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Carousels Vintage Double Layout – Two Classes this Weekend!

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Happy Friday and I’m excited for this weekend!  Saturday I’ll be in Hamilton and Sunday in Tauranga teaching both cards and scrapbooking. Today’s share is one of the awesome layouts we will be doing in these classes:

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I love vintage style projects, and the Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Stack (paper) lends itself beautifully to this sort of style.   It was easy to layer so many prints together when they all work together so beautifully.

 

I’ve accents this layout with flowers from the Flourish Thinlits die set as well as many of the items from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment pack.  And those glittery centres of the flowers – well those are a sneak peek at what’s coming 1 June!

 

My particular style appreciates small details that don’t detract from the focal point: the photos.  The little bits of ribbon and twine,  layers of cardstock, and the scattering of sequins are some of my favorite things!     And of course, most layouts are about something we love, or at least something important to us, so I use a heart on every single one.

 

The elements in the Embellishment Pack are fantastic for adding that extra something. And it gives you a little bit of a lot of things!  Great for the at-home crafter!

 

Now I did say this was a double layout, so here is page two!   I wanted to make a really awesome page one and then a more simple, coordinating page two that allowed for a lot more photos and story to be told.  I just love how these photos portray the relationship between my three daughters.

 

These will look great together in an album or on a wall!

If you’d like to join us Saturday in Hamilton (1-5pm $35) or Sunday in Tauranga (10-5pm $45), I’d love to have you along!  Beginners more than welcome!

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Masculine Urban Underground 5 Photo Double Layout

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Today’s share is a Masculine Double Layout using the new Urban Underground Suite – coordinating paper, stamp set, washi tape, embossing folder, and embellishments help make this project come together beautifully.

Well we are getting the tail end of a tropical storm here in Auckland at the moment; I’m pleased I’m tucked in at home warm and dry while the storm outside does its thing!

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I kept this layout relatively simple; I wanted the photos to tell the majority of the story and everything else to just support the love on display.    Plus – masculine layouts don’t always call for fine details.

I have used the Urban Underground Designer Series Paper as the foundation for this project.  I crumpled them up and sanded a little to bring out the creases.  I found as I taught this last month that some loved that look and others really “didn’t want to ruin a perfectly good piece of paper”!   I embrace either philosophy!  As long as you are happy with the end result, that’s all that matters.

 

 

The Urban Underground papers also feature a few prints that have foil in them, so we used those as accents.   We also used a strip of the actual Silver Foil, a product I’ll admit has never taken my fancy UNTIL I saw it embossed!  It goes from ho-hum to amAzing!   Here I’ve used the Sparkle folder.

 

My title reflects the truth of the relationship between my husband and my youngest daughter, Sofie.   I’ve found that the Crazy About You stamp set and Hello, You dies have been just invaluable in my scrapbooking projects.  I’ve hand cut the words for a more casual look, too.

 

Every single one of my layouts has a heart, either prominently or hidden.  I’ve used them on this double layout as a bright red accent against all the black and silver.  Not too much, though.

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I do try to give my students options when doing scrapbooking so that everyone has something that really fits their own style and needs.   This double layout could be used as two single layouts if someone wanted, too.

Do you need more masculine project ideas?   Place an order with me during April and receive an online Masculine Card Class FREE!

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Succulent Garden 5 Photo Double Layout

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I had so much fun in Tauranga on Saturday teaching an all day scrapbooking class!  It was fun to share many of the new products and to see new friendships begin.  This is what makes my job so rewarding.

This is one of the three double layouts we did:

 

This layout features the new, yummy Succulent Garden Suite – something a little different from the usual flower.

We used a mix of all the prints in the Designer Series Paper pack, so everyone’s was a bit different.

 

The first page also features a little mini book for more photos and/or journalling. This is a great idea if you want to share a photo or a thought that is a bit more private.  Also a great idea if you just have a lot to write or more photos than will fit on the page!

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I also did a bit of stamping using the Succulent Garden stamp set in coordinating colours, of course.

 

The succulent “flowers” are something a little different from the traditional daisy-type flower. And these can be made quite 3D if you want.  I inked the edges here with both Tip Top Taupe and Sweet Sugarplum inks.

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Join us next time!

 

And don’t forget you get to pick out FREE SaleABration products with any order of $110 or more!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nelson Extravaganza 4 March

Auckland Extravaganza 11 March

Hamilton Extravaganza 12 March

Tauranga Extravaganza 18 March

 

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Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop – Inspired by Nature

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Welcome to the first Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop!  I’m sure you will enjoy all the projects by these amazing demonstrators.

Currently you are visiting Jacque Williams in Auckland, New Zealand.   My share with you today is inspired by the oncoming Summer weather:

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My double layout page today features the Blooms & Bliss Suite.  This pack of Designer Series Paper comes in two colour series, and I chose the Rich Razzleberry portion to coordinate with my photos:

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The stamped images are from the coordinating Blooms & Wishes stamp set, and I’ve also used the Layering Love set as a sub-title.

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In New Zealand, we tend to bypass the Halloween section of the catalogue, but there is one set in there worth a second look: Ghoulish Grunge.  It has some neat textures such as this honeycomb stamp I’ve used here for the title.

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A row of simple hearts using the other prints in the DSP pack adds a nice contrast. I’ve “sewn” them together with a few pearls.

The background paper here is actually some of our Irresistably Floral Specialty paper, over which I’ve sponged the coordinating inks to create my own print to fit into the project.

I hope you’ve enjoyed your stop here today! Even if you are not a scrapbooker, there are some ideas here you could use on any project!  Enjoy the rest of your hop by clicking on the link below!

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Serene Scenery Love & Hugs Layout

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I think I am finally recovering from jet lag!  My two-day trip to New Orleans was still worth it, though.

Today’s share is a pretty layout featuring one of the most versatile Designer Series Paper Stacks, Serene Scenery:

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I’ve also used the Flourish Thinlits dies for embellishments.  It’s a huge set, but that border die (done here in Early Espresso) in particular is very useful.

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I love this particular woodgrain print in the Serene Scenery pack, but there are so many beautiful photographic prints from which to choose.   The layout is also accented in Copper Embossing Powder (it’s probably expected by now!) and a bit of the Copper Metallic Thread.

stampin-up-finest-flourishes-serene-scenery-faux-stitching-scrapbooking-layoutFaux stitching (or real stitching) will always be a timeless accent.  And the image used here for the border may be one easy to miss.  It’s in a cute little winner of a Project Life set called Hello Lovely.  Plus you get accessories with it!

stampin-up-finest-flourishes-serene-scenery-copper-scrapbook-layoutOctober’s class layout will be a double page spread.  Please join us or request a private booking!

13 Oct Otahuhu 7:30pm $15

26 Oct Titirangi 7pm  $15

Thanks for reading!

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Mediterranean Achiever’s Blog Hop – Thankfulness

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Welcome to the final blog hop for the Mediterranean Achievers!  (Next month is the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year, and therefore we will be celebrating those who have earned the Thailand trip).

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You have now landed in Auckland, New Zealand and are visiting Jacque Williams.  Our theme this month is gratitude, and my share is a scrapbooking layout I made of the girl I grew up with like a sister:

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I’ve used the fabulous Copper Embossing Powder for both the title and for virtually all the edging in this layout.   These words (and all the stamps on the page) are from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set.

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Each of the flowers was made with the Pansy Punch and the Petite Flower Punch, as well as the Paisley Framelits.

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One of my favorite new products int the Holiday Catalogue is the Kraft Rope Trim – just love the look of this!

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I’ve also added a bit of the clear Wink of Stella to the printed paper for subtle interest.

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Thanks for stopping by!   I know you’ll enjoy the rest of the participants in the hop, too!

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Thoughtful Branches – Hydrangea Layout

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Scrapbooking is one form of crafting that I find very rewarding.  I sure love showcasing my daughters and other special relationships; I find these emotions very creatively inspiring!

Today’s layout features the August exclusive Thoughtful Branches.  This is a gorgeous set with such versatility:

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I was pleased with how this one came together after much fun mess-making!

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The Thoughtful Branches die designed for cutting out the tree leaves can also be used for a flower bunch!  Here I’ve made my personal third-favorite flower: hydrangeas.

I’ve also used the much-beloved Hardwood background stamp.  A must!

stampin up thoughtful branches watercolor hydrangea glitterStamp over the top of the petals with the “leaves” stamp image and use a bit of Heat and Stick plus Dazzling Diamonds to add some sparkle.

stampin up thoughtful branches birds on a wire watercolor washMy favorite element on this page is the birds .. . . . they are just so so so adorable!

stampin up thoughtful branches birds ona wire flourishing phrases watercolorI also can’t get enough of the copper.  Copper Metallic Thread, Copper Embossing Powder, and Copper Foil coming soon!

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This panel features the Faux Patina technique.  Again, elements of copper are just stunning.

stampin up thoughtful branches copper emboss hydrangeaMy journaling panel here is embellished with more of the stamps from Thoughtful Branches, in the perfectly coordinating Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, and Pear Pizzazz.

I am really happy with how this layout turned out and would love to share it with you!  And remember this bundle is only available during August!

20 August Tauranga – 3 layouts $45

24 August Titirangi – 7pm  $15

17 September Nelson – 3 layouts $45

Private class bookings available

Thanks for reading!

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