Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Just a quick photo!"

How many times have my kids heard that sentence? Little Leah is always happy to quickly stop and put on a cheesy grin and let Mummy do her stuff with the camera. She is a scrapbooking Mumma's dream.

I based the layout on a sketch by got sketch. And I had to try out one of those faunky zipper flowers that Gilly did in the latest Scrapbook Creations mag.

Just one more zip and a sweet little ticket from My 2 Angels:

Come and join me in class next week! We'll be doing this layout. Just imagine a Harry Potter version (there is an owl, after all) Keep your eyes peeled, I'm so gonna do one.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Scrappy Day Out

On Sunday we went to the Gold Coast for a scrappy day out, visiting Traci from my2angels. We did some awesome bargain shopping (yea, we all love shopping for scrap supplies) and did a mini class. We made some gorgeous chippies with a scrunching technique. Thanks, Traci!

Sam getting dirty:

Kerry and Lyndal having fun:

Here are our wonderful creations:

boy version:

girl version:

Thanks, girls, for a wonderful, fun day!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Dress up and birthday page

How gorgeous are the new “Victoria’s Garden” papers by Echo Park! You can get everything I used on My 2 Angels. Find the links on the blog
Here are a couple of layouts I made using some new goodies:

I used a new large rose with leaves.

The left side was painted with some gesso.

These long skinny leaves make a nice easy accent too.

My friends and I are making an album for a friend who turns 40 and I made a cover page for her.

It hasn’t got a photo (she’s quite camera shy), but the tags and the rhinestone word get to take center stage. I covered the 40 with German glitter glass. (cover your chipboard in Dimensional Magic and sprinkle the glitter glass on top)

The chipboard swirl was covered with 2 coats of embossing powder and some glitter.

Last I added some butterflies. I used the white ones and sprayed them with 2 different glimmer mists. Being white makes them so easy to colour!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Party, party, party

I recently got to play with some yummy new stuff from My 2 Angels. You can find the links to all the products used on Tracy's blog here

The whole Let's Celebrate range reminded me of a high tea party (not that I ever have any of those, but YOU might), so I decided to make a little party set with an invitation, name holder and a birthday card.

Here’s how to make a standing-up invitation that can be mailed flat.

You will need:
-        2 pieces of cardstock: 4x4” and 4x8”,
-        2 pieces of the Wrapping paper both 3 ¾ x 3 ¾”,
-        a punched border strip 4” long
-        and 2 decorated panels from the “You’re invited” paper
 I used a sweet little cupcake charm, which I painted first and a cupcake from “Sweets & Treats” 

Fold the larger piece of cardstock in half and fold one half in half again, like this:

Glue the smaller piece of cardstock on that like shown:

And add the decorated panel

That’ll be the front of your card. On the inside glue on the 2nd panel like this:

But tuck in the punched border under the panel. It will keep the front of the card standing up.


Talking about High Tea, you will need name tags to seat all your “distinguished guests”

“We” might not be amused, but your friends will get a kick out of this: You use a toilet paper roll for a base. Shocking, I know.

You will need a 1 ½” section of a toilet paper roll and half a strip of “perfectly pleated cardstock”. I inked the top edge a little and glued it around the toilet paper roll.

If you want, cover the inside with a strip of paper, so the in-laws don’t find out our little secret. Next, add some velvet ribbon to the bottom edge and cut out a cupcake. Emboss a chipboard balloon (without the string) with embossing powder (I gave mine 3 coats to make it nice and shiny). Take a length of wire and wind it around a pencil like this:

Gently slide it off and sticky-tape one end behind the cupcake and the other behind the balloon. Cover the back of the balloon with some scrap paper.

Using some strong glue attach the cupcake with the wire to the ring and use a high-tech cloth peg to hold it in place till it’s dry.

Add a name and you’re done. This might look like a lot of steps for a small decoration but if you do these in production-line style you’ll be done with a dozen in no time.

And last I made a birthday card.

Tracy embossed some acetate with the Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder  and look how awesome this turned out! I decided this didn’t need a lot more, so here are the bits I have added:
-        some glimmer misted cardstock underneath (darker colours show the embossing best),
-        some more cupcakes 
-        a velvet ribbon 
-        a rhinestone circle 
-        and a birthday chipboard word covered in German glitter glass

Have fun celebrating!

Monday, August 15, 2011

River Walk

I just love this photo of Hannah on the Board Walk along the river. 

Here are some nice expo finds and the flowers from My 2 Angels

And I managed to squeeze in a bit of Bruno Mars again:


Friday, August 5, 2011

my2angels is 3 this month - birthday sketch

Do you want to win a months subscription to our embellish me kit club?

Just us in our sketch challenge and a "show us your charm" challenges
We have 2 prize packs to give away for the following competitions during August
(sorry no overseas entries due to high postage costs)

Birthday Sketch
Upload your version of Jess’s sketch (see below) to our gallery to be in to win
(a majority of products used on your entry must be available from my2angels
and please add BIRTHDAY SKETCH to your title when uploading)
Show us your Charm
Upload your most unique idea, creation, examples of using my2angels charms to our gallery
along with a description of your creation to be into win a 1 month subscription

Here is my version of the birthday sketch:

I can never go past a die cut background paper and Websters does them so well! All the papers are from the delicious new Lets Celebrate range and the white embossed mat has been done with the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder. I love using a little Twine to define the curved edges. Just glue it on, it works a treat.

Here's a flag from Youre Invited with a Frangipani Flower and half a Rhinestones Circle:

My absolute favourites are the sparkly Chipboard Balloons. Simply spread some Dimensional Magic all over them and cover in Glitter. Easy, right?

Since your carpet and possibly your pets are now well covered in glitter, why not give the mini Cupcake Charms the same make-over:

I made a little scallop border from folded-over Mulberry Flowers:

and a rosette from some left-over lace fabric with an Acrylic Flower for a center:

Yes, you guessed it, more twine. I just love that stuff.

Happy birthday to My2Angels and come on, have a go at the sketch!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Nature kids

Here's a fun little layout which we'll use in class next week:

I am lucky to have grown up near Saxon Switzerland, a national park with lots of sandstone formations, perfect for rock climbing and hiking. And these are my little nephew and nieces enjoying a day out there. Makes me wish I could nip over there and join them.
Anyway, I can't have it all...
Here are a few closies:

...hello birdie...