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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Hello Life - CSI 327 - Teresa Collins

Hallo there my scrapbook friends.  I am sharing the page for Color Story Inspiration 1st August reveal. I still have a lot of the Teresa Collins "Hello My Name is" collection and the colours in this moodboard had me reaching for it.  This year with the lockdown I haven't bought any new papers or collections and I really want to make a dent in my stash...you know...to make space for new goodies :)   Here is my page: 

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Teresa Collins (Hello my Name is); Cardstock:  American Crafts;  Chipboard:  Teresa Collins; Flowers:  Little Birdie, Prima; Brads:  Teresa Collins; Enamel dots: Teresa Collins; Die cuts/Stickers:  Teresa Collins; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Iced Spruce); Stencil:  Celebr8; Dies:  Spellbinders.

The case file:


I used one of Laura Whitaker's sketches as inspiration:

Some close ups:

I really piled the embellishments onto this one.  I made a little banner with some of the flags and twine 

The title was part of the chipboard sticker sheet.

I stitched around the circle and added some matching flowers from my stash.

I was really a big fan of Teresa Collins and was sad when she stopped designing products.

The photo of me in front of the wall art was taken in Durban a few years ago.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I do hope that you will come and play along with the challenges on Color Story Inspiration. ♥

Thursday, July 30, 2020

My Baby Brother - Lady Pattern Paper - Little Moments

Hallo there.  Have you seen the cut Little Moments collection by Lady Pattern Paper?  It was the perfect paper to scrap photos of my gorgeous little Eben.  Lukas adores his little brother and his mom took this precious photo of him hugging.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Paper (Little Moments); Cardstock:  American Crafts; Chipboard title: Dusty Attic; Puffy silver hearts: Freckled Fawn; Enamel dots: Nuvo Crystal Drops (Silver Lining); Embroidery Floss: DMC; Other Mediums:  Embossing Powder: Wow (Metallic Silver), Glossy Accents; Border Punch:  Fiskars

I cut strips from the Little Moments - Best Friends, Little Moments - Cuddly Time and Little Moments - Soft Blooms (B side). 

  I used a border punch and punched strips of Twinkle Toes Fluffy Clouds So Buff to add as an accent between the strips of patterned paper.  I stitched down the ridges of the punched strips.  


The banners were covered in Glossy Accents and when it dried I popped up the banners with foam dots and layered it over my prepared background. 

I fussy cut the fox and bunny from Little Moments - Best Friends and I also fussy cut the two banner pieces on Little Moments - Snip-snip.   I cut a cloud from cardstock and stitched around it before layering the two little creatures over the cloud.

 The soft colours and gentle textures of these papers are perfect to capture those baby brother moments.

Be sure to get your Little Moments collection from your local scrapbook store. ♥

Monday, July 27, 2020

Sand and Sea - CSI 325

Hallo there my scrapbook friends.  I am sharing a page of our first visit to the beach since lockdown began in March.  This is for the mid month challenge at Color Story Inspiration. The colours of the moodboard is very much 5th of July and for me living in South Africa the colours reminds me of the beach.  Here is my page: 

Patterned paper:  Kaisercraft (background), Authentique (Seaside); Cardstock:  American Crafts; Letter Stickers: American Crafts (Splash); Wood Veneer: My Minds Eye, Studio Calico, Elle's Studio; Puffy Stars:  Bella Blvd; Die Cuts: My Minds Eye; Cut file: Just Nick Studio; Other: Silhouette Cameo.

The Case file:

This is how I solved the case file:
Scheme:  All the colours used.

Evidence: Stripes, stars, wood grain, wood accents, banners.

Testimony:  I documented a day at the beach.

Some close ups:
 The photo of Lukas and his puppy was the perfect photo to use with this Just Nick Studio cut file. I cut the hearts slightly smaller than the cut file and distressed it before adding it on top of the cut file.

 I love the wood accents that compliment the wood grain background paper and it is just perfect for a beach page.

 I backed the paw prints with patterned papers from the same collection.

 I combined some puffy stars with wood veneer stars.

I double matted my photo in red and navy blue.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope that you decide to play along with the great challenges over at Color Story Inspiration.  


Saturday, July 25, 2020

Wild & Free - Lady Pattern Paper Bohemian Muse

Hi there.  I want to share a page that I created using the Lady Pattern Paper Bohemian Muse collection.  I documented photos taken during a visit to the beach.  This was the last time the cousins spent time at the beach together before Kobus Jr, Lache and the children moved to Australia in March. 
Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Lady Pattern Paper Bohemian Muse, Lady Pattern Paper basic Essentials, Cardstock: American Crafts; Chipboard:  Lady Pattern Paper; Puffy Stars: Bella BLVD; Wood stars/dots: My Minds Eye; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Antique Linen, Shaded Lilac); Stencil: Kaisercraft; Embossing Powder: Lindy's Byzantine Bronze, Midnight Sapphire, Other: Silhouette Cameo.

Sketch by Laura Whitaker

Close ups:

 The chipboard title and arrow was heat embossed.  The background was stenciled.

 The journaling was cut from one of the journaling cards.

 I layered two stars over each other and stitched around the top star.

 These were such precious moments capture.



Thank you for visiting my blog today♥

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Love Always - Pinkfresh Studio (Just a little Lovely) - Dusty Attic

Hello there my dear scrapbook friends.  I am still enjoying working with the Pinkfresh Studio Just a little Lovely collection.  When I saw this month's mood board on the Dusty Attic Facebook page, I knew this collection will be perfect.  I scrapped another photo taken on our family photo shoot last year. 

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Pinkfresh Studio (Just a little Lovely); Cardstock:  American Crafts; Chipboard:  Dusty Attic (Squiggly Frame 1, Best Friends Title, Cherry Blossom blooms; Flowers: Celebr8, Prima; Enamel dots: Pinkfresh Studio; Ephemera: Pinkfresh Studio; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Embossing Powder:  Wow Rose Gold, Lindy's Geranium Blush; Dies: Cottage Cuts; Cutfile: Just Nick Studio.

The mood board:

 Some close ups:
 I love this background paper.  It is the B Side of Chitchat.  I used this beautiful Spring Floral Frame by Just Nick Studio and cut it in white cardstock.  

 I then cut the cut file for a second time using the "Story" paper's B Side to back the open flowers.

 The journaling was cut from one of the cut apart cards on the "Story" paper.

 I found the perfect colour flowers in my stash and added some blooms from the Cherry Blossom chipboard blooms.  

I heat embossed the frame and the title with WOW Rose Gold embossing powder.  I love how the rose gold compliments the colour scheme.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Carefree - Pinkfresh Studio (Just a little Lovely)

Hello there.  I have to admit that the Pinkfresh Studio (Just a little Lovely) collection is my favourite collection of all time.  I have let the designs of the papers lead me when I designed each and every page.  I put a lot of time into each page...but for me at has always been about the process.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Pinkfresh Studio (Just a little Lovely); Cardstock:  American Crafts; Puffy Stickers:  Pinkfresh Studio; Die cuts:  Pinkfresh Studio; Sequins:  Stash; Embroidery Floss:DMC; Ink: Ranger Black Archival Ink; Other:  Stickels (Eucalyptus); Stamps:  Altenew (Perfectly Perfect).

Some close ups:
 I fussy cut this patterned paper and then stamped flowers and leaves from the Altenew Perfectly Perfect stamps onto patterned papers and white cardstock.

 These photos of Bianca and Stefan was taken on our family photo shoot last year...and I wanted to scrap them together.  The design of this page was perfect to include three photos.

 I added craft foam to the backs of the photos and adhered it to the aqua cardstock.  The dimension created was perfect for me to tuck the stamped images in between the layers of my photo mat.

 I decided to frame the photos by adding a row of stitching around the three photos.

 I added foam dots behind some of the stamped images before tucking them in.  I finished the page with tone-on-tone sequins.  I added a drop of Eucalyptus Stickels to the centers.

 I kept one side of the page white and then decided to bring stitching and sequins to this side as well to balance the page.

 I added pop dots behind the fussy cut edge and I love the shadow it creates. The puffy title was perfect for this page.

I am delighted with how it turned out and the page is a perfect setting for the emotion captured in the photos.

Thank you so much for visiting my page today♥

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Enjoy Today - Pinkfresh Studio (Just a little Lovely)

Hello my dear friends.  I am sharing another page with a photo from our family photo shoot last year.  Since then Kobus, Lache and the children moved to Sydney, Australia and two more grandsons were born.  This photo is one of my favourite.  Stefan and Juan were so close, they were born only a few months apart and were best friends.  They also lost their front teeth at the same time, which makes this photo priceless.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Pinkfresh Studio (Just a little Lovely); Cardstock:  American Craft, Watercolour Paper,  Letter Stickers:  Pinkfresh Studio; Enamel dots: Nuvo Crystal drops (Caribbean Ocean); Die cuts and puffy stickers:  Pinkfresh Studio; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink: Lindy's Starburst Squirts (Loonie Toonie Teal, Banff Blue, Polite People Purple); Distress Ink: Broken China, Dusty Concorde; Stencil:  Kaisercraft.

Some close ups:
 I cut the heart from watercolour paper and painted it with Lindy's Starburst Squirts.  

 I stenciled distress ink onto the background through a stencil before adhering the heart to the paper and stitching around the edges.

 I really love this scripty puffy words and decided to add my title at an angle and nestle the word "today" between the letters.

 It makes me sad that these two will not be playing together again anytime soon.  

This quote seemed perfect for this photo.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.  I hope you are inspired to create something pretty.