping with friends last night, I was surfing the net while they were all chatting, I popped over to the Graphic 45 Blog and saw that they had annouced the 20 Finalists for there New Design Team. As I scrolled down there was me...OMG I was so excited that I had been picked...needless to say my friends couldn't work out what I was raving on about but after I showed them they were pleased as punch for me. I'm very humbled to be amoungst so much talent...and with one more round to go...I will have to wait and see....Being a Finalist at Graphic 45, I'm already over the moon.

So to keep with the theme...I will show a little sneak peak off some of my upcoming classes featuring "Le' Romantique" and "A Proper Gentleman" ranges from G45.

Have a Great Weekend.