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Going Global Masculine “My Guy” Layout

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I am really, really pleased with how this one turned out.   And I will divulge that it brought a tear to my dear husband’s eye.

I wanted to use the awesome Going Global set for a layout before it disappears:

stampin up jacque williams stamphappy new zealand going global places masculine scrapbooking layoutThe photo just doesn’t do this justice!

I created the background with strips of the Going Places Paper Stack.

stampin up jacque williams stamphappy new zealand going global places brick wall fauxI’ve created a cool brick wall detail using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder – a MUST HAVE – in two of the corners.  Hubby likes the beat-up, natural look.   The Antique Brads are a second MUST!

stampin up jacque williams stamphappy new zealand going global masculine layout places diyI used the Going Global stamp set for the subtitle. I did rearrange the sentiment stamp a little so it would fit and work with this particular die, currently a real favorite.

stampin up jacque williams stamphappy new zealand going global places classes scrapbooking layout masculine how do iThe design was relatively busy, so I’ve created a hidden tag under the photo, which adds a bit of detail without being to frilly.

I taught this last night and look forward to teaching it a few more times:

Thursday 3 March Otahuhu 7:30pm

Saturday 23 APRIL Nelson 10:30 am

Saturday 7 May Tauranga 10 am

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Color Blocking Layout – Kindred Spirits

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I fell in love with the First Sight stamp set when I saw it at our Stampin’ Up! training event (OnStage) in November.  Romantic, beautiful flourishes – what’s not to love?

Today’s share is a scrapbooking layout I created featuring this beautiful stamp set:

stampin up first sight scrapbooking layout 2 blushing bride vintage color blocking

Being February, I really wanted to do a layout with a love theme (although most of them already are!).  I do like the concept of color blocking or squares as it’s an easy way to fit a lot of photos on AND a great way to teach little techniques on a smaller canvas.

stampin up bloomin heart scrapbooking layout 2These cute little flowers come with the Bloomin’ Heart die – that gorgeous, lacy heart that is so popular at the moment.

stampin up first sight blushing bride embossingPaper-piercing has always been a favorite of mine.  I love subtle details.  Best of all – this is a non-consumable, so use the paper piercing tool over and over and over.

I’ve also chosen to edge the pieces using WHITE ink this time for a leather, frosted look rather than an aged look.

stampin up first sight summer silhouettes scrapbooking The Summer Silhouettes stamp set makes an appearance to balance all the flourishes.  The accents here are from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit (see below).  Such cute little sparkly enamel dots!

Happy Waitangi Day and thanks for reading!  Shopping list is below and if you haven’t seen it already, please check out my new Virtual Stamp Club for those preferring online classes and purchases!

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Grateful for You Scrapbooking Layout

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The challenge I gave myself was to use many of the fabulous products in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue in a non-Christmas way.  A sampler is one of my “go to” layouts because it allows for many pictures, a clean design, to use up bits and pieces, lots of flexibility, and the chance to showcase quite a few products:

stampin up festive flower punch scrapbooking layoutI chose Mint Macaron, Basic Black and Very Vanilla as my colour palette.  Rich Razzleberry adds a tiny accent in each square.

stampin up woodland friends thanksgiving title layout I just adored this stamp from Thankful Forest Friends – what a lovely saying, perfect for home decor, cards, and layouts.   I’ve stamped it here in multiple colours to pull the palette together.

stampin up shaker grateful gold mint macaron sequinHow fun to have a shaker element on a page!  I used sequins and microbeads here.  I will miss the Black Glimmer Paper – be sure and stock up on that goody before it retires in a few week’s time!

stampin up festive flower punch gold mint macaron scrapbooking layoutI’ve had a flower like this in mind for months!    I’ve used the Festive Flower punch to make a bit more “delicate” flower by using Vanilla and hollowing out some of the petals.  This punch is so versatile!

stampin up jingle all the way sleigh ride watercolour wishes

Love these Sleigh Ride Edgelits!  I didn’t use the sleigh one, of course, but the trees and the houses. Snip the smoke off of the houses to make them more “general”.   The sentiment is from the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit – nice to use the stamp set for other things than just the kit.

There is still time to order your supplies for projects or to give as gifts!  I also do vouchers if you prefer.

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Happy Together Monochromatic Scrapbooking Layout

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Today’s share is a recent layout I made featuring the Butterfly Thinlits Dies and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  As well as lots and lots of embossing!

stampin up endless thanks crazy about you 3 photo monochromatic scrapbooking layoutThe colours are simple so the photos really stand out, but the techniques here are not so simple. It took a fair bit of puzzling to get it all to work, but the clients who have come to this class so far have done very well!

stampin up butterfly dies scrapbooking layout embossing

It’s been a fun discovery to learn how to colour the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and has really opened up so many possibilities!  Love the shaded effect and the sparkle of these delicate butterflies on this pretty page.   And the embellishment is from the Wonderland series in the Holiday Catalogue (see below).

stampin up hello you scrapbooking layout monochromatic 3 photoUsed over and over and over, love the Crazy About You bundle for scrapbooking layouts!  I’ve just glued it down in a few places here to keep the dimensional look all the embossing provides.  The new Fine Tip Glue Pen is a must for fine pieces.

stampin up hidden tags endless thanks layout scrapbookingA couple of hidden tags with a bit of ribbon of colour make the layout even more interesting.   It’s important to journal and to include your own handwriting at least some of the time.   A hidden tag is a great way to write without “ruining the layout” or to write things very personal.

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Thurs 22 Oct 7:30pm New Lynn Card Class $15

Friday 30 Oct 7:00 pm Pakuranga Card Class $15

Thurs 12 Nov 7:30 pm Otahuhu Scrapbooking Class $15

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Awesomely Artistic (again!) Layout – this time on Wood

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I tease my clients that at each class, chances are pretty high they will be using the Awesomely Artistic stamp set . . . and for good reason!  I find this is my “go to” set this year. It just has a bit of everything and is easy to layer.

I had clear instructions to do a layout with JUST my middle daughter, Kjirsti, who was feeling slighted somehow.   We have a running joke with her that we buy her a red with white polka dots present every year, so of course I had to use this particular print in the pack as the accent:

Stampin Up Farmer's Market layoutI took this concept right out of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue – they have a similar sample in there, but of course I changed it up some to fit my style and photo.     I’ve used this yummy WOOD background paper from the Farmer’s Market pack . . . I could use this paper all day long.

stampin up farmer's market vellum quick easy layout scrapbooking

Random, layered stamping is one of my favorites. Here I’ve used the Hello, Honey, Night of Navy, and Old Olive inks.

stampin up natural wood expressions farmer's marketThe wooden words from the Expressions Natural Elements adds a bit of visual texture to the layout.  And these are a good price – 15 words for 10.75!  (five each of Celebrate, Congrats, and Thanks – shopping links below).

stampin up farmers market doily awesomely artisticI will be teaching this layout at the Hamilton Quilt and Craft Show Sept 3-6 every day at 2pm.  Depending on who attends at the show, I may also teach this at the Hamilton Scrap day 19 September and the Tauranga day 26 September.  See my Calendar page for a full listing.

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Butterfly Basics Project LIfe Layout

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Have you tried the Project Life method of scrapbooking?   I’ve done a number of layouts, and have found this to be a very easy and fast way to preserve your memories!

The concept is based on pockets – just fill in the pockets with your photos and any remaining pockets, you can fill in with pre-printed cards or create your own, like I’ve done here.  Use bits of leftover projects, a card front – or just leave one pocket blank and journal.  Couldn’t be easier!

stampin up project life butterfly basics blackberry blissI’ve used the Butterfly Basics stamps here along with the colours Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand, and Rose Red.

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A row of pearls finishes off these stunning butterflies.

stampin up crazy about you project life

I’ve used the Crazy About You stamp set and dies for the title.  This is a great scrapbooking set to have!

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I heat embossed these “ferns” with Iridescent Ice and Whisper White ink.   Of course, the photo doesn’t do justice.

Give this a try!  The pages and not expensive; start by just using a stack of photos and what  you have on hand.  Shopping list below:

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Do More of What Makes you Happy Scrapbooking Layout

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One thing I love about Stampin’ Up! is just the vast versatility of so many of the products!   Isn’t it fun to see the same thing used in so many different ways?  Here I’ve created a fun, happy layout using some of my most treasured pictures of my youngest daughter, Sofie.  She took these herself, unbeknownst to me, while we had a “girl’s day out” together:

stampin up cherry on top scrapbooking layout

I’ve used the fun, bright Cherry on Top paper stack to compliment what Sofie is wearing.  I’m not much into bright colours, but teamed with a lot of white, it’s quite striking.

stampin up cherry on top bermuda bay hello lifeWashi tape too wide?  Trim in half!

I’ve used the very cool Alphabet Rotary Stamp here – a cool way to spell out names or whatever you want!

stampin up pansy punch hello life scrapbook layoutA simple, bold flower accents the layout using the ever-popular Pansy Punch.

I’ve used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp here, but this time in Bermuda Bay, rather than a brown.  I find this stamp is best used sparingly, so it’s not really noticed, but adds visual texture.

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Join us for this layout class Thursday 23 July in Otahuhu 7:30pm  $15!

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Awesomely Artistic Vintage Scrapbooking Layout – The Best Things Aren’t Things

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My most used stamp set thus far from the New Catalogue is Amazingly Artistic  – love all the variety and the cool layering in this set!   I used this for my Hawaiian Grand Vacation swap, and you may well recognize then the inspiration for this layout:

stampin up amazingly artistic vintage layout masculineThese photos are some of my favorites – Rob and I went on a weekend away up north and my eldest, Madeleine, for some unknown reason wanted to go with us.  And we had the best time!  This is an unplanned, no make-up, dress up photo shoot we did on a whim.  So fun to “play” with the kids even as they emerge into adults.

stampin up amazingly artistic craft white vintage kraft card typeset dspI’ve used our lovely, thick Kraft cardstock as the base here, and stamped that wonderful floral bunch as a border in the Craft Whisper White ink (love that ink!).

stampin up amazingly artistic swap inspired typeset layout bermuda bayAnd this part is reminiscent of my swap, which was a box.  I changed up the words to fit the layout and added a shiny, black heart to go with our pirate theme!!

stampin up amazingly artistic feel goods scrapbooking layoutAnd this stamp from Feel Goods could really go on every scrapbook page ever made – it’s truth.  Love this and I sure do love my girl.

Join us for a scrapbook class this month to make this one or schedule your own private booking with you and a few friends!

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