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Friday, March 15, 2019

Baby Pilates - CSI276 - Kaisercraft Finders Keepers

Hello there.  It is the mid month reveal over at Color Story Inspiration.  I absolutely love the scene and the colour combination of this case file.  As you know I am scrapping my stash this year and I used the Kaisercraft Finders Keepers collection and a photo taken of Stefan when he was still small.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Kaisercraft (Finders Keepers); Cardstock: American Craft; Vellum: Bazzil; Letter Stickers:  American Craft fabric chipboard; Sticky note banners: Maggie Holmes (Carousel); Chipboard kites: Little Birdie; Enamel dots: Nuvo Crystal Drops (Midnight Blue); Die Cuts:  Kaisercraft (Finders Keepers); Twine: WeR Memorykeepers; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Other: Silhouette Cameo

The Case File:

I was inspired by the scene and the colour combination:

Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  Dots, grid pattern, stripes, clouds, sun, bows, string, kites, triangles (banners)

Testimony:  I documented photos of my grandson Stefan when he was still a baby.

Some close ups:
 I cut the vellum clouds and the sun with the Silhouette Cameo and hand stitched around it.

 The cute little chipboard kites by Little Birdie was the perfect match for this case file.

 I made little stings of bunting using some sticky notes by Maggie Holmes (Carousel).

 I placed the three pattened papers in a grid design and then stitched around each one creating a quilt effect.

 I used some Nuvo Crystal drops and a few of the die cuts from the Kaisercraft Finders Keepers collection.

He was such a cutie and this photo of him was taken shortly after he observed me doing my exercises in the morning. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Please consider playing along with us at Color Story Inspiration.  You don't need a blog as you can upload your page to the CSI Facebook page.  There are awesome sponsors and prizes to be won.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Love This - August 2016 Hip Kit

Hello there.  I am sharing another stash busting layout.  This time I am using the August 2016 Hip Kit and an older photo of my grandson Lukas.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Amy Tan, Crate Paper, Dear Lizzy; Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard Title:  Dear Lizzy; Chipboard:  Crate Paper; Puffy house:  Crate Paper (Cute Girl); Puffy stars:  Bella Blvd; Embroidery Floss:  DMC Variegated; Ink:  Prima Color Bloom (Soft Teal); Border punch: Fiskars; Other: Silhouette Cameo.

Some Close ups:
 I first applied the Color Bloom Spray through a stencil to white card stock.  I then cut the intricate star with the Silhouette Cameo and stitched through it.  The cute chipboard cat face is by Crate Paper (Cute Girl)

 I added a few paper layers behind my photo.  How cute is that little puffy house.

 Lukas is really forcing the cat into this hug.  Koetchie was not a very lovable cat.

A few more embellishments and some clear stickers by Amy Tangerine...and another  memory is documented.

Are you scrapping your stash and discovering some awesome elements hiding there?

Friday, March 8, 2019

Wild Thing - CSI 275 - Amy Tan (Plus One)

The March Color Story Inspiration files were revealed on 1 March.  Here is my page based on Case File 275.  Please come and play along.  It is so much fun to shop your stash and there is some awesome prizes up for grabs.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Amy Tan (Plus One); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  American Craft (Amy Tan); Enamel dots:  Nuvo Glitter drops; Other mediums:  Gelatos.

The case file;
I solved the case as follows:

Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  Floral pattern (fussy cut), stripes, text print, frame, watercolor (gelatos)

Testimony:  Part of my journaling is framed.

Some close ups:
 Leane is our only grand daughter.  She loves bling and wearing girly clothes...in that same clothes she will hang upside down from the jungle gym.  I added colour to my background with Gelatos...blending it with a baby wipe.

 The perfect title for my wild child.
This journaling block was put into a frame.

 The flowers were fussy cut from a patterned paper and then coloured with Gelatos.

 I love that these photos tell a story and another memory is documented.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Please consider playing along with this challenge.

Explore - Lady Pattern Paper - African Dream

I really love the new Lady Pattern Paper (African Dream) collection.  The Wild Thing paper which has our national anthem was perfect to use to cut the map of Africa with my Silhouette Cameo.  If you have followed me for a long time you will know that we have had a prolonged drought.  The photo was taken by my husband at Hole-in-the-Wall on the Transkei coast.  We were walking back from the lookout point when it started raining.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper African Dream, Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Dusty Attic, Flowers:  Prima, Celebr8; Pearls: Fabscraps; Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal Drops (bright gold); Embroidery Floss: DMC; Other mediums:  Embossing powder Tsukineko (gold and bronze); Dies:  Cottage cuts (Spring Greenery); Other: Doily

 I heat embossed the circle chipboard with gold embossing powder and the title and heart with bronze embossing powder.

 I added some flowers, leaves and Nuvo crystal drops on opposite sides of the photo.

 I added the heat embossed heart in the area where Hole-in-the-Wall is located.

 The story...

I stitched around the edges of the African map and around the patterned paper that was mounted on cardstock.  I really love how this page turned out.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The drum of Africa beats in my heart - Lady Pattern Paper (African Dream)

Hello there.  Have you seen the gorgeous new Lady Pattern Paper African Dreams collection?  It is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for your scenery, sunsets, sunrise and wild life photos.  When I saw it I knew that I had the perfect photos that was just waiting for the right paper to be documented.  It was a story that needed to be documented and I knew that I wanted a big photo on it so I elected to create a double page spread.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (African Dream); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard title: Celebr8; Chipboard leaves: Dusty Attic; Flowers: Dusty Attic, Petaloo; Paint:  Lukas Cryl Studio; Stencil: Prima; Other Mediums:  Stencil glue, Lindy's reindeer moss green embossing powder, Rose Gold foil (Couture Creations); Border punch: Fiskars; Other:  Sisal and feathers.

Some close ups:

 I started by fussy cutting the Aloe on "The Gift" paper and layering it over another paper with the aloe on it.  

I then cut strips of paper from "The Gift", "Mamma Africa", "Wild Thing", "Evita" and "Magic".  I attached it to two card stock backgrounds.  I then took a stencil and applied stencil glue to my background pages.  I allowed it to dry and then rubbed Rose Gold Foil onto the tacky glue to create a foiled background.
The large title is an older Celebr8 chipboard title.  I painted it with beige acrylic paint.

I wanted a large 8 inch by 10 inch photo on my page.  I pasted my photos down and then added the title to the middle of the page.

I then made three clusters on the  page using pretty flowers from Dusty Attic and Petaloo.

I layered some sisal under the flowers and added some heat embossed Dusty Attic chipboard leave sprigs to the cluster.

As a final touch I added a few guineafowl feathers.

What would a layout be without the story.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  Be sure to get this beautiful paper collection from your local scrapbook store before it is all gone.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Feel the Love - CSI #273 - Lady Pattern Paper

Hallo my crafty friends.  I want to share the page I made based on the Color Story Inspiration case file #273.  If you have never played along with these challenges, please consider it.  It is heaps of fun, you get to dig into your stash and get your stuff on pages and as a bonus you can win really awesome prizes.  The mid week challenge is Valentines themed and this is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper, Kaisercraft (grey woodgrain), Felicity Jane (fussy cut flowers); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard:  Project Life; Brads:  My Minds Eye;  Epoxy stickers:  My Minds Eye; Enamel dots:  Nuvo glitter drops (Honey Gold); Embroidery Floss: DMC Variegated; Cut File:  Handipaper Etsy shop; Other: Silhouette Cameo.

The case file:


This is how I solved the case:

Scheme:  All the colours used.

Evidence: woodgrain, flowers, hearts, Valentines-themed elements, frame.

Testimony:  I documented about the one I love using a Maya Angelou quote.

A few close ups:
 I love the cut files in the Handipaper Etsy shop...and this was one I had to get. I backed the file with papers from Lady Pattern Paper.

 These epoxy stickers from My Minds Eye has been in my stash since 2016...now it has a home.

 The fussy cut flowers are from a patterned paper by Felicity Jane and if I could have a 100 sheets of this it would not be enough.

 I embellished my clusters with epoxy hearts and Nuvo glitter drops...love them.  This quote by Maya Angelou was just perfect to document my love for my soul mate.

 I cut an additional heart to frame my photo.  I seldom cut my photos into shape...but this was just so perfect for that.

The brads is by My Minds Eye and a page would not be complete without some hand stitching.

Please come and play along with this challenge.  Thank you for visiting my blog today.♥

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Friends - CSI Cold case 274 - Art from the Heart

Hello there.  Do you need inspiration in your scrapbooking journey.  Color Story Inspiration is a great way to give your mojo a kick start and use your stash.  I scrapped a photo taken during our Secret Scrapbook Event in 2018 using the lovely Rose Garden collection by Art from the Heart.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Art from the Heart (Rose Garden); Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard  Title: Celebr8; Chipboard owl: Upikit; Bling:  Prima (Say it in crystals); Flowers: Petaloo; Ribbons: Stash; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Twine: WeR Memorykeepers; Ink: Tattered Rose; Other Mediums:  Finnabair paper paste; Stencil: Prima; Other: Doily from my stash.

The cold case file:


This is how I solved this cold case:  I found an older collection that matched the colour palette. I used stacks of ribbons and an old Petaloo flower. I incorporated a wood owl and a metal owl charm. I applied some texture paste (coloured with paint) through a stencil.

Some close ups:
 I stitched around the patterned papers.  The elements are cut from the cut apart sheet.

 Twisted ribbons and trims.

 The bling flourishes have also been living in my stash for many years.

 I coloured the paper paste with Tattered Rose distress Ink.  A little cluster at the bottom of the page to balance the composition.

 Twine wrapped around some of the paper also gives a lot of texture.

The title was heat embossed with black glitter embossing powder.