31 May 2010

Last Week of May Scrapbooking - Day 7

Well today is the last day of my mini scrapbooking extravaganza and I hope you've enjoyed it. We'll finish with a double layout of my elder son's last birthday. I've used the giant Medallion stamp as a background. This stamp can also easily be used as a focal point on cards and other projects.
Stamps: Medallion, Big Bold Birthday
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Basic Grey
Accessories: Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids - Boys, Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Timeless Type Medium Sizzlits Dies

If you would like to place an order for any products you see on my pages, or to book a workshop, give me a call on 078629112 or email wooffdog@xtra.co.nz.

Last Week of May Scrapbooking - Day 6

I just love the colours in the retired Spring Showers designer paper. I found it versatile, especially for boys themed pages, such as this one. Here's a closeup of the "flower", I used punches plus a couple of "torn" circles to add dimension.
Stamps: Alphabet (The Warehouse)
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Spring Showers DSP (Retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Extra-Large Two-Step Bird Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, Rhinestone Brad, Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Scallop Edge Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch

29 May 2010

Last Week of May Scrapbooking - Day 5

Sorry, but I forgot to take a photo of this double layout side by side so the single pages will have to do :).
Stamps: Lovely Letters Alphabet
Cardstock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Patterns Pack II (Hostess)
Ink: Rose Red, Garden Green
Accessories: Extra-Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Crimper, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon Certainly Celery, Tag & Small Tag Punches, Hodgepodge Hardware, Rhinestone Brads, Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Silver Brads

28 May 2010

Last Week of May Scrapbooking - Day 4

I thought it was about time I joined in the latest NZSU Blog List Challenge, see here for details. My family is off to visit my sisters family tomorrow so I have made these for her children which is why there's no photos in there yet. My sister will have to pleasure of choosing which ones to put in. These little scrapbooks are made from one piece of 12x12 designer paper and each took me about an hour to make. They are also a good way to use up retired Simply Scrappin' kits! See here to visit SCS for a tuturial on how to make one yourself.
Stamps: Mini Alphabet (from the Warehouse)
Ink: Basic Grey
Cardstock: Simply Scrappin' Kits - Crew Kids Boy & Girl, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Pumpkin Pie, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon Whisper White

27 May 2010

Last Week of May Scrapbooking - Day 3

These photos are old too! They are from 8 years ago when I was in The Pirates of Penzance and as you can see, I matched the layout to the colours of the beautiful dress I wore!
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Frames with a Flourish, Life Definitions
Cardstock: Basic Black, Lovely Lilac, Tea Party DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits Dies, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Silver Brads

25 May 2010

Last Week of May Scrapbooking - Day 2

This page started life as a 6x6 which you can now see in the middle. We Demos made this page at the Regional Seminar in Hamilton last November and I've only just got around to putting a photo on it now (albeit one that's 8 years old!). I have used the Progressive Page method of scrapbooking where you start with the 6x6, add it to an A4 then onto a 12x12.
Stamps: Hello Again (Retired), Retro Remix Wheel (Retired), Life Definitions, Defining Alphabet, So Many Sayings (Retired)
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Ski Slope DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Rose Red
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Flower Fusion, Ribbon Originals Valet, Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brad

Last Week of May Scrapbooking - Day 1

Well it's International Scrapbooking Month, and considering I'm a scrapbooker, I haven't put much on my blog, so I thought I'd make a valiant effort for this last week and blog a layout every day.Stamps: Live Like You Mean It (Hostess), Schoolbook Serif Alphabet
Cardstock: Whisper White, Garden Green, Brilliant Blue, Patterns Pack II (Hostess)
Ink: Garden Green, Rose Red, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Corner Rounder Punch

17 May 2010

Scrapbooking with Stampin' Up! Video

Here's the latest offering on the Stampin' Up! You Tube Channel. It ties in with their latest mini-catalogue, and also Scrapbooking Month, but there are still some great ideas and techniques to use on your scrapbook pages!

14 May 2010

MIL Mother's Day Gift

Here's what I made for my wonderful Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day, a set of 8 4x4 notecards for every occasion, along with another card of course and a purse to store them all in. She loved it!
I chose a "rainbow" using 8 of the retiring colours, stamping the outside with Fun and Fast Notes, matting in the same colour, then stamping the inside, same colour again, using the Curvy Verses stamp set. No colouring in required. I then finished off with some sort of matching embellishment, a brad, ribbon, button, etc.

Here's a closeup of the card and purse. I got the idea for the card from Kirsty Brown's blog. This was also my first try at a Scallop Circle Punch Faux Flower, cute eh?
Notecard Supplies
Stamps: Fun and Fast Notes, Curvy Verses
Cardstock: Whisper White, Glorious Green, Yoyo Yellow, Ruby Red, Ballet Blue, Lovely Lilac, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral
Ink: Glorious Green, Yoyo Yellow, Ruby Red, Ballet Blue, Lovely Lilac, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Silver Brads, Buttons, Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Edge Punch

Card and Purse Supplies
Stamps: Picture This
Cardstock: Whisper White, Washington Apple Designer Paper
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Eyelet Border Punch, Extra-Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestone Brad, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, So Saffron Ribbon, Crimper

13 May 2010

Awards, for Me?

I have been blessed to receive not one, but 2 awards in the last week. Firstly, the sunshine award was given to me by my wonderful upline Tracee Jones, thanks Tracee!
Then I got an email from Patti Lee in San Francisco who nominated me for a Beautiful Blogger Award. Wow, I'm so lucky, thankful, and excited that people love my creations!


Now, 10 things about me which I need to share as part of this award:

1. I learnt the piano for 14 years, but hardly have time to play anymore.
2. I love coffee, especially iced coffees, but can't touch them when pregnant.
3. I'm currently pregnant with #4.
4. I'm a list-writer, I have to, otherwise nothing would ever get done (or bought at the supermarket).
5. I'm a big Little House on the Prairie fan and if we have another girl, am seriously considering calling her Laura.
6. I always love a bargain or anything on sale (love those SU! promotions).
7. I joined SU! in August 2008 after scrapbooking for 3 years previously, but now love making cards and versatile 3D projects too.
8. I have a big garden, & love spending time in it, but don't do that much when I'm preggy either!
9. I'm left-handed and so is my hubby.
10. I'm a Christian.

Here are the ‘rules’ for the award.
1. Put the Sunshine Award on your blog and/or within your post.
2. Pass the award to other bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received this award by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

So, the bloggers I am going to send the sunshine to are all a wonderful source of inspiration to me, and in no particular order, please help me send some happy thoughts the way of:

Sarah Gough
Anne Brignall
and Anna Sutherland.

If you have a few minutes please go and see the wonderful creations these ladies have been making.

Thanks again Tracee and Patti, you both made my day!

10 May 2010

New US Mini Catalogue Video

Check out all the new products from Stampin' Up! which are now available in the States! These products will be heading our way in the next few months so there's alot to look forward to! If you would like to view the new US Mini Catalogue, click here.