Saturday, May 16, 2009

Bloom & Grow

Here is another page I made for our class the other day. I am loving these gorgeous papers in the Urban Garden series. I based my page on this sketch on the Pagemaps website.

I love that it uses a large portion of patterned paper, but what drew my attention was the foliage at the side of the photo. On my layout I used a stamp from the Echoes of Kindness hostess set, stamped in Not Quite Navy and watercoloured using the ink (press the closed inkpad in the centre then open to reveal a puddle of ink inside the lid).

For the title I used a nestabilities die on basic gray, with a scalloped border in Kiwi Kiss. Somehow the words of Edelweiss popped into my head, so I used them for the journalling and title. Laura does greet me every morning, and seem happy to meet me! She is soft and white, clear and bright (but I didn't include all that on my page!)

A bit of machine stitching around the edge finished off my title , and I also stitched around the patterned paper and distressed all the edges for a softer look.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Scrap Club Layout - May

Yesterday we had the first Scrap Club class, and based our layouts on the above page, using the Trendy Trees stamp set, and the Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Papers.

This stamp set is just too cute, and so versatile. perfect for outdoor photos, autumn, family tree and many more themes.

Our next Scrap Club is on Wednesday 18th June, at 8pm, and YOU are invited! We will complete 2 layouts (one based on a set design, and the other your own choice of colours/papers/theme) and the cost is $15.00 To book in please email me.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sweet Mothers Day Offerings

My sweet Emily used my Stampin' Up! supplies to make Mothers Day special for me!

A very cute card using the Good Friend set and the Polka Dot Punches (retired)

and a header for a bag of Dark Chocolate Hazelnuts, also using the Polka Dot Punches set.

Both lovely surprises!

I love the colours she chose for the bird, ones I would never have thought to use, but they work well. The neutral background is also very classy.

Well done Emily, I love you too!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Classes in May

You're invited to my classes this week and next!

May Stamp-a-Stack
Make 8 cards in 2 hours!
Learn new techniques and play with the Stampin’ Up! products.
(We will use Trendy Trees and Echoes of Kindness, as seen in the previous two posts)
All materials and morning tea/supper provided
Beginners welcome

Wednesday 20th May 8.00-10.00pm 5 places left
Thursday 21st May 10.00am-12.00pm 6 places left
Thursday 21st May 8.00-10.00pm 6 places left

Cost: $18.00 (or $15.00 when you BYO SNAIL adhesive)
Venue: my home in Hornsby

Scrap Club
Use coordinated stamps, 12x12 papers and cardstock to create 2 or more beautiful scrapbook pages in one class.

Included in the cost:
· 1 set page using the Trendy Trees set – great for an outdoor/family page
· 1 page using your choice of papers, card and stamps
· If you want to make more pages then paper and cardstock is available on a per sheet basis.
· Use of punches, stamps, ink etc.
· Supper
Beginners welcome

Bring: photos to scrapbook, paper trimmer, adhesive (or add $2.00 to use my adhesive), cash to purchase extra card/paper, ribbon etc.

Date: Thursday 14th May 8.00-10.00pm - yes that's in 2 days!
Cost: $15.00
Venue: my home in Hornsby

Organise your own class
If these dates don’t suit you and your friends, or you’d like to learn a specific technique, then contact me to book a time that does suit!

To book into a class, or for any enquiries please email me

Echoes of Kindness

The Echoes of Kindness hostess set is another of my favourites from the new catalogue, and in a completely different style to Trendy Trees (see last post). This one is gorgeous for watercolouring, which I have done in various ways. For this card I stamped Elegant Eggplant onto watercolour paper, then painted loosely within the lines using the Aquapainter and the Watercolor Wonder crayons. I ran an Old Olive marker along the stem. A quick elegant card which became a Mothers Day card for my mother-in-law.

Trendy Trees

In the holidays my extended family went on a holiday to the Blue Mountains. We had a great time, and for Mothers Day I made Mum a little album of photos we took of all the family members enjoying Leura.

I used a slip-in 10x15cm album, and made a title page and end page using the Trendy Trees set, my latest favourite set. I also used the coordinating wheel at the bottom of the page. Lots of fun.