Tuesday, April 19, 2011

First post for a new design team !!!

Okay.. can share a little news with you all if you haven't noticed it so far on my blog...

I have made it onto a new design team!

I have been lucky to have been offered a spot on the design team for Amy Mattes Designs.

She does some amazing work with digital kits. You can can find her work here for sale at really affordable prices too!

This month I was given the opportunity to play with the Printable Bloom Flower Clip art Graphics. Talk about being really yummy to play with and hand cut!

So here's the layout I came up with..

I printed my own digi paper by using the blooms to create a background paper using the flowers repetitively on a blank document. I also printed to scallop in large format and then hand cut two scallop borders out. I then used my 1/4" circle hand punch to punch out the holes.

Here's a close up of some of the flowers..

I gave them a bit of dimension by layering two different sizes and then adhering them down using Helmar Zapdots. Couldn't leave them all flat and boring!

Why not head over to Amy Mattes Designs to check out the shop and what everyone else has created.

TFL, Michelle

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Making a big Helmar mess!

Okay.. I can share a sneak peek of this with you all now !

It has gone to it's new home in Port Lincoln.. though where it is going to be displayed is in much debate in it's new home!

It's a canvas I created for my Sister and niece.

Here's a close up of the flowers I made using plenty of Helmar favourites to embellish the canvas

Was very pleased with the final effect and the texture on it was amazing.

I know my job was made a lot easier with the help of some Helmar adhesives!

To check out the full canvas, head over to the Helmar Design Team blog.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mojo on fire...

A quick one I managed to get finished before I headed off to a weekend retreat.

Discovered a cute little Asian shop at local shops that sells these really yummy bunches of flowers. Played around with them on this layout.

Needless to say I now have % different bunches of them and plans to buy some more next time I go there.

TFL, M x

A Cropping Weekend!

Another fun weekend here in Adelaide scrap booking away with some lovely ladies.

It was great to be able to fill everyone in on new Fiskars tools and play with some older ones.

Certainly kept them thinking when we created this little stationery box... lets hope my Mum is looking as I plan on giving my little stationery box to her for Mother's day.

We created something quite simple... YES Ladies I hear you all laughing!!!!.. NOTE TO SELF... re read instructions once finishing typing (giggle giggle)! All proves I AM HUMAN !!! lol..lol..

The closed box

A view from the inside

Little gifts tags and Note cards


We had a great afternoon chatting about scrap booking and family.

Can't wait till the next one.

Till then, happy scrapping !

TFL, M x

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sharing layouts from weekend away

Just a few layouts I managed to get finished at Escape 2 Create.

Still have one to complete.. but most impressed with myself for getting these all done.

TFL, M x

Escape2Create Fun!

Just a quick one to show you the layouts I created during classes at Escape 2 Create a few weekends ago.

Two Single Layouts - Fran's Class
Lots of masking tape, tickets and stamping. Really yummy stamp set too that we got to keep!

Loved making these butterflies.. Just so easy too but very effective.

Double Layout - Tatum's Class

Close Up - saved my cupcake decoration flag and added it to the layout. It was too cute to throw away and worked with this layout too.

Lot's of paint, pinwheels, buttons and doilies. Was so much fun the play and make such a mess
Plus had to adhere mine with my favourite Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots too.. added that extra dimension!

Both were very different classes. I LOVED them both and I am most impressed that my photos worked really well with each of them too. (We only got a tiny sneak peek and I only brought one set of photos for each class)

Thanks again ladies for an amazing weekend. DEFINITELY hope to be one of the lucky ones to make it into the next one. MWAH xxx

TFL, M x

Card for my Poppett

Today is my little Poppett's birthday (aka Kiah).

What is a birthday without a home made card.

I decided to play around with the new Fiskars Everywhere Punch that I had demonstrated at a Spotlight Roadshow just a few weekends a go.

I must say they punch nice and cleanly through heavy weight card stock like a breeze. So much fun to use and SO EASY!

Plus when I am stamping I always have my Fiskars Stamp Press on hand.

I also used my FAVOURITE Helmar products

Helmar Liquid Scrap dots


my Helmar Glue Spreader -- did you know they make REALLY good paint spreaders that clean up easier than a paint brush! Just blob you paint directly onto your card base and spread away. Then wipe off excess paint with a baby wipe.. all clean! and if your like me... no paint pot of water to knock over!)

Here's the card I created for my birthday girl..

Close up showing the little window in the front of the card

"Happy 4th Birthday Poppett" our little princess. You bring a smile to our face daily. I true little blessing to have around.

TFL, M x

Monday, April 4, 2011

***Crops Reminder ***

Hi Everyone...

I am back from my travels to Port Lincoln for Escape 2 Create and had an amazing weekend scrapping my hearts away.

Just thought I would send out a reminder of the crops for this year to everyone.

If you wish to book in please let me know by email.
Remember also that cancellations MUST be made two weeks in advance

All kits come with full instructions and all that is needed to complete what we are making on the day. (except adhesives and ink if doing it at home).
Each kits contains either 1 Off The Page item or 3 Layouts and four cards.

Places are limited and book out fast, so you need to book early to avoid disappointment.

The details are:

April 9th
June 25th
August 27th
September 24th
November 5th

Venue: Sheidow Park
Time : 10:30 - 4pm

Cake, Biscuits, Tea, and Coffee provided.

Please bring a small plate of food to share for lunch (can heat food if needed).

Reminders and emails detailing tool lists for the day will be emailed out one week prior to each crop.

Wallace Paper Art Designs
0414 271 083

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Cheers, M xxx

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Birthday Loving with Helmar

Hello everyone..

Back again to share with you all some fun things you can do with Helmar products.
This layout came about because I wanted to try something different with Helmar Acid Free Glue.

I wanted to use the glue to create a unique background on the layout. After a bit of playing around I managed to get it right.

Okay.. so basically I had a stamped image that I wanted to highlight slightly without having to heat emboss the image with embossing powder. I had an old glue pen that I hadn't thrown away, despite the fact it was empty, that I had found while spring cleaning my scrap room a week ago. I gave it a good rinse and filled the pen with some Helmar Acid Free Glue. After testing that it flowed okay through the pen I then used the glue pen to highlight parts of the stamped image that I had watermark stamped into my background card stock. After allowing it to dry I was able to then distress the image with ink. I love the effect it has given me as it has a slightly glossy accent without all the hassle of heat embossing it.

And YES! I used my other favourite Helmar product again to raise the little bunting flags, Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. So easy to do once they were stitched too.

To see the full layout head over to the Helmar Design Team Blog.

TFL, M x