Monday, August 25, 2008

September D2U Scrapbooking DT Work

Layout 1 - Make a Wish
Made this layout with the DT kit for this month and one of this months sketches. Was a fun sketch to work with.

Products used: DT kit - Coredinations cardstock - Latte, HS rubon alphas.
From my stash: PP - Heidi Grace - Cherrywood Lane Range in double sided and embossed, Versamark Ink, Bella flower, Floss, Kaiser Flower and Cloud9 Brad, Heidi Grace Clear Stamp Scroll, Stazon Ink - Black and Timber, American Crafts Rubon Alphas - ginger, Gemstones, Cardstock Scrap.

Layout 2 - Nana
Loved playing with the fabric to make flowers for this layout. Also loved dry embossing the CS to show the core colour.

Products used: DT kit - Coredinations cardstock - Purple Majesty, HS rubon alphas, Calico Mini Prints, Cotton Poplin, Black flower jewels, Canvas Paper.
From my stash: PP- Brand unknown - embossed, Versamark Ink, Fiskars Clear Stamp - Romance, Stazon Ink - Black, Black grosgrain, Black Buttons, Date stamp, Stitching Clear stamp,CS Scrap, Permanant marker, Bella Chipboard Scroll.

Layout 3 - FUN
Played around with the Cardstock and dry embossing again to create the background texture for this layout. Also had fun making lace flowers from the DT Kit.

Products used: DT kit - Coredinations cardstock - Westeria, HS rubon alphas, Index card, Lace. From my stash: PP - Basic Grey Lollipop Shoppe, Flower Brads, Heidi Grace Clear Stamp Scroll, Stazon Ink - Black , Gemstones, Cardstock Scrap, Ric Rac, Ribbon, Clear Stitching Stamp.

Layout 4 - i love you
Made this layout using one of this months sketch challenges and the DT Kit. Another fun skecth to work with.

Products used: DT Kit - HS rubon alphas, Canvas Paper, Calico Mini Prints, Cotton poplin, Black Flower Jewels.
From my stash: PP - Chatterbox - Scrabook Walls Light Parlor Plaid, Versamark Ink,Heidi Grace Clear Stamp Scroll and Leaves, Stazon Ink - Black and Moonshine, Cardstock Scrap, Handcut and drawn Scrolls, Permanant Marker, Dimensional Magic, Date Stamp.

TFL... Happy Scrapping M x

Thursday, August 14, 2008

August Inspiration Fiskars Challenge - Use Cardstock Only

Just a quick one from me while I have a cuppa before doing the preschool collection run for the day at 11.30am..
Wow! this was such a fun challenge... So right in saying there are so many yummy patterned cardstocks out by Fiskars at the moment. This was such a fun one to play with. I really kept to this challenge too.. making sure that I made my own embellishments from the cardstock I was using, adding a few bits of scrap plain cardstock, and even making my own handcut title from chipboard scraps and covering it with the contrast cardstock I was using. I did however add a few stamps here and there and a bit of kindy glitz for a bit of extra bling to the layout.
Cloud 9 certainly know just how to keep the taste bubs going with their Sunrise Smoothie range..I have had this paper range sitting in my stash just crying out to be hand cut.. I love the flowers in this range.. I had some of the sparkle and the double sided cardstock to play with. My trusty faithful threading water punch also featured in this layout too... don't seem to be able to put it plus using my finger tip craft knife made cutting the flowers and title so much of a breeze that this layout was finished in no time flat.
Here's what I came up with... please excuse the poor light but it is really overcast here in Adelaide today making it hard to take good pictures...

Fiskars Products used in this layout:
Cloud 9 Sunrise Smoothie - Sparkle Paradise Flowers
Cloud 9 Sunrise Smoothie - Paradise Large Flowers
Cloud 9 Sunrise Smoothie - Dots on Teal
Heidi Grace Clear Stamps - Marina Drv and Wild Daisy Road
Fiskars Threading Water Boarder Punch
Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife
Lil Davis Alphas used as template for handcut title
Why not see if your able to create a layout using JUST cardstock... it is so much fun and really gets your brain ticking..
Have fun and happy creating...
Michelle :)

Friday, August 8, 2008

August Inspiration Fiskars Challenge - Nature

I had so much fun doing up this layout using today's prompt... I have had these photos laying around here for ages. When this prompt came up I knew that I just had to play with them. And I must say that the Max Backyard papers were just perfect for them.

We are lucky enough to have family that live 1 1/2 hours drive from where we live in Springton. Springton is situated in the Barossa Valley here in South Australia. They have a large property there where they run beef cattle. We love going up there to help out with the cattle and general jobs around the farm. For the kids it is an amazing opportunity to see a different lifestyle too. They are also able to really experience things there that in the city nothing really compares to. I love being able to go up there for the weekend. The main reasons would be .. no mobile phone (no mobile reception there), no traffic and basicaly a chance to escape and forget about everything that may be happening around you. We don't watch a lot of television while there either.. we play cards.. chat... play board games and work on the farm. Certainly a way of getting back to all things family orientated I feel. I know .... I could go on for ages... I just find the peace and tranquility up there inspiring and very relaxing.. Yes.. even when we are
So.. with this layout I was able to finally scrap to me what is "A Piece of Heaven"... The rich colours of Max's backyard really worked well with showing the comfortable feel of the farm.. and the Cloud 9 Vellum flowers and Heidi Grace flowers are the perfect accent to the paper range.

Fiskars Products used in this layout:
Cloud 9 - Max's Backyard - Meadow Grass Stripe Paper Range
Cloud 9 - Max's Backyard - Double Mat Stack
Cloud 9 Vellum Flowers
Heidi Grace Flowers and Brads
Little Davis Alphabets used as templates on chipboard
Heidi Grace Clear stamps - Urban Acres

Why not have a play with some of your Fiskars goodies and see what you can create with them that has been inspired by nature around you.

Cheers and Happy Scrapping, Michelle