Thursday, April 30, 2009

Exciting New Beginning.

How excited was I when I got this email do you think ??

Hi Michelle

We would like to offer you a spot on the Design Team for Roll The Dice
Please do not make any announcements until after we have announced the team on Monday
We look forward to working with you :-)

Caroline and Michelle
Roll the Dice Challenge Blog

Sooooooo excited that's for sure... It is going to be so much fun working with these girls along with the rest of the amazing girls that have been chosen to work on this new challenge blog.

Keep your eyes peeled for the challenges that are planned for May. I have had fun playing with my challenge...but I can't show you just yet... head over the the blog to check out the details on the 1st of May.

Cheers and Happy Scrapping, M x

Fiskars "Spring Fling" Crop Day Here In South Australia

Hello fellow Scrapbookers and Cardmakers.

Bookings are now open for our next Fiskars Crop here in Adealaide

Are you looking to get some new ideas for family gifts and cards?

Do you enjoy getting together with others to have fun ?

Then this is the day for you !

The day will be filled with fun and laughter as usual.

The details are:


Date : 16th May 2009

Time: 10 till 5 pm

Venue Address: Sheidow Park

All kits will be provided for the workshop

Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided

Places are now limited and filling fast, so you will need to book early to avoid disappointment.

Look forward to seeing you there...

Michelle Wallace

Wallace Paper Art Designs

Believe it or not.. I am here...

Really I am... just very busy getting stuff made up for the next Fiskars Crop.. starting my new DT position...Scrapping for next months projects for the Fiskars Blog.. and trying to get some "me" time to scrap...
Well.. I am pleased to say that this month I have been able to get some of the old LO's that have been sitting in my WIP folder for yonks finally finished... I had this mad idea at the start of this year to prep LO's and put them into my WIP folder. I had precut them and even decided on sketches to use for them... well they only got as far as that then the folder got packed way and wasn't found until the start of this month when I reorganised my scrap room (whole nother story as to why this had to happen !!)

So here is what I have been playing with...Added a few newish prodcuts to the LO's to revamp the older stuff that had been precut. Also trying to get rid of all my chipboard alphas that I have around the place. With my new toy.. my cricut.. I don't need them as stencils any longer..

Layout 1 - Roll Over

Layout 2 - Fun at the Park

Layout 3 - Easter '08

Layout 4 - Drama Queen

Layout 5 - Cutie

Layout 6 - Comfort Is

Layout 7 - Birthday Boy

Layout 8 - Big Brother

Layout 9 - 1 Tough Little Nut

Chat soon, M x

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Going away....

Just a quick one to let everyone know I will be MIA for the next week. We are choofing off to Stansbury for a week of fishing, camping, crabbing, geocaching and basic R&R.. well that's the theory... Sadly no scrapping however.. would need a whole other trailer just to pack for

Have managed to get a whole heaps of scrapping done in the last week...though will catch you all up on that once I get back... photos all taken just gotta up load them.

Okay... still a few last minute things to do before heading to be so we can get an early start...

Catch you all when we get back... I will be feeling very scrap deprived for

M x

Monday, April 6, 2009

Easter the Fiskars Way

Found some time after the Fiskars Crop here in Adelaide to be able to play with some more of the amazing products I have been sent to play with.

With Easter just around the corner I though it was about time to FINALLY scrap a layout about Easter last year.. YES.. I know it probably should already be done, but I am not that type of a scrapper... I don't scrap in order at I tend to scrap what I feel and tell stories about the photos.

I have made a promise to myself this year though that i intend to scrap this years Easter photos much soon..!! Well.. that's the theory.

So... I just LOVE the new Heidi Grace Clears stamps that have come out lately... though I must say that these one's, Sweetest Bug Icons, would have to be my favourite.. well favourite of the there are soooo many yummy clear stamps out by Fiskars at the moment that is so hard to choose.. These particular stamps however seem to lend themselves nicely to being coloured with watercolour pencils and cut out so well..

So here is a quick and easy layout from me..

Cheers M x

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Quick Card Share

Just a quick share.. been playing around with some Fiskars products this weekend. I was lucky enough to have received the the Heidi Grace Reagan's Closet Paper and Clear stamps... Boy I am sooooooo in love with these...I have been waiting patiently here for these to come into my local Spotlight store here in Adelaide. When they finally did I just knew they would have to come and stay at my

So here is my first creation with some of them...

TFL, M x

Friday, April 3, 2009

It's a wrap !!

Geeh.... golly gosh... Finally !

Sorry for taking so long to fill everyone in on how the crop day here in Adelaide went last Saturday.. things have been a little busy here this past week after the crop.. and on top of that my computer has been on the blink.. the end result to it all is firstly I am all up to date with all my scrapbooking commitments, even managed to get 10 layouts done in the past few days too, and a new computer is being looked into for me.

So... enough dribble about my merry life...

The Fiskars Easter Eggstravaganza Crop here in Adelaide this last weekend was an absolute blast. I don't know who had more fun... me or the ladies that attended ! We had so much fun playing with the Fiskars Squeeze Punches, Heidi Grace papers and clear stamps, Bling, Ink and more.

Once again the day was a huge success...The combination of Amazing Fiskars products, wonderful company and yummy food made it just that. I am very grateful that I have the support from everyone at Fiskars, the Fiskars Lead Ambassadors and my family to help make these days happen. Without them all they won't be possible.

We started our day off with making 6 cards. We had some of the older Heidi Grace paper ranges to work with. It was fun to be able to show everyone who to revamp the older ranges with some of the new products out now. I am certainly getting a name for myself as the "Queen of Revamp" lol...I love showing people how to do this.

After a yummy lunch we moved onto our Mini Gatefold Album. I had made one of these before Christmas and after I had featured it on my blog everyone was eager to make one like it. I changed things around a bit from my Christmas one and we played around with the new Fiskars scalloped heart squeeze punch.

We all finished at the end of the day on a high. Everyone went home with huge wish lists after seeing the new stamps coming out soon and excited about the new paper ranges too... they are all soooo yummy and it was heaps of fun to tease every one's taste buds with a sneak peek at them.

So without further ado.. here is the photos of what we go up to and all the fun that we had. Thanks again to everyone that attended, Fiskars for their continued support of the crops here in Adelaide, The Fiskars Lead Ambassadors and my wonderful family.

Looking forward to the next crop here in Adelaide in May, Fiskars Spring Fling Crop Day. Keep your eyes pealed for more details as the day get closer.

Cheers and Happy Scrapping, M x

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fun with Punches and Paper the Fiskars Way

This is what happens when you let an 11 year old and 5 year old loose in a scrap room of a Fiskars crazy household !

This year, like last year, my kids wanted to create goodies for their class buddies and friends. I had found these really cool brightly coloured plastic eggs that opened at our local cheap shop. I though they would be perfect for the kids to give to their friends. So I set about setting my kids up to create up a storm.

Everyone has abundance of scraps and I was more than happy for them to pull out my Fiskars scraps and let loose. Even though my kids have all their own punches my Fiskars punch draw always seems to be empty...this time was no exception ! They pulled out my Fiskars Threaded Water and Scalloped Heart Fiskars Squeeze Punches and found the Heidi Grace Heart was a perfect match for the inside of the scalloped heart. After a bit of double sided tape, inking and stamping bird using Heidi Grace Tags and Words Clear Stamp... this is what they came up with...

I spent this afternoon helping them fill the eggs with chocolate eggs.. mind you my daughter who is almost two found eating the eggs more fun than filling them... luckily I always buy extra for my lolly/chocolate freak !

I must say... and I may be bias...that I am most proud of what they have come up with... they look so cute and all..I am also proud that they like to make gifts to give to there friends as a gesture of friendship. That I find is is really sweet.

So...why not get your kids to create up a storm.. you might be surprised at what they can do when you let them loose !

Cheers M x

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April D2U Scrapbooking DT Work

This month we once again had cards to play with.

Mind you this months stuff was even more fun with all the bling that was in the pack...mmm... bling.. loving that at the moment...

We had to create cards for Mother's day and cards for any theme. Loved these pp we got to play with ...the colour scheme in this pack was sooo yummy... black, pink, white, silver glitter and red. I had big plans for theses papers from when I first saw them. I had also found some cute vintage prints to play with online that worked perfectly with this kit.. have gone and downloaded more of these for playing with another day.

**thanks Marisa** again for sending us some amazing stuff. This is my last month on the D2U design team. It has been amazing working with Marisa at D2U scrapbooking along with all the other wonderful scrappers on the design team. Plus I don't know what I would have done without the other fellow scrappers on the forum. A truly amazing place to be and I have enjoyed myself totally. I have made many new friends here and hope to be able to stay in touch with you all.

Okay so I will stop dribbling and here is what I have been up to..
Card 1 - = card made using the DT kit for this month and my own stash.

Products used: DT kit - Kaisercraft card- pink
16.5cm x 11.5cm DCWV patterned paper
ribbon - cream
lace - black
Heidi Swapp alpha rubons
From my stash:
Music paper
Kindy Glitz
Stazon Ink

Card 2 - = card made using the DT kit for this month and my own stash.

Products used: DT kit - Kaisercraft card- pink
16.5cm x 11.5cm DCWV patterned paper
lace - black
From my stash:
Kindy Glitz
Stazon Ink

Card 3 - = card made using the DT kit for this month and my own stash.

Products used: DT kit - Kaisercraft card- pink
1 - 16.5cm x 11.5cm DCWV patterned paper
46cm Queen & Co felt -pink
paper flowers
From my stash:
Paper Doiley
Butterfly Print
Flourish stamp
Stazon Ink

Card 4 - = card made using the DT kit for this month and my own stash.

Products used: DT kit - Kaisercraft card- pink
1 - 16.5cm x 11.5cm DCWV patterned paper
Paper flower
HG flower and brad
From my stash:
MM Noteworthy page
paper flowers
Music paper
AM Thickers alphas
Stazon Ink

Card 5 - = card made using the DT kit for this month and my own stash.

Products used: DT kit - Kaisercraft card- pink
1 - 16.5cm x 11.5cm DCWV patterned paper
From my stash:
Music paper
AM Thickers alphas
HG Packaging from stamps
Stazon Ink

Card 6 - = card made using the DT kit for this month and my own stash.

Products used: DT kit - Kaisercraft card- pink
1 - 16.5cm x 11.5cm DCWV patterned paper
Ribbon - cream
From my stash:
CS - red
Stazon Ink

TFL, M x