Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Simon Says: Anything Goes 2


Another entry in  the latest challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

The next Memory Dex card I made is for my One Little Word (OLW) for 2018 which is: Light

Love the simplicity of this card:


The background just reminds me of the Bokeh effect - perfect for the theme!

There are a few details on the back just to remind me what to focus on.



Materials:
Memory Dex: Heidi Swapp
3x4 Card: Heidi Swapp
Stickers: Simple Stories
Alphas: American Crafts
Ephemera: Pinkfresh, Heidi Swapp
Gold Pen: Sharpie
Corner Rounder: WRMK
Memory Dex Punch: Heidi Swapp

Simon Says: Anything Goes 1

Crafty things have been going on but I can't share all the projects just yet!  At the beginning of March I attended Pretty Rustic which was creating 20 layouts over 2 days. I only completed 5 layouts on Day 1 and 6 layouts on Day 2. I am slowly completing the remaining 9 layouts! As this event is being run throughout the country, I can't share the projects until all venues have completed the creative weekend.

A project, or two, that I can share is my 2018 title page for my Heidi Swapp Memory Dex box.  Last year, I decided to complete a card for every month of the year. It could involve photos or freestyle crafting. I am going to continue with this project until my box is full!

This is the title page I created for the front of the Memory Dex box (until next year):


FYI: Light is my One Little Word for this year which is why I stamped the phrase on the title page.

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes so I am entering this memory dex card in the challenge.

Materials:
Memory Dex: Heidi Swapp
3x4 Card: Kaisercraft
Stamp: Heidi Swapp
Ink: Ranger Embossing
Stickers: The Craft Stall, Peelcraft (numbers)
Embossing Powder: unknown
Memory Dex Punch: Heidi Swapp

Friday, March 9, 2018

[Inter] National Craft Month

March is National Craft Month in USA but I'm turning it into International Craft Month so I can join in!

Recently I was inspired by a box that something my mum purchased came in. The box had a lovely paper-tole look and feel to it. The colours were lovely too.  I just couldn't put it in the recycling!  So I set to the box with my scissors and created a scrapbook layout with it. It came together really quickly as the box was the main design piece:


It is very different for me to use just one tiny photo and a lot of decoration but it's good to step out of your comfort zone every now and then.  Here's a close-up on the photo #someofmysquad and for you to see the paper-tole design on the card.


I am entering this layout over at Simon Says Stamp National Craft Month Giveaway. They are giving away a $100 gift certificate. Can you imagine winning that?!?

Materials:
Cardstock: Bazill
Stickers: American Crafts (Jen Hadfield)
Bling: K & Co and Ranger liquid pearls (coral)
Punch: EK Success
Distresser: Tim Holtz for Tonic
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico
Ink: Versamagic
Other: box, gold ribbon

Friday, February 9, 2018

February: Love Is In The Air

It's February, so of course Love is in the Air.  Do you have that song in your head now?

Both of the challenges over at Simon Says Stamp involve Love this week
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Love is in the Air
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is It Must be Love

This gave me the opportunity to pull out my new Kaisercraft die set - yay. It was on clearance down to $7 then they had an extra 30% off craft clearance. Sweet! So it came home with me. I used it in the Travelers Notebook that I am using to document a trip to Australia last year. We went over to celebrate a dear friend's 30th birthday. I have already documented her birthday elsewhere but I still wanted to keep it in the trip notebook as well.



The details will be added later to protect her privacy. I'm using a Pocket Page Notebook from The Stamp Spot. I was excited to turn the pocket page into a shaker page - my first one!  I may have been too keen as I melted/cut the top in some places instead of sealing it. I ended up adding the washi strip on the top to try and keep it all together.

Here's the next page:


I am enjoying using smaller photos to document events. The Travelers Notebook is perfect for both standard and small photos. I'm only 2/3 the way through and my notebook is already FAT! I like big notebooks and I can not lie 😂

Materials:
Dies: Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz/Sizzix
Punch: EK Success
Stickers: Kikki-K
Stamps: Pink & Main, Citrus Twist Kits
Ink: Ranger Archival
Washi: Simple Stories
Paper: Scenic Route (grid), Teresa Collins (time flies)
Other: sequins, scrap paper,

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The First SSS Challenge for the Year

This year seems to be humming along creatively. I hope that bodes well for the rest of the year still to come.

This week's theme at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Add A Sentiment. I needed a birthday card for the bff so I knew I could Add A Sentiment to her card.  It's her birthday today! (NZ Time)  I made the card in the weekend but I didn't want to load it before her special day in case she checked my blog!  Here's what I came up with:


I really don't know what is happening with my heat embossing lately. That's two cards I've made recently that haven't embossed well. It was a new stamp set so maybe I should've 'primed' it? I also did the right thing by using my Misti but it still double stamped a little off, which is one of the reasons the embossing didn't turn out perfectly.

I did learn a lesson though: don't cut your strip for stamping before using the Misti! The stamps left no room for the magnets to hold it in place! My fix-it was to adhere my stamping piece to a bigger piece of scrap paper so that I somewhere to put the magnets. (Another reason the embossing smooshed?).

Materials:
Stamp: Studio Calico
Inks: Versamark, Studio Calico
Embossing Powder: Ranger
Embossing Folder: Sizzix
Cream Card: Stampin' Up!
Corner Chomper: WRMK
Other: Sequins, scrap paper, card base

Monday, January 15, 2018

Hello 2018!

How's 2018 treating you so far?

Today I'm loading a layout I scraplifted from @meldarcy over at Studio Calico. Scraplifting isn't something I do regularly but the design called to me (instax style photos with washi trims) and the very same kit she used arrived on my doorstep this week. How serendipitous!


The layout has been submitted to the Studio Calico January LOAW #1 challenge. The original blog post is here. The challenge is to document goals. My layout ties in to the theme because it documents one of my goals for this year (#bemoresocial) and I got 5 photos scrapped which fits another goal - craft more (#morecrafttimeplease).

Materials:
Studio Calico: Silver Lake Lodge Scrapbook kit, Goals stamp set, washi strips, planner stickers, glass slipper pigment ink.
Heidi Swapp Colour Shine (blush)
Ink: Stampin' Up! , Tim Holtz
Glitter Paper: DCWV
Punch: McGill
Word Strips: Cocoa Vanilla

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!

There is just enough time to get a post in before the the new year! Actually, it's already 2018 in New Zealand! But at least it will still say 2017 on the blog.

Here's hoping 2018 will be filled with much love, laughter and light for us all