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{Let the Cute Begin!}

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I love this new set in the Summer Mini Catalogue!  And I have SO Many baby photos . . .

Stampinupcutie But I was thinking this particular stamp would also be great to make a little album for a new mum or a set of thank you cards.  Fun and cheery!

I've also used our new Felt Flowers here. What do you think of them?  Nice way to add some new texture.  The little onsie heart has some of the pink Chunky Glitter on it.  Wow, did my girls love that!  Sofie asked me if I would put some in her hair like a real fairy.

Colours used are Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, and Whisper White.

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{A Star in Auckland)

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Rivetmaleapproved What a great page!  Made by my team member and friend, Denise

I love the colour combination and the fun use of various star images and sets.  She's used a wheel that is traditionally a Christmas wheel, but used in purple, it becomes quite apprpriate on this non-holiday page.

StampinupstasSuch clever ladies out there!

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{Graceful Words Scrapbooking Page Challenge}

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I was so excited about this colour combination – I love combining colours that are next to each other on the colour wheel.  I'm sure there's a name for that.  Analagous?

120908-ci34[1]Stampinupgracefulwordspage I had several ideas for this one and couldn't wait to get started, but nothing came together like I envisioned.  So I've ended up with something totally different.  That's okay – the other ideas will work with another colour scheme and on another day.

The first element I thought of with these colours was hydrangeas – my most favourite flower ever.  I pulled out this gorgeous pictures of my youngest daughter and added pastels (chalks) to highlight the hydrangeas in her hand.  (I believe those hydrangeas were actually pale green, but with the magic of tinting your photos, they can be any colour you want!).  If you already own the Stampin Up pastels, here's another fantastic use for them.  If not, then put them on your wish list for January because there's a big sale coming . . .

Stampinupgracefulpage These papers are from the one and only scrapbook show I've attended in the states. I took a class taught by the designer and just loved these. My friend, Melinda, who went with me, thought they were awful, so I ended up with her lot as well.  She's got two boys anyway, so just as well.

I've used bits from the Pretties Kit here, the half back pearls on the corners and in the flowers specifically.  These flowers Stampinupscrapbookgraceful are technically prima flowers, but the hydrangeas from the pretties kit can easily be dyed to match the plum and blues of this theme.

The only stamping I've done is at the bottom and came out a bit more pale than I wanted.  The word grace is from a beatiful set called Graceful Words, one that is retired and I am never parting with mine.  You'll have to come over and borrow it then.

Questions?  Feel free to contact me any time!

A Daughter's Gift
Author: Robert Sexton
When I imagine
the life you will live,
I think of the pleasure
your presence will give.

I see the joy your smile will light
and the wonders you'll weave
when your dreams take flight.

I feel the hope
that will grow with your grace
and the difference you'll make
to each heart you embrace.

I imagine your life
as I know it will be;
for, my daughter, you've given
all this to me.

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{Color Challenge #33}

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I normally do not have the time to participate in challenges, but today I did!  I am stuck at home for three days, and this was just the perfect thing.  I REALLY 120208-ci33[1]enjoyed this; scrapbooking just for fun is extremely soothing, as you can see by the therapy all over the table:

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I challenged myself to do a scrapbook page because this is an area of non-expertise for me.  What do you think?

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The challenge was to use Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White.

That sounded like a Bali Breeze page to me!

I've also used the new scallop punch – which is a real time-saver!  The stamps are from the set called Eastern Blossoms, a new one from the Summer Mini Catalogue.  I achieved the multi-coloured image by using markers rather than the ink pads.

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The flower in the Aged Copper Hodge Podge frame is also done with markers.  I've distressed a few of the edges and used our fantastic Textured card, but for the most part left the page with clean lines.  Which was hard for me using Chocolate Chip to not age it a bit . . .

I've also added Crystal Effects to the flower centers just for a little oomph but without the distraction of glitter for this one.

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{Scrapbooking Mini-Book Class}

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I really enjoy making these quick and easy little books!  Fill these with photos, recipes, embelishements, advice, etc.  You can make these as thick or as thin as you wish and any size.  Featured here is the Artfully Asian set, coloured in with the Stampin' Write Markers and then accented with Crystal Effects.  Crystal Effects leaves a scrapbooking classes Auckland dimensional, shiny look, making the flowers stand out and look "wet" or embossed.  The background is stamped with the Weathered background stamp, one that is overlooked but a really useful one!  It's really neat when layered with flowers if you enjoyed the aged, distressed, or heritage look.

The designer paper used here is Apple Cider, also used on a scrapbook page posted earlier in the month (scroll down for it).  These aren't colours that I would naturally think to combine . . which is one reason I love to use the papers: it makes the colour combination decision for you!  These particular papers will be retired in 6 days, so please order now!

The neat feature of this book is the double set eyelets.  This book uses four of the Stampin' Up! jumbo eyelets, so the back is as neat looking as the front. 

If you would like to make this project, contact me to set up a time.

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{The Little Things}

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 I am now "getting it".  I have this tremendous urge to spend lock my door and scrapbooking layout ideas scrapbook!  I really love it.  Next year will bring more pages to my classes, more on offer, and more on this site.  How about a scrapbooking day?  Show of hands?

This page is an easy layout and actually the first layout I have attempted that uses more than one photo, as my dear Ria pointed out to me.  I have a preference for layouts with a strong focal point . . . that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! 

The layout was inspired by My Time.  Her great layout can be seen here.

The Designer Series Papers are Summer Picnic, available through the end of November.  I just love the bright colours in this series. This is also the papers used on the spinner card below.  The die cut blooms are a coordinating accessory for these papers and lots of fun, especially since they are on textured card and super big!  My friend Jan G made a particularly BIG and BOLD page using this same layout.  I forgot to get a shot of hers before she took off – send us one, Jan?

Stamps used here are from It's a Beautiful Thing and Enjoy Every Moment, both from the Spring mini catalogue.  Journaling to coordinate with your project is another great use of those markers on promotion this month!

Oh, and yes, I also made three of the girls in the photos.  The fourth one is a close friend of our family, Ayla.

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{Happy Days}

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So, we are all clearly in love with Dashing papers and the Season of Joy stamp set!  It's so Using stamps for scrapbooking classes versatile!  And I love that the Dashing does not necessarily have to be Christmas – it's just a great colour combination.  And at 13.95 for a pack of 12 double sided, a tremendous value, too.

This is a great little page I did up of my daughters from about four years back.  I see it's my eldest missing all the teeth in the pic, and this year it's the youngest who is missing four teeth for Christmas!  Oh, if only we could freeze them as they are.

The title Happy Days is done with a stamp set called Happy Everything and is in the main Idea Book & Catalogue.  I've done it up here with Whisper White ink.  The photo may not do it justice, but it shows up quite well on dark cardstock. It also stays wet for a bit so it is embossable too.

Don't forget the Christmas card submission!  You've all had a few days to work on it or just send me over what you are mailing out this year.  Enter to win a $20 gift voucher!

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{YOU}

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This little girl is now ten and dancing to Rihanna! 

This page uses the very delicious Berry Bliss paper series and lots of Whisper White ink for a good frosted look around the edges.  Stamp set used is Spring Solitude, which is a level two hostess set.  Get your girls together for a workshop, class or group order to get this beautiful set for FREE!

The words on this pages are some of our rub-ons, which show up quite well on dark cardstock, textured card, and other items such as glass jars.  Please check back in the next day or two for a promotion on rub-ons!

This class was actually meant Solitude-pageto showcase the hodgepodge hardware; you can see I've put it on in quite a few places.  I love my hardware – great for masculine and great to give a good contrast to the soft colours here.

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