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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Another Cricut 360 layout

I really enjoyed using my new Best Glue Ever for these. It worked fine in tiny dots for the fine cuts, and to hold these foam flower embellishments. I'm looking forward to using it with ribbon very, very soon.

Papers and cards: Colorbok, Bazzil, AC, K&Co mat.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cricut 360 layout

I have this photo of Jayn in a really interesting looking double exposure. It looks like she is about to step through a magic portal. I don't remember what she was really looking at, just some greenery I think. We were travelling in Northern California at the time. The layout is for a Design Team application specifying Lime Green and a Bug of some kind. I hope butterflies count.

I added some wee stamped fairies peeking out from behind the blossoms.

I also stitched and used doilies as well as Cricut Cut elements.

The title includes hand drawn "stitching" for emphasis.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

June Crop Night

Come and Crop at Inglewood Michaels Friday June 17th from 2.00pm onwards. Come and use our Cricuts, Cuttlebug, embossing tools, stencils, punches and assorted other stuff to enjoy scrapbooking and paper crafting with other enthusiasts.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mum and Me layouts

Here's a heritage layout - very simple, quick and fun. I used stamps to make the title, and incorporated paper doilies into the flowers. I also did some machine stitching just for fun using variegated threads from Dual Duty, which picks up the narrative - my Mum sewed these clothes we are wearing.  
I used my EK Success circle cutter. Guess what I use for a glass cutting mat - you never will - the tempered glass turntable from my old microwave oven which died about 8 months ago. I knew I was right to keep it. I'm not sure if you can see in the photo, but there is a lot of variety of texture in the papers. Some have linen finish, while th old gold color is shiny metallic.
Papers: Colorbok, DCW Autumn, All Girl, AC Cardstock, generic paper doilies.
Borders: K& Company "Julianne"
Brads: Recollections
Inks: Michaels brand.
Pens: Zig Millenium, Zig Calligraphy markers

This is the first time I've done a page that was mostly journal. I wanted to tell the funny story. I had this paper that seemed to cry out for calligraphy. Hmm - I'm not 100% sure I'll keep it, but I do like the little vignette that the photos make. I guess making coordinating mother-daughter outfits was a trend in the late 1960's.
Papers: DCW Autumn, All Girl 
Swirls: K & Co Punch outs - "Julianne"
Tag: Colorbok punch out.
Pen: Zig Calligraphy markers.
Button: vintage from stash.

New Design Team

I'm delighted to announce that I have been accepted to the first ever Design Team for Scraperfect, manufacturer of "Magically Perfect Products" for scrapbooking and crafting. These include Best Glue Ever, Embellie Gellie, Perfect Pouch and Perfect Cleaning Cloth.

I'm especially excited about the Best Glue Ever because it will glue fabrics without visible bleed, which has been a problem for me in the past. I like using ribbon as borders on my pages, and it will also help with art dolls.

But then again I'm also excited about the Perfect Pouch because I want to be able to print quotes on vellum - and it acts as a mold release for polymer clay - this is huge for me.

Of course the Embellie Gellie has a huge number of uses for a beader, while The Perfect Cleaning Cloth takes fingerprints from photos and cleans up after Perfect Pouch, amongst other uses.

I'm really looking forward to exploring the uses and limits of all these products!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Congratulations Graduate

This is my college graduation in 1991. I have been carrying these photos around ever since.
Materials: Cardstock and papers from Colorbok, AC, and Cosmo Cricket; Borders: K&Co; Paints and inks: Studio 1, Tulip, Aleene's Paper Glaze, my stash; Cricut cartridges: Wall Decor and More, Gypsy Font, Holiday Cakes, Cake Basics, and Cindy Loo; Pens: Zig; Embellishments: Recollections brads, corsage pins from stash.

My nephew Michael has just graduated from Georgetown, and is very happy.
Congratulations to all grads!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Recycled Box

Cereal box turned inside out, painted, embellished with decoupaged acetate (my tie dyed paper towel papers,  printed ribbon trim and handles. For dh's friend.

Couple of layouts with Aunty Lisa

Visiting Aunty Lisa layout - a couple of visits to my sister-in-law's house. Added some painted edges for texture. Hand written title.

Sweet and Precious layout - lots of layers. Painted lines and hand colored alterations to the paper.

Both of these use custom embellishments - stamped bows, button brads, lollipop flowers. The bows pick up the designs on Jayn's little onesies.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day Card

Lollipop Flower, buttons and folded cardstocks plus stamped lettering. For my MIL.

Baby Shower Layout

Happy Mother's Day.

Layering papers, cardstocks from several sources - K&Company, Recollections, AC; Lettering, borders and embellishments - K&Co Punch Out Pad, "Julianne"; Cosmo Cricket sticker, journal block & borders; buttons; ink; Martha Stewart corner punch.