Thursday, March 23, 2017

Little Farmers - October Hip Kit

Hello there.   Wynand, Nadia and the boys live on a small holding on the outskirts of the city.  A couple of months ago Kobus and Wynand decided to buy a few calves.  The young ones still need to be fed their milk twice a day.  Stefan and Lukas regularly helps with the feeding.  Here is a layout that captures these moments.

Supply list:  Patterned papers: Dear Lizzy (Saturday), Maggie Holmes (Gather), Paige Evans (Take me Away); Cardstock: American Craft: Letter Stickers:  Jillibean Bean Board Alpha, tiny alpha:We'R Memory Keepers; Wood Veneer: Jillibean Soup; Chipboard:  Maggie Holmes; Clear Stickers; Simple Stories; Puffy Stickers: WeR Memory Keepers; Brads: Simple Stories; Enamel dots: Simple Stories, My Minds Eye; Die cuts: WeR Memory Keepers; Twine: WeR Memory Keepers.  Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen);  Stencil:  Prima

Some close ups: 
 The tag was made with the kraft paper that backs the Celebr8 chipboard.

Kimberley Hutchinson never ceases to amaze me with how she puts these kits together to co-ordinate so perfectly.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Best little Moments - December Hip Kit

Hi there...I am still creating with my December Hip Kit.  This will be page 8 and there is still a stack of papers and embellishments left...but I need to move onto a new kit.  I have way to much just sitting in my stash.  I used a Just Nick cut file that I changed up.  I substituted the heart for a star and some of the larger circles for smaller stars.  The photo of Kobus and our grandson Lukas was taken in Plettenberg Bay.  I love capturing these precious moments and recording them.

Supply list :  Patterned papers:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter stickers:  Amy Tangerine thickers; Clear Stickers;  Pink Paislee (Memorandum); Flair: Hip Kit Exclusives; Acrylic word:  My Minds Eye;  Acrylic stars:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Die cuts:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Embroidery Floss: DMC Variegated; Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress ink (Tumbled glass); Other:  Silhouette Cameo.

Some close ups:
 I coloured the white foam letters with Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink and created an ombre effect with it.

 I added all the acrylic stars that I had left of what was in the kit.

I just adore the effect the hand stitching adds to the page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥  I am so sorry that I don't get around to blog hop these days.  My days are so full and when I have a few moments I choose to create...I hope you understand.


Monday, March 13, 2017

a Moment lasts Forever - Scrapbook Studio

Hi there.  February is always a month of excitement.  It is time for our Scrapbook Studio Eersterivier Retreat.  Nearly a week of creativity, lots of laughter, stunning time with friends who have become closer than family.  This year Cariena asked me to make a kit that will be given away during the I was excited to see what she included in the parcel to me...and this is what I came up with:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Echo Park (Happy Camper); Cardstock: American Craft; Wood Veneer: Scrapbook Studio; Chipboard: Celebr8;  Brads: I have no idea; Twine: WeR Memory Keepers; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Mist: Prima Color Bloom (Sunshine); Stencil: Heidi Swapp; Dies: Quickutz (stars and flower cookie cutter); Other mediums: Embossing powder: Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Some close ups:
 I love to combine a load of different patterned papers and layer them.  I outline the edges to create some separation between the layers.

 The wooden stars were heat embossed.

 I had to include just a smidgen of stitching :-P  I created the journaling spot by cutting two different sizes of the flower die and layering them.  The title was also heat embossed.

My "go-to" is to use enamel dots...and we forget about all the brads in our stash...time to use them up.

Thank you for visiting my blog today...I hope you found a bit of inspiration here ♥♥

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Family Portrait - December Hip Kit

I absolutely adore the Pink Paislee (Paige Evans) collections.  When I saw the one patterned background in the December Hip Kit I knew that I wanted to use it for a background...peeking out from behind a cut file.  The colours are perfect to scrap photos that was taken on a recent family photoshoot that Wynand and Nadia had.  So here is my complete page:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Hip Kit Exclusives, Paige Evans; Cardstock; American Craft; Chipboard Title:  Celebr8; Flowers:  Prima; Die cuts:  Paige Evans; Twine: Coats; Doily (gift from Scrap Affairs); Leaf die cuts:  Hip Kit; Embossing Powder:  Tsukineko; Other:  Silhouette Cameo.

Some close ups:
I am totally obsessed with heat embossing and isn't that gold stunning?

Flowers that have sat in my stash for a while now...and I brought in black with the die cut leaves.

Another little flower cluster at the top of the photo.

A reminder that the little ones grow up way to quickly.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Dream on - Color Story Inspiration Case File 225

Hi there,  this weekend I rediscovered Color Story Inspiration and decided to take up the challenge and play along with Case File 225.  I scrapped a photo of myself taken when I was teaching my first event at Silverlakes in Pretoria.  I am very pleased with how the page turned out. Here it is:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Kaisercraft (Finders Keepers);  Cardstock: American Craft;  Vellum:  American Craft; Die cuts:  Kaisercraft (Finders Keepers); Embroidery Floss: DMC; Ink:  Ranger Archival Ink; Stamps: Finnabair (Dream on and Don't Forget to Fly); Other:  Silhouette Cameo Clouds and Wings,

The Case File:

The Scheme:  I used all 5 colours

Evidence:  Clouds, stitching, things that fly (butterflies); circles, wings.

Testimony:  I used the inspiration words "fly" and "dream".  The journaling on the front is a quote by Erin Hanson that says;  "There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky, and you ask "What if I fall?" Oh but my darling, what if you fly?"   The story behind this.  Those that have followed my blog for a long time know that we are in full time ministry to the homeless and the addicted...that will always be a high calling from God and therefore the priority in my life.  Over the years people have asked me whether I will put kits together or teach and my answer is always that "I know what I am and I know what I am not." Last year when Cariena asked me to pray about joining her for a mini event at Silverlakes in Pretoria...I wasn't too sure that it was the right thing.  My darling husband urged me to go and do long as whatever I do gives glory to the I did it and loved every moment.  

 Some close ups:
 Hand stitching is a bit of an addiction at the moment...and getting these vellum clouds onto the page without glue proved ta da....stitch it!  I had a larger die cut title in mind...but it just looked too heavy so I settled for the stamped title.

 I am inspired to use the load of stamps in my stash.  I adore the Finnabair stamps and on this layout I used quite a few of them.

 The little row of hearts and the two circles were from the ephemera pack of the Kaisercraft Finders Keepers collection.

 I just love the effect of the wings coming out from behind the photograph.....and no, I am no angel.

This quote was just perfect for this page....all in all I love how this page came about.

Thank you for visiting my blog. ♥♥