I have been flipping past this set of stamps so many times this week as I had not used them before and wanted to. This technique seemed perfect to use with these flower stamps. So here is a very simple card (yeah I can’t believe I did more fussy cutting either lol)
Am so happy I can finally post this card. Day 8 is all about Label stamps and sadly It appears I only have like 2 of them and one of them is AWOL (wish I could remember where I put my wood mounted and teeny stamps), However I loved the technique so much that I had one of my flashes of inspiration while flipping through my stamps and this card was born.
Lots of Kaiser Both the Frame and the Sweet Nothings collection. Have to say I am stoked with how this turned out. Appart from my not quite getting the centre straight (think crooked things are my trademark because no matter what I do they seem to happen)
Anyway here is the card:
and when you open the Little flap
Just a few more to share with you all and then it is on to new adventures 🙂
Something a little yellow and sunshiney. My Doodle geenies always get a workout even now I still use them as they make great sewing and bling templates and have limitless possibilities on layouts and cards.
I love puppy Noel as I had a lot of pics that were full of empty bits of space or stuff that I did not really want to use so cut them into shapes for this one (perhaps it should have gone in the Christmas post but I must have missed it. A technique I really love is to colour chipboard or wooden embellishments, add some embossing powder heat it and then press stamping foil over the top for a sort of vintagy old worn look with a bit of added sparkle.
My Favourite Teacher was created for a step by step. I wanted to show how easy it can be to deconstruct a piece of patterned paper with a bit of fussy cutting while still allowing for whoever did the step by step to add their own touches and extra embelishments and such.
and lastly not a perfect layout by any means but a bit of fun 🙂 me as a pirate
You know it has been a lot of fun looking back this past week. I can see how far I have come as a scrapbooker, some pages still make me smile because I know how extremely little stash I had to create with and marvel at how well I did. Others make me cringe a little with embarassment like many scrappers when we look back and think I would have done this or that differently.
This first layout is a 6×6 one of my Mother and one of her Brothers my Uncle Bob. I Made this for her 60th birthday album so 5 years ago.
The next is a page that I made using Rachael Grieg Paper with pics from Florriade. For non Aussies it is a huge flower festival that is on each spring in Canberra and if your ever in Australia it is well worth the effort to visit. You can see that this was when I was first starting out as the page is sparse on embelishments and such.
This next layout is a little bit of my bearmaking and the process involved. This really was when my stash was very new and I was addicted to Dimensional Magic.
This is a friend of an ex’s wedding. I really love the elegance of this layout and just how the simple smaller pics at the bottom form a boarder with graphics tape.
and for something a little different a surfboard shaped layout I did of my Nieces at the beach. I love the pearlex and marker technique that is used to highlight the butterfies on the paper it takes a little time and patience to do. This was done for a scrapbooking memories masters entry some years ago.
This next mini album was made at the start of 2010 and was a huge leap out of my comfort zone in terms of colour and style. I Believe I made this for the Kaiser DT call that year. I can certainly see how my photography has also improved a lot since then.
A Kaiser MDF Album with Kaiser Paper, and other assorted things and one of my all time most used set of stamps MSE Friendship quotes.
and last but not least a chipboard Mini Album I created last year after a break up. I am really proud of how this turned out even if it wasn’t the happiest of endings. Sometimes scrapping can be a form of therapy. There is a lot of pockets and such to add print outs of messages and such. Funny though I have yet to add them to the album. I may one day but then again maybe I wont shrugs.
And thats all for the walk down mini album memory lane 🙂
You can tell these are older as well as the photos from my photobucket have not been edited to fit the size of my wordpress blog!
The first Mini Album is a Kaisercraft tag book, that I turned into a friendship book. It was one of my first plays with crackle medium and I have to admit I really love how different thicknesses of crackle medium create totally different styles of cracks.
The other thing with this Album is my stash was very new at the time and I really did not have much to work with. I made this album about 4 years or so ago.
Ahh my first Distress ink Pad used here 🙂
The smallest Album I have ever made made with Mini Playing cards and the index prints you sometimes get with photos.
This next album was a couple of years back me Playing wanting to do More Masculine stuff as I do not often get the chance or have the need to do that sort of thing. Another MDF Kaisercraft Album and more crackle.
Namely Kaisercraft’s Sweet Nothings which I have rather fallen in love with.
So I started out to make a Mother’s day card.
The first card I did was a self styled accordion style card. And when I had finished whilst I loved the result it just did not really suit my Mum (the Mom sticker is from a US Stamp sheet) however I do know exactly who I will be sending it to.
and a place to write a message
I have to say I truly did not think I could pull off this Diamond Fold card. It looks so fancy and scary when you see one and you look at the instructions and think no way I can’t do that. But guess what you can! It is actually far simpler than it looks. The results are stunning and even better my Mother loved it and the Stationary box I made her for Mothers day.
The Card Closed
Opened Out a bit
fully opened front of the card
and the back opened out
You can certainly see why I am in love with this paper range.I have the Paper pad with the added extras and it is so special of course it was perfect for Mother’s Day.