Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Buttons and Bows

A new month means a new scrapbook challenge at Just Add Ink. This month the challenge is to add buttons and bows to your layout.

I created a very girly page (not my usual style with four boys I must say) to scrap a favourite picture of my niece and myself. I started with the Tea Time Simply Scrappin' Kit and added in a few extra elements.

My favourite part of the layout is definately the grouping of flowers. I made rolled rose style flowers from a circle punched out of patterned paper and then added those to the centre of a scallop circle flower.  I filled out the group with Boho Blossoms flowers in two sizes and some sweet little flower buttons from the Twitterpatted button pack.

I added some bling to the small flowers with Crystal Effects and glitter. Looking at that photo above I might go back and stitch those buttons on if I can find a small enough needle - those button holes are teeny.

The sticker sheets in the Simply Scrappin Kit are great for layering and adding extra elements to the layout plus you know they co-ordinate. Everything was inked with Early Espresso Ink and I also stamped an extra flourish in the top right corner with my favourite swirly flourish Baroque Motifs (which is sadly retiring).

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Stampin and Scrappin,


Supplies: Baroque Motifs Stamp Set, Tea Time Simply Scrappin' Kit, First Edition Specialty Paper, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Scallop Dots Ribbon, Twitterpatted buttons, Scallop circle punch, Boho Blossoms punch, 1 3/8 Circle punch, Large Oval punch, Early Espresso Inkpad, Glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Just Add Ink - Scrapbooking Challenge

So things have been a little quiet on the blog..sorry about that. I knew I hadn't posted for a while but I nearly fell off my chair when I saw my last post was December last year. Where has the time gone??

Anyway, after a time of very little stamping and scrapbooking I am starting to fit it back in to my routine which is great because I really did miss it.

I decided to play along with the Just Add Ink scrapbook challenge this month which was to add hidden journalling or memorabilia.

For my layout I have used Stampin Up supplies. The paper is from the Mini Catalogue and is called Attic Boutique.

This is the layout open with an extra photo and hidden journalling.

And a look at some of the details. The stamp is a retired one but I still love it and use it often.

I punched extra flowers with the Boho Blossoms punch and cut others from the patterned paper.

Thanks for looking and leave me a comment so I know you stopped by.

Happy Scrappin


Monday, December 19, 2011

December Frenzy Promotion

Get great Stampin' Up! products up to 50% off during our December Frenzy sale -- 1-31 December only! There are some absolute bargains, so it's the perfect time to treat yourself or a special stamping friend to an early Christmas present.Visit the website HERE

Email me if you have any questions or to place your order!

Item             Page    Description                            Discount        Retail Price               Sale Price

120597          22        Welcome Christmas Clear-Mount Set 50%     $39.95               $19.98

121584           22        Welcome Christmas Wood-Mount Set 50%     $49.95                 $24.98

117715          28        I {Heart} Hearts Wood-Mount Set       40%      $42.95                 $25.77

121528          35       Got Treats Wood-Mount Set                 40%      $40.95                $24.57

117699          42        Something Sweet Wood-Mount Set      40%        $44.95                $26.97

116686          46        For Everything Wood-Mount Set         40%         $47.95              $28.77

119163        67          Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set        50%        $32.95              $16.48

121508       72           Every Moment Wood-Mount Set         40%          $31.95              $19.17

121480       74            Awash with Flowers Wood-Mount Set 40%          $71.95              $43.17

121522       75          Friends Never Fade Wood-Mount Set   50%          $31.95             $15.98

120618        75          Friends Never Fade Clear-Mount Set     40%         $25.95             $15.57

121600       75         Ornate Blossom Wood-Mount Set            40%         $19.95             $11.97

123551       88           Clearly For You Wood-Mount Set         40%          $47.95            $28.77

123848       96           Chloe Stampin Around Builder Wheel     40%          $9.95             $5.97

116911    126            Padded Envelopes (3)                            40%           $6.50             $3.90

119263    138           Poppy Parade 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon 30%          $16.95            $11.87

119267    138          Blushing Bride 1/2'' Stitched-Poly Ribbon 30%            $16.95            $11.87

119731    143            Regals Flower Brads                         30%           $16.95            $11.87

119730   143         Neutrals Flower Brads                              30%             $16.95           $11.87

118762   146          Distressing Essentials                               30%           $37.95          $26.57

03179    149       Craft & Rubber Scissors                              30%             $37.95          $26.57

112531   149         Circle Scissor Plus Glass Mat              30%              $37.95            $26.57

Welcome Christmas is one of my absolute favourite Christmas sets and an absolute bargain at 50% off.
Don't forget these specials end 30 December 2011.
Happy stamping

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Deal of the Week

Throughout May Stampin' Up are offering a new deal of the week each Wednesday. Eaxh deal only lasts for one week.
The first week's deal is on stamps....until next Tuesday, 10th May, you can take 40% off these stamps:

Item        Page        Description                                 Regular Price               Sale Price

121578    37           Tag Alongs Wood-Mount Set      $31.95                         $19.17

120468    59           More Monkey Accessories
                             Clear-Mount Set                         $23.95                          $14.37

121550    59           More Monkey Accessories
                             Wood-Mount Set                        $29.95                          $17.97

120003    75          Cottage Garden Clear-Mount Set $24.95                          $14.97

119163    75          Cottage Garden Wood-Mount Set $32.95                          $19.77

121494    98         Compliments to the Chef
                            Wood-Mount Set                         $35.95                           $21.57

What a great time to get some new stamps!

There are no limits to the number of Deals of the Week you can purchase and no minimum purchase is required.* Now is your time to stock up on your favourite products! Email me to place your order.

Be sure to hurry and purchase each week's deals early on so you don't miss out! When the new week's deals start up each Wednesday at midnight, the last week's deals are over . . . forever!

*There is no limit to the number of Deals of the Week items you may purchase. However, if we run low on product we will return the product to full catalogue price before the end of the week. If this happens, we will announce it on the Stampin' Up! website homepage.

Happy Stamping


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


It has been a while since I entered a challenge at Stamp-a-Memory but this month's challenge fitted perfectly with the new catalogue release and my favourite new products!! This month the challenge is to scrap a photo that is more than ten years old.

I have scrapped a photo of my paternal grandmother's parents (my great grandparents). The photo was taken in either the 1950s or 1960s (waiting on my mum to confirm the date for me and then I will add it to my page ...I have left a small oval journalling spot for the purpose).

Here is a close look at the bird. I have heat embossed the image several times and then cracked the image. Isn't the crotchet doily pretty. It was an op shop find and I have added some cotton twine as well.

I coloured the chipboard letters with a Bashful Blue marker. I like the suede effect it gives to the letttering.

The stamp set is Nature Walk and the patterned papers are from Botanical Gazette.

Thanks for looking.


Autumn Mini Catalogue

The Autumn Mini Catalogue is available now (yes I know it hase been for a few weeks now..sorry life has been shall we say chaotic!!). Click here to view the catalogue online or if you would like your own copy just drop me a line.

My favourites from this catalogue....everything on pages 14 and 15. Love the colour combo and the images are divine.

My first project to share is a case of the card on page 14. I did this card as one of the workshop projects for a recent workshop for Grace (hi ladies).

We have used the Nature Walk stamp set together with the colour spritzer to make the collage background of the card. The colours we have used are Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, So Saffron and Old Olive. I love that bird cage sweet.

If you would like to book your own workshop and try out the new mini catalogue products be sure to contact me so we can arrange a time.
Thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Up Up and Away

I have two layouts to share from Retreat featuring Kaisercraft's Up Up and Away range. I loved the colours in this range as soon as I saw them. Great for outdoors and boy pages.
I love this diecut paper so cute. Photo is of Matt with the only thing we caught at Sheba Dam - weeds.

The second page is of my ever colourful Ben. The background paper has a lovely embossed texture.

I have used Stampin' Up!'s Pinking Hearts border punch on the rust paper. Cute huh!

Okay off to Oz-tag now with is so cute. He scored a try last week too.

Happy Stamping,

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