Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Little girls, like butterflies...



Created this hanging butterfly mobile for Laines, using Maya Road's chipboard and sheer butterfly albums and chipboard crown album, and the new Sassafrass Lass paper. Used lots of my favourite embellishments on the butterflies and mobile - flowers, lace, pearls, ribbons... :)





This was one tough project to photograph. Firstly, it had to be suspended and shot against a fairly neutral background. And because it was hanging freely, it spun and swayed with the gentlest of breeze. So battling the rapidly setting sunlight and perched precariously on a sofa to get a suitable angle, I shot these. More photos available at the Laines Gallery. tfl! :)

Daughters...






I knew what I wanted the theme and title of this layout to be the moment I saw the photo. I'm still amazed at how fast my little girl has grown.

Mojo favourite



My Office Supplies layout was selected as a Mojo favourite. :)

Hello!


I did this some time back for a challenge using only a single colour with white or black. I went with red and white because the red British telephone booth called out to me. :) This was also probably the first layout I did with huge alpha titles. Seemed to work for this layout.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Me Layout

Did this for Laines' Design Team Inspirations. Used primarily Basic Grey's lovely new Sultry range. The intricate pattern paper lends itself really well to cutouts and layering, which I had to stickle of course. :)



The little tab pulls out to some hidden journalling about me and scrapping. A close-up of the journalling can be seen at here at Laines Gallery.



Close-ups of the rub-ons and layering.




Basic Grey sultry rub-ons on Maya Road Sheer Alphas.



I had fun with this layout. It was a bit of a challenge to use only the pp and rub-ons from the Sultry range on this but it's amazing how much you can do when challenged. Take a look at the other layouts done by the Laines Design Team at the Laines Gallery.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

lace cs fun

I love KI lace cardstock and I'm really pleased with this layout I did using the numbers lace with my favourite MM 5th Avenue collection. I love the black, white and red combination.



The photo opens up to another mini layout for some hidden journalling and photo.



Had fun layering the flowers so they looked good whether the mini layout was open or shut.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Collage Stamping


My travel tag was picked as one of the judges' favourites for the Collage Challenge at the Hero Club Blog! This Hero Arts Travel Journal stamp set is really a lot of fun to use, especially on travel pages. One of my favourites! :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Office Supplies



Did this layout using "office supplies": ruled paper, memo paper, a memo-like title and lots of office-related stamps. Thanks to Got Mojo and Unpubbed for the inspiration.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Laine's Creative Team!!


A couple of days ago I received an email and phone call from Laines telling me I'd been selected to be part of the Laine's Papeterie Creative Team for the months of April to June! Can you tell I'm SO happy and thrilled? Can't wait to start designing for them. They have a new online gallery up with a contest on right now. And you really should take a look at Sharon's designs. She's incredibly talented. Laine's Gallery

Scrapjacked favourite


My 'Yum! layout was picked out as a Scrapjacked favourite. :)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Flower how-to

I've had friends asking how I did the 3D flower in my Fun in the Sun layout. It's really simple.

1) Cut a circle from your pattern paper.


2) Make cuts into the circle, like a pizza, but not to the edges.



3) Curl back the 'petals'.



4) Lay this on top of a similar pattern on your paper.


5) You can leave this as it is, or what I did was cut the inside design from a similarly-designed circle in the pp, stuck 3D foam sticker on it and stuck that to the middle of my open petals.






Told you it was simple. :)

PS: Thanks to everyone who dropped by from Scrap Scene, Scrapbookstar, Splitcoast Stampers and Scrapping Spot to take a look. Your comments and compliments are really appreciated. Have fun scrapping everyone! :)

Travel Tag



Made this last night. It's a travel tag using Maya Road's chipboard tag and Hero Arts Stamps. I rather like the look of it. :)

Fun in the Sun!




Don't you just love the cheery bright colours of Prima's new Dude line? Did this layout based on a sketch from Papier House. I thought the layout needed some dimension so tried out this 3D "flower" technique. The circular motifs on the pattern paper lent itself really well to the technique.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Challenge Winner!

Woo-hoo! I won the challenge at Lotus Paperie! How fun is that? :) (Doing the happy dance) :)




You can see the layout here: BFF

Yum!



This new range of Scenic Route paper is really happy-looking. I thought it went really well with some photos I took of my daughter's birthday so scrapped a page using inspiration from Scrapjacked! Went with an all-circle theme and popped up some circles to break the monotony. The circle chipboard letters I just bought the week before came in handy too. :) Also did a little doodling around the outside to frame the circles.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Memories


With Mother's Day just a few weeks away I decided to scrap an old photo I had. I love the new MM 5th avenue range and I think it goes really well with these old black and white photos. I adapted the layout from a sketch I saw on Sketch This! Decided to create a feminine wavy border of flowers and buttons using new MM 5th avenue flowers and chipboard buttons mixed in with some of my older stash of buttons and flowers.