Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Kaisercraft DT - Be-YOU-tiful Collection

Hi Everyone,
I am sharing my 2nd posting for this week at Kaisercraft using the gorgeous new Be-YOU-tiful  range.  Totally fell in love with this nature inspired range, which has some delicious papers that cry out to be fussy cut.

"Life is Full of Wonderful Memories" - Layout
Our family has wonderful memories of holidays spent on the farm in Forster.  Love that the kids were able to get a taste of what it's really like to help out with everyday chores,  like moving the cows to fresher pastures.  Loved the nature themed feel of these pp's which are perfect for those outdoorsey photos.

I love to fussy cut my papers to create depth to my LO's, so when I opened up my parcel of goodies and saw this range, I was in heaven.  So of course the first thing I did when I started my projects for this range was grab my scissors.   For this LO I fussy cut the leaves from the Graceful pp and adhered them with foam tape to the cream side of the Delightful pp to make them pop.
The background was altered with the Kaiercraft Lattice stencil using Viva Inka Gold paste, then stamped with the texture and script stamps as well as stamping around the edges with a woodgrain edges stamp.
The Kaisercraft fancy corners and fancy border wooden flourishes are becoming one of my favs.  I have left them natural to blend in with the outdoor feel to my LO. 
Kaisercraft Products: P1557 Grateful, P1559 Graceful, P1561 Glamorous, P1562 Delightful, P1563 Dazzling | SS248 Sticker Sheet | CT800 Collectables | T610 Template - Lattice | Wood Flourishes - FL526 Fancy Corners, FL542 Ornamental Borders | Clear Stamps - CS877 Distress, CS155 Texture Edges, CS752 Script
Other: Metallic Paste, Inks

"Loving Life"-  Layout
 Couldn't resist a little more fussy cutting for this LO.

This time I cut out the gorgeous roses and added a couple of the paper blooms, which I flattened out, so that I could tuck them in amongst the fussy cut roses.
I altered the wooden fancy heart flourish with pink embossing powder to match in with the colour scheme.
Loved the Diecut and Specialty Gloss papers that co-ordinate with this range.  Here I have used the speciality gloss paper as a resist by blending in some pink ink in both corners.  I then cut out the centre square and sandwiched the Diecut frame in between the 2 pieces of the altered gloss paper.

Kaisercraft Products:  Speciality Paper - PS358 You, PS357 Perfect, P1560 Captivating,  P1555 Amazing | SS248 Sticker Sheet | CT800 Collectables |  F640 Paper Blooms - Fairy Floss | F657 Mini Paper Blooms - Fairy Floss | Wood Flourishes - FL316 Fancy Hearts | RS405 Rhinestones - Lippy Red
Other: Inks, Embossing Powder

"Chase Your Dreams" - Card
 A quick and easy card using the Paper Pad and Collectables and a couple of punches. 

Kaisercraft Products: PP943 Paper Pad | CT800 Collectables
Other: Butterfly Punch, Border Punch

"Time" - OTP Tag
You receive so many beautiful diecuts in the Collectables pack, so I decided to layer them up with the papers from the Paper Pad to create a pretty tag which I accented with a couple of Sparklets and touch of Lace.
Be-YOU-tiful - Time Tag rs
Kaisercraft Products: PP943 Paper Pad | CT800 Collectables | EM927 Lace Pack - Cream | F657 Mini Paper Blooms - Fairy Floss | RS419 Sparklets - Fern
Other: Manila Tag, Ribbon, Inks, Doily Die

Thanks so much for stopping by.  

Monday, July 21, 2014

Kaisercraft July DT Reveal - Pitter Patter Collection

Hi Everyone,

So excited to share my first Kaisercraft Design Team post for the week using the beautiful new "Pitter Patter" range.  I have created 5 projects with this adorable range so it's going to be a bit of a lengthy post, so bear with me!!  Make sure you pop in to the Kaisercraft Blog and Kaiercraft FB site   to see all the gorgeous creations from our super talented Design Team.

"Baby Girl" - Layout
Found this old baby pic of Brittany which I managed to crop and tweak until I was reasonably happy.  She does look so cute here and her little romper matches perfectly with the papers.

Had a play with the background on this LO. I started  by fussy cutting the hexagons and applied them diagonally across my page.  I  randomly stamped over the hexagons using a Kaisercraft texture stamp, then masked the doily template using gesso and finished off with mist splats.
To create the embellishments I have used some of the collectables with the the diecuts from the matching paper pad, then used pearls to accent the embellishments.

Kaisercraft Products: P1550 Newborn, P1547 Special Delivery, P1549 Baby Cakes | CD101 Cardstock - Coconut Weave | SS246 Girl Sticker Sheet | CT798 Girl Collectables | PP942 Paper Pad | F644 Mini Paper Blooms - coconut | T401 Template - Doily | SB786 Pearls - Rose | CS892 Stamp - Cherish | FL516 Wood Flourish - Love You
Other: Metal Die, Texture Paste, Mists, Inks, Border Punch

"2 Months" - Layout
Luke is almost 21 now and trying to find nice pics of him as a baby isn't easy, but I did come across this photo of Luke at 2 months which was taken by my BIL who isn't too bad with a camera.
I layered serveral of the pp's here which I tore, fussy cut and punched to add a bit of dimension.  To frame the photo I layered some of the collectables and one of the labels from the pp's, and highlighted with a bit of bling and one of the paper blooms, which I altered by removing the centre and flattening out, then adding a fabric brad.
Couldn't go past using one of the Kaisercraft templates (diamonds) on my background, which I spritzed with mist and then stamped over the top with the Kaisercraft script stamp. 

Kaisercraft Products: P1551 Tiny Bundle, P1552 Peek a Boo, P1546 Precious Gift | SS247 Boy Sticker Sheet | CT799 Boy Collectables | PP942 Paper Pad | F631 Paper Blooms - Seabreeze  | T611 Template - Diamonds | RS 465 Rhinestone Flourish - Lagoon | CS752 Stamp - Script 
Other: Texture Paste, Mists, Inks, Border Punch, Fabric Brad

"Baby Girl" - Card
This range is perfect for creating quick and easy baby cards using the paper pad and matching collectables.
Pitter Patter - Girl Card rs

Kaisercraft Products: P1553 Bundle of Joy | SS246 Girl Sticker Sheet | CT798 Girl Collectables | PP942 Paper Pad | SB701 Rhinestones - Soft Pink
Other:  Inks

"Baby Boy"- Card   
Pitter Patter - Boy Card rs

Kaisercraft Products: P1554 Little Feet | CT799 Boy Collectables | PP942 Paper Pad | SB713 Pearls - Pearl 
Other:  Inks

"Shh.. Baby Sleeping" - Beyond the Page
I remember receiving one of these door hangers when Luke was a baby and thought I would recreate my own version.  I used a template cut with my Sillhouette Cameo to create my hanger, but Kaisercraft have quite a few different styles available to purchase.
Pitter Patter - door hanger rs

Kaisercraft Products: P1553 Bundle of Joy, P1549 Baby Cakes | SS246 Girl Sticker Sheet | CT798 Girl Collectables  | AS5254 Alpha Sticker Sheet - Natural | EM927 Lace Pack- Cream
Other:  Inks, Chipboard Sheet

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Color Stories Inspiration #130

Hi Everyone,

I have been down with a nasty virus for the last 2 weeks and am only just feeling like I am getting on top of it, so my mojo is seriously low at the moment.  Luckily for me this week's case file #130 for Color Stories Inspiration came with a gorgeously vibrant colour palette, so I managed to scrape this one in.
I decided to go with the obvious and created an Australia Day LO using some beautiful flowers and embellishments from Manor House Creations.  Every year my husband's Aunty Dee would invite all the family down to Palm Beach for an Australia Day BBQ.  It was always a lovely day of catching up with friends and family.  Sadly Aunty Dee passed away last year, so for our family Australia Day will always be a way to remember her fondly.
The bright red Country Estate flowers from the new collection were the perfect fit for my Australia Day LO.  I teamed them with a white camelia to make the flowers pop.   

Loving the new wooden embellishment frames.  I altered the Shine frame by painting it white and highlighted the stars in red white and blue.

stars - pp and punched elements and little star on wooden frame
stripes - pp
metal - camera and starburst bling embellishments
circles - masking, stamping, buttons and bling
flags - in photo

Testimony:   journal about a patriotic holiday - "Australia Day"  (I have some hidden journaling on the tag on right hand side of the photo, and some written journaling on photo.

Manor House Creations Product:
Flowers - Country Estate mix, Camelia-teal red and white, Minuettes-denim, Leaves- light green lge, Leaves- light green med, teeny weenies
Embellishments - Wooden  Elements - shine frame, Thoughts Wandering chipboard words

Other Product:  Cosmo Cricket, LYB and Ruby Rock It pp's, Crafter's Workshop and Memory Box stencils, Maya Rd metal camera emb, Kaisercraft Kaleidoscope Collectables, MME ticket, Prima stitched circles stamp, metal bling brad, button, Basic Grey alpha stickers, texture paste.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Manor House Creations - Thoughts Wanding Collection - Masculine LO

Hi Everyone,

Sharing a LO created with the beautiful new collection by Manor House Creations called "Thoughts Wandering".  As these papers lend themselves to either masculine or feminine projects, I decided to create a masculine LO, instead of my usual girly pages.

Take Me Away
I love this photo of my husband enjoying a day at the beach fishing, and thought it would be perfect for the beautiful seaside inspired papers from this collection.
The background was created using the beige side of the Postcards pp and framed with the blue side of the Beautiful pp.  I used various mixed media techniques to alter the background in blue and brown tones to tie in with the colours from the papers.

With various sized circular punches I punched out circles from a few of the other papers from the collection to frame my photo and also used a couple of the diecuts from the elements sheet.
The words on the Take Me Away pp were perfect for my title.  I just fussy cut around them and attached them with foam tape.  I even managed to tuck in an imagine flower in blueberry in amongst my layers.  The oatmeal and brown imagine flowers are also a perfect match for this collection.

MHC product used:  Thoughts Wandering Collection, Imagine blueberry flowers

Other product used:  Memory Box stencil- rings and puddles, Viva inka gold- aquamarine, gesso, Tim Holtz distress stains- broken china, faded jeans, Tim Holtz distress ink- tumbled glass,  Tim Holtz ideology metal embellishments, Archival ink - black, sepia, Prima stitched circles stamps, Bo Bunny mesh stamp, Kaisercraft edges stamp, metal charms, seaside stickers, jute twine, binder punch, mesh, sequins, machine stitching

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Color Stories Inspiration #129

Hi Everyone,

This weeks new Case File #129 is up at Color Stories Inspirations.  Pop in to the site and check out all the gorgeous creations from our Designers and Guest Detectives for some inspiration.

All Set and Ready to Go
Going through my photos I came across this pic of our trip to the Dubbo Zoo.  We had the most fabulous time zipping around in the carts to get us around to see all the animals.

chevrons - masking and pp
silver metal - cog
Testimony:  6 word memoir and inspiration word - set.

Product Used:  MME, Kaisercraft, Pink Paislee and Basic Grey pp's, Basic Grey and Glitz Design diecut stickers, Memory Box and Kaisercraft stencils, Lindy's Stamp Gang mists, Viva Inca Gold, Kaisercraft texture stamps, 7 Gypsies rubons, American Crafts labels, Scrapmatts chipboard, Heidi Swapp chipboard, Jillibean diecuts,  Basic Grey alpha stickers, metal cog, archival ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Color Stories Inspiration #128

Hi Everyone,

I have this week's new case file #128 for Color Stories Inspiration to share with you today.

Blue Skies
There's a soft and dreamy pastel colour palette in shades of mauve, green and blue to inspire you on this case file.  As well as the beautiful colour palette, I was inspired by the inspo word "blue" from the testimony for this LO and have journaled my thoughts on the back of my LO.

When I'm feeling a little down, I know I can go outside, find a quiet spot and take in my surroundings.  I always find something that will take my mind from my unhappy thoughts, be it a flower, a pretty little butterfly fluttering by, or the multitude of birds that flock to our 50 year old tree - but the sight that will instantly lift my spirits is a beautiful blue sky.  I don't know what it is, but there is something so joyful about seeing all that gorgeous expanse of blue - they do say the colour blue is calming, maybe that's it.

Evidence:  flowers, pearls, distressing, doily frame, punches
Testimony:  inspo word "blue" journaling on back of LO.

Aren't these french lace flowers from Manor House Creations just gorgeous!!
The country roses are a firm favourite.

I have cut the pretty new felt doilies into 2 pieces to use in my small and large clusters.

Manor House Creations Product:
Flowers:   French Lace, Country Roses - ivory, Colourwash double-ups - soft denim, Idyllic - white, Springtime  - mauve
Embellishments:  felt doilies - Beautiful You pack,
Other Product Used:
Blue Fern, MME  and KandCo. pp's, Memory Box stencil, flake Liquitex opaque flakes texture paste, Luminarte Primary Elements- Icy Iris, Tahitian Blue, Twinkling H2O's-sea glass, Lindy's Stamp Gang- Forget-me-not magical micas, Martha Stewart punch, Collections butterfly, sequins, pearl brad

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Manor House Creations DT - True Beauty

Hi everyone, I have a LO to share created for Manor House Creations, which was inspired by the gorgeous indigo flower from the Layout Pack - Fabulous.

True Beauty Lies Within

I was playing around with flowers from my MHC stash and loved the contrast of the jade green vinette with the large indigo flower.  I created some flower clusters with these 2 vibrant flowers and softened them with a few white minuette blossoms and the blue and white Ashlee flower to blend in with my mixed media background.
I pulled apart one of the indigo flowers to create 2 flowers for my smaller side clusters and added some recycled bling jewellery to my flower centres.

To tie in with my diecut background I cut the ends off an oval cheval frame and tucked them under my photo.
MHC Product:  LO Pack-Fabulous, Vinette-jade, Solitude, Minuettes-pack, Ashlee-white,
Ornate cheval frame.

Other Product used:  Basic Grey pp's, Melissa Frances embossing folder, Kaisercraft butterfly stencil and lace stamp,  Prima rubons, Silhouette Cameo diecut background, modelling paste, Luminarte pigment powder-fern, Glimmermist-kiwi, Ek Success border punch, jade microbeads, recycled jewellery.

Thanks so much for stopping by.