to bring you a couple of projects I have had the pleasure of working on lately.
We have had a bit of fun in our Family this last month and so scrapbooking has been on the back burner. Our Middle Son "Michael" married his longtime girlfriend "Sherie" and we had a very special week with them, Family Friends all leading up to the wedding and of course the week after. So yes it has been full on.
Anyway as you will suspect most of my layouts to come in the near future are going to be full of wedding photos, but I promise only for a little while and only when the papers suit......so with no further ado...
Have you had time to check out the new collection from Kaisercraft - Blubelle. the colours are amazing and I must admit I am liking it well so far anyway. I am loving the large spray of flowers from the sticker sheet and found it a very easy layout to put together. I have also used one of the new Prima Stencils as you will see in the Photos...so lets get to them
Here is a closeup of the sticker I have used from the sheet and some of the other flowers and goodies I have managed to get on there as well. I have used some Muslin which I coloured using glimmermists ( lots of different pinks, blues, greens, and even orange). I have also used one of the Banners from the Tim Holtz Banner die and added the paper roses etc along it on top of the flower sticker.
This text area is from one of the new Prima Stencils it is the Floral Rose one and I used some Kaisercraft acrylic paints mixed together for the layering. I do like the stencils althought you do have to be extrememly careful when using them so the paint doesn't smear all over the place under it....therefore using a credit card (use hubbies not yours!) and swiping it over works fine.
This is the top left corner banner piece, I have used the Tim Holtz magnetic Heart die and some scraps of the Blubelle paper, along once again with some of the Word Strips from the Quotes sticker sheet from the collection.
The other project I have had the pleasure of working on lately was this little beauty
Sherie allowed me to have one job for the wedding....(don't tell but I think I aced it lol)
I found a metal birdcage in a bitz and pieces shop here in Dunedin and since she wanted something for Guests to put gift cards in so I went to work and covered it in heaps of purple and cream flowers from every box and packet in my scrap room. I also used one of the dies from Cherry Lynn to create the large filigree butterfly and also used a smaller Cherry Lynn Butterfly die for the little ones. I used some of the Bo Bunny The Avenues paper to create the tag at the top to show people (Men!) how to open the lid and where the cards go in. The card on the bench - saying that the birdcage was to house the gifts was totally created on
Pik Monkey Photo Editor ....I love this editing system it is so easy to use and create collages or just for cropping your photos and adding layers to them etc etc
Anyway thought I would share this with you and hopefully if your given a job in the future to be creative for a family or friends wedding you might remember this little cutie.
It definitely took some covering but did the job
This side shows the smaller butterflies and the pearl strand that has been wound round the flowers
Thank You for checking out my recent goodies and please do go to the Artfull Crafts Website or check out instore the Latest Collections from Kaiser - especially the Blubelle one
Good Morning Ladies! Wow, hasn't it been cold the last couple of mornings around here? We've had the fire going a few times in the past couple of weeks. Winter is definitely on it's way :( Although, having said that, one of my workmates tells me that it is going to get to 23 degrees today... that sounds ok, doesn't it!!!
Now, remember this semi-organised mess that I showed you last week?... It was my start on a Blubelle layout.
Blubelle is one of the Kaisercraft releases for March, which I have been lucky enough to have a play with. You can find it in store, or in the online shop here. Well, this is what I turned it into...
I was really really pleased with how this turned out. It's not even the best photo, but I just love the way it captures Jacob's cute little chubby cheeks, and even the remnants of whatever he had just eaten all around his mouth. Only a mother could love that face!
Here's a couple of close-ups:
This is a typically 'me' layout... blocks of colour but plenty of white space, a bit of sewing, some paper curling, and some fussy cutting. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the title. All very easy elements that make for a pretty classic look when put together.
To be honest, it's not even a colour scheme that you would consider 'boy-ish', but I think it works. If you look closely, you can see some yummy Making Memories bling here too... the glitter clip, and the adhesive square frame (although I only used half of that, so I have more to use another day). You can find them here and here online. VERY COOL! (and pretty reasonably priced - a bargain, I tell you!)
I'm going to drop the layout down to the store at lunchtime, so pop in and take a closer look at it, and grab yourself some Blubelle before it's all gone.
That's it from me until early next month. I will catch you then. Have a great day!
Hi there - Christine here - I am back to show you what else I did with the Kaisercraft Limelight Collection. Last week I was doing Tall & Skinny cards - so I thought inking up my one and only Julie Nutting doll stamp (Yes I only have 1! So far!) would be good as she needs a tall card base.
I stamped her straight onto a tag from a tag pad that comes with these stamps then I stamped her onto 2 different Limelight papers from the paper pad - these are great as the patterns on them are smaller than the 12x12 patterned papers. Then I fussy cut out the dress parts and layered them onto the stamped doll on the tag. I coloured her hair and shoes with Copics and added a little flower to the headband and waistband. Next I layered the tag onto one of my tall & skinny card bases and added embellishments from the Collectables to finish her off!
For these 3 cards I used the left over cards from cutting out my tall & skinny cards from the A4 cream card sheet. To these I have added the 3x4 cards from this paper. I trimmed them a little and layered them onto black 3x4 card then added leftover collectables. These cards can always be taken off the cream card base and used in project life pages!
I really like using up bits of leftovers from projects and making these smaller cards was a great way to do it!
Make sure you check out the new Julie Nutting doll stamps. Some sets come with dies so you don't have to do any fussy cutting! Now that would be great!
Tonight I am showing you a project I completed using one of the new gorgeous collections by Kaisercraft. One slight issue it's an April collection so not yet released, but I am guessing that Liz is going to have a huge line of ladies wanting to get their crafty hands on this one when it goes up online!
This April release is a beautiful collection of papers with papers in shades of turquoise/lime/red/kraft with black and white mixed in. There are some florals, some papers that look pre-misted with stencils - a collection not only perfect for card making and scrapbooking but also mixed media style projects.
I have completed this 6x6 canvas using supplies from the 6.5" pad and the collectables pack. The 6x6 canvas I bought is 1.5" thick and was already coloured black - so this saved me having to paint it. I chose one of the papers from the 6.5" pad and trimmed it so I would have a border of the canvas showing. I inked the edges using my Pinecone Versamark pad and stuck this to the canvas.
Next I used a couple of the die cuts which are also in the 6.5" pad, distressed the edges and also inked with the Pinecone Versamark pad. I then layered these on the canvas with a small square of muslin layered between them. I placed my photo on top and stuck a couple of Kaisercraft blooms on for extra depth. The sentiment along the bottom comes from the Collectables pack.
This type of canvas is easy to put together and would make a great gift or would be a beautiful piece of art for your walls.
So anyone out there like this collection as much as I do? Look out for it's reveal in the store in the next week, and watch out for some more of my projects as I play some more with this collection.
Well helloooo ladies! I'm here tonight to share with you some of the Hello Sunshine collection, which you can find in the online shop here.
I had a series of photos from my nephew's first birthday party that were still waiting to be scrapped, and decided to do a multi-page layout using pocket-page style page protectors. I wanted to show you that you can use these type of page protectors for 'typical' scrapbooking too, not just for Project Life styled pages.
Hello Sunshine is a lovely fun range, with lots of cute animal artwork throughout. PERFECT for a first birthday layout!
I decided to use a combination of an 8x10" page protector and one of the 12x12" versions, and seeing as they were being used together for the same subject, I stitched the two protectors together, to make them more 'book-like'. Ya gotta love sewing machines, right?!
The other thing about pocket page scrapping... you don't always have to conform to whatever shape/size the pockets are, if you don't want to. I wanted to used the divided look on the front of my 12x12" page, but I ignored it completely on the back side, and instead I trimmed my photos to fit around the pockets.
So hopefully I have given you some food for thought today... and you might want to consider trying some pocket page scrapping in future? Good! Artfull Crafts have HEAPS of pocket page themed goodies in store, you can see their selection here online, or pop into the shop for a nosey. I'll be dropping my layout into the store tomorrow if you want to take a closer look :)
What else have I been up to? Well, this week I have been playing with one of the new Kaiser releases, Blubelle. I'll be back this time next week to show you what becomes of this mess on my scrap desk..... for now, it's back to more fussy-cutting for me!
Hello it's Melissa here with my second project for March with the lovely Kaisercraft Limelight collection. I'm not a big card maker, so I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I make some!
For this first card I stapled ruffles into the ribbon (as my sewing machine was playing up) and then layered up some paper and a die cut tag. The background paper is a sheet of border strips which I left uncut. Some drops of mist and it was done!
For the second card I kept it really simple, and fussy cut the floral piece out of a larger sticker, and layered a second sticker with the sentiment on the some pop dots for dimension. The scallop piece is a border sticker. Once again some drops of mist to finish it off!
Hi everyone.....the month is "March-ing" along isnt it? ( sorry lame joke!) Its sort of compulsory to tell a joke on St Patrick's day isnt it? So...... Top of the morning to ya!!! Have a great day, and luck of the Irish to ya!
This month I was lucky enough to receive the Kaiser collection Blubelle to play along with. Love this collection for the pinks, apricots and blues which are warmed up with the tan colours.
I think these papers are perfect for those warm autumn photos we are taking at the moment.
The page I have made here, was taken in autumn a couple of years back when we rode the Otago Rail Trail with a bunch of mates. I used a little texture paste through a stencil in the background, and then just layers of papers under the photo.
As usual, I try to place design elements in a triangle to draw the eye into the photo..... notice the flowers and the doilies I have used to do this?
A relatively simple page, but one I am super happy with.
Thanks for looking, and catch up with you real soon with another Kaiser creation!
Sharon here with another share of my layouts created with the awesome Telegraph Road collection.
I told you last time about how wonderful this collection is.....I think I could use it for a month and not tire of it. Such pretty colours, and designs. Perfect for feminine pages!
In these pages, I have used a lot of texture ( as usual) with gesso and texture pastes, and color shine mists to create a background, then layered up lots of pieces of papers to showcase the photo.
Just love these two photos of my daughter who is on her OE with her (now) fiance ! their engagement photo taken in the Sahara Desert is just perfect, and the pink hues of the photo just screamed out for the telegraph road collection. ( Isn't it just the most cute photo ever?)
Betsy here this morning to share some cards made with Kaisercraft's Limelight Collection. I do really love the colour pallet in this range, find it very refreshing. These cards are actually published in the Workshop Magazine, for March, but I thought, for anyone not receiving it, I would show them here. It is a magazine which comes free, so do make sure you get one - Artfull Crafts have them available. It has lots of stunning ideas that you can try, and not only cards.
Well, what an amazing weekend we have had, as we celebrated our 50th anniversary, with all our family. We sure don't know where the years have gone, but are so thankful for God's goodness to us and for blessing us with such a fabulous family.
Now, it's back to the ordinary every day things of life!!
Here are the cards that I promised.
The collectables in Kaiser's ranges are so great to work with - they do make cards making so much simpler.
I am teaching with this range, on Wednesday, at Artfull Crafts and I know the ladies will enjoy working with
it, as I do.
Stamp Camp this weekend at Stavely, and what a weekend it's going to be! Trina McClune is going to be with us, we are really looking forward to that. Liz has lots of ideas spinning round in her head, so altogether should be a fun few days. Do remember the challenges for March, there are lots of prizes to be won and we love seeing what you do.
Thanks for taking the time to check this out, happy crafting and God bless you all,.
What a FANTASTIC DAY it is today! Been married 29 years today to my best friend!!!
Hope you have all been busy scrapping .... the weather down south has certainly been conducive to a bit of art therapy! ( chilly and wet.....where did summer go?)
I have a couple of pages to share with you from the Telegraph Road collection. This would have to be one of my favourite ranges!
In my first page here, I have used lots of layers to create a textural page....seems to be a recurrent theme with me at the moment!
In the back ground, I have used stencils and mists to create the background, layers of stamps over the top, and also texture pastes through a different stencil, to give the page definite texture.
I have also used a texture paste, which i coloured with ink, through a stencil, which I then cut out to use as a page element. I then layered oodles of papers, laces, trinkets stickers, wooden elements to create a frame for the photo.
For me, I love the arty process of creating a page like this. In my albumns I often have an arty page like this on one side, and a divided page protector ( think project life) to put a selection of other photos in a simpler format to tell the story.
Happy Autumn, its Melissa here! Its still warm here in Queenstown (after last week's Wintry snowy conditions), but we can definitely feel Autumn in the air. I've got a layout to share made with Kaisercraft's new Limelight collection today. I'd describe Limelight as an earthy collection with lots of flora and green elements.
This collection was perfect to scrapbook this photo of my son Sam exploring the Old Lower Shotover Bridge here in Queenstown. I love that he was interested in looking at the interpretation panels.
I layered up several of the papers, and fussy cut the large sticker to include only a piece of it. I bent up several of the edges for extra dimension. Some wood veneer arrows, American Crafts Thickers for the title and some drops of mist and it was done.