Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Creative Memories Project Centre

For all you scrapbookers out there, my fantastic CM Consultant, Roz Bowles (see her link) has forwarded to me a link to a great site which is useful for scrapbooking layouts. Its worth checking out (follow link in my list under Creative Memories Project Centre).

Natural Beauty and more ...

All of the stamp sets used in these cards were in the old catalogue and made it into the new one.

Natural Beauty is such a beautiful stamp set, definately worthy of having made it from last year's catalogue into the new one. Its a nice one for colouring. Supplies -
Stamp: Natural Beauty, Occasional Greetings (sentiment)
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana
Ink: Stazon
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Crayons, circle punches, pretty in pink tafetta ribbon

Next one...

I cased this one from somewhere, but I can't remember where. If somebody knows who did this sees, please let me know so I can credit the original creator!

Supplies -

Stamp: Looks Like Spring, French Script (background stamp, retired (although it could easily be replaced with En Francais)

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke

Ink: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Regal Rose

Accessories: Looks Like Spring punch set, stamp-a-ma-jig, brad, dimensionals, paper snips

And finally ...

This is similar to a card I saw on Splitcoastampers by 'teacher11'.

Supplies -

Stamp: Bodacious Bouquet

Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White off-cuts, So Saffron

Ink: Bashful Blue, So Safron, Ballet Blue, Taken With Teal

Accessories: Wide grosgrain Chocolate Chip ribbon, hat pin and half-back pearl from Pretties Kit, dimensionals.

Hope you liked. I have done quite a few cards this week. I will post some more in a couple of days, after the workshop on Friday.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

More Oh, So Lovely

I cased this card on Marelle Taylor's blog She is so talented. My card is a little different, but has the same basic layout. Supplies -
Stamp: Oh, So Lovely, Seeing Spots (sentiment)
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Going Gray, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Going Gray and Certainly Celery (sponging around image)
Accessories: markers (Sage Shadow, Almost Amethyst), sponge, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, crop-a-dile, jumbo eyelet, Going Gray tafetta ribbon, glue dots, dimensionals.
Thanks for looking! Please feel free to leave comments on any of my posts.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

See if you can tell the difference!

Dd4 and I decided to have a quick cardmaking session. One is mine and one his hers. See if you can tell which is which! I'll give you a hint, dd4 made hers for (who she denies is her boyfriend), Noah, who she wants to go to the beach with to collect shells and then have a sleepover (OMG!). Supplies -

Stamps: Mostly Flowers, Little Pieces, Warm Wishes (sentiment)

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranite, Whisper White, Groovy Guava

Ink: Groovy Guava, Stazon

Accessories: Corner rounder (for scallops), Purely Pomegranite double-stitched ribbon, White narrow grosgrain ribbon, white gel pen (for middle of flowers).
Note, this design was based on a card by Marelle Taylor, but different stamp set and colours used.

This is the next card:
Supplies -

Stamp: Life's a Breeze

Cardstock: Whisper White

Ink: Purely Pomegranite

Accessories: Pencils

I love the sunglasses on the person, which has been hand-drawn (if you couldn't tell!).

Monday, May 19, 2008

Love Note box

This cute little box was demonstrated at the recent convention in Brisbane and the template is now available on the demonstrator website. I made this box at my upline's house on Friday night, the lovely Yvonne Campbell (see her link). I almost straight copied the one Yvonne did, except for a couple of little things. You should check out her blog, if you haven't already. She has recently updated it and it looks beautiful. She also has a funny story on her blog, about Friday night when I was there, when her dd2 locked herself in her brother's room!

The box could be used as a gift box to put something in. It perfectly fits the pre-cut small cards and envelopes Stampin' Up! sell (called 'Love Notes' on page 132 of catalogue, which are only $13.50 for 20 cards and 20 envelopes). Supplies -
Stamp: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranite, Whisper White off-cuts
Ink: Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranite
Accessories: Blue Bayou double-stitched ribbon, Crop-a-dile, jumbo eyelet, flower (from Pretties kit), scallop punch, paper snips, crystal effects, dimensionals, mini dots, bone folder (to score the lines).
Yvonne suggested that I put a little bit of blue bayou cardstock underneath the eyelet and then put crystal effects inside the eyelet, which makes it look like 'bling'! The scallop punch was also used to punch and then move slightly and re-punch to give a slightly different effect. Great ideas Yvonne!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

A wise owl!

I did another workshop at my newly discovered scrapbook shop. They have very talented scrapbook artists working there. We started an album, this is the front cover. I will be going back for 3 more workshops to finish it. It is supposed to be an album about ourselves. We used a variety of papers and techniques, including painting, gluing, sanding, inking and cuttlebugging (is that a word?!). It was soooo relaxing putting this together. I think its going to be a very personal album for me.

CM Scrapbooking page

I love any scrapbooking (well almost). I started with Creative Memories (thanks Roz! - see link) and it has given me a great starting block. I still use CM heaps, but have incorporated it with Stampin' Up as well as other well known brands (such as Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket and Heidi Swapp, to name a few favs). I went to a CM home party at my friend Cheryl's on Friday morning and completed this page surprisingly very quickly. It is using all CM product. I love the vibrant colours and design, which was perfect for a boy's page. I thought it was about time I did another page of ds10! Ds10 has his (mouth) plates in these photos, but he still has a beautiful smile (but I'm biased!).

D6 turns d7!

Well today was my middle child's birthday. He had a great day, but during the party with his friends, my nerves were tested! We had the party at one of those kids play centres. They were quite unorganised with the food, but I don't think the kids really cared too much.

This was the card I made for ds7.
Supplies -
Stamp: All in the Family, Wild about You, Birthday Best (for background), Scribble Alphabet (retired) and the greeting was from Voila
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon, Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, Versamark (for background)
Accessories: tag punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, watercolour pencils, blender pen, Crop-a-dile (for eyelet), jumbo eyelet, Wild Wasabi double-stitched ribbon, crystal effects (for lion's mane, croc's eyes, boy's face, letters).

Petal Prints

Here are some more cards created by Kelly, with Petal Prints. I think they are gorgeous.

Kelly used Blue Bayou cardstock in the first one and Purely Pomegranite in the second, both with with River Rock. They both have 'So Swirly' wheel (in coordinating ink), with the white gel pen, as the background to both cards. She coloured using the aqua painters in the coordinating inks.
Kelly also created this card, with Chocolate Chip and Groovy Guava textured cardstock. She inked in River Rock, Groovy Guava and Wild Wasabi. Love the colour combination. She also used some River Rock double-stitched ribbon and 3 barely banana brads to finish off.

Monday, May 12, 2008


I got back into my scrapbooking again today. First, I did a page of ds6 of when he was being bathed on my kitchen table as a baby. Times have certainly changed, I would kill him if he was lying on my kitchen table today!

All products used were Stampin' Up!. I used 12x12 Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White and off-cuts of Brilliant Blue, Taken With Teal and Whisper White (for the bubbles). I used Life's a Breeze stamp set for the stamped bubbles and the boat. I also used 12x12 Brilliant Blue and Taken with Teal for the ripped card at the bottom. I stamped the bubbles in Taken with Teal ink along the White at the top and also around the White for the mounts on the photos (a bit hard to see in the photo). I stamped the boat in Night of Navy. I used Best Friends Alphabet lower, stamped in Whisper White, for the word. Finally, I used my circle punches for the bubbles and white brads on the boat.
This is a simple page, but effective I think, of dd4. I used 12x12 Whisper White and stamped it randomly with Wild Rose (with some help from dd4!), with Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose ink. I then stamped the large flower from Wild Rose and leaves (in Certainly Celery ink) on off-cut White and cut it out. I then used Pretty in Pink and Whisper White narrow grosgrain along the bottom, with 3 pink brads. Easy!!
Thanks for looking. Hope you like!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

From the Garden

This is my first attempt at using this new hostess set. I think the cardstock looks a little better in real life, than photographed here. However, the detail of the flower has come up well. I enjoyed colouring the flower and I think I will do a better job next time. Supplies -
Stamp: From the Garden
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranite, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Black Stazon, River Rock, Purely Pomegranite, Groovy Guava, Summer Sun
Accessories: Aqua pen (to apply ink to colour image), Pretties Kit (for hat pin), crystal effects (to hold beads in place), glue dots (to hold hat pin in place)

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment here, I would be interested to hear your comments, good or bad.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Mother's Day card

After a day working on an application for a graduate position for next year, I NEEDED to do something creative to unwind. I thought this would make a lovely Mother's Day card. I hope my Mum likes it!

I saw a similar design on Marelle Taylor's blog and had a go at my own version. Its hard to see in the photo, but I used the Linen background stamp at the bottom of the card to give it some more interest.
Supplies -
Stamp: Boho backgrounds, Linen (background stamp) and Occasional Greetings (for sentiment)
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Rose Red Designer Paper, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red and Old Olive markers, Basic Black, Sahara Sand (for linen background)
Accessories: Hodgepodge, white taffetta ribbon, corner rounder (for scallops), tear ruler, glue dots.

I thought afterwards, it would have also looked nice on River Rock card.

Bodacious Bouquet

This is made with one of the new sets I earnt with my Stampin' Start award. There are so many lovely things you can do with it. Supplies -
Stamp set: Bodacious Bouquet
Cardstock: Rose Red, Very Vanilla (for background and off-cuts for flowers) and paper I got out in a magazine.
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive, Basic Brown (for sponging on Vanilla)
Accessories: corner rounder (for scalloping), mat pack (for holes), vintage brads, paper snips, dimensionals