28 September 2012

JAI Scrap #9 Sketch Challenge

Sick of rainbows yet?  I'm not : )

Here's a scrapbooking take on the card I made for the Heartfelt Inspiration Board (see post here).
Stamps: French Foliage, Word Play
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Rose Red, So Saffron
Ink: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Paper Doily Sizzlit L, Labels Collection Framelits, Perfect Pennants Bigz L, 1/2" Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Crumb Cake Buttons, White Bakers Twine, Various Punches, Sponge Dauber, Spritzer Tool

27 September 2012

Heartfelt Make & Takes

Further to my post from yesterday, at the Heartfelt Event I attended we were given 4 make and takes to create at our leisure during the day.

An 8x8 Above & Beyond scrapbook page which I promptly converted into 12x12:
 One in a Million notebook:
 Two Tags Box with 5 note cards:
 And Clockworks note cards with 4 cards and envelopes with a vellum case:
 All the projects made great use of the Simply Scored Tool!

Stamps: Clockworks, One in a Million
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Pool Party, Basic Gray, More Mustard, Whisper White, Very Vanilla,First Edition Specialty DSP, Vellum
Ink: Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Pool Party, Basic Gray, More Mustard
Accessories: Simply Scored, Diagonal Plate, Fancy Flower Punch, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Neutrals Designer Buttons (Basic Gray), Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Circle Punches

 And here are a few more ideas from the Inspiration Boards:
 Love the sanding on this one:
 A very cool Christmas card idea using glimmer paper:
And a gorgeous wreath which is a smaller version of the one we saw made by Sophie Zadeh in her presentation:

26 September 2012

Heartfelt Inspiration

I recently attended the fabulous Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Event in Auckland.  I was blown away by the Inspiration Boards that Demonstrators could contribute to for all to see (and take photos of : )  ).

This card was my offering to the board.  I call it my "Subtles Rainbow Iris-Fold Inspired" card!  (Me and my rainbows again...)

For the sentiment I scored a diecut from the new Window Frames Collection Framelits in the Holiday catalogue then adhered it to the card so that it popped up.

Can you also see the scoring I did with my Simply Scored?  It's called Diamondswirl and is a paving brick pattern.  I was doing a little surfing around and found this:
 ...and thought I'd have a try with one or two on my Simply Scored and Diagonal Plate.

Stamps: French Foliage, Word Play
Cardstock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, So Saffron
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, So Saffron, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Window Frames Collection Framelit Dies, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Sponge Dauber

Here are some scrapbooking samples from the Inspiration Boards that I loved:

04 September 2012

A Tasteful Rainbow

I've got a thing for rainbows at the moment.  Perhaps it's because my daughter loves to draw them and screams out the window everytime she sees one!  Perhaps it's because I just love the colours!

Anyway, I came up with an idea how to incorporate rainbow colours into a layout and was very happy with the result.

I started with a 12"x6" piece of Basic Black cardstock, and rubbed my glue stick all over it.  I then stuck on 6"x1" strips of cardstock.   Then ran it through the Big Shot with the Tasteful Trim die.  Voila!

This is a technique I will use again and have lots of other combinations I'd like to try, i.e. Designer Series Paper, Monotones, Subtles on Whisper White, Regals on Very Vanilla, different dies, etc, etc.  It's also great for using up scraps.

Stamps: Word Play, God's Blessings, Calendar Alphabet & Numbers
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Labels Framelit Die, Designer Buttons (Brights), Jewelry Tag Punch

02 September 2012

A Father's Day Tractor Foot!

I hope that every father you know of had a wonderful Father's Day today!

I have been so enjoying Pinterest!  I got the idea for this card from there.  I actually made 3 of them, one for my hubby, my own Dad and my FIL.  They all loved them!  I choose red because we currently have Case tractors on the farm and my father used to have a red Massey Ferguson.

The original idea can be found here and I used this one to help with the punch art.  My 2 year old son's foot became a self-inking stamp which only just fitted on the card front  :)

For the "cab" I used a small tag punch, punched out with a large tag punch, then one side was cut off.  Easy!

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Stamps: I Dig You
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey
Ink: Real Red, Basic Grey
Accessories: Punches (Large Tag, Small Tag, Word Window, 1/2" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle)

01 September 2012

New Catalogues! New Products!

Not one but two catalogues have started today!
2012 Annual Catalogue
 Firstly the annual catalogue is packed with new products, stamps, tools, designer paper and more and runs until 30 June 2013.

Then, the other catalogue also starting today is the newly named "Holiday" catalogue.  It too is packed with new stamps etc, but concentrates on the upcoming holidays, namely Halloween and CHRISTMAS!  Products are available until 31 January 2013.
2012 Holiday Catalogue
Both catalogues can be viewed online by clicking on the link under the pictures.  To order your copy or make an order, contact me!