Thursday, August 28, 2014

Creative Team Article on Buttons for Scrapbooking Memories - Vol 16 No. 12

Hi everyone....hope you're all having a great week!
Today I'm going to share a couple of projects that were part of my CT article for Scrapbooking Memories that was in issue Vol. 16 No. 12.  The article was on the good ol' humble button....and the many ways of using & altering them.  It covered things like : covering with washi tape, stamping on them, painting with paint & crackle paint, heat embossing & also using patterned paper
under a clear button.
"Reaching 50"
My first project was a layout....that features quite a few buttons. They are included in my clusters, form a bit of a feature strip along the bottom of the photo, joined together with twine..... & they're also scattered across the page.
Here you can see one that I've heat embossed (the lemon/black one).

And in this cluster there is one that's covered in washi :)


& 3 buttons tied together with some twine

And below is a pic from the magazine that also featured some close ups of the buttons that I altered
Bottom L to R - 3 washi covered buttons,  3 painted in crackle paint, 3 heat embossed buttons & 3 clear buttons with patterned paper adhered underneath. 
The top 3 buttons are stamped with Stazon ink.

 My next project was a canvas....
"Family Tree"

Using a variety of different coloured, & sized, green buttons....which form the leaves of the tree.
I first prepared the background of the canvas with gesso & texture paste that I randomly spread so that the canvas wasn't so "flat" looking....and without adding too much texture that would distract from what I wanted to feature - the buttons that formed the tree.
The chipboard piece is 2Crafty - Floral Branch....and I cut off the all the little flowers so that I then had the trunk & branches to form my tree.
Floral Branch
This is the 2Crafty Floral Branch piece before I cut it up & altered it

To get the texture in the trunk & branches, I added a HEAP of modelling paste & then dragged the prongs of a fork through it to give the look & texture of bark on a tree - I've used this technique before & love how it's turned out both times...I think it looks very real & life like :) 
I then painted it brown with mist sprays

The little verse on the canvas reads:  "May the roots of your family tree grow deep and strong"
My little canvas now hangs proudly in my scrap room <3
I hope you've enjoyed the basics of my article....if you'd like to read more, I'm sure a back copy of Vol. 16 No. 12 would be availabe if you searched online.
Thanks so much for dropping by!  xx

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Echo Park "Capture Life" for All About Scrapbooks

Hi everyone & thanks for popping in today :)
Just a quick post tonight to share another layout created with Echo Park's "Capture Life" collection for All About Scrapbooks.  And I know I am repeating myself here, but this seriously is a super versatile collection :)
This is my 4th layout....and this one is using teal & yellow tones for a bit of a beachy layout.

"Tossed Salad - on the run"

I've used the gorgeous Damask paper for my background....I love the colour of this
& the fabulous damask pattern. 
Here's a few close ups.....

Love that little typewriter!!


Pics are of silly me eating salad with my hands, out of a plastic bag! LOL  We had just finished the first leg a long hike & had packed some food - the salad was one of the things & there were no plates/bowls, knives or
For more details on techniques & products used,
pop on over to the All About Scrapbooks blog HERE :)
Until next time  xx

Monday, August 18, 2014

Echo Park "Capture Life" for All About Scrapbooks

Hi everyone & welcome!
Just quickly popping in tonight to share a layout created for
If you've seen my other 2 layouts previously with this collection, you will have seen what I'm talking about when I say it is super versatile.  All 3 layouts have been very different so far!
"Hello Hello?"

I just love the pops of colour against the grey background with the white text!

Some fabulous alpha stickers & 2Crafty word circle :)

And what's a layout without a cluster?!?  lol

Here's a better close up of the 2Crafty word circle....these are really great little chipboard pieces to have in your stash!  They come in a variety of words & can be used on ANYYY style of layout.


A little bit of journaling on one of the pieces cut from the Memories paper - which has so many fab bits to cut out & add on your page.
There are a heap more details on products & techniques used over on the AAS blog HERE
Thank you SO much for dropping by to visit :) xx

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kaisercraft DT - Mix & Match

Hello everyone :)
Today I have a few projects to share, created as part of my Design Team work for Kaisercraft.
Using the VERY versatile "Mix & Match" collection.  This collection is a mix of Kraft, Red, Black & White...and also comes with some matching embellishments.

"Pre 20's drinks"

I decided to go with the Kraft coloured paper for my background & it also has that fabo chicken wire print in white.  It is the reverse side of the "Lace" paper (I have recently noticed that I seem to use the B/reverse sides of papers A LOT!)

I hand cut the chevrons from the "Crosses" paper (again, the B
The chevron's on this paper are red and kraft in colour....I needed them to be white, so I painted them in gesso - problem solved :D  They are mounted up on foam tape to give them
height & definition on the page

I've used pieces from the Collectables pack, Doily & Alpha sticker sheets, some paper blooms....along with some 2Crafty chipboard feathers for my cluster.
And you can see bits of my journaling along the bottom of the last chevron.
I had wanted to do the journaling in white, but, of course, my white journal pen
did not want to cooperate!
The arrows are also from the Alpha Sticker Sheet, as is the kraft alpha stickers.
Kaisercraft Products: Mix & Match – Lace P1600, Crosses P1599, Butterflies P1591, Doilies Sticker Sheet SS253, Alpha Sticker Sheet SS252, Coconut Paper Blooms F627, Fire Red Paper Blooms F664, Honey Paper Blooms F628, Script Texture Stamp CS752, Black Ink Pad IP719, Red Ink Pad IP734, Vintage Ink Pad IP723, Licorice Cardstock CD102, Foam Tape T303, Double Sided Tape T314
Other: 2Crafty Chipboard feathers, Fabric Button, Mists
Next up is another layout
"New found friend"
Again, I've gone for a kraft coloured background & I've added some template work with modelling paste, and some chevron stamping on top of that.  The template is a new release one called "Quarters" - it has 4 different patterns, each taking up a 1/4 of the template :)

I fussy cut one of the butterflies from the "Butterflies" paper (yay, this one isn't the B side!! lol) and added some paper blooms, heart sticker & fabric button to form my cluster.

I've added a few pieces of cream lace in between my paper well as a new printed tape "Black Arrows" which will be released next month!


I've added my trademark strip journaling to tell the story about these 2 meeting
& becoming friends <3
Kaisercraft Products: Postage Stamps P1597, Lattice P1596, Damask P1602, Butterflies P1591, Doilies Sticker Sheet SS253, Alpha Sticker Sheet SS252, Kaiser Cardstock Red CD608, Honey Paper Blooms F628, Coconut Paper Blooms F627, Quarters Template T613, Chevron Texture Stamp CS149, Cream Lace EM927, Black Arrows Printed Tape PT212, White Alpha Stickers AS252,
Black Ink Pad IP719
Other: Fabric Button, Modelling Paste
Next is an altered picture frame

The frame was bought from one of the cheap shops, and I made sure that the front surface of it was flat....knowing that I'd be adhering paper to it.  I've used the reverse side of the "Confetti" paper, with those fabulous arrows, to cover the front of the frame. I've also splashed some red & white mists randomly over the paper.

I added a pretty cluster to the top left side of the frame....with another butterfly fussy cut from the Butterflies paper, some paper blooms & mini paper blooms, a doily sticker & some diecut leaves using KC red cardstock....and a few buttons.

Across the bottom of the frame I've added one of the cut-off strips with some hearts from the Doily Sticker sheet mounted on foam tape.
Kaisercraft Products: Confetti P1598, Butterflies P1591, Doily Sticker Sheet SS253, Red Cardstock CD608, Fire Red Paper Blooms F664, Honey Paper Blooms F628, Coconut Paper Blooms F627, Honey Mini Paper Blooms F645, Fire Red Mini Paper Blooms F669, Latte Pearl Strips PL505, Black Ink Pad IP719, Foam Tape T303
Other: Fabric Button, Black Button, Leaf Die, Mists
The Mix & Match collection is available at All About Scrapbooks HERE.
And if you'd like to see what the other talented DT members have done with this gorgeous collection, you can see the post on the Kaisercraft blog HERE
Thank you for taking the time to visit today :) xx

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kaisercraft DT - Outdoor Trail

Hello again lovelies...and a huge welcome :)
As I mentioned in my previous post, I am up on the Kaisercraft blog this week, so you can expect a few posts from me featuring all 3 collections released this month.
Today I'm sharing my creations using the fabulous
"Outdoor Trail" collection....which is the perfect collection for all those camping, hiking, outdoors, fishing, hunting photos to be scrapped :)
First up is a layout...
"Take a Hike"

I've used the dark wood panelled paper "Bush" for the background and I've lightened it slightly by adding some dabbed on gesso & some template work using one of the new KC templates - Quarters, which has 4 different patterns on the one stencil!!  There's also some stamping over the top of the textured background work - but it's probably a bit hard to see it here....
Here's a bit of a close up of the stencil/background work and the stamping
is a bit more visible here too.

I've layered pieces of PP, Collectables & also paper from the Paper Pad in under my photo.

As well as at the top of the page.
Kaisercraft Products: Outdoor Trail – Bush P1583, Orienteer P1586, Camp Fire P1589, Swag P1590, Paper Pad PP946, Sticker Sheet SS251, Collectables DT803, Seabreeze Alpha Sticker Sheet AS251, Quarters Template T613, Arty Texture Stamp CS879, Grid Texture Stamp CS755, Bark Ink Pad IP724, Vintage Ink Pad IP723, Island Ink Pad IP726, Double Sided Tape T314, Foam Tape T303.
Other: Gesso, Modelling Paste, Twine
 And now for another layout....
"Along the Selfie Trail"
This time I've used a lighter paper for the background (Frontier) and have added some stamping using KC Chevron well as some of the word stamps in the Outdoor Trail stamp pack.
Again, lots of Collectables & around my cluster, plus in amongst my paper layers & at the top & bottom of the page.

A cluster of blooms & Collectables.
Have you ever noticed that there is ALWAYS the pefect coloured Kaisercraft paper bloom to match the colours in any of their collections???  I love that <3


A few more Collectables pieces layered at the bottom of the page, also with stickers
from the Sticker sheet.

Love those arrows from the Collectables pack!!

Kaisercraft products: Outdoor Trail Frontier P1584, Woodland P1582, Orienteer P1586, Camp Fire P1589, Swag P1590, Collectables CT803, Sticker Sheet SS251, Paper Pad PP946, Terracotta Paper Blooms F635, Honey Paper Blooms F628, Sage Paper Blooms F632, Outdoor Trail Clear Stamps CS184, Chevron Texture Stamp CS149, Bark Ink IP724, Green Alpha Stickers AS257, Double Sided Tape T314, Foam Tape T303
And lastly....a card
"Happy Birthday"
My brother is a mad you can guess who this will be going to!
There are lots of images in both the papers & Collectables pack that are perfect
for fishing themed projects! 
I've added some KC alpha stickers & rhinestones to the card.

Kaisercraft Products: Outdoor Trail – Orienteer P1586, Woodland P1582, Camp Fire P1589, Paper Pad PP946, Collectables CT803, Sticker Sheet SS251, Bronze Rhinestones SB776, Natural Alpha Stickers AS254, Bark Ink Pad IP724, Vintage Ink Pad IP723, Kraft Card & Envelope CD512
If you would like to pop over to the Kaisercraft blog to see what the other talented DT ladies have created, you can do that by clicking HERE
And if you are really loving this collection, it is available at
All About Scrapbooks online store HERE  :)
Thank you so much for dropping by today & for any comments you leave - they are super duper appreciated & really make my day :)  xx

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Kaisercraft DT- Mistletoe

Hi everyone...this week I am up on the Kaisercraft blog, and the first post went live on
Monday using the new Christmas range - Mistletoe
I REALLY love this is bright, and fun, and such a pleasure to work with!!
First up is a layout....
"The Merry Little Christmas Crack-Up"

I've used a variety of papers to create tall Christmas trees in behind my photos and have used the reverse side of the Wreath paper for my background - love those chevrons!

 Here are a few close ups....

As always, the Collectables pieces are FABULOUS!

I love using the "cut off strips" on my creations whenever I can....which is the strip above the photos  


^ Some new washi tape that is being released SOON - Fa La La La

Kaisercraft Products – Wreath – P1577, Jingle Bells – P 1575, Mince Pie – P1574, Santa’s Helpers – P1579, Tinsel cut off strip – P1580, Paper Pad – PP945, Collectables – CT802, Sticker Sheet – SS250, Red Alpha Stickers – AS258, Coconut Paper Blooms – F627, Sage Mini Paper Blooms – F649, Coconut Mini Paper Blooms – F644, Fa La La La Printed Tape – PT213, Red Ink Pad – IP734, Double Sided Tape – T314, Foam Tape – T303, Mounting Foam – T302

next is another layout

"1920's Christmas"
I've gone for more brighter, contasting colours for this one.

Some more of the collectables pieces & some stamping using the Mistletoe stamp pack

Kaisercraft Products: Mistletoe – Holly P1578, Mince Pie P1574, Jingle Bells P1575, Paper Pad PP945, Collectables CT802, Mistletoe Sticker Sheet SS250, Mistletoe Clear Stamp CS183, White Lace EM926, Fire Red Paper Blooms F664, Coconut Paper Blooms F627, Sage Paper Blooms F632, Sea Breeze Alpha Stickers AS255, Black Ink IP719, Double Sided Tape T314, Foam Tape T303
Other: Paper Doily

And lastly is some jars that I have altered into Christmas gift jars - to be filled with lollies, chocolates, or maybe some home baked goodies

These are so simple & quick to make!
Just a few strips of paper & lace, with some collectables & blooms & you have transformed a plain glass jar into a gorgeous gift jar....and then you can fill it with something yummy & give to someone special <3

Kaisercraft Products: Stockings – P1581, Eggnog – P1573, Paper Pad – PP945, Collectables – CT802, White Lace – EM926, Fire Red Paper Blooms – F664, Olive Paper Blooms – F633, Fire Red Mini Paper Blooms – F669, Sage Mini Paper Blooms – F649, Coconut Mini Paper Blooms – F644, Black Ink – IP719, Double Sided Tape – T314, Mounting Foam – T302

You can see the blogpost over on the Kaisercraft blog HERE....and you'll also be able to check out the fabulous creations from 3 of the other DT ladies who are up this week as well :)

If you're after this collection, All About Scrapbooks has it available HERE

Thanks so much for dropping by today! xx


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