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{Colour Challenge #48 Eastern Blooms Scrapbooking Layout}

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Stampinupeasternbloomspage3 I found these colours very easy to work with!  Honestly, anything with Chocolate Chip comes together quickly, though.  And I am lovin’ the new In Colours!


Keeping with the Eastern Blooms theme for the week, that was the main stamp set used here.  I used every single stamp in the box!


There are four different ways of using stamps on scrapbook pages here: 


1.  Create your own background image.  How often do we need a specific something or other to go with our project and can’t find just the thing?  Here’s a very easy way to just make your own!


Stampinupeasternbloomspage2 2.  Create an embellishment strip with embossing.  I embossed those Chocolate Chip vines onto Whisper White card.  I tried it first on Baja Breeze, but it was just too “heavy” looking.  So another technique is to emboss onto Whisper white and then just sponge on ink, giving a much softer, textured finish.  I’ve left some “whiteness” here, too, to add to the effect.


3. Create your title and embellish a tag.  Just a little bit of the Kiwi Kiss was all that was needed here.  The small tag on the left hand side was also stamped.Stampinupeasternbloomspage


4. Cut out your image and add a 3D embellishment.  The arrangement of flowers in the corner add that final visual texture that changed the page from same old same old to “finished”.


I am taking bookings now for May for Stamping Classes – Layouts, cards, and off the page projects available.



Supplies used:


Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Happy Everything, Basic Phrases


Colours:  Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip


Other: Word Window Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, brown thread, Pretties Kit

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{Kristina Werner Challenge #46}

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Stampinupgoodfriend If you are coming to our big scrapbook day next weekend, Don't Look! (smiles)

My page here was a pleasure to make with the fun, new images and colour combinations!  There's just something so inspiring about having a new toy. . . which is probably why this hobby is so addictive! 

The page layout was inspired by Becky Flick at www.pagemaps.com – a great site for inspiration. I was going for clean & vivid just for something different. 

I hesitated a looooong moment before putting black legs on Ms. Bird, but I think Stampinupgoodfriendpage it looks just right in the end.  I did add a dash of yellow to the mix for the beak, because I thought a blue beak might just look like Ms. Freezing Bird rather than swimming pool bird.  What do you think?

The flowers were a cool embellishment using two sizes of oval punch.  You can even use the "off cut" centres as flowers, too, but I felt they were too visually heavy for this layout.

Stamp Sets:  Good Friend  available April 1st

Colours Used:  Riding Hood Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Barely BananaStampinupgoodfriendscrapboo Other:  B&W gingham ribbon, two sizes of the oval punches, 3/4 circle punch

Are you a scrapbooker?  or would you like to be?  Beginning and advanced scrapbooking classes available. If what you are looking for is not on the calendar, let's make a date!

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{An Easy Mini Album or WOW card}

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This is a fantastic little template a lovely lady named Carrie showed to us at last year's Stampinupminialbumafttea Stampin' Up! training convention in Sydney.  I have used this quite a bit, and am pleased to hear that many of you have been as well!

One sweet customer, Lisa, told me that she made some of these up and let her daughter do all the embellishing, which is a great idea!  What young girls (we're all young, aren't we?) wouldn't enjoy that?  I'm thinking about the tween birthday party my eldest wants to have next month . . .

The first sample is one that many of you have made with me, using the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Papers and the Live Your Dreams stamp set (which is on the Bushfire Appeal list). 

The second sample uses the Le Jardin papers and the Carte Postale stamp set (both on the retired list) and the third one – you'll have to watch the movie! 

Stampinupminialbum The basics of how this goes together is in the movie (mum's tv show, as it's called at my house) because it's rather tricky to explain in print, but easy to explain with visuals.  The rest, the embellishing, is up to you!  Enjoy!

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{I Heart You Challenge Submission}

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StampinupiloveyoupageStampinupiloveyoupage1 This is my submission for my own challenge in February.  I loved it!  Okay, I had to shuffle the pictures a little because I could not fit them exactly to the design, but that's okay.  A little creative license is encouraged!

Stampinupiloveyoupage2 I have used here the Crew Kids Girl Simply Scrappin Kit and still have enough left over to make at least ten more pages.  I'm really impressed how economical scrapbooking kits can be!

The tricky bit on this one is the mitred corners.  I wanted those stripes to be all facing "in", so had to figure out how to neatly do the corners.  I think it worked out quite well!  I used the scallop edge punch to create the added interest inside the frame and just popped on a tiny flower to cover where the scallops didn't perfectly meet.  I was not about to start over at that stage . . . .

The layout inspriation then just calls for two areas of embellishments, which I made up largely of scraps, the sticker strips from the kit, and just some odds and ends I had in my drawer.  I love how the glittered heart looks!  I used a chipboard heart and then covered it with Stampin' Up!'s chunky glitter in pink.

Stampinupiloveyoupage3 The Title and the big pink heart are both stamps from the A Happy Heart set, one that I use lots and hope it stays around past March!  I would love to use this one for much more than Valentine's.  Email me to order your own set!

I have also used rub-ons on this page.  I took some close-ups so you could see the detail.  I prefer to add lots of detail to my pages, while keeping it relatively subtle so as to not take away from the photos and faces.  Let me know what you think!

Submit your work to the monthly challenge!  I love to see what others make – cards and off the page welcome too!

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{Kristina Werner Stampin’ Up! Sun Fun Layout}

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020409-color[1]   I love these photos!  I am lucky my father is an ameteur photographer, so I have loads and loads of awesome photos!  These beautiful shots are of my second daughter at a beach in Washington state taken by my father.  She's was such a happy kid!  Still is!

I actually had these colours pulled out before the colour challenge was put up this week, although I have swapped the Taken with Teal for it's daughter, Stampinupsomethingfishy Tempting Turquoise.  I struggled with this one for three days . . .I believe this is a scrapbooking thing: it doesn't work, doesn't work, and then the next day you wake up and it just fits.

I *really* wanted to use this wheel, Something Fishy, and the coordiating stamp set, Life's a Breeze. I just adore them & they had not yet seen ink! 

I wanted to go with the clear buttons on this one, to sort of repeat the "bubble" theme from the wheel images.  So I've got clear buttons in the centre of all the flowers, on the hidden journaling tag, and on photo #2 over punched circles of Designer Series Paper from the Petals and Paisleys collection.

Stampinupsomethingfishy5 The title just turned out so neat!  I fiddled and fiddled with what I would do, and really love the final result.  Movie Monday will show what I did here and how.

All supplies Stampin' Up! except the embroidery thread through the clear buttons

Colours used:  Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal, Whisper White, So Saffron, Old Olive, Certainly Celery

Stamp sets used:  Life's a Breeze, Something Fishy wheel

Other: Clear buttons, Petals and Paisleys Designer Series Paper, Mat Pack, Apricot grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Pretties Kit (flowers), reinkers, various circle punchesStampinupsomethingfishy4 

 

Order the stamp sets and wheel, the Designer Series Paper, the clear buttons, and one ink pad and receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration set!  Click here to see the Sale-A-Bration brochure and Here to place your order!

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{Stampin Up Scrapbooking Sweet & Silly}

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Today was an enjoyable day in my craft room, despite the constant bickering in the background . . .

The colour challenge today was r012009-colors[1]eally a challenge!!  I don't prefer to use such stark colours in my pages, but I applied a colour principle here- there is a certain technique to use when the colours are bright or you don't really like them together . . can you guess what it is?  Email me with your ideas and I will give a pack of dimensionals to the first person who can read my mind!  The answer and any other Stampinupscrapbookpage39 good suggestions posted next week.

I've also combined this challenge with a sketch challenge found on http://www.pagemaps.com/ - a fun resource for layout inspiration!

The stamps used here are Wild About You, a favourite of almost everybody.  It's such a cute set for children and mixes nicely with flowers, too.  Most of the flowers are punched using just the one punch, Spring Bouquet.  One can get a lot of looks with that one purchase!  And can you see the scallop edge used here?  I did go all the way across, but in the end, only a bit peeped out.

I have also used a cuttlebug folder on the textured Real Red card (what a cool look with two textures!), miscellaneous ribbon, and buttons and brads to match.  I have also added beads to the flowers, as you can see in the close up.  Beads can be Stampinupscrapbookpage2 adhered using Stampin up's Crystal Effects- just give it plenty of time to dry.

The fonts are done with the old sizzlits.  I know, I know, I must be archaic!!  They are script font and the Monkey Business font.  They may be old-fashioned, but they still work great and I am a sucker for cool fonts.

  Only when I was nearly finished did it occur to me that these colours would make the perfect ladybug layout . . .OH, well, next time someone remind me!  I have such a thing for ladybugs; who Stampinupscrapbookpage4 knows why it didn't cross my mind earlier.

I have spent the Christmas holiday sorting through photos (throwing out hundreds of old boyfriends – don't need to go there), so now I am ready to roll this year with lots of pages!

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{Colour Challenge #36}

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123008-colors[1] This week's colour challenge was easy for me with three daughters!  Give me pink, and I have thousands of photos to fit!  Really, when I do laundry, I can easily do a full load of just "pink"!!

These photos are some of my favourites of my two eldest daughters.  My father is an ameteur photographer, and he sat them down for a silly photo shoot by an old, rotten fence (Gee, it looks like the fence on my driveway).

Stampinupwildrosepage The papers here are from Daisy D's.  They came already distressed, but I did add a bit more on the cut edges. I just love the look of antiquing and distressing combined with subtle colours and feminine elements.  And, as always, I just adore lots of layers and visual textures with ribbons and stitching.

The stamp sets used here are Wild Rose and Blossoms Abound.  Wild Rose produces such an amazing result with Stampinupwildrose2 little effort.  I masked the flower here to put on the greenery.

This was a lot of fun – give me pink and I know just what to do!Stampinupwildrose3

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{Spring Flowers Sofie Scrapbook Page}

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Stampinupscrapbookspringflo The papers featured here actually are available; they were just mistakenly left out of the catalogue!  They are called Spring Flowers and there is a Bashful Blue version called Spring Showers available as well.

The S is a covered chipboard letter that has also been stamped with the stamp set that coordinates with these papers, Looks Like Spring.  And of course, we can't forget the punch that goes with the set  as well, Spring Bouquet, which is where all the little flowers come from.Stampinupspringflowers

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